Hamm, Mrs. Helen (Phillips), is a daughter of Andrew and Julia (Sliter) Phillips, he a native of Greenish, born
in 1809; and she of Sand Lake, born in 1815. The grandparents were James and Dorathea (Weatherwax) Phillips, he
an English Yankee and she a Hollander. The parents of Dorathea Weatherwax settled on a farm of 300 acres in the
Weatherwax neighborhood. Andrew Phillips was put on the farm at the age of fourteen and given full charge at sixteen
years of age. He was a successful man from the beginning, cleared the farm, paid for it, and made many other improvements.
He died in 1880, and Mrs. Phillips died in 1883. In 1869 Helen married Thaddeus A., son of Henry Hamm, of North
Greenbush. To Mr. and Mrs. Hamm two sons have been born; Warden H., born March 6, 1870, and drowned in the Hudson
River in 1877, and Merrill L., born March 27, 1875. He had been blind from birth and was educated at the Blind
Institute, Batavia, where he took a seven years' course; he is a professional piano player and tuner. Mr. and Mrs.
Hamm were engaged in farming for three years in Poestenkill, and in 1880 took charge of the homestead farm of eighty
eight acres, where they make a specialty of small fruits, and have five acres of berries.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
Names A to F
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