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Obediah HAMMON
Posted by: DENNIS GLASSCOCK (ID *****3981) Date: July 12, 2006 at 05:32:03
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I would like to know if I have any Hammons relatives in North Carolina who date back to Obediah Hammon of Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Obediah HAMMON's name appears on the Petition for the Formation of Buncombe County. State of North Carolina
25th Sept 1790

State of North Carolina 25th Sept. 1790
Burke County

The Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now Sitting at Fayette Ville.
he Petition of the Inhabitants of that part of Burke County lying west of the Appalachian Mountain Most Humbly Sheweth
That the local Situation of your Petitioners renders it exceedingly difficult and (in the winter season of the year) almost impossible to attend at the Court House of said County as Jurors, witnesses, &c., a number of the inhabitants on the west side of said mountain living seventy or eighty miles distance from said Court House and several very bad mountains to cross.
And by annexing or adding that part of Rutherford County lying west of the Apalachian Mountain to that part of Burke County west of the Mountain, your Petitioners conceive that there would be a sufficient number of inhabitants to form a respectable County -- Therefore Hope your Honours will take their case under your most prudent consideration and in your Wisdom grant them a Separate County if you should consider expedient, as your Petitioners Humbly conceive it would conduce to the ease & Convenience of Inhabitants, and your Petitioners will every pray.

Obediah Hammon's name on fourth sheet of names following this petition.

Obediah Hammon's name on 1778 Rowan County Tax List of North Carolina.
Capt. Lyon's District
Obediah Hammon 375
William Hammond 178

Will of PETER HAMMONDS Sr. 1 Mar 1788 probate 1788. From Abstracts of Wills and Estates Records of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1805
Planter, Wife, Elizabeth. Oldest son William to have L18 bond Va. currency due me. Sons Peter (1 sh.) and Elijah. Son Elijah to pay Linch Durram and Elizabeth Waters L50. Dau: Mary, Son-in-law John Harrison. No exrs. Wit: Jesse Adams, Hugh Harry, Nathaniel Arrowood.

The residents in the Eleventh and Twelfth Companies of Burke County lived in what is present day Yancey (western part), Madison, and northern Buncombe Counties (north of the Swannanoa River.) This would have included Jack's Creek, Reem's Creek, Beaverdam, Cane(y) River, Turkey Creek and Newfound Creek, to name a few.

Twelfth Company, Burke County, North Carolina 1790
Obadiah Hamons
1 Male 16+
0Male 16-
3 Female

Peter Hamons
1 Male 16+
3 Male 16-
2 Female

From the Greenbrier West Virginia, Marriage Book
Obadiah Hammons to Elisabeth Scaggs 23 Jan 1787 by Rev. John Alderson First Linville Baptist Church

From Buncombe County, North Carolina, Obediah Hammon moved to Clinch River, Tennessee about 1801. From there he moved to Knox County, Kentucky.

I would like to know if anyone in North Carolina is descended from him.
Dennis Glasscock

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