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Capt Abner Hammond, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1762
Richmond County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1829
Baldwin County
Georgia, USA

Capt. Abner Hammond served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He was the secretary of state of Georgia (1811-1823).

He drowned near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Originally buried at at a private or family graveyard, he was reinterment at Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Ga.

He received a Federal pension and bounty land grant for his service as a Revolutionary War Veteran.


Revolutionary War veteran Abner Hammond (1762-1829) served as Secretary of State from 1811-1823. At one time he left Milledgeville for the coast in an effort to improve his health. Governor Troup took advantage of this absence by trying to oust Hammond from his position as Secretary of State. Troup issued a proclamation declaring the office vacant and announced the appointment of another man to the position. The man that Hammond had left in charge of his office refused to vacate. So Governor Troup had the locks changed on the door to the office. Eventually, a judge ruled that Hammond had not abandoned his job and issued a writ forcing Governor Troup's man to return the office to Abner Hammond.


Charles Hammond, a Revolutionary War soldier, and Elizabeth Steele had a daughter, Elizabeth, and four sons who served in the Revolution, including Abner, Charles, who was killed in the conflict, Leroy, and Samuel.[1]

Abner Hammond served as a Lieutenant and later a Captain in the South Carolina Troops. He raised a volunteer company and joined his brother Samuel at the Siege of Augusta. As a Lieutenant under Colonel William Candler, he fled from Richmond, South Carolina in 1780 and served until the Siege of Augusta in 1781. Colonel Candler later certified Hammond's Revolutionary War service, and he received a federal pension (W25753) and bounty land warrant (BL Wt3533-160-55).

Abner Hammond's first marriage was to Ann Jones. In 1803, he married Sarah Dudley who was born in Petersburg, Virginia in 1782.[2] Hammond served as Georgia's Secretary of State from 1811 to 1823. Milledgeville's Southern Recorder reported his 1829 death, noting that

"Col. Abner Hammond, an old Revolutionary patriot and formerly Secretary of State of Georgia, in returning from Milledgeville to his home on the opposite side of Fishing Creek, last Thursday afternoon, was drowned. The creek was much swollen by recent rains."

Hammond was originally buried in the family cemetery along the banks of Fishing Creek in the Hammond Cemetery in Baldwin County and later moved to Memory Hill Cemetery, Baldwin County, Georgia.

Contributor by: Ruth Davis Root ~ 2013


Son of Charles (Rev. War Sol.) and Elizabeth (Steele) Hammond

Married 1st., ...

Husband of Nancy "Ann" Hamilton (Jones) Hammond

Their children were ...

1. Sarah "Sallie" Hammond (m. Ambrose Ransom Wright)
2. William Hammond
3. George Hammond (m. Elizabeth Ward Austin)
4. Daniel Hammond (m. Lousia Brown)

Married 2nd., ...

Husband of Sarah "Sallie" (Dudley) Hammond ~ married March 27, 1803, Jefferson Co., GA

Their children were ...

1. John Hammond (m. Caroline Fort)
2. Anne Hammond (m. Peter Stubbs)
3. Elizabeth Hammond (m. Baradell Palmer Stubbs)
4. Eleanor "Ellen" Hammond
5. Charles Hammond
6. Catherine D. Hammond (m. David M. Edwards)
7. Martha Hammond
8. Mary Hammond
9. Abner Hammond, Jr. 
Family links: 
  Charles Hammond (1716 - 1794)
  Elizabeth Steele Hammond (1721 - 1798)
  Nancy Hamilton Jones Hammond (1776 - 1802)*
  Sarah Dudley Hammond (1782 - 1865)*
  Ann Hammond Stubbs (1804 - 1876)*
  Elizabeth Hammond Stubbs (1805 - 1889)*
  Abner Hammond (1809 - 1864)*
  Samuel Hammond (1757 - 1842)*
  Abner Hammond (1762 - 1829)
  Elizabeth Hammond Washington (1768 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Memory Hill Cemetery
Baldwin County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section E, Lot 36, Person #9
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 09, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7967935
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For Abner Hammond, my 4th great uncle, with love and appreciation for your service to our country.
- KHammond
 Added: Mar. 6, 2016

- Vonnie L Cantrell
 Added: Mar. 4, 2015

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
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