Phillip Hamman

Phillip Hamman

Birth
Germany
Death
1832 (aged 81–82)
Jackson County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Valley Head, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA Add to Map
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Phillip Hamman was born in 1750, in the Upper Rhineland area of Germany, which was known as the "Palatinate." It has been determined that the Phillip Hamman that arrived aboard the SS Crawford, on Oct. 16, 1772, was not this Phillip Hamman.

On Oct. 10, 1774 he fought with the 12th Virginia Regiment, in the Battle of Point Pleasant. After that, he became known as the "Savior of Greenbrier." He was discharged in 1779.

On Nov. 12, 1779, Phillip served on a jury, in Botetourt County, Virginia.

On March 3, 1780 , he married Christina Cook, the daughter of Valentine Cook, Sr., in Greenbrier County, Virginia, at Cook's Fort. Their first two children, John and a baby whose name is unknown, were born in Virginia. By 1783, they had moved westward, travelling over the famed Wilderness Trail, to Kentucky, where they settled on 2,000 acres in Fayette County. Where they lived later became part of Montgomery County. They lived there for about 40 years, and they raised their large family there.

By 1826, they had moved onto Jackson County, Alabama, where they settled near Fackler. In 1827, Phillip Hamman was ordained the first pastor of The Friendship Baptist Church, in Fackler. He and Christina lived on a 2,000-acre plantation.

Phillip died, on August 3, 1832, and he was buried on his plantation. Christina died, on January 28, 1842, while residing with her son, William Cook Hamman, near Valley Head, Alabama. She was buried beside Phillip.

Over the years, their graves were neglected. In 1972, their remains were moved to The Valley Head Cemetery. Many of their descendants are buried in this cemetery.
Phillip Hamman was born in 1750, in the Upper Rhineland area of Germany, which was known as the "Palatinate." It has been determined that the Phillip Hamman that arrived aboard the SS Crawford, on Oct. 16, 1772, was not this Phillip Hamman.

On Oct. 10, 1774 he fought with the 12th Virginia Regiment, in the Battle of Point Pleasant. After that, he became known as the "Savior of Greenbrier." He was discharged in 1779.

On Nov. 12, 1779, Phillip served on a jury, in Botetourt County, Virginia.

On March 3, 1780 , he married Christina Cook, the daughter of Valentine Cook, Sr., in Greenbrier County, Virginia, at Cook's Fort. Their first two children, John and a baby whose name is unknown, were born in Virginia. By 1783, they had moved westward, travelling over the famed Wilderness Trail, to Kentucky, where they settled on 2,000 acres in Fayette County. Where they lived later became part of Montgomery County. They lived there for about 40 years, and they raised their large family there.

By 1826, they had moved onto Jackson County, Alabama, where they settled near Fackler. In 1827, Phillip Hamman was ordained the first pastor of The Friendship Baptist Church, in Fackler. He and Christina lived on a 2,000-acre plantation.

Phillip died, on August 3, 1832, and he was buried on his plantation. Christina died, on January 28, 1842, while residing with her son, William Cook Hamman, near Valley Head, Alabama. She was buried beside Phillip.

Over the years, their graves were neglected. In 1972, their remains were moved to The Valley Head Cemetery. Many of their descendants are buried in this cemetery.