Submitted by Vorease Wilson
Hammonds had died of cholera as had several of his family. Caleb was the
first one interred there. One of his sons, Green Hammonds, waited on the
cholera victims and as they passed away, wrapped them in their feather beds and
hauled them to the spot and buried them. No one was able or anxious to
help for fear the disease was so fatal. He said they were hauled on a sled
drawn by a horse. Caleb had two brothers, Jack and William. Caleb
had a daughter Rachel and five sons, Ward, James, Edward, John, and Green
found on tombstone in graveyard on farm of Mrs. Mae Cannon, Cowan,
Caroline Matilda Ann Hammond, Jan 24, 1841 – Nov 20, 1916; “Gone but not forgotten.” This was the last burial in the
graveyard. William Harrison Hammonds preached her funeral. She was
the daughter of William W. Hammonds & Dorcas Spencer. She was 75 years old
and a school teacher, and sister of Eliza Hammonds.
Eliza Hammonds, Jan 24, 1845 – Feb 25, 1878; wife of A. E. Collins.
She was the daughter of W. W. Hammonds & Dorcas Spencer, sister of
Caroline, and 33 years old.
John Thomas Hammonds, Jan 13, 1889 – Apr 11, 1890; son of John Fleming
Hammonds & Hester Ann Reed. “There lies my sweet babe I Hope to meet
In Heaven.” Brother of Charles Tilton Hammonds, William Harrison
Hammonds & Ora Hammonds
William Hammonds, Jan 22, 1877 – Jun 6, 1878; son of W. R. Hammonds
& V. Howard.
W. W. Hughes, Apr 1891 – 1901. Walter Hughes, brother of John Hughes who
married Mary Rachel Hammonds. Mary was the daughter of John S. Hammonds.
Infant daughter of J. M. & Zada Hughes, died Aug 3, 1884. “At rest
in the Kingdom
E. C. Hammonds, 1825 – May 8, 1863,
Mary Alice Hammonds, Sep 13, 1885 – Dec 16, 1885; daughter of John
Fleming Hammonds & Hester Ann Reed, sister of Charles Tilton Hammonds,
William Harrison Hammonds & Ora Hammonds Furn. “Sleep on dear child
& take thy rest in Jesus’ arms forever blest”
Dorcas Spencer, Jul 18, 1818 – Mar 4, 1884, consort of William W. Hammonds