Name: Johann Jacob "James" Hamman ?
Given Name: Johann Jacob "James"
Birth: ABT 1735 in Germany
Death: AFT 1788 in Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,Maryland ?
LDS Baptism: status: SUBMITTED 9 Oct 2011
Endowment: status: SUBMITTED 9 Oct 2011
Sealing Child: status: SUBMITTED 9 Oct 2011
Still debatable whether we have this one correct. A few children of a "James and Mary Hammond" were baptized in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Woodsboro, MD, in the 1760s thru the 1780s. One such child was a Henry Hammond born in 1771, a birthdate that fits with my Henry Hamman. The pastor took note that the names given for James and Mary were an "English version". Furthermore, all of the families in this church were of Germanic origin. James is an anglicized version of Jacob, and Hammond is an anglicized version of Hamman. Finally, a Jacob Hamman bought land in this area of Frederick County, MD, in 1763; this same Jacob witnessed a deed for Peter Guise, no doubt the same Peter Guise who was closely affiliated with a Johannes Hamman from the late 1740s of New Jersey all the way down to early 1800s of Georgia. My particular branch of Hamman's in PA, OH, and IN, often anglicized to Hammond and in fact, the majority of my cousins today spell their name Hammond. Our family tradition is that our earliest Hamman ancestor was Jacob Hamman....
Change Date: 9 Oct 2011 at 09:08:14
James Hammond/Hamman disappears from Maryland records by the late 1780s, about the time my Henry Hamman/Hammond shows up in Pennsylvania (1791).
If the aforementioned hypothesis is correct, then it seems likely that "my" Jacob Hamman was born in around the early 1730s and would therefore likely be a younger brother of the Johannes Hamman first found in Oldwick, NJ. That Johannes Hamman was likely born in the 1720s as he had children born in the late 1740s when he first shows up in NJ. We match proven descendants of Johannes Hamman on 66 of 67 markers in a high resolution YDNA test, which is highly consistent with "Jacob and Johannes as brothers" hypothesis. However, there is still the possibility that the Jacob Hamman was an oldest son of Johannes Hamman, or possibly even a first cousin. The search for the truth continues.....
New info as of 15-Apr-2011: Recent autosomal DNA tests suggest that Phillip Hamman (1753-1832) and Henry Hamman (1771-1841) were more closely related to each other than they were to sons of Johannes Hamman (Jacob Hamman, 1755-1831 or Abraham Hamman, 1754-1844). The data suggest that Phillip and Henry were brothers and at the closest, first cousins to Abraham and Jacob. I will be updating this area of my Hamman tree as more autosomal DNA results come back....
Father: ?? Hamman b: ?? in ??
- Phillip Hamman b: 1753 in probably Germany
- Anna Hamman b: 1 Jun 1766 in Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,Maryland c: 11 Jun 1788 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church,Sp. Catharina Meichsel
- Henry Hamman b: 3 Dec 1771 in Woodsboro, Frederick Co., Maryland c: 26 Mar 1772 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church,Woodsboro,Sp. Henry Fox
- Mary Magdalena Hamman b: 2 Jul 1775 in Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,Maryland c: 25 Aug 1775 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church,Woodsboro,Sp. George and Mary Cath Fox
- Susanna Catharina Hamman b: 2 Jul 1775 in Woodsboro,Frederick Co.,Maryland c: 25 Aug 1775 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church,Woodsboro,Sp. Andrew and Susanna Cath Vogel