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  • dannybou
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    Originally posted by last_cav1971
    Here is a quick one:

    I dont have any specifics on any of the fighting that may have taken place. Basically what I have is his enlistment papers, payroll, etc.
    Archelous Jacob Hammons; Born 1833 in Kentucky. Married to Manerva England with whom he had several children. Enlisted in the Confederate service in October 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
    Elected Captain, he served under Benjamin Caudill. I believe that the two families were connected. If Im not mistaken, John Hunt Morgan's family is related here also.
    Serving until his wife's death ca. late 1864, he was given a discharge to take care of the children. His other relatives had basically 'disowned' him because he fought for the Confederacy while they were Unionists.
    To get away from things in Kentucky, he moved with his late wife's family into southern West Virginia where he met and married Olivia Roberts. They also had several children, one of which was named Robert Lee Hammons.
    The family moved as far away from 'civilization' as they could. They made their home in Webster/Pocahontas/Nicholas/and finally Greenbrier County, WV.
    By the time of his death in 1906....(the stone says 1908, but this was taken from a land deed; actually died in 1906) he had accumulated quite a bit of land that he farmed.
    Upon his death, his property fell to my great grandfather Andrew Doc Hammons. The property is now owned by the Hollandsworth family in Alabama.

    I wish, and hope, to find more on the activities that he was involved in.

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Salus Per Christum
    Thanks Mark

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  • last_cav1971
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    Here is a quick one:

    I dont have any specifics on any of the fighting that may have taken place. Basically what I have is his enlistment papers, payroll, etc.
    Archelous Jacob Hammons; Born 1833 in Kentucky. Married to Manerva England with whom he had several children. Enlisted in the Confederate service in October 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
    Elected Captain, he served under Benjamin Caudill. I believe that the two families were connected. If Im not mistaken, John Hunt Morgan's family is related here also.
    Serving until his wife's death ca. late 1864, he was given a discharge to take care of the children. His other relatives had basically 'disowned' him because he fought for the Confederacy while they were Unionists.
    To get away from things in Kentucky, he moved with his late wife's family into southern West Virginia where he met and married Olivia Roberts. They also had several children, one of which was named Robert Lee Hammons.
    The family moved as far away from 'civilization' as they could. They made their home in Webster/Pocahontas/Nicholas/and finally Greenbrier County, WV.
    By the time of his death in 1906....(the stone says 1908, but this was taken from a land deed; actually died in 1906) he had accumulated quite a bit of land that he farmed.
    Upon his death, his property fell to my great grandfather Andrew Doc Hammons. The property is now owned by the Hollandsworth family in Alabama.

    I wish, and hope, to find more on the activities that he was involved in.

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Salus Per Christum

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  • dannybou
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    Originally posted by last_cav1971
    I have copies of all of his records from Washington.

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Care to share his bio with us?

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  • last_cav1971
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    Originally posted by Lance Williams
    At least it looks well maintained............
    They just placed it the first of this month. It will be well maintained, though. No worries there.

    Mark
    Deo Vindice

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  • last_cav1971
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    Originally posted by dannybou
    Mark can you research his CSA war records?
    I have copies of all of his records from Washington.

    Mark
    Deo Vindice

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  • Lance Williams
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    Originally posted by last_cav1971
    It was the old family home site. Beautiful farm in Greenbrier County, WV.........I would love to be able to buy it. The owner lives in Alabama and is renting the property out........hmmmmmm, money.......where to get it........

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Salus Per Christum
    At least it looks well maintained............

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  • dannybou
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    Originally posted by last_cav1971
    It was the old family home site. Beautiful farm in Greenbrier County, WV.........I would love to be able to buy it. The owner lives in Alabama and is renting the property out........hmmmmmm, money.......where to get it........

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Salus Per Christum
    Mark can you research his CSA war records?

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  • Doctor Sinister
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    Thanks for sharing the photos - I don't think you look like Himmler or Goering, but perhaps there's a hint of Doctor Evil in there.

    Dr. S.

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  • last_cav1971
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    It was the old family home site. Beautiful farm in Greenbrier County, WV.........I would love to be able to buy it. The owner lives in Alabama and is renting the property out........hmmmmmm, money.......where to get it........

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Salus Per Christum

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  • dannybou
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    Thanks for sharing that moment with us Mark. Was he buried in a military cemetary?

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  • Avalon
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    Great photos Mark ! The flags are a great idea. We're definately going to do that when we go to the Somme to find a cousin of mine. What a beautiful setting too, for your gr gr grandfather's final resting place ! it would have been a moving day. Ditto the guys.. thanks for sharing that

    Mim

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  • last_cav1971
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    Originally posted by Boonierat
    You sure look like Heinrich Himmler! (sorry couldn't help )
    With my weight..........Goerring

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Salus Per Christum

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  • last_cav1971
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    Originally posted by Jim H. Moreno
    Thanks for the pics Mark! The flags are a great addition, history and tradition are great ways to honor him.

    But, dude, get the sun outta your eyes and onto those legs!
    Been a long winter.........I lose all of my tan during the fall and winter......... Im just trying to keep my head from being sunburned.......The most comfortable haircut a person could have..........

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Salus Per Christum

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  • Secret Agent
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    Originally posted by last_cav1971
    Thanks for showing interest, guys. You can see quite clearly in the photos why I dont get in fron of the camera more often........kinda look like a Nazi or something.......i had to squint because the sun was in my face.

    Mark
    Deo Vindice
    Salus Per Christum
    Thanks for sharing them! Umm, I don't think you look like a Nazi, though.

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  • Jim H. Moreno
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    Thanks for the pics Mark! The flags are a great addition, history and tradition are great ways to honor him.

    But, dude, get the sun outta your eyes and onto those legs!

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