GEORGE W. HAMMOND
History of the Upper Ohio Valley
George W. Hammond, an energetic farmer of Marshall county, was born there July 6, 1836, the son of George and Elizabeth (Darnell) Hammond, both natives of Virginia. The father was a farmer of considerable fame, having particular success in the raising of corn. He removed to Knox county, Ind., and died there in 1841, a little over fifty years old, his wife dying in 1837, at about the same age. Of the six children born to those parents three reside in Marshall county, and one, Mrs. Sarah A. Springer, at Bellaire. George W. was reared on the farm and engaged in agriculture previous to the war, but when that struggle arose, he enlisted in October, 1861, in Company D, of the First West Virginia infantry. He served in the army of the Shenandoah valley, taking part in the battles of New
Market, Cedar Mountain, Thoroughfare Gap, Second Bull Run, Snicker's Ferry, and Moorsfield, and by his arduous service ruined his health. He was discharged November 26, 1865, after over three years in the service. He resumed farming, and in this calling has prospered. In
March, 1864, he was married to Lizzie J. Fish, daughter of William and Sarah Fish, of Marshall county, and they have five children: William L., a successful teacher, married to Lizzie Gibson; Ida M., Maggie, Martin, deceased; Roscoe, deceased. Mr. Hammond and wife are
members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and the G.A.R., and in politics is a republican.
Brant & Fuller, 1890; Vol. I, pages 701-702