John Thomas Hammons
April (Mills) Hammons
Obediah &Elizabeth(Skaggs) Hammons, Jr.
Obediah &Elizabeth "Betty" (Peillen-Stewart) Hammons, Sr.
paternal g-grandparents:Thomas James Ambrose & Unknown Hammons
maternal g-grandparents:William &Winifred(Everett) Pullen/Peillen
b: 14 Aug 1801 TN
d: 14 Aug 1855
April (aka Apsley) Mills
on 16 Aug 1829, in Knox Co, KY
Nasby &Esther(Haddock) Mills
Nasby &Nancy Ann(Elks) Mills
John G. &Rhoda(Taylor) Haddock
b: Jan 1811 Knox Co, KY
d: Aft 1900
April married her 2nd husband, Thomas Gordon Gambrel,
on 20 Oct 1870, in Knox Co, KY. Thomas is the son of
John &Nellie(LNU) Gambrel
He had several children by his 1st wife Catherine Woolum,
one of which (Rosa) married John & April's son James.
was provided by
Kathy (Hubbard) Hanlon
To visit Kathy's World Connect file at Rootsweb.com,
"Hubbard Family Tree"
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Besides lineage info, her files list lots of detailed sources.
THANKS, CUZ KATHY, FOR SHARING!
were generously provided to us by their granddaughter
Kathi Flynn Warren
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this "Elizabeth/John" branch
was generously provided to us by
Mary (Hignite) Strickland
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Terry Douglas Creasy
(Terry also provided other assorted updates)
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son of William &Mariah(Green) Broughton,
grandson of William &Elizabeth(Nicholson), and g-grandson of
Job &Mary "Polly"(Lewis) Broughton
Thomas's biological mother is an unknown Hammons who was born
between 1830 and 1853 in Knox Co, KY, one of the eight daughters of
John Thomas &Apsley(Mills) Hammons, but which one I do not know--yet.
Perry Broughton was first married to Susannah Hammons, on 15 Nov 1860,
daughter of Edwin &Mary "Polly"(Cole) Hammons, granddaughter of
Obediah &Elizabeth(Skaggs) Hammons
Perry married his second wife, Catherine Taylor, on 01 Sep 1887,
daughter of John F. &Esther Jane(Gambrel) Taylor,
granddaughter of Nelson &Belle(Rice) Taylor, g-granddaughter of
Cornelius &Sarah(Walker) Taylor
But apparently, in about 1867, Perry must have had an affair with
one of John's & Apsley's daughters. This resulted in her getting
pregnant and having my grandfather who was, of course, illegitimate.
Apparently, John's & Apsley's son, Thomas Gordon Hammons (b: Abt 1834),
and his wife Roda (Jackson) Hammons, probably decided that it was in
the baby's/child's best interest that they raise him as a Hammons
(along with their other children) to avoid the stigma of being
illegitimate or a bastard. Thomas was the child's blood uncle, Roda
proved to be loving mother, this way Thomas also protected his
distraught sister from any other harm
- - - and Perry Broughton faded into the background.
Patsy Ann Koerner (now deceased) wrote in a 1977 letter that "I have
found through reliable sources that the father of my great-grandfather,
Thomas Gordon Hammons, was Perry Broughton. The Broughtons look just
like great-grandpa . . . I think the Broughton people are fine people.
I am still working on great grandpa's true mother
. . . she may or may not have been a Hammons."
One distant cousin said, "I would guess the fact Perry Broughton was
his [Thomas's] father wasn't common knowledge outside of the
family but my grandmother's family sure knew, and he was said to be
very 'near and dear' to my great-grandmother who had his photo.
She called him "Uncle."
I guess we are fortunate in the respect that Thomas Gordon Hammons
is in the middle of such well known families.
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