Hammac family history revisited

Published 4:54 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2009

By Staff
This week I’m continuing with some material on the Hammac family that I shared about last week. The information I’m sharing this week is some that I found on-line at genforum.com. You might want to check out this website, because it is really good. But don’t take everything there to be the truth. People post their owne information on the site and it could be wrong.
Anyway, one of Joshua Hammac’s daughters, Ellen Hammac appears in both the 1850 and 1860 US Federal Censuses in Conecuh County and then in Escambia County with her father Joshua Hammac. Census records place her birth as around 1842. By 1870 she is listed as Ellen Beal. Though, to my knowledge documentation does not exist, Ellen was reportedly married to a John Beal. According to Hammack researchers John died in the War Between the States leaving Ellen a widow. Ellen seems to have additional children after the war and even between the 1870 and 1880 censuses that carry the Beal name. The father(s) of these children is/are unknown and thus I am listing them as the children of Ellen Hammac Beal and unknown:
1. William Beal, born about 1859;
2. Annie E. Beal (born October 14, 1862 in Alabama and died April 18, 1942 with burial in Range Cemetery) married Daniel Weaver Nov. 16, 1882. She is found in 1900, 1910, and 1920 Federal Censuses in Conecuh County with daughters Mary, Martha, Cameran, Georgia, Lula, Carlie, Minnie, Addie and Ruby. Addie is buried in Range Cemetery (Addie M. Weaver Lewis b. May 22, 1899, d. May 5, 1980, wife of William Tom Lewis);
3. John Beal, born about 1863, Alabama, married Frances Laura Hammac June 19, 1889. Found in US Federal Censuses for 1900, 1910, and 1920 in Escambia County, Florida with family. Had children Mary E., Humbert, Stella, John, Jessie (male), Bessie, and Willie (male); 
4. Willoughby Albert “Wib” Beal, born about 1865, Alabama, died 1947, Escambia County, Florida. Named after his uncle Willoughby Hammack. Found in 1920, 1930 US Federal Census, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida with wife Martha Jane Kinsey, children (Sarah, Frank Lee, Clarice, Ernestine , Mary, John H., and Ruth), nephew Ray F. Kee (age 15) in 1920 census and cousins William F. Trawick and Jamie Trawick (female, widowed age 51) in 1930 census;
5. Joshua Beal, born about 1868, Alabama. Named after his grandfather Joshua Hammack;
6. Henry Beal, born about 1868, Alabama, was a twin to Joshua, likely named after his uncle Henry Hammack;
7. Hattie L. Beal, born in March of 1873, Alabama. Married Henry P. Jacobson  (Escambia County Marriage between Miss H. F. Beal and Henry P. Jackson Nov 28, 1887) . Family records state that both Hattie Beal and Ellen Crutchfield married a Henry P. Jackabson. In 1900 Monroe County, Alabama a Henry P. Jackson (occupation listed as school teacher) is found with wife Hattie (born March 1873) and daughter Lucza and sons Henry, Andreas, and Ezra. In 1910 Monroe County Hattie is listed with sons Andrew Christan, Ezra D., Joseph, and Ether. In 1920 Hattie appears in Monroe County, Alabama and is listed as divorced with sons Ezra, Ether, and William. In 1920 Conecuh a Henry P. Jacobson (age 69, b. Penn of Danish parents) is listed with wife Ellen (age 40) and daughters Ollie M. (age 8) and Ella (age 6). Henry also appears with wife Ellen C in 1910, no children and years married stated as 1; 8. Martha A. Beal, (born April 9, 1878, Alabama and died July 19, 1953, buried in Range Cemetery). Married 1. Ransom Hammac (reportedly a grandson of Martha’s uncle), 2. George Rigdon. Found in 1910 US Federal Census with Ransom Hammac, 1920 US Federal Census with George Rigdon (Alabama death index lists a Ransom Hammac as dying in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama February 8, 1916). Children by Ransom are likely Carey Mack, Mabry L, Bessie and Daisy. Children by George Rigdon are likely Sadie and Edward. 9.       Serena “Renia” Tappen Beal (born June 11, 1881, Alabama died Oct 21, 1964 in Escambia County, Alabama), married Stephen Bryant Crutchfield. It was reported by Renia’s descendants that her mother died when she was young and Renia was raised by her siblings. Both Renia and Stephen are buried in the Range Cemetery.
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Until next week, happy hunting.