General Joseph Martin Chapter
Cumberland Gap, TN
Cumberland Gap Patriot
Obadiah Hammonds was born on December 9, 1756 in
1776, his family had moved to NC where
Hammonds joined the
local militia in fighting Cherokee during the Cherokee wars.
Hammonds would fight
both Tories and Indians.
1781, there were more attacks by the Tories against the population
that supported the patriots than in any other year in NC history.
During June 1781 until October 1781, Tories and local Whigs who
supported the patriot cause participated in what is called Tory
war of NC.
participate in this Tory War
of the attacks include Battle of Legart Bridge, Piney Bottom
Massacre, battle of Pittsboro, Stuart creek skirmish, Spoules
ferry skirmish, Battle of Beatties Bridge, Horseshoe house
skirmish, seizure of Fayetteville, battle of Elizabethton, Battle
of Indian Branch, Battle of Mcphaul mill, Kirk farm Skirmish,
Battle of Lindley mill, and the last Tory battle in NC, the battle
of the raft swap which occurred on October 15, 1781.
Hammonds moved to
VA where he
would meet his wife Elizabeth Skaggs. On Jan 23, 1787, Hammonds
and Skaggs were married and had 1 child. In 1832,
Hammonds applied for
his revolutionary war pension. One June 1, 1849,
Hammonds died was
buried in Callebs creek cemetery. His neighbors said
Hammond’ was a very
religious man who loved God as much as his country. Today most of
Hammond’s descendents live in the
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