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Samantha Harriet Lammond

Female 1857 - 1936  (79 years)


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  • Name Samantha Harriet Lammond  [1
    Born 15 Jun 1857  St. Marys, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1936  Portland Cemetery, Portland, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Sep 1936  Portland, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4195  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Cortland S. Lammond,   b. 12 Aug 1831, New York State Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1913, Lawton, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane Grove,   b. 4 Aug 1831, Piqua, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1913, Lawton, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1852  Putnam County Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Henry Williams,   b. 30 Sep 1855, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1937, Portland, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1875  Elkhart County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Addie May Williams,   b. 1 Jun 1877, Wakarusa, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1960, Hillsdale, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Guy Bricker Williams,   b. 26 May 1880, Wakarusa, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1952  (Age 72 years)
     3. Harry Cortland , Sr. Williams,   b. 6 May 1883, Indiana On Sumpter's Island Near Milford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1969, Ionia, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Ray Williams,   b. 14 Nov 1886,   d. 12 Sep 1887  (Age 0 years)
     5. Arthur J. Williams,   b. 15 Feb 1892, Hillsdale, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1957, Orlando, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Carl J. Williams,   b. 19 Jan 1899, Hillsdale, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1958, Ann Arbor, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. Clela Harriet Williams,   b. 15 Nov 1902, Portland, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1993, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • written by Georgia Haines

      Samantha Harriet Lammond is believed to have been born in Saint Marys, Ohio in what is now Auglaize County. Her family, the family of Cortland and Nancy Lammond are named as residents of Putnam County, Greensburg Township, Buckeye Post Office i n the 1860 Ohio Census. The last name is not reproduced clearly, but it looks as though the spelling is Lemons, or possibly Lemond. Cortland is listed with an age of 29 and Nancy is listed with an age of 27. (Our family records show both of th em having been born the same year.) Three of their children, Levi, age 7, Samantha, age 3, and Alvaro, age 3 months, are also listed. It gives Cortland's occupation as that of "farmhand", and Nancy is indicated as not being able to read or wri te. It states that Cortland was born in New York and Nancy in Pennsylvania. According to some family sources, Nancy Jane was born in Piqua, Ohio.

      Samantha was known as "Mattie" to her family and friends. A letter written by her to her husband, which was postmarked from Lawton, Mich. on Aug 11, 1886 is on file with her great granddaughter, Pamela Reddin Luttig and great great granddaughte r, Amber Luttig. She wrote the letter in print because her husband could not read script. It is addressed in her pretty longhand script to John H Williams, then in Leslie, Michigan. She, with her two small boys, Guy and Harry, and daughter, Add ie, then age nine, were visiting the Lammond family in Lawton. The letter does not give information that tells where she and John and the family were living at that time, but it may have been Hillsdale. He very likely was just working in Lesli e as there is no record of them having lived there. They traveled by train in those days. Here is her letter in its entirety as she wrote it. There are no periods in it, and it is printed in all capital letters except for the letter "i" and a n occasional "l". The only editing done on it is double spacing where it appears that a new sentence is starting. The 3 (3 dollars) was written like a script E.

      Samantha's Letter to John:

      "DEAR HUSBAND WE GOT HERE YESTERDAY AT NOON i FOUND COYS ALL RiTE
      iT COSTE ME 50 CENTS FOR HACK IViNE NEW ME AS SOON AS SHE SEE ME WE
      HAD AGOOD TiME THEY WANT US TO STOP WHEN WE COME BACK i CAN STARTE
      HERE AT NOON AND GET HOME AT 5'OCLOCK WEARE HAViNG ANiCE TiME GUY
      AND HARRY DRiVE THE HORSE AND HAVE A BIG TIME WE HAVE ALL THE BiG
      YELLOW PEACHES WE CAN EAT THEY HAVE SHiPED all OF THARE EARLY
      PEACHES THAT iS RiPE NOW THEM THAT HAS THEM GET 3 DOLLARS ABUSHEL FOR
      THEM i Will COME HOME AS SOON AS YOU SEND THE MONEY YOU Will HAFT TO
      SEND ME MONEY ENOGH TO GET ADDiE APAiR OF SHUES THE SOLE COME OF OF
      ONE OF THEM AT JCKSON THEY WANT LASTE HER TO GET HOME SHE iS TO
      PROUD TO GO BAREFOOTED SO GOODBYE FROM YOUR WiFE MATTi"

      Another item of interest is a poem written (in longhand) about her baby that died at about age one, entitled "In Memory of Little Ray Williams". Pamela Reddin Luttig also has the original of this. The following is an unedited copy. Her poem:

      In Memory of Little Ray Williams

      How sad was the day
      When our dear little Ray,
      Was taken away,
      Up in heaven to stay.

      Oh, if he only could have said
      How he suffered in his bed.
      With upraised eyes and little head
      Looking around the room and bed.

      The hour of five had past
      How plain we saw it was his last.

      How pretty still he looked that hour.
      And we done all that was in our power
      To save our darling through that hour.
      But Oh there was a greater power.

      Some research notes:
      1860 Census--Living in Putnam County, Greensburg Twp. OH with parents.
      1870 Census--Living in Elkart County, Olive Twp Wakurusa, IN, age 12, with parents.
      1880 census--Elkart Co, IN-- not found,husband John is listed with his parents.
      1900 Census--at 147 Spring St., Hillsdale, MI with John, Harry, Arthur, and Carl

  • Sources 
    1. [S245] GEDCOM file imported on 18 Oct 2003.

    2. [S37] Clela Williams Van Amburg.