Hammack Family

    William HAMMACK & his wife Sarah ASHLEY daughter of Wiley ASHLEY of Colonial Families of VA m. 1822 Kanawha Co. VA & settled near the mouth of Johnson Creek about 1825. Their children: St. Clair " Sinkler" m. Catherine PHILLIPS 24 NOV 1840; Sylvester; John; Andrew; Susan; Rebecca; Cynthia & Catherine.

    Children of St. Clair & Catherine HAMMACK: Meredith, Martin & William Wiley HAMMACK.

    William Wiley HAMMACK was born 28 MAY 1854; engaged in public school teaching early in life, taught ten terms in all; was active in all the first teachers institutes commenced in the county about 1880. He m. Dicy PAXTON daughter of John & Mary (VINEYARD) PAXTON. They made their lives on Poca. Their children: Henry Lewis, William Clinton, John St. Clair, Laura May, Mary Blandis wife of Bert E. SUMMERS, Lucy Elton wife of Homer STUMP, Eva Susan wife of Harvey R. CARPER & Mary Octavia wife of Clary S. CARPER.

    Susan, daughter of William & Sarah HAMMACK, m. Peter HAMMACK nephew of her father who arrived from VA as a young man. For 30 years, Susan was an efficient midwife serving all the surrounding country. Their children: John, Perry & Elizabeth. Perry HAMMACK was county assessor 1904-1909. John & Perry owned a sawmill on Johnson creek about 1900. On unfortunate day, Perry working on a log at the carriage, while the circular saw was in motion, kicked at a clamp or pointed fastener on top of the log to bend it out of the way of the advancing saw-teeth & severed at the ankle joint. This is why he was known as the 'lame man' when he was making his campaign.

    Cynthia HAMMACK daughter of William & Sarah (ASHLEY) HAMMACK m. Presley VINEYARD Sr. & mother of 10 children.