Descendants of John Ham

Generation No. 3

 

3. WILLIAM3 HAM (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1815 in Alexander County, North Carolina. He married ELIZABETH W/O WILLIAM HAM Abt. 1845. She was born Abt. 1815.

 

Notes for WILLIAM HAM:

Information on William Ham (b.c. 1815) & family group from Church of the Latter Day Saints IGI (North Carolina), pp.10,218-10,226). This source also gives birthdates for John J. Ham's first three sons and the marriage date for Elvira Ham & Harrison Mason. In this source, all references to John Ham (d. 1811) are for Rowan Co.

 

More About WILLIAM HAM and ELIZABETH HAM:

Marriage: Abt. 1845

 

Children of WILLIAM HAM and ELIZABETH HAM are:

i. EMELINE4 HAM, b. 1846.

ii. R. A. HAM, b. 1848.

iii. J. A. HAM, b. 1849.

iv. NANCY HAM, b. 1850.

v. A. F. HAM, b. 1851.

vi. S. G. HAM, b. 1852.

vii. H. HAM, b. 1853.

viii. M. JOSIAH HAM, b. 1855.

 

 

4. JOHN JEFFERSON3 HAM (JOHN2, JOHN1)34 was born 181535, and died 1867. He married ELVIRA BOWLES Abt. 1844, daughter of JOHN BOLES and CLARISSA. She was born February 24, 1826, and died 1894 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

 

Notes for JOHN JEFFERSON HAM:

John J. Ham listed as son in the will of John Ham, whose wife was listed as Esther Ham

 

The site of John Jefferson Ham's grave is unknown, although there are unmarked graves adjacent to his parents and sister Mary at the Snow Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery. Some of his other siblings and their families are buried elsewhere in this cemetery. [Does the church maintain any records of burials?]

 

family group from Church of the Latter Day Saints IGI (North Carolina), pp.10,218-10,226). This source also gives birthdates for John J. Ham's first three sons and the marriage date for Elvira Ham & Harrison Mason.

 

CENSUS

1850 Census of Alexander Co., NC, p.143b, shows this family living near John Bowles: Dwelling #609; Family #609; Name: John J. Ham; age 38; male; laborer; Place born: NC; 1 Adults who cannot read or write. Also listed in this household: Elvira Ham, age 24, female, Place born: NC; William Ham, age 5, male, NC; Thomas Ham, age 3, male, NC; John Ham, age 1, male, NC

 

1860 Census of Iredell Co., NC, pp.121-122, shows this family living adjacent to Esther Ham, who is next to Silas Ham. Listed on page No. 81 of 1860 Census, Iredell Co., North Carolina, Family number in order of visitation is #591, between Esther Ham & Polly/Mary, #590, and Elijah and Eleanor Hicks, #592 who I believe to be parents of Sara Hicks Ham. This would also coincide with age of male, on the borderline of "between 10-15 or 15-20" in the 1830 Census Iredell, N. Carolina. Dwelling #613; Family #591; Name: John J. Ham; age 45; male; Farmer; Estate $130; Place born: NC. Also listed in Dwelling #613: Elvira Ham, age 30, female, Wife; Thos F. Ham, age 13, male, attended school with one year; Martha Ham, age 11, female, attended school within one year; Mary Ham, age 10, female; Lafayette Ham, age 7, male; Franklin, age 6, male

 

LAND

Jefferson Ham to David Ham for $100.00 to secure debts: 296 acres joining John Ham, William H. Lyon, Benjamin Dobson. Iredell Co. N.C. Deed Book V, p. 135. 28 Feb 1842.

 

John Ham to David F. Ham for $1.00 to secure debts: 296 acres on Little Rocky Creek joining William H. Lyons and others. Iredell Co., N.C. Deed Book U, p. 572. 7 Apr 1843.

 

David F. Ham, trustee for John J. Ham, to William Watts for $111.00: 277 acres on Little Rocky Creek joining John Ham, Holland, Benjamin Dobson, William Hill Lyons. Iredell Co. Deed Book W, p. 232. 26 Apr 1844.

 

 

 

 

More About JOHN JEFFERSON HAM:

Burial: Snow Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina in an unmarked grave

Estate Papers: 1867

 

Notes for ELVIRA BOWLES:

Elvira (Bowles) Ham Mason is buried next to son S.L. "Fate" Hamm at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, TN. Also buried with them are Frank Hamm and Mary Hamm Norman. Birth and death dates for all are from their respective headstones. Note that the birth dates for Fate and Mary are too close together for both to be accurate.

 

North Carolina marriage records show that Elvira Ham married Harrison Mason in Iredell Co. on February 16, 1869. Their daughter, America, was born July 15, 1869, in Oliver Springs, Anderson Co., TN. According to the 1850 Census of Alexander Co., NC, Harrison Mason was fifteen years younger than Elvira Ham.

 

More About ELVIRA BOWLES:

Burial: New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

 

More About JOHN HAM and ELVIRA BOWLES:

Marriage: Abt. 1844

 

Children of JOHN HAM and ELVIRA BOWLES are:

i. WILLIAM N.4 HAM, b. 1845; d. Aft. January 19, 1861.

 

Notes for WILLIAM N. HAM:

William does not appear with his family in the 1860 Census; he was alive, however, because his uncle, Silas Stanley Ham, gave him the mule colt on the following January 19th. William, aged about 15, may have been living and working on another farm.

 

"S.S. Ham for the sum of $1 and for love and affection he has for William N. Ham, minor son of John Ham, conveys to him a mule colt, about 9 months old." Iredell Co., NC, Deed Book 2, p.447. 19 Jan 1861.

 

ii. THOMAS F. HAM35, b. 1847.

 

Notes for THOMAS F. HAM:

1860 CENSUS: #M653-902/pg. #81 13 y.o., M., born North Carolina District N. of Yadkin River, Iredell Co., North Carolina, Snow Creek P.O.

 

iii. JOHN HAM, b. 1849; d. Bef. 1860.

iv. MARTHA E. HAM35, b. November 05, 1850; d. May 28, 1911; m. HUGH H. GARNER, August 06, 1874; b. Abt. 1850, Of Anderson County, Tennessee.

 

Notes for MARTHA E. HAM:

1860 CENSUS: #M653-902/pg. #81 11 y.o., F., born North Carolina District N. of Yadkin River, Iredell Co., North Carolina, Snow Creek P.O.

 

More About HUGH GARNER and MARTHA HAM:

Marriage: August 06, 1874

 

v. MARY HAM35, b. August 10, 1855; d. September 01, 1932, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; m. SAM NORMAN, December 19, 1875; b. Abt. 1850, Of Anderson County, Tennessee.

 

Notes for MARY HAM:

1860 CENSUS: #M653-902/pg. #81 10 y.o., F., born North Carolina District N. of Yadkin River, Iredell Co., North Carolina, Snow Creek P.O.

 

More About MARY HAM:

Burial: New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

 

More About SAM NORMAN and MARY HAM:

Marriage: December 19, 1875

 

7. vi. SIMPSON LAFAYETTE "FATE" HAMM, b. February 05, 1856, Tennessee; d. July 18, 1930, Oakridge, Tennessee.

vii. DOVIE HAM, b. December 19, 1858; d. May 02, 1943; m. (1) CHARLES W. SCARBOROUGH; b. Abt. 1858, Of Anderson County, Tennessee; m. (2) LAFAYETTE PARKER, January 24, 1882; b. Abt. 1858, Of Anderson County, Tennessee.

 

More About LAFAYETTE PARKER and DOVIE HAM:

Marriage: January 24, 1882

 

viii. ELAM FRANKLIN "FRANK" HAM35, b. September 28, 1859; d. November 29, 1941, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; m. EFFIE W/O ELAM FRANKLIN "FRANK" HAM, Modesto, California; b. Abt. 1859.

 

Notes for ELAM FRANKLIN "FRANK" HAM:

1860 CENSUS: #M653-902/pg. 81 6 y.o., M., born North Carolina District N. of Yadkin River, Iredell Co., North Carolina, Snow Creek P.O.

 

More About ELAM FRANKLIN "FRANK" HAM:

Burial: New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

 

More About ELAM HAM and EFFIE HAM:

Marriage: Modesto, California

 

ix. CLARA JANE HAM, b. June 07, 1860; d. August 30, 1939; m. WILLIAM CALVIN SCARBOROUGH; b. Abt. 1860, Of Anderson County, Tennessee.

x. LUCINDA HAM, b. 1866; m. BILL GAMBLE; b. Abt. 1866, Of Anderson County, Tennessee.

 

 

5. ELIZABETH3 HAM (JOHN2, JOHN1)36,37 was born March 29, 181638,39, and died May 11, 1899 in Iredell County, North Carolina40,41. She married BENJAMIN DOBSON42,43, son of JOSEPH DOBSON and HANNAH. He was born July 30, 1810 in Iredell County, in the area that was Rowan County, North Carolina/Iredell Co., NC44, and died August 21, 1879 in Iredell County, North Carolina44.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH HAM:

Elizabeth Dobson listed as daughter of John Ham, whose wife was listed as Esther Ham

 

Documentation from Virginia Elizabeth Tomlinson, wife of Hobart Howell who is descended from John Ham/Esther Hair, Silas S. Ham/Sarah Hicks, Sarah A. Ham/ Tyra Glenn Howell. 1996 living in Street, MD. Has done extensive research on Ham family.

 

Elizabeth married Benjamin Dobson. (Benjamin Dobson was born on 30 Jul 1810, died on 21 Aug 1879 in NC and was buried in Statesville, NC, Snow Creek Cem..)

 

 

More About ELIZABETH HAM:

Burial: Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina45,46

Died 2: age 83 y, 1m, 12d; wf of Benjamin Dobson46

Nicknames: "Aunt Bet"

Religion: Bet. 1870 - 1875, Snow Creek Methodist Church - membership roll

 

More About BENJAMIN DOBSON:

Burial: Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina46

Died 2: 69y 21d; son of Joseph & Hannah Dobson46

 

Children of ELIZABETH HAM and BENJAMIN DOBSON are:

8. i. RUFUS BENJAMIN4 DOBSON, b. January 06, 1852; d. June 03, 1931, Iredell County, N. C..

ii. JOSEPH ALEXANDER DOBSON47, b. Abt. 1854.

iii. JOHN MILES DOBSON48, b. Abt. 1856.

 

 

6. SILAS STANLEY3 HAM (JOHN2, JOHN1)49,50 was born June 19, 1826 in Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina51, and died March 31, 1890 in Iredell County, North Carolina51. He married SARAH ELIZABETH HICKS52 July 01, 1852 in Iredell County, North Carolina53, daughter of ELIJAH HICKS and ELEANOR JOHNSON. She was born January 04, 1831 in Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina54, and died October 04, 1907 in Iredell County, North Carolina54.

 

Notes for SILAS STANLEY HAM:

from Susan Bullock [graphicd@interpath.com]

Silas Stanley Ham md.Sarah E. Hicks Jul 01, 1852

Landmark Newspaper - Statesville 1900-1908 (Abstract)

Ham, Sarah, Mrs. - Aged about 75 years, Widow of Silas Ham died Sept. 4, 1907 at her home in the Snow Creek community of Iredell Co. Survived by 10 children: Christopher, Henry, R.S., Mrs. J.M. Webber, Mrs. Alvis Lambert (All of Iredell Cty); Mrs. Howell of Wilkes County; J.W. Ham of Concord, Cabarrus Co.; Joseph & Milas of Elwood, Ind.; Martin A. of Tampa, Fl.

Buried Snow Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, Row #20, Iredell County, North Carolina, listed as S. S. Ham.

Will Book 5, pg 341 - NC Archives - Iredell County - 1890

 

CENSUS

1850 census: #M432-634/page 409, 23 y.o., M., Farmer, born North Carolina, Iredell County, North Carolina

 

1860 census: #M653-902/page 80, 34 y. o., M., Farmer, R. E. $1,700, Personal Property $580, District on North of Yadkin River, Iredell County, North Carolina / Snow Creek P. O.; Dwelling #610; Family # 589, Name: Silas Ham, age 34, male, Farmer, Real Estate $1,200; Personal Property $580; Place born: NC; Also listed in this household: Sarah Ham, age 26, female, Wife, NC; Thos F Ham, age 7, male, NC, 1 attended school within one year; John W Ham, age 5, male, 1 attended school within one year; Martin A Ham, age 4, male, NC; Letitia E Ham, age 2, female, NC; Miles A Ham, age 4/12 mo., male, NC; Wm Nesbitt, age 17, male, Daylaborer, NC, 1 attended school within 1 year.

 

1860 Census of Iredell Co., NC, pp.121-122, shows this family living adjacent to Esther Ham, who is next to Silas Ham.

Dwelling#610; Family#589; Name: Silas Ham; age 34; male; Farmer; Real Estate: $1,200; Personal Estate: $580; Place born: NC; Also listed with this household: Sarah Ham, age 26, female, Wife, born NC; Thos F Ham, age 7, male, attended school within one year, born NC; John W Ham, age 5, male, born NC, attended school within one year; Martin A Ham, age 4, male, born NC; Letitia E Ham, age 2, female, born NC; Miles A Ham, age 4/12, male; Wm Nesbitt, age 17, male, Daylaborer, born NC, attended school within one year

 

Dwelling #612; Family # 590; Name: Esther Ham, age 70, female, Widow, Estate: $50, born NC; Also listed in Family #590: Name: Mary Ham; age 40; female; born NC

 

Dwelling #613; Family #591; Name: John J. Ham, age 45, male, Farmer, Estate: $130, born NC; Also listed in Family #591: Elvira Ham, age 30, female, Wife; Thos F. Ham, age 13, male, born NC, attended school within one year; Martha Ham, age 11, female, born NC, attended school within one year; Mary Ham, age 10, female; Lafayette Ham, age 7, male; Franklin Ham, age 6, male

 

Dwelling #?614; Family #592; Name: Elijah Hicks; Wife: Eleanor

 

1870 census: #M593-1144/page 162, 44 y.o., M., W., Farmer, R. E. $1,000, Personal Property $600, Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell County, North Carolina / Sweet Hose P.O

 

1880 census: #79-969/A-234, W., M., 53, Married, Farmer, Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell County, North Carolina

1880 CENSUS: #T9-969/A-234 W., M., 53, Marr., Farmer, Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell Co., North Carolina

 

Silas S. Ham had given William N. Ham a colt. "S.S. Ham for the sum of $1 and for love and affection he has for William N. Ham, minor son of John Ham, conveys to him a mule colt, about 9 months old." Iredell Co., NC, Deed Book 2, p.447. 19 Jan 1861.

 

LAND TRANSACTION

description shows Ham (probably Silas or Esther) owning land on Little Rocky Creek. Iredell Co. N.C., Deed Book 3, p. 362. 23 Oct 1862.

 

CHURCH

At his wife's urging, Silus built a brush arbor and hired a minister. This eventually came to be known as Ham's Grove Baptist Church, named after Silus' wife, Sarah (E. Hicks). Their daughter "Aunt Bett" organized and taught Sunday School and Bible lessons. Their daughter, Betty, organized the Sunday School. Information in Heritage ofIredell Co. states "in 1913 Charles (Horne) bought the old Friendship Church building which was being removed for a new building, moved it to a portion of land belonging to Silus Ham where services were being held in a brush arbor, bought this land and donated it and the church building to form Hams Grove Baptist Church." Silas S. Ham fought in Civil War (source: Laura E. Ham Neepier, granddaughter)

 

Note from an email from Audrey Hamm Dominoski.

"articles on the Dobson and Ham families that were published in the Heritage of Iredell County. They hadn't seen them so were delighted. There was no church for John and Esther's family to worship in so she was instrumental in having a brush arbor cleared on their property to use for this purpose. I quote from Article #275 Heritage of Iredell County: "In 1913 Charles (Horne) bought the old Friendship Church building which was being removed for a new building, moved it to a portion of land belonging to Silus Ham where services were being held in a brush arbor, bought this land and donated it and the church building to form Ham's Grove Baptist Church. Wilford (Horne), C.H. Horne, and John W. Jordan were the first deacons of this church." Charles' and Wilford's brother Webb married Myrtle Ham. The church still rests on the original timbers that were laid for the foundation, even after a couple remodelings!

 

 

More About SILAS STANLEY HAM:

Burial: Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina54

Interests: The Hams and Hicks plantations joined. 12 children.

Will: 1890, Will Book 5, pg 341 - NC Archives, Co.: 054; Original: CTY55,56

 

Notes for SARAH ELIZABETH HICKS:

buried at Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery,

Row # 20, listed as Sarah E. HICKS Ham, wife of S. S. Ham

Sarah founded Ham's Grove Baptist Church

 

born January 04, 1831 in North Carolina,

died October 04, 1907 in Iredell County, North Carolina

 

1860 census: #653-902/page # 80

26 y.o., F., wife, born North Carolina

District North of Yadkin River, Iredell County, North Carolina, Snow Creek P.O.

 

1870 census: #M593-1144/page # 162

40 y.o., F., W., Keeping house, born North Carolina

Sharpesburg Twp. Iredell County, North Carolina, Sweet Hose P.O.

 

1880 census: #T9-969/page #A-234

W.,F., 49, wife, married, keeping house

Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell County, North Carolina

 

1900 census: #T623-1202/(183) Sheet A4 (3801)

Head, W., F., Jan. 1831, Wd. 3, 3, North Carolina

Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell County, North Carolina

 

More About SARAH ELIZABETH HICKS:

Burial: Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina57

Interests: The Hams and Hicks plantations joined.

Religion: Ham's Grove Baptist Church, northern Iredell County

Residence: Sarah Hicks, her brother, Milus Hicks, and Silas Stanley Ham were all neighbors

 

Marriage Notes for SILAS HAM and SARAH HICKS:

Silas S. Ham marries Sarah E. Hicks July 1, 1852 by A. P. Sharpe, J. P. (Justice of the Peace)

 

More About SILAS HAM and SARAH HICKS:

Marriage: July 01, 1852, Iredell County, North Carolina58

 

Children of SILAS HAM and SARAH HICKS are:

9. i. THOMAS FRANKLIN "TOM"4 HAM, b. February 16, 1853, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina; d. July 04, 1907, Statesville, Iredell County, N. C..

10. ii. JOHN WILLIAM HAM, b. January 01, 1855, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina; d. September 10, 1935, Iredell County, North Carolina.

11. iii. MARTIN AUGUSTUS HAM, b. October 16, 1856, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina; d. January 07, 1917, Iredell County, in the area that was Rowan County, North Carolina.

12. iv. ELLEN LUTICIA HAM, b. August 21, 1858, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina; d. 1910.

13. v. MILAS A. HAM, b. March 21, 1860, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina; d. 1917, Elworth, Indiana.

vi. ESTHER ELIZABETH HAM59,60, b. April 16, 1862, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina61,62,63; d. September 18, 1939, Iredell County, N. C.64,65; m. WILEY ALVIS LAMBERT66; b. January 29, 188467; d. September 23, 1973, Iredell County, N. C.67.

 

More About ESTHER ELIZABETH HAM:

Burial: Snow Creek Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina68

Interests: 6th child of Silus & Sarah Ham, had no children

 

More About WILEY ALVIS LAMBERT:

Burial: Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina68

 

14. vii. SILAS ROBERT HAM, b. February 12, 1865, Sharpesburg Twp, Iredell County, North Carolina; d. December 24, 1926, Iredell County, North Carolina.

viii. HENRY K. HAM69, b. October 08, 1867, Iredell County, North Carolina70,71; d. November 08, 1930, Iredell County, North Carolina72,73.

 

Notes for HENRY K. HAM:

1870 CENSUS: #M593-1144/#162 3 years old; M., W., born: North Carolina Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell Co., North Carolina

 

1880 CENSUS: T9-969/A-234 W., M., 13 y.o., Son, Single, Farmhand Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell Co., North Carolina

 

PEDIGREE CHART from Betty Howell, wife of Hobart Howell descendant of John Ham/ Esther Hair, Silas Ham/Sarah Hicks, Adeline Ham/Tyra Howell. Source. Source

 

PEDIGREE CHART: "It is said that Henry was in love with Sally Edwards' (his brother Miles' wife) crippled sister. However, when Henry was only about 21 years old, he went one day to help his brother-in-law Tyra Howell, work in the wheat field at Tyra's farm. Henry was just recovering from the measles. He got too hot working in the field (probably a heat stroke) and that combined with his weakened condition from the measles, affected his brain. He never recovered. For most of the remainder of his life he was in the State Mental Hospital in Morgantown, NC. He is buried in the cemetery on the old home plantation, Ham's Grove, Statesville, NC." Henry never married.

 

 

 

More About HENRY K. HAM:

Burial: Hams Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Iredell Co., NC74,75

 

ix. JOSEPH L. "JOE" HAM, b. September 23, 1869, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina75; d. December 28, 1946, Washougal, Washington75.

 

Notes for JOSEPH L. "JOE" HAM:

1870 CENSUS: #M593-1144/Pg. #162 1 y.o., M., W., born North Carolina Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell Co., North Carolina

 

1880 CENSUS: #T9-969/A-234 W., M., 11 y.o., Son, Single, Farmhand Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell Co., North Carolina

 

PEDIGREE CHART from Betty Howell, wife of Hobart Howell descendant of John Ham/ Esther Hair, Silas Ham/Sarah Hicks, Adeline Ham/Tyra Howell. Joseph never married.

 

NOTES from PEDIGREE CHART: "Joseph left the home plantation and went to Florida where he raised fruit near Tampa (probably near or with his brother, Gus). He came home to North Carolina for about a year, then he followed his nephews, Will and Rome (sons of brother, Gus) to the State of Washington where he worked for a couple who raised fruit and vegetables at Washougal. When the husband died, Joe stayed and helped the widow. He is buried in Washougal Cemetery, Washington."

 

NOTE by Audrey Ham(m) Dominoski, grandniece of Joseph L. Ham Uncle Joe lived in Hoquiam, Chehalis Co., WA at 207 22nd St., at same address is Will in 1907, both working at NL&B Co. Rome also living in Hoquiam in 1907 at 811 3rd St. Information from City Directories, Chehalis Co. In 1903-1904 Directory there were no "Ham's" listed. No directory available for 1905-1906. Joe appears in 1908 and is gone in 1911. Safe to assume that is when he moved to Washougal with Mr. and Mrs. Kinney, the couple he was working for. Uncle Joe died in Washougal in 1946 and is buried in the Washougal Ceme- tery; Row 1 - 2 - Section 36.

 

 

More About JOSEPH L. "JOE" HAM:

Burial: Washougal Cemetery, Washougal, Washington75

Moving: to Washougal, Washington

Residence: Bet. 1907 - 1908, Hoquiam, Washington

 

x. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS HAM76, b. October 13, 1871, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina77,78,79; d. November 05, 1948, Iredell County, North Carolina80,81.

 

Notes for CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS HAM:

Always mooching. James Robert Ham paid for his funeral expenses. "couldn't hit a lick at a snake, if it was biting him"

 

1880 CENSUS: #T9-969/A-234 W., M., 9 y.o., Son Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell Co., North Carolina

 

1900 CENSUS: #T623-1202/(183) Sheet A4 (3801) Son., W., M., Oct, 1872, 28, S, North Carolina Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell Co., North Carolina BIRTHDATE in family Bible is listed as 13 OCT 1871. 

 

1900 Census lists year of birth as 1872 (see above). I will go with family Bible.

 

NOTE; I (Audrey Hamm) had Christopher's m.n. as Columbus, but at this point cannot remember what my source was. No m.n. was listed in above Census'.

 

HAM PEDIGREE CHART lists middle initial as "P.". I will go with that and continue to look for documentation for "Columbus." (Maybe a family joke?)

 

PEDIGREE CHART from Betty Howell, wife of Hobart Howell descendant of John Ham/ Esther Hair, Silas Ham/Sarah Hicks, Adeline Ham/Tyra Howell. Source.

 

Notes from PEDIGREE CHART: "Chris lived with his mother on the old home plantation until she died. Chris gave a fob watch to Miss Veetral (?) Walker, who later gave it to Chris' younger sister, Addie. She may have traded the watch to one of her husband's nieces or nephews for an organ."

 

 

More About CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS HAM:

Burial: Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina82

Died 2: 77 y 23d82

Interests: 10th child, dependent on others

 

xi. EMMA JANE HAM83,84, b. June 05, 1874, Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina85,86; d. May 30, 1884, Iredell County, North Carolina87,88.

 

Notes for EMMA JANE HAM:

1880 CENSUS: #T9-969/A-234 W., F., 6 y.o., Daughter Sharpesburg Twp., Iredell Co., North Carolina SNOW CREEK METHODIST CHURCH; Cemetery Record, Page 96.

 

PEDIGREE CHART from Betty Howell, wife of Hobart Howell descendant of John Ham/ Esther Hair, Silas Ham/Sarah Hicks, Adeline Ham/Tyra Howell.

 

NOTES from PEDIGREE CHART: "Emma died of diphtheria at age of 10. A little (illegible) is cut on her gravestone."

 

 

More About EMMA JANE HAM:

Burial: Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Iredell County, North Carolina89,90

Died 2: about 21 years old

 

15. xii. SARAH ADELINE HAM, b. May 08, 1877, Snow Creek P.O., Iredell County, 12 miles north of Statesville, North Carolina; d. June 08, 1939, Joppa, Maryland.