Saturday, December 4, 2010

Surname Saturday - HAMANT (England > Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 137, who is Patience Hamant (1735-????), one of my 5th-great-grandmothers. [Note: The 5th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts]


My ancestral line back through four generations of HAMANT families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34.  Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35.  Elizabeth Horton Dill (1784-1869)

68.  Aaron Smith (1765-1841)
69.  Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)

136. Moses Smith, born 02 Apr 1732 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. He was the son of 272. Henry Smith and 273. Ruth Barber. He married  23 Sep 1762 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA.

137. Patience Hamant, born 06 Apr 1735 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA.
Children of Moses Smith and Patience Hamant are:  Aaron Smith (1765-1841); Luther Smith (1766-????); Calvin Smith (1768-????); Timothy Smith (1773-????).

272. Timothy Hamant, born 25 Mar 1699 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA; died 06 Jun 1774 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. He married 19 Oct 1727 in Boston, Suffolk County, MA.
273. Hepzibah Clark, born 02 Feb 1698/99 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA; died Aug 1791 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. She was the daughter of 546. Joseph Clark and 547. Mary Wight.

Children of Timothy Hamant and Hepzibah Clark are:  Mehitable Hamant (1728-1814); Elias Hamant (1730-1730); Timothy Hamant (1731-1731); Seth Hamant (1733-1771); Patience Hamant (1735-????); Timothy Hamant (1736-????); Basmath Hamant (1738-????); Dinah Hamant (1739-1813); Francis Hamant (1741-1808).
544.  Timothy Hamant, born 01 Nov 1667 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA; died 1718 in Arrowsick, Norfolk County, MA.  He married  19 Jan 1695/96 in Boston, Suffolk County, MA.
545. Melatiah Clark, born 04 Aug 1674 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA; died 23 Nov 1747 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. She was the daughter of 1090. Ephraim Clark and 1091. Mary Bullen.

Children of Timothy Hamant and Melatiah Clark are:  Timothy Hamant (1699-1774); Samuel Hamant (1701-1755); Melatiah Hamant (1704-1751); Mehitable Hamant (1706-1727); Abiel Hamant (1708-????).

1088. Francis Hamant, born about 1625 in ENGLAND; died 27 Jul 1692 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. He married about 1651.
1089. Sarah, died 29 Sep 1708 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA.

Children of Francis Hamant and Sarah are:  John Hamant (1651-1708); Mary Hamant (1653-1738); Sarah Hamant (1655-????); Elizabeth Hamant (1659-1733); Hannah Hamant (1660-????); Samuel Hamant (1663-????); Timothy Hamant (1667-1718); Abigail Hamant (1669-1741).

My references for this family are all older resources, including:

1.  Frederick Stam Hammond, History and Genealogies of the Hammond Families in America, published Oneida, NY, Ryan & Burkhart, Printers, 1902, pages 420 and following.

2.  William S. Tilden (editor), History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886, published Boston, Mass., Geo. H. Ellis, 1887.

3.  Town vital record books of Medfield, Walpole, and other "tan books" published in the`1900 to 1930 time frame.

I actually have two lines from Francis Hamant.  Melatiah Hamant, daughter of Timothy and Melatiah (Clark) Hamant, married Michael Metcalf (1706-????) in 1728 in Medway MA.  This line is in my mother's ancestry, while my ancestry from Patience Hamant is in my father's ancestry, so this makes my mother and my father 7th cousins. 

3 comments:

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

Randy, where is Arrowsick? I've never heard of it in Norfolk County.

Randy Seaver said...

Marian,

It appears that I picked "Arrowsick" up in Tilden's "Medfield" book saying "He died at Arrowsick in 1718;" No county or state, so I assumed it was a place in Norfolk County.

I don't find an Arrowsick or Arrowsic in Massachusetts at all, but there is one in Maine as Arrowsic. So perhaps that is where he died.

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

Ok I'll ask the Medfield folks and see if they have the answer.