CHARLES HAMMOND, third son of Benoni G. Hammond, born 1807, was the first of the family to settle in Erie County, arriving here in 1823. When he came to Erie County, Charles Hammond was still a boy. When sixteen years old he took up a piece of land in Hamburg, where he followed farming, later pursuing the same occupation in Brant, where most of his life was spent. He was an extensive land-owner, possessing several farms. He was also a contractor on public works, and had charge of the building of a section of the Erie Canal. He died in 1875.

Charles Hammond's first wife was Clarissa Clark, whom he married August 19, 1830. She was born December 4, 1807, and died at Brant February 12, 1844. Their children were: William W., George W., Marthaline and Sarah Ann Hammond. June 12, 1844, Mr. Hammond married Emeline Rice. Their children were Philip Harvey, and Anna Maria Hammond.

SOURCE: Memorial and Family History of Erie County New York; Volume I