Thomas Cox Bowen & Benjmain Franklin Hammett



Thomas Cox Bowen

Thomas Cox and Love Ann (Desmond) Bowen

Thomas Cox Bowen was born on December 2, 1833, in Alabama. He married Love Ann Desmond (1840-1904) in 1858. Thomas and Love Ann had 8 children:James Samuel - our 2nd great-grandfather(1861-1932); George W. (1864-1933) John Desmond. (1868-); William Marion (1871-); Martha Ella (1873-1913); Mary Jane (1874-);Mattie (1877-) and Josephine (1878-1934).  

Thomas fought for the 16th Texas Cavalry Dismounted, Fitzhugh's Regiment, (Company B) during the Civil War, from 1863 until the end of the war. Thomas' occupation was listed as "Farmer" in the 1870 & 1880 census (while his son James - our 2nd great-grandfather - was listed as "laborer"). Thomas and Love Ann later lived with their daughter Mattie, her husband John Morgan, and their family. Loveann preceeded Thomas in death by two years (1904); Thomas died in 1906 in Gainesville, Texas, at the age of 73; he and Love Ann had been married 46 years, and are buried side-by-side in the Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, USA.

Click here for a .pdf of Thomas Cox Bowen's Confederate Muster Roll and Pension application.



How we are related to Thomas Cox Bowen:

Thomas Cox Bowen (1834 - 1906)
3rd great-grandfather
James Samuel Bowen (1861 - 1932)
son of Thomas Cox Bowen
George Lesta Bowen (1888 - 1922)
son of James Samuel Bowen
Olen George Kelsey Bowen (1909 - 1984)
son of George Lesta Bowen
Marie Loree Bowen (1931 - 2008)
daughter of Olen George Kelsey Bowen
Deborah Hagler
You are the daughter of Marie Loree Bowen



Benjamin Franklin and Mary Ann Elizabeth Cassidy Hammett

Benjamin Franklin Hammett was born on December 29, 1833, in Greenville, South Carolina, the child of William Green Hammett and Nancy D Lester. He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Cassidy on January 3, 1864, in Cherokee County, Georgia. They had eight children during their marriage:Mollie Mary Georgianna - our 2nd great-grandmother -( 1863-1954); John Franklin (1866-1871); Henry McConnell (1868-1922);Charles Walter (1869-1939); James Robertson (1871-1873); Ernest Adell (1873-1938); Nellie Walton (1877-1950), and Lillian Betty (1878-1892).

Benjamin served in the 33rd Regiment Alabama Infantryas a Captain in Colonel Lowrey's Brigade, fighting several battles, including The Battle of Chickamauga, where he was wounded; he was honorably discharged due to wounds sustained in that battle. According to the 1880 Cobb, Georgia census, Benjamin (calling himself "Ben") worked as a "Railroader", while Mary kept house.

Benjamin received the Confederate Roll of Honor by Engagement, GENERAL ORDERS No. 64.ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,Richmond, Va., August 10, 1864.I. The following Roll of Honor is published in accordance with Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 131, 1863. It will be read to every regiment in the service at the first dress-parade after its receipt.Found on miltaryhistoryonline.com Posted by W. Thomas Edwards. Capt. Benjamin Franklin Hammett Co. D 33rd. Alabama Infantry - Seriously wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga where his Company was serving as a Line of Skirmishers ahead of the Regiment. He was taken to the hospital in Cobb Co., GA (near Atlanta) to recover. As a result of this action he was placed on the Confederate Roll of Honor in General Orders No. 64, Richmond, Va. on August 10, 1864.

He died on October 25, 1894, in Sylacauga, Alabama, at the age of 60. Benjamin's widow Mary Ann went on to live with her children and their families, applying for Benjamin's Cavalry pension in 1920. She died on December 15, 1934, at the age of 91.

Click here for a .pdf of the approved pension application by Mary A.E. Cassidy Hammett, based upon her husband Franklin's Civil war record.

How we are related to Benjamin F. Hammett:

Benjamin Franklin Hammett (1833 - 1894)
3rd great-grandfather
Mary Georgianna Mollie Hammett (1865 - 1954)
daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hammett
Sallie Belle Bennett (1889 - 1965)
daughter of Mary Georgianna Mollie Hammett
Olen George Kelsey Bowen (1909 - 1984)
son of Sallie Belle Bennett
Marie Loree Bowen (1931 - 2008)
daughter of Olen George Kelsey Bowen
Deborah Hagler
You are the daughter of Marie Loree Bowen