My Maternal Fourth Great Grandfather, Eli Hammell, Tioga, New York

Hammell Family Crest

Tioga County, New York

Eli Hammell

Birth:  1795 Tioga County, New York, USA

Mar. 24, 1837 New York, New York, USA

Son of William & Catherine (Peevey) Hammell of Pennsylvania.
Husband of Mrs. Ellen Hammell (maiden name unknown) born in Ireland.


This unusual name has two possible origins, the first of which is Scottish but is ultimately of Norman origin, and is a locational surname from the place called “Haineville” or “Henneville” in Manche. The placename derives from the Germanic personal name “Hagano”, which means “hawthorn” and was originally a nickname, found in Medieval England as “Hain” and “Heyne”, with the Old French word “ville”, meaning settlement, village.

The surname as Ham(m)ill and Hom(m)ill was most commonly found in the area known as “Roughwood” in Ayshire. The second origin is from an Anglo-Saxon nickname for a scarred or marred person, from the Old English pre 7th “hamel” meaning “scarred, mutilated”.

On February 10th 1670, Leonard, son of Leonard and Elizabeth Hammell, were married in St. Giles Cripplegate, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Hameville, which was dated circa 1194, in the Records of Holm Cultram, during the reign of King William of Scotland, known as “The Lion”, 1165 – 1214.

Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. 

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United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps
Name: Hammill
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 31 May 1813
Event Place: Sacket’s Harbor
Page: 135
Affiliate Publication Number: T1118 , Affiliate Publication Title: Muster Rolls of the United States Marine Corps, 1798-1892 , Affiliate Film Number: 6 , GS Film Number: 001694994 , Digital Folder Number: 005013629 , Image Number: 00212 United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1892
Citing this Record
“United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1892”, index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 Oct 2014), Hammill, 1813.

“Sacketts Harbour, Jefferson County, New York ; 
Because of its strategic protected harbor on Lake Ontario and the military installations built there, the village had national importance through the 19th century.
To support the War of 1812, the US Navy built a major shipyard and its headquarters for the Great Lakes at the village. Within a short period, more than 3,000 men worked at the shipyard. The Army constructed earthworks, forts, barracks and supporting infrastructure to defend the village and navy shipyard, and its troops also camped in town, which was overwhelmed by the number of military.
Soon after the war, the Army strengthened its defenses on the northern frontier by constructing Madison Barracks. Sacket’s Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates a battle and the contribution of the area to the United States defense during the War of 1812.”

New York Militia
23 Oct 1822
United States
Reason This Information Is Correct
Name: Eli Hammel
Event Type: Military Service
Military Beginning Rank: Private
Military Final Rank: Private
Military Side: Union
State or Military Term: New York
Military Unit:15th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery
Military Company:M
Affiliate Film Number:58
Affiliate Publication Title: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of New York. , Affiliate Publication Number: M551 , GS Film number: 882114

name:Eli Hammell
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death date:24 Mar 1837
death place:New York, (City), New York
birth date:1795
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indexing project (batch) number:I10254-6
system origin:New York-EASy
source film number:447548
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Citing this Record
“New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Nov 2012), Eli Hammell, 1795; citing reference , FHL microfilm 447548.

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William Hammell (1768 – 1816)

Catherine Peevey Hammell (1776 – 1811)

Ellen Hammell (1797 – 1833)

Married: 1815 New York City, New York

Maria A. Hammell Linderman (1817 – 1884)

New York
Specifically: Burial site unknown
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS

Record added: May 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110568893