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by David Hamm
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HAM, Rowan Co., NC ca 1740-1830
John HAM, Rowan & Iredell Co., NC, Anderson Co., TN c.1779-1930's
John HAM, Rowan & Iredell Co., NC, 1740-1779
William HAM, Ashe Co., NC 1790-1880
William HAM, Wayne Co, NC; Harris Co, GA 1715-1913

County=Rowan (later being Stokes,Guilford, Iredell and Forsyth Counties in NC.)

state=NC, VA


My concentration has mainly been the Hams in early Rowan County, NC (later being Stokes,Guilford, Iredell and Forsyth Counties in NC.), which of course leads me to Caroline County, VA.

This includes the lines of:

John Ham - Died about 1779 in Rowan County (current day Iredell Co., NC.). His line includes son John who had sons John & William. Land on Hunting Creek. I have not been able to "fit" him in anywhere. His descendants stayed in the Iredell Co., NC area, around current day Statesville, NC. He may have come from Ireland???

Jacob Ham - Arrived in Rowan County about 1759 from Germany. This Jacob died in NC in 1778. Sons were Jacob Ham II (married Barbara) Andress Ham & Christian Ham (md. Elizabeth Motzinger).. These Hams sold all their land here in about 1790 and later appear in Indiana & Mulenberg, Ky. Melcher /Malliachi Ham is from this line, probable a son of Jacob II.

Phillip Ham - of Caroline Co., Va. which leads to research on the Va. Hams. Also research on the Saunders and Hubbards. His descendants left NC and went to Indiana.

Thomas Ham of Stokes County (and other early sightings in NC). I find 3 references to this Thomas Ham in early NC records.

Mordica Ham, REV. WAR Vet. - My line. Which also includes research on Thomas Raper & wife 'Patty'(Martha), Jane Fountain wife of Stephen Fountain and the Marshalls. There is much inter-marrying between these folks. Jane Fountain is somehow related to Mordica... but haven't been able to figure out how. Thomas Raper was Mordica Ham's stepfather... but does that mean Patty was his mother? I have run into a dead end so far on Thomas Raper before he appears in Rowan County. There are other Rapers in this area about that same time but he doesn't appear to be related to them. People researching the Rapers don't know where he "fits" either.

Joseph Ham who married Seth. Stokes Co., NC. I've done a lot of research on these folks... just because the information was there.(It's fun!). Of course Joseph also leads back to Va. and the Stantons, although I haven't seen anything to convince me that Seth was a Stanton.

And last but not least there is John Ham from Caroline County, Va. enlisted in the REV WAR in Chatham Co., NC, who went to Logan County, Ky. I have nothing on him or his family in Ky.

Submitter:    Susan Bullock

email:     hambones (at) netmcr.com

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County=Ashe County



I am researching the family of William HAM who lived in Ashe Co., NC; b. about 1790, probably in Virginia. md. Catharine Eldridge about 1805-1807. Wife Catherine probably born in Wilkes Co., NC. William died 1860-1870 either in Ashe Co., NC or Grayson Co., VA I descend from daughter Elizabeth Ham b. ca 1820 in NC. Elizabeth married Gideon Weaver and had three children.

Submitter:    Ruby Coleman

email: rvcole (at) charter.net

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County=Wayne Co, NC; Harris Co, GA

state=NC, AL, GA


William HAM b 1715-1717 in NC; son Zachariah HAM b 1760, NC;

Zachariah HAM Jr, b abt 1804, NC d, 1883 Harris Co AL;

son, Calvin Taylor HAM, b 1848, Harris Co, GA.d 1913, Muscogee Co GA.

Submitter:    Anne Brown

email:       annebrown44 (at) hotmail.com

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County=Rowan & Iredell Counties, NC; Anderson County, TN

state=NC, TN

TimeFrame= c.1779-1930's

Research on John Ham (d. bef. 1 Feb. 1779), who left six orphan children, raised by Beard, Chambers, & Wallace families in Fourth Creek Area of Eastern Iredell Co.

Son John Ham (c.1770-1847) m. Esther Hair, d/o David Hair, and moved to area of Little Rocky Creek in Sharpsburg Twp., Iredell Co.

Son John J. Ham (c.1812-1867) left widow Elvira (Bowles) Ham who m. (1869) Harrison Mason and moved with Ham children to Anderson Co., TN.

Submitter:    David Jones

email:           djones1 (at) ju.edu

URL: Descendants of John HAM (d.c.1779) of Iredell County, NC

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County=Rowan & Iredell Counties, NC


TimeFrame= ABT 1740-1779

Research on JOHN HAM, born Abt. 1740, and died February 05, 1779 in formerly Rowan County, Statesville, Iredell
County, North Carolina. He married ____ BEARD, daughter of WILLIAM BEARD and MARY. She was born Abt. 1740,
and died Bef. February 01, 1779.

     John HAM       b. ABT 1771          d.  July 28, 1847 in age 77, Snow Creek, Iredell County, North Carolina
                            married  ABT. 1810:   ESTHER HAIR (1791 - 1874), daughter of DAVID HAIR.
     Betty HAM      b. Apr 11, 1761
     Nancy HAM    b. Mar 13, 1770  married 1801 David DICKEY
    Jean HAM      b. Mar 15, 1776
    Zarina HAM

Submitter:    Cynthia Smithdeal

email:             csmithd (at) yahoo.com

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