My great grand father John James Hammond was born abt 1808 and was living on a plantation Hodgeville, Kentucky in 1870.He is the father of my grandfather William Edward Hammond who in addition to him had a total of seven children.
The Hammond family origininated south of the Mason-Dixon Line. After the civil war, members of the family branch out and moveed to the Eastern shore section of Maryland (Salisbury, Snow Hill). Where they owned a significant amount of land. William Edward Hammond, Sr. married Margaret Gant in 1899 and had 8 children out of this union. After which she past in 1922 and remarried Carrie Zinn and had five more children. In 1920 land was brought in East Fallowfield township and is still occupied by family members.
My ancient ancestral haplogroup is E3a7. This result means my subgroup of E3a, and DNA provided me with that ancestral story. Because E3a was a predecessor to your group, the majority of this story applies to maybe any of you as well.
Ancient Ancestry haplogroup E1b1a, the Language People, is found in west and Sub-Saharan Africa, with a very high population in Cameroon and Benin. They were instrumental in developing the rich bank of languages known as Bantu, which represents over 400 different ethnic groups in Africa, and literally means 'people'. Swahili, Shona and Zulu are a handful of the more than 500 Bantu languages. I have found many matches to the Afican people dating back to 7 to 34 generations.