Barbara Hammond1

F, #1152, b. 26 June 1758, d. 10 October 1851
Last Edited=18 Oct 2007
     Barbara Hammond, was born on 26 June 1758.1

In some sources it is stated that Barbara Hammond was the daughter of German parents and a native of Virginia. She was also known as Barbara Hill.12,1,3

Barbara Hammond married John Bottenfield Sr., son of Hans Adam Battenfeld and Maria Elizabeth Pauster, in 1783 at Washington County, Pennsylvania.2,1,31 Barbara Hammond witnessed the baptism of Barbara Heckendorn on 21 April 1788 at New Jerusalem Evangelical Church, Loudoun County, Virginia.3,4 Barbara Hammond is listed in the will of John Bottenfield Sr. on 17 March 1804; Book 1, page 42, # 68, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
"Will of John Battenfeld deceased. In the Name of God, Amen. I John Battenfeld of Greene County and State of Pennsylvania taking into consideration the shortness of this transitory Life, being sick of Body, but thanks be to God of perfect memory and sound understanding, do make ordain and constitute this my last Will and Testament in the manner following. Firstly: I recommend my Soul to God Allmighty from whom I originnally received it, and my Body to the Earth, from whence it first was taken, to be buried in a plain, decent, christian manner at the discretion of the Executors of this my last Will and Testament, in hopes of a glorious change of this mortal Clay at the happy day of general Resurrection. Secondly: Concerning my worldly Estate, both real and personal wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I ordain and devise that after my funeral expenses, and all other Debts due out of the same be properly discharged, my beloved and lawfull wife Barbara remain in full occupation and possession of the same, by and with mutual and filial assistance of my legal Children viz: Susannah, Adam, John, Magdalene, Christine, Samuel, Catharine, and Barbara, to occupy and enjoy the unoluments, and benefits thereof, untill my said son Adam be of maturity, provided nevertheless as long only as the same may be managed in peace, and good understanding; contrarywise either in case of disobedience of my said son Adam, or marriage of my sd. wife Barbara, during the minority of sd. Adam that then and in such case equally as at the time of maturity of sd. Adam, all my sd. property, Lands, Goods and Chattles be sold at public sale, (the said Barbara my wife taking thereof for her own use and over and above her portion herein after mentioned viz. a Cow, good Bed and Bedstead, Six pewter plates and as many spoons, a pewter Platter and Dish, Iron Kettel, a Pot and Thatch-oven, Six knives as many forks, of all which she may take her choice, also a Frying-pan, Chest, Spinning Wheel, Wool-Wheel, Side Saddle, large Bible, Hymn book, and all woven Linnen, Pow, and Lindsey, with all spinnen yarn of any denomination that may be found at my decease, and likewise one third part of the proceeds arising from said sale besides, and the remainder thereof after all sd. deductions be made, to be equally divided amongst my aforementioned eight Children. Lastly, I ordain and constitute hereby my beloved wife Barbara aforesd. Executrix, and Friend William Bell of the County and State aforesd. Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoding and disannulling all others formerly made by me, declaring this to be my last and no other.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three.
                    Johanus battonfield
Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and declared in the presence of us, testifying the said Testator of perfect understanding at the executing of within Testament.
                    George Shocker
                    Henry Leedes
                    Michael Rointz
Greene County
On the Seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four before me John Boreman Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the said County, personally came George Shockar and Henry Leedes two of the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing and annexed Instrument of Writing, and on their solemn Affirmations did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard John Battenfeld the Testator within named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of doing thereof, he was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief, and further saith not.5

Barbara Hammond died on 10 October 1851 at Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, at age 93.1 and was buried at Bottomfield Cemetery, Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.1

Children of Barbara Hammond and John Bottenfield Sr.


  1. [S60] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: Waynesburg Republican, May 25, 1950). Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S56] Homer Laurence III Litzenberg, Litzenberger and Litzenberg: Origins of the Names and Families
    (Pennsylvania: Homer Laurence Litzenberg, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Litzenberger and Litzenberg.
  3. [S106], online www//, Richard R. Parks (Ancestry World Tree), downloaded 2002 and 2003.
  4. [S350] Marty Hiatt, compiler, Early Church Records of Loudoun County, Virginia (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1995), New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, page 201.. Hereinafter cited as Early Church Records of Loudoun County, Virginia.
  5. [S85] Recorded Will, Greene County, Pennsylvania Will Books, Book 1, Page 42. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.