Augustus Hammond, son of Col. Thomas Hammond and Hanna Cross, was born on June 5, 1800 in Pittsford, Vermont. He married Mary Penfield on October 10, 1839 in Pittsford, Vermont. He died on September 24, 1879 in Pittsford, Vermont.
The children of Augustus and Mary are:
Augustus and Mary Hammond settled on the homestead with his father for whom he kindly cared during his declining years. Col. Hammond suffered a shock of paralysis some years before his death which impaired his physical ability but not his mind and his son gave him every attention that a kind and dutiful mind could suggest.
Augustus Hammond was a man of plain and simple habits, unpretending in his manner but highly respected for the excellence of his character. A kind neighbor, a sincere friend and an earnest Christian but too modest and diffident, greatly undervaluing his own merits and ability.
In 1867, Augustus sold his farm and bought the Sturges Penfield homestead.