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   Robert Hanna

Birth: 1738 in Northern Ireland

Death: 1786 in Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland, PA

Note: He came to America and settled in Cumberland Co., Pa. later he removed to Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co. where he died. We find them settled in Hempfield Twp., 1769-1770. Along with his cousin, John Hanna (1740-1800) and a number of other kinsmen, he founded Hannastown. The county seat of Westmoreland Co. was established at Robert Hanna's little settlement and it was there that the first Pennsylvania Court west of the mountains was held April 13, 1773. Unfortunately Hannastown was burnt by the Indians and their British Allies, July 13, 1782. A number of the inhabitants were slain and others carried to British Canada as prisoners; among them being Robert's wife Elisabeth, and their daughter Jane. They were released by the British in Montreal, Canada, December 1792 (this may be a typo as the year was 1782) and returned home. Church Presbyterian. Occupation: Farming and Merchant.

On the right is from Lewis Clark Walkenshaw, A.M., Historian, Pennsylvania Society, Son of the American Revolution, Annals of South-western Pennsylvania, Volume II, page 174, Published 1939.

Father: Patrick Hanna b: 1699 in Scotland
Mother: Mrs. (Hanna)
Marriage  Elizabeth Kelly


Children of Robert Hanna and Elizabeth Kelly Hanna:


1.  Susanna Hanna - From Robert Hanna’s will, we know that Susanna is their youngest daughter and she was not yet 18 when he died.

2.  Margaret Hanna - Some sources say she “died young” but according to Robert Hanna’s will she was still alive in1875.

3.  Jane Hanna b: 1764 ; d.1816 Many historical writers and sources refer to her as “Jennet” or “Jeanette”. Although we, today, know that “Jean” and “Jane” were interchangeable names. M. David Hammond

4.  Elizabeth Hanna b: 1773


More Genealogy about The Hammond Family
Below is from:

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 14  page 287
          Mrs. Jane Dean Hammond Boyd.
          DAR ID Number: 13766
          Born in Pennsylvania.
          Wife of Coleman Boyd.
          Descendant of Lieut. David Hammond, of Pennsylvania.
          Daughter of David Steitz Hammond and Emily Bishop, his wife.
          Granddaughter of Robert Hanna Hammond and Eliza Clark, his wife.
          Gr.-granddaughter of David Hammond and Jane Hanna, his wife.

David Hammond, (1747-1801), entered the Continental Line as sergeant in Capt. James Parr's company and was promoted to lieutenant. He was at the battles of Long [p.287] Island, Brandywine, Paoli, Germantown, and was wounded in an attack on the block house, Tom's river, near Bergen, July 19, 1780. He served to the close of the war and became a member of the Cincinnati. The certificate is now in the possession of a descendant and namesake. He was born in Northumberland county and is buried there in the Chillisquaque graveyard.
            Also Nos. 8864, 9831, 11747.

Children of Jane Hanna and Lt. David Hammond

1.  Elisabeth Hammond b: 1786 Named after Jane's mother. 

2.  Mary Hammond

3.  Grace Hammond

4.  Robert Hanna Hammond b: 1791 (See Below) Named after Jane's father.

5.  Jane Hammond 


HAMMOND, Robert Hanna, (1791 - 1847)

From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

HAMMOND, Robert Hanna, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Milton, Northumberland County, Pa., April 28, 1791; attended the academies at Milton; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the State militia, with the rank of brigadier general; enlisted in the United States Army as a lieutenant in 1817; resigned and returned to Milton, Pa.; was register and recorder of Northumberland County; postmaster of Milton 1833-1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); reentered the Army and was commissioned paymaster during the Mexican War; was wounded and ordered home on sick leave; died at sea before reaching port on June 2, 1847; interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Pa.