This is a picture of my Great-Great-Grandfather,

Robert Solomon Ham
of Perry County, Alabama
born February 16, 1848; died July 30, 1912
Photo courtesy of Morgan Hamm
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Biographical and family research notes on  William J. Ham  and  Robert Solomon Ham
submitted by  
Mary Frances Perry Bennett.  One page pdf files -- each file is about  36 kb pdf
William J. Ham Family Tree --  Mary Frances Perry Bennett  has kindly agreed to share her
"work in progress" family tree and historical family reference notes.  This information is being
provided in text format in a pdf file.  
Acknowledgements to Zena Ham Spencer, James T.
Rogers, Lois Hughey Ullery, Dolores & Arthur Lee Ham, and Mary Alice Taylor for their
.-- 95 kb pdf  
Francis James Hamm Family Tree -- Earline Crowell Stewart shares her research and family
tree information for William J. Ham & Eliza Morton's descendants through their son,
Francis (Frank) James Hamm, born in 1860; and died September 8, 1923. --
31 kb pdf
Mary Frances Perry Bennett shares Family Photos including:  Frances Ham Perry; John
Hughes Ham & Dorothy Hunter; George Houston Ham; George Ham & Mary Frances Perry.
Additionally, Mary Frances' documentation of the Andrew Hughey Family Tree  provides
numerous direct ties to the Ham family through intermarriage.    Acknowledgements to
Thomas Rogers, Mattie Geeslin Thomas, Lois Hughey Ullery, Zena Ham Spencer, and Jan
Dolley Campbell
for their contributions.-- 93 kb pdf.    March 2005 Perry Family Reunion:
Perry Family Bible as displayed and photographed -- (Note:  Mininize or close Family Bible
page to return to this Home Page).  Link to  
Hughey Family Bible.  Please send updates to
Mary Frances Perry Keyes' email.  
Ham Family Homesteads in Perry County, Alabama.  These were U.S. Land Patents issued
under the authority of the Homestead Act of May 20, 1862.  Original Ham family homesteads are
depicted on the appropriate section of the Perry county map, as well as notes and further links to a
complete listing of adjacent U.S. Land Patents issued within the same township & range (36
square miles) in northeastern Perry county.  For more extended family research, there is also a link
to a
Perry County grid map depicting surveyed townships & ranges for Perry County with quick
reference links to all U.S. Land Patents issued within each mapped area.  Additionally, there is a
further link to a map plot which shows the
U.S. Land Patents which had previously been
issued to William J. Ham and his mother Rebecca in southeastern Randolph County, Alabama
in 1851 & 1852.   
Map -- Perry County map plot of Ham Family homesteads (U.S. Land Patents) -- also shows
Mt. Olive Church and the Ham Family Cemetery
-- 418 kb pdf
Pottery Firing Kiln -- believed to have been used by Robert Solomon Ham for firing his pottery.  
Located on land originally owned by Abraham Miller through a U.S. Land Patent homestead.
Abraham Miller  family photo and history.
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Notes:  I very much appreciate the family research performed by Mary Alice Taylor, Dolores &
Arthur Lee Ham
, Mary Frances Perry Bennett, Earline Crowell Stewart, Morgan Hamm and others
who have assisted them in compiling their extensive family tree and family historical information.  
Much of the concept and content for this website has been inspired by their contributions.

Copyright notice:  Maps displayed on this website include Alabama County maps by the Alabama Department
of Transportation which are copyrighted by the State of Alabama, and are being used in accordance with the
Alabama DOT's non-commercial use policies.  Additional maps copyrighted by the University of Alabama are
being used with permission and in accordance with their free use policy.
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Copy of Marriage License for Robert Solomon Ham and Mattie Rivers Bentley
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