Artimissa Eliza Hammack


Personal and Family Information

Artimissa was born on 4 JAN 1841 in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of William Morgan Hammack and Nancy Woods.

She died on 7 JUL 1916 in Benton County, Arkansas.

She had two marriages/partners. Her first husband was Jacob Mitchell Hardy, who she married on 30 AUG 1866 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their eight known children were Martha (1867-<1880), Mary Virginia (1868-?), Nancy Elizabeth (c1870-?), Thadius Mack (1872-?), Theoplis Wesley (1874-?), Minnie A. (1877-?), Dwight (1879-1883) and Jacob Earl (1881-1962).

Her second husband was Alexander Gillespie Gamble, who she married in APR 1895 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Artimissa Eliza Hammack


William Morgan Hammack


Nancy Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


Anna Purviance


John Purviance


Mary Jane Wasson



Birth4 JAN 1841
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death7 JUL 1916
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 9
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 351: WW Dickson age 30 born NC, Mary J 43 Tenn and family Dwelling 352 family 352: Wm Hamack age 46 male farmer $600 Virg Nancy 42 f born OhioMartha A 17f Tenn Mary J 15 f Ark Seynthia 14 f Ark John W 13 m Ark Artmesa E 10 f Ark Sarah E 7 f Ark Nancy V 2 f Ark GM Arnold age 17 male Ark Samuel S Arnold age 2 m Ark dwelling 353 Thomas Hammack age 36 born Tenn, Margarett 33f NC and family
Census28 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 26 b Ark
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling dwelling 286, family 279 Hardy, Jacob age 36 mw farmer $1,000 $400 born Virginia __ Elisa age 26 fw keeping house, born Ark __ John age 12 mw born Ark __ Margaret age 9 fw born Ark __ William age 7 mw born Ark __ Martha age 3 fw born Ark __ Mary age 2 fw born Ark __ Puss age 1/12 f w born Ark Hardy, Margaret age 78 fw, born Virginia
Census4 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 38 b Ark
Address: Mt Vernon Twp, dwelling 29, family 30 Hardy, Jacob M, wm 49 married farmer born Va, f Md, m Va ___, Artimissa wf 38, wife married keeping house born Ark f Va m Tenn ___ , John N wm 21 son single, on farm b Ark f Va m Ark ___, Margaret K wf 19, daughter single keeping house b Ark f Va m Ark ___, William D. wm 16 son single on farm b Ark f Va m Ark ___, Mary V wf 11 daughter single at home b Ark f Va m Ark ___, Nancy E wf age 9, daughter single b Ark f Va m Ark ___, Thadeus M wm age 7 son single b Ark f Va m Ark ___, Thophilus W wm age 5 son single b Ark f Va m Ark ___, Minnie A wf age 3 daughter single b Ark f Va m Ark ___, Dwight C wm age 1 son single b Ark f Va m Ark
Census28 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 59 b Ark
Address: Mount Vernon Twp dwelling 262 family 267, Denton R Woods enumerator: Hardy, Mack , head wm born Jan 1872 age 28 single born Ark, father born Kentucky mother Arkansas ___,Wesley T, brother wm born June 1874 age 26 single, born Ark, father born Kentucky mother Arkansas ___, Jacob E, brother wm born Sept 1881? age 18, single born Ark, father born Kentucky mother Arkansas ___, Arta E, mother wf, born Jan 1841 age 59 widow mother of 8, 6 living, born Ark, f Tenn, m Tenn
BurialJUL 1916
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 75
Address: Mrs A E Gamble —Artimissa E “Artie” Gamble Pea Ridge Cemetery finda grave MEMORIAL ID 54371252
Will25 APR 1859
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: signed will 25 april 1859, Benton County record page 197 to 200 names children
Will- Hammack, WM, page 197

Will-Hammack, WM, pages 198-199

Will-Hammack, WM page 200


Note 1

Obituary: GAMBLE, Alex G. - Alex G. Gamble was born in Meigs, afterward Ray county, Tenn., Dec. 8th, 1819.

He came to this country in 1840 with his step father, Jerry Bowling, and settled near White Rock Prairie, Mo. November 1842; he was married to Nancy M. Woods. To them were born eleven children, six of whom, one daughter and five sons - are living, and five of whom - two sons and three daughters - are dead. Sept. 1883 Mrs. Gamble, the devoted Christian wife and mother, also died.

At a camp meeting on Pea Ridge, known as Sugar Creek Camp Ground, he professed faith in Christ as his personal Savior and soon after joined the Sugar Creek (now Mt. Vernon) congregation of the C.P. Church. Sept. 18, 1846 he was elected and ordained a Ruling Elder of Sugar Creek congregation. Some years after this he moved within the bounds of Osage Prairie (now Bentonville) congregation of the C.P. Church and was elected a Ruling Elder in the congregation, there remaining and laboring in his earnest, quiet and faithful way until about thirteen years ago when he again moved within the bounds of Mt. Vernon congregation and was again elected as a Ruling Elder of that congregation, which office he held and faithfully performed the duties thereof until affliction and death removed him from his labors on earth to his reward in heaven.

April 1895 he was married to Mrs. Artie Hardy. This relation was a happy one and to him especially most blessed. For four long years, the last of his life, he was a great sufferer and physically helpless; yet during all of these trying years, in the tenderest love and with unremitting care, the devoted wife and her noble sons watched over and provided for him in a manner commanding the admiration of the whole community. Sept. 1881 he was elected to the office of Assessor of Benton county and again in 1883. Brother Gamble was a quiet and meek man. Every day, everywhere, he was the same true, honest, untiring, unyielding advocate of the good and defender of the right. He leaves a devoted companion, five honored and respected sons, a most amiable and loving Christian daughter and a great host of kindred and friends to mourn their loss. P. Carnahan, Pastor. [Benton County Democrat 10/13/98]

Occupation: Bet. 1881 - 1885, Assessor of Benton Co., Arkansas

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