Jessica (Mounts) Hammond
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Jessica (Mounts) Hammond

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with anyone who shares the same genealogical or historical interests. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
You'll find a list of my current research projects below. But I'm always happy to talk about any of my ancestors and relatives!
Jessica N. Hammond formerly Mounts
Born 1980s.
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Sister of [private brother (1980s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (2010s - unknown)] and [private son (2010s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Oct 2014 | Last significant change: 7 Jan 2022
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I discovered genealogy when I was twenty-two years old, working in the children's department of a public library. A little girl asked me to help her "find her family tree." I don't know if we ever did find her family tree to her satisfaction. But after she left, I tried to find mine, and I've been finding it ever since.

I grew up in Greene County, Missouri, which is where my mother's family has lived since the 1800s. I live in Wichita, Kansas now with my husband and two kids.

I was a librarian for several years, and now I homeschool my kids. I take a lot of pictures of my life, and also sometimes pictures of genealogy research, at

I'm an amateur birder, and a slightly less amateur knitter. I love to travel, even though I don't really have the funds for long distance travel. So my travel goal is do something fun in every county in my home state of Kansas. So far, I've got 42 down and...a bunch more to go.

My current research projects

Direct maternal line

Elizabeth (Serrill) Houlston - I made it my goal early on to research my direct maternal line, my mother's mother's mother's mother. Thanks to the work of some other Wonderful Wikitreers, it's my deepest line with good sources. My 10th-great-grandmother was Elizabeth (Serrill) Houlston was a Quaker born in Shrewsbury, England in 1638.

Nancy Baker - My ongoing mystery is - what happened to my 3rd great grandmother, Nancy Baker? I know where she lived and the names of her various husbands until 1900. And then she apparently disappeared from Benton County, Arkansas.

Hannah (Stoneman) Davis - I'm currently trying to learn more about my 5th great grandmother, Hannah (Stoneman) Davis. Family tradition says that she was the daughter of James and Sarah (Freeman) Stoneman of Grayson County, Virginia. DNA evidence and the limited paper evidence agrees. But I'd like to learn more. I'm looking for more evidence of her marriage to Daniel Davis, and I'm researching the lives of her siblings.

Other projects

David Mounts - I'm always looking for more about my 3rd great grandmother, David Mounts. He's the closet thing I have to a brick wall. His mother was almost certainly Mary Walker from Lawrence County, Indiana. His father was Alexander (or maybe John or maybe William) Mounce from France (or maybe Wales or maybe somwhere in the United States). The family settled in Monroe County, Missouri sometime after Alexander died.

Thomas Palmer (1856-1928) - I'm currently researching the siblings of my great-great-grandfather, Thomas Palmer. Thomas was born in Webster County, Missouri in 1858 and died in Laclede County, Missouri in 1928.

Complete biographies

I'm working very slowly to write complete biographies of my ancestors, with photos and historical context. Here are the ones I've written so far.

Hannah (Stoneman) Davis (1790-1876)

William Thomas Buckner (1853-1935)

Nathan Nesbitt Byers (1854-1949)

Fannie Barbara (Murphy) Bagley (1873-1935)

Ida Elizabeth (Ramsey) Buckner (1877 - 1958)

Benjamin Foraker Mounts (1888-1984)

Mabel Belle (Bennett) Mounts (1892 - 1973)

Jess Wesley Palmer (1897 - 1955)

Otis Orrin Lee Bagley (1908 - 1993)

Maud Jane (Buckner) Bagley (1909 - 1998)

Chloe Louise Buzzard (1883 - 1972) (Chloe was my great-great-grandmother's sister. She was an Army nurse in World War I, and I wanted to learn more about her life.)


I'm trying to teach myself to write detailed, complete sources.

I'm fortunate that someone told me early on to cite a source for every piece of information I record, and I've been diligent about that. But the actual style of my sources has been...haphazard. I've been working to make my style more readable and complete.

I'm happy with my sources on my direct maternal line now, and the rest still have a long way to go.

DNA Confirmation

Both my parents and my maternal grandmother have taken DNA tests at my request.

As a result, I can confirm that my dad, Dan Mounts, is my dad, because we share 3,438 centimorgans shared across 62 DNA segments on an AncestryDNA test.

And I can confirm that my mom's mom, Betty (Bagley) Evans, is my grandmother, because we share 1,924 centimorgans shared across 52 DNA segments on an AncestryDNA test.


  • Personal recollection of Jessica (Mounts) Hammond
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jessica Hammond and her father Dan Mounts. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent/Child, based on sharing 3,438 cM across 62 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jessica Hammond and her grandmother Betty Evans. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Close Family, based on sharing 1,924 across 52 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.

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Hi, Jessica, are you related to Benjamin Franklin Ramsey, the son of James A Ramsey and Margaret Brown, I have a file that part of their family sent to in 1980s, they invited me to their family reunion, I coun`t go as we were head on construction Job my husband was forman, I`m related to Benjamin 1/2 brother Robert, I well send this file to Benjamin family member
posted by Betty (Ramsey) Hockett
Hi, Jessica,

I`ll have to ck my files for James & Elizabeth Ramsey Betty Ramsey Hockett

posted by Betty (Ramsey) Hockett
Hi, Jessica.

Yep, I agree that the photo I attached to Benjamin Franklin Wilson [Wilson-43775] looks like a match to the individual in the center back line-up of the possible photo for the John Milton Wilson [Wilson-22561) and Elizabeth Tong [Tong-254] family portrait.

I remember seeing this photo you posted before but didn't make the connection! Congrats on this bit of relentless sleuthing. :)

Hey, from your profile I finally also make the connection of you to your parents. Your dad reported to me that I'm related by DNA to BOTH your parents. Guess that makes you and me double-cousins. :)

Thanks for all your work, cuz. Mark

posted by Mark Todd

Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

posted by Guy Constantineau
Hi jessica

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Current Weekend Chat link is:

The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

See you there! Dorothy

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hey Jessica,

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards .

If you need to describe an event, heirloom or a location relevant to your research, try Free Space Profiles .

If you run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving these unfortunate situations.

A project of note is the Global Family Reunion check it out at Global Family Reunion.

Questions? Ask via my profile page. Mags

posted by Mags Gaulden
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised! ;-)

You are now a member of the WikiTree Community. Please note we are trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means one profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add any Profiles to WikiTree.

If you need any help getting started check out the help section from the menu, top right, or head over to the G2G forum, you might want to check out the introductory WikiTree video that a member created.

Our Mentor Team are a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to help you with specific problems if you have any.

Good luck growing your branches, and thanks for offering to help with our shared treeĀ :) - Alison

posted by Alison Andrus

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