James Henry Hammond
November 15, 1807 - November 13, 1864
James Henry Hammond was born in the District of Newberry, S. C, November 15, 1807. His father, Elisha, was the sixth in descent from William Hammond, of London, whose son, Benjamin, came to Massachusetts in 1634. The family resided in that State, until the father of the subject of this sketch, moved to South Carolina in 1803. There he married Catharine Fox Spann of Edgefield, and became Professor of Languages in the South Carolina College in 1805. James Hammond graduated with distinction from this college in 1825, 4th in his class.
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A History and Genealogy of the Descendants of William Hammond by Roland Hammond, M.D.
Selections from the letters and speeches of the Hon. James H. Hammond, of South Carolina by James Henry Hammond