HAMMONS, Joseph, (1787 - 1836)


HAMMONS, Joseph, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Cornish, York County, Maine, March 3, 1787; educated by private tutors and in the common schools; studied medicine in Ossipee, N.H., and commenced practice in Farmington, N.H., in 1817; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); postmaster at Dover, N.H., from June 1833 until his death in Farmington, N.H., March 29, 1836; interment in the old family cemetery.