John V Hammett


Brief Life History of John V

When John V Hammett was born in 1806, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Daniel Hammett, was 29 and his mother, Mary Polly Vandiver, was 27. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Nancy E Hill. He lived in Kingston, Cherokee, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1870. He died in 1873, in Murray, Georgia, United States, at the age of 67.

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John V Hammett
Nancy E Hill
Minerva Hammett
John Hammett
Nancy Hammett
Martha E Hammett
Emily Jane Hammett
James Davis Hammett
Zachariah Taylor Hammett

Sources (9)

  • John V Harnunt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Hammett - Published information: birth-name: John Hammett
  • John Hammett in entry for J. D. Hammett, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 5

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern England, especialy Devon): from the Middle English personal name Hamet, a pet form of ancient Germanic Hamo (see Hammond 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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