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James Henry Hammond
Birth: Nov. 15, 1807
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1864
Beech Island
Aiken County
South Carolina, USA

South Carolina Governor, US Congressman and Senator. He served in Congress from 1834 to 1835, the Senate from 1857 to 1860, and one term as Governor of South Carolina (1842 to 1844). An outspoken defender of slavery and states' rights, Hammond coined the phrase "Cotton is King" in a speech before the Senate. He was buried on his plantation, Redcliffe, which is now a South Carolina State Park. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elisha Hammond (1776 - 1829)
  Catherine Fox Spann Hammond (1785 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine E. Fitzsimons Hammond (1814 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Hammond (1832 - 1916)*
  Edward Spann Hammond (1834 - 1921)*
  Charles Julius Hammond (1837 - 1837)*
  Paul Fitzsimons Hammond (1838 - 1887)*
  Elizabeth Hammond Eve (1849 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hammond Cemetery
Beech Island
Aiken County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 04, 2008
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