HAMMOND, Jabez Delano (1778-1855)

HAMMOND, JABEZ DELANO, a Representative from New York; born in New Bedford, Mass., August 2, 1778; attended preparatory schools; studied medicine; commenced practice in Reading, Vt., in 1799; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cherry Valley, N.Y., in 1805; elected a trustee of the village of Cherry Valley in 1812; member of the council of appointment; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); resumed the practice of law in Cherry Valley; served in the State senate 1817-1821; moved to Albany, N.Y., in 1822 and continued the practice of law; returned to Cherry Valley in 1838 and practiced law; also engaged in literary pursuits; elected judge of Otsego County, N.Y., in 1838 and served five years; served as county superintendent of schools; appointed a member of the State board of regents May 10, 1845, and served until his death in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., August 18, 1855; interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1818-1853, 50 items.
Papers: In the John W. Taylor papers, 1804-1846, 2.8 linear feet.
Correspondents include Hammond.

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the William C. Bouck papers, 1727-1866, 2.6 cubic feet.
Subjects covered include Hammond.

The Morgan Library and Museum
New York, NY
Papers: 1851, 1 letter.
A letter dated February 2, 1851 from Hammond to Mr. Williams.

New York State Historical Association
Cooperstown, NY
Papers: Circa 1800-1979, 1.2 cubic feet.
An 1830 letter to Hammond and miscellaneous papers relating to his political history of New York.

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1822, 1 letter.
A letter from Hammond to Solomon Van Rensselaer congratulating him on his appointment as post master, January 30, 1822.

Syracuse University
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In the Gerrit Smith papers, 1775-1924, 130 linear feet.
Hammond included among correspondents.