Samuel H. Hammond was a son of Lazarus Hammond, the founder of the village of Hammondport, New York. He was born in Bath, New York, †March 8, 1809, and was educated at Franklin Academy in Plattsburgh, New York. He studied law with General S. S. Haight, at Angelica, and was admitted to the bar in 1831, He practiced for a time at Baldwinsville, New York, and from 1836 to 1842 was law partner of Robert Campbell, Jr., in Bath. About 1840 he married a Miss Humphrey. In 1843 he removed to Albany and practiced law there. In June, 1847, he was appointed District Attorney for Albany County, and held that office until 1851. From 1853 to 1856 he was editor of the Albany State Register. He returned to Bath, in Steuben county, in November, 1856, and went into partnership with A. P. Ferris. In 1859 he was elected to the State Senate from the 27th Senatorial District. In 1864 he removed to Watertown, in Jefferson County, New York, and died there in November †25, 1878. He wrote "Hills, Lakes and Forest Streams" (1854); "Hunting Adventures in the Northern Wilds; or, A Tramp in the Chateaugay Woods over Hills, Lakes and Forest Streams" (1855); "Country Margins and Summer Rambles of a Journalist" (with L. W. Mansfield) (1855); and "Wild Western Scenes; or, Sporting Adventures with the Rifle and the Rod" (1857). The London branch of Beadle & Co. reprinted one of his books, but Beadle & Co. did not reprint it in this country.
REFERENCES: William D. Murphy, Biographical Stretches of the State Officers and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York in 1861, New York, 1861, 61-65; W. W. Clayton, History of Steuben County, New York, Philadelphia, 1879, 73; Harlo Hakes, Landmarks of Steuben County, New York, Syracuse, 1896, part I, 219; Amasa J. Parker, Landmarks of Albany County, New York., Syracuse, 1897, 144 (a few words only); Allibone, Dict. Eng. Lit., I, 780; Supplement, II, 756. †Turf, Field and Farm, XXXIV, January 13,1882, 18 (a full-column biography)
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† Correction made as per Volume 3.