Joseph Hammons

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Joseph Hammons
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by Titus Brown
Succeeded by Joseph M. Harper
Personal details
Born (1787-03-03)March 3, 1787
Alstead, Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
Died March 29, 1836(1836-03-29) (aged 49)
Farmington, Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting place Hammons Family Cemetery
Farmington, Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Political party Jacksonian
Occupation Physician

Joseph Hammons (March 3, 1787 – March 29, 1836) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Hammons was born in Cornish, York County, Maine, and educated by private tutors and in the common schools. In addition, he studied medicine in Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire and commenced practice in Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire in 1817. He was the only physician in town for many years.[1]


Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, Hammons served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833).[2] After leaving Congress, he continued his practice and was postmaster at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire from June 1833 until his death.[3]


Hammons died in Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire, on March 29, 1836 (age 49 years, 26 days). He is interred at the Hammons Family Cemetery, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.


  1. ^ Davis, Bryant, Lawton, B. V., A. J., P. L. The Town Register Farmington, Milton, Wakefield, Middleton, Brookfield, 1907-8 Mitchell's Town Registers. Mitchell-Cony Company, 1908. p. 38. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ New-Hampshire Medical Society. Transactions of the New Hampshire Medical Society ... 1879 New-Hampshire Medical Society. p. 91. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Sprague, John Francis. Sprague's Journal of Maine History, Volumes 9-10. John Francis Sprague, 1922. p. 151. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Titus Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

Succeeded by
Joseph M. Harper