William Henry Hammett
Elected Office(s): Representative, Delegate
State: Mississippi, Virginia, Washington
Country: Ireland, USA
Biography: a Representative from Mississippi; born March 25, 1799, in Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland; studied theology; chaplain of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville 1832-1834 and of the State house of delegates; moved to Princeton, Miss.; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); died July 9, 1861, in Washington County, Mississippi.
His parents were Richard Hammett, a cloth merchant from Dunmanway who emigrated to the USA in the early 1800s. His mother was Isabella Norwood, her father William was a Master at the Dunmanway Charter School and they lived in the townland of Ballickalwick