William S. Hammett, retired farmer residing in Tuscola, was born in Montgomery county, Virginia, December 9, 1823, and is a son of John Hammett (see sketch of James R. Hammett). He came with his father from Bourbon county, Kentucky, in 1829. He was for many years a leading farmer of Camargo township and prominent in the early affairs of the county.

Extracted 03 Apr 2020 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, page 276.

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