Ammond Hammond was a son of Benoni G. Hammond, and was born in the town of Hope, Montgomery county, (now Hamilton) on the 29th December, 1803. At the age of seventeen he taught a common school, and subsequently began to study medicine with Dr. Mitchell, of Northville, with whom he remained for three years, and attended two courses of lectures at the Institution, at Castleton, Vermont. After having practiced in West Troy for one year, he went to New York in 1828, and attended another course of lectures. He returned to West Troy and engaged in professional life, which he continued without intermission almost up to the hour of his death, which occurred in the midst of his usefulness, from cholera, on the 21st day of July, 1849. A brother of Dr. Hammond, who was a student with him, died from a dissecting wound a few years previously. Dr. Hammond was twice married, his second wife was a daughter of Isaac Marks, Esq., of Watervliet. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, an upright and useful man, enjoying the respect and esteem of the public.
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