Meredith Hammack

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
September 19, 1999

Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock, Richwood: Comstock, 1974.

REV. MEREDITH HAMMACK–and Martha Walker were united
in wedlock in Roane county, West Virgina April 9, 1863, and they have been
blessed with eight children all now living at home, Mary Catherine born
Janurary 1, 1864; Daniel St.Clair, July 6, 1865; Elizabeth Mildred, April 6,
1866; John Monroe May 19, 1867; Nathaniel March 11, 1869; Sarah Jane,
December 21, 1871; Hugh Pepin, November 5, `879; Olevia Belle, March 11,
1882; Mrs. Hammack was born in Botetourt County, Virginia. February 1, 1841,
and her parents are Daniel and Catherine (Myers) Walker; the former died in
1879. Mr. Hammack has been a member of the Christian Church twenty years and
he has been an ordained minister twelve years. His wife and daughter, Mary
C., belong to the same church, the former having been a member eighteen
years. Mr. Hammack was born in Roane county (now) West Virginia, November 27,
1842 and he is a son of St. Clair and Catherine (Phillips) Hammack, residents
of Lincoln county. Meredith Hammack came to Lincoln county in 1881, and now
owns a grist and saw mill on Big Creek, six miles northeast from Hamlin. For
two years he was a member of the board of school examiners in Roane county,
and he has taught school for twelve years. The postoffice address of the Rev.
Mr. Hammack is Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.