I am having difficulty tracking down information about William H. Hammond, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (year unknown, but probably around 1820-1825). William H. Hammond moved to Horry district, South Carolina and married Julia Allen around 1845. They had one son, Richard W. Hammond, who was born in 1846, the same year that William H. Hammond drowned near the mouth of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. William H. Hammond was a Sea Captain "of Scotch descent" according to "The Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, published 1895). William H. Hammond's widow remained in Horry, South Carolina and married a William Hucks (or Hux) and had several more children.