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Thomas Sherwood HAYMOND

(1794-1869)

HAYMOND, Thomas Sherwood, a Representative from Virginia; born near Fairmont, Monongalia County, Va. (now West Virginia), January 15, 1794; attended private schools and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; served as a private in the War of 1812; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Morgantown, Va. (now West Virginia); president of the county court of Marion County in 1842; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alexander Newman and served from November 8, 1849, to March 3, 1851; brigadier general of the State militia prior to 1861; entered the Confederate Army as a colonel in 1861 and served throughout the Civil War; died in Richmond, Va., April 5, 1869; interment in Palatine Cemetery, near Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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