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CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEALS AND CIRCUIT
A TABLE OF STATUTES CONSTRUED IS GIVEN
Unanimously Adopted at a Recent Meeting of the Bar of the Western District of Tennessee, and Reported by a Committee Consisting of Messrs. Jno. E. McCall, Thos. M. Scruggs, and Albert W. Biggs, to the West Publishing Company, with Request to Publish the Same in a Bound Volume of the Federal Reporter.
Hon. ELI SHELBY HAMMOND
Late U. S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.
Judge E. S. Hammond was the son of Dr. John Chessed Pernell Hammond and Priscilla Attalla Shelby Hammond, and was born at Brandon, Miss., April 27, 1838; moved to Collierville, Tenn., at the age of four years; graduated from Union College, Murfreesboro, in 1856; also graduated from the Lebanon Law School in 1857. He was admitted to the bar at Ripley, Miss., when not yet 20 years of age. He practiced in Mississippi with W. P. Curlee, of the firm of Hammond & Curlee, until 1859, when he moved to Memphis. and formed a partnership with Sidney Y. Watson, under the firm name of Watson & Hammond. In April, 1861, he enlisted in the Shelby Grays, Confederate States Army. He was lieutenant and adjutant in the 14th Tennessee Cavalry, was taken prisoner at one time, and spent seven months in Irving Block Prison, Memphis. After his release he rejoined the army and served to the end of the war, being paroled at Greenville, Ala. He was married in 1864 in Ripley, Miss., to Miss Fannie F. Davis, daughter of Hon. Orlando Davis. In 1865 he came to Memphis again and entered upon the practice of law there with Col. Luke W. Finlay, under the firm name of Finlay & Hammond, but shortly thereafter his father-inlaw, Judge Davis, persuaded him to accept a partnership in a lucrative practice in North Mississippi, under the firm name of Davis & Hammond, where he practiced until the fall of 1869. He again returned to Memphis, and formed a partnership with Hon. Wm. M. Randolph, under the firm name of Randolph & Hammond, and subsequently, Mr. R. D. Jordan being admitted to the firm, the firm was Randolph, Hammond & Jordan. He was appointed District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee by President Hayes in 1878, and held this (iii)