William Ham and his brother Moses are said to have been born in Germany. They went to England and Moses married there.The three came to S.C. where William married Martha Sherman and they had four children:John b. 2 Dec. 1764; Thomas b. 1765; James b. after 1765; William b. 1 Feb. 1779.John married Phoebe Blassingame, dau. of John Blassingame & Rachel McIlroy.John Ham served in the Rev. War and died in McNairy Co. TN 30 Oct. 1834.