Allen Bedford Hancock

Brief Life History of Allen Bedford

When Allen Bedford Hancock was born on 26 May 1863, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Allen G. Hancock, was 26 and his mother, Manerva Ellis, was 24. He married Sarah A. Catherine Reynolds on 19 February 1883, in Stone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in White River Township, Izard, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Mounds, Creek, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 13 April 1933, in Caraway, Craighead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Allen Bedford Hancock
1863–1933
Nancy R Lee
1859–1931
Marriage: 14 August 1887
Columbus Francis Hancock
1889–1927
Hancock
1893–1895
Felix Guffie Hancock
1891–1962
Lee Roy Hancock
1894–1968
Jay Hancock
1896–
John Troy Hancock
1897–1978

Sources (13)

  • Allen Hancock in household of Roy Hancock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Allen B Hancock, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • A B Hancock in entry for John * Hancock, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.

1865 · Sultana Tragedy

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names (see Cocke ).

Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle, periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

History: Thomas Hancock, the uncle of Declaration of Independence signatory John Hancock (1736/7–93), was among the foremost of 18th-century American businessmen. He was a descendant of Nathaniel Hancock, who was known to have been in Cambridge, MA, as early as 1634. Born in Braintree, MA, John Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress and the first governor of the state of MA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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