Allen Bedford Hancock

26 May 1863–13 April 1933 (Age 69)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Allen Bedford

When Allen Bedford Hancock was born on 26 May 1863, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Allen G. Hancock, was 25 and his mother, Manerva Ellis, was 23. 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
Nancy R Lee
Marriage: 14 August 1887
Columbus Francis Hancock
Child Hancock
Felix Guffie Hancock
Lee Roy Hancock
Ray Hancock
Jay Hancock
Troy " Toy" Hancock

Spouse and Children

14 August 1887
Searcy, Arkansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Allen G. Hancock


    Manerva Ellis




    Parlee Hancock



    John R. Hancock


    Demore Calvin Hancock


    Samuel Hancock


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Age 1

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

Age 2

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

Age 19

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

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names ( see Cocke ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Allen Hancock in household of Roy Hancock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Allen Handcock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Allen Hancock in household of Allen Hancock, "United States Census, 1870"

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