George Barnard Hancock

7 March 1836–
Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George Barnard

George Barnard Hancock was born on 7 March 1836, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Newburgh, Orange, New York, United States in 1855.

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 81

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

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)

  • George B Hancock in household of Levi Hancock, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • George Barnard Hancock, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • George Barnard Hancock, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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