Dr. Thomas Hancock

Male10 April 1761–24 March 1845

Brief Life History of Thomas

Dr. Thomas Hancock was born on 10 April 1761, in London, England, United Kingdom. He married Aggatha Agnes Johnson in 1818, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 March 1845, in Union, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hancock, Lancaster, South Carolina, United States.

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Dr. Thomas Hancock
Aggatha Agnes Johnson
Marriage: 1818
Thomas I. Hancock
Elizabeth "Betsey" Hancock
Sophia Hancock
Agnes S Hancock
Caroline Hancock
Jane Hancock
William Govan Hancock
Thomas James Hancock

Sources (5)

  • Thomas Hncock, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Thomas Hancock, "Find A Grave Index"
  • South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-FNLN-X?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-BZ9%3A190569301%2C190568402%2C191255802%2C192224601

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1818South Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 15

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

    Age 15

    On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 22

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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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    Immigrated to America in 1793

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