Lydia Hancock

Female12 April 1777–3 November 1840

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Hancock was born on 12 April 1777, in Orland, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, John Hancock, was 38 and her mother, Mary Walker, was 37. She married Asa Turner Jr on 28 January 1796. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 3 November 1840, at the age of 63, and was buried in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Asa Turner Jr
Lydia Hancock
Marriage: 28 January 1796
Lewis Turner
Lyman Turner
Lee Turner
Asa Franklin Turner
Elijah Turner
Cyrus Turner
Alonzo Perry Turner
Abigail Mann Turner
Caroline D. Turner
Harriet Turner

Sources (39)

  • Lydia Hancock, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Lydia Hancock, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Lydia Hancock Turner, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1796
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 4

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1789: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Hancock, Maine, United States

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 17

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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