James Hancey

1 September 1835–5 April 1913 (Age 77)
Chediston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Hancey was born on 1 September 1835, in Chediston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Hancer, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Reynolds Pipe, was 26. He married Rachel Seamons on 11 October 1855, in All Saints' Church, All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860 and lived in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1856 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1859. In 1880, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States. He died on 5 April 1913, in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hyde Park Cemetery, Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Hancey
Annie Marie Christophersen
Marriage: 10 October 1879
Rachel May Hancey
James Alfred Hancey
Mary Menetta Hancey
George Earnest Hancey
Leander Hancey
Leslie Peter Hancey
Evan Homer Hancey
Clarence Hancey
Georgena Hancey
Lillian Hancey
Aleda Hancey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1879Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    "In April 1836, Samuel Colt formed a corporation of venture capitalists to bring his patented ""revolving gun"" to the market. The Patent Arms Manufacturing of Paterson, New Jersey had been chartered the month before (March 5) and promised Colt a commission for each sale in exchange for the patent rights. Due to the popularity of the patent, Colt had a monopoly on revolver manufacture until 1857."
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 26
    No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

    Name Meaning

    English (Suffolk): perhaps a local pronunciation of Anstey . This name is now more common in the US than in England.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Rachel Seamons Hancey

    I, Rachel Seamons Hancey, write a few incidents of my life, by request of some of my children. I was born May 31, 1834 in the village of All Saints, Suffolk County, England. My parents were honest an …

    Sources (87)

    • James Hancey in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • James Hansen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Hancey in entry for Jesse S Hancey and Christine Erhartsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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