Solomon Hancock

Brief Life History of Solomon

When Solomon Hancock was born on 15 August 1793, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Hancock II, was 29 and his mother, Amy Ward, was 26. He married Alta Adams on 12 March 1815, in Iowa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1842 and Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1847. He died on 2 December 1847, in Galland's Grove, Shelby, Iowa, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Solomon Hancock
Alta Adams
Marriage: 12 March 1815
Lucinda Hancock
Rufus Hancock
Eliza Elizabeth Hancock
Joseph Euclid Hancock
Charles Brent Hancock
George Washington Hancock
Asael Hancock
Sara Hancock
Cyrus Agnus Hancock
Nephi Hancock
Ammaron Hancock

Sources (91)

  • Solomon Hancock, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Solomon Hancocks, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
  • Solomon Hancock and Phoebe Adams, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

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


The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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