George Washington Hancock

8 March 1826–15 November 1901 (Age 75)
Columbia Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Hancock was born on 8 March 1826, in Columbia Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States, his father, Solomon Hancock, was 32 and his mother, Alta Adams, was 30. He married Betsy Jane Fackrell on 14 May 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States in 1837 and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1848. He registered for military service in 1846. In 1851, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as farmer in Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 15 November 1901, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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George Washington Hancock
Amy Experience Hancock
Marriage: 4 April 1852
Tanequickeup Mary Voreas Kanosh
Amy Experience Hancock
George Washington Hancock
Solomon Hancock
Alta Maria Hancock
Julia Ellen Hancock
Asael Hancock Sr.
Clarissa Hancock
Anna Eliza Hancock
Joseph Smith Hancock
Cyrus W. Hancock
Lovel Hancock
Lovina Hancock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1852Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
    Age 10
    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Life of Amy Hancock, Early Pioneer of Payson, Utah

    I, Amy Hancock, daughter of Joseph Hancock and Experience Wheeler, was born in Clay County, Missouri, 12 May 1835. My parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Father was in Zi …

    Sources (50)

    • George W Hancock in entry for Alta Maria Hancock Townsend, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Geo W Hancock, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Geo W Hancock in entry for Betsey Hancock, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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