Sarah Hancock

Female14 January 1840–25 May 1921

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Hancock was born on 14 January 1840, in Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Henry Hancock, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Ayres, was 26. She married Ebenezer Beesley Sr. on 26 March 1859, in Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1849 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 25 May 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Beesley Sr.
Sarah Hancock
Marriage: 26 March 1859
Ebenezer Beesley Jr.
William Henry Beesley
Frederick Beesley
Adelbert Beesley
Ella Beesley
Lorenzo Beesley
Alvin Augustus Beesley
Franklin Beesley
Amy Susannah Beesley
Sarah Emily Beesley

Sources (60)

  • Sarah Hancock in entry for Adelbert Beesley, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
  • Sarah Hancock in household of Mary Hancock, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sarah Hancock in entry for Ebenezer Beesley, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1859Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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

    What a Honeymoon!

    Ebenezer Beesley, trudging behind the crossbar of the clumsy handcart, pushed away at the front of his vehicle while his lovely bride, still wearing her wedding dress, helped by pushing at the re …

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