Clarissa Reed

18 December 1814–17 January 1860 (Age 45)
Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Clarissa

When Clarissa Reed was born on 18 December 1814, in Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, John Reed, was 31 and her mother, Rebecca Bearse, was 29. She married Levi Ward Hancock on 29 March 1833, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 17 January 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Ward Hancock
Clarissa Reed
Marriage: 29 March 1833
Mosiah Lyman Hancock
Sarah Hancock
Amy Elizabeth Hancock
Francis Marion Hancock
John Reed Hancock
Levison Hancock
Levi Ward Hancock Jr
Joseph Smith Hancock
Levi Ward Hancock Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1833Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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    Life Sketch of Levi & Clarissa

    Levi Ward Hancock 1803 Massachusetts - 1882 Utah Clarissa Reed 1814 New Hampshire - 1860 Utah Levi’s childhood… Levi Ward Hancock was born on April 7, 1803, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Th …

    Sources (116)

    • Clarissa Hancock, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Clarissa Reed, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Clarissa Reed in entry for Clarissa White Woodbury Marsh, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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