Levi Ward Hancock

7 April 1803–10 June 1882 (Age 79)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Levi Ward

When Levi Ward Hancock was born on 7 April 1803, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Hancock II, was 39 and his mother, Amy Ward, was 36. He married Clarissa Reed on 29 March 1833, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 10 June 1882, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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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
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    Age 15
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    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 (38)

    • Levi Hancock in household of Jno T Matthews, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Levi W. Hancock, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Levi W. Hancock in entry for Solomon Mark Hancock, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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