Merab Hancock

13 December 1819–5 December 1893 (Age 73)
Dale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Merab

When Merab Hancock was born on 13 December 1819, in Dale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Hancock, was 33 and her mother, Ann Laidley, was 26. She married Samuel Gordge on 14 November 1847, in Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 5 December 1893, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Phillips
Merab Hancock
Marriage: about 1855
John Richard Phillips
Elizabeth Chestina Phillips
Sarah Phillips

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1855California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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

    Baptism of Merab Hancock in Wales on 13 Feb 1843

    William Wilford Allen (born William Allen III), was a missionary to Wales. His journal is at BYU Special Collections. His great grandson, Allen Christensen, emailed my sister Gena Kay (Morris) Raban …

    Sources (10)

    • Mabel Hancock in entry for Sara Myers, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Morah Philips in household of John Philips, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Merah Phillips in household of John Phillips, "United States Census, 1880"

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