Catherine Demerilus Hancock

15 May 1821–25 May 1907 (Age 86)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Catherine Demerilus

When Catherine Demerilus Hancock was born on 15 May 1821, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Martin Hancock Jr., was 22 and her mother, Rachel Hartsfield, was 23. She married Armstead Carter on 2 November 1837. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 25 May 1907, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Culpepper, Cannon, Tennessee, United States.

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Armstead Carter
Catherine Demerilus Hancock
Marriage: 2 November 1837
William Andrew Carter
Martha Carter
Sarah Elizabeth Carter
James R Carter
Robert Carter
Amanda Carter
Rachael Rebecca Carter
Mary Laviney Carter
Jesse Carter
Joseph Dawson Carter

Spouse and Children

2 November 1837


    William Andrew Carter


    Sarah Elizabeth Carter


    James R Carter


    Robert Carter


    Amanda Carter


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 14

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names ( see Cocke ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Carter in household of Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine Carter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catharine Carter in household of Armstead Carter, "United States Census, 1850"

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