Samuel Hancock

1701–before May 1774 (Age 73)
Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Hancock was born in 1701, in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Hancock, was 26 and his mother, Johanna Hancock, was 21. He had at least 5 sons and 7 daughters with Elizabeth Jameson. He died before May 1774, in Franklin, Surry, North Carolina, British Colonial America, at the age of 73, and was buried in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Samuel Hancock
Elizabeth Jameson
Sarah Hancock
Mary Hancock
William Hancock
Frances Hancock
Simon Jefferson Hancock
Lucy Hancock
Phoebe Hancock
Samuel Hancock
John Hancock
Johanna Hancock
Colonel Benjamin Hancock Rev War
Sarah Hancock

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World Events (5)

1711 · The Tuscarora War

Age 10

The British, Dutch, and German settlers fought with the Tuscarora Native Americans, from September 22, 1711- February 11, 1715, in North Carolina.

Age 17

North Carolina is the location of Cape Hatteras, sometimes called the Graveyard of the Atlantic- many shipwrecks have occurred nearby.
1729 · Becomes a Royal Colony

Age 28

July 25, 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony, when the colony was sold to King George II.

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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Lower Norfolk County, Virginia

Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Lower Norfolk County is a long-extinct county which was located in colonial Virginia from 1637 until 1691. New Norfolk County was formed in 1636 from Elizabeth City Shi …

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Hancock, "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979"
  • Samuel Hancock and Johanna Hancock, My Heritage Family Trees
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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