Clarissa Hancock

3 September 1790–22 July 1870 (Age 79)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Clarissa

When Clarissa Hancock was born on 3 September 1790, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Hancock, was 26 and her mother, Amy Ward, was 23. She married Samuel Alger on 25 February 1808, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 22 July 1870, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Alger
Clarissa Hancock
Marriage: 25 February 1808
Eli Ward Alger
Samuel Alger
Amy Saphony Alger
Fanny Alger
Amy Sophronia Alger
John Alger
Alva Alger
Samuel H Alger
Thomas Hancock Alger
Clarissa Alger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1808Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 7
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    Age 21
    "ASHTABULA COUNTY - This county was formed 7 June 1807, and was taken from Trumbull and Geauga [Counties], and the date of its organization was 22 January 1811. It derived its name from Ashtabula River, which signifies in Indian dialect, ""Fish River."""

    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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    Patriarchal Blessing

    The Patriarchal Blessing Index in the Early Church Information File Has the following information for Clarisa Alger: Name: Alger, Clarisa when born: 3 Sept 1790 where born: Hampshire Co., Mass. father …

    Sources (57)

    • Clarissa Hancocks, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
    • Clarissa Alger in household of Reuben L Alger, "New York State Census, 1855"
    • Clarissa Hancock in entry for Clarissa Alger Whitney, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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