Arkansas Hancock

15 June 1852–16 November 1931 (Age 79)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Arkansas

When Arkansas Hancock was born on 15 June 1852, in Georgia, United States, her father, Jordan A Hancock, was 39 and her mother, Martha Jane Baker, was 34. She married Henry Williams on 8 October 1874, in Polk, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in DeSoto, Florida, United States in 1920 and Hardee, Florida, United States in 1930. She died on 16 November 1931, in Wauchula, Hardee, Florida, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lemon Grove, Hardee, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Williams
1845–1895
Arkansas Hancock
1852–1931
Marriage: 8 October 1874
Thomas Riley Williams
1874–1956
Jos A Williams
1877–
John Burl Williams
1877–1951
Shadrach "Shade" Williams
1878–1950
Benjamin Henry Williams
1882–1956
Martha Anne Williams
1884–1906
William Rayford Williams
1885–1951
Polly A Williams
1887–1977
Hosea Williams
1889–1918
Adaline Williams
1892–1980
Morrace Williams
1894–1918
Arthur Williams
1896–1959
Emma Estelle Williams
1896–1963

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 October 1874
Polk, Florida, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 1

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1861

Age 9

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Arks Williams, "Florida State Census, 1885"
  • Kansas Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arkansas Williams in household of Ben H Williams, "United States Census, 1930"

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