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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Henry Williams
Arkansas Hancock
Marriage: 8 October 1874
Thomas Riley Williams
Jos A Williams
John Burl Williams
Shadrach "Shade" Williams
Benjamin Henry Williams
Martha Anne Williams
William Rayford Williams
Polly A Williams
Hosea Williams
Adaline Williams
Morrace Williams
Arthur Williams
Emma Estelle Williams

Spouse and Children

8 October 1874
Polk, Florida, United States


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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.

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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