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Lieut Clement Hancock
Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 18, 1781
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA

"Lieutenant Clement HANCOCK, killed."

"Joseph Hayes owned a tavern adjacent to Edgehill Station - a stop along the local stage coach line. He and about two dozen of his men were sitting down to a nice meal when a colleague, Capt. John Owens, rode up and informed the men that smoke was coming out of the nearby plantation house of the late Brig. Gen. James Williams' widow.

Hayes and his men jumped up from their meal and followed Capt. Owens out of the tavern and up a small hill to gather at an old Cherokee War Block House - to see what was going on at the neighbor's home. They were instantly surrounded by "Bloody Bill" Cunningham with about 300 Loyalists. Hayes and his men ran into the small block house, but it was soon torched, so they threw down their arms and surrendered.

Each man was forced to back out of the small block house to have their hands tied behind them then affixed to a long rope, ostensibly to be marched to another location. However, as soon as the last man was attached to the long rope, Cunningham strarted hanging them, and then his men dismembered fourteen of them. Cunningham then rode off, leaving the body parts scattered."

Buried mass grave, located on Edgehill Plantation, also known as Haye's Station, southern Laurens County, South Carolina, America.

Thank you, Paul, Karen & Katherine, for taking the time and making the effort to give us the photographs of the memorial markers at Hayes Station possible!
 
 
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 Children:
  Clement Hancock (1750 - 1781)*
  Susannah Hancock (1758 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Haye's Station, Edgehill Plantation
Clinton
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Milisia A. E. Weldon
Record added: Jul 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54699438
Lieut Clement Hancock
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Lieut Clement Hancock
Added by: Paul, Karen, & Katherine
 
Lieut Clement Hancock
Added by: Paul, Karen, & Katherine
 
 
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- Priscilla Gaskins
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014
In memory of Clement Hancock on this Veteran's Day of 2014.
- Georgia Girl
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
My 7th Great Grandfather....RIP...
- Catherine Carter
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
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