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John Adams Hancock

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John Adams Hancock

Birth
Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Death
20 Oct 1827 (aged 74)
Butler County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Hanover Township, Butler County, Ohio, USA Add to Map
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Biographical Sketch by Tom Hartman

Married Nancy Graves 1774 in Louisa Co.,Va or Spotsyvania Co., Va, son of Benjamin and Mary "Polly" (Beadles) Hancock. John was the first settler on the site of the present town of Oxford 1798. His cabin was located where the public square is today. He was a Revolutionary soldier.

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Biographical Research by David E. Hancock

Found in records as (Capt.) John Hancock & John Adams Hancock.

One tax record in Butler County, Ohio names two John Hancocks. One was listed merely as John Hancock and the other as John Adams Hancock. John A. Hancock, s/o (Capt) John Hancock, was found in land records of Decatur and Ripley County, Indiana as John Alexander Hancock, so it is assumed that John Adams Hancock is thus this (Capt.) John Hancock.
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John Hancock, s/o Benjamin Hancock & Mary Beadles, was born 4 March 1753 in probably Hanover County, Virginia where his parents resided.

He married 07 May 1774 in either Spotsylvania Co., VA or Louisa Co., VA to Nancy Ann (aka Ann/Nancy) Graves, dau/o Thomas Graves, Jr. and wife, Isabella Susannah Bartlett.

Lost records, according to another researcher, indicated he served in the Louisa County, Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War, but he collected no pension as did his brother Austin Hancock.

John & Nancy moved westward into Fayette Co., Woodford Co., and Franklin Co., Kentucky, where they sojourned for a time with their growing family. (Capt.) John and Nancy eventually removed with their children to Butler Co., Ohio leaving behind three of their married children in Kentucky where they settled for a time at the hamlet of Oxford in 1798. John and his family were the first settlers on the site which became the present town square in Oxford. Here at the town square he constructed his cabin, but eventually removed to Reily Township, Butler Couny, Ohio because of lack of water.

Both John and Nancy (according to record) are said to have originally been buried in the Hancock Graveyard, but were later reburied in the Oxford Cemetery.

For this reason they are given as being buried here. There is no stone to validate their resting place.

They were the parents of 11 known children.

1. Thomas Graves Hancock resided in Franklin Co., KY
2. Susannah (Hancock) Crutcher resided in Franklin Co., KY
3. Bartlett "Harry" Hancock resided in Franklin Co., KY
4. John A. Hancock resided in Butler Co., OH
5. Joel Hancock resided in Butler Co., OH
6. Nancy Ann (Hancock) Jones resided in Butler Co., OH
7. Graves Hancock resided in Butler Co., OH
8. Isabella (Hancock) Clem resided in Butler Co., OH
9. James Bartlett Hancock resided in McLean Co., IL
10. Henry Graves Hancock resided in Randolph Co., IN
11. William Thomas Hancock was the administrator of his mother's estate, but nothing more is known of him.
Biographical Sketch by Tom Hartman

Married Nancy Graves 1774 in Louisa Co.,Va or Spotsyvania Co., Va, son of Benjamin and Mary "Polly" (Beadles) Hancock. John was the first settler on the site of the present town of Oxford 1798. His cabin was located where the public square is today. He was a Revolutionary soldier.

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Biographical Research by David E. Hancock

Found in records as (Capt.) John Hancock & John Adams Hancock.

One tax record in Butler County, Ohio names two John Hancocks. One was listed merely as John Hancock and the other as John Adams Hancock. John A. Hancock, s/o (Capt) John Hancock, was found in land records of Decatur and Ripley County, Indiana as John Alexander Hancock, so it is assumed that John Adams Hancock is thus this (Capt.) John Hancock.
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John Hancock, s/o Benjamin Hancock & Mary Beadles, was born 4 March 1753 in probably Hanover County, Virginia where his parents resided.

He married 07 May 1774 in either Spotsylvania Co., VA or Louisa Co., VA to Nancy Ann (aka Ann/Nancy) Graves, dau/o Thomas Graves, Jr. and wife, Isabella Susannah Bartlett.

Lost records, according to another researcher, indicated he served in the Louisa County, Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War, but he collected no pension as did his brother Austin Hancock.

John & Nancy moved westward into Fayette Co., Woodford Co., and Franklin Co., Kentucky, where they sojourned for a time with their growing family. (Capt.) John and Nancy eventually removed with their children to Butler Co., Ohio leaving behind three of their married children in Kentucky where they settled for a time at the hamlet of Oxford in 1798. John and his family were the first settlers on the site which became the present town square in Oxford. Here at the town square he constructed his cabin, but eventually removed to Reily Township, Butler Couny, Ohio because of lack of water.

Both John and Nancy (according to record) are said to have originally been buried in the Hancock Graveyard, but were later reburied in the Oxford Cemetery.

For this reason they are given as being buried here. There is no stone to validate their resting place.

They were the parents of 11 known children.

1. Thomas Graves Hancock resided in Franklin Co., KY
2. Susannah (Hancock) Crutcher resided in Franklin Co., KY
3. Bartlett "Harry" Hancock resided in Franklin Co., KY
4. John A. Hancock resided in Butler Co., OH
5. Joel Hancock resided in Butler Co., OH
6. Nancy Ann (Hancock) Jones resided in Butler Co., OH
7. Graves Hancock resided in Butler Co., OH
8. Isabella (Hancock) Clem resided in Butler Co., OH
9. James Bartlett Hancock resided in McLean Co., IL
10. Henry Graves Hancock resided in Randolph Co., IN
11. William Thomas Hancock was the administrator of his mother's estate, but nothing more is known of him.


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