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by Ray Nichols.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014


As the year draws to a close we find ourselves approaching that ultimate goal of the challenges involved in this year's posts, namely Ancestor 52. This week I will review all the info I have on numbers 48 and 49. While I have posted about them previously and you can check the tags to read those posts, I wish to review them now as it is most certainly there time, here at week 49, and as I am also approaching the end of generation 6 on my ancestor list.

Peter S. Hancock married Elizabeth Edwards in Virginia and they were the parents of Samuel A. Hancock, my great great grandfather. Peter was the son of John Hancock and Elizabeth Witt, and his wife Betsy was the daughter of Brice Edwards and Jane Rakes. Peter was born in Patrick County and Betsy was born in Franklin. They married in Floyd, Virginia where they lived out the rest of their lives. Although some of their children were born in Patrick County, indicating that they may have moved more than once before buying the family farm.

Peter G. Hancock (son of John Hancock) was born 1823 in Virginia, and died 1891 in Floyd County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Edwards on December 24, 1839 in Patrick County, VA, daughter of Brice Edwards and Jane Rakes.   
Marriage: December 24, 1839, Patrick County, VA.

John was supposedly born in New Kent County, Va, and married Elizabeth
Maddox (Jan. 1, 1733) on Oct. 16, 1755. Both died in Patrick Co., Va,
she in 1805, he in 1810. Their son, Benjamin (who died in Lebanon, TN)
was the great-grandfather of my great-great-great grandmother, Elizabeth
Hancock (her parents were Peter G. Hancock and Elizabeth Edwards.)
Elizabeth married George Washington Moran on Feb. 14, 1866.   

Columbia Hancock was born in 1861, at birth place, Virginia, to Peter G. Hancock andElizabeth Hancock (born Edens).
Peter was born in 1820, in Patrick, Virginia, United States.
Elizabeth was born circa 1820, in Patrick, Virginia, United States.
Columbia had 14 siblings: Martha Jane Cassell (born Hancock)John H. Hancock and 12 other siblings.        

Brice was born in Patrick County, Va. and died in Franklin County where he lived with his wife. 


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