Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 1998.
Ebenezer Hancock [i], b. 1741, Braintree, Massachusetts; m. Eliza Larwel Powell . Ebenezer & Eliza Larwel (Powell) Hancock had at least two sons:
Thomas M. Hancock
b. 27 Nov 1769, Boston, Massachusetts (?)
2. John M. Hancock [iii], b. 22 Feb 1774; m. Betsey Triney Scott
2. John Hancock[iv], son of Ebenezer & Eliza Larwel (Powell) Hancock, b. 22 Feb. 1774 wife Betsey Triney Scott . John & Betsey Triney (Scott) Hancock had six (6) children:
James Scott Hancock
b. 17 Mar 1800, m to Ellen
2.2. Elizabeth Lowell Hancock [vi], m. to Joseph Moseley Moriarty . They had John , Joseph and Elizabeth.
2.3. Mary Hancock[vii], b. 22 Mar 1816
2.4. George W. (Washington?) Hancock[viii], b. About 1776.
2.5. John R. Hancock [ix]. B/ 1737, Braintree, Massachusetts; d. 1793, Massachusetts. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Raised by his uncle, Thomas M. Hancock .
2.6. William Rgile Hancock[x]; m. Mary Katherine Hollis , daughter of Jessie Robert Hollis, Jr.
2.5. John R. Hancock , son of John & Betsey Triney (Scott) Hancock , b. 1737, Braintree, Massahusetts; d. 1793, Massachusettts.
John R. Hancock was raised y his Uncle Thomas M. Hancock . John Hancock was educated at Harvard College. He was a member of the Massachusetts General Court and Boston town Committee. He served as the President of the first (1774) and second (1775) Provincial Congress. He ws the leader of the patriot party. Being a wealthy individual, he was able to make many contributions to the cause of the Revolution. The British march on Lexington & Concord on 18 Apr 1775, was for the purpose of arresting John Hancock and Samuel Adams . Paul Revere ’s warning allowed them to escape. He attended the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1780, as a delegate from Massachusetts. He commanded troops from Massachusetts during an expedition against the British in Rhode Island in 1778. He served two terms as Governor of Massachusetts, 1st 1780 - 1785, and again from 1787 to 1793.
John HANCOCK[xii] (Signer of the Declaration of Independence & Governor of MA) had no children to survive who produced heirs. John Hancock had two (2) children:
son, d. at 10y
2.5.2. daughter, d. as an infant.
This family of Hancocks, according to family tradition, descended from John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence. However, as we can see from the above information, John Hancock had no children who survived to produce heirs. Perhaps they descend from one of Thomas Hancock’s children (who are unknown, if any, at this time) or one of his brothers: James, George, or William Hancock.
(female) Hancock, m. Brad “Big Red” Brady . She later m2nd aft 1865 to (male) Manis. Brad & (female) (Hancock) Brady had at least one (1) child:
John “Bud” Hancock Brady , son of Brad & (female) (Hancock) Brady, b. bef. 1863; d. 1940; m. Cumberland Co., NC to (female) Pridgen. For Further Information See Brady
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