Alta Hancock (Adams) (1795 - 1835)

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Birthplace: Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont
Death: Died in Clay, MO, USA
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About Alta Hancock (Adams)

Alta was the daughter of Asael Adams and Sarah Herrick Adams and was born in Paulette, Vermont 17 March 1795. She was of the blood of the Adams who helped in the formulation of America.

She married Solomon Hancock on March 12, 1815 and they became the parents of ten children.

Solomon and Alta Adams Hancock's children were: (1) Lucina Hancock born 25 March 1817 in Springfield, Mass. and died the next year, 4 June 1818. (2) Rufus Hancock born 12 April 1819 at Springfield, Mass. and died the same day. 3 Eliza Hancock was born 7 May 1820 at Euclid, Ohio and married Erastus H. Rudd. She died at Winter Quarters 28 January 1848. (4) Joseph Hancock born 7 May 1822 at Euclid, Ohio and married Harriet Broke/Brooks 14 August 1844, and died July 1924. (5) Charles Brent Hancock born in Columbia, Ohio 23 December 1823 and married (1) Samantha Priscilla Rawson; (2) Melinda Melissa Crockett; (3) Rachel Moore; (4) Cloe Rawson. He died 24 January 1904. (6) George Washington Hancock born in Columbia, Ohio 8 March 1826 and married (1) Betsy Jane Fackrell; (2) Amy Hancock, daughter of Joseph Hancock, an uncle. (7) Asael Hancock was born in Columbia, Ohio 19 March 1828 and died in Illinois November 1832 of cholera. (8) Cyrus Hancock was born in Chagrin, Ohio 22 March 1830 and died 12 November 1832 of cholera. (9 Nephi Hancock born in Chagrin, Ohio 3 March 1832 and die 12 March 1832 in Ohio. (10) Ameren Hancock born in Van Buren County (name changed to Cass County 19 Feb 1849) Missouri 29 December 1833 and died in Clay County Missouri December 1834, of exposure.

Solomon started on a mission in the fall of 1834 and shortly thereafter Alta died in Clay County Missouri 18 January 1835 and was buried by her child, Ameren who had died just after the trek from Jackson County. Six of her ten children died before her death.

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Alta Hancock's Timeline

1795
May 17, 1795
Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont
1815
March 12, 1815
Age 19
Potawatamie, Iowa
1817
March 25, 1817
Age 21
Old Springfield, Hmpdn, MA
1819
April 12, 1819
Age 23
Old Springfield, Hmpdn, MA
1820
May 7, 1820
Age 24
Euclid, OH, USA
May 7, 1820
Age 24
Euclid, Cyhg., OH
1823
December 23, 1823
Age 28
Columbiana, OH, USA
1826
March 8, 1826
Age 30
Columbia, Cuyahoga, Ohio
March 19, 1826
Age 30
Columbia, OH, USA
1830
March 22, 1830
Age 34
Chagrin Falls, Cyhg., OH