About John George Washington Hancock
John "Johnny" George Washington Hancock, son of John Hancock and Dorothy Quincy, was b. Mar. 8, 1778 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; he died on Jan. 27,1787 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts from a head injury while skating on a pond in Milton, Massachusetts. He is buried at Granary Burial Groung, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
- NOTE: The grave marker is no longer there. The John Hancock memorial shaft is located where the Hancock family tomb is.
"This amiable child gave every indication of future eminence; and while his sweetness of temper, his strength of memory, and brilliancy of genius, led his parents to hope, that he would be not only the staff of their age, but eminently useful in the world! Their hopes are suddenly blasted, and they feel the deepest affliction."
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