John Hancock (1774 - 1859)

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: proprietor of Boston Athenaeum
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About John Hancock

, John Hancock, son of Ebenezer Hancock and Elizabeth Lowell, was b. Feb. 22,1774 in Boston, Mass.; m. with ELIZABETH "Betsey" SCOTT, dau. of Capt. James Scott and Mary Richardson. She was b. 1779 in England and d. Aug. 31,1830 in Boston. He d. Jan. 2,1859 in Boston. Both Buried at Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co., Mass.

Children were: James Scott (1800), Elizabeth Lowell (1803-1806), John (1804-1854), Thomas (1806-1873), George 1808-1885), Charles Lowell (1810-1890), William Emerson (1812-1851), Elizabeth Lowell (1814-1857), Mary Lydia (1816-1851), Franklin (1812-1885), Washington (1822-1904).

(Note: The grave marker is no longer there The John Hancock memorial shaft is located where the Hancock family tomb is.)

  • 1850 census: John (76), in Boston w ch. Thomas (44), George (42), Charles L. (40), William E. (38), Mary L. (34), Franklin (31), and Washington (28). Also living with them is dau. Elizabeth L.H. Moriarty (30), her ch. John H. (10), Joseph M. (8), and C.L. H. (6). John Hancock is listed as a gentleman, as are Thomas and George. Charles L. is an councillor at law, William E. & Franklin are also listed as gentlemen. Washington is a councillor at law.
  • 1855 census: ('mistakenly listed with Susan O'Niel as head of household..she is carry over from another unrelated household. There are also errors in that ch of Elizabeth Moriarty are coded as Hancock instead of Moriarty)'John Hancock (81) w children George (47), Charles (45), Franklin (36), dau. Elizabeth (41) with her children, and his son Thomas (49).
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John Hancock's Timeline

1774
February 22, 1774
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1800
1800
Age 25
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1802
July 22, 1802
Age 28
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1804
August, 1804
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1806
1806
Age 31
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1808
1808
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1810
March 6, 1810
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1812
1812
Age 37
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1814
April 21, 1814
Age 40
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1816
March 22, 1816
Age 42
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States