John Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith

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John Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith

Birthplace: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Cause of death: Black fever
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hancorn Smith and Mary Ann Stringfellow
Husband of Maria Magdalena Alida Teubes
Father of Elizabeth Mary Gregan; Sydney Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith; Edward Hancorn-Smith and Baby Hancorn-Smith
Brother of Hancorn Smith; Mary Ann Hancorn-Smith; Rebecca Ann Hancorn-Smith; William Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith; Emily "Noonie" Lucy Hancorn-Smith Harding and 4 others

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About John Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith

Although the details of this profile state that he died in his tent in Kimberley-I have his great daughter-Elizabeth Mary Gregans diary. Elizabeth lived with the Cullen side of our family. Elizabeth says that she had a brother EDWARD, and when they were young children, their parents (John Stringfellow) left by horse and carriage, with their other child, then an infant-to go visiting. On their return, there was a flash rainfall. Maria wanted to turn back, but John wanted to continue home. As they crossed a bridge, the horse reared, and her parents were swept into the river. Johns body was found the next day. Marias body was found three days later, clinging to a branch, still holding on to the infant. They were then sent to live with her aunt, who had 13 other children . When she was older, she was left to look after the other children, while the adults went out. She saw a hand trying to open the front door, so she took the family shotgun and shot the man through the door. The man left a trail of blood, which lead police to a nearby kraal, and he was arrested.

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John Stringfellow Hancorn-Smith's Timeline

August 25, 1836
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 32
July 7, 1870
Age 33
April 8, 1872
Age 35
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa