Rev Ebenezer Hancock

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Rev Ebenezer Hancock

Birthdate: (29)
Birthplace: Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Hancock and Elizabeth Mary Hancock
Brother of Thomas Hancock, Esq.; Elizabeth Bowman; Sarah Hancock; Lucy Cooke; Nathan Hancock and 1 other

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Rev Ebenezer Hancock

Son of Rev. John and Elizabeth (Clarke) Hancock.

Harvard Class of 1728. Ebenezer received his M.A. degree in 1731. On November 2, 1733 he became his father's collegue and on January 2, 1734, he was ordained. Had his life not been cut short, Ebenezer was scheduled to succeed his father as minister in Lexington. "Last Tuesday morning we had the sorrowful news from Lexington, of the sudden death of the Rev. Mr. Ebenezer HANCOCK, colleague Pastor with his Reverend father of the church of that town. On Thursday he was in good health and rode with his sister from Bedford to Lexington; the next day he was seized with the throat distemper, which has prov'd so mortal of late in many country towns, of which he died on Monday evening following about 9 o'clock in the prime of life, to the great grief of his aged parents, his relatives, and acquaintance, and the whole people under his pastoral care, whose hopes and expectations were very much upon him for a life of service among them many years yet to come; he being well qualified for, and faithful in the discharge of the important work he undertook. As he was greatly beloved by all that knew him, so his death is exceedingly lamented. And his corps was decently inter'd on Friday last." - New England Weekly Journal, February 5, 1740.


Inscription:

  • REV. JOHN HANCOCK,
  • Born 1671, Died 1752.
  • REV. JONAS CLARKE,
  • Born 1730, Died 1805.
  • They
  • Rest with their wives
  • And a part of their children
  • In the vault below.

SARAH CLARKE,

  • Born Nov. 10, 1774, Died June 20, 1843.
  • Aged 69 yrs.

ELIZABETH CLARKE,

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Rev Ebenezer Hancock's Timeline

1710
December 7, 1710
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1740
January 28, 1740
Age 29
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
February 1, 1740
Age 29
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States