Electa Chase Hancock

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About Electa Chase Hancock

Electa Chase Fisher, dau. of Rev. Orceneth Fisher and Elizabeth Key Watts, was b. Apr. 9,1829 in Springfield, Illinois; m. with HARVEY H. ALLEN, son of Rowland Allen and Sarah "Sally" Chapman, in Harris Co.,Texas on Mar. 1,1848. They resided in Houston, Texas. He d. Apr. 22,1863 in Houston and is buried at Founders Memorial Park, Houston.

Children were: Samuel Augustus (12/16/1849-11/29/1854), Orcenith Fisher (10/27/1851-2/1/1947), E.(1854), Myrtle (1856), and Harry (1861).

After Harvey's death she married 2nd, on Dec.1,1867 with WILLIAM J. HANCOCK in Harris Co.,Texas. He was b. Tennessee in 1818. A teacher. In 1870 they res. in Galveston, Texas. He died before 1900 when she was living in Temple City, Bell Co., Texas. Her son Orceneth Fisher Allen (49) and two of his children were with him. Also present was a grandson, Allen Hancock, who I have been unable to place. He was b. in Texas in 1887.

Child: A.C. (Aura Chase) Hancock (6/30/1868).

  • 1848 marriage record: Electa Chase Fisher m. Harvey H. Allen in Harris Co.,Texas on Mar. 1,1848.
  • 1850 census: E.C. Allen (20) with husband H.H. Allen (30) in Houston, Texas w son Saml (6m). He is Chief Justice in Texas.
  • 1860 census: E.C. Allen (31) with husband H.H. Allen (41) in Precinct 11, Lynchburg Post Office, Harris Co.,Texas with ch. F. Allen (9), E. Allen (6) and M. Allen (4)
  • 'see obit of son Orcenith Fisher Allen for birth location data.'
  • 1867 marriage record: Electa C. Allen m. William J. Hancock in Harris Co.,Texas on Dec. 1,1867.
  • 1870 census: E.C. Hancock (39) w husband W.J. Hancock (52) in Galveston. With them are ch. Myrtle Allen (12), Harry Allen (9) and A.C. Hancock (2). Husband is a teacher.
  • 1900 census: E.C. Hancock (71), b. 4/1829 Illinois; in Temple City Ward 3, Bell, Texas w son O. F. (49, b. Texas) and grandchildren Mirtte Allen (21), Lillie E. (17) and grandson Allen Hancock (13). Granddaughters b. Florida, grandson b. Texas. She is a widow. Also living with them is her grandson Allen Hancock (13, b. 1887 Texas) whose parents are presently unknown.
  • 1910 census: Electa Hancock (81, b. Illinois) is living at home of granddaughter Elizabeth Electa Allen Meisner and husband Frederick Meisner at HIS mother's home in Greenville, Mississippi.
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Electa Chase Hancock's Timeline

April 9, 1829
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
December 16, 1849
Age 20
Texas, United States
October 27, 1851
Age 22
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Age 24
Texas, United States
November 4, 1857
Age 28
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Age 31
Texas, United States
June 30, 1868
Age 39
Chapel Hill, Smith, Texas, United States