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Elizabeth 'Eliza' Hancock (Lowell)

Also Known As: "Eliza", "Larwell"
Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ebenezer Lowell, General and Mary Lowell
Wife of Gen. Ebenezer Hancock
Mother of Hannah Hancock; Thomas Hancock; John Hancock; John Hancock; John Hancock and 2 others
Sister of Ebenezer Lowell, Jr.; Dr. John Lowell, M.D.; Colford Lowell and Sarah Lowell

Managed by: Harrison Victor Baldwin
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About Elizabeth 'Eliza' Hancock

Biography

Daughter of General Ebenezer Lowell Jr 1701 – 1767 and Mary Reed 1714 – 1799


Birth

  • 1744 18 Aug
  • Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Alt 1747 (b/c died at 80 y)

Marriage to Ebenezer Hancock Gen

  • 1767 7 Jun — Age: 22
  • Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • (sometimes appears as Powell) by Rev. Chas. CHAUNCEY D.D. to Elizabeth LOWELL, & d 12 Mar 1819. Elizabeth, dau/o Ebenezer & Mary (REED) LOWELL, b 1747 & d testate 18 Jul 1827 at 80y. See below for proof of her parents.

She was married, 7 June 1767, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts by Rev. Chas. CHAUNCEY D.D. to General Ebenezer Hancock 1741 – 1819

Children:

1 Thomas HANCOCK b 27 Nov 1769, bpt 10 Dec 1769, He married Keziah Nichols (1771 –) on 8 Apr 1790 and had two children Mary Ann and Billy S. He was declared 22 Jul 1818 non compos menta at request of father when he was 48 years old. In 1823 his estate was sold. Possibly he had a stroke? His brother, John, became his guardian. Thomas d 16/26 Oct 1841. Burial Granary Burial Ground.

(Source: Boston Town Records, Marriage & Civil Records, Selectmen Meeting, Boston, MA of 22 Jul 1818, City Document #105 p. 140. Thomas Hancock Death 16 Oct 1841 Boston age 72 Date Wednesday November 10 1841 Paper Massachusetts Spy Worcester MA Volume 71 Issue 45 Page 3)

2. George Washington HANCOCK 1776 – 1793 died young and unmarried.

3. John HANCOCK b & probably d 7 Jun 1772 as baptism was given as an obituary.

4. John HANCOCK, Esq. b 22 Feb 1774 Cambridge, MA, bpt 27 Feb 1774, mar 19 May 1799 Boston, Suffolk Co., MA by Rev. Samuel PARKER to Betsey SCOTT, & d 2 Jan 1859. He was appointed administrator of his Grandmother LOWELL's estate, with his father acting as his bond surety. He had several children.

5.Hannah HANCOCK mar William GLINES. They had a son: a. Joseph GLINES married Mary HILL

The Salt Lake City IGI records their marriage and the births of Thomas, George Washington, John and Hannah only, no others.

(Please note Vachel Hancock was not from this family. He was the son of John and Rachel Hancock who were married in Virginia about 1767. Vachel's birth is recorded in Virginia. The family moved to Hillsborough District, Randolph County, North Carolina. John Hancock made his will 23 Sep 1787 and it was probated in Randolph County March 1788. The will leaves half the land to Vachel and the other half to son John. Vachel married Elizabeth 1788 in Randolph, NC. Vachel was listed on the Census for Randolph Co. 1790 and 1800. By 1810 he was buying land in Harrison County, Indiana. Floyd county was created from Harrison and he died there in 1819. I have his estate papers and information on his children. The DAR application that links Vachel to Ebenezer Hancock of Massachusetts. is incorrect).

Ebenezer HANCOCK's wife was dau of Ebenezer Lowell and Mary Reed

  • 1799 — Age: 55
  • Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Mary (REED) LOWELL d Apr 1799 Boston, MA & her funeral was held at the "house of her son-in-law, Ebenezer HANCOCK, Esq in Marlborough St." according to The Columbian Centinel of Boston Mortuary Notice. Therefore his wife was dau/o Ebenezer Lowell & Reed

Death

  • 1827 18 Jul — Age: 82
  • Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died testate 18 Jul 1827 at 80y. Mrs. Mary (REED) LOWELL died, Apr 1799, in Boston, Massachusetts and her funeral was held at the "house of her son-in-law, Ebenezer HANCOCK, Esq., in Marlborough St. in Boston, Massachusetts" according to The Columbian Centinel of Boston.

Find A Grave Memorial# 28426611 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Note about her parents: Mary (REED) LOWELL "Relic of Ebenezer Lowell" died 19 Apr 1799 in Boston, MA & her funeral was held at the "house of her son-in-law, Ebenezer HANCOCK, Esq in Marlborough St." according to The Columbian Centinel of Boston Mortuary Notice. IMPORTANT RESEARCHERS: This disproves that General Ebenezer Hancock 1741 – 1819 married Eliza Lowell born 1735 the daughter of Michael Lowell 1709 – 1761 and Abigail Coney 1712 – 1761 i.e. Eliza (Michael, Ebenezer, John, John, Percival) as stated in error on page 35 of The historic genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 - 1899." The wife of General Ebenezer Hancock 1741 – 1819 was therefore Eliza Lowell 1744 - 1827 the daughter of General Ebenezer Lowell Jr 1701 – 1767 and Mary Reed 1714 – 1799. Moreover, the estate of Mary (REED) LOWELL "Relect of Ebenezer Lowell" was administered by her gradson John Hancock 1774 – 1859. Administator John Honcock Date: Friday, August 16, 1799 Paper: Massachusetts Mercury (Boston, Massachusetts) Volume: XIV Issue: 14 Page: 4

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Elizabeth 'Eliza' Hancock's Timeline

1744
August 18, 1744
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1768
1768
Age 23
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1768
Age 23
Massachusetts, United States
1769
November 27, 1769
Age 25
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1772
1772
Age 27
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1774
February 22, 1774
Age 29
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
February 22, 1774
Age 29
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1776
February 22, 1776
Age 31
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1827
July 18, 1827
Age 82
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States