Col. George Hancock, US Congress

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George Hancock

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Botetourt Co, VA
Death: July 18, 1820 (66)
Montgomery Co, VA
Place of Burial: Fotheringay Cemetery Shawsville Montgomery County Virginia
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margaret Hancock
Father of Mary Griffin; Caroline Preston; Julia Clark; George Hancock and Elizabeth Madison

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About Col. George Hancock, US Congress

George Hancock (June 13, 1754 – July 18, 1820) was an American planter and lawyer from Virginia. He represented Virginia as a Federalist in the U.S. House from 1793 to 1797.

He was born in Chesterfield County to George and Mary (Jones) Hancock. George Hancock was appointed a colonel in the Virginia militia, where he served as aide de camp to Count Pulaski. When General Pulaski was mortally wounded at the battle of Savannah, it was Colonel Hancock that pulled the general off of his horse. George Hancock married Margaret Strother in 1781.

In was in that year that Hancock purchased 300 acres in and around Fincastle, Va, that was to become Santillane. Work began in 1795 on Santillane using George Hancock's slaves. The exterior was completed around 1800 using bricks fired on site. The interior was probably completed a couple of years later. The first documented reference to the residence as "Satillane", was on a letter head dated 1805 that was sent by Margaret Hancock.

George and Margaret Hancock's daughter, Julia, married General William Clark at Santillane on January 5th, 1808, upon his return from exploring the Louisiana Territory with Merithwether Lewis. The newlyweds lived at Santillane until 1810, at which time they moved west so General Clark could become the governor of the Missouri territory. Shortly after his daughter and son-in-law's move, George Hancock sold Santillane to Henry Bowyer.

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Col. George Hancock, US Congress's Timeline

June 13, 1754
Botetourt Co, VA
Age 28
March 26, 1785
Age 30
Virginia, United States
November 21, 1791
Age 37
Botetourt Co, VA
Age 43
July 18, 1820
Age 66
Montgomery Co, VA
Fotheringay Cemetery Shawsville Montgomery County Virginia