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Rev. John Hancock

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: December 5, 1752 (81)
Braintree, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old Burying Ground (Plot: D.21), Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Nathaniel Hancock and Mary Hancock
Husband of Elizabeth Mary Hancock
Father of Rev. John Hancock, Jr.; Thomas Hancock, Esq.; Elizabeth Bowman; Rev Ebenezer Hancock; Sarah Hancock and 2 others
Brother of Nathaniel Hancock; Mary Emmons; Sarah Hancock; Nathaniel Hancock; Abigail Hancock and 9 others
Half brother of Jasper Hancock

Occupation: grammer school teacher, ordained preacher
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About Rev. John Hancock


Son of Nathaniel Hancock Deacon 1638 – 1719 and Mary Prentice 1644 – 1699.

John Hancock graduated from Harvard in 1689 and was ordained the same year. He taught at the Grammar School at Cambridge Massachusetts starting in 1691. He was minister at Lexington, Massachusetts from 1689 to 1732.<ref>Wikipedia entry for John Hancock, Sr.,_Sr.</ref>


"John Hancok of North Cambridge and Elesibeth Clark, Dec 11, 1700"; Vital Records of Chelmsford <ref>Massachusetts, Town Marriage Records, 1620-1850;</ref>


John Hancock Jr Rev 1702 – 1744

Thomas Hancock Judge Lexington 1703 – 1764

Elizabeth Hancock 1704 – 1785

Ebenezer Hancock 1710 – 1740

Sarah Hancock 1712 –

Lucy Hancock 1713 – 1768

Nathan Hancock 715 –


Old Burying Ground, Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Inscription: "Rev. John Hancock, born 1671, died 1752"<ref>Find A Grave: Memorial# 16819145</ref>


History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: Geneologies By Charles Hudson page 266

Old Burying Ground, Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Inscription: "Rev. John Hancock, born 1671, died 1752"<ref>Find A Grave: Memorial# 16819145

John Hancock Gov Pedigree Chart from History of the Town of Lexington by Charles Hudson

Daniel T. Rogers (b. 1943) family tree site:

Genealogical And Family History Of The State Of Maine, Vol. I. Authors: George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D., Rev. Henry S. Burrage, D. D. and Albert Roscoe Stubbs. Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1909. Pgs 433, 434 Pgs 864, 865

Author: Charles Hudson. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Boston And New York, 1913: Pgs 267, 268

History Of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877. Author: Lucius R. Paige. Published By: H. O. Houghton and Company, New York: Hurd And Houghton, The Riverside Press, 1877. Pgs. 96, 97 & 571-574

Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire, Volume 2

By Lewis publishing company, Chicago pg 864 HANCOCK;dq=%22Jacob+Hancock%22+AND+Salisbury,+MA&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false If you want to participate in this DNA testing go <references />n politician, John Hancock. John Hancock b. Mar. 1671, s. of Dea. Nathaniel and Mary (Prentice) Hancock; Harvard College 1689, A.B., A.M.; minister at Lexington 1689 - 1732; called Bishop; m. Elizabeth Clark, dau. of Rev. Thomas (1652 - 1704; H.C 1670) and Mary Clark of Chelmsford.

His son Thomas (1703 - 1774) was a merchant in Boston; built the house for his father now the Hancock-Clark house; This Rev. John had a son, Rev. John of Braintree (1702 - 1744, H.C. 1719) who had a son John who was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

(bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46800933" target="_blank Bill Boyington)]

Inscription: REV. JOHN HANCOCK, Born 1671 Died 1752. ___

REV. JONAS CLARKE, Born 1730, Died 1805. They Rest with theirs 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, Born June 24, 1763, Died Apr. 22, 1844. Aged 80 yrs. Maintained by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=8 Find A Grave] Record added: Jan 01, 2001

Find A Grave Memorial# 1856

'John Hancock

Born in Cambridge, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA on 1 May 1671

to Nathaniel Hancock and Mary Prentice.

John married Elizabeth Clark and had 5 children.

He passed away on Dec 1752 in Braintree, Massachusetts, USA.

Family Members


Nathaniel Hancock 1638-1719

Mary Prentice 1641-1709


Elizabeth Clark 1690-1760


John Hancock 1702-1744

Thomas Hancock 1703-1764

Elizabeth Hancock 1705-1724

Ebenezer Hancock 1710-1741

Lucy Hancock 1713-1768

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Rev. John Hancock's Timeline

March 1, 1671
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 1, 1671
June 1, 1702
Age 31
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
July 13, 1703
Age 32
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
February 1, 1704
Age 32
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
December 7, 1710
Age 39
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
February 17, 1712
Age 40
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
April 20, 1713
Age 42
Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
July 17, 1715
Age 44
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States