English origin, a patronymic (of, relating to, or derived from the name of one's father
or a paternal ancestor) derived from Hann 1) a nickname for John 'gracious gift of Yahveh' or just ' gift of God or Jehovah,'
from the medial syllable of the full form, Johannes; in its various national forms John has been excedingly frequent throughout
Europe due to the outstanding Biblical characters John the Baptist and John the apostle, beloved disciple of Jesus, numerous
popes and saints of that name; 2) if Ralf, like other Norman names beginning with R, had rhymed forms with H (such as Hick
for Richard), perhaps Hancock, can be derived from Ralf used in England before the Norman Conquest, in the form Raedwulf “shield
wolf,” which became Radulf and then Ralf; 3) Hann can also be a short form for Henry “home rule”, introduced
by Normans, which became popular due to the three strong kings of this name during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In
any case the name contains the common English diminutives -cock.
Obadiah Hancock was born about 1786 and died between 1850 and 1860 per the 1850 and
1860 Wythe County census. He married Jane Bradd who was born about 1805 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. Jane died on 07 June
1853 on Little Walker’s Creek, Wythe County. The death record in Wythe confirms that Obadiah and Jane lived on Little
Walker’s Creek in the 1850’s. They were not listed as owning land during that time in the census. Children from the 1850 Wythe County, Virginia
Census, Wythe County marriage records and Mary B. Kegley’s book, Lost Children of Wythe County:
1. Mary Jane was born on 16 June 1822 and died 05 March 1899 in Bland
County. She is buried in the Hancock Cemetery, Little Walkers Creek, Bland. Mary never married. Her children are from various
Bland county censuses and marriage records.
1.1. Thomas S. born about 1854 and was living in
Clear Fork, Tazewell County in 1880 with Louisa J. Hancock. There were two children listed, Martin L. age 1 and Mary A. age
1.2. Marcus Lafayette was born on 22 October 1856 and died 29 January
1938. He married Margaret Virginia Wyrick, daughter of Sanders and Nancy Wyrick, on 26 April 1877 in Bland. Margaret was born
on 27 May 1856 and died 15 March 1928. Marcus and Margaret are buried in the Hancock Cemetery, Little Walkers Creek, Bland
County. Marcus and Margaret’s children:
1.2.1. Effie Pearl born 21 March 1878 married Samuel Madison Corder on
23 January 1902. He was the son of James Larkin Corder and Minerva Josephine Pauley. Effie died 12 February 1934 in West Virginia.
1.2.2. Saunders Helton born 30 December 1892 married Carrie Nellie Louisa
Hancock on 19 June 1909 in Bland. She was the daughter of William Lee Hancock and Mary E. Epperson. Sanders and Carrie’s
18.104.22.168. Rose Catherine married Frank Estell Collins. Rose married 2nd
Jesse James Hancock, Sr.
Ocie Evelyn married
Hubert Bruce Dean.
Robert Luther married Mary Elizabeth Corder. She was the daughter of James Larkin Corder andMary Elizabeth Hancock.
1.2.4. James W. was born about 1894.
1.2.5. Henry E. was born about 1896.
Robert Cecil married Alma Cressell on 29 December 1926 in Pulaski County.
George Washington was born in 1859 and died in 1957. He married Isabelle Shrader on 02 July 1885 in Bland. She
was born to Joseph and Sarah C. Shrader in 1869 and died in 1956. George was living in Clear Fork, Tazewell County in 1880
with the family of James M. Hoge living next door to Thomas Hancock. George and
Isabelle are buried in the Hancock Cemetery.
On January 26, 1876, Nancy
Hounshell conveyed to G. W. Hancock 100 acres of land being on the east end of 605 acres patented to William Hounshell on
June 30, 1843.
A.T. Newberry and wife
Caroline conveyed land to G. W. Hancock and John T. Farmer on November 16, 1881 [no acreage given]. This was probably the
same land patented to Allen T. Newberry on December 1, 1857.
On August 14, 1884, Abram
Wampler and wife Polly and Joseph Shrader and wife Sarah C.. conveyed land [no acreage given] to G. W. Hancock being part
of the tract bought by Wampler …”known as the John Crockett entry…”.
John T. Farmer sold part of the A. T. Newberry land on December 23, 1890 to Samuel Williams.
On February 16, 1915,
Max Grief and Mrs. Laura F. Grief of Baltimore, Maryland for $1, ½ acre to George W. Burton, Stephen H. Smith and George Hancock
trustees of Mitchell’s Chapel Holston Methodist Episcopal Church.
George and Isabell’s children:
G. was born December 1888.
G. was born about 1889 married Stephen Alex Smith on 18 June 1905 in Bland.
Stephen was born about 1876 in Wythe to John B. Smith and Sarah J. Halsey. Their children were:
1.3.3. Mary Elizabeth married James Larkin Corder on 04 March 1914 in
Bland. *See Corder Family.
1.3.4. Lucy E. was born about 1892.
1.3.5. Bessie L. was born 27 November 1894 and died 01 July 1975. She
married George William Collins; he was born on 16 September 1897 and died 29 January 1970. George and Bessie are buried in
the Hancock Cemetery.
1.3.6. Stella Ernest was born 10 March 1897
and died 08 November 1979. Stella married Riley Harrison Hancock on 04 January 1917
in Bland. Riley was born to John Asa Hancock and Barbara Pauley on 25 June 1889 and died 03 March 1966. Riley and Stella are
buried in the Hancock Cemetery. Their children are from the 1930 Bland census:
22.214.171.124. Jordan R..
126.96.36.199. Virginia E.
188.8.131.52. Barbara Belle.
184.108.40.206. Ribble J.
220.127.116.11. Martha E.
Samuel Roosevelt born 1903 married Annie Kate Millirons on 15 July 1925 in Bland. Annie was the daughter of
Rufus Lee Millirons and Annie Kate King. Annie was born 24 June 1904 and died 19 March 1997 in Wythe County. Samuel died in
1966. They are buried in the Davis Cemetery, Little Walkers Creek.
1.3.7. Georgie Mae was born 31 August 1905
and died June 17, 1905 and died 17 June 1981 in Roanoke County, Virginia. She married Robert Newton King on 19 November 1924
in Bland and died 11 February 1971 in Montgomery County. He was the son of Joseph
S. King and Emily Etta Pegram.
James was born 02 January 1909 and died 10 February 1994. He married Letha
Virginia Ritter on 30 May 1931in Bland. Letha was the daughter of Bessie Pearl King Ritter She was born 08 August 1915 and
died 18 February 1998. They are buried in the Hancock Cemetery. Their children are:
18.104.22.168. Jesse James,
22.214.171.124. Richard Lee
Elizabeth Caroline was born in 1865 and died in 1954. She married George William Burton on 12 February 1896
in Bland. George was the son of James Thomas Burton and Mary Elizabeth Muncy; he was born in 1875 and died in 1927. George
and Elizabeth are buried in the Burton Family Cemetery, Little Walkers Creek, Bland County. Their children were:
126.96.36.199. Albert L.
188.8.131.52. Gladys B.
George Washington was born in April 1830 in Wythe and buried in the Wyrick Cemetery, Bland (no dates on stone—Company
A, 1st Virginia Regiment—CSA). He married 1st Julia Wyrick on 04 January 1853 and 2nd Sarah J. Pauley in 1881in Bland. G. W. Hancock applied for a Confederate pension on July 14, 1902 in Wythe
County. He served in Company A, 1st Virginia Battalion under Captain Robert
Dunn and was partially disabled due to the infirmities of old age. The pension listed him as 72 years old. George was listed
as born in Campbell County, Virginia and had been a farmer all his life having lived in Wythe County for the past three years.
He also listed on the application that he had joined the Confederate Army in Petersburg, Virginia and was enlisted for three
years, discharged after the surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse. Witnesses for George Hancockwere J. G. Sharitz and J.
George and Julia’s children were:
Laura J. born about 1854 married John Havens on 01 January 1872 in Bland.
Marcus Walker was born in 1855 and died 30 April 1929. He married Mahala [maiden name unknown]. He married 2nd
Emily Elizabeth Akers on 13 December 1910 in Bland. Emily was the daughter of Moses Akers, Jr. and Sarah P.
Marcus Walker wrote his will on January 2, 1919. He gave son Charles W. and wife Lizzie
60 acres “east of my place”. Three daughters, Laura Mae Terry, wife of Ben, Ina O. Lampert, wife of Luther and
Eva T. King, wife of George W. was to have the rest of the land “being the west end”. To granddaughter Hazel Marie
Hancock, daughter of deceased son Andrew B. one dollar. Mae Hancock, widow of deceased son Jasper has a child of said marriage
one dollar. Charles W. is to receive all the personal property.
Marcus Walker and Mahala and had the following children:
Charles W. married
Kate Lawson on 08 February 1908 in Pulaski.
2.2.2. Jasper married May Farmer. Jasper
died during the influenza epidemic in 1918.
Laura May born in 1888 and died in 1931 married Benjamin Franklin Terry on 24 September 1904 in Bland. He was
born in 1869 in Smyth County, Virginia and died in 1945. He was the son of William
and Eliza Terry. Benjamin and Laura are buried in the Shrader’s Chapel Cemetery. Their children from various Bland County
184.108.40.206. Fannie E. married Robert Lee Lambert on 21 May
1922 in Bland. He was the son of Mary Agnes Lambert.
220.127.116.11. Samuel B. married Clara French.
Ina Olevi born about 1890 married Luther Edmond Lambert on 15 October 1905 in Bland
Eva Trottie was born December 1893 and died in 1931. She married George William King on 17 April 1910 in Bland.
He was the son of William Thompson King and Nancy Lovica King. George was born 02 January 1883 and died in 1958. George and
Eva are buried in the Strader's Chapel Cemetery. They had one son:
John William married Frankie Christine Elliot.
Andrew Ballard born 1895 married Edna Pauley, daughter of Newton Thomas Pauley and Martha Gullion. Andrew and Edna died in 1918 during the influenza epidemic.
2.3. John Asa was born about
1856 married Barbara Pauley 22 November 1881 in Bland. Barbara was born about 1857 to Jacob Pauley and Mary Jones. Their children
A. born 07 March 1883 married Harvey Blair Pauley. He was the son of Thomas
G. Pauley and Telia Ann Kitts. He was born 28 June 1876 and died 05 October 195, Julia died 15 May 1952. They are buried in
the Bland Cemetery, Bland County.
Asa B. born November 1887 married Lucy
(maiden name unknown) and had the following children:
Riley Harrison born 25 June 1889 married Stella Ernest Hancock on 04 January 1917 in Bland. Riley died on 03
March 1966. Stella died 08 November 1979. They are buried in the Hancock Cemetery.
2.3.4. Amanda Freelove born 31 May 1891 married
William “Bud” Gordon Pauley, son of Gordon Paris Pauley and Sarah S. Thompson. Bud was born on 15 June 1887 and
died 01 April 1953. They are buried in the Bland Cemetery.
Nannie E. born April 1898.
2.4. Mary Adaline was born
about 1860 and married Edward Elisha Epperson, Jr. on 06 May 1881 in Bland. He was born about 1863 in Wythe to Edward Elisha,
Sr. and Drucilla P. Epperson.
William Lee was born about 1861 and married Mary E. Epperson on 31 August 1882 in Bland. She was born about
1860 to Edward Elisha, Sr. and Drucilla P. Epperson. Their children were:
Sidney Edward married Bessie Pearl King Ritter. *See Pegram Family.
2.5.4. Carrie Nellie Louisa married Saunders
Helton Hancock on 19 June 1909 in Bland. He was the son of Marcus Lafayette Hancock
and Margaret Virginia Wyrick. Their children were:
18.104.22.168. Rose Catherine married Frank Estell Collins. He was the son of John H. Collins and Gillie B. Akers. Rose
married 2nd Jesse James Hancock,
Ocie Evelyn married
Hubert Bruce Dean.
Robert Luther married Mary Elizabeth Corder, daughter of James Larkin Corder and Mary Elizabeth Hancock.
22.214.171.124. Huston Sanders married Beatrice Roseberry.
2.5.5. Cora married a Mr. Moore.
2.5.7. John Henry.
Elizabeth Belle was born about 1862 and married Robert S. Wyrick on 01 December 1879 in Bland. He was born about 1857. Robert was the son of Asa Wyrick and Marinda Bogle.
Telia Agnes born about 1867 married D. P. R. Hoback on 01 November 1884.
Ollie W. was born about 1869. Never married. Her children were:
Lizzie Mabel married William Nye Tickle son of Jackson Nye Tickle and Mary Ann Waggoner.
Myrtle Nehema married William Lowe Kitts
Bertha Louise married Daniel Crockett Pauley son of Gratton Crockett Pauley and Mary Geneva Kitts.
2.9. James Henry was born about
1871 married Margaret Luemma Tickle on 12 April 1894 in Bland. She was the daughter of Jackson Nye Tickle and Mary Ann Waggoner.
2.10. Cora born July 1873.
George Washington and Sarah Pauley’s children:
Marcia Ann born about 1877 married William Hedrick Hushour on 12 February 1894 in Bland.
Elexander Stinson born 21 December 1878 married Emily Lea Corder on 21 May 1903. She was the daughter of James
Larkin Corder and Minerva Josephine Pauley. *See Corder Family/Akers Family.
2.13. Jesse Eugene born about 1890 married Lula
Mae Harman and had the following children:
William McKinley married Vena Gertrude Cassell.
Eugene Mason married Virginia Ellen Hancock daughter of Riley Harrison Hancock and Stella Ernest Hancock.
Ruby A. married Charles Woodrow Harman.
2.13.5. Beulah married Bill
2.13.8. Marsha E.
2.13.10. Fred Ralph.
Charlotte was born
about 1831 in Wythe County. She married James J. Jones on 14 September 1848 in Wythe. Their children were:
Sarah Ellen born about 1846 married Solomon King on 07 March 1866 in Bland. Solomon was the son of Bennett King
and Bashaba Jones in Warren County, North Carolina. *See King Family.
Mary Elizabeth was born about 1850 married Joshua Nye Mustard. He was the son of Joshua Mustard and Elizabeth
Davis. They had children:
Harrison H. was born
14 November 1853 on Little Walkers Creek, Wythe County.
Obadiah born about 1855 married Katherine Mustard on 27 January 1876 in Pulaski. She was the daughter of Joshua
Mustard and Elizabeth Davis. They had children:
Elvisia J. born about 1858 married Winton Carr on 08 July 1880 in Bland. Children from the 1900 Bland Census:
3.5.5. Lillie M.
3.5.7. Lucy C..
3.5.10. Maude R.
3.5.11. Robert S.
John W. born about 1861 married Eliza B. Corner on 18 September 1884 in Bland.
4. Demaricus L. born about 1832. A Lafayette Hancock
is listed in the CSA records. Enlisted in Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 04 June 1861. Wounded on 01 July 1862
at Malvern Hill, Virginia; Hospitalized on 02 July 1862; Confined on 06 July 1863 at Fort McHenry, Maryland. Transferred on
07 July 1863 at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Transferred on 27 October 1863 at Point Lookout, Maryland. Admitted on 28 November
1863 at USA Smallpox Hospital. Point Lookout. Died of disease while a POW on 08 January 1864 in Point Lookout.
5. Elizabeth Ann born about 1833 and died sometime
between 1880 and 1900. She married David King on 05 June 1856 in Wythe County. David was born 08 November 1819 and died 04
April 1889. He was the son of Bennett King and Bashaba Jones. David and Elizabeth are buried in the Hidden Valley Cemetery
# 1 in unmarked graves. Their children were:
Robert P. Hancock/King married Sarah J. Collins, daughter of James and Mary Ann Collins.
5.2. Joseph S. married Emily
Etta Pegram daughter of John Henry Pegram and Frances Louemma Martin. *See Pegram Family.
Nancy Jane married James Whitten Davis son of Samuel Caddell Davis and Elizabeth Agnes Patterson.
John born about 1837.
William born about 1839.
8. Pleasant T. born about 1841 married 1st Thursa V. Wyrick on September 25, 1866. She was the daughter of Asa Wyrick and Marinda Bogle. Pleasant married
2nd Mary E. Wyrick on April 23, 1885. She was the daughter of Sanders and Nancy
Wyrick. Pleasant and Thursa’s children from the 1880 Bland County census were:
Henry born about 1843.
10. Alexander was born about 1845. Alexander enlisted
in Company F, 51st Infantry Regiment Virginia on 05 May 1862. Residence was Bland County. Described as having a fair complexion,
blue eyes with dark hair. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall. prisoner of war on 02 March 1865 at Waynesboro, Virginia. Confined
on 12 March 1865 at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Released on 20 June 1865 at Fort Delaware.
11. Virginia Ellen Bell Missouri was born August 18514 and died after 1920. She married John Trigg Farmer on 05 April 1876 in Bland. John was the son of Richard
Farmer and Rachel Halsey. He was born 31 March 1855 in Pulaski or Wythe. John died 29 September 1923 in Bluefield, Virginia.
John and Virginia were living in Tazewell County, Virginia in 1920 per the 1920 Tazewell
census. John and Virginia’s children were:
11.1. George Hoge born 12 January 1877 married Bertie
11.2. John born 08 July 1878.
William Clinton born about 1879.
Stephen Madison born July 1880 married Ollie Linkous 21 December 1903 in Pulaski County.
Charles Glenn born 16 December 1882 and died 26 January 1960 in Mercer County, WV. He married Clara Ethel Covey
on 27 December 1905 in Pulaski County.
11.6. Kelley Crockett
born April 1884 married Rose
Thomas Newton born July 1885 married Etta.
11.8. Howe Haven born May 18871 married Ada Belle Shufflebarger on 22 March 1914 in Bland.
Woodie Lee born May 1889 married Hubert R. Steel on 28 March 1908 in Bland.
Mamie Brown born June 1891 married Buford Hedge on 29 December 1910 in Bland.