Not my family line, just sharing.
The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 682, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM HANCOCK, son of MICAGAH and MARY (LONG) HANCOCK, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, February 3, 1819. He attended school in winter, and assisted his father on the farm until sixteen years old, and then went to herding, at $8 per month. Later, he went to Marion County, Ohio, where he married, January 27, 1839, to ELLEN F. WAPLES, a native of Delaware, born September 17, 1821. He then moved to Wabash County, Indiana, where there were born to him three children - ADDISON, October 14, 1839; AMANDA, January 30, 1841; and EDWARD C., January 6, 1844. He then came to Pulaski County, Indiana, where MARION F. was born June 17, 1846; MARY E., March 14, 1849; NATHANIEL W., October 8, 1851; SARACH C., September 30, 1854, deceased. In 1857, he moved to Fulton County, Illinois, where he farmed and traded in stock; there WILLIAM, Jr., was born, October 23, 1860; and an infant daughter, deceased. MR. HANCOCK was unfortunate in Fulton County, losing about $1,800 worth of hogs by cholera. He sold off his farm and stock, and returned to this township, where, after a lingering illness, his wife died April 30, 1878, a member of the United Brethren Church. MR. HANCOCK is now dealing in cattle. He resides with his son NATHANIEL, who married MARY WITHANS, daughter of JOSEPH and BARBARA (HARLAND) WITHANS, and to this union have been born three children - WILLIAM N., July 21, 1875; LURA L., January 1, 1877; CHARLIE A., August 14, 1879, deceased."
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