Hancock, Richard J.
The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - La Fayette Township.
Richard J. Hancock, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Loxa; owns 150 acres; was born on the farm where he now resides, Oct. 20, 1838; was raised a farmer. Married Mary E. Snitt (daughter of John S. Snitt, Esq.) Nov. 30, 1865; she was born in Guernsey Co., Ohio, April 3, 1848; have six children - Nona, Anna, Nellie, John C., Carrie and Amanda S. Mr. H.'s father was born in North Carolina, March 13, 1797; went to Kentucky with his parents when an infant. At the age of 10 years he went to Indiana, and then to this county in 1830. His death occurred Feb. 19, 1871, where the subject of this sketch now resides. His first settlement was on this farm; here he raised a family of ten children, only two of whom are now living (the subject of this sketch and Mrs. Jones, of Loxa ). Mr. H.'s mother (Keziah ) was born in Virginia, April 13, 1801; her death occurred here April 4, 1876. Mr. H. had two brothers in the army during the late war-John F., killed at Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862, and William T., who died at home, Jan. 20, 1872. Both were members of the 123d I. V. I.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - La Fayette Township