W.P. Hancock

William Powell Hancock

Full Name: William Powell Hancock
Date of birth: June 19, 1833
Date of death: November 19, 1913

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 51 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Salado / Bell   Bell, Milam, Robertson

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House District 51
Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887
Legislatures: 19th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Salado / Bell
Counties in district: Bell, Milam, Robertson

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, W.P. Hancock, pp. 28-29. Born 6/19/1833 in Copiah County, Mississippi. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Obituary, "Death of W.P. Hancock," The Belton Journal, 12/11/1913, p. 4, crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library. Includes biographical sketch of his life written by Hancock himself. Born 6/19/1833 in Copiah County, Mississippi; died 11/19/1913 near Wilmeth, Runnels County. "I was elected to the 19th Legislature as floater from Milam, Robertson and Bell counties; served in the two subsequent sessions of that body as Committee Clerk, one session in the Senate and one in the House." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private and Sergeant, Company A, 16th Texas Infantry, enlisted 11/26/1861. William Powell Hancock, death date 11/19/1913 in Runnels County, widow Mrs. V.E. Hancock, marriage date 9/15/1892 in Bell County. Pension File Nos. 11170 (W.P. Hancock) and 24754 (William Powell Hancock), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Member of Walker's Division during the war between the States. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - William P. Hancock, Bell County, age 67, born June 1833 in Mississippi, farmer, wife Victoria E. FamilySearch.
  • W.P. Hancock, birth date 6/19/1833, death date 11/19/1913, burial in Wingate Cemetery, Wingate, Runnels County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. W.P. Hancock, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Capitol Contract  
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
Public Printing  

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