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Martin McFerrin Hancock

M.M. Hancock
Full Name: Martin McFerrin Hancock
Birth date: June 22, 1840
Death date: February 24, 1913

Terms of Service

  • House, 21st (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 1/13/1891
(1) W.M. Hancock, Goldthwaite, Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Goldthwaite, now in central Mills County, was established in 1885 in what was then southern Brown County. Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army. Martin McFerrin [M.M. Hancock], death date 2/21/1913 in Mills County, widow Mrs. N.A. Hancock, marriage date 9/8/1867 in Lamar County. Pension File No. 29558, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Martin McFerrin/McFarrin Hancock and Nancy Adeline Harmon, parents of Auther Eleonzo Hancock, John Robert Hancock, Charles Hancock, all born in Bagdad, Williamson County from 1878-1884.
    Census of 1880 - Martin M. Hancock, Williamson County, age 39, born circa 1841 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Adaline.
    Census of 1900 - M.M. Hancock, Mills County, age 60, born June 1840 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Nancy A.
    Census of 1910 - Martin M. Hancock, Mills County, age 69, born circa 1841 in Tennessee, retired farmer, wife Nancy A. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1880 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
  • M.M. Hancock, death date 2/24/1913 in Temple, Bell County, Texas; age 72; birthplace Tennessee; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • M.M. Hancock, birth date 6/22/1840, death date 2/24/1913, burial in Oakview Cemetery, Mullin, Mills County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, Martin M. Hancock, pp. 305-306. Born 1840 in Wilson County, Tennessee; married Miss N.A. Harman 1869 in Lamar County, Texas. Moved to Williamson County in 1875, then to Mills County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Confederate States Army, Ross' Brigade. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Obituary, "M.M. Hancock Dead," The Goldthwaite Eagle, 3/1/1913, p. 7, crediting Jennie Trent Dew Library. "He was the representative in the 21st legislature in 1889 from the district then composed of Comanche, Brown and Mills counties." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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