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William Powell Hancock

W.P. Hancock
Full Name: William Powell Hancock
Birth date: June 19, 1833
Death date: November 19, 1913

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • Member of Walker's Division during the war between the States. 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) .
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