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Hancock, Joseph


18 Mar. 1800–5 July 1893. Farmer, hunter, brickmaker. Born in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. Son of Thomas Hancock and Amy Ward. Married first Betsy Johnson, in 1823. Moved to Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, before 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Daniel Stanton, 1830, in Mayfield. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, before Oct. 1833. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Ordained a seventy, Feb. 1835, in Kirtland. Married second Experience Reeder, 22 Mar. 1835, in Geauga Co. Moved to Liberty, Clay Co., Missouri, 1835; to Van Buren Co., Iowa Territory, by 1840; and to Mt. Pisgah, Clarke Co., Iowa Territory, by 1846. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young pioneer company; arrived 21–24 July 1847. Resided in many locations in Utah Territory, California, and Iowa; settled in Payson, Utah Co., Utah Territory, 1882, where he died.