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Hancock, Solomon


15 Aug. 1793/1794–2 Dec. 1847. Born at Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. Son of Thomas Hancock III and Amy Ward. Moved to Wolcott, Seneca Co., New York, by 1810. Joined Methodist church, 1814. Married first Alta Adams, 12 Mar. 1815. Moved to Columbia, Hamilton Co., Ohio, by 1823. Moved to Chagrin (later Willoughby), Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, by 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 16 Nov. 1830, in Ohio. Ordained an elder, by June 1831. Ordained a high priest by Lyman Wight, 4 June 1831, at Geauga Co., Ohio. Appointed to serve mission with Simeon Carter to Missouri, June 1831. Lived in Jackson Co., Missouri, by 1833. Appointed to Zion high council in Clay Co., Missouri, 1834. Served mission to eastern states, fall 1834. Wife died, 1836. Married second Phebe Adams, 28 June 1836. Moved to Caldwell Co., Missouri, by Dec. 1836. Served as member of Zion high council in Far West, Caldwell Co., 1837–1839. Expelled from Missouri, spring 1839; located at Adams Co., Illinois. Moved to Lima, Adams Co., 1841. Appointed member of Lima high council, 1843. Moved to Yelrome (Morley’s Settlement, later in Tioga), Hancock Co., Illinois, ca. 1844, and presided over Yelrome branch of church. Died near what became Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.