Relation of Sarah Elizabeth Hancock (Carman) to John Hancock the 3rd Declaration of Independance signer

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Sarah Elizabeth Hancock married a John William Carman, several generations back on my wifes side of the family - Sarah is listed in the lineage of John Hancock the first signer of the Declaration of Independance and 1st Governor of Mass - he served two terms as Governor according to records!

My wife being a Carman wondered if possibly there was in fact a connection and how close to "The" John Hancock through Sarahs marriage to John william Carman!

That is all I know about the situation at this point!  Will appreciate any further information on this -- Thanks Tom Hines (   

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According to Wikipedia, John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence, had only two children, neither of whom survived to adulthood. Therefore, John Hancock had no descendants, and barring evidence of other children born outside of his marriage, no one can be descended from him.

by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (918k points)
selected by Keith Baker
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Is it possible that Sarah Elizabeth Hancock (Carman) decended from an Uncle, brother or A Grandfather of John Hancock (signer of the Declaration of Independance) as I understand she couldn't have decended from him as he only had two children neither of whom lived to adulthood?


Tom Hines

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