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Jane (Nichols) Hancock (abt. 1764 - abt. 1844)

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Jane Hancock formerly Nichols
Born about in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Bedford County, Virginia, USAmap
[children unknown]
Died about in Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 17 Feb 2014
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Jane was born around 1764 in Frederick Co MD. She was the daughter of John Nichols and Martha Payne. The John Nichols family moved to Bedford Co VA in September of 1779 according to the depositions of her brother John Nichols Jr. In 1783 Jane married Edward Hancock in Bedford Co VA.


  • 1783/12/23, Edward Hancock & Jane Nickoles, min William Johnson. Bedford Co VA db 7, 344
  • Bedford Co VA will bk 3 pp20,21, Nichols, John, names his daughter Jane Hancock.

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Name: Jane /Nichols/[1]
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On 14 Sep 2016 at 18:54 GMT Ray Nichols R-CTS1751 wrote:

Sister of Martha patsey whorley lynch

On 10 Dec 2015 at 12:26 GMT Elizabeth (Holder) Harris wrote:

I agree with you, Bedford Co. VA seems much more likely. Pennsylvania came in with the original gedcom import from Ancestry, and I have no other information myself. Shall we change it to Virginia, but mark it "uncertain" and add a note?

On 10 Dec 2015 at 02:41 GMT Rebecca Dean wrote:

It seems more likely that she died in Bedford County Virginia than in Bedford County Pennsylvania, since it is known she was married in Virginia. Is there any primary source to suggest she moved to Pennsylvania?

On 27 May 2015 at 18:54 GMT Elizabeth (Holder) Harris wrote:

Janice would be a very unusual name for this place and name. Is there any chance that this is a confusion with Jane?

On 21 May 2015 at 00:13 GMT Elizabeth (Holder) Harris wrote:

Nichols-4480 and Nichols-3481 appear to represent the same person because: It's unlikely that there were two children named Jane in the same family; the one currently listed as "Janice" may also be the same person.

Jane is 16 degrees from SJ Baty, 20 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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