The Clement Hancock Family
Even as a child I wondered at the strangest of the name of my grandfather, Little Berry Moody. The mystery of this names origin was only recently solved for me through the research of Wm. O. (Bill) Moody. Its origin entails a poignant and tragic part of our familys history as well as that of our nation's.
|Clement Hancock, Jr. and Temperance Jackson Hancock of Crawford
County, Georgia gave four of their five sons in defense of the Confederacy as well as a
grandson. At war's end there remained but one son & two grandsons to carry forth the
Hancock name from Clement's family. Thus in our family was perpetuated the tragedy that
befell so many Southerners during this bloody conflict.
John C. Hancock was the only son to survive the war. He served with Co. F, 57th Regiment,Ga. Volunteer Infantry as did his brother Wilborn. He surrendered with the command of General Joseph E. Johnston in Greensboro, NC on April 26, 1865. He returned to Crawford Co., married but never had children.
Henry H. Hancock and his younger brother, Thomas Jackson Hancock, joined Company C, 27th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry on September 10, 1861. Henry fell in battle on September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam), Maryland and Thomas Jackson became ill with pneumonia in December 1864 while with the Army of Virginia. He was hospitalized in Richmond, died there on December 3, 1864 and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
Henry's son, John H. upon turning 19 entered the same unit as his father, Co. C, 27th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers. He joined on February 22, 1864 as Henry H. Hancock, Jr. and was shown as "present" for duty as of April 30, 1864, then there is no further record of him. Where he died and where he is buried remains unknown.
Wilborn Hancock, Co. F, 57th Regiment,Ga. Volunteer Infantry was wounded in the
Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 4, 1863. Wilborn was hospitalized in Mississippi
and later moved to a hospital in Macon, Georgia. He never recovered from his injuries and
died in 1865 and is buried in the Clement Hancock family cemetery.
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