Hancock Cemetery
Survey from 1975



The Hancock family cemetery is located east of Fort Meade, Florida in Polk County. From U.S. 17, travel east 1.0 mile on S.R. S-630; turn right and travel 0.8 miles on the old highway; the cemetery is on the left. Copied March 1975.



NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE REMARKS
John Thomas Acree 1879 1965 -
Harney Mathew Acree August 17, 1881 December 26, 1935
Emma Bronson Acree December 8, 1882 March 11, 1944
Charles Henry Buchan July 28, 1932 July 28, 1932 Infant son of Robt. G. & Ida M. Buchan
Charles Henry Buchan February 2, 1850 February 18, 1910 -
Julia Garrett Buchan February 5, 1856 April 28, 1935 -
E. B. Buchan April 8, 1878 March 11, 1916 -
J. P. (John) Buchan 1876 1929 -
Georgia F. (Acree) Buchan 1872 1942 -
Leslie Garrett Buchan August 4, 1891 January 11, 1942 -
Paul C. Acree 1910 1954 -
Johnny S. Acree 1926 1928 -
Wilda Acree 1915 1915 -
MacAlbert Acree 1907 1914 -
William McDaniel Acree November 7, 1852 October 29, 1905 -
Nancy Elizabeth Acree October 13, 1854 April 7, 1936 -
Charnie Garrett Acree October 27, 1910 September 3, 1917 Son of W. C. & Eunice Acree
William Charnie Acree August 2, 1877 December 1, 1959 Married May 18, 1902
Eunice Alderman Acree August 27, 1886 February 13, 1980 -
Herman G. Baker July 2, 1905 March 6, 1968 -
I. Westly Baker December 23, 1859 February 11, 1943 -
Julia M. (Acree) Baker March 7, 1873 May 30, 1936 -
Little Stanley Baker October 5, 1897 March 18, 1905 Son of I. W. & J. M. Baker
Norman Baker July 4, 1895 October 17, 1896 Son of I. W. & J. M. Baker
Barna S. Acree April 15, 1882 May 30, 1883 Son of William M. & N. E. Acree Aged 1 yr., 1 mo., 15 das.
Hattie Lee Wilson April 16, 1887 October 13, 1936 -
Mary H. Altman February 6, 1873 April 11, 1877 Daughter of W. J. & M. H. Altman "Sweet flower transplanted to a clime Where never comes the blight of time"
Virginia C. Wetherington 1863 1931 -
J. Staten Wetherington 1862 1940 -
Dora V. Jones 1884 1938 -
Sacred to the memory of our darling Mona B. Levins December 25, 1904 August 12, 1912 "Another sweet flower blossoms in the dews of heaven"
Sarah E. Taylor June 19, 1862 February 12, 1937 -
J. D. Taylor July 20, 1852 September 24, 1898 -
Minnie O. Taylor January 8, 1885 January 22, 1887 Daughter of J. D. & S. E. Taylor
Harmon M. Taylor March 14, 1879 February 17, 1886 Son of J. D. & S. E. Taylor
William H. Davis February 19, 1882 April 12, 1884 "Weep not father and mother for me, For I am waiting in glory for thee"
Jesse H. Davis September 1, 1872 October 8, 1883 Son of M. & Sarah Davis
Martha A. Davis March 11, 1866 September 27, 1870 Daughter of M. & Sarah Davis
Nancy Marshall 1900 - -
Riley Marshall 1906 - -
Olive Munroe January 1, 1835 October 27, 1923 -
Gladys Anderson April 30, 1912 September 11, 1915 Daughter of H. B & Maude Anderson
Horace Bruce Anderson July 18, 1880 June 1, 1943 -
Maude Cleo (Baker) Anderson September 14, 1891 August 18, 1972 -
Rose Anna Wilkerson February 26, 1874 April 4, 1950 -
Dr. Joseph T. Keen, MD April 13, 1866 April 1, 1930 -
Rufus Mayo February 10, 1891 November 11, 1918 "Pensacola"
Sidney (Keen) Keen August 11, 1840 December 28, 1921 Wife of J. B. Keen (Daughter of Theophilus Keen and Elizabeth Raulerson)
John B. Keen June 6, 1844 July 9, 1917 -
B. B. Dossy December 25, 1845 March 24, 1923 -
V. J. Dossey 1844 November 15, 1904 -
Sacred to the memory of Amelia Hall October 5th, A. D. 1820 March A. D. 1863 Married to Jas. L. Whiddon July 9th, 1852 (This appears to be the oldest marked grave)
O. F. Whidden April 26, 1857 April 10, 1927 -
H. M. T. - - -
M. O. T. - - -
Kader B. Hancock 1892 1947 -
Ethel D. Hancock 1896 1958 -
William Paul Martin March 1, 1903 October 12, 1965 -
Dovie D. Martin April 27, 1907 - -
Maurice Dishong 1905 1973 -
Charles Raymon Clark 1879 1955 -
James Thomas Hancock July 6, 1894 October 25, 1959 -
Henry Martin Hancock November 11, 1904 August 23, 1959 -
Marie D. Hancock October 18, 1913 - -
Bertie V. Crosby June 1902 April 1941 -
Edward Dudley Dishong 1903 1956 -
Charlie S. Dishong 1881 1949 -
Hiram Gay 1865 1908 -
Matthew Abraham Dossey November 18, 1877 August 26, 1942 -
Lula Magdalene Dossey August 16, 1883 June 30, 1950 -
Lewis Brooks March 23, 1906 August 13, 1920 Son of M. A. & L. M. Dossey; Aged 14 yrs., 4 ms., 21 ds.
William Riley Wilkerson April 25, 1862 November 7, 1923 -
William Johnson October 17, 1863 August 12, 1929 -
Louisa (Keen) Johnson November 6, 1878 January 20, 1967 -
Lorene E. Johnson 1918 - -
William L. Johnson 1912 - -
Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Campas April 16, 1932 April 16, 1932 -
Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Smith April 1946 April 1946 -
Charles, son of E. W. & Delila Hancock July 18, 1927 January 16, 1929 -
Baby Sue Potter February 23, 1903 February 23, 1903 -
Clara Stewart June 24, 1918 September 11, 1918 -
Son of H. H. & Julie Hancock November 18, 1902 December 5, 1902 -
Rosetta Gay 1898 1898 -
Infant son of J. T. Jr. & A. M. Hancock - October 22, 1893 -
Little Cenetta, daughter of B. M. & C. L. Fortner - November 26, 1911 Aged 5 days
Cenetta L., daughter of J. T. & A. M. Hancock, Wife of B. M. Fortner, born in Polk County July 11, 1889 December 6, 1911 -
James T. Hancock September 18, 1863 October 2, 1933 -
Alice M. Hancock December 1, 1864 August 14, 1936 -
Jess C. Whidden February 20, 1873 October 6, 1955 -
Pearl T. Whidden November 4, 1882 - -
Willoughby H. Stephens May 6, 1867 August 10, 1934 -
Minnie R. Stephens November 7, 1877 March 14, 1948 -
W. H. Whatley 1858 1934 -
Darian Whatley 1865 1956 -
Judson W. Hancock September 30, 1913 December 22, 1966 -
R. Barney, son of R. W. & S. M. Hancock January 7, 1900 November 4, 1938 -
Susan M. Hancock June 26, 1874 June 17, 1927 -
R. W. Hancock October 22, 1865 January 3, 1917 -
Henry W. Hancock August 13, 1849 July 30, 1908 -
Lydia D. Hancock February 5, 1870 November 3, 1946 -
James Thomas Hancock, born Worth County, Georgia February 17, 1838 March 24, 1901, Polk County, Florida -Married to Serene Willingham, May 6, 1858
Serena Hancock April 14, 1844 July 12, 1926 Wife of J. T. Hancock, Sr., daughter of W. H. & Annie Willingham
Shade Hancock 1871 1939 -
Isabelle (Whidden) Hancock 1870 1938 -
James Pasco Hancock August 13, 1891 November 3, 1913 Son of Shade & Isabelle Hancock
Ernest W. Hancock November 22, 1889 September 6, 1956 Fla., PFC, Co. A, 439 Supply TN, WWI
Delilah S. Hancock 1895 1958 -
Shade Hancock, Jr. July 3, 1905 February 26, 1949 -
Fred L. Clark October 9, 1881 February 27, 1950 -
Vida B. Clark 1893 1974 -
Mary Lee Hancock August 1943 August 1943 -
Nora Louise Hancock August 1943 August 1943 -
W. Whidden Hancock July 16, 1909 August 9, 1966 -
Maurice R. Hancock, Sr. March 17, 1911 December 3, 1964 Fla, PFC, U.S. Marine Corps, WWII
James A. Hancock July 27, 1884 October 28, 1949 -
Nora L. Hancock July 22, 1887 January 24, 1941 -
L. Wallace Hancock November 28, 1922 December 25, 1972 Fla, Sgt, U. S. Army, WWII
Infant of Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Watson - - -
Martha Hellen Bowen December 17, 1874 December 5, 1902 Daughter of J. B. & M. A. Watson, wife of Jas. W. Bowen. "One we love has gone to sleep, We hope in Christ with her to meet, She left three babes still here behind, We hope with God they'll all combine."
Will T. Brinson November 4, 1891 December 26, 1959 -
Celia Kate Brinson July 14, 1906 - -
William Luther Koon June 28, 1873 August 26, 1956 -
Serena Victoria (Hancock) Koon September 1, 1873 September 17, 1919 -
W. Weyman Potter January 3, 1872 January 28, 1941 -
Isabelle H. Potter November 6, 1877 - -
James Weyman Potter September 2, 1901 July 24, 1960 -
Benj. F. Young January 14, 1839 December 2, 1908 -
Georgia A. Young August 15, 1855 August 10, 1929 -
Eddie Young June 24, 1894 March 21, 1916 Daughter of B. F. & G. A. Young, "Gone like the sweet flower, 'Neath death's fearful power"
W. J. Young November 25, 1886 March 25, 1909 -
Alma L. Morris 1879 1929 -
John W. Hare - - Co. H, 1 Fla. Inf., Sp. Am. War
Jennie L. Devane February 15, 1869 September 27, 1913 Wife of M. W. DeVane
R. R. Ivey January 7, 1865 November 27, 1930 -
A. M. "Gus" McAulay October 16, 1871 January 2, 1940 -
Thelma Locie McAulay March 26, 1909 January 11, 1919 Daughter of A. M. & R. McAulay
Carl Vincent McAulay January 8, 1914 November 11, 1914 Son of A. M. & Ruth McAulay
Annie May Walden April 14, 1903 April 28, 1904 "We loved this little tender one, And would have wished her stay, But let our Father's will be done, She shines in endless day"
Robert E. Lee Walden November 25, 1905 January 3, 1939 -
William Alfred Walden August 18, 1872 June 2, 1942 -
Victoria Watson Walden December 30, 1882 August 6, 1967 -
Iris Lavon Hill 1924 1926 -
General Martin Hancock October 6, 1875 October 23, 1957 -
Laura Belle (Shuman) Hancock February 13, 1875 October 23, 1938 -
Durham A. Hancock October 23, 1888 February 16, 1953 -
Annie L. Hancock September 15, 1889 - -
Jerry Hancock April 16, 1880 August 26, 1939 -
Edna (Dishong) Hancock - - -
Thomas J. Hancock 1877 1943 Metal marker says "Died May 14th, 1943
Veta O. Hancock 1889 - -
Ira Harrison August 3, 1892 December 31, 1918 The Beloved Husband of Beulah Russell, "To forget is vain endeavor, Loves remembrance lasts forever"
William McAulay 1845 1919 -
C. Josephine McAulay 1872 1958 -
D. F. Russell October 19, 1851 December 3, 1930 -
Julia M. Russell March 1, 1862 May 26, 1933 -
Callie Mable Russell 1885 1958 -
Vernon Harold Hancock June 4, 1950 June 8, 1950 -
Infant son and daughter of T. J. & V. O. Hancock 1926 1926 -
Freda I. 1920 1924 -
Minnie M. Hancock November 4, 1915 September 16, 1921 Daughter of J. D. & F. E. Hancock
Peggie Delores Hancock January 28, 1930 November 17, 1930 -
Arthur Guest January 17, 1895 October 31, 1969 Fla, Pvt, U.S. Army, WWI
Violet Guest 1011 - -
John D. Hancock, Sr. 1885 1961 -
Florence Sharpe Hancock 1891 1952 -
Magdalene H. Hudson 1918 1940 -
Edwin Jacobs 1949 1949 -
Alice Fay Hancock August 24, 1944 August 27, 1944 -
Nelson M. Albright February 23, 1899 October 28, 1971 -
Mildred A. Albright February 8, 1910 - -
Florida H. (Ivey) McAulay November 17, 1834 October 10, 1898 Second wife of John McAulay
John McAulay October 30, 1800 December 4, 1884 -
Ann McAulay April 14, 1812 October 21, 1869 First wife of John McAulay
Mrs. Callie Tillis April 11, 1848 September 21, 1873 -
Sidney A. Douglas October 10, 1882 - -
Ola Mamie Douglas June 24, 1885 July 29, 1959 -
Vesta Verne Adams 1898 1934 -
Joseph Cecil McAuley October 28, 1898 January 25, 1952 Fla, CCM USNR, WWII
Henry Horace Jones March 30, 1883 September 14, 1972 -
Geneva Estelle Jones August 10, 1893 May 27, 1958 -
Ralph M. Jones October 28, 1911 February 16, 1931 -
J. Henry Keen March 10, 1895 September 10, 1940 -
Wooten Infant - March 10, 1935 -
Christine E. May September 23, 1940 January 13, 1973 -
James L. Corbitt, Sr. June 12, 1917 April 5, 1964 Fla, S2, USNR, WWII
Infant son of J. M. & Ruby Corbitt - October 20, 1939 -
James M. Corbitt May 18, 1888 May 10, 1968 -
Ruby M. Corbitt February 16, 1902 - -
Infant daughter of A. M. & Essalee Corbitt - June 20, 1940 -
James Fulton Mathis, Sr. May 12, 1940 May 2, 1973 U.S. Army 1959-1961
Dewayne Corbitt September 25, 1948 September 17, 1968 Arkansas, PFC, Co. D, 5 Mar, 1 Mar Div, Vietnam PH
Maxine Corbitt 1919 - -
Herbert Eugene Corbitt October 6, 1923 August 24, 1964 Fla, PFC, U.S. Army, WWII
Albert King October 18, 1878 June 19, 1938 -
Samuel Johnson May 8, 1868 May 4, 1935 "Absent here but present with the Lord"
Martha Beulah Mock 1888 1974 -
Byron Lloyd Mock September 26, 1900 May 10, 1960 Fla, CMI, USNR, WWII
Wallace R. Hayman, Sr. 1907 1970 -
Vena Smith Hayman 1909 September 29, 1948 Wife of Ray Hayman
Madison W. DeVane March 29, 1863 March 28, 1932 -
Paul Jentz - - -
J. W. White August 18, 1860 December 10, 1938 -

 

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