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R. M.  Hancock
Sheriff R. M. Hancock
Term: 1895 - 1896

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     Robert Martin Hancock was born February 11, 1848 in Coffee County, Tennessee, the oldest of seven children.  His family moved to Arkansas in 1861 and settled on a farm a little over a mile from Rapps Barren, which is now called Mountain Home.

     He joined the Confederate Army in 1863 and was wounded in battle on August 24, 1864.  After the war, Robert Hancock returned to Mountain Home and became a farmer.  He married Sarah Moody in 1876.  They had eight children.  He also worked as a carpenter in the Mountain Home area.  

     Robert Hancock served terms as County Clerk and County Sheriff at various times.  The Hancocks left Mountain Home in 1903 and moved to Oklahoma, then to Texas, and finally to Colorado.  Robert Hancock passed away on February 8, 1923 and was buried in Las Animas County, Colorado.