Hancock family members seek connection with Homeplace
Two descendants of the first settlers at Homeplace visited the farm and surrounding area May 21 to see where their father grew up and the farm that was settled by their ancestors. Mandy and Ann Hancock’s father, the late George Wade Hancock was the son of George Hancock and Amanda Tate Hancock. The Tate family first settled Homeplace and in 1804 built the home still standing there. Many of the family members are buried at the Bethel Presbyterian Church a short distance from Homeplace. A memorial marker has been placed at the Bethel cemetery for George Wade Hancock. His daughters spent much of the day at the farm and cemetery and shared lunch at Homeplace with members of the Heartland Waterways Corridor* planning group representing six South Central Kentucky counties. George Wade’s brother Robert Hancock, who died in 2010 and was cremated will also be interred at the Bethel Cemetery later this summer. Robert’s wife, Verna, who lives in Akron, Ohio, also intends to be buried at Bethel Cemetery.
*The Heartland Waterway Corridor is one of seven such corridors created by Tour Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOURSEKY). TOURSEKY is a nonprofit organization created in 1987 to educate, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry throughout their 47 county service area. Homeplace on Green River has been selected as the anchor location for the Heartland Waterways Corridor.