William C Hancock born about August 1855 in Mississippi possibly Jackson (this found in an old baby book) according to census and death records. No parents listed on death certificate, and no parents known by family members. Names of parents found in 2 old baby books and just sent to me recently have the following names for parents
Izer Hancock and Serra Hancock in one book and
Izera Hancock and Mary Hancock in the other
I feel like the spelling of these names is probably incorrect. I have not found these names in any of my searching so far. I have also been told it is possible the parents died while William was young and he may have spent time in an orphanage, but unknown when or where. Also unknown if William had siblings. If anyone may have information about any of these Hancocks please contact me!