Project By: Lilli Heaston
the early years
John Hancock was born January 23 (our calendar day but back then it was the 12 they are the same day) 1737, in Braintree, Massachusetts.He was raised by his mother Mary Hawke, and his father John Hancock Senior who died when he was a little kid.Soon after his mother moved him to Lexington to live with in-laws.Later he got adopted by his aunt and uncle, Lydia and Thomas Hancock, who had no children.He lived there till he graduated from college in 1754.Four years later he went to London and stayed a short while. He returned to the collonies in 1761.In 1764 his uncle Thomas died.
signs the Declaration of Independence
Mr.Hancock (John Hancock)
This is John Hancock's famous signature
Have you ever heard the saying ''give me your John Hancock''this is where it comes from.