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    John Milton Hanson

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    • 3rd Great-grandfather of Janis Joplin — 6th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 56 
    • Birth Date:
    • 25 Jul 1807 
    • Birth Location:
    • Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts 
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    • Death Date:
    • 3 Apr 1887 
    • Death Location:
    • Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa 
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    • Burial Location:
    • Mount Pleasant Old City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 10 Feb 1841 
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    • Notes: 
    • In 1818, John Milton Hanson's father William legally changed the family name from Hoar to Hanson although his father had already been using it since before John was born.

      “An ACT to change the Names of the several persons therein mentioned.

      BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, . . . that William Hoar, of Deerfield, shall be allowed to take the name of William Hanson, and that his several minor children shall be allowed to take the same name, viz.: Lucy Hanson, Ariel Hanson, Submit Hanson, Flavilla Hanson, John Milton Hanson, Caroline Hanson, Melinda Hanson, Persis Hanson, and Edwin Hanson. . . . [June 12, 1818]”

  • Additional marriages for John Milton Hanson


    • Spouse:
    • Lauretta S. - - - - - -

    • Spouse:
    • Eliza F. - - - - - -
    • Marriage Date:
    • AFT 24 Feb 1852

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  • Sources for John Milton Hanson

    • 3 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Datebase) , New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001-2008) , Deerfield, Vol. 1, p. 66, Birth record for John Milton Hanson.
    • 4 Private and Special Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, From June 1814 to Februar y 1822, Vol. 5 , Unknown: Revised and Published by Authority of the Legislature (1822) , 255, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 5 Joplin, Laura , Love, Janis , New York: HarperCollins Publishers (2005) , 15.