www.lds.org, Ensign, Jul 1999, p. 47
To know God’s truth was Levi W. Hancock’s desire from childhood. Once he found the gospel, he followed the Lord’s prophet no matter the sacrifice.
Levi Ward Hancock was a bodyguard to the Prophet Joseph Smith (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), marched with the Mormon Battalion, was one of the first Seventies of the LDS Church, is listed in the Doctrine & Covenants of the LDS Church, and surprisingly is my ancestor.
I loved reading this article on him (taken from his journal and the journal of his son, Mosiah Lyman Hancock). I also enjoyed reading the article "From Iowa to Immortality: A Tribute to the Mormon Battalion," Ensign, 2007 July.
Jirene's Genealogy Treasures
Genealogical Information of Interest on my Ancestors: Morris and Ellsworth families including Lee, Halladay, Wanslee, Gordge, McFerren, and Blackhurst (England, Ireland, Wales, Australia to the US: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Utah and Arizona), and the Butler and Adams families including Hancock, Lind, DeWitt, McCleve, Thetford, and Nielsen (England, Ireland, Denmark to the US: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Vermont, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Utah, and Arizona).