Robert M. Hancock
Thanks to the efforts of Maryanne Edge, who is a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and a member of the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society, the Sheriff’s Office has come a step closer to fulfilling its goal of having a photograph of each former Sheriff of Baxter County on both the Sheriff’s Office website and on the wall in the front lobby of the Sheriff’s Administration Office.
Through the tireless work of Ms. Edge, a photograph of former Sheriff ROBERT M. HANCOCK has been obtained and will be placed on the website and lobby wall. SHERIFF ROBERT HANCOCK served Baxter County from 1895 – 1896. He was born February 11, 1847 in Coffee County, Tennessee. He joined the Confederate Army in 1863 and was severely wounded in action. After the war, ROBERT HANCOCK returned to Mountain Home where he married Sarah Moody. They were the parents of four sons and one daughter. He was an Odd Fellow and a Mason. He died in 1923.
Still missing from the collection are photographs of former Sheriff G. W. Foster (served 1897-1900) and former Sheriff Samuel Livingston (served 1893-1894).
The Sheriff’s Office appreciates the continued efforts and diligence of Maryanne Edge toward this ongoing project.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff