William Hacker

Male 1690 - 1775  (85 years)
Person ID: I21424 


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  • Name William Hacker  [1
    Relationshipwith Jeffrey Scott Vitter
    Name Chicken Bill 
    Born 1690  Test Valley Borough, Andover, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1775  Bush's Fort, Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Morrison Cemetery, Berlin, Lewis, Mason, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2

    Parents

    Family ID: F23780 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Francis Hacker, III (ID:I31614),   d. 1723 

    Family

    Family ID: F7884 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart 7 Oct 2020   
    Wife Ann Turner (ID:I18870),   b. 1707, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Upshur, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 21 May 1738  Overwharton, Stafford, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
      1. John Turner Hacker, Sr. (ID:I18820),   b. 1 Jan 1742/43, Overwharton, Stafford, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1824, Hackers Creek, Lewis, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)

    Other Personal Events

    Emigration 1731  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on the ship Forward. 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsDied - 1775 - Bush's Fort, Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S1251] Find A Grave.

    2. [S1251] Find A Grave, William was born around 1680, probably in England. He spoke Dutch and English fluently and, like his father, worked as a seaman out of Dutch and English ports. William "Chicken Bill" acquired his nickname while living in England when he and two friends, who had been drinking, stole 31 ducks and chickens. After selling the fowl they were caught and found guilty. Their sentence was "transportation" meaning deportation out of the country. William was transported to America in 1731 aboard the ship named Forward. He most likely then had to spend some time as an indentured servant to repay the person who secured his passage. William met and married Anne Turner Dillon (Dillon Turner?) in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, VA (m. May 21, 1738). Anne may also have been indentured as well as previously married/widowed. She was born in Ireland and came to America around 1728. William and Anne appear to have settled on a farm in Winchester, VA before moving on to West Virginia in an area later to be known a.
      William was born around 1680, probably in England. He spoke Dutch and English fluently and, like his father, worked as a seaman out of Dutch and English ports.

      William "Chicken Bill" acquired his nickname while living in England when he and two friends, who had been drinking, stole 31 ducks and chickens. After selling the fowl they were caught and found guilty. Their sentence was "transportation" meaning deportation out of the country. William was transported to America in 1731 aboard the ship named Forward. He most likely then had to spend some time as an indentured servant to repay the person who secured his passage.

      William met and married Anne Turner Dillon (Dillon Turner?) in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, VA (m. May 21, 1738). Anne may also have been indentured as well as previously married/widowed. She was born in Ireland and came to America around 1728.

      William and Anne appear to have settled on a farm in Winchester, VA before moving on to West Virginia in an area later to be known as Hacker's Creek. They were the parents of two sons, William and John, along with three daughters, Elizabeth, Nancy Ann and Mary (Polly).
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139362376/william-hacker