FAMILY OF WILLIAM HACKER AND ADAH WEST

FAMILY OF WILLIAM HACKER AND ADAH WEST

 WILLIAM HACKER was born May 03, 1770 in Harrison County, West Virginia, and died bef. September 27, 1826 in Lewis County, West Virginia.  He married ADAH WEST February 25, 1791 in Harrison County, West Virginia, daughter of EDMOND WEST and MARY GOODISON.  She was born December 20, 1770 in Harrison/Lewis County, (West) Virginia on Hacker's Creek.

 FROM "DON NORMAN'S 700 WEST VIRGINIA FAMILIES" WEBSITE

 He was born in Harrison County, West Virginia and died in Lewis County, West Virginia.  His estate was inventoried for the Lewis County court September 27, 1826.

In A.S. Withers' "Chronicles of Border Warfare" William Hacker and others are alleged to have massacred the 100 inhabitants of an Indian village at present day Bulltown, Braxton County, West Virginia in the summer of 1782 in retaliation for an Indian massacre of the Stroud family in June of 1782.  Although these accounts have been accepted as fact for many years, other authors doubt its truth.  An anonymous writer of an article "Awhile Ago Times" reprinted in the "Hacker's Creek Journal" states that Chief Bull and his Delawares were moved from Bulltown by the Indian Affairs Commissioner in may 1772 and references a number of documents proving that the Delawares moved south to the lower Mississippi, where Chief Bull died after 1810.

 Robert B. Smith states that in 1772, Chief Bull and his people moved to the White River in Indiana, about 18 miles from present day Wabash.  In 1778, after the capture of English General Hamilton, they removed to the Mississippi.  Smith cites Simon Kenton's "Notes", Drapers "Manuscripts" and private documents support his statements.

There is evidence that Withers' "Chronicles of Border Warfare" is a rewrite of documents compiled by William Hacker and William Powers and published shortly after 1825.  Withers is alleged to have been hired by the publisher Josehp Isreal in 1831 to rewrite the "Chronicles" after the death of the original authors.

 HACKER'S CREEK JOURNAL, VOL. X, ISSUE 2

The names and birthdates of William and Adah's children were found in the effects of the Jackson family of Jane Lew in the 1930s and published in the Clarksburg paper in an article by Wilbur C. Morrison.

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM HACKER AND ADAH WEST

FAMILY OF JOHN HACKER, JUNIOR AND MARY SUSANNAH SMITH

JOHN HACKER, JUNIOR was born January 17, 1773, and died October 15, 1834 in Shelby County, Indiana of Asiatic cholera.  He was buried in the Marion Cemetery, Marion Township, Shelby County, Indiana.  He married (1) MARY SUSANNAH SMITH March 29, 1796.  She was born September 18, 1778, and died February 21, 1816 in Montgomery County, Ohio.  He married (2) SUSAN CRAGELL abt. 1818 in Montgomery County, Ohio-moved to Shelby County, Indiana in 1833. 

 FROM "DON NORMAN'S 700 WEST VIRGINIA FAMILIES" WEBSITE             

 Harrison County, WV deed book 3 page 102, records that John purchased 150 acres of "John Hacker's settlement survey" from his parents March 20, 1797 for five shillings.  About 1805, John and his older brother William disagreed over politics and John moved his family to Green County, Ohio.  In 1808, John and Susannah sold their farm in Virginia to Samuel Bonnett and in 1809, they moved to present day Montgomery County, Ohio and settled on Big Darby Plains.

 John enlisted in the American army during the War of 1812 and served all over Ohio against the Indians.  In 1815, John bought 160 acres of land in Montgomery County, Ohio.  Susannah died on this property February 21, 1816.

CHILDREN OF JOHN HACKER, JUNIOR AND MARY SUSANNAH SMITH

FAMILY OF JONATHAN D. HACKER AND HANNAH BENNETT

JONATHAN D. HACKER was born January 10, 1779, and died July 07, 1835.  He married HANNAH BENNETT about 1808.  She died March 19, 1867.

CHILDREN OF JOHNATHAN D. HACKER AND HANNAH BENNETT

FAMILY OF MARY ANN HACKER AND JOHN HELMICK

MARY ANN HACKER was born July 18, 1793 in Hacker's Creek, Harrison/Lewis County, West Virginia, and died January 28, 1880.  She married JOHN HELMICK August 28, 1811 in Harrison County, West Virginia, son of JACOB HELMICK and BARBARA. On 1850 Lewis County, West Virginia census, District 30, p. 76, household 1009-1021. On 1860 Lewis County, West Virginia cnesus, Weston PO, p. 58, household 373-373 - living with them are Tabitha Morrison, age 3 and their son, David S. Helmick and their daughter Barbara. Also with them is a Daries/Darias age 7 - is this a son of Barbara?  

CHILDREN OF MARY ANN HACKER AND JOHN HELMICK

 

   

L.L. Kight 2004