Elizabeth Hacker

1741–June 1783 (Age 42)
Lewis, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hacker was born in 1741, in Lewis, Virginia, United States, her father, William Hacker, was 51 and her mother, Ann Dillon Turner, was 34. She married John Freeman in 1760. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in June 1783, in Hacker's Creek Twp, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Mason, Virginia, United States.

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John Freeman
Elizabeth Hacker
Marriage: 1760
Arthur Freeman

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 17

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 39

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Häcker), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a butcher, possibly also for a woodcutter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German hacken, Dutch hakken ‘to hack’, ‘to chop’. The Jewish surname may be from Yiddish heker ‘butcher’, holtsheker ‘woodcutter’ (German Holzhacker), or valdheker ‘lumberjack’, or from German Hacker ‘woodchopper’.2 English (chiefly Somerset): from an agent derivative of Middle English hacken ‘to hack’, hence an occupational name for a woodcutter or, perhaps, a maker of hacks (hakkes), a word used in Middle English to denote a variety of agricultural tools such as mattocks and hoes.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Hacker Freeman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Arthur Freeman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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