Mary Hackney

1768–1848 (Age 80)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Hackney was born about 1768, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, William Hackney, was 24 and her mother, Martha Weeks, was 23. She married Willoughby Wells. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She died in 1848, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Mary Hackney
1768–1848
Willoughby Wells
1745–1835
Marriage:
Nancy Ann Wells
1794–1852
Mary Catherine Wells
1795–
Wealtha Wiltha Wells
1800–
Rebecca Louise Wells
1800–1836
Francis Wells
1802–1884

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
children

(5)

Parents & Siblings

  • William Hackney

    Male1744–1795Male

  • Martha Weeks

    Female1745–1800Female

siblings

(11)

  • William Hackney

    Male1766–1797Male

  • Sarah Hackney

    Female1767–Female

  • Female1768–1848Female

  • Patsey Hackney

    Female1770–Female

  • Nancy Hackney

    Female1772–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 6

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.
1775

Age 7

Many people believe that North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. habitational name from Hackney in Greater London, named from an Old English personal name Haca (genitive Hacan) + ēg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marshland’. 2. from Middle English hakenei (Old French haquenée), an ambling horse, especially one considered suitable for women to ride; perhaps therefore a metonymic occupational name for a stablehand. This surname has also been found in Scotland since medieval times.

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

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