Gideon Hackett

22 February 1727–2 August 1802 (Age 75)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Gideon

When Gideon Hackett was born on 22 February 1727, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Hackett, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Thomas, was 32. He married Elizabeth Sampson on 20 May 1749, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 2 August 1802, in Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75.

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Gideon Hackett
Elizabeth Sampson
Marriage: 20 May 1749
John Hackett
George Hackett
Priscilla Hackett
Lydia Hackett
Ruth Hackett
Hannah Hacket
Gideon Hackett Jr.

Spouse and Children

20 May 1749
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 49

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 49

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 59

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Halkett, which is probably a habitational name from the lands of Halkhead in Renfrewshire, named with Middle English hauk, halk ‘hawk’ + wude ‘wood’.2 English (mainly central England): from a pet form of the medieval personal name Hack, Hake ( see Hake ).3 English: from Middle English haket, a kind of fish, hence perhaps a nickname for someone supposed to resemble such a fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Giddion Hacket, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Gideon Hacket, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Gideon Hacket, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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