William Hackett

1750–1841 (Age 91)
Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

William Hackett was born in 1750. He married Jane Newcomb on 3 January 1774, in Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in 1841, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 91.

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William Hackett
Jane Newcomb
Marriage: 3 January 1774
Zephaniah Hackett
Charles Hackett
Thomas Hackett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1774Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    World Events (6)

    Age 25
    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
    Age 26
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 50
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from a Norman French personal name, Haket, a pet form of Old Norse Haki, Hake; see Hack .English: possibly from Middle English hacaed (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.Irish: the Norman surname (see 1 above) is also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Haicéid. It has also sometimes been adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see Caughey , McGaffey ).

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

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    Sources (4)

    • William Hackett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Hacket, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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