1. WILLIAM HACKER
 William/Wilheim Hacker/ Hackardt was born Abt. 1498 in Dresden, Saxony, and died Abt. 1528 in London, England

Wilhelm Heckardt was the first born of his parents, and therefore inherited their large and extensive estates. In early manhood he espoused the cause of the Reformation as taught by Luther and his coadjutors. He was therefore compelled to flee the country, and he lost his entire estate, which reduced him to beggary. He went to London and began preaching the Reformation, but the Bishop in 1527 apprehended him, preferred charges, had him tortured, and upon his refusal to renounce his religion he was placed on the rack. He died soon after in prison.
This proceeding was had under Henry VIII, by the orders of Sir Thomas Moore.

Child of William/Wilheim Hacker/ Hackardt is:

Unknown Hacker   b. d.

1. WILLIAM HACKER   2. UNKNOWN HACKER

Child of Unknown Hacker is:

Unknown Hacker   b. d.

1. WILLIAM HACKER   2. UNKNOWN HACKER   3. UNKNOWN HACKER

Child of Unknown Hacker is:

Unknown Hacker   b. d.

1. WILLIAM HACKER   2. UNKNOWN HACKER   3. UNKNOWN HACKER
4. UNKNOWN HACKER

Child of Unknown Hacker is:

Francis Hacker I   b d.

1. WILLIAM HACKER    2. UNKNOWN HACKER   3. UNKNOWN HACKER
4. UNKNOWN HACKER   5. FRANCIS HACKER I

Child of Francis Hacker I  is:

Colonel Francis Hacker II   b. d. Oct 19,1660
Isabelle Brunts m. July 5, 1632 b. 1612 in Nottingham d. Nottingham, England

1. WILLIAM HACKER    2. UNKNOWN HACKER   3. UNKNOWN HACKER
4. UNKNOWN HACKER   5. FRANCIS HACKER I   6. FRANCIS HACKER II

Col. Francis Hacker, was the Drill officer and Commander of Cromwell's Iron-Side Brigade, and led it in many a hard fought battle during the commonwealth of England. During the imprisonment of Charles I, Col. Hacker had command of troops that kept guard over the King, and led that unhappy Monarch to the scaffold at his execution. One of the first acts of Parliament, after the restoration of the monarchy was the bill of attainder against those who had taken part in the condemnation and execution of King Charles I, which was to extend to them and their posterity forever. Under this act, Col. Hacker was arrested, tried and put to death; in 1860. The descendants of Col. Hacker fled to Holland and thence to America, settling in Virginia, near Winchester, in the Shenandoah Valley.

Child of Col. Francis Hacker II and Isabelle (Brunts) Hacker is:

Francis Hacker III   b. England d. 

1. WILLIAM HACKER   2. UNKNOWN HACKER   3. UNKNOWN HACKER
4. UNKNOWN HACKER   5. FRANCIS HACKER I   6. FRANCIS HACKER II
7. FRANCIS HACKER III

Known Child of Francis Hacker III  

William   b. 1690 Hampton Court England d. 1775  Bushs Fort, VA
Ann Turner Dillon m. May 21, 1738 Overwharton Parish VA b. 1707 N. Ireland d. 1802
Buried in Heavner Cemetery and Morrison Cemetery respectively

1. WILLIAM HACKER   2. UNKNOWN HACKER   3. UNKNOWN HACKER
4. UNKNOWN HACKER   5. FRANCIS HACKER I   6. FRANCIS HACKER II
7. FRANCIS HACKER III   8. WILLIAM HACKER

I have two accounts of how William arrived here. They are both plausible, but the second account is from a letter written by William's Great Grandson John.
Found guilty for stealing and shipped from England to America on October 28,1730 after a night of drinking and stealing the ducks, sent on ship "Forward". William Hacker arrived as a convict, at South Potomac, Virginia, aboard the "Forward" on January 16,1730/31.

William was convicted at Old Bailey Sessions in April,1730,of stealing four cocks, seventeen hens, five drakes, and five ducks belonging to Christopher Wilson. His sentence ended May 21,1738 and he married Ann Dillion, shortly afterward.

He married Anne Turner Dillon May 21, 1738 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. She was born in 1707 in Northern Ireland then came to Stafford County, Virginia (may have been sold to servitude to a Dillon family or adopted??), and died 1803 in Hacker's Creek, Virginia (Morrison Cemetery).

Ann was transported about three years before William and was known as Ann Turner. She probably married before a Dillon before she married William Hacker

Mr Draper
DEAR SIR

I received your letter yesterday after examining carefully I will proceed answer it the best I know how, my grate Grand Father come from England in 1740 and my Grand Father (John Hacker) was born about 3 weeks after landing in America near Winchester Va what time in the year I am not able to say.(write H. M. Hacker my son Jane Lew W Va he will go to the simetury & take the right date off the tomb stone) he died April 24, 1824 at the (age) of 84 years.

he filled no office but Indian scout. He had 6 sons and 4 daughters his oldest son William was a Preacher a Magistrate and School teacher in that early day. As I have answered all the questions you have ask me I remain yours truly

J.T. HACKER

Known Children of William and Ann Hacker

William b. Dec 9, 1739 Overwharton Parish d. Probably in KY
Scottish Woman b. 1745 d. Before 1768-70, Killed by Indians

 

Elizabeth   b. 1741 d. Jun 1783 Pioneer Cemetery
John Freeman m. b. d.

John J  b. Jan 1, 1743 d Apr 20, 1824 Morrison Cem. Lewis Co
Margaret Ann Sleeth m. 1765 b. Jun 24, 1747 Ireland d. May 8, 1832 Morrison Cem. in Lewis Co
Daughter of John Alexander Sleeth and Mary Ann Wallace  

 

Nancy Ann  b. 1745 d. Aft. 1827 in Winchester, VA
Col. John Claypool m. b. 1735 d. 1761
James A. Keith m. b. 1740 Scotland d.

Mary "Polly"  b. 1747 Stafford Co d. 1805 in Lewis Co, WV
Sgt. John Bush m. 1770 VA b. Dec 20, 1751 PA d. Dec 21, 1791
Son of George Bush and Mary Ancrum John was killed by Indians Read about it here

1. WILLIAM HACKER   2. UNKNOWN HACKER   3. UNKNOWN HACKER
4. UNKNOWN HACKER   5. FRANCIS HACKER I   6. FRANCIS HACKER II
7. FRANCIS HACKER III   8. WILLIAM HACKER   9. NANCY ANN HACKER KEITH

Known Children of James A. and Nancy Ann (Hacker) Keith

James . b. Apr 8, 1763 d. Feb 2, 1853 Shelby Co, IN
Mary Ann Alkire m. June 3, 1786 in Harrison Co VA b. d.
Daughter of John Alkire and Christena Wolfe

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