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Samuel Hacker born about 1797 Tennessee

Samuel Hacker born 1797
Valerie J. Thompson


     Samuel Hacker was born about 1797 in Tennessee. He was the son of John Hacker and Massie/Marcie Percifield. John Hacker was the son of Julius Hacker of Tennessee. This family is noted in the biography of W. R. Hacker in The biographical record of Jasper County, Missouri, pages 509, 510. ( The biographical record of Jasper County, Missouri [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data: McGregor, Malcolm G., The biographical record of Jasper County, Missouri. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1901) 
 Samuel married Chaney Roberts, daughter of Joseph Roberts 23 Mar 1823 in Clay County, Kentucky. There is no marriage bond to be found in Clay County, but the marriage is listed in the index records, per correspondence with Clay County, Kentucky Court Clerk (2012). Chana Roberts is also mentioned as the wife of Samuel Hacker, “the largest man in Clay County”, in the interview of John E. Roberts  (Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and beyond, Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Vol. 11, Number 8, February, 1997, p. 91, by permission. Clay County and online at                                    

 On the 12th Dec 1826,  50 acres was surveyed on Big Creek, Clay county, Kentucky for Samuel Hacker, Survey Book U, page 470.

1830 Census Clay County, Kentucky
2 males under 5, 1 male 20-29, 2 males 30-39; 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 20-29

1840 Census Clay County, Kentucky
I male under 5, 2 males 10-14, 1 male 40-49; 1 female under 5, 3 females 5-9, 2 females 15-19, 1 female 30-39 Total of 11 persons

1850 Census Perry County, Kentucky
Samuel Hacker 45, Nancy 40, Massa 14, Alfred 15, Armilda 14

1860 Census Boonesville, Owsley County, Kentucky
Samuel Hacker 65, Chaney 54

Samuel Hacker died 23 May 1870. He and Chaney are buried in the Samuel Hacker Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky. Chaney Roberts was born about 1804, the daughter of Joseph Roberts. She died 27 April 1888.  (Samuel Hacker Cemetery, surveyed by Robert Torbert, October 2005 listed online                                             

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