Friday, January 25, 2019

Captain William Hackett Old Time Skipper Defied a British War Ship

Captain William Hackett Portrait was in Boston Massachusetts Private Collection as noted in Boston Globe article June 1903

Trying to determine genealogy and authenticity of this handsome chap if he is indeed the brave sea fearing lad the article claims---Not sure but might be grandson of Captain William Hackett (1739-1808) son of Salisbury, Massachusetts settler, William Hackett and Elizabeth Stevens He was married in Salisbury on April 10, 1760 to " Nanny" Osgood, daughter of William Osgood and Sarah Jones. He was cousin to colonel John Hackett. Please post your input Thanks!

Nutfield Genealogy has Hackett that moved to New Hampshire
Hackett Family Papers Peabody Essex Museum Collection Some of the prominent names in William Hackett’s papers include Elias Hasket Derby (1739-1799), Richard Derby (1736-1781), Samuel Gardner (1712/3-1769), Weld Gardner (1745-1801), William Jeffrey ([1737-1772]), Elijah Morrill (1719-1767), Ezra Morrill (1741/2-1797), and Timothy Rogers ([1721]-1766).
Read more The Captains Well   
Below is a relation of Hackett line
Horatio Balch Hackett (1844-1905) born at Lower Penn’s Neck, Salem County, New Jersey, Senator Hackett was the son of Richard and Mary Hackett originally of Salisbury, Massachusetts; his father a distinguished scholar and business-man who located in Salem County, educated in Newton Theological Seminary, and moved to Philadelphia in 1847.  Horatio’s uncle and namesake was also Horatio Balch Hackett, the prominent eighteenth-century biblical scholar and professor at Andover, MA, Amherst College, and Brown University.  The Senator’s grandparents were Richard Sr. and Martha (Balch) Hackett.  Horatio attended public schools in Philadelphia, entered two apprenticeships, and enlisted after his father died as a drummer at 17, in Co. B, 81st Regt., PVI (“The Fighting Chippewahs”), July 25, 1861. He was promoted to 1st Lt. by muster-out, June 29, 1865, having served heroically, and received the nick-name “Rash Hackett, the Little Drummer Boy.” After the war, he returned to Philadelphia and served positions as a brakeman and fireman for the Philadelphia and Reading RR; letter carrier for the Post Office; a night inspector at the customs house; clerk and register of wills; state appraiser; and magistrate, 1887, 1892, and 1898.  His wife was Jane P. Lukens.  Senator Hackett died in office, July 12, 1905; an impressive memorial delivered in the Senate, chiefly from his neighbor and replacement, Vivian Frank Gable. 
Horatio Balch Hackett JR
124th Field Artillery, U. S. Army, Camp from Library of Congress Archive

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