William Hackney and Sarah Shannon

William Hackney was born 1794 in Virginia and died before 1846, in either Logan Co., IL or Iowa. On 1815 Nov 24 in Pike Co., Ohio he married Sarah Shannon.

I’ve yet to locate William’s parents but I’ve located Sarah’s, which I will write of in another post. They were Patrick Shannon and Elizabeth Shepherd.

William and Sarah had 9 children:

  1. Thomas S. b. 1814-1819 in Ohio
  2. Jacob Tivis b. 1816 Sep 20 in Pike Co., OH, died 1897 in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas. About 1839 in Logan Co., Illinois he married Lucy Chapman who was born about 1816 in Ohio to James Chapman. He married 2nd a woman named Mary in Logan County, Illinois. Jacob Tivis moved to Winfield, Cowley, Kansas. His son, William Patrick Hackney, was a state senator. I’ll cover this family in another post.
  3. William S. b. 1830 March 17 in Ohio, died 1891 June 2 in Chautauqua Co. KS, married 1842 Dec 29, Mary Jane Enlow b. 1824 Nov 15 in Ohio, died 1895 Jan 2 in Chautauqua Co., Kansas. Direct line. This family moved from Van Buren to Chautauqua County, Kansas, then to Washington County, Kansas, and perhaps eventually back to Chautauqua County as William and Mary were buried there. I cover this family in another post.
  4. Joseph S. b. abt. 1822 in Ohio, died 1880 July 30 in Washington, Washington, Kansas, married 1846 March 23 in Wapello, Iowa to Catherine Strickland. This family also moved to Washington County, Kansas.
  5. Jesse L. b. abt. 1822, died probably before 1870, married 1847 Aug 5 in Wapello, Iowa to Emily Smith. I’ve failed to located him in the 1850 census but perhaps find him in Portland later, serving out of there during the Civil War. I’m not confident yet it is our Jesse L. but I do know his wife remarried to Nathaniel P. Cory before 1870 and later to a Clark, leading me to believe he had died. I’ll cover this family in another post.
  6. Margaret Ellen b. abt. 1824 in Ohio, died 1863 in Wapello, Iowa, married 1845 Nov 27 in Wapello to Paris Caldwell b. abt. 1816 in Virginia, died 1899 in Wapello. I will cover this family in another post.
  7. Elizabeth Sarah b. abt. 1826 married David Johnson before 1846. I’ve yet to locate her after 1840.
  8. Isabel Frances “Fanny” b. abt. 1828 in Ohio married 1st Charles Nelson 1844 Dec 5 in Wapello, then married 2nd William W. Baker on 1849 March 4 in Wapello. I will cover this family in another post.
  9. Theodore Patrick “Dose” b. 1833 July 25, died 1899 Nov 6 in Whitehall, Greene, Illinois, married 1856 Sep 9 in Van Buren, Iowa to Elizabeth Day. She died 1864 March 17 in Whitehall, Greene, Illinois and Theodore next married Mrs. M. Cary (Caroline) Lawrence. Theodore and Elizabeth are buried at the Whitehall Cemetery in Whitehall, Greene County, Illinois.

Son, Jacob Tivis’ bio gives him as born in Pike Co. OH, moving to IN in 1825 and then to IL in 1828. Land records and census shows the HACKNEYs instead in OH in 1824 (land record) and 1830 (census) and in IL in 1840 (census). The children give their birthplaces as OH, though in the 1850 OR census an individual who may be William S. HACKNEY gives a birthplace of IN.

“Jacob T. Hackney, born in Pike Co., Ohio, Sept. 20, 1816; went to Indiana in 1825, to Illinois in 1828, and came to this county often during the last five years, but came to stay in March, 1880.”
Source: Cowley Co. news

Land records connect William Hackney with Delaware Co. Ohio in 1824 and 1825.

Hancock County was created in 1820 and Organized in 1828. It was formed from portions of Delaware and Logan Counties. In 1845, a portion of Wyandot County was formed from Hancock.

Land records for William HACKNEY at Delaware:

HACKNEY, WILLIAM
Land Office: DELAWARE Sequence #:
Document Number: 2552
Total Acres: 80
Misc. Doc. Nr.:
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document:
No Issue Date: April 23, 1824
Mineral Rights Reserved:
Metes and Bounds: No
Survey Date:
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Legal Land Description: # – Aliquot Parts – Block # – Base Line – Fractional Section – Township – Range Section #
1 – E½NE – 1ST PPM – No – 1 S – 13 E – 27
1- E½NE – 1ST PPM – No 1 S – 12 E – 3

HACKNEY, WILLIAM
Land Office: DELAWARE Sequence #:
Document Number: 2773
Total Acres: 75.91
Misc. Doc. Nr.:
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: April 01, 1825
Mineral Rights Reserved:
Metes and Bounds: No
Survey Date:
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Legal Land Description: # – Aliquot Parts – Block # – Base Line – Fractional Section – Township – Range Section #
1- E½NE – 1ST PPM – No 1 S – 12 E – 3

Perhaps about 1826 the family migrated to Amanda, Hancock, Ohio. In April of 1826, WIlliam Hackney was elected a justice of FIndlay Township.

1828 finds them in Crawford, Wyandot, Ohio.

The first settlers of Crawford Township were not blind to the necessities of education, and, as early as 1828, erected a schoolhouse on what is now the southeast quarter of Section 26. Among the first teachers were William Hackney and Adeline Potterfield.
Source: http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Wyandot/Wcrawf1.htm
History of Wyandot County

From 1828 Oct to 1831 March, William served as an auditor in Hancock County.

William HACKNEY was “auditor” in Hancock Co. Ohio from October 1828 to March 1831. He was followed by Thomas F. Johnston in March 1831, who resigned, then a Joseph C. SHANNON who was appointed to fill the vacancy in June, 1832, and served until his death in May 1836.

http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Hancock/HancockChapV.htm

The 1830 census shows them in Findlay.

Shown in the census as HACKNEY with 1 male under 5, 1 5 to 10, 3 10 to 16, 1 30 to 40, 1 female to 5, 1 female 5 to 10, 1 female 20 to 30.

Jacob Tivis, Thomas S. and William S. would be the three males 10 to 15. Joseph would be the male 5 to 10. Jesse would be the male under 5. The female 5 to 10 would be Isabel Frances, female under 5 would be Margaret.

1830 HANCOCK CO. OHIO CENSUS FINDLEY TOWNSHIP

James B. MOORE
Miner T. WICKHAM
Wilson VANCE
James McKINNIE
Reuben HALE
John BOYD
Robert L. HEATHER
Alfred PURCELL
Jacob BAKER
William MORELAND
William HACKEY 1 1 3 0 0 1 / 1 1 0 0 0 1
(1 m. under 5, 1 5 to 10, 3 10 to 15, 1 30 to 40; 1 female to 5, 1 female 5 to 10, 1 female 20 to 30)
Thomas F. JOHNSTON
John P. HUMBLETON
Thomas SLIGHT
Asher WICKHAM
Willis WARD
Joseph A. SARGENT
Joshua PURCEL
Otho WILLS
Major BRIGHT
John JEWETT Junr
Allen HOTEL (?)
Benjamin JEWETT
Jim? LINCOTT
Leonard TRITCH
Peter SHAW

I don’t see Joseph C. SHANNON on the 1830 census. Hancock Co. didn’t exist in 1820.

Land records connect William Hackney with Sangamon, Illinois and Springfield, Logan, Illinois in 1837. Another land record from 1839 is for Springfield, Logan, Illinois, and they are show in the 1840 census there.

To William HACKNEY of Sangamon CO. IL.
State: ILLINOIS
Acres: 75.72
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 4/5/1837
Land Office: Springfield
Cancelled: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Aliquot Parts Sec./ Block Township Range Fract.Section Meridian State Counties Survey Nr. : E½SW 31/ 19-N 2-W No 3rd PM IL Logan

Patentee: WILLIAM HACKNEY
State: ILLINOIS
Acres: 40
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 4/5/1837
Land Office: Springfield
Cancelled: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Aliquot Parts Sec./ Block Township Range Fract.Section Meridian State Counties Survey Nr. : NWSE 31/ 19-N 2-W No 3rd PM IL Logan

Patentee: WILLIAM HACKNEY
State: ILLINOIS
Acres: 40
Metes/Bounds: No
Issue Date: 11/1/1839
Land Office: Springfield
Cancelled: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Aliquot Parts – Sec./ Block – Township Range – Fract.Section – Meridian – State – Counties – Survey Nr.: SENE 31/ 19-N 2-W No 3rd PM IL Logan

1840 , Logan County, Illinois

William PHILIPS
William RYAN
Johanes BUGINE (?)
Joseph ORRENDOUGH ?
John T. BIRD
Valentine BROWN
William HACKNEY – 1 1 1 3 1 – 1 | – 1 1 1 – – 1
1 male 5 to 10 is Theodore, 1 male 10 to 15 is Jesse, the male 15 to 20 would be Joseph, and the 3 males 20 to 30 would be Jacob, Thomas and William. An unidentified male is in the 30 to 40 range (possibly a brother?), then William in the 50 to 60 range rather than 40 to 50. 1 female 5 to 10, female 10 to 15 would be Margaret, female 15 to 20 would be Isabel Frances and then Sarah is given as 40 to 50.
Charles MCCOFEE?
Andrew C. DAVIS
Jefferson HUCHINS?
Andrew J. BARR
John BARR

William was a schoolteacher at Logan. Reference is made to William Hackney in the book HISTORY OF LOGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, published by Interstate Publishing, Chicago, 1896 and reproduced by Unigraphic, Inc. 1973.

At a meeting of the Old Settlers’ Association on September 23, 1875, James RANDOLPH, speaking after Jacob Tivis HACKNEY, reminisced about “Brush College”, where William HACKNEY was the first teacher: “It was a most primitive structure, not a particle of iron or glass or sawed lumber was used in its construction; it was built of logs with the cracks daubed with mud; the roof was of clapboards kept in place by weight poles, which were pinned fast to the wall; the door was of clapboards and had wooden hinges and a wooden lock with a buckskin latch-string hanging out….The desks were of hewed puncheons driven in to the wall under the windows…We sat with our backs to the teacher so as to face the light and the desks….the chimney was made of sticks and mud. … In cold weather a large fire was kept up, built against a huge back-log, to put which in place required the strength of the master and several of the larger boys.”

William likely died before 1846 as his wife Sarah is enumerated in the 1846 Wapello County, Iowa census with Jacob T., “Joseph L.” and William S.

1846 Wapello County, Iowa
pg. 19
William McMANN
Daniel CLARK
John MAIL
Aaron SMITH
James CALDWELL
Thomas PING
Demps GRIGSBY
Nathaniel MCMOTT
Jacob HACKNEY 1 male under 10, 1 male 20 to 30, 2 females under 10, 1 20 to 30
Sarah HACKNEY 1 male 10 to 20, 2 males 20 to 30, 1 female under 10, 1 female 50 to 60
Thomas FOSTER
Reuben MYERS
illegible

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Nicholas AVERY
William illegible
? BATES ?
Benjamin SHANNON? (illegible, most likely not Shannon)
Joseph? L. HACKNEY illegible 2 in household
William HACKNEY? illegible 3 in household
Lewis ROUSE
Joel RAMBO
Christopher L. PERKINS
Jess TESTAMENT
William HIGGIN

The 1847 Wapello County census.

1847 Wapello County, Iowa
Pg. 29
W. H. SHANNON
J. C. EVANS
G. L. LINKUMBACK
John HUMPHREYS
Silvester WARNER
David ARMSTRONG
John STOUT
David VANNOY
Parris CALDWELL 1 – 1 / 2 – – 1
Frances M. HARROW?

Pg. 32
Agnes BAKER
John L. ROBERTSON
John RADFORD
Reuben MYERS
Demps GRIGSBY
Joseph S. HACKNEY
Thomas PING
Robert WRIGHT
Newton WRIGHT
James PING
Robert PARKS
Aaron SMITH
John HALL
Abram. ROBESON
William STRICKLAND
Travis E. STAPLETON
Thomas FOSTER
John KINESON
Gideon MYNES?

Pg. 33
Joseph STREET
John SHOEMAKER
Moses YOUNKIN
Jeremiah LANING
John YOUNKIN
William NATION
Laban NATION
Laban NATION Jr.
Sarah HACKNEY 1 1 1 / 3 1 2 – – – 1
James ACTON
John W. ACTON
Alanson MCINTIRE
John HALL
George CLARK
Louden BOUGH

I have yet to find Sarah Hackney in the 1850 census.

1856 shows her in Van Buren living with her granddaughter, Helen, from daughter Isabel Frances Hackney’s first marriage to Charles Nelson. Grandson Charles W. Nelson is in the Edward Enlow household in Union, Van Buren with Mary Jane Enlow Hackney, whose husband William S. Hackney is in Portland Oregon with his brother-in-law William W. Baker. The 1850 census shows Isabel in the Wapello County, Iowa census in the household of her sister and brother-in-law Paris Caldwell, but in 1849 on March 4 she married William W. Baker in Wapello. The Stonebraker shown here would be a relative of Laura J. Stonebraker who marries William Henry Enlow in 1856 in Van Buren.

Iowa, Van Buren County, Union
276/276 David JAMISON 63 PA shoemaker and Ann and family
277/277 Sarah HACKNEY 60 KY
Helen NELSON 10 IA
278/278 John SYFORD 50 or 30 OH Innkeeper plus Sarah and family
279/279 Samuel B. STONEBRAKER 38 Maryland Farmer
Harriet 27 PA
Frances C 6 IA
Mary I 3
Newton 0
William ERVIN 26 VA laborer
Lenora 20 Maryland
Ann A. 10
280/280 Catherine CHINOWETH 54 VA
Jackson 27
Mary 18
Rachel 15
Caroline 12

1860, she has moved to Illinois with her granddaughter Helen, living in the household of her son T. P. Helen’s brother, Charles, is out in Portland with his mother and stepfather.

Sarah is living with her son Theodore Patrick and his family.

1860 IL Greene Co., Whitehall PO., page 709.
T. P. HACKNEY 26, b. IN
Elizabeth 25 b. IN
Frank 3 b. IL
Sarah 64 (mother) b. KY
Helen NELSON 15, a domestic b. IA.

Sarah isn’t given as buried in the Whitehall Cemetery with her son Theodore and his two wives. I don’t know where or when she died.

Comments
4 Responses to “William Hackney and Sarah Shannon”
  1. Am Hackney descendant. William>Jacob Tivus>Oscar (OJ)>Frank Silas>Betty Hackney Thompson, my mother

    Just found this post. Have not studied in detail yet but think I there is some info here I was not previously aware of. I just last week set up the “inthefootsteps” family tree site, of which the Hackneys are/will be one of the featured lines covered. Hope we will be able to share information and new findings!

    Frank Thompson

  2. admin says:

    Frank, what’s the link to your website? Glad you dropped by and left a comment.

  3. admin says:

    Frank, never mind on the link. Saw what your website is. Nice! Been over looking at it some. Will take a more in depth look later.

  4. admin says:

    Thought you might like to see the only two Hackney pics I have. First is Sadie Hackney and her Crockett husband.
    http://www.evermore.imagedjinn.com/blg/4009/crockett-hackney/
    Again, Sadie is seen in this photo, 2nd from the right. I imagine the woman beside her is a Hackney but I’ve no clue who she might be.
    http://www.evermore.imagedjinn.com/blg/3933/mckenney-and-crockett-families/

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