Person:John Hackney (12)

John Hackney
b.2 Mar 1783
m. 31 Mar 1768
  1. John Hackney1783 - 1869
Facts and Events
Name John Hackney
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 Mar 1783
Death[1] Dec 1869 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
  1. 1.0 1.1 Jordan, John W, and James Hadden. Genealogical and personal history of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. (New York, United States: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1912)
    Vol. 3, Pg. 661.

    (Ill) Aaron Hackney, son of Joseph, came to what is now Luzerne township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, just after the French and Indian war, took up his land claim, and built his log cabin. He then returned to Virginia for his family, and returned with them to his home in the wilderness about 1758, and thereafter lived on his Fayette county farm, containing three hundred twenty-one acres. He was a member of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, and an industrious and prosperous farmer. He was married to Hannah Gregg (second wife; no children by first wife), a daughter of George and Elizabeth Gregg, who was born April 20, 1744. Aaron and Hannah (Gregg) Hackney had eight children, of whom John was the seventh.

    (IV) John, son of Aaron Hackney, was born March 2, 1783, and died December 1809, and is buried in the Sandy Hill cemetery, Menallcn township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania. John Hackney was married to Lydia Sidwell, an only child of James and Amy (Long) Sidwell, Quakers, of English ancestry, who came to America about 1700, locating in Virginia, thence to Pennsylvania. James and Amy Sidwell located on what is now (1912) known as the Shamrock Coke Works farm, in 1795. John Hackney was born in Luzerne township, and lived on the homestead farm until his marriage with Lydia Sidwell, when he moved to the Sidwell farm, in Menallen township, but retained his Luzerne township property until his death. He was, like h1s ancestors, a strict Quaker, a prosperous farmer, and an upright man. The clean upright life of this Quaker gentleman was a grand legacy to his descendants. John and Lydia (Sidwell) Hackney had seven children who reached maturity, viz.: James, Aaron, Amy, John, Hiram Hamilton, Samuel and Hannah.