Fayette County Genealogy Project
John Hackney, Jr.
The Hackneys originally came from England prior to the Revolutionary War and were participants in the struggle for Independence. Aaron Hackney, the paternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was born in Berkeley county, Virginia, and came to Fayette county in early life and settled near Heistersburg, Luzerne township. John Hackney Sr was born in Luzerne township March 20, 1783, was a farmer and married Lydia Sidwell in 1812. They had eight children: James Hackney, Aaron Hackney, Amy Hackney, John Hackney, Hiram Hackney, Samuel Hackney, Lyida Hackney, Jane Hackney and Hannah Hackney. Lydia Sidwell Hackney was born in Virginia in 1787 and was a daughter of James Sidwell, who was married to Amy Long, daughter of Dr Owen Long who lived near Winchester, Virginia. John Hackney Jr was born August 15, 1920, on the old Hackney farm near New Salem, Menallen township, and on December 5, 1844, was married to Isabella Ebbert. They had ten children: James Hackney, Hiram Hackney and Mary Frances Hackney, deceased, and Samuel Hackney, born July 9, 1851, is married to Anna M Lickey, and lives in Harvey county, Kansas; John William Hackney, born December 17, 1858, at home; Lydia Jane Hackney, born June 29, 1856, is married to Aaron T Porter, and lives in Lyon county, Kansas; Alvin E Hackney, born October 8, 1858, at home; Eliza Ellen Hackney, born December 29, 1861, music teacher; Laura Bell Hackney, born May 4, 1864; and George Wyly Hackney, born June 21, 1867, and is now in the senior class in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia. Mrs Hackney's grandfather was George Ebbert, and was a merchant and has his store on Main street in the early history of Uniontown. Her father, James Ebbert, was born at Uniontown in 1792, and was a farmer and lived on the farm now owned by John W Carothers, near the County Home. Her maternal grandfather was a Frenchman by the name of Devicman and settled near Oakland, Maryland. Mr Hackney was raised on the home farm and is one of the best farmers of the county. He was educated in the subscription schools of the neighborhood, and also at Aaron Hague/?Hogue and Richard Taylor's school. He is an ardent republican and takes considerable interest in political matters. He was raised a Quaker, but with wife and entire family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Mr Hackney is a conscientious, useful and intelligent member of society, and an honest and successful businessman.
Contributed by Marta Burns