RootsTech 2023

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Robert Hackett 1782 – 1832

Much can be learned from a will and an obituary. The following information is obtained from both documents for Mr. Hackett:

  • Robert was born in Richmond Virginia
  • As a child, he moved with his family to Abbeyville District, SC, near Cambridge
  • He moved to Anderson District, SC in January 1829
  • ‘Lucinda’ was his wife
  • He had at least 4 children: Harriet, Francy, Sophrona, and Albert
  • A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Ebenezer
  • He was a land owner
  • He owned slaves. One of them named Sarah who had children
  • His friend was Garrison Linn

The beginning of Robert Hackett’s Will from South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

1880 Map of Anderson County, SC (Partial)