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HACKER From Clay County, Kentucky

Journal by roberainwat

Years ago, my mother and I began researching the family of Tennie DUTTON, my maternal grandmother. Granny Dutton was born September 27, 1898 in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.
On November 19, 1919, she eloped to Stratford, Garvin County, Oklahoma with William Allen DUTTON. Granny and Grandpa were married for 51 years until his death on November 4, 1970 at their home near Marlow, Oklahoma. There were 8 children born to them.

Tennie's parents were Alford Milton HACKER and Orlena DAVIDSON. Alford was born on March 23, 1871 in Brutus, Clay County, Kentucky to Granville Levi HACKER and Rachel BURNS.
Alford's first wife was Emma COOPER. They were married January 9, 1891 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. They had one daughter, Bessie. Bessie was raised by her paternal grandparents, Levi & Rachel HACKER.
Alford and Emma were divorced.

Alford married Orlena DAVIDSON on July 20, 1893 in Clay County, Kentucky. Orlena was a daughter of Robert DAVIDSON and Militia(Melissa?) HELTON. Thirteen children were born to Alford and Orlena, three of whom died in infancy.

Alford moved his wife and infant daughter, Lillie, to Williamson County, Texas in 1895 and remained there for nearly 10 years. In 1903 they returned to Kentucky, residing there for a 4 years. The family came back west in 1907, settling in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. From there they moved to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

It isn't known when they arrived in Grady County, Oklahoma. In 1924, Alford purchased a farm 8 and a half miles west and 2 miles south of Minco, Grady County, Oklahoma.

Orlena HACKER died on July 30, 1933 in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma. Alford HACKER died on January 28, 1943 in El Reno, Oklahoma. They are both buried in Friendship Cemetery.
Alford had donated the land on which Friendship Cemetery is located. Friendship Cemetery is located southwest of Minco, Oklahoma.

It is believed that Alford's mother, Rachel (BURNS) HACKER, was a child born on the Trail of Tears and given to the BURNS family in Clay County, Kentucky.

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by PamHackerStevens on 2008-03-14 23:08:19

Levi and Rachel were my greatgrand parents. Rachel also raised my dad Cornelius Hacker son of Hugh Hacker. My dad and his uncle William( Bill) Hacker drove out to OK to visit Alford and his family. Who is the picture of? Do you have more pictures. Pam Hacker Stevens, [email protected]

by abc123me on 2008-11-21 19:58:34

Pam,
I have this exact picture! My aunt gave it to me because he is my great, great grandfather. This is a picture of Alford Hacker taken in 1942 at his farm in Minco, OK. (According to my aunt.) Her name is Sandra Hacker-something. One of Alford's sons, James Irvin Hacker, had a son named Frankie Eugene Hacker; who is my father. My name is Lisa Leona Hacker. I live in Tulsa and I would send you another picture of Rachel with Jamie, Laura, Bessie, and Uncle Frank, taken in Kentucky when they lived there. Oh, their horse is in the picture as well. Also, my aunt says that Rachels dad was a Cherokee Indian Chief and one of her cousins had his headdress for years until it was lost in a house fire. The story I know is that Rachel's father was left behind on the trail of tears in Kentucky because he had become ill. I guess he was expected to die. A lot of Indians who died were left unburied on the trail. Rachel was not born until Oct. 10, 1847 and the Cherokee removal started in May of 1838 and the last of the Cherokee were relocated by the end of May 1839. I enjoyed reading your history story about your grandmother Dutton. Thanks! You can email me through my sons email, [email protected] I hope to hear from you soon.
Lisa L. Hacker
Nov. 21, 2008

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