Our oldest known Tackett relative is Louis Tackett who was born about 1676 in France. He married Mary Sarah Spiller and died in 1744 in Cedar Run, Stafford County, Virginia. There were at least four children: John Moses, Lewis, William and Rachel.
John Moses Tackett born about 1712 in Virginia married a Rosannah. He died in 1774 in North Carolina. They had at least two chidren -- Phillip and Lewis.
Phillip Tackett was born in 1745 in North Carolina. He moved to Pike County, Kentucky. They had at least seven children: Thomas B., William "Preacher Billy", William Francis "Lyin' Frank", Sarah, Phillip, George W. and Leanah.
Elder William "Preacher Billy" Tackett was born on May 12, 1779 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He went to Pike county with his family. Billy married Anna/Amy Johnson about 1800 in Tennessee. They had at least five children: William "Bucky", Martha "Patsy", George Washington, Sarah and Rebecca Hannah.
Sarah Tackett married Richard Hall. They were the parents of Enoch Mahlon Hall who married Nancy Hampton. Their son was Joseph Hall who married Lettie Craft. Their daughter was Nancy Alice Hall who married Otho Bentley.
Sarah Tackett's brother, William "Bucky" Tackett was born in May 27, 1809. He married Sarah "Sally Caudill, daughter of Matthew and Sarah Webb Caudill. They married in Pike county on March 2, 1828. They had thirteen children: Martha, James, Abel, Elizabeth, George, Matthew, Rebecca, Abner, Enoch, Enos, Amy, Zilpha nd Mary.
George Tackett was born in 1837. He married Rachel Caudill. They had at least eleven children: Jesse, William, Abner, Wilson, Ellender, Sylvana, Enos, Jerry, Alamander, Elisabeth and Jarvey.
Wilson Tackett was born in 1863. He married Rhoda Hampton.
In the 1870 Census his family is listed as George 32, Rachel 21, Jesse 14, William 10, Abner 8, Wilson is 7, Nellie 6, Sylvania 5, Enos 3 and Jerry 1. They are in Millstone.
In 1880 they are still in Millstone: George 42, Rachel 40, Abner 18, Wilson 17, Elender 16, Sylvana 14, Enos 12, Jerry 11, Alamander 7 and Jarvey C. 1.
Wilson first married a Martha. In 1886 they have a daughter, Mary. Martha either passes away or they separate. On December 8, 1890 Wilson married Rhoda E. Hampton.
In 1900 Wilson is in still in Letcher County. In Wilson's household he is listed as 36 and reports that he has been married for ten years. Rhody is 25 and says she has had seven children four of whom are living. Polly (Mary from Wilson's first marriage) is 14. Rhoda and Wilson's children are Israel, 8, Rachel 6, Martha 2 and Savada 3 months.
Wilson's next door neighbor is Jesse & Rebecca Adams. Rebecca is my g-g grandmother Rebecca Hays who married James Mullins. Her son Joshua and his wife, Annie Houston, are near neighbor along with Susan Wright Venters (who will be the second Mrs. Joshua Mullins), Thaney & Betsy Houston, Archie & Pricey Craft, and Chunk and Polly Craft.
In 1910 Wilson is 46, Roda 44, Israel J. 16, Rachel 14, Martha 13, Lovada 9, Margie V. 7 and Morgan six months.
In January 1918 Martha Tackett married Joseph Leonard Hall. This was his fifth marriage and her first.
Joseph and Martha will be the subject of several articles that are coming up.