William B. Tackett, Sr. (1779 - 1851) MP

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Birthplace: Savannah River, Rowan, North Carolina
Death: Died in Long Fork, Pike, Kentucky, USA
Occupation: Preacher
Managed by: Paul Brian Valentine
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About William B. Tackett, Sr.

William "Preacher Billy" Tackett was born May 12, 1779 in Savannah River, North Carolina and died Sepember 22,t 1851in Pike Co, Kentucky. He was the son of Phillip Moses Tackett and Sarah Rice. William Tackett married Amy Johnson, the daughter of Thomas Johnson and Sarah Greenfield. Amy was born in 1776 in North Carolina and died December 7, 1857.

William is buried at Frank Tackett Cemetery, Pike County, Kentucky. There is a War of 1812 star attached to his monument. A William Tackett, 54th Regiment, Aug. 12, 1814, resigned June 10, 1816. Taken from index to Elmer Decker's History of Knox County, Kentucky. Sources state 1816 was the year he moved to Floyd County, Kentucky. It appears to be this William Tackett.

Children of William Tackett and Amy Johnson:

  • Martha "Patsy" Tackett b 13 Oct 1802 Harlan Co KY d 26 Oct 1886 Breathitt Co KY m. 7 Feb 1822 Floyd Co KY to Elisha "Red Headed Lish" Johnson b 10 Dec 1802 Floyd Co KY (Hawkins Co TN) d 12 Jan 1886 Breathitt Co KY, s/o Thomas Johnson Jr and Mary Polly Rayburn.
  • George Washington Tackett b 1804 Hawkins Co TN d 1852 Pike Co KY m. 1st to Elizabeth Nicholson; m. 11 May 1823 Pike Co KY to 2nd Hannah Osborne b 1803 VA.
  • Rebecca Hannah Tackett b 20 Sept 1805 Hawkins Co TN d 5 Mar 1846 Pike Co KY buried W F Tackett Cemetery, Pike Co KY, m. 22 May 1823 Pike Co KY to James Cook b 1800 NC; s/o George Cook.
  • William "Bucky" Tackett b 4 Mar 1809 Knox Co KY d 27 May 1904 KY m. 2 Mar 1828 to Sarah Caudill b 5 Jul 1813 Perry Co KY d 11 Feb 1898 Pike Co KY.
  • Sarah "Sallie" Tackett b 10 Jun 1813 Knox Co TN d 30 Aug 1904 Pike Co KY m. 22 Jul 1830 to Richard Hall b about 1808 Scott Co VA d 30 Aug 1855 Pike Co KY buried Frank Tackett Cemetery, Long Fork, Shelby Creek, Pike Co KY, s/o Masias Hall and Unisiah Branham Smith.

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"Preacher Billy" Tackett's Timeline

1779
May 12, 1779
Savannah River, Rowan, North Carolina
1800
1800
Age 20
Harlan, KY, USA
1802
October 13, 1802
Age 23
Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States
1804
1804
Age 24
Harlan County, Kentucky, United States
1805
September 20, 1805
Age 26
Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States
1807
July 1807
Age 28
North Carolina, United States
1809
March 4, 1809
Age 29
Laurel Mountain, Knox County, Kentucky, United States
1813
June 10, 1813
Age 34
Knox County, Kentucky, United States
1851
September 22, 1851
Age 72
Long Fork, Pike, Kentucky, USA