Christopher Christian Tackett

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Christopher Christian Tackett (Tackitt)

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Birthplace: USA, Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Death: August 27, 1790 (45-54)
Fort Tackett, Kanawha, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lewis Spiller Tackett, Jr and Mary Tackett
Husband of Hannah Tackett
Father of Lewis Langston Tackitt; Sarah Tackett and John Tackett
Half brother of Lewis Albert Tackett, III; John Tackett; Elizabeth (Betsy) Tackett; Francis Tackett and Peter Tackett

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About Christopher Christian Tackett

Christopher Tackitt was born c.1740 in Prince William County, Virginia and died August 27, 1790 at Fort Tackett, Kanawha County, Virginia. He married Hannah de Hart. His parentage is questionable, as the Huguenot Society does not list him as son of Louis Tacquette and Mary Sarah Spiller. Mary Sarah Spiller would have been in her 60's when he was born, which adds to the unlikely parentage.

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Christopher died at Ft. Tackett in a massacre in then Kanawha Co., Va. and now St. Albans, WV. He died intestate in 1790 leaving "minor children".

This is from the Kanawha Co. KY Home Page: In 1789 Kanawha County was formed from portions of Greenbrier and Montgomery Counties. At the time of its formation, it was approximately 120 miles long, almost 100 miles wide and nearly an unbroken wilderness (Atkinson 1876).

From Vol. 16, #2; page 26, "In 1787 Lewis Tackett, his brother Christopher, John Young and their families came from Greenbrier section via the Kanawha River and stopped at the mouth of Coal River. Seeing the wield and fertile bottom lands, they decided to establish their new home. They settled on a section of land bordered by the Kanawha and Coal Rivers and a stream which they named Tackett's Creek. On that site they erected a fort for protection against the Indians and named it Fort Tackett. The fort was located approximately a half mile west of Coal River and a few hundred yards south of the Kanawha River, near Sans's Landing. At that time it was the only fort of any size between Point Pleasant and Fort Donnally, located near Lewisburg. Later in 1788 George Clendenin came from Lewisburg and built Fort Lee where Charles now stands.

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Christopher Christian Tackett's Timeline

1740
1740
Prince William County, Virginia, United States
1770
1770
Charlottesville, VA, United States
1775
1775
Fincastle, Virginia
1783
1783
VA, United States
1790
August 27, 1790
Age 50
Fort Tackett, Kanawha, VA, United States