Louis Tacquette, Huguenot Emigre

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Lewis Tackett, Sr

Also Known As: "Lewis Tacquett", "Louis Taquet", "Tacquet", "Tackett"
Birthplace: France
Death: Died in Stafford, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis Tacquette
Husband of Mary Sarah SPILLER; Mary Sarah Tackett and Mary Sarah Tackett
Father of John TACKETT; John Tackett; Lewis Tackett, Jr; John Moses Tackett; Rachel Tackett and 1 other

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About Louis Tacquette, Huguenot Emigre

Dorsey Thomas, 689 Westwood Dr.; Abilene, Texas 79603, 22 Jul 1997; email:

  • Our Immigrant Ancestors
   The Immigrant Ancestor of most with this surname in the U.S. was the French Huguenot (Protestant), Lewis Tacquett [aka Taquet, Tacquet] (c1675-1743/44), born in France, moved to England as an apparent youngster, and who shortly after 1686 migrated to the Colony of Virginia. By 1711 he had settled on a small land grant on Cedar Run in present Prince Wm. Co., VA (then in Stafford Co.) along with another French Huguenot, Lewis Reno. Lewis Tacquett & his wife, Mary Sarah, (a British subject) were the parents of four known children: Lewis Jr., b c1709, John, b c1712, William, bc 1722, and Rachel, birth date unknown.
   To the best of our knowledge, all those in the records of the American British Colonies, and in the U.S. before 1850, and who left progeny, were from this line. There may be an additional family line that does not fit with this branch. This is the line of Rev. War veteran, Benoni Tackett, for whom we have yet to prove parentage. Our research indicates that he does not now have any descendants who bear the surname.
   Our member Anthony Garland Tackett, a resident of Lancashire, England, secured our earliest record showing "Louis Taquet." This was in a 1686-87 list in the Huguenot Library in London, England, of Huguenots for whom passage was paid to Virginia by Englishman Nicholas Hayward. Included on this list were the family of Louis Reynaud (Reno), Jean de la Chaumette (Shumate), Michel Mauri, Marquis Calmes, Pierre Disboteau & Jean Mairac. We could not fully decipher the other names.
   Variant Spellings: The sons and grandsons of LEWIS TACQUETT used various spellings of the old surname but the most common were TACKETT & TACKITT. Variations later adopted include TACKKETT, TACKETTE & TACKET. The most common spelling is TACKETT.


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Louis Tacquette, Huguenot Emigre's Timeline

Age 25
Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Age 29
Stafford, Virginia
Age 32
Prob. Cedar Run, Stafford Co., VA
Age 32
Cedar Run, Fauquier County, Virginia
Age 34
Stafford, Virginia, USA
Age 42
Stafford County, Province of Virginia