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Transcribed biography of Henry Hackett

HENRY HACKETT, son of henry and Sarah (Cotton) Hackett, was born in Seneca County, Ohio, January 22, 1832. His father dying during his childhood, he went to live with an uncle, with whom he remained until he was nineteen years old, when he went to Kent County, Michigan, and engaged in farming; there he remained until 1868, when he came to Porter County, Ind., and settled permanently. He enlisted during the ware of the rebellion, at an early call, in the First YU. S. Sharpshooters. The regiment was composed of companies of eleven States, accurate marksmanship being a requisite for enrollment. They took part in the Peninsula campaign, and at White Oak Swamp Mr. Hackett was wounded by a piece of shell, incapacitating him for six months; after this he had charge of the sanitary warehouse at Point Lookout, Md., where he remained until the end of his term, being discharged August 22, 1864, since which date he has been engaged in farming. On August 27, 1852, in Kent County, Mich., he was married to Matilda Fitch, the daughter of Amasa and Jane (Tinkler) Fitch, and a native of Genesee County, N. Y. They had but one child - Alta A., now a young lady and teacher. Previous to 1876, Mr. Hackett was a Republican; since that period, he has been a Greenbacker. He was Trustee of Pine Township from 1874 to 1876.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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