Bio: Hackney, Rev. Miles Harry (1849 - ?)

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Surnames: Hackney, Hazelton, Andrews, Muffley, Large, Etheridge, Harper, Lininger, Fuller, Moore, Dyer, Rainy, Peck, McCormick


----Source: 1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin


Reverand Harry M. Hackney (22 Aug 1849 - ?)


REV. HARRY M. HACKNEY, Merrillan, was born, Aug. 22, 1849, in Oakfield, Perry Co., Ohio; moved from there to Wisconsin with his parents in 1851, his father being one of the old pioneer ministers of the State; was a student of the Durand Academy, of the Sparta High School, and also of the Galesville University. He read law with the Hon. G. C. Hazelton, of Boscobel, Wis.; he also attended Madison Law School and practiced law two years at Boscobel. But, feeling it his duty to preach the Gospel, he entered the ministry and was ordained for that work by Bishop Andrews as deacon in 1877, at Eau Claire, Wis., and by Bishop Peck as elder of La Crosse in 1879. His first parish was at Plainfield, Waushara Co., where he remained for three years, and at the end of his appointment there, he removed to Merrillan Junction, where he has since remained. Rev. Hackney was married, April 6, 1871, at Boscobel, (Grant Co., Wisconsin) to Miss Harriet Muffley. She was born at Fairplay, Wis., Jan. 11, 1854, by whom he has had two children, one infant son died June 20, 1873, and one daughter now living, Mabel May.


Family Notes


Miles Harry Hackney was the son of Charles P. Hackney (11 Aug 1814 - 26 Nov 1906) and Mary Large.

Harriet P. Muffley was born 11 Jan 1854, the daughter of John R. Muffley and Mary Jane McCormick.


----Source: Ohio Genealogical Society Report, Summer 1987, vol. XXVII

Rev. Harry M. Hackney moved from Ohio to Wisconsin 1849 - 1851 - Record #417


----Sources: Report of the Committee on Orphans Educational Fund, Grand Lodge, Masons of Nebraska

pg. 78 - 79.

"A committee, consisting of Past Grand Master French, Brothers Fuller, 110, and Railsback, 110, was admitted with Brother Charles P. Hackney, of Pomegranate Lodge No. 110, the oldest Mason in the state. Brother Hackney was born in 1814, and was made a Mason April 23d, 1846. The Grand Master welcomed Brother Hackney to the Grand Lodge, and he responded, thanking it for helping to care for him and his wife in his declining years. The Grand Master asked Past Grand Master Lininger to respond to the remarks made by Brother Hackney, and Brother Fuller also addressed the Grand Lodge.

On motion of Past Grand Master Lininger the Committee on Relief was instructed to increase the appropriation for relief of Brother Hackney from $10.00 to $25.00 per month.

pg. 470-71


On October 4th, 1901, during a session of schools held by Brother French, Grand Custodian at Tekamah, at which school Grand Master Robert E. Evans was present, one of the pleasing events of the occasion was the presentation of a Jordan Medal to Brother Isaac Gibson an honored ember of Tekamah Lodge No. 31, and the oldest Mason in Nebraska. On April 22d, 1904, the aged brother passed away, and his son returned the medal to the Grand Lodge with the request that it be presented to the oldest Mason in the jurisdiction. See page 746, proceedings of 1904. On July 15th, 1905, Grand Master Burnham in compliance with the orders of the Grand Lodge, presented the medal to M. W. Brother Robert W. Furnas, Past Grand Master, as the oldest Mason of this Grand Jurisdiction. After the demise of Brother Furnas on June 1st, 1905, this medal was returned to the Grand Lodge the second time, to be transmitted to the oldest living Mason. After a proper investigation it was found that Rev. Charles P. Hackney, an esteemed member of Pomegranate Lodge No. 110, Ashland, was entitled to the honor of wearing this medal. The veteran Mason was born August 11, 1814; was made a Mason April 23d, 1846, and called from labor to refreshment November 26th, 1906. The medal was returned to the Grand Lodge for the third time."


*Rev C P Hackney (11 Aug 1814 - 25 Nov 1906) and his wife, Mary Hackney  (7 Oct 1819 - 26 Sep 1909) are buried in The Ashland Cemetery, Saunders County, Nebraska


----Sources: History of Grant Co., Wisconsin (1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin)


Methodist Episcopal Church. – Early in the year 1855, the few members of this faith then residing in Boscobel or contiguous sections gathered together at the residence of Mr. James M. Dickerson, where they listened to the principles of Christianity as they were inculcated by the Rev. Mr. Buck, the minister who at that time included Boscobel in his circuit. The following year, the little class held their meetings in the depot. Upon the organization of the Congregational congregation in 1857, the two societies used the depot on alternate Sundays. In the meantime, the Rev. Mr. McMullen had succeeded Mr. Buck. During the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Irish, a year later, the Methodist society held services in the old log schoolhouse, standing near the present cemetery. Rev. C. Cook followed Mr. Irish as Pastor of the young church, preaching a few times in the old schoolhouse, when the church building in process of erection was completed, and the society was no longer homeless. This was in 1861. Among the earlier members of the church were Mrs. Susan Dickerson, who was prominently connected with the church from its organization until the time of her death; A. Ransom, Eliza Ransom, George Hall and Mrs. Hall, “Father” Irish and Mrs. Irish.

The house of worship was used for the six years next succeeding, when the necessity of a larger church was forced prominently upon the minds of the members, and steps were accordingly taken to erect a structure in accordance with the needs of the society. A church edifice, 30x60, was erected during 1867, at a cost of about $3,000. Of this amount some $1,000 was raised by subscription, while the old church building was sold to the city for school purposes, the consideration being $800. Other sources furnished additional sums, so that upon the dedication of the structure, the debt had been scaled down to $350. In the meantime, Rev. Mr. Cook had been succeeded by other Pastors – Rev. Z. S. Hurd being the Pastor at the time the new church was completed, and remained in charge one year. The church records are sadly lacking in statistical matter, there being an entire absence of anything in the shape of records for several years, but the following list of Pastors is in the main correct from Mr. Hurd’s pastorate, following whom came Rev. Mr. Buck for eighteen months; Rev. Mr. Cooley, several months; Rev. C. P. Hackney, three years; W. W Wheaton, one year; George W. Nuzam, two years; George Haigh, who remained a few months; John Allison, one year and eight months; and the present Pastor, who has been in charge one year.


1860 Federal Census, Town Of Patch Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, pg. 4, family 25


Charles P Hackney
age: 45 years
estimated birth year: 1815
birthplace: Maryland
gender: Male


Mary Hackney
age: 40 years
estimated birth year: 1820
birthplace: Ohio
gender: Female


Charles B Hackney
residence: , Grant, Wisconsin
ward: Town Of Patch Grove
age: 20 years
estimated birth year: 1840
birthplace: Ohio
gender: Male


William Hackney
age: 19 years
estimated birth year: 1841
birthplace: Ohio
gender: Male


Alfred Hackney
age: 13 years
estimated birth year: 1847
birthplace: Ohio
gender: Male


Miles Hackney
age: 10 years
estimated birth year: 1849
birthplace: Ohio
gender: Male

Emma Hackney
age: 5 years
estimated birth year: 1855
birthplace: Wisconsin
gender: Female


Mary L Hackney
age: 0 years
estimated birth year: 1860
birthplace: Wisconsin
gender: Female

1870 Federal Census, Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, pg. 6


Harriet P Muffley
estimated birth year: 1854
gender: Female
age in 1870: 16y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Wisconsin
home in 1870: Wisconsin, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
J R Muffley M 46y Pennsylvania, furniture dealer, estate: $4,000, personal: $6,000
Mary J Muffley F 34y Ohio, keeping house
Eliza J Muffley F 18y Wisconsin, at home
Harriet P Muffley F 16y Wisconsin, at home
Alvin W Muffley M 14y Wisconsin, at school
John F Muffley M 12y Wisconsin, at school
Charles Muffley M 6y Wisconsin, at school


*Muffley burials in the Boscobel Cemetery, Grant Co., Wisconsin

Muffley, Mary F. 1840---1916
Lebbeus 1837---1919
John R. Jan; 22,1824---Mar. 26,1914
Mary J. Apr. 20,1833---Mar. 4,1901
Frank J. died July 7,1891, 33 years,1 month, 20 days.
William A. July 17,1856---July 27,1907
Luella M. 1865---1867
John R. JR 1872---1929
Frank C. 1845---1925, Co. I, 25th Wisconsin Inf.
Charles E. 1863---1936
Maude Rose 1873---1955
Harriet Tyrell Rose 1848---1888


1880 Federal Census, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 276


Harry M. Hackney, married American Minister
father's birthplace:

mother's birthplace:

Household Members
self Harry M. Hackney M 30 Ohio, United States
wife Hattie Hackney F 26 (1854) Wisconsin, United States
daughter Mabel Hackney F 5 Wisconsin, United States


1880 Federal Census, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, pg. 136


C.P. Hackney, married, American Minister
father's birthplace : Maryland, United States
mother's birthplace : Maryland, United States

Household Members
self C.P. Hackney M 65 (1814) Maryland, United States
wife Mary Hackney F 60 (1820) New Jersey, United States
daughter Emma Hackney F 20 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, ED 25 Boscobel town Boscobel city Ward 1-4, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 5, family 111


Harriet P Hackney, white, widowed female
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Ohio
mother how many children: 1
number living children: 1

Household Members
head Samuel Bartholomew M 66 (Aug 1834) Ohio
wife Amelia Bartholomew F 52 (Mar 1848) Wisconsin
daughter Birdie Bartholomew F 22 (Apr 1878) Wisconsin
son Victor Bartholomew M 17 (Jul 1883) Wisconsin
son Clyde Bartholomew M 18 (Jun 1882) Wisconsin
daughter Helen L Bartholomew F 12 (Jun 1888) Wisconsin
daughter Clara Bartholomew F 6 (Jun 1894) Wisconsin
daughter Mina Nerceis F 28 (Mar 1872) Wisconsin
daughter Mabel Samuelson F 4 (Mar 1896) Wisconsin
daughter Harriet P Hackney F 46 (Jan 1854) Wisconsin, father b. Pennsylvania, mother b. Ohio
son John B Muffley M 27 (Sep 1872) Wisconsin, father b. Pennsylvania, mother b. Ohio


1900 Federal Census, ED 122 Ashland Precinct Ashland village Ward 1, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, pg. 10, family 244


Charles P Hackney, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Maryland
mother's birthplace: Maryland
marital status: Married
years married: 63
estimated marriage year: 1837

Household Members
head Charles P Hackney M 86 (Aug 1814) Maryland
wife Mary Hackney F 81 (Oct 1819) New Jersey, 10 Children-3 living, parents b. NJ


1920 Federal Census, Jackson, Missouri


Harriet P Hackney, white, widowed female

Household Members
self N E Fle* M 34y Sweden
wife Ida Fle* F 32y Sweden
Harriet P Hackney F 66y Wisconsin


Nebraska Marriages


Alvin L. Etheridge
groom's birth date: 1856
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 25
bride's name: Mary L. Hackney
bride's birth date: 1859
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 22
marriage date: 31 Oct 1881
marriage place: Saunders, Nebraska
groom's father's name: William T. Etheridge
groom's mother's name: Eliza J. Harper
bride's father's name: Charles P. Hackney
bride's mother's name: Mary


1930 Federal Census, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, enumeration district number: 0094, family 329, line 19


Harriett Hackney, white, widowed female
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Ohio

Household Members
head Herry G Moore M 54 Missouri
wife Annie F Moore F 52 Missouri
granddaughter Betty J Moore F 7 Missouri
granddaughter Colleen M Moore F 4 Missouri
son-in-law Franklin Henry M 29 Missouri
daughter Edna A Henry F 29 Missouri
grandson Granville F Henry M 5 Missouri
sister-in-law Guerney E Foster F 44 Missouri
niece Anna L Foster F 21 Missouri
nephew Clyde Foster M 14 Missouri
lodger Lillian Dyer F 20 Missouri
lodger Robert Dyer M 17 Missouri
lodger Helen Rainey F 18 Missouri
head Harriett Hackney F 77 Wisconsin


Ohio Marriages


Charles P. Hackney
bride's name: Mary Large
marriage date: 14 Sep 1836
marriage place: Morgan,Ohio


Wisconsin Marriages


Milley H. Hackney
bride's name: Harriet Muffley
marriage date: 19 Apr 1871

place: Grant, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: C. P. Hackney
groom's mother's name: Mary Hackney
bride's father's name: John Muffley
bride's mother's name: Muffley



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