I really haven't been able to get further back on the Hacketts as yet. They may have come from England, but we wonder if Mary Magdelene Freete? was maybe German. Their daughter Mary Ellen Hackett, a staunch Methodist, said she was Pennsylvania Dutch and I believe this is German, but it could have been her mother's side. I hope to do some in depth research on this line, but have too many other lines I am working on right now. I believe some of the boys were in the civil war. Mary Ellen was in the GAR.