My gggg grandfather Julius Hacker, a German immigrant, married Martha Beeler, who is shown on Beeler genealogy lists as a daughter of Ulrich and Maria Elizabeth Buhler (last name later changed to Beeler). Julius and Martha lived in Virginia and had several children before moving to Fincastle Co., NC about the same time that that the Beeler brothers moved to the same region--mid 1770s. This area later became Sullivan Co., TN.
Julius Hacker was granted 640 acres in 1783 by the North Carolina Governor. He purchased land on Beaver Creek near land owned by Jacob and Joseph Beeler, and his name, along with two of his sons, is listed on the 1796 Sullivan Co. tax rolls. But in 1798 he sold his Sullivan Co. land and purchased land in an area that became Roane Co., TN. About the same time, John V. Beeler, and some of his sons, moved to Grainger Co., TN. It is likely that the Hackers and the Beelers knew each other. Also possible that the Hackers moved to Fincastle County to be near Martha's family.
Julius Hacker's sons were named John, Julius Jr., Jacob and Joseph. Three of those names were also typical of male children's names in the Beeler family. In other words, Martha Beeler Hacker may have named three of her sons after her brothers. Her daughters were named Elizabeth, Susan and Catherine--also typical Beeler family female names.
I am descended from Julius's son Joseph through his son Julius C. Hacker. Julius C. had an older brother named John, and these two young men married Cynthia and Elizabeth Beeler, daughters of Daniel Beeler, in 1826. Daniel, in turn, was the son of Jacob Beeler, son of Ulrich Beeler. So, the Beeler sisters who married the Hacker brothers were granddaughters of Jacob Beeler, brother of Joseph Beeler who may have fought in the Battle of King's Mountain. (Although I know you would dispute that.) They were also great granddaughters of Ulrich Beeler.
Therefore, I am a direct descendent of Ulrich Beeler through my gggg grandmother Martha; and from Jacob Beeler through my gg grandmother Elizabeth Beeler Hacker.
Julius C. and Elizabeth Hacker moved to Grainger Co., TN after their marriage, while John and Cynthia Hacker moved to Indiana, Illinois, and finally to Missouri. Although John V. Beeler had died by then, his descendents were living in Grainger Co., and Julius C. and Elizabeth lived among them. Julius C. Hacker moved his family to St. Clair Co., Missouri about 1859.
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