James Henry Guckian* (Hackett) and Catherine Hanley were married at Kiltoghert Parish, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland on 27 January 1845. They had two daughters: Jean, born 19 February 1846; and Celia F., born 29 December 1847. They came to the U. S. about 1849. They were on the 1850 census in Rochester, New York with Celia and their son James Henry Hackett, born 4 May 1850 in Rochester. Jean was not with them and they had changed their name to Hackett.
See Descendants of James Guckian/Hackett & Catherine Hanley
*According to The Surnames of Ireland, by Edward MacLysaght:
"Hackett (Haiceid.) Families of this name have been in Ireland since the Anglo-Norman invasion, mainly in Kilkenny and Kildare. A branch in Connacht became completely hibernicized and was known as MacHackett and also as Guckian. In Cos. Armagh and Tyrone Hackett has been used as a synonyn of MacCahey, MacGahey and Gaggy from the sound of the Irish form Mag Eachaidh.
Mac Guckin, Guckian See MacGuigan and Hackett. Guckian is found in Co. Leitrim. Also distinct as Mag Eochaidhin in Ulster."
As far as I know the Co. Leitrim Hackett name was anglicized to Guckian or Guckeen sometime in the late 1700's. Most of them changed their name back to Hackett when they came to the U. S. but there are a few who kept the name Guckian/Guckeen.
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1901 Census Ireland, Co. Leitrim - Guckian/Hackett/Hanley Families
Co. Leitrim Catholic Baptism Records - Guckian/Hackett/Hanley Families
Abstracts of Wills-Ireland - Guckians
Griffiths Valuation, Co. Leitrim - Guckians, Hanleys, and Hacketts
Hacketts in the 1850 U. S. Census - Alabama - Louisiana
Other Guckian Families from Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Descendants of John Guckian & Mary Shanly of Gowel, Kiltoghert - (Michael Moore)
Descendants of Thomas Guckian & Ellen Genty - (Jim Guckian)
Descendants of Patrick Guckeen & Bridget Carter - (Randy Guckeen)
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William & Denis Guckian Drumgoola, Co. Leitrim (Caroline Wilkens)
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Irish Genealogy by Chris Gaunt
Diane's Page About Ireland
World Gen RootsWeb Project - Ireland
Map of Co. Leitrim
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