Several times I've seen the statement in the Journal that the name of her grandson John Turner Hacker is evidence that "Ann Turner Dillon Hacker" was indeed named Turner. But was his middle name really Turner? While tradition seems to claim it was, I have never found any documentary evidence of it.
Has anyone seen documentary evidence that the middle name Turner was used for this John Hacker (son of John son of William and Ann Hacker)?
Funny things happen when one least expects them! While "wandering" hackerscreek.com today, I began to wonder about the purported middle name of John Hacker. I decided to post a query about it. Lo and behold, I found the query posted by Lois Tilton on July 29, 2020, questioning that very thing. Personally, and I've been around HCPD since its inception, I have NEVER EVER seen a proof that my great-great-great-great grandfather, John Hacker, had a middle name - not Turner, not Smith, not even NMI. In case you do not know what NMI stands for, it means "no middle initial." And that to me, it means that he NEVER EVER had a middle name. Unless there is a primary document (court record, census record) dating to the time when he was a living breathing soul, then he had no middle name! There, folks, is my two cents worth - for whatever that's worth - on the topic of a middle name for John Hacker, the first settler on Hacker's Creek in what is today's Lewis County, West Virginia.