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Jane Hacking O'Brien
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1833
Death: Jan. 13, 1901

Jane Hacking was the fourth child of six children born to James Hacking and Jane Pearson Hacking (Fisher). Jane was born in Clawthorpe, Kendal, Westmoreland, England. Her father was a cabinet maker by trade, but his father James had significant land holdings. However, after both of them died (the grandfather in 1836 and the father in 1839) the young family was left destitute, being cut off by the grandmother who was unhappy with her third son's marriage and the oldest child not old enough to claim his inheritance. After the family joined the LDS Church, they immigrated to the United States in 1849 with the living members of the family, including the wife of oldest brother James and Jane's step father John Fisher and step siblings Alice, Moroni, and William Fisher. Her living siblings at this time were James, Harriet, and John Sampson Hacking. Young William Fisher died of starvation soon after they arrived in New Orleans. The family traveled to Utah in 1851. 2 February 1852 Jane married Enoch Marvin King and they had a son David Franklin King 3 January 1853. Jane divorced Enoch and married his brother John Morris King 12 August 1855, but he only lived until 18 November 1855. Jane married her 3rd. husband Franklin E. McNeil about 1858. He was sent to Utah as a spy for Johnson's Army and to cause havoc for the Mormons. He was murdered by fellow outlaw Joe Rhodes 5 August 1859. A daughter Josephine was born to the couple about 1859 and died before the 1860 United States Census. Jane married a 4th husband James Hanley O'Brien about 1860 before the census. He was a soldier who came to Camp Floyd a short time before they were married. They had a daughter Mary Jane who was born 19 April 1961 in Cedar Fort, Utah a short time before the family went east as James H. O'Brien had reenlisted to fight for the Union in the Civil War. He was badly wounded and died two and a half months after their son James Hanley O'Brien was born 29 December 1863. Jane obtained a wagon and took her three living children back to Cedar Fort to be close to her mother and brother John Sampson Hacking. The 1870 United States Census has Jane living there with children David, Mary, James, and Thomas (age 3, so too young to be 4th husband's son--unsure of relationship to the family but he died 1872).

In 1873, Jane moved with 2 of her 3 living children to Starr Valley, Nevada to live close to her step sister Alice Fisher Goodale. Jane was a midwife and took care of many sick and their families as well as running the O'Brien ranch/farm. Her oldest son, who tended to drift, also worked with them when he was there--generally months at a time. In a history written by her son James, he said she was a very positive and cheerful person who did not complain about her many trials. James said in his history, "My Mother passed away January 13, 1901, just being ill a short time. She took cold and it turned into pneumonia, and she died very suddenly. Dave was home at the time and I have always been glad we were both with her during her last days." 
 
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 Parents:
  James Hacking (1802 - 1839)
  Jane P.H. Pearson Fisher (1808 - 1878)
 
 Spouses:
  Enoch Marvin King (1821 - 1895)
  John Morris King (1809 - 1855)*
  Franklin E McNeil (1833 - 1859)*
  James Hanley O'Brien (1823 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  David Franklin King (1853 - 1902)*
  Josephine McNeil (1859 - 1860)*
  Mary Jane O'Brien Gray (1861 - 1898)*
  James Hanley O'Brien (1863 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Hacking (1827 - 1898)*
  Alice Hacking (1830 - 1832)*
  Harriet Hacking Gates (1831 - 1853)*
  Jane Hacking O'Brien (1833 - 1901)
  John Sampson Hacking (1835 - 1917)*
  Ann Hacking (1838 - 1838)*
  Alice Fisher Goodale (1842 - 1879)**
  Elizabeth Fisher (1842 - 1848)**
  Moroni Fisher (1844 - 1929)**
  William Fisher (1849 - 1949)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Native of Lanchishire, England
 
Burial:
Starr Valley Cemetery
Starr Valley
Elko County
Nevada, USA
 
Created by: Ancestry Seeker
Record added: Oct 23, 2007
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~ Rest in Peace ~
- Juliane Montgomery Burbach
 Added: May. 12, 2011

- Steve Perry
 Added: May. 19, 2009
 
 
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