Martha Thacker was born 5 December 1667 in Middlesex County, Virginia to Henry Thacker, Sr. (c1632-aft1672) and Eltonhead Conway (c1646-1689) . She married Thomas Hickman (1660-1732) 16 December 1683 in Middlesex County, Virginia. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands.


Offspring of Thomas Hickman and Martha Thacker (1667-aft1700)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edwin Hickman (c1690-1769) 1700 Eleanor Elliott (c1690-)

MARTHA THACKER married, on 18 December 1683 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia, Thomas Hickman (1660-1732) (son of Thomas Hickman), who was born 1660 in that same county and died there in 1732. They are ancestors of President Barack Obama. This makes President Barack Obama and Marianne Dillow (a contributor of much of the material on this page) 9th cousins.


Martha descends from Henry II of England: see her ancestry chart and the lineage of Eltonhead Conway to Henry II.


  1. HENRY THACKER, JR. was born 9 August 1663 in Middlesex County, Virginia, and died 2 January 1708 in Middlesex County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Payne daughter of John Payne, Jr. and Anne Walker, daughter of Col. John Walker and 1st wife unknown. Col. John Walker was married second to Sarah Fleete, widow of Col. Henry Fleete. Henry Thacker, Jr. and Elizabeth Payne are Marianne Dillow's 7th great grandparents.
  2. EDWIN THACKER was born 4 January 1665 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia, and died 1704 in Middlesex County, Virginia. He married Frances Daingerfield.
  3. LETTICE THACKER was born 7 February 1669 in Middlesex County, Virginia.
  4. ALICE THACKER was born 30 December 1671 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia. She married William Goffe 31 May 1688 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia, son of William Goffe and Martha Baxter. He was born 1640 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (Essex County, Virginia), and died 1704 in Essex County, Virginia.
  5. CHICHELEY CORBIN THACKER was born 4 January 1673 in Middlesex County, Virginia.

Famous descendants

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • <<Obama>> 3545.
  • This is according to research of Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner who work on colonial ancestors and Presidents and Vice-Presidents as well as other researchers

Contributors, Robin Patterson

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