Over one hundred and fifty years ago Thomas Jennings Hackney was thrown out of a Quaker Church in Pennsylvania. He got mad, packed up, and moved to North Carolina. In 1854, W. N. Hackney moved from Chatham County to Wilson and opened a small wheelwright shop. The business, known as Hackney Brothers, has in turn been a buggy, wagon, and bus-body-building one. The firm remains in operation today. The article includes drawings of some of the company's early buggies.