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1787. Edward Sackett, died in infancy.
1788. Minerva Sackett, m. Coville Case.
1789. Mary Sackett, m. Levi Case.


740.  Sarah Sackett, 1780-1853, daughter of (281) Elijah and Sarah Gibson Sackett, was married, in 1818, to Richard Gabriel.  In 1800 they settled near Milford Centre, Union County, Ohio, where Mr. Gabriel built the first brick dwelling erected in Union County.  In 1905 this house, though uninhabited, was yet standing.


1801. James Gabriel, b. in 1818, d. in 1888; m. Rebecca Swartz.
1802. Eli Gabriel, b. in 1820, d. in 1848, unmarried.
1803. Mary Gabriel, b. in 1822, d. in 1847; m. S. Jago.

742.  Milton H. Sackett, 1783-1849, son of (281) Elijah and Catherine Gibson Sackett, was married at Williamsport, Md., in 1806, to Ann Sterritt, who died in 1816.  Prior to 1829 he was married at New Boston, N. H., to his second wife, Sarah Ferson, 1788-1849.  Their home from 1815 to the end of their lives was in Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio.


1804. Catherine Sackett, b. in 1808, d. in 1862; m. E. Thompson.
1805. Elijah Sackett, b. in 1810, d. in 1829; unmarried.
1806. Milton A. Sackett, b. in  1813, d. in 1896; m. Susan P. Hoge.
1807. James F. Sackett, b. in 1830; m. Elisabeth Havens.

743.  Guy Sackett, 1784-1853, of Delaware County, Ohio, son of (281) Elijah and Catherine Gibson Sackett, was married about 1805 to Sarah Dunkan.


1808, Robert Sackett.
1809, Milton Sackett.
1810, Elijah G. Sackett, b. in June, 1809, d. July 5, 1881, married Malinda Lee.
1811, Augustus Sackett, b. in 1813, d. Sept. 13, 1862; m. Mary E. Garye.

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744.  Augustine Sackett, 1786-1857, of Delaware, Ohio, son of (281) Elijah and Catherine Gibson Sackett, was married to Martha Lusk, of Lancaster, Ohio.


1812. Milton Sackett, b.  in 1820; m. Rachel Wiley.
1813. Isaac Sackett, b. in 1824; m. Lydia A Ferguson.
1814. Rachel Sackett, b. in 1826; m. John Strain.
1815. Elijah Sackett, b. in 1828; m. Nancy Hendren.
1816. Martha Sackett, died in childhood.

753.  William Sackett, of Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio, son of (282) Azariah and Elisabeth Young Sackett, was married in 1822 to Rachel Lisle.


1835. John Sackett, m. Amanda Wilkins.
1836. Elisabeth Sackett, m. George Agnew.
1837. Rebecca Sackett, m. Henry Agnew.
1838. Robert Sackett, d. unmarried.
1839. James Sackett, m. Catherine Guisenger.

754.  Jonathan Y. Sackett, 1804-1880, of Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, and of Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio, son of (282) Azariah and Elisabeth Young Sackett, was married in 1832 to Rachel Wells Lusk.  He migrated to Putnam County, O., in 1833, and there entered a half section and purchased 260 acres of land, which he turned into a productive farm, on which he resided to his death in 1880.  Mr. Sackett, in addition to farming, practiced law, and for several years was an Associate Judge of Putnam County Court.


1840. Elisabeth Sackett.
1841. Homer W. Sackett, m. Mary E. Cartwright.
1842. Putnam Sackett, d. while serving in Union Army in 1862.
1843. Margaret Sackett, m. Samuel McDowell.
1844. Almira Sackett, m. Ezra McDowell.
1845. Phebe Sackett, m. William Hale.
1846. Nancy Sackett, m. David Jenkins.

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756.  Isaac Anson Sackett, 1785-1852, of Stamford, Delaware County, N. Y., son of (283) Joseph Sackett, was married, May 18, 1809, to Eunice Davis, daughter of Nehemiah Davis, 1785-____, and his wife Hannah Thorp.  He was by occupation in early life a blacksmith, but in his later years followed farming.  There is a mystery surrounding his death.  He left his home, not saying where he was going, and did not return.  After a considerable lapse of time a search was determined upon and his dead body was found in a nearby piece of woods.  An examination of his remains revealed the fact that his death had resulted from a gunshot wound.


1846a. Louisa W. Sackett, b. Oct. 24, 1810.
1846b. Orramel E. Sackett, b. Sept. 25, 1812.
1846c. Emily Sackett, b. June 24, 1815, d. Mar. 15, 1905.
1846d. Nehemiah Sackett, b. June 12, 1817.
1846e. Ornano H. Sackett, b. Dec. 21, 1818.
1846f. Hannah Sackett, b. June 3, 1821.
1846g. Edwin O. Sackett, b. July 2, 1823.
1846h. Socrates Sackett, b. Dec. 16, 1827; m. Ruby M. Davis.

757.  David H. Sackett, 1772-____, of Butler County, Penn., son of (283) Joseph Sackett, was married, first to a Miss Carnes, and second to a Miss Hughes.


1847. Jane Sackett.
1848. William Sackett.
1849. George Sackett, d. in year 1856; m. Sophia A. _______.
1850. Esther Sackett, d. Jan. 8, 1847.
1851. Elisabeth Sackett, d. Feb. 10, 1853, unmarried.
1852. Sarah A. Sackett, m. Josiah Sloan.

759.  Joseph Eaton, Jr., civil engineer, of Delaware, Ohio, son of Joseph and (286) Bethesda Sackett Eaton, was married to a Miss Caulkins.


1860. George Eaton, civil engineer.
1861. Henry Eaton, attorney at law.

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761.  Dr. James Sackett, 1755-____, of Newtown, L. I., Paramus, N. J. and New York City, oldest son of (295) Dr. Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was, at the outbreak of the war of the Revolution, studying medicine with his father at Newtown, L. I.  When a few months late is parents removed to Paramus, N. J., he went with them, and was there commissioned a Lieutenant in "Spencer's Additional Regiment."  In the latter part of 1777, he resigned his commission in Spencer's Regiment and accepted the appointment of Surgeon's Mate in the 14th Virginia Infantry.  Later he became a Surgeon in the Navy, and according to Riker, died unmarried.

762.  Peter Sackett, 1757-18__, son of (295) Dr. Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was born and spent his boyhood days at Newtown on Long Island.  In the same town dwelt Esther Palmer, daughter of Mr. Charles Palmer, a prominent and highly respected citizen.  Peter Sackett and Esther Palmer were playmates, schoolmates, and lovers.  The relation existing between the other members of the two families was that of mutual respect and cordial friendship.  Peter Sackett was four years older than Esther Palmer, and to all appearance a bright and prosperous future awaited them. But the war of the Revolution came.  The Palmers remained loyal to King George.  The Sacketts espoused the Patriot cause, and all was changed.  Peter Sackett joined one of the first Continental companies organized on the banks of the Hudson and was soon marching in General Montgomery's command, which was dispatched to strike a timely blow at the British forces in Canada.  He was scarcely out of his teens when he entered the service of his country as a private soldier.  When he returned at the end of the campaign he was the Sergeant Major of his regiment.  During his absence his father and the remaining members of his family had been forced to leave Long Island and had gone to Paramus, N. J.  Newtown had meantime been captured and was being held by the British.  In November, 1776, the New York troops were re-organized and Lieut. Colonel Henry B. Livingston was commissioned Colonel, and Sergeant Major Peter Sackett, Adjutant, of the 4th Regiment of the Continental Line.

During the year 1777, among the special duties to which Colonel

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Livingston's regiment was assigned was that of making incursions through the more loosely guarded portions of the British lines on Long Island, and forcibly taking from Loyalists there all such firearms and military stores, as could by any possibility be gotten away with, which would be of service to the Continental army.

It is not at all improbable that on some of these incursions Adjutant Peter Sackett found honorable means of communicating with Miss Esther Palmer.

Toward the close of the year last mentioned the relations existing between Colonel Livingston and his immediate superior, General McDougle, became so strained that General McDougle preferred charges against Colonel Livingston, and a Court Martial was convened by order of General Putnam, to try the Colonel.

The president of this military court was General George Clinton, then and for years afterward Governor of the State of New York.  Colonel Livingston was acquitted of the principal charges, but was found guilty of a minor charge, which reads as follows:

"Delaying the returns of his Regiment and Brigade by orders and whims of his own contrary to known Rules of the Army, and thereby delaying the returns of the Army in this Department."

Unfortunately the testimony on which Colonel Livingston was convicted of this charge was that given, albeit, with evident reluctance, by Adjutant Peter Sackett.  It is reported as follows:

"Adjutant Sackett says that Colonel Livingston told him he had no business to keep copies of his weekly returns, did not positively forbid him but said he did not think it proper that Adjutants should keep copies of returns and that he should give them to him.  Witness believed it customary for Adjutants to keep copies of their returns, says that he did not keep copies of his returns after the Colonel said it was improper, until lately."

The sentence imposed by the court martial was "That the said Coll. Henry B. Livingston be reprimanded for his offences in General Orders for this department and cautioned against the like offense in future."

From the date of findings of said court martial it is apparent that the feelings of intense hostility entertained previously by Colonel Livingston toward his superior, General McDougle, were with increased force turned against his subordinate, Adjutant Sackett, who endured the ordeal until August 25, 1778, when broken in spirit and health he threw up his commission and left the service.

A year later, or to be exact, on the 14th of August, 1779, Peter Sackett obtained from Governor Clinton, who had a thorough knowl-

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edge of the cause of his trouble with Colonel Livingston and the facts and circumstances of his leaving the service, authority to pass through the Continental lines and visit friends on Long Island.  The pass referred to has been printed on page 184 of Vol. V of "Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York," and reads as follows:

"The bearer Peter Sacket has permission to pass to Long Island to Visit his friends there and return unmolested.  Given at Poughkeepsie in the State of New York this 14th August 1779.
G. C. Gov'r"
On reaching Newtown, Peter Sackett was married to Esther Palmer and they sailed on a wedding tour to Europe and remained there until the war was over.

In a record of Colonel Livingston's regiment, made at the close of the war, some one who had doubtless heard that Peter Sackett had left the service and the country during the war, wrote after his name the word "deserted," a cruel piece of injustice, which has ever since been a source of annoyance to his patriotic descendants.

On returning to New York after peace was declared Peter Sackett resided at one time in New York City and at another near Greenwich, Conn.


1864. Peter Sackett.
1865. Charles Sackett.
1866 Sarah Sackett.
1867. James Joseph Sackett, d. Aug. 8, 1830; m. Ann Black.
1868. Hannah Alsop Sackett, m. ________ Shute.
1869. Esther Palmer Sackett.

764.  Joseph Sackett, 1774-18__, of New York City, son of (295) Dr. Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married to Margaret ___________.


1872. Millicent Sackett, b Mar. 1, 1815.*
1873. James Sackett, b. Aug. 28, 1808.
1874. Mary Sackett, b.  Oct. 7, 1811, d. May 22, 1904, unmarried.
1875. Hannah Sackett, b. Apr. 9, 1814.
*The dates of birth of above mentioned children of Joseph Sackett and his wife Margaret are from the baptismal records of Trinity Parish, New York City.  The date of baptism being Dec. 9, 1819.

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766.  Rev. Nathaniel Sackett, 1787-1834, of Cornwall, Orange County, N. Y., and Benton, Yates County, N. Y., son of (298) John Sackett and his wife Jane ______, was married, January 26, 1815, to Margaret Lazier, 1790-1876, of Warwick, Orange County, N. Y.  From about 1810, to his removal to Yates County in 1831, he was one of the most influential members of the Methodist denomination residing within the limits of Orange County.  During the period mentioned he was instrumental in securing the building of several "Methodist Meeting Houses," collecting the bulk of the funds needed, and serving on the building committees.  The original record book of the New Windsor Circuit, Hudson River District, New York Conference, now in possession of the compiler of this record, shows that Nathaniel Sackett was licensed to exhort Nov. 7, 1812; recommended for license to preach Apr. 24, 1813; given permission to preach one year on trial Aug. 14, 1814; licensed a local preacher July 22, 1815, and was reported in Deacons' Orders Nov. 15, 1828.


1900. Cornelius Sackett, b. Nov. 4, 1815; m. Rosanna Bailey.
1901. Catherine Sackett, b. Feb. 8, 1817; m. Daniel Bailey.
1902. Rosetta Sackett, b. July 4, 1819, d. June 18, 1903; m. Albert Chellborg.
1903. Sally Sackett, b. Feb. 13, 1821; m. George W. Bailey.
1904. Richard Sackett, b. July 28, 1825.
1905. Nathaniel Sackett, b. about 1827, d. unmarried.
1906. Samuel L. Sackett, b. about 1827; m. Ann Larkin.

767.  Benjamin Sackett, of Cornwall, Orange County, N. Y., son of (298) John Sackett, was married and had two


1907. John H. Sackett, d. in 1903; m. Catherine Lazier.
1908. James Sackett, d. aged about eight years.

776.  Hon. Clarence Daniel Sackett, 1798-1858, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and New York City, son of (305) Samuel and Elisabeth Kissam Sackett, was married, Dec. 19, 1828, to Gertrude Onderdonk Tredwell, daughter of Adam Tredwell and his wife Jane Moore.

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He was a lawyer.  His principal business offices were in New York City, but for many years he maintained his residence in Brooklyn, where, like his honored father, he took a deep interest in local public affairs.  When a young man he entered the militia service and held commissions as Ensign, Lieutenant, and Captain in the 82d Regiment of N. Y. Infantry.  He was for several years a member of the Village Board of Trustees.  In 1823 he delivered a Fourth of July oration which attracted wide attention, and the same year became one of the contributors to and organizers of the Mechanics Library, which became the Brooklyn Institute.  In 1827 and 1828 he represented Kings County in the State Legislature.  In 1834 he aided in securing for Brooklyn a city charter, and served as a member of its first board of Alderman.  A few years later he removed his home to New York City.  The following is copied from New York Evening Post of March 9, 1858:

"The bar of this city has sustained a severe loss in the death of two of its most worthy and respected members, the brothers C. D. and G. A. Sackett.  The elder brother, C. D. Sackett, died yesterday afternoon of congestion of the lungs.  His brother died this morning of apoplexy, a consequence of extreme excitement and grief which the decease of his brother had induced.  They were most estimable men.  Their relations through life had been singularly close.  They lived together, worked together, and died together.  The older brother was married and died in his 60th year; the younger was a bachelor and died in his 54th year."
Only Child.

2001. Adam T. Sackett, b. June 13, 1828, d. Dec. 7, 1878; m. Sarah E. Ostrander.

781.  Elisha C. Sacket, 1802-1851, of Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., [son of (307) Augustus and Minerva Camp Sackett], was for many years an invalid and great sufferer.  The old family Bible contains the following entry:

"Elisha C. Sacket, son of Augustus and Minerva Sacket, died Feb. 3, 1851, aged 48 years, of spinal affection, after a confinement to his bed of twelve years and six months."

782.  Minerva Kezia Sacket, 1804-1851, daughter of (307) Augustus and Minerva Camp Sackett, was married, June 4, 1822, to Samuel Greenlee, about 1782-1850, of Morganton, NC., son of James A. Greenlee and Mary Mitchell.

Samuel Greenlee was a college graduate, and when about to marry was a bachelor of 40 and a prosperous planter, noted alike

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for his temperate habits, his hospitality, and his business ability; and withal was a courtly gentleman.  At the time of his death he was reputed to be the wealthiest man in his county, possessing an extensive landed estate and many slaves.


2007. Mary Minerva Greenlee, b. June 30, 1823, d. Apr. 18, 1887; m. Dr. Wm. L. McRee.
2008. James Augustus Greenlee, b. Mar, 1825; m. Augusta Denson.
2009. Samuel Bloir Greenlee, b. Dec. 31, 1826, d. July 17, 1865, unmarried.
2010. Emily Amelia Greenlee, b. June 11, 1829, d. Sept. 29, 1883; m. Dr. Christopher Happoldt.
2011. Ephraim Edward Greenlee, b. Nov. 16, 1830, d. Apr. 29, 1886; m. Sarah Louisa Butler.
2012. Elisabeth Sackett Greenlee, b. Sept. 10, 1832, d. Nov. 29, 1900; m. John A Dickson.
2013. Alexander Sackett Greenlee, b. Nov. 11, 1834, m. Elizabeth Glass.
2014. George Elisha Greenlee, b. Jan. 12, 1837; m. Jane E. McKinney.
2015. Adelia Augusta Greenlee, b. May 18, 1839, d. Nov. 4, 1841.

783.  Edward Sacket, 1806-1866, of Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., and Chicago, Ill., son of (307) Hon. Augustus and Minerva Camp Sackett, was married, March 29, 1843, to Cornelia E. Beckwith, 1822-1854, of Lyme, Conn.  On October 16, 1856 he was married to his second wife, H. Louise Doe, 1818-1892, daughter of Walter Doe and his wife Mary Emmerson, of Satatoga Springs, N. Y.  Edward Sacket was for a number of years associated his brother, George A. Sackett, in conducting a mercantile business, first at Sacketts Harbor, and then at Chicago.  Later in life he became engaged in the raising of cranberries on an extensive scale, marketing as many as eleven thousand barrels from a single crop.  He is said to have introduced cranberry culture in the west and one of his sons is still engaged in it in 1899.  He died suddenly of heart disease at Waupun, Wis., enroute to his home at Chicago from Berlin, Wis.


2016. Hobart S. Sacket, b. Feb. 14, 1844; m. Martha A. Farley.
2017. George B. Sacket, b. June 7, 1849, d. May 30, 1894; m. Elma C. Dunham.
2018. Frederick W. Sacket, b. July 28, 1852; m. Frances E. Campbell.
2018a. Walter A. Sackett, b. July 17, 1857, d. Jan. 21, 1874.

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786.  George A. Sacket, 1812-1883, son of (307) Hon. Augustus Sacket, was for many years engaged with his brother Edward in the mercantile business, and in commerce on the lakes. first at Sacketts Harbor and later at Chicago.  He was thrice married; 1st, to Harriet Canfield, daughter of J. M. Canfield; 2d, to Eliza Kellogg, 18__-1862, daughter of Israel Kellogg, and his wife Honor Burt, and 3d, to Harriet Woodruff, 18__-1905, daughter of H. Woodruff and Lodema Andus.


2019. Frederick A. Sacket, b. in 1845, d. in 1894, unmarried.
2020. Jane M. Sacket, b. in 1846; m. Fred W. Wood.
2021. Edward A. Sackett, b. in 1847; m. Sallie Rankin.
2022. Charles K. Sacket, b. in 1851; not married in 1907.
2023. Lilley Sacket, b. in 1858, d. in 1866.
2024. George W. Sacket, b. in 1866, d. in 1895; m. Belle M. Wlibur.

787.  Alexander Sacket, 1814-1884, of Meadville, Pa., New York City, and Cleveland, Ohio, son of (307) Hon. Augustus and Minerva Camp Sacket, was married at Cleveland, Ohio, July 15, 1836, to Harriet Johnson, daughter of Levi Johnson and his wife Margaret Monteeth.


2025. Margaret M. Sacket, b. May 3, 1838; m. Virgil C. Taylor.
2026. Edward Sacket, b. Aug. 10, 1839, d. Aug. 11, 1840.
2027. Levi A. Sacket, b. Aug. 5, 1842, d. Apr. 12, 1897; m. Rose Barclay.
2028. Harriet O. Sacket, b.  Nov. 6, 1844; m. Henry T. Rambough.
2029. Mary G. Sacket, b. June 19, 1847; m. Charles E. Brown.
2030. Ellen H. Sacket, b. Nov. 27, 1850; m. Harris H. Baxter.
2031. Sophia C. Sacket, b. Oct. 15, 1855; d. Mar. 31, 1856.

791.  Hon. Hamilton Fish, 1808-1893, son of (312) Col., Nicholas and Elisabeth Stuyvesant Fish, was married, Dec. 15, 1836, to Julia Kearn, daughter of Peter Kearn, and granddaughter of Hon. John Kearn, of South Carolina, who was a member of Congress on the Confederation, 1786-9.  Hamilton Fish was born in New York City, and there received his instruction preparatory for college at the famous school of Monsieur Bancel, and exiled French Legitimist, from whom he obtained a well grounded and lasting

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