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The Sacketts of America

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835.  William Henry Sackett, M. D., 1779-1820, of Bedford, Westchester County, N. Y., son  of (340) Justus and Ann Lyon Sackett, was married, Sept. 28, 1808, by Rev. Ebenezer Grant, to Rebecca Holly, daughter of Col. Jesse Holly and his wife Catherine Holmes.  Dr. Sackett was born in Greenwich, Conn.  After graduating at Yale College he studied medicine under Dr. Perry at Ridgefield, Conn.  In 1860 he began the practice of his profession at Bedford, and soon became the leading physician in Westchester County.  Scharf, the historian of Westchester, says that he was "A man of splendid general culture and a keen student of the new lights then being thrown upon the science of medicine by Cullen, Brown, Darwin, and Rush," and that he "was esteemed the most accomplished physician in the county."  In 1810 he was commissioned as Surgeon of Regiment of State Troops, commanded by Col. Harris, and in 1818, Hospital Surgeon of Eleventh Division of Infantry.

Colonel Jesse Holly was born Sept. 20, 1753, and died at Newtown, L. I., Sept. 17, 1823.  He served during the war of the Revolution, and  for over twenty-one years after peace was declared, as a commissioned officer of Westchester County Militia, filling with zeal and ability, during his thirty years of continuous service in war and peace, every grade from Lieutenant to Regimental Commander.

Children of Dr. William H. and Rebecca Holly Sackett.

2237. William H. Sackett, Jr., b. Nov. 11, 1810, d. May 2, 1816.
2238. Sarah Isaacs Sackett, b. Feb. 9, 1812, d. Mar. 22, 1851.
2239. Catherine Ann Sackett, b. Dec. 30, 1813, d. Aug. 23, 1885; m. H. Owen.
2240. Maria H. Sackett, b. Mar. 21, 1817, d. Apr. 15, 1890; m. J. McDonald Betes.
2241. Augusta R. Sackett, b. Apr. 12, 1820, d. Feb. 4, 1874; m. Albert McNulty.

840.  Nathaniel Sackett, 1770-1817, of Catatonk, Tioga County, N. Y., son of (341) Col. Richard and Rachel Holmes Sackett, was married, Jan. 24, 1796, to Sarah Warren, whose mother's maiden name was Huldah Lord.  Nathaniel Sackett was for  several years connected with Lieut. Colonel Jacob Swartwood's Regiment of Brig. General Coe's Tioga and Broome Counties Brigade.  His

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commission as Quartermaster of said regiment has been carefully preserved by his descendants.  It is dated Apr. 27, 1810, and signed by "Daniel D. Thompson, Gov."  He probably saw some service in the War of 1812.


2241a. Richard H. Sackett, b. Dec. 5, 1796, d. in Nov. 1876; m. Eunice Holister.
2241b. Polly Sackett, b. Jan 8, 1799, d. Feb. 19, 1799.
2242. Betsey Bush Sackett, b. Apr. 1, 1800, d. Oct. 7, 1885; m. William W. Hunt.
2243. William H. Sackett, b. Sept. 29, 1802, d. May 30, 1878; m. Pluma Woodford.
2244. Nathan Lord Sackett, b. Oct. 15, 1804, d. July 22, 1855; m. Lucy Smith.
2245. Polly Teresa Sackett, b. Aug. 24, 1807, d. Aug. 2, 1848; m. James Clark.
2246. John James Sackett, b. Nov. 10, 1809, d. Dec. 9, 1879; m. Fanny B. Talcot.
2247. Sarah Warren Sackett, b. Apr. 14, 1812, d. Mar. 9, 1886; m. Ira Keeler.
2248. Susan M. Sackett, b. Feb. 6, 1815, d. May 4, 1874; m. Elias Richardson.
2249. Rachel H. Sackett, b. Oct. 23, 1817, d. Oct. 17, 1882; m. Robert E. Josslin.

841.  Colonel Caleb Sackett, 1770-18__, son of (341) Colonel Richard and Rachel Holmes Sackett, was a prominent and highly respected farmer of Tioga County, N. Y.  He was an enthusiastic militiaman.  In 1810 he was commissioned Paymaster of Colonel Swartwood's Regiment, of which his twin brother Nathaniel was at same time commissioned Quartermaster.  The recently published minutes of the New York State Military Appointments, show that in 1817 he was commissioned Adjutant of 95th Regiment, in 1820 Major of  79th Regiment, and in 1821 Lieut. Col. Commandant of 199th Regiment, all of Tioga County.  No record of his service in War of 1812 has been found.  So far as known to the compiler of  this volume he was unmarried.

920.  Joseph Sackett, son of (375) Nathaniel and Bethiah Reynolds Sackettt, was married to Augustus[?] Downing.  He was for many

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years engaged with his brother James in the wholesale carpet trade in New York City.


2337. Georgiana Sacket. [Weygant has one "t"]
2338. Emma Sackett.
2339. Sarah Sackett.
2340. Josephine Sackett.

921.  William Henry Sackett, 1803-1846, of Greenwich, Conn., Syracuse, N. Y., and New York City, son of (375) Nathaniel and Bethiah Reynolds Sackett, was married to Alethia Higgins.  He was for a considerable period engaged in the dry goods trade on Pearl Street, in New York City, and just previous to his death became and importer of wall paper in same city.  The place of his burial in the old cemetery at Huntington, Suffolk County, N. Y.


2341. William E. Sackett, b. Apr. 5, 1823, d. Oct. 7, 1896; m. Josephine Findlay.
2342. James Sackett, m. Adeline DeGroff.
2343. Eliza Jane Sackett.
2344. Maria Sackett, m. Harris Lyons.

922.  James Horton Sackett, of New York City, son of (375) Nathaniel and Bethiah Reynolds Sackett, was married to Jerusha Post, daughter of William Post and his wife Catherine Van Buren.  He was for many years engaged with his brother Joseph in the wholesale carpet business.


2346. Fanny Sackett.
2347. Sarah Sackett.
2348. James H. Sackett, b. Feb. 7, 1838; m. Emma Edwards.
2349. William Post Sackett, m. Margarette E. Garner.
2350. Frances Sackett, m. a Mr. Harding.
2351. E. Sackett.

930.  William Sackett, 1784-1849, of Newtown, L. I., son of (388) Capt. John and Elisabeth Gibb Sackett, was married to Gertrude Meserole, daughter of John Meserole.  William Sackett was for several years a member of a company of Queens County Militia.

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933.  Mary Sackett, 1783-18__, daughter of (388) Capt. John and Elisabeth Gibb Sackett, was married, July 12, 1812, to (444) Joseph Lawrence, of Newtown, L. I., and Cayuga Lake, N. Y., son of [144] Jonathan Lawrence and his wife Ruth Riker.


2380. Andrew Lawrence.
2381. Elisabeth A. Lawrence, m. James Moore.
2382. Mary R. Lawrence, m. J. P. Striker, M. D.
2383. Joseph A. Lawrence.

950.  Hon. John Alsop King, 1788-1867, son of Hon. Rufus and (400) Mary Alsop King, was born in New York City, educated in Harrow, England, and Paris, admitted to the bar, and practiced law in New York City; served in the War of 1812; Member of Assembly; Secretary of Legation and Charge d'Affairs at Court of Saint James; Member of Congress; President of Syracuse Convention in 1855 when the Republican Party was formed; Governor of the State of New York, 1857-1859; and member of the Peace Conference of 1861.

951.  Hon. Charles King, 1789-1867, son of Hon. Rufus and (400) Mary Alsop King, was born in New York City and died in Frascati, Italy.  He was married, Mar. 16, 1789[sic], to Eliza Gracie, daughter of Archibald Gracie and his wife Esther Rogers, who died in 18__, and in 18_ he was married to Miss _____ Low, daughter of Nicholas Low.  Mr. King was educated at Harrow School in England, and in Paris, France.  Leaving Paris he entered the banking house of Hope & Co., in Amsterdam, Holland.  Returning to America in 1806 he became connected with the famous banking house of his uncle, Archibald Gracie, to whose daughter he was subsequently married.  His attractive personality, family connections, accomplishments, and the intelligent interest he manifested in educational, literary, military, financial and political affairs, speedily gave him marked prominence.  In all important public movement or prominent social gatherings of his time in New York City, the records of which have been preserved, his name appears.  In 1813 he was a member of the State Legislature.  For

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many years he was director of the Bank of New York.  Before, during, and after the War of 1812, he labored to increase the efficiency of the militia organizations of New York County, serving on the staffs of brigade and division commanders, and holding commissions in every rank from Lieutenant to full Colonel.

From 1827 to 1845 he was first associate and later principal, editor of a commercial paper called the New York American, and for several years after 1845, one of the editors of the Courier, and Inquirer.  From 1806 to 1824 he was a trustee of Columbia College, of which in 1849, he became President.  During the following 14 years his time and energies were successfully employed in raising the effectiveness and standard of what is now New York City's great University.

Just previous to 1863, President King's health showed signs of breaking, and Mrs. King having about that time come into possession of a legacy of one million dollars, from her deceased brother, Nicholas Low, Jr., Mr. King resigned the presidency of Columbia and spent the remaining years of his life in Europe.


2395. Eliza King, m. Charles H. Halsey.
2396. Hetty King,  m. James G. Martin.
2397. Rufus King. b. Jan. 26, 1814, d. Oct. 13, 1876; m. 1st, Ellen Elliot.
2398. William G. King, b. Oct. 14, 1816, d. June 8, 1882; m. Adeline McKee.

952.  Hon. James Gore King, 1791-1853, son of Hon. Rufus and (400) Mary Alsop King, was born in New York City and died in Weehawken, N. J.  He began his studies in a private school near London, England, studied the languages in Paris, France, and was graduated from Harvard, in America, in 1810.  He then studied law for a year but did not seek admission to the bar.  In 1813 he was married to Sarah Rogers Gracie, 1791-____, daughter of Archibald Gracie and his wife Esther Rogers, who was the daughter of Moses Rogers and his wife Hannah Fitch.  The latter was the daughter of Thomas Fitch, a colonial governor of Connecticut.

In the war of 1812, James Gore King was an Assistant Adjutant General of N. Y. State troops.  In 1815 he established the banking house of James G. King & Company., in New York City.  In

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1818 he removed to Liverpool, England, and entered into business there with his brother-in-law, William Gracie.  In 1824 he declined the offer of John Jacob Astor, who desired to make him the head of the American Fur Company, and instead became a member of the firm of Prime, Ward, Sands & King, in New York City, which afterwards became the firm of James G. King & Sons.  For several years he was President of the Erie Railroad Company, retiring therefrom in 1837.  He then visited England and secured a loan of one million pounds in gold, by means of which his house was enabled to carry the merchants and banking institutions of New York through a great financial crisis.  For many years he was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, of which he, in 1841, was First Vice-President, and a little later President, filling that position until 1848, when he was elected from the Weehawken district of New Jersey a Member of Congress, and served as such from 1849 to 1851.  At the expiration of his term in Congress he retired to private life, spending his remaining years at his home in Weehawken.


2402. Caroline King, m. Denning Duer.
2403. Harriet King, m. Dr. George Wildes.
2404. James Gore King, m. Caroline King.
2405. Archibald Gracie King, m. Elisabeth Duer.
2406. Mary King, m. Edgar H. Richards.
2407. Fredereca G. King, m. J. C. Bancroft Davis.
2408. Edward King, m. Isabella Ramsey or Cochrane.
2409. Fanny King, m. James L. McLane.

953.  Hon. Edward King, 1795-1853, son of . Hon. Rufus and (400) Mary Alsop King, was born in New York City and died in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was educated at Columbia College and at Litchfield, Conn. law school.  On completing his course at Litchfield he emigrated to Ohio and began the practice of his profession at Chillicothe, which was then  the capital of the State.  This was in 1816.  In 1831 he removed to Cincinnati.  He was several times elected to both the Assembly and Senate of Ohio, and was twice chosen speaker of the lower house.  As a lawyer he acquired unusual eminence, and was largely instrumental in the  founding of the Cincinnati Law School in 1833.

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954.  Frederick Gore King, M. D., 1801-1829, of New York City, son of . Hon. Rufus and (400) Mary Alsop King, was born in England and died in New York City.  He graduated at Harvard in 1821, studied medicine and received his degree of M. D. at Columbia College, and then spent a year in Europe pursuing the study of anatomy.  In 1825 he returned to New York City and took up the practice of his profession under most favorable circumstances.  He gave several courses of popular lectures on the structure of the vocal organs, and a special course on anatomy, before the Academy of Design.  These lectures have promise of a useful future and gained for him at once prominence in his profession.  In 1829, while attend the family of his  uncle on Long Island, he contracted a fever of which he died in April of that year.

973.  Margaret Ireland, daughter of John and  (438) Judith Lawrence Ireland, was married to Thomas Lawrence, merchant, of New York City, who died in 1848.


2435. Horatio Ireland Lawrence, m. Mary Romaine.
2436. Louisa Anna Lawrence, m. Bradish Johnson.
2437. Edward Lawrence, m. Judith Schuyler.
2438. John Lawrence, m. Anna Stanton.
2439. Cornelia Lawrence, m. Geo. Wilmerding.
2440. William R. Lawrence, m. Mary E. Crandell.
2441. Frances Cooper Lawrence, m. Fanny Garner.
2442. Julia T. Lawrence, m. Horace Waldo.

990.  Sarah Sackett, daughter of (461) Ananias R. and Eunice Meeker Sackett, was married at Benton, N. Y., in 1817, to Rosell Tubbs, a young man of considerable means, of unimpeachable character, and of family connections that were prominent in that community.  They resided at Benton for three or four years after their marriage, during which a son and daughter were born to them, and then determined to remove to either Indiana or Ohio.  With this object in view, Mr. Tubbs left home on a prospecting tour, during which he was taken ill and died at a hotel where he was stopping

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Over night.  Several years afterward Mrs. Tubbs was married to a Mr. White, after which all trace of her and her children is lost.

992.  Elisabeth Sackett, 1797-1837, daughter of (461) Ananias R. and Eunice Meeker Sackett, was born at Fishkill, Dutchess County, N. Y.  She did not marry and for the greater part of her adult life she was a successful school teacher.  She died at Deerings Grove, Ohio, aged 40 years.

993.  Charlotte Sackett, 1805-1899, daughter of [461] Ananias R. and Eunice Meeker Sackett, was born at Monticello, Sullivan County, N. Y.  When about nine years of age she accompanied her parents on their memorable overland journey in a covered wagon, from Newburgh, N. Y., to Ohio.  After the family was settled permanently at Forest Grove, Ohio, she attended for several years a private  school, at Beach Grove, not many miles from her home.  When about 20 years of age she became engaged to a wealthy young farmer named Tate, but for some presumably good reason her parents opposed the union, and shortly afterwards, Mr. Tate sickened and died.  In 1835 - ten years later - she was married to David Hughes, a farmer of Deering, Ohio.  On Dec. 18, 1841, Mr. Hughes was killed by a falling tree, and left his wife with but scant means and an infant daughter, their only child, to rear and educate.  She proved equal to the task, and in the later years of her extreme age reaped her just reward in the comfortable home of that daughter, whose children seemed ever pleased with the privilege of ministering to her comfort and  pleasure, which is unmistakably evinced by the tone of several letters received from her youngest grandchild by the compiler of this work, several years ago, in which she seeks for information of interest to "grandma" and  recounts the old lady's recollections of the "long ago."

Only Child.

2449. Emily Caroline Hughes, b. Nov. 26, 1838; m. George Steed.

994. Surgeon John Halstead Sackett, U. S. A., 1789-1822, oldest son of (462) Samuel and Polly Halstead Sackett, was born at Fishkill, Dutchess County, N. Y., February 8, 1789.  On September 1,

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1796, his mother died, and on October 29, 1803, his father married again.  His stepmother, who on the date of her marriage was thirty-one years of age proved to be a woman of broad mind and sweet disposition.  At the very outset of her wedded life she captured the affectionate regard of her husband's promising son and retained it in a remarkable degree to the day of his death.

John Halstead Sackett was educated at Dutchess County Academy and at Union College.  After completing his college course he took up the study of medicine, first at his father's home in New Windsor, Orange County, N. Y.  In 1811, having completed his course, he was duly admitted to the practice of his profession.  But war with England promptly received from President James Madison, a commission as Surgeon's mate in the 11th Regiment of U. S. Infantry.  He, however, remained in New York City awaiting orders until the month of October, when he was directed to report for active field duty to the commanding officer at New Orleans.  The following letters written by him to his father give a most interesting description of his journey thither, his army experience, and his impressions of the Southern people of that period.  They at the same time portray his own character and habits of mind, and are, withal, good reading:

Baltimore, Friday, Oct. 9, 1812
My Dear Parents: - Duty and affection equally urge me to address you, now that I am indulged with a little leisure.  This you will observe is dated at the capital of Maryland, lately the scene of confusion and death.  I left New York on Tuesday and reached Philadelphia the next morning.  We left Philadelphia at two Wednesday morning and arrived  here at a half past eight in the evening - a distance of 110 miles.  The roads through New Jersey were a perfect plain and in good order.  The towns of Newark, Elizabeth, Bridgetown, Brunswick, Princeton, and Trenton are all imposing; the country level, generally; entertainment good; charges rather high; bridges, especially at Trenton, admirably fine and ornamental.  The tract of level country continues until we reach Philadelphia.  I imagine that in general the soil I not so prolific as ours.  I was most extremely disappointed in the latter place.  No steeples, but  little trade, and a dull monotony are it characteristics.  Indeed, so far was it from equally my expectations that I left it with disgust, and long before daybreak.  The country in general from thence to Wilmington in Delaware is not unlike Orange County, though closer settled and apparently not of so good a soil.  Wilmington scarcely deserves a name.  It is an  obscure and uninviting spot.  From thence to Havre-de-Grace, in

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Maryland, the soil is white clay, generally level and illy cultivated.  From Havre to Baltimore a continual succession of extensive and productive plantations arrest the eye of the traveler.  We saw six and eight plows and as many harrows in the same field.  These fields they were planting with wheat, and many of them contain from fifty to one hundred acres.  Corn is very abundant.  At Havre we cross the Chesapeake Bay, of which we got occasional views until we arrive at Baltimore.  I should judge Baltimore to be more than half as large as New York.  The houses are built altogether of brick and are mostly new.  Streets wide and well paved.  Water good.  Public edifices in the first style - and to sum up all, it is the most elegant place I ever saw.  The house where I stop (Indian Queen) is pronounced the finest in America.  We sit down continually with fully 60 at table.  There are as many rooms and half as many servants.  You would be astonished were you to see with what ease I have sustained my journey.  Indeed, so far from fatigue I feel sensations of a wholly different nature.

Fortunately I have, in the stage, fallen in with some gentlemen of respectability who reside in Charleston.  One of them will probably leave here with me to-morrow for Washington.  As yet I should think my money well expended were it only to see the country.  We northern people know nothing of the style and state of things in this quarter.  The people, so far as I have seen, are far more hospitable than ours.  Without further explanation - in this place would I spend my days were my circumstances equal to it.  I can give you no idea of its extensive trade and elegance.

Washington City, Monday, Oct. 12th - I arrived here on Saturday - have visited all the public places.  It is rather a collection of detached villages than a city.  I received my pay for five months and eighteen days.  No allowance is made for traveling expenses until I join the army.  You will probably not hear from me again until I arrive at Charleston.  Be assured that although absent you are ever dear.  May the Almighty make us his particular care and restore us in due season to each other, is, my dear father, the warmest wish of your dutiful son,

Forget not to communicate my good health.  Best wishes to ms, Nathaniel, Samuel Bailey, and children.

Charleston, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1812. - I arrived here at 9 o'clock this morning, after a journey of three weeks and a day, having traversed in my route a considerable portion of the Union.  This journey might have been completed with ease from twelve to fifteen days, had I not indulged myself in stopping and viewing the places of interest embraced in my tour.  At Philadelphia I tarried one day, Baltimore two, Washington two, Alexandria two, Richmond one, Petersburgh two, Louisburg, N. C., one, and at the river Pedee one, Petersburgh two, Louisburg, N. C., one, and at the river Pedee one.  I have crossed thirteen ferried, and bridges innumerable.  The stages until Petersburgh were excellent.  From that place there was but one line, and I was obliged to take the mail, which accommodated but six passengers, and the indifferently.  The horses in general are excellent.  The fare at the rate of eleven cents a mile.  The public houses mostly far

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