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3525. Frances H. Dewey, b. July 27, 1833, d. May 1, 1865; m. Samuel T. Bradley.

1443.   Russell Sacket, 1787-1842, of Aurelius, N. Y., son of (645) William and Parthenia Patterson Sacket, was married, July 4, 1814, to Jane Ann Stephenson, daughter of Samuel Stephenson and his wife Margaret Jameson, of Hannibal, N. Y.

Children:

3600.  Jane Agnes Sackett, b. May 18, 1817, d. May 12, 1900; m. John M. Smith.
3601. James H. Sackett, b. Dec. 4, 1818; m. Aurelia Chapin.
3602 Nancy T. Sackett, b. Aug. 7, 1820, d. Jan. 28, 1905; m. Jas. Pinckney.
3603. Ann E. Sackett, b. Sept. 16, 1822, d. May 10, 1860; m. Jas. Pinckney.
3604. Margaret S. Sackett, b. Sept. 11, 1824; m. Julius Chamberlain.

1445.   Judge Garry V. Sackett, 1780-1865, of Seneca Falls, N. Y., son of (645) William and Parthenia Patterson Sacket, was married first to Nancy T. Vance, who died in 1820.  On Feb. 26, 1826, he was married to Harriet Haigh, who was born in Calcutta, Hindostan, and was the daughter of Capt. John Haigh, who had a record of 40 years service in the British Army and was one of the officers serving under General Bourgoyne when he surrendered his army to General Gates at Saratoga.  Mrs Harriet Haigh Sackett died at Seneca Falls, N. Y., Mar. 18, 1851, but we are not informed as to the date of her birth or the circumstances attending her coming to America.  Judge Sackett studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced his profession in Central New York.  He was a far-sighted and successful business man.  It is stated in French's Gazetteer of New York, that he was among the founders of Seneca Falls, that about 1829-30, he erected a cotton factory there, and at same time was associated with Chauncey Marshall and O. Bascum in the erection of a paper mill.  He also dealt largely in farm lands, buying in large tracts, which he divided into farms and sold to new comers.  In a letter, written in 1833, to a relative, he refers to the sale of several farms which he had put under partial cultivation, and adds: "I have retained 200 acres and have been employed the last season building a dwelling house, in which I hope to spend the remainder of my days.  It is situated about half way between my old home

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and the village.  It is built entirely of cut stone, is 40 by 45 feet on the ground floor and two stories high, with walls grouted with water lime.  It has cost me, with the out buildings, a little more than six thousand dollars."  Judge Sackett took a lively interest in the history of his family, and in the Fall of 1830 traveled for a month in New England examining the ancient church, town, and county records for data relating to his ancestors - tracing them from Warren, Litchfield County, Conn., back from generation to generation, and from town to town to the arrival of Simon and John Sackett, at Boston, in 1631.  The writer has before him the original manuscript of one of Judge Sackett's early records of this journey and his conclusions as to his ancestral line, based on the information he then secured.  Along with this original manuscript family record is the copy of another written by him a quarter of a century later.  The following references to the members of his immediate family are from the manuscript record first mentioned, which was written at Seneca Falls in 1833:

My father and mother are both living in this village, and are as healthy and smart as when you last saw them.  He is 80 and she is 66 years of age.  The four children which father had by his first wife are all dead.

Russell, my eldest brother, died in 1824, leaving a widow and six children.  They are in easy circumstances and reside on a small farm at Aurelius, which he left them.

Eunice, my sister, who married, in 1809, a Mr. Higgins, is now a widow and the mother of nine children.  She is 45 years old and is residing in this village with her oldest son, who is a hardware merchant and is doing well.

I come next in point of age, am 43 years old and have had two wives.  My first wife, Nancy T. Vance, died in 1820, leaving me one daughter and two sons.  The daughter is married to a Mr. Van Rensselaer, of this place.  My oldest son died in 1831, the other is living with me and is now at school.  My second wife is an English woman, by whom I have one son five years of age.

Jonathan, my brother, is a small merchant in this place, but well off in his circumstances.  He is only 41, and consequently too young to have a wife.

Matilda, my second sister, lives with her parents, has a small but pretty property of her own, is a candidate for matrimony but is yet too young; aged 37 years.

Ann married a Mr. Gilmore and lives in Aurelius, has an excellent husband in good circumstances, and is the mother of four children.  They are all in good health and every way a happy family.  She is 35 years old.

Caroline married a Mr. Halsey, a mechanic, of this village, who is in tolerable circumstances and good looking.  She has 4 children and is 33 years of age.

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Amanda lives with her parents and is 30 years of age.

Fanny lives with her parents, is 27 years old, is mother's beauty, and it is believed by all her friends that when she arrives at an age suitable to see company there will be no more peace among the aspiring beaux of the neighborhood.

William, my youngest brother, is studying law and promises fair to be a man of business.  He takes his admission next July.  He is 22 years of age.

A Seneca Falls Historical Society publication, issued in 1905, contains a paper by Miss Janet Cowing, showing the important part taken by Judge Sackett in the founding of Seneca Falls, and containing many additional and interesting facts relative to his social business and political career.

Children:

3606. Mary E. Sackett, 1813-1869, m. H. J. Van Rensselaer.
3607. William V. Sackett, b. Oct. 30, 1814, d. Oct. 5, 1831.
3608. David V. Sackett, b. Sept. 2, 1816, d. Nov. 29, 1862.
3609. Mynderse Sackett, b. Oct 2, 1818, d. Apr. 26, 1820.
3610. Ann Haigh Sackett, b. Feb. 28, 1827, d. Sept. 8, 1827.
3611. John H. Sackett, 1828-1898, m. Mary Gilmore.
3612. William Arthur Sackett, b. Oct. 16, 1830, d. Feb. 11, 1837.
3613. Garry Van Sackett, Jr., b. Jan 27, 1838, d. Feb. 19, 1838.

1452.   Hon. William August Sackett, 1811-1895, of Aurelius, Seneca Falls and Saratoga Springs, all in the State of New York, son of (645) William Sackett and his wife Parthenia Patterson, was married, first, about 1834, to Zade Thorn, who died several years previous to 1847, in which year he was married to his second wife, Charlotte Buttrrick, daughter of Horatio G. Buttrick and his wife Mary Barnard.  On May 30, 1876, he was married at Auburn, N. Y., to his third wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Marvin Marion, daughter of Judge Thomas Marvin, of Saratoga Springs.  He read law with Judge Luther F. Stephens, of Seneca Falls, and with Sanford & Kellogg, of Skaneateles, N. Y.  In 1831 he was admitted to the bar and began the practice of his profession at Seneca Falls, where he remained until 1848, when he was elected to Congress to represent the Seneca and Wayne district.  During his congressional career, which was of four years' duration, he advocated the admission of California as a state, persistently opposed the extension of African slavery into the territories, and took an active part in deliberations of the then important committee on revolu-

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tionary pensions, of which he was a member.  In 1857 he removed from Seneca Falls to Saratoga Springs, which became henceforth his permanent place of residence.  Among the more important law contests in which he was retained was that between the Berden Company of Troy, and Corning & Co., of Albany, known as the "spike" case.  The amount involved was upwards of a million dollars, which the former sought to recover from the latter for alleged infringement of certain patents.  It was in the courts for several years and resulted in the recovery of but a nominal amount for the plaintiff, which was regarded as a decided victory for the defendants, won by Mr. Sackett.  For a number of years he served as U. S. Registrar in Bankruptcy, a judicial office, which by courtesy carried with it the title of Judge.

From 1876 to 1878 he traveled in Europe, Egypt and the Holy Land, and wrote a series of letters descriptive of his travels, many of which were published and widely read.  Mr. Sackett was, when a young man, an old line Whig, but later in life became a pronounced Republican.  By religious faith he was an Episcopalian, and during his residence at Satatoga was a member and for a considerable portion of the time a vestryman, of the Bethesda Episcopal Church there.  He died quite suddenly of apoplexy.

Children.

3630. Zayde E. Sackett, b. July 30, 1836; m. John A. Lighthall. [Extended line & additional information]
3631. William Sackett, b. in Apr. 1838, d. in 1864; m. Anna Sisselberger.
3632. Zilla Sackett, b. Apr. 13, 1848; m. Charles L. Stone.
3633. Frederick A. Sackett, b. May 19, 1850, d. unmarried.
3637. Edward S. Sackett, b. Nov. 11, 1852.
3638. Harriet M. Sackett, b. Sept. 12, 1854; m. Charles H. Duell.

1460.  Julius Caesar Abel, 1793-18__, son of Daniel and (650) Chloe Sacket Abel, was married, Jan 16, 1816, to Rachel Bristoe.

Child:

3656. Caroline A. Abel, b. Feb. 24, 1819, d. Oct. 15, 1852; m. Grosvernor Ried.

1463.   Letus Sacket, 1793-1854, of Monkton, Vt., and Palmervilla, Ind., son of (652) Filer and Deborah Waterman Sacket, was married on Aug. 10, 1814, to Hannah Dinsman, on Oct. 13, 1821, to

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Leah Orr, on Aug. 2, 1827, to Hannah Woolley, on Sept. 17, 1836, to Deborah Jack, and on Jan, 1844, to Mrs Ruth M. Parish-Harman-Neal.

Children:

3660. Archibald W. Sacket, b. Sept. 21, 1822, d. Feb. 6, 1889; m. Mahaly T. Bercham.
3661. Deborah L. Sacket, b. Jan. 4, 1824; m. Joseph Dodson.
3662. Filertus Sacket, b. Apr. 19, 1828, d. Nov. 11, 1895; m. Sarah A. Davis.
3663. Seth W. Sacket, b. Apr. 23, 1830, d. July 13, 1859; m. Margaret Jones.
3664. Mary Sachet [sic], b. Feb. 8, 1832; m. Samuel M Stickler.
3665. Hannah L. Sacket, b. Dec. 14, 1833; m. Francis M. Wimberley.
3666. Elizabeth Sacket, b. in 1846; m. Isaiah Ray.
3667. Ruth Ann Sacket, b. Apr. 24, 1848; m. George Peck.
3668. Clara A. Sacket, b. Feb. 17, 1851; m. M. Shafer.
3669. Amerilas Sacket, b. in 1853.

1465.   Harriet Sackett, 1803-1879, daughter of (652) Filer Sackett, and Deborah Waterman, was married, June 30, 1823, to Hanford Hall, 1791-____, of Chautauqua, N. Y.
[Weygant has the Numbers for the children listed as 3870-3880 which are out of sequence.  They should have been 3670-3680.]

Children:

3870. Zenos A. Hall, b. Oct. 12, 1823, d. Apr. 24, 1824.
3871. Martha L. Hall, b. Mar. 6, 1825; m. Isaac Runyan.
3872. Mary L. Hall, b. June 26, 1827, d. Apr. 18, 1845.
3873. Eliza Melissa Hall, b. July 23, 1829; m. Mark Hall. [Page 342 has Eliza listed as (3671)]
3874. Francis Edward Hall, b. Feb. 16, 1832, d. Mar. 13, 1845.
3875. Oren G. Hall, b. Dec. 20, 1833, d. Oct. 8, 1834.
3876. John F. Hall, b. Dec. 17, 1836, d. Aug. 30, 1885.
3877. Hester Ann Hall, b. Oct. 1, 1838; m. James Kenedy.
3878. Aaron James Hall, b. Oct. 9, 1840; m. Rebecca Smedley.
3879. Rachel D. Hall, b. Oct. 31, 1843.
3880. Julia Ann Hall, b. Oct. 10, 1845; m. Robert Herley.

1467.  Judge Russell Sackett, 1809-1875, son of (652) Filer and Deborah Waterman Sacket, was married, in 1835, to Mary J. Hovey, who died at buffalo, N. Y., June 14, 1899.  Judge Sacket was born at Dewittville, Chautauqua County, N. Y., received an academic education, studied law with Hon. Thomas A. Osborn, of Chautauqua County, was admitted to the bar, and practiced his profession at Mayville, N. Y., until 1848; filling meantime the offices of Justice of the Peace, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Postmaster

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under President Tyler.  In the Spring of 1848, he removed from Mayville, Chautauqua County, to Williamsville, Erie County, N. Y.  The following year he sailed from New York City to Galveston, Texas, and proceeded from there overland to California.  During this journey, which he made with a considerable company of fellow-adventurers, all of whom were subjected to great hardships, he kept a diary which reads more like a story of overwrought fiction than a recital of actual experiences.

In the desert region between El Paso and Fort Yuma, there is now a famous deep spring known as "Sacket's Well."  On the journey referred to Sacket's company of "49ers" were at one time so long without water, that some of their number were literally dying of thirst, when Judge Sacket, who had been with a small searching party, moving some distance from the trail the main body were pursuing, came upon this spring and cried out, "A well! A well !"  And since that day it has borne his name.

But thirst was not the only enemy they encountered.  Bands of hostile Indians proved so troublesome that on reaching Fort Yuma that Fall it was deemed advisable to spend the Winter there.  Subsequently Judge Sacket traveled extensively through California and Mexico, and finally settled permanently at Los Angeles, where, in company with George W. Goble, Esq., he again took up the practice of his profession.  He also held the offices of Superintendent of Public Instruction for Los Angeles County, Postmaster of the City of Los Angeles, and County Judge, and served one term in the Lower House of the California Legislature.

Judge Sacket, by his pleasing address and affable manners, made many warm friends.  He was a man of fine literary attainments and was much interested in the sciences, particularly of chemistry and electricity.  At the time of his death, which occurred in 1875 at Los Angeles City, he was engaged in writing a book on chemistry and had nearly completed an electric motor similar to those now in use on trolley system of street cars.

Children:

3675. Mary J. Sacket, b. in Nov. 1836; m. James A. Hopkins.
3676. Helen Sacket, b. in Dec. 1838; m. William W. Curdy.
3677. Isabel Sacket, b. in July 1842, d. Jan. 25, 1905; m. Edward P. Young.
3678. Ada Sacket, b. in June, 1846; m. Chauncey P. Spaulding.
3679. Orville R. Sacket, b. Sept 1848; m. Josephine Atwood.

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1500.  Justus Sacket, 1784-1846, of Warren, Conn., son of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, Oct. 4, 1812, to Mary Bradley, who died in 1867.

Children.

3750. Betsey J. Sacket, b. Nov. 11, 1813, d. Nov. 23, 1850; m. Myron S. Hine.
3751. Laura A. Sacket, b. Apr. 15, 1815, d. June 3, 1867; m. Theodore E. Curtis.
3752. Emily S. Sacket, b. Jan. 26, 1817, d. Feb. 22, 1882; m. James H. Comstock.
3753. Mary J. Sacket, b. Jan 18, 1819, d. Feb. 18, 1894; m. George S. Lyman.
3754. Lucinda C. Sacket, b. Feb. 27, 1821, d. Mar. 13, 1876; m. M. W. Bradley.
3755. Cornelia M. Sacket, b. July 22, 1822, d. Feb. 15, 1826.
3756. Janette E. Sacket, b. Oct. 1, 1824, d. Aug. 23, 1825.
3757. Lucy E. Sacket, b. Mar. 22, 1826, m. Charles Lewis Huth.
3758. Justus B. Sacket, b. Mar. 27, 1829, d. Dec. 12, 1830.

1501.  Ashsah Sacket, 1786-1831, daughter of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, Feb. 20, 1806, to Capt. David Hine, of Warren, Conn.

Children.

3759. Myron Hine, b. May 15, 1808, d. Aug. 15, 1872; m. Jane E. Sacket
3760. Warren E. Hine, b. Oct. 23, 1810, d. Sept. 13, 1895; m. Rhoda Tickner.
3761. Chester C. Hine, b. May 11, 1812, c. May 6, 1880; m. Rhoda Wadsworth.
3762. Benjamin L. Hine, b. Dec. 17, 1814, d. Oct. 19, 1873; m. Selia Comstock.
3763. Cynthia C. Hine, b. Nov. 10, 1816, d. Mar. 30, 1892; m. C. S. Mygatt.
3764. Mary Hine, b. Aug. 31, 1818, d. Feb. 26, 1834.
3765. Charles Hine, b.  Sept. 27, 1820, d. May 23, 1895; m. Phebe P. Miles.
3766. David Hine, b. Aug. 16, 1822, d. Jan. 12, 1872; m. Harriet A. Bridges.
3767. Betsey Hine, b. Aug. 11, 1824; m. William Y. Comstock.
3768. Wm. Hine, b. Jan. 9, 1828, d. Mar. 26, 1886; m. Mary A. McClelland.

1502.  Myron Sacket, 1787-1849, of Warren, Litchfield, Co., Conn., and Canfield, O., son of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sackett, was married, April 16, 1817, to Orpha Dean, 1797-1882, daughter of William Dean and his wife Parthenea Bailey.

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3769. Ward E. Sacket, b. Apr. 21, 1818, d. Sept. 7, 1892; Fidelia T. Turner.
3770. Sarah P. Sacket, b. May 14, 1820, d. Jan. 24, 1883; m. Enos Austin.
3771. Minerva Sacket, b. Apr. 3, 1823, d. Oct. 7, 1889; m. Harman Austin.
3772. Harriet Sacket, b. June 4, 1825. d. Dec. 19, 1855; m. Charles R. Turner.
3773. Oliver P. Sacket, b. Jan. 19, 1828; m. 1st, Elsie Turner.
3774. Charlotte M. Sacket, b. June 16, 1830, of Warren, Ohio.
3775. Mary M. Sacket, b. Dec. 7, 1833, d. Aug. 5, 1890; m. A. Briscoe.
3776. Flora J. Sacket, b. Nov. 29, 1836, d. June 6, 1878; m. Charles R. Turner.
3777. Olive Amelia Sacket, b. Jan 15, 1841, d. Sept. 8, 1842.

1503.  Simmons Sacket, 1788-18__, of Canfield, Ohio,  son of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, Sept. 12, 1815, to Ede Hayes, daughter of David Hayes and Rachel Dean.

Children.

3778. Alzerah Sackett, 1816-1869, m. Sarah A. Harbaugh.
3779. Betsey Sackett, b. Feb. 3, 1818, d. Sept. 28, 1828.
3780. Clarinda Sackett, b. May 1, 1820; m. Clark Chidester.
3781. David Sackett, b. May 11, 1822, d. Jan. 20, 1899; m. Sarah Reader.
3782. Eldredge Sackett, b. Nov. 2, 1824, d. Dec. 16, 1824.
3783. Freeman Sackett, b. Nov. 2, 182?; m. Louis L. Scott.
3784. Betsey Sackett, b. Sept. 3, 1830.
3785. Ashsah Sackett, b. Jan. 16, 1836.
3786. Justus Sackett, b. June 5, 1828, d. Mar. 3, 1893.
3787. Benjamin Sackett, b. Aug. 4, 1833, d. Mar. 1, 1836.
3788. Huldah Sackett, b. May 11, 1838; m. Rev. S. B. Ross.
3789. Simmons Sackett, b. July 28, 1840.

1504.  Lydia Sacket, 1790-18__, daughter of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married in Nov., 1815, to Erastus Chidester, son of William Chidester and Martha Carter.

Children.

3790. Clark Sackett Chidester.
3791. Caroline Chidester, m. _____ Reader.
3792. Julius Chidester.
3793. Martha Chidester, m. _____ Beardsley.
3794. William Norval Chidester, d. in infancy.

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1505.  Clark Sacket, 1793-1864, of Warren Conn., and Talmadge, O., son of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, May 2, 1816, to Cynthia Preston, who died June 4, 1816.  The name of his second wife was Laura M. Aikin, and that of his third wife was Jane M. Pierce.  He served in the  war of 1812 in a company of Connecticut troops commanded by Capt. Seth Comstock.

Children.

3796. Hiram A. Sacket, d. in 1895.
3797. Cynthia M. Sacket, d. in 1877; m. Luther Heath.
3798. Amelia Sacket, d. in 1854; m. _____ Chapman.
3799. Edwin Sacket, d. Sept. 1, 1879; m. Susan P. Pierce.
3800. Clark A. Sacket, b. in 1833.
3801. Charles H. Sacket.
3802. Darius P. Sacket.
3803. Benjamin Sacket, d. in 1839.

1506.  Moses Sacket, 1795-1871, of Warren, Conn., and of the towns of Nelson and Canfield in Ohio, son of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, Feb. 1, 1816, to Cordelia Lavina Fox, 18__-1865, daughter of Hubbard Fox and his wife Luna Perry.

Children.

3804. Huldah H. Sacket, b. Dec. 5, 1816, d. Apr. 13, 1874; m. Harvey Rapley.
3805. Charles B. Sacket, b. Apr. 9, 1818, d. June 9, 1818.
3806. Lysander A. Sacket, b. May 6, 1820; m. Harriet E. Cotton. [handwritten correction "Colton"]
3807. Augustus L. Sacket, b. Mar. 6, 1820, d. Apr. 4, 1893; m. Miranda Baldwin.
3808. Charles T. Sacket, b. Mar. 16, 1822, d. Nov. 1, 1893; m. Laura A. Baldwin.
3809. Clark DeWitt Sacket, b. Jan. 13, 1824, d. Aug. 31, 1844, unmarried.
3810. Janette L. Sacket, b. Aug. 22, 1825, d. July 6, 1847; m. L. Clark Hopkins.
3811. Moses C. Sacket, b. Dec. 11, 1826,. d. Feb. 11, 1827.
3812. Malinda T. Sacket, b. Nov. 29, 1827, d. Jan. 23, 1881; m. Simeon D. Ford.
3813. Cordelia F. Sacket, b. Feb. 2, 1830, d. Dec. 25, 1895; m. Cornelius Allen.
3814. Ashsah H. Sacket, b. Sept. 9, 1831, d. Dec. 26, 1832.
3815. Moses W. Sacket, b. May 21, 1833 d. Mar. 25, 1842.
3816. Lucius L. Sacket, b. Dec. 29, 1835, d. Feb. 19, 1842.
3817. Jane H. Sacket, b. Oct. 19, 1837; m. Ansel L. Hinman.
3818. Helen S. Sacket, b. Sept. 12, 1840, d. Oct. 9, 1890; m. Remus T. Ford.

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1507.  Joanna Sacket, 1797-18__, daughter of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married to Charles Bingham.

Children.

3819. Hannah Bingham, m. _____ Lyman.
3820. Betsey Bingham.
3821. Ann Bingham.
3822. Asa Bingham.
3823. Ashsah Bingham, m. _____ Strong.
3823a. Benjamin Bingham.

1508.  Benjamin Sacket, 1799-1885, of Garnivilla, Ohio, son of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, Oct. 31, 1827, to Thalia Moulthrop, 18__-1885, daughter of William Moulthrop.

Children.

3824. Ashsah M. Sacket, b. Sept. 12, 1828, d. Sept. 21, 1855; m. Samuel W. Carter.
3825. William C. Sacket, b. Dec. 15, 1829, d. Aug. 30, 1833.
3826. Henry E. Sacket, b. Sept. 13, 1832, d. Feb. 20, 1868; m. Rebecca M. Hine.
3827. Sarah R. Sacket, b. Sept. 11, 1834, d. July 4, 1856, unmarried.
3828. Frederick S. Sacket, b. Apr. 20, 1838, d.  Jan. 2, 1841.
3829. Mary E. Sacket, b. May 26, 1841, d. Oct. 2, 1855.

1509.  Orphia Sacket, 1801-1863, daughter of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, May 3, 1836, to Daniel Elliot Brainswold.

Children.

3830. Sherman Brainswold.
3831. Frederick Brainswold.

1510.  Minerva Sacket, 1803-1853, daughter of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, Sept. 9, 1838, to Silas Comstock.

Children.

3832. James H. Comstock.
3833. William Y. Comstock.
3834. Celia Comstock.
3835. Lucy A. Comstock, m. ______ Carter



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