The Sacketts of America, pgs-340-349

The Sacketts of America

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June 27, 1862, his immediate superior, Lieutenant- Colonel Hyde, resigned and three days later Major Sackett was commissioned to fill the vacancy. On the 30th of the following May he was advanced to the Colonelcy of his regiment, with rank from March 15, 1863.

It is stated in "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" that the cavalry pickets commanded by Colonel Sackett fired the first shot at the battle of Gettysburg. He subsequently led his command, in a gallant manner, in numerous engagements, including the battle of Trevilians Station, fought June 10, 1864. There he received a mortal wound and died inside of the enemy's lines some three days later. The report that he had been severely wounded and was in the hands of the enemy soon reached his wife, who immediately determined to make an effort to reach and care for him, not knowing that he was already dead when the report reached her. The following correspondence, copied from Official Records published by the War Department, tells in most emphatic terms of her devotion.

                                    City Point, Va., July 7, 1864.
General R. E. Lee, Commanding Confederate Army,

Mrs. Sackett, the wife of Colonel William Sackett, who was wounded on the 11th of June, near Trevilians Station, Va., is here in deep distress and feeling great anxiety to learn the fate of her husband. Colonel Sackett was left at a house some two miles and a half from the station, in charge of Surgeon Ray, U. S. Volunteers. If you can let me know the fate and present whereabouts of Colonel Sackett you will alleviate the anxiety of his wife and family. I will add that it always has and always will afford me pleasure to relieve the minds of persons in the south, having friends in the north, either by forwarding open letters to them or by ascertaining where they are, their condition, etc. Mrs. Sackett is very desirous that I should ask you for permission to visit her husband if he is still alive. She would not expect to go through Richmond, but would start from Alexandria, by private conveyance, if authorized to do so.
                                                U. S. GRANT,

                            Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia,
                                                 July 10, 1864.
Lieut-General U. S. Grant, Commanding U. S. Armies,
General:--Your letters with reference to Mrs. Wadsworth and Mrs. Sackett are received. I have directed inquiries to be made for the effects of the late General Wadsworth, and if they can be found will take great pleasure in restoring them to his widow. I have also taken measures to ascertain the condition and whereabouts of Colonel Sackett, and the information you ask

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shall be conveyed to you as soon as it can be ascertained. I regret, however, that it is not in my power to permit Mrs. Sackett to visit her husband at this time. The reasons that induce me to withhold my consent are applicable to the route she proposes to take, as indicated by you.
                         Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
                                                      R. E. LEE, General.
A short time previous to his death, Colonel Sackett was awarded by Congress the honorary rank of Brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers.
[Portrait of Col. William Sackett]  The portrait of Col. Sackett is in the possession of Mrs. William Compton, a descendant of Zayde (Sackett) Lighthall.

3632.  ZILLA SACKETT, 1848-, daughter of (1452) Hon. William and Charlotte Buttrick Sackett, was married, Sept. 4, 1872, to CHARLES L. STONE.


6390. Charlotte Sackett Stone, b. June 9, 1873.
6391. Samuel Herold Stone, b. Oct. 19, 1878.
6392. Zilla Rhoda Stone, b. Mar. 10, 1885.

3656.  CAROLINE AMANDA ABEL, 1819-1852, daughter of (1460) Julius C‘sar and Rachel Bristoe Abel, was married at Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 3, 1842, to GROSVENOR REED.


6420. HELEN AMELIA REED, b. Oct. 26, 1849; m. Wm. R. Lewis.

3660.  ARCHIBALD WILSON SACKETT, 1822-1889, of Walkertown, Kansas, son of (1463) Letus and Leach Orr Sackett, was married, Feb. 23, 1851, to MAHALEY T. BURCHAM, 18__-18__, daughter of JAMES BURCHAM. Later he was married to JANE MEYERS.


6430. JAMES H. SACKETT, b. Sept. 14, 1859; m. Anna Davis.
6431. Sonora T. Sackett, b. Nov. 24, 1856; m. Thomas Harris.
6432. William O. Sackett, b. Mar. 15, 1858; m. Martha Moodie.
6433. Seth W. Sackett, b. Apr. 23, 1861, d. May 17, 1861.
6434. Lulu Sackett.

3664.  MARY SACKETT, 1830-, daughter of (1463) Letus Sackett and Hannah Woolsey, was married, Jan. 8, 1856, at Indianapolis, Ind.,

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to SAMUEL M. STICKLER, son of JOHN STICKLER and SUSAN WILLARD. They resided in 1898 at Cavina, Cal.


6438. Melissa Stickler, b. Apr. 28, 1858; m. Chas. A. Mariner.
6439. Laura Stickler, b. Apr. 9, 1860, d. Apr. 7, 1864.
6440. Willard C. Stickler, b. July 14, 1861; m. Ellen S. Kennedy.
6441. Letus S. Stickler, b. Nov. 14, 1873.

3671[sic] [3873].  ELIZA MELISSA HALL, 1827-, daughter of Hanford Hall and (1465) Harriet Sackett, was married, June 25, 1847, in Putnam County, Ind., to MARK HALL. For over fifty years prior to 1907, the date of this record, Mr. and Mrs. Hall had resided at Ogden, Utah. Mark Hall was the son of Joseph Hall and Joanna Challis.
[*On page 244 Eliza Melissa Hall is listed as (3873)]


6442. Julia Ann Hall, b. Aug. 21, 1849; m. Sanford Bingham.
6443. Eliza M. Hall, b. June 30, 1852.
6444. Mark [G.] Hall, b. June 5, 1853; m. Phebe Elmer. [Is listed as Mark G. in the Index]
6445. Rachel L. Hall, b. Apr. 13, 1855; m. Charles Porter.
6446. Martha A. Hall, b. July 13, 1857; m. Warren Elmer.
6447. Mary M. Hall, b. Sept. 9, 1859.
6448. Harriet J. Hall, b. June 9, 1862; m. William Jackson.
6449. Melissa L. Hall, b. Nov. 25, 1864; m. Archibald Mowrey.
6449a. Minnie C. Hall, b. Oct. 13, 1868; m. Geo. W. McKeown.
6449b. Joseph H. Hall, b. Nov. 14, 1872; m. Flora E. Abbott.

3675.  MARY J. SACKETT, 1836-, daughter of (1467) Judge Russell Sackett and Mary J. Hovey, was married, in 1860, to JAMES A. HOPKINS, son of TIMOTHY A. HOPKINS and HANNAH WILLIAMS. Residence, 1907, No. 69 Chester Ave., Buffalo, N. Y.


6450. ORVILLE A. HOPKINS, b. Mar. 30, 1861; m. Elizabeth Frazer.
6451. HARRIET HOPKINS, b. Feb. 6, 1864; m. J. Henry Harris.
6452. HELEN HOPKINS, b. Oct. 31, 1869; m. George W. Wilson.
6453. Mary Hopkins, b. Jan. 19, 1872, d. May 16, 1904.
6454. Susan Hopkins, b. Apr. 14, 1879.

3676.  HELEN A. SACKETT, 1838-, daughter of (1467) Judge Russell Sackett and Mary J. Hovey, was married, in 1859, to WILLIAM W. CURDY,

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of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1867 they removed to Humboldt, Kansas, and in 1886 from there to Topeka, Kansas.


6454a. William Albert Curdy, b. in 1861, d. in 1863.
6455. ALBERT E. CURDY, b. in 1864.
6456. ROBERT J. CURDY, b. Jan. 25, 1868; m. in 1896, Anne Hall Richardson.
6457. Helen Curdy, b. in 1872, d. in 1872.
6458. WILLIAM L. CURDY, b. Aug. 1, 1873, m. in 1895, Marie Helen Werries.

3677.  ISABEL H. SACKETT, 1842-1905, daughter of (1467) Judge Russell Sackett and Mary J. Hovey, was married, in 1862, to EDWARD PAYSON YOUNG, of Painsville, O., and Springfield, Mo.


6459. Edward Young, b. in 1863.
6460. Harriet Young, b. in 1867.
6461. Mary Young, b. in 1870; m. ______ Karnes.
6462. Willis Young, b. in 1873.

3678.  ADA SACKETT, 1846-, daughter of (1467) Russell Sackett and Mary J. Hovey, was married, in 1867, to CHAUNCEY PERRY SPAULDING, of Loveland, O. Resided in 1906 at Norwood, Ohio.


6463. CHAUNCEY R. SPAULDING, b. in 1870; m. Marie R. Grandin.
6464. Ada M. Spaulding, b. in 1874, d. Nov. 30, 1898.
6465. HELEN SPAULDING, b. in 1877; m. Earl L. Corbett.
6466. ROMAGINE SPAULDING, b. in 1881; m. Clarence A. Green.

3679.  ORVILLE R. SACKETT, 1848-, son of (1467) Russell Sackett and Mary J. Hovey, was married in 1873 to JOSEPHINE ALWOOD, of 2012 Tenth St., Niagara Falls, N. Y.


6467. Ida M. Sackett, b. in 1881; 2012 Tenth St., Niagara Falls, N. Y.
6468. Walter Sackett, b. in 1888; 2012 Tenth St., Niagara Falls, N. Y.

3750.  BETSEY J. SACKETT, 1813-1850, daughter of (1500) Justus and Mary Bradley Sackett, was married Nov. 1, 1836, to MYRON S. HINE.

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3751.  LAURA A. SACKETT, 1815-1867, daughter of (1500) Justus and Mary Bradley Sackett, was married, Mar. 9, 1837, to THEODORE E. COURTIS.

3752.  EMILY SIBYL SACKETT, 1817-1882, daughter of (1500) Justus and Mary Bradley Sackett, was married, Oct. 1, 1840, to JAMES JAMES HENRY COMSTOCK, of Warren, Conn.

6550. JULIA J. COMSTOCK, b. Feb. 11, 1842; m. Franklin A. Curtiss.
6551. JUSTUS S. COMSTOCK, b. Feb., 1850; m. Phebe R. Sturtevant.
6552. Ellen S. Comstock, b. May 9, 1852, d. Mar. 6, 1860.

3753.  MARY J. SACKETT, 1819-1894, daughter of (1500) Justus and Mary Bradley Sackett, was married, Sept. 6, 1841, to GEORGE H. LYMAN.


6553. Norman Lyman.
6554. Myron Lyman.
6555. Eunice Lyman, m. Orlando P. Kingman.
6556. Edward Lyman.

3754.  LUCINDA CORDELIA SACKETT, 1821-1870, daughter of (1500) Justus and Mary Bradley Sackett, was married, Sept. 16, 1848, to MOOREHOUSE W. BRADLEY, of Bridgeport, Conn.

6557. ALICE GERTRUDE BRADLEY, b. Dec. 29, 1851; m. H. S. Curtiss.
6558. Edward Bradley.

3757.  LUCY ELIZA SACKETT, 1826-, daughter of (1500) Justus and Mary Bradley Sackett, was married, Feb. 17, 1859, to CHARLES L. HUTH, of Bridgeport, Conn., son of PHILIP E. HUTH and his wife ANN MARIAH EMERICH.


6560. Charles Sackett Huth, b. Oct. 12, 1860.
6561. Frank H. Huth, b. Nov. 18, 1865; m. Eva Keplinger.

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3760.  WARREN E. HINE, 1810-1895, of Canfield, Ohio, son of David and (1501) Ashsah Sackett Hine, was married, Nov. 3, 1836, to RHODA TICKNER, 18__-1888.


6563. Kate G. Hine.

3761.  CHESTER C. HINE, 1812-1880, of Canfield, O., son of David and (1501) Ashsah Sackett Hine, was married, May 1, 1838, to RHODA WADSWORTH, 18__-1883.


6564. Ashsah T. Hine, b. June 4, 1840, d. Aug. 17, 1892; m. Rev. C. C. Hunt.
6564a. Parmelia W. Hine, b. June 6, 1842; living in Canfield, in 1906.
6564b. Louis M. Hine, b. May 2, 1848; living in Canfield, in 1906.
6564c. Mary J. Hine, b. Nov. 6, 1845; m. Henry C. Beardsley.
6564d. Charles E. Hine, b. Aug. 21, 1851, d. Apr. 15, 1852.
6564e. Frances E. Hine, b. July 8, 1855; living in Canfield, in 1906.
6564f. William C. Hine, b. Apr. 5, 1859; m. C. Ada Leet.
6564g. Edward Hine.

3762.  BENJAMIN L. HINE, 1814-1873, of Canfield, O., son of David and (1501) Ashsah Sackett Hine, was married, Oct. 5, 1841, to CELIA COMSTOCK, 18__-1899.


6565. Henry W. Hine, b. Oct. 17, 1843; m. Clara Williams.
6565a. Lucy E. Hine, b. Mar. 7, 1849; m. O. W. Hale.

3763.  CYNTHIA C. HINE, 1816-1892, daughter of David and (1501) Ashsah Sackett Hine, was married, May 2, 1838, to COMFORT S. MYGOTT, of Ashtabula, O.


6566. George C. Mygott, b. Nov. 25, 1839; m. Maggie S. Robertson.
6566a. Mary Mygott, b. Sept. 33, 1841; m. E. W. Fisk.
6566b. Ellen Mygott, b. Aug. 19, 1845; m. R. H. Whitslesy.
6566c. Hannah Mygott, b. Oct. 18, 1848; m. William McKinney.
6566d. Lois J. Mygott, b. Oct. 20, 1851; m. John H. Wilcox.
6566e. Charles Mygott.
6566f. Warren H. Mygott, b. Mar. 14, 1855; m. Jane Wilson.
6566g. Lucy A. Mygott, b. July 21, 1858, d. July 12, 1888; m. Fred L. Crane.

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3766.  DAVID HINE, 1822-1872, of Washington, D. C., son of David and (1501) Ashsah Sackett Hine, was married, Sept. 24, 1850, to HARRIET A. BRIDGES, 18__-1874.


6567. Helen Blanche Hine, b. Dec. 25, 1851; m. R. H. Church.
6567a. Edwin W. Hine, b. Mar. 17, 1854; m. Nellie Sturtevant.
6567b. Charles A. Hine, b. May 2, 1857, d. June 7, 1857.
6567c. Irene B. Hine, b. July 12, 1861, d. Dec. 14, 1862.
6567d. Irene B. Hine (2d), b. Mar. 23, 1863, d. Mar. 23, 1866.

3767.  BETSEY HINE, 1824-, (of Canfield, O., in 1906), daughter of David and (1501) Ashsah Sackett Hine, was married, in 1842, to WILLIAM Y. COMSTOCK, 18__-1898.


6568. Chema W. Comstock, b. Mar. 21, 1847; m. Hugh Stuart.
6568a. Carrie S. Comstock, b. Oct. 26, 1853; m. Edward H. Graves.
6568b. Mary H. Comstock, b. Apr. 22, 1858; m. George C. Reed.

3769.  WARD ELDRED SACKETT, 1818-1842, of Canfield, O., son of (1502) Myron and Orpha Dean Sackett, was married, Apr. 26, 1840, to FIDELIA F. TURNER, 1820-1888, daughter of James Turner and his wife RACHEL REED.


6570. MYRON WARD SACKETT, b. in 1841; m. Sarah Varian Barber.

3770.  SARAH PARTHENA SACKETT, 1820-1883, daughter of (1502) Myron and Orpha Dean Sackett, was married, Apr. 23, 1840, to ENOS AUSTIN, 1809-1886, of Newton Falls, O., son of BENAJAH* AUSTIN and his wife OLIVE HARMAN.
[*It appears from the information for #3771, below, that this name should be Benjamin; and that Enos and Harmon were brothers.]


6572. Fidelia T. Austin, b. Jan. 12, 1847; m. Frank Stiles.
6573. Myron Austin, b. Jan. 24, 1851, d. Jan. 23, 1853.
6574. Charlotte M. Austin, b. Sept. 15, 1854; m. Clark S. Talmadge.

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3771.  MINERVA SACKETT, 1823-1898, daughter of (1502) Myron and Orpha Dean Sackett, was married, Jan. 11, 1843, to HARMON AUSTIN, 1817-1893, son of BENJAMIN AUSTIN and his wife OLIVE HARMON. Harmon Austin was a farmer and manufacturer of Warren, Ohio.


6575. Benajah Austin, b. Feb. 26, 1849, d. June 13, 1861.
6576. HELEN KING AUSTIN, b. Dec. 15, 1853; m. Wm. C. Pendleton.
6577. HARMON AUSTIN, b. July 6, 1865; m. Sally H. Woods.
6578. MARY SACKETT AUSTIN, b. Dec. 8, 1866; m. Thomas Ross.

3772.  HARRIET SACKETT, 1825-1855, daughter of (1502) Myron and Orpha Dean Sackett, was married, Apr. 6, 1848, to CHARLES REED TURNER, 1829-1874. He was a merchant at Warren, Ohio.


6579. Ward S. Turner, b. May 2, 1849, d. June 17, 1858.

3773.  OLIVER P. SACKETT, 1828-, of Canfield, Ohio, and Cameron, Mo., son of (1502) Myron and Orpha Dean Sackett, was married, Jan. 22, 1856, to ELSIE TURNER, who died Apr. 27, 1871. On May 1, 1873, he was married to MARY E. STEVENS, who died Nov. 1, 1886. In June, 1893, he was married to ADDIE B. JONES.


6580. Emma E. Sackett, b. in 1857; d. in 1858.
6581. Charles O. Sackett, b. June 6, 1859; m. Carrie H. Green.
6582. Lelia L. Sackett, b. Nov. 30, 1863; m. Wm. J. Todd.
6583. Harry E. Sackett, b. Oct. 10, 1874; m. Hermina Reynolds.
6584. A. Minerva Sackett, b. Dec. 27, 1883.

3775.  MARY MELISSA SACKETT, 1833-1878, daughter of (1502) Myron and Orpha Dean Sackett, was married, Feb. 24, 1853, to AQUILA BRISCOE, M. D., 1818-1874.


6585. Seymour C. Briscoe, b. May 28, 1854; m. 1st, Clara B. Harper.
6586. Minnie Sackett Briscoe, b. May 11, 1858, d. Oct. 13, 1861.
6587. Frank O. Briscoe, b. Feb. 15, 1861, drowned Apr. 28, 1867.
6588. Harman Austin Briscoe, b. July 10, 1863; m. Clima Ferris.

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3776.  FLORA JANE SACKETT, 1836-1878, daughter of (1502) Myron and Orpha Dean Sackett, was married, Sept. 19, 1857, to CHARLES REED TURNER, 1824-1874, son of JAMES TURNER and his wife RACHEL REED.


6588a. Harriet Turner, b. Sept. 19, 1858, d. Jan. 25, 1859.
6589. Jennie Estelle Turner, b. Oct. 22, 1860.
6590. Harriet Sackett Turner, b. Aug. 3, 1863; m. Luther E. Wetmore.

3799.  EDWIN SACKETT, 18__-1879, of Talmadge, O., and Geneseo, N. Y., son of (1505) Clark Sackett, was married to SUSAN PARMELIA PIERCE, of Bridgeport, Conn.


6610. Willis Arthur Sackett, b. Dec. 28, 1857; m. Addie A. Paul.
6611. Herbert Irving Sackett.

3804.  HULDAH HENRIETTA SACKETT, 1816-1874, daughter of (1506) Moses and Cordelia Lavina Fox Sackett, was married to HARVEY RIPLEY.


6616. Judith Perkins Ripley, b. Dec. 2, 1838.
6617. Thomas Corwin Ripley, b. Aug. 27, 1840.
6618. Warren Lucius Ripley, b. Apr. 26, 1842.
6619. Ward Sackett Ripley, b. Apr. 24, 1844.
6620. Edgar Ripley, b. Feb. 9, 1846.
6621. Florence E. Ripley, b. Aug. 9, 1848.
6622. Emma Cordelia Ripley, b. May 25, 1857.
6623. William Ripley, b. May 5, 1859.
6624. Margaret Virginia Ripley, b. Nov. 15, 1861.

3806.  LYSANDER AUGUSTUS SACKETT, 1820-, of Ashland, Oregon, son of (1506) Moses and Cordelia Lavina Fox Sackett, was married, July 7, 1856, to HARRIET ELISABETH CRETON.


6626. Charlotte Cordelia Sackett, b. Feb. 11, 1860; m. Marion A. Johnson.
6627. Harriet Janet Sackett, b. July 30, 1862, d. Sept. 30, 1863.

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6628. Harriet Clarissa Sackett, b. Aug. 10, 1864. [Hand written note; b. Oct. 10, 1864.]
6629. Ella Jane Sackett, b. July 8, 1869; m. Joseph T. Newell. ["T" crossed out and "P" written in.]

3807.  AUGUSTUS LYSANDER SACKETT, 1820-1893, son of (1506) Moses and Cordelia Lavina Fox Sackett, was married, Jan. 18, 1842, to MIRANDA CARTER.


6630. Elisabeth H. Sackett, b. Dec. 30, 1842.
6631. Clark De Witt Sackett, b. Oct. 18, 1844.
6632. Irving D. Sackett, b. July 16, 1846.
6633. Charles C. Sackett, b. Aug. 25, 1848.
6634. Janet Helen Sackett, b. Aug. 25, 1848.
6635. Warren Victor Sackett, b. Sept. 25, 1850.

3808.  CHARLES THEODORE SACKETT, 1822-1893, son of (1506) Moses and Cordelia Lavina Fox Sackett, was married, Nov. 15, 1844, to LAURA A. BALDWIN, who died Apr. 19, 1845. His second wife was PHEBE BALDWIN.

3812.  MALINDA TANNER SACKETT, 1827-1881, daughter of (1506) Moses and Cordelia Lavina Fox Sackett, was married, Dec. 5, 1849, to SIMEON DWIGHT FORD, farmer, of the town of Washington, Conn., son of JOHN MANSFIELD FORD and his wife POLLY ANN CALHOUN. On April 18, 1883, Simeon D. Ford was married to (3818) HELEN SOPHRONIA SACKETT FORD, sister of his first wife, Malinda T. Sackett, and widow of his brother, REMUS T. FORD.

The Litchfield Enquirer, in issue of Jan. 27, 1881, contains the following:

The little hamlet of Ramford has met with an irreparable loss in the death of Mrs. Malinda (Sackett) Ford, the faithful and devoted wife of Simeon D. Ford, who entered into rest Sabbath morning, January 23d, aged 53. A personal and intimate acquaintance with the deceased as a friend, a neighbor and scholar in the Sabbath School for nearly thirty-six years, enables me to form some true estimate of her worth. A more completely developed Christian character we have rarely seen. If there was one trait more prominent in her character than others, it was fidelity. Fidelity to God and man. Fidelity as a wife, a mother, a Christian, a neighbor and friend. Modest and reticent in her manners, yet she was found cooperating in every good work. At

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