Sackett, John Blakeley

Sackett, John Blakeley

Male 1827 - 1897  (69 years)

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  • Name Sackett, John Blakeley 
    Born 18 Dec 1827  Verona, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jun 1897  Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7852  Sackett | Descendants of John Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2011 

    Father Sackett, Samuel,   b. 2 Mar 1771, North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1851  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Denison, Sally,   b. 11 Aug 1781,   d. 17 May 1853  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1806  New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F3204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lincoln, Mary B.,   d. Unknown 
    Married 12 Oct 1844  Rome, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Ida,   b. 22 Jul 1845,   d. 7 Dec 1847  (Age 2 years)
     2. Sackett, Emma Adelia,   b. 10 Nov 1849,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F3206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 French, Mary R.,   d. Unknown 
    Married 18 Mar 1897 
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F3207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1827 - Verona, Oneida, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1844 - Rome, Oneida, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jun 1897 - Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Weygant, pages 256-257:
      John B. Sackett was married Oct. 12, 1844, at Rome N. Y., to Mary B. Lincoln, daughter of Gilman Lincoln and his wife Sally ____?. On Mar. 18, 1897, three months previous to his death, Mr. Sackett was married to his second wife, Mrs. Mary R. French. The following is copied from the Buffalo Evening News of June 19, 1897:

      John B. Sackett , ex-Postmaster and ex-County Treasurer, one of the prominent citizens of Buffalo, died suddenly this morning of congestion of the liver.

      Mr. Sackett lived at 68 Auburn Avenue. His age was 76 years.

      John B. Sackett was born at Verona, Oneida County, in 1827. When a young man he came to Buffalo. Mr. Sackett had been a teacher and a superintendent of schools at Trenton, Oneida County, and continued that avocation as principal of the school at Black Rock, later known as School 18. By the incorporation of Black Rock with Buffalo, Mr. Sackett became a teacher in the schools of Buffalo, and in 1854 was transferred to School 4, where he taught for nine years. He was then elected Superintendent of Schools, and at the expiration of his term two years later, became superintendent of School 4 of Buffalo, when Black Rock was annexed to Buffalo at that time.

      Mr. Sackett was elected Alderman from the Second Ward in 1878, and that year was president of the Common Council. In 1879 he was chairman of the committee on schools. He has always been a zealous Democrat and an earnest supporter and friend of Grover Cleveland. He was one of the first who induced Mr. Cleveland to accept the nomination for Mayor of Buffalo. He assisted in the organization of the Buffalo Democratic Club, and was for a time, its president.

      For years Mr. Sackett has been very prominent in the affairs of the Masonic fraternity, and the esteem entertained for him by his brethren has on several occasions been manifested by the high honors conferred on him. He has occupied the exalted positions of Deputy Grand Master for this district of the State, Assistant Grand Lecturer, Worshipful Master of the Ancient Landmarks Lodge, and thrice Illustrious Master of the Grand Council of the State of New York. At the time of his death he was a member of Queen City Lodge, Keystone Chapter and Council, Hugh DePayne Commandery. He was president of the Masonic Life Association of Western New York, which office he filled until the time of his death.

      On March 6, 1887, President Cleveland, at the request of a large majority of the citizens of Buffalo, appointed Mr. Sackett Postmaster of buffalo, which office he held until July 1, 1890. The press, both Democratic and Republican, indorsed his appointment in the highest terms. In the Democratic convention of 1890 he was nominated for County Treasurer by acclamation, and he was elected.

      Mr. Sackett was the author of "Masonic Service for the Burial of the Deadand Lodge of Sorrow," published in 1870.

  • Sources 
    1. [S242] Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. VII, David Lines Jacobus, v7p1585; cites NHx (Reliability: 3).


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