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51 Sackett, Mary S.; d. 3-2-1868, aged 8m 6d (d/o G. W. & S. H. Sackett).
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Mary S. Sackett
Birth: 1867; Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1868; Pike County, Illinois, USA
Johnson New Philadelphia Cemetery, Pike County, Illinois, USA

d/o George Washington Sackett & Susan Helen Heigh Sackett

Family links:
George Washington Sackett (1841 - 1897)
Susan Helena Heigh Sackett (1849 - 1929)

Created by: Alvin Oglesby
Record added: Apr 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36254931 
Sackett, Mary Susan (I11153)
52 Seven Generations - the Role of Chief

"If you ask me what is the most important thing that I have learned about being a Haudenosaunee, it's the idea that we are connected to a community, but a community that transcends time.

We're connected to the first Indians who walked on this earth, the very first ones, however long ago that was. But we're also connected to those Indians who aren't even born yet, who are going to walk this earth. And our job in the middle is to bridge that gap. You take the inheritance from the past, you add to it, your ideas and your thinking, and you bundle it up and shoot it to the future. And there is a different kind of responsibility. That is not just about me, my pride and my ego, it's about all that other stuff. We inherit a duty, we inherit a responsibility. And that's pretty well drummed into our heads. Don't just come here expecting to benefit. You come here to work hard so that the future can enjoy that benefit."

Rick Hill Sr. (Tuscarora)
Chair, Haudenosaunee Stabding Committee on NAGPRA

The Seventh Generation philosophy is integral to Haudenosaunee life. It intensifies the bond of community, promotes stability, and provides concrete values with which each person can test his or her everyday actions. Although the Haudenosaunee practice ancient traditions, their culture is not frozen in the past. Their ability to adapt to dramatic change and survive on their own terms is historically proven, but they are equally focused on the security of future generations.

"The Peacemaker taught us about the Seven Generations. He said, when you sit in council for the welfare of the people, you must not think of yourself or of your family, not even of your generation. He said, make your decisions on behalf of the seven generations coming, so that they may enjoy what you have today."

Oren Lyons (Seneca)
Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation

"We really do see ourselves as part of a community, the immediate community, the Native American community, but part of your nation and the Confederacy. And if you have been given responsibilities within that structure, you must really attend to those responsibilities. You start to think in terms of the people who come after me. Those faces that are coming from beneath the earth that are yet unborn, is the way we refer to that. They are going to need the same things that we have found here, they would like the earth to be as it is now, or a little better.

Everything that we have now is the result of our ancestors who handed forth to us our language, the preservation of the land, our way of life and the songs and dances. So now we will maintain those and carry those on for future generations."

G. Peter Jemison
Faithkeeper, Cattaraugus Reservation
Seneca Nation

The Haudenosaunee say that their chiefs "hold the law, the people and the religion in the palm of their hand, and it is their sacred trust and duty to assure the safety of all that for the generations to come."

In American society, the term "chief" is evocative of the concepts of "executive," "power," and perhaps "control," but that is not true within Haudenosaunee culture. Their chiefs are called "Hoyaneh" meaning "Caretakers of the Peace." Traditionally they are male leaders chosen to be the "voice" of their clan in council meetings. Each nation and each clan within the Confederacy may have a different number of chiefs, but all of the Hoyaneh have the same power and authority. Despite long-standing misconceptions, there is no such thing as a "head" chief or "head" Sachem in Haudenosaunee culture.

A Haudenosaunee chief is still condoled or installed in ancient tradition, and must accept his duties for the rest of his life. Those responsibilities have not changed since Ely Parker received his instructions in 1851: "The thickness of your skin shall be seven spans - which is to say that you shall be proof against anger, offensive actions and criticism. Your heart shall be filled with peace and good will and your mind filled with a yearning for the welfare of the people of the Confederacy. With endless patience you shall carry out your duty and your firmness shall be tempered with tenderness for your people. Neither anger nor fury shall find lodgment in your mind and all your actions and words shall be marked with calm deliberation."

Parker, Col. Ely Samuel (I51858)
53 SOURCE: THE CLAPP MEMORIAL - Record of the Clapp Family In America, Ebenezer Clapp Compiler. David Clapp & Son, Publishers, 564 Washington Street, Boston Mass. 1876 with addedum from family gatherings 1870 & 1873 Quinton Publications, Inc., 22 Delta Drive, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Compact Disc C-65 (571) Copyright 2001. Page 30, Cite - 204.
1850 U.S. Federal Census: Massachusetts - Hampshire County - Northampton.
(Ancestry.COM Image#91 of 128) P. 119 Age 60, b. Massachusetts.
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The BLAKELEY - MARRA Family Archive
Entries: 36153 Updated: 2007-11-28 02:43:16 UTC (Wed) Contact: william blakeley
Name: Edward Clapp
Birth: 3 AUG 1816
SOURCE: THE CLAPP MEMORIAL - Record of the Clapp Family In America, Ebenezer Clapp Compiler. David Clapp & Son, Publishers, 564 Washington Street, Boston Mass. 1876 with addedum from family gatherings 1870 & 1873 Quinton Publications, Inc., 22 Delta Drive, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Compact Disc C-65 (571) Copyright 2001. Page 30.

Father: Henry Clapp b: 7 NOV 1789
Mother: Nancy Root b: 2 MAY 1790 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusets

Marriage 1 Cynthia Sackett
* Married: 20 APR 1843

Marriage 2 Angeline C. Adams
* Married: 19 MAY 1847

1. Edward Thompson Clapp b: 14 FEB 1851
Vital Records of West Springfield to 1850; LDS Film #0496944 
Clapp, Edward (I31013)
54 State of Michigan Return of Marriages; Calhoun County
Year ending December 31, 1872; Page 128; Record No. 1492
Groom name: Edgar Daniel Sackett
Groom race or color (on document):W.
Groom age: 25 years
Groom birth year: 47
Groom birth place: Steuben Co., NY
Bride name: Sarah Almeda Ryan
Bride race or color (on document): W
Bride age: 18 years
Bride birth year: 1892
Bride birth place: South Bend, Ind.
Marriage date: 5 May 1872
Marriage place: Marshall, Michigan
1880 Census; Bellevue, Eaton, Michigan
FHL Film: 1254578; NA Film No.: T9-0578
Page No.: 261D
Almeda SACKETT, Wife, M, Female, W, 27, MI, Keeping House, NY, MI 
Ryan, Sarah Almeda (I383)
55 The Circle is Complete

The Tonawanda Parkers shared an attitude toward adversity: "Spend no time mourning the failures of the past. Tears make a bitter throat. Look ahead, there is more work to do." With his Wall Street fortunes lost, Ely Parker simply moved on. He tried to reenter engineering, but found his skills were out of date. "The profession ran away from me," Parker wrote. "Young men were wanted for their activity, and the old men were discarded."

In 1876, Parker finally found a steady job as a desk clerk with the New York City Police Department. It was his final career, one with little responsibility and very modest pay, but while in New York Parker joined veterans' organizations and for a time revived his career as a public speaker. When Minnie Parker gave birth to the couple's only child, Maud, in 1878, Ely became a devoted father.

Then another woman entered Parker's life: a poet and student of the Haudenosaunee named Harriet Maxwell Converse. Their deep friendship and Converse's gentle questions revived Parker's interest in his traditional culture. He began to question his life's path, and to assess the price of walking in two worlds. Although he regretted many of his actions, Do-Ne-Ho-Ga-Wa-'s spirit was rekindled.

Parker spent his last years on earth battling kidney disease, diabetes, and a serious of strokes. In 1895, he went to bed early and died in his sleep.

The Haudenosaunee see all of life as a circle, and in death, Ely Parker returned to his beginnings. In 1897 his body was re-interred in Seneca homelands in western New York, next to the grave of the Seneca orator Red Jacket. And with that, the last element of his mother's prophetic dream was fulfilled. The circle was complete.  
Parker, Col. Ely Samuel (I51858)
56 The Era of "Robin's Nest"

Ely Parker was 43 years old when he left Washington D.C. for the last time. He was emotionally and physically drained by the months of scandal, and spent some time rebuilding his strength in a New Jersey spa. His future was uncertain: Parker was through with politics and would not return to live at Tonawanda. Fortunately, Minnie Parker stepped forward with a plan, a destination, and -- as it turned out -- a whole new career for the former Indian Commissioner.

"Seeing the disappointment in Ely's face, knowing he had been disgraced in front of his friends, Minnie decided to take him away from politics and Washington society. And they went to Fairfield, Connecticut where she had family and friends, and where Ely would have opportunities for a fresh start."

Jare Cardinal
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Robin's Nest, Fairfiled, Connecticut
Robin's Nest, Fairfield, Connecticut

They called their new home "Robin's Nest," and it was the setting for some of the couple's happier years. The Parker's three-acre homestead was nestled among wealthy neighbors. Oliver Burr Jennings lived next door; he was a brother-in-law to William Rockefeller, and a stockholder and director in Standard Oil. It may have been Jennings who mentored Parker's new interest in Wall Street investments.

"There are accounts of Parker commuting into New York City, which many people did from Fairfield. There are other stories of his investments into various other businesses. There really is very little documentation of this period of his life. What is clear is that he made a great deal of money."

William Armstrong
Parker Biographer
Wall Street
Wall Street

Parker relaxed into his life as a wealthy businessman; New York City and Wall Street dominated his daytime hours, and at night he was one of many husbands greeted at the train station by "the female contingent in stylish vehicles and becoming apparel." The Parkers were warmly welcomed into Fairfield society; Minnie was a popular hostess, and Ely gained a reputation for his unparalleled wine cellar and his skill as a billiards player. For almost five years, the Parkers enjoyed the best of everything -- the finest carriage and horses, a house full of servants -- and it is said that Ely even had hired a "Negro bodyguard."

In 1873, Ely's fortunes began to evaporate; first with the failure of Jay Cooke and Company, then the collapse of the Freedman's Bank. Those disasters were followed by the failure of an insurance company and the folding of a publishing venture. The Parkers were able to keep their Fairfield home, but by 1876, finances forced Ely to look for basic employment. His business career had ended -- he would have to start his life all over again.  
Parker, Col. Ely Samuel (I51858)
57 The Rift Widens

While still a Civil War soldier, Ely Parker wrote his brother that he proposed "by and by to come home and settle down once more on my farm, and go to work as all honest men do. I want you to lay up in your mind the conviction that I am coming home again to gladden by my presence the heart of such relations and friends as think well of me." But Ely would never return to live at Tonawanda. When the war ended, he followed Grant to Washington. A newspaper report noted his presence for the review of troops on May 26, 1865: "Beside General Grant is a huge Colonel, dusky-faced, and with such high cheekbones that we recognize him at once for an aboriginal. He is one of Grant's favored aides, and has so intensely imbibed the spirit of the North, that a few days ago he said: "You white men are Christians, and may forgive the murder (of President Abraham Lincoln) I am of a race which never forgives the murder of a friend.""

Ely Parker had spent a great deal of time with Abraham Lincoln at General Grant's Union headquarters at City Point, Virginia. The President would often sit by Parker and go over telegrams as they came in, updating the war's progress. Parker said he and Lincoln had numerous conversations about federal Indian policies, and their acquaintance was strong enough that after Appomattox, he went to the White House to show Lincoln his Red Jacket medal. Ely was one of the last to see the President alive. His visit was on Good Friday, the same day Lincoln was shot while attending a play at Ford's Theatre.

Parker remained in the nation's capital, assisting in the administration of the post-war demobilization. Grant had him transferred from the Volunteers into the regular Army and through a series of brevets he became a Brigadier General. Parker was also called upon to exercise his knowledge in Indian affairs. In 1865, he was part of a commission sent to meet with native nations that had allied themselves with the Confederacy. In 1866, he aided in the investigation of the Fetterman massacre, in which 81 U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed outside Fort Phil Kearney by Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians. Parker concluded that the commander of the fort had exercised little discipline with his garrison, and had taken few precautions against Indian hostilities. He faulted Fetterman for disobeying orders, and his commander for not sending reinforcements until it was too late. Parker further stated that the hostile Sioux (Lakota) "will not come to terms and they should be promptly and severely punished." As federal "peace" commissioners approached meetings with the Brule and Ogalala Sioux, they tapped Parker to speak for them. He introduced himself to the 2,500 Indians present as the spokesman for their "great grandfather, the President of the United States," who was "sick in his mind" by the Indian warfare. In remarks recorded by the New York Herald, Parker said President Johnson "would like to have all the Indians live together as good neighbors, but to do this, they must have a permanent home. They must have a place where the white man will not disturb or molest them."

At the same time Ely's diplomatic efforts were winning praise in Washington, his rift with the Tonawanda Senecas was widening. In a letter to his brother Nic, Parker said he was tired of the Tonawandas' "unending whims and imaginary troubles. I could without expense to my people attend to their necessary business. If however, they prefer to have it their own way, I shall not complain or interfere. You know that our family has always been grossly maligned by the Indians, and I for one want to give them as little cause as possible for doing so."

"Ely Parker knew he was resented. They (the Senecas) didn't like his elevation as a Sachem and they didn't like his elevation as an academic. And while they had a great appreciation of his war exploits, that wasn't sufficient to undermine the jealousies. In the letter to Nic, he tells him that he's the person that Grant and the administration -- all the administration -- consult about American Indian affairs. And when it comes to Tonawanda and Iroquois matters, he's the consultant. He explains to Nic that every question, whether it's a new church bell or a steeple or an improvement or an increase in annuities, comes to him for decision. And whatever he decides is government policy. But he says to his brother, don't tell any Indians that, they are too ignorant to understand what I am doing. That's his word: "ignorant. What does he mean by ignorant? He means physically, these people do not understand the world that he's moving in, and moving in still for them. They simply have no capacity to understand where he's at or what he's doing. They don't speak English; remember, as late as his death (1895) two-thirds of Seneca people did not write or read English. A substantial portion, probably over half, didn't speak English. There's no way they could literally know what he is doing, or appreciate it. That's what he meant by ignorant. Their worlds were separate, and he was on the other side of a world that the great majority of his people had not crossed into.

And certainly in terms of his own people he got above himself. Why? Because he was a person of enormous talent, and people recognized and fostered that talent, they appreciated it. They supported it, educationally, materially, emotionally. They kept telling him how great he was. They knew he was great and they said he was great. His whole life people came to up to him and said, you're a great man. This is not a diet that leads to humility or modesty in a people in which leaders were supposed to be modest; more modest than other people. And were supposed to be poorer than other people. In which people are not supposed to get above themselves. Yes, he's a tall tree. He's one of the Sachems, but all of the tall trees are supposed to be of equal height. He's gotten in terms of his own people, an over-swelled head of no small proportions and that's traditionally resented, as well as personally a subject of jealousy."

Stephen Saunders Webb, Ph.D.
Maxwell School, Syracuse University

The breach with the Tonawandas widened in 1867, when Ely married Minnie Orton Sackett. He was 39, she was an 18-year-old white woman, a capital city belle. Traditional Haudenosaunee oppose interracial marriages because cultural descent is matriarchal. By marrying a white woman, Parker disenfranchised any children he may have had from ever being enrolled as a Seneca.

Washington society was also taken aback by the union. Ely and Minnie had to endure disapproving stares and racist comments printed in capital papers. Yet none of that impaired Parker's political ascension; in 1869, Ulysses S. Grant was sworn in as President of the United States, and one of his first acts was to appoint Ely S. Parker as Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

"No Native American had ever held that position before. It was brand new. But it was well-received. The Senate without hesitation confirmed it."

William Armstrong
Parker Biographer

"As Commissioner of Indian Affairs, first of all he continued the program that he had laid out to Grant and to Lincoln at the Army Headquarters in City Point in 1864 and '65, first of all the Peace Policy. A policy of moving from military extermination of Native people, to establishing peace with them."

Stephen Saunders Webb, Ph.D.
Maxwell School, Syracuse University

"I believe that his politics are right, that if you fulfill your promises to Indians, you deliver the treaty goods, you deliver food, the services you promise, you won't have a war with Indians. A lot of people don't realize that's what it was about back then."

Rick Hill Sr. (Tuscarora)
Chair: Haudenosaunee Standing Committee on NAGPRA

"His idea was, let's put these people on reservations, they're in a controlled space. But it was important not only to put them in this controlled space, but let's educate them. Let's teach them the things they need to know in order to survive and move into the next century."

Jare Cardinal
Rochester Museum & Science Center

"He said that the way for Indians to survive was to become humanized. What was it that he didn't see in us that was human? Become civilized; how come he didn't think we were good enough as we were. And then ultimately to become Christianized. Now those were the things that he said were standard Indian policy. All the reformers believed that. I think in one sense Parker was saying that because he thought that was what the white man wanted to hear."

Rick Hill Sr. (Tuscarora)
Chair: Haudenosaunee Standing Committee on NAGPRA

When Parker took office, the so-called Indian Wars were at crisis levels; in 1868 it was estimated that they cost the U.S. government one million dollars per Indian killed. Western Indian nations were trying to defend their homelands against a tidal wave of white settlers drawn to the frontier by the discovery of gold, a new transcontinental railroad, and the Homestead Act. Parker's goal was simple: peace at all costs, and his philosophy and policies were outlined in his first Commissioner's report of 1869. Although his efforts slowed the pace of the wars, Parker incited controversy with an 1870 show of force. A Piegan Band of Blackfeet Indians had robbed and killed white settlers and Parker sent the information on to the War Department with a request that prompt measures be taken. U.S. troops headed to Montana led by an Army Colonel and Civil War veteran named Eugene Baker.

"And about 170 men, women and children were killed, at a time when this particular town of Piegan people had tried to signal to the attacking United States forces that they were neutral, they were pro-United States, they were not enemies. But Baker continued to fire into their town and they slaughtered all of these people. It was such and atrocity that Congress investigated it. And during that investigation, because of this loyalty that had developed during the Civil War, Ely Parker sided with Colonel Baker. He said that it was the Indians' fault, they had brought it on themselves."

Robert W. Venables, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, American Indian Studies
Cornell University

"You can look at Parker's years as Commissioner in two ways: Ely was using his abilities and powers to do what he thought best to help stop the wars, to help Indians out west adapt to change. But if you look at Ely Parker from the standpoint of the Senecas, and perhaps the Indian nations in confusion out west, he was a traitor. He was no longer a cultural bridge. He was someone who had accepted white society and the values of white society as being all important, all encompassing and he had forgotten who he was. He was not someone you could rely on to help you survive into the future."

Jare Cardinal
Rochester Museum & Science Center  
Parker, Col. Ely Samuel (I51858)
58 Two Row Wampum: Symbol of Sovereignty; Metaphor for Life

Two Row Wampum Belt

The Two Row Wampum Belt is central to Haudenosaunee culture. It is called the "Gaswehntha," and is a visual record of the very first treaty made with 17th century Europeans. Its oral history has been preserved for centuries. Ely Parker probably heard it while still a youth at Tonawanda. The Two Row Wampum Belt defines Haudenosaunee status with the outside world as sovereign - separate but equal. That principle is represented on the belt as two lines of purple on a field of white.

"The purple lines represent the Haudenosaunee travelling in their canoe. Parallel to them, but not touching, is the path of the boat of the Europeans that came here.

In our canoe is our way of life, our language, our law and our customs and traditions. And in the boat, likewise, are the European language, customs, traditions, and law. We have said, "Please don't get out of your boat and try to steer our canoe. And we won't get out of our canoe and try to steer your boat." We're going to accept each other as sovereign - we're going to travel down the river of life together, side by side."

G. Peter Jemison
Faithkeeper, Cattaraugus Reservation,
Seneca Nation

There is another level to the Two Row interpretation, a warning against cultural seductions, and the perils of walking in two worlds. Even as they formed the 17th century treaty with the Europeans, Haudenosaunee leaders knew that some of their people would leave the canoe to ride the white man's boat. And some white men would join the Six Nations, but the ones in most danger were those who had one foot in each - the "two-minded person" who tried to balance astride canoe and boat. The warning could have been written for Ely Parker.

"The chiefs said that some time in the future, a big wind would come and blow the two vessels apart. And those standing with one foot in the boat and one in the canoe would fall into the river of life, and no power this side of the creation could save them."

Oren Lyons (Seneca)
Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation

"Because of the way that I live and the things that I do to make a living, I'm always asking myself, which line am I walking on? Is it the old Indian line or is it the white man's line? Oftentimes I feel like I'm jumping back and forth between the two. So I look at Ely Parker and I figure he had to ask himself the same questions: who do I want to be? What kind of Indian do I want to be? How am I going to work for the people? What vision do I have for us? So I'm constantly using him for my own personal metaphor to remind myself: don't go too far, be careful what you do, and remember those underlying values. That's what the work's all about, and when you forget those underlying values, it begins to fall apart quickly.

At the same time I use him as a metaphor to say, well, sometimes you strike out, but you have to get back up! When I think about Parker, he learned a valuable lesson, but the betrayal of it was that he just got mad and went off to Connecticut, rather than come back here and say, "Okay, now that I know the other side, now I know how they think, I'm back here to use that old Seneca mentality for the fight - do it again, but do it better!" And that was the frustrating part of it for me in looking at his life, was that he gave up. We can't give up on our communities. If everyone did what Parker did, then we wouldn't have anything today."

Rick Hill Sr. (Tuscarora)

Chair, Haudenosaunee Standing Committee on NAGPRA
Parker, Col. Ely Samuel (I51858)
59 Willis And Dorothy Sackett
«tab»Celebrated their 60th wedding anniversay on Feb. 2,2008. They were united in marriage on Jan. 31,1948 in Anamosa, Iowa. They had ten children, 21 grandchildren, and nine great- grandchildren. Willis (known as Bill) also is celebrating his 95th birthday on Feb. 9th. Willis is the son of Mathew Dunham Jr. and Bertha Sackett. - [Robert Sackett] 
Sackett, Willis Alden (I15755)
60 X Ackley Sackett's 2nd wife was Edith Fetterly. They had a son, Butler Thomas Sackett, born 25 Apr 1912 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey. Evidently X Ackley and Edith separated following the birth of their son. In 1920 Edith was enumerated as Edith Sackett, married, in the household of her Aunt, Maria Fisher. It appears Edith Sackett was in a hospital for the insane in 1930.

Harry's son, Robert Sackett, says that following an appearance of X Ackley Sackett on October 18, 1913 in Frederick, Maryland "Henry came home to find their child on the bed next to a bottle of sleeping pills, and Edith was not there. My guess is she probably went back home to Pennsylvania where her uncle and aunt lived. In her defense, I think it is safe to say that Henry was not an easy man to settle down with. Ironic that Henry, who probably left a spouse to raise children on her own, is left with a child to raise on his own."

"I speculate that Henry and his child then go back to Michigan for a time, where he still has friends and relatives. On December 3, 1914, the Rev. George P.T Sargent at the Grace Episcopal Church of Grand Rapids, baptizes the child with the name Henry Ackley Sackett Jr. His father would always call him "Buddy." We know him better as Harry."

"He traveled the country as a child with his father, Henry (X) Ackley Sackett. He appears in the clown suit at age eight in 1920 as a toy demonstrator. The outfit was made by X. Ackley himself. They were in Michigan in 1923 when they visited X. Ackley's cousins. Young Harry worked as a page boy at the Hotel Fresno in 1924/5 and there is a picture attached from that time. This is very much how Harry would have appeared when he is separated from his father a few months later in Portland, OR. Harry, at thirteen, was in the custody of the Public Welfare Bureau and the plan was for him to ship out with the Merchant Marine. As I understand it, a women at the Bureau saw some promise in Harry, and had a sister in Marshfield,OR whose married name was Anna Huggins. Henry and Anna Huggins take Harry in on what may have been a temporary basis. They write to X. Ackley's cousins to get their opinion of young Harry. They write back, from White Cloud, Michigan, March 23, 1926:
"We all thought Henry Ackley Sackett Jr. a bright, keen boy, whom his father dearly loved. He would be greatly relieved and pleased to know that his son has found friends and can have a good steady home and a chance for an education. I truly hope you will keep him and that he will appreciate his chance for a good life before him, and be worthy of your efforts to befriend him."
"Keep him they do. The Huggins appear in the 1930 Census, and seventeen year old Harry is listed as a lodger."

Following his graduation from high school, in 1934, Harry entered Walla Walla College in South East, Washington. The school is now Walla Walla University, a Seventh Adventist school. The school is located in College Place, Walla Walla, Washington.
1930 Census; Precinct 2, Marshfield, Coos, Oregon
SD No. 6; ED No. 6-21; Sheet No. 4A [stamped 85]; April 7-8, 1930
509 Centeral Avenue
Huggins, Henry H., Head, M, W, 59, M, 32, Washington, England, Finland, Agent, Life Insurance
Huggins, Anna M., Wife, F, W, 51, M, 43, Iowa, Germany, New Jersey, None
Sackett, Henry A., Ward crossed out/Lodger, M, W, 17, S, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, None
Farley, August F., Lodger, M, W, 68, S, Sweden, Sweden, Sweden, Imm. 1884, Janitor, Masonic Temple
During the time Harry was attending Walla Walla College, he wrote letters to Mrs. Huggins, calling her "Mother." During his time at the college, he was able to visit his father in the facility in Pendleton, Oregon.
Due to the hard times during the Great Depression, Harry left college before graduatiing and went to California where he worked at several different occupations. His letters to his "Mother" in Oregon continued, giving an account of his movements. Near the end of his time in California he was hired to drive a man on an extended journey throughout the western states. During that trip, Harry was able to visit his father in Pendleton for what was probably the last time he saw him.
1940 Census; Marshfield, Election Precinct 20 Marshfield Central 2, Coos, Oregon
SD No. 4; ED No. 6-10, Sheet No. 5B; April 8-13, 1940
Line 41
509 Central Avenue
Household 133
Huggins, Henry, Head, M, W, 69, M, Washington, Same house in 1935, ---
Huggins, Anna M., Wife, F, W, 61, M, Iowa, Same house in 1935, ---
Line 58; 137 South 4th Street
Household 140
Sackett, Harry, Head, M, W, 27, M, New Jersey, Same Place in 1935, Mechanic, Typewriter
Sackett, Frances, Wife, F, W, 21, M, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California in 1935, ---
United States Social Security Death Index
Age: 87
Given Name: Harry
Middle Name: A
Surname: Sackett
Birth Date: 25 Apr 1912
State: Oregon
Last Place of Residence: Corvallis, Benton, Oregon
Previous Residence Postal Code: 97333
Event Date: 06 Nov 1999
Harry A Sackett
Birth: Apr. 25, 1912; Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1999; Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA

Family links:
Frances R Conliffe Sackett (1918 - 1953)
Barbara Lou Callaway Sackett (1932 - 2012)*


Created by: Sue Wehnert Guss
Record added: Oct 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99656470
Sackett, Henry Ackley Jr. (I38810)
61 "... Hugh, who owns the farm settled by Samuel Sackett in 1788; ..." - [The Genealogical and Personal History of Fayett County Pennsylvania by John W. Jordan, 1912, Vol. II, p. 344]
Hugh was enumeragted twice in 1880:
1880 Census; Springhill, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film: 1255130; NA Film Number:T9-1130
Page Number: 483B
[in household of his father]
Hugh SACKET, Son, S, Male, W, 20, PA, At Home, PA, PA
1880 Census; George's, Fayette, PA,
Film T9-1129; Page 217B
Hugh SACKETT, Self, M, M, W, 20, PA, Farmer, PA, PA
Anna SACKETT, Wife, F, M, W, 19, PA, Housekeeper, PA, PA
Supplied by Ted C. Smith:
From Rook, C.A. (1923). Western Pennsylvanians: A work for newspaper and library reference (pp. 556, 568). Pittsburgh, PA: Western Pennsylvania Biographical Association.

Hugh Rosboro Sackett, son of William C. Sackett and Parmelia (Eberhart) Sackett, was born in New Geneva, Pa., March 12, 1860. Receiving his preparatory education in the common schools he later attended the Old Georges Creek Academy.

Beginning his business career at the age of fourteen he worked for six years on the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, running from Cumberland, Md., to Alexandria, Va. He later went to Pittsburgh, Pa., and worked in mills and on street cars.

About 1882 he entered the saw mill and lumber business and remained actively identified with his various interests until 1890 when he took up the business of dealing in cattle and followed same for a period of ten years.

In 1900 he entered into business relationship with W. W. Parshall of Uniontown, Pa., which partnership built the H. R. Sackett Coal & Coke Company works near Outcrop, Pa., which he is still operating. In 1904 the same partnership purchased the Dr. Baton farm and part of the Joseph Burchinal farm, located in Fayette County and formed the Sackett Coal & Coke Co., building what is known as the Crystal works which was operated until 1911 when it was sold together with the Madison coke plant, same having been purchased in Westmoreland County. In 1917 the partnership consisting of Mr. Sackett and Mr. Parshall purchased 150 acres of coal from the Rich Hill Coke Company of Uniontown and organized the Harah Coal & Coke Company. An operation was built on these holdings which is active at the present time.

On October 30, 1879, Mr. Sackett married Miss Annie N. Vance and they have two sons and two daughters: Alexander A., Harry C., Goldie Lea, wife of W. H. Ramsey of Fairchance, Pa., and Laura A., wife of Dr. A. R. Kramer of Uniontown, Pa. His residence address is Smithfield, Pa.
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery-Smithfield
Compiled by Jane McCann Walsh and E. M. Whetsel
SACKETT, Hugh R., 3/12/1860-3/20/1947 
Sackett, Hugh Rosboro (I4062)
62 "... my Brother Joel
has been daed 11 years left nine children (viz:) Anna - Haman - Joel -
Elijah Gosbec - Lydia - Belinda - Mirandy - Jonathan Sackett - Anson
all Married except Belinda. six of them live west of Lake Champlain
in the State of New York one in Ferresburg the other two in Monkton.
the widow is for the most part healthy. lives with her children
sometimes on one side of the Lake and sometimes the other she is
now the other side but we hear from them often"
[from a letter written July 28, 1811, by Eleazer Finney]
Statement read at the funeral of Anna, his widow, says that she had been a widow for 45 years when she died in 1844. 
Finney, Joel (I2721)
63 "... now resides [1912] in Smithfield, Pennsylvania." - [The Genealogical and Personal History of Fayett County Pennsylvania by John W. Jordan, 1912, Vol. II, p. 344]
Year 1850; Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Roll: M432_779; Page: 115; August 1, 1850
Louiza B. Sackett, 7, F, --, Pa
Year: 1860; Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Post Office: Repparts Cross Roads
Roll: M653_1109; Page: 558; July 12, 1860
Lawisa (Louisa) Hackette, 15, F, Pennsylvania , Attending school
Year: 1870; Springhill, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Post Office: Masontown
Roll: M593_1343; Page: 462; Image: 351; August 22, 1870
Sackett, Louisa, 20, F, M, At Home, Penna
Fayette County Genealogy Project
Old Frame Presbyterian Church Cemetery-Nicholson Township
Compiled by Lanny Golden and E. M. Whetsel
Sackett, R Louisa; 3/8/1844-3/5/1913
Fayette County Genealogy Project
Oak Hill Baptist Cemetery - Nicholson Twp.
Compiled from records by Lanny Golden and E. M. Whetsel
Sackett, R Louisa; b. 3/8/1844; d. 3/5/1913 
Sackett, R. Louisa (I4059)
64 "...Dr. and Mrs. Howard Eastman. Mrs Eastman is the great-great-granddaughter of the original owner [Hiram Sackett]." - Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN., 25 Feb 1976 Borden, Betty Millicent (I12829)
65 "238-Elisabeth Sacket, 1734-___?, daughter of (60) Benoni Sacket and Mindwell Smith, was married, Mar. 6, 1755, to John Shepard, 1733-___?, son of John Shepard and Elisabeth Noble. They resided at Hebron, Washington County, N. Y." [Weygant, pg 110]
Westfield Town Records:
ELIZABETH SACKET, b. September 13, 1734 [A:190].
Westfield Town Records include the marriage intentions of John Hicks and Polly Sacket, then list all 13 children and their birth dates. 
Sacket, Elizabeth (I5446)
66 "A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Who setteled at Cambridge, Mass., in 1632: at Hartford, Conn., in 1636; and at Killingworth, Conn., in 1663." Edward A. Claypool and Azalea Clizbee, Vol. 2, edited by Chester Caulfield Kelsey, 1929; Pg. 312-313

Heth Kelsey, son of Simeon Kelsey and Nelly Sackett, was born about 1756, at Kent. He married, April 30, 1778, at Washington[probably CT], Rhode Guthrie.

Heth Kelsey was called " of Kent" in the marriage record, and resided at that place and at south Bainbridge, now Afton, Chenango County, N.Y.
Bailey's Connecticut Marriages
Orra Kelsey George, Cortland, N.Y. 
Kelsey, Heth (I24036)
67 "A History of the South Amenia Presbyterian Church of Union
Society 1759-1959" by Ruth E. Barlow.
Rev. Knibloe resigned in March 1777, and the book does not state who
performed the following marriages:
22 Jun. 1784....Reuben Wilcox of Paulin's Precinct and Chloe Sackett of
Family F22617
68 "A Shouting Methodist" - [Anna E. Dunn Snyder Bajoras]
Death date calculated from est. birth of last child.
Find A Grave Memorial
Jemima (Thomas) Dunkin
Birth: 1770; New York, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1852; Quincy, Owen County, Indiana, USA

Wife of John Dunkin

Family links:
John Dunkin (1772 - 1842)
Eleanor Dunkin Reeves (1800 - 1863)
John Dunkin (1810 - 1881)
David Dunkin (1812 - 1884)

Dunkin Cemetery, Quincy, Owen County, Indiana, USA

Created by: Bill Mason
Record added: May 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7444314
Headstone picture added by: Bill Mason 
Thomas, Jemima (I21173)
69 "Amanda Fields, like many other Cherokee girls was sought after by young army officers stationed at Fort Gibson, and was married to Delos B. Sackett who was afterward brevet major general and Inspector General of the United States Army."
"Died on the 8th.,(Little Rock) Mrs. Amanda Sackett, wife of Lt. D. B. Sackett of the 1st. Dragoons . . . her little girl was only one with her . . . her husband at far off post." (Arkansas Gazette), August 9, 1849.) 
Fields, Amanda (I1539)
70 "August 6, 1878, William Bray Hardy (32 year old house painter) of Salisbury, married Sarah J. Stevens (22, and also of Salisbury) in Newburyport. ... The first marriage for both was performed by William P. Ray, Clergyman of Newburyport."
"For some reason, the record is Xed out. (Vol. 298, p. 248)"
"August 6, 1878, entry is repeated but not Xed out, on p. 274 of Vol. 298."
[Source: Connell O'Donovan; «i»"Boston Mormons"«/i»; p. 140]
{Note by Thurmon King: The entry in Vol. 298 would have been a repeat of the entry in Vol. 274.] 
Family F23154
71 "Betty" (prob. error for Patty) [Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. VII, Families of Ancient New Haven, Sackett, Page 1587]
"[Jehiel Baldwin] ...His wife, whose maiden name was Margaret Sackett. went West after his death, but returned to Perry after a few months' absence, and died in 1876, in Ohio.
[History of the Western Reserve, Vol. II; By Harriet Taylor Upton; Harry Gardner Cutler, Editor of the Lewis Publishing Company; And a staff of Leading Citizens collaborated on the Counties and Biographies; The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago - New York, 1910; p. 1235]
Note: There is conflicting information concerning the name of Jeheil's wife. Jacobus has "Betty" or Patty while the History of the Western Reserve has her name as Margaret. However the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses and the Perry Center Cemetery transcriptions have her name as Martha. - [Thurmon King]
1850 Census; Perry Dist. No. 85, Lake County, Ohio
Page No. not on sheet ; 30 August, 1850; Image No. 257
Jeheil Baldwin, 63, M, Farmer, Mass.
Martha Baldwin, 64, F, ---, Ct.
Name: Martha Baldwin
Residence: Lake, Ohio
Minor civil division: Perry Township
Age: 72 years
Estimated birth year: 1788
Birthplace: [Blank]
Gender: Female
Page: 103
Family number: 800
Film number: 803996
Digital GS number: 4282823
Image number: 00323
NARA publication number: M653
Collection: United States Census, 1860
1870 Census; Perry Township, Lake County, Ohio
Page No. 12; 19 July, 1870; Post Office: Perry, O.
Norton, Nelson, 50, M, W, Farmer, 17000, 2000, Ohio
Norton, Maria, 51, F, W, Keeps House, Mass.
Baldwin, Martha, 82, F, W, ---, Mass.
Lake County Genealogical Society
Perry Township, «tab»Perry Center Cemetery Section 1 Rows 1-2; Proofed 8 July 2003
Name; Section; Row; Stone #; Inscription; Symbols; Comments
Baldwin, Martha; 1; 1; 24; Martha/ wife of / Jehial Baldwin/ Died Sept. 13, 1876/ Aged 88 yrs.; ---; reset in concrete 
Sackett, Betty (I22386)
72 "Biographical History of Northern Michigan, Containing Biographies of Prominent Citizens"; Illustrated; B. F. Bowen & Company; 1905, p. 91
Oliver Green's "parents were Alva D. and Alzina T. (Sackett) Green, the father born in Broome county, New York, in 1835, and the mother in Chenango county, New York, in 1836. Alva Green was one of the prominent and respected farmers of his locality and followed this pursuit all his life up to his enlistment for service in the United States army. The attempts of the southern states to secede from the Union aroused Mr. Green's patriotism and in August, 1862, he enlisted in Company F. Eighth New York Volunteer Cavalry, with which company he served two and one-half years, being killed while on picket duty in February, 1864. He was married in January, 1856, to Miss Alzina T. Sackett, the daughter of Oliver and Esther (Wing) Sackett, the father a native of Massachusetts and the mother of New York state. ... To Alva and Alzina Green were born three children, namely: the subject of this sketch; Esther, born in 1858, is the wife of James Dickenson, who runs a boat on Crystal Lake; James W., born in 1859, married Ella Bedell and is a farmer in Forest Home township, Antrim county."

1860 Census, enumerated in Smithville, Chenango, New York, United States
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Alvah D Greene M 26 New York
Alvina Greene F 24 New York
Oliver E Greene M 4 New York
Esther M Greene F 3 New York
Household ID: 808 , GS Film Number: 803734 , Digital Folder Number: 004235902 , Image Number: 00488

1880 Census Place: Forest Home, Antrim, Michigan
Source: FHL Film 1254570 National Archives Film T9-0570
Page 561D
Alzina GREENE Self F W W 44 NY Housekeeping NY NY
Oliver GREENE Son M S W 23 NY NY NY
Ester GREENE Dau F S W 22 NY NY NY
James GREENE Son M S W 20 NY NY NY 
Greene, Alva D. (I23078)
73 "Biographical History of Northern Michigan, Containing Biographies of Prominent Citizens"; Illustrated; B. F. Bowen & Company; 1905, p. 91
Oliver Sackett was a miller and stone mason and spent nearly all of his years in New York state, where he died. He was the father of twelve children, of whom ten are now living.

Sackett, Oliver
Year: 1850; State: NY; County: Chenango; Township: Greene
Roll: M432_488 Page: 350
Sackett, S. E., 14, f, --, NY
From: Barbara Info Source Bruce Barnes Jr:

This is an article which appears in a book
concerning "tidbits" of Chenango County NY:

"Up the north branch of Crandall Brook lived a Mr.
Wing whose children were: Lewis, Samuel and Esther.
Also up this way lived Oliver Sackett, a Pensioner of
the War of 1812, after whom Sackett's Harbor is named.
He was only 14 when he was in the War and settled
here about 1834 with his wife, Esther Wing. Their 12
children were: James, L. A., Eliza, Elzina, Samuel,
Rachel, Mary, Charles W., Oliver B., John H., Jane and

Above Sackett's Harbor lived Harry Tyler, whose sons
were Rufus, Calvin and Canfield. Above him lived
Joseph Haines (who went to Allegany County) and Major
Chauncey Brown, whose sons were William, Jerry and
Esther's pension file;
Oliver Sackett d. 6 Feb 1870
Married Esther Wing 3 Apr 1827 at Greene, Chenango Co., NY
Volunteered at/or near Utica, NY
5' 6", brown hair, blue eyes, light complection.
The GED of Polly Barnes on World Connect shows these two children for Oliver and Esther Sackett:
i. Mehittable Sackett was born 8 FEB 1828 in Greene, Chenango Co, New York.
ii. Benjamin Sackett was born 4 DEC 1828 in Greene, Chenango Co, New York.
The 1830 census shows no children in the household of Oliver Sackett. So, if they were born to Oliver and Esther, they must have died in infancy.
Sacket, Oliver
Year: 1830; State: NY; County: Chenango; Township: Oxford
Roll: M19_86«tab»Page: 55
Census: 000 001 000 000 0 - 000 010 000 000 0
Sackett, Olim [Oliver]
Year: 1840; State: NY; County: Chenango; Township: Greene
Roll: M704_273«tab»Page: 95
Census: 110 000 100 000 0 - 220 001 000 000 0
Year: 1850; State: NY; County: Chenango; Township: Greene
Roll: M432_488«tab»Page: 350
Sackett, Oliver, 54, m, mason, NY
Sackett, Esther, 43, f, --, NY
Sackett, Samuel, 19, m, farmer, NY
Sackett, L. A., 18, f, --, NY
Sackett, O. R., 16, f, --, NY
Sackett, S. E., 14, f, --, NY
Sackett, Jane W.*, 12, f, --, NY
Sackett, Rachel, 11, f, --, NY
Sackett, Mary, 8, f, --, NY
Sackett, Charles, 7, m, --, NY
Sackett, Oliver, 6, m, --, NY
Sackett, John, 4, m, --, NY
Sackett, Jane, 4, f, --, NY
Sackett, Esther, 2, f, --, NY
*The image shows Jane W. a female. Other records show that this is an error by the census taker and it should be James W. a male.
Year: 1860; Census Place: Greene, Chenango, New York;
Roll: M653_734; Page: 415; Image: 288.
Oliver Sackett, 64, M, Farm Laborer, 150, Mass
Esther Sackett, 53, F, New York
Samuel Sackett, 30, M, New York
James Sackett, 23, M, Farm Laborer, New York
Rachel Sackett, 22, F, Domestic, New York
Mary Sackett, 19, F, Domestic, New York
George Sackett, 17, M, Farm Laborer, New York
John Sackett, 14, M, New York
Jane Sackett, 14, F, New York
Esther Sackett, 12,F, New York 
Sackett, Oliver (I22969)
74 "Biographical History of Northern Michigan, Containing Biographies of Prominent Citizens"; Illustrated; B. F. Bowen & Company; 1905; page 92-3

Prominent among the energetic, far- sighted and successful business men of Antrim county, Michigan, is the subject of this sketch. His life history most happily illustrates what may be attained by faithful and continued effort in carrying out an honest purpose. Integrity, activity and energy have been the crowning points in his career and have led to desirable and creditable success. His connection with agricultural and business interests has been of decided advantage to Antrim county, promoting its welfare along these various lines in no uncertain manner.

Oliver B. Sackett is a native of Chenango county, New York, where he was born on the 25th of May, 1844. He is the son of Oliver and Esther (Wing) Sackett, the father having been born in Massachusetts and the mother in New York state. Oliver Sackett, who was a soldier in the war of 1812, followed the dual pursuits of a miller and stone mason and spent nearly all of his years in the Empire state, where he died. He was the father of twelve children, of whom ten are now living. The subject of this sketch attended the common schools of his native state and succeeded in acquiring a fair and practical knowledge of the common branches taught in the common schools, which has been liberally supplemented through his subsequent years by habits of close reading and observation. In 1871 Mr. Sackett came to Antrim county, locating in Forest Home township and has lived in this section ever since. He has devoted a large share of his time to the butchering business and for a number of years ran a successful meat business at Elk Rapids. He also was employed about a year in a wagon factory at Traverse City, acquiring a good working knowledge of that business. Aside from these enterprises Mr. Sackett has devoted his main attention to agricultural pursuits, in which he has attained to a definite success. His home place comprises ten acres of land, of which all is under the plow, and in addition to cultivating the soil, he has found a profitable source of income in fruit raising. He has one hundred and four pear trees, one hundred plum trees, three hundred and twenty apple trees and thirty-five cherry trees and a large number of other fruit trees as well as several hundred berry bushes, all in good condition and bearing heavily. He has by dint of persistent industry and intelligent attention to the details of his business been enabled to realize a gratifying income from his operations. Mr. Sackett is a staunch and uncompromising Republican in his political attitude and has been honored by election to several public office.-, having served as constable of his township for four years, for six years as pathmaster and also as member of the school board. He takes a deep interest in the educational welfare of his township and has done all in his power to advance his community's best interests materially, morally and educationally. Religiously he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and takes a deep interest in the departments of church work, having served for several years

as superintendent of the Sunday school and in other ways has contributed his time and means to advance the best interests of society. When Mr. Sackett first came to Michigan he did not possess a dollar and made his first money by cutting cord wood. From this humble position he has advanced step by step up the ladder of success and today no man in the township is more highly esteemed nor holds a more influential position among his fellow men than does Oliver B. Sackett.

In 1873 he was united in marriage to Miss Matilda M. Anderson, to which union were born four children, Lizzie, Alice, Andrew and Tillie. Mrs. Matilda Sackett died and the subject was subsequently married to Eva Abblett, this union being blessed by the birth of one child, Pearle Maude.

As a business man Mr. Sackett has been conspicuous among his associates, not only for his success, but for his reputation in fairness and honorable methods. In everything he has been eminently practical and this has been manifested not only in his business undertakings but also in social and private life. He was a member and corporal for seven years in the New York state militia, from which he has an honorable discharge.
Information for Oliver Benjamin Sackett, his wife and descendants is from the GED of Polly Barnes posted on RootsWeb's World Connect. -[Thurmon King]
Year: 1850; State: NY; County: Chenango; Township: Greene
Roll: M432_488«tab»Page: 350
Sackett, Oliver, 6, m, --, NY
Year: 1860; Census Place: Greene, Chenango, New York;
Roll: M653_734; Page: 415; Image: 288.
George Sackett, 17, M, Farm Laborer, New York
1870 Union, Broome, New York, roll #907, page 492a
Sackett, Oliver, age 26, Works on farm, born New York
1880 Census; Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
Film T9-0578 Page 458D
Oliver B. SACKETT, Self, M, M, W, 33, NY, Laborer, NY, NY
Matilda SACKETT, Wife, F, M, W, 26, CAN, Keeping House, IRE, IRE
Elizabeth SACKETT, Dau, F, S, W, 5, MI, --, NY, CAN
Alace SACKETT, Dau, F S, W, 4, MI, --, NY, CAN
Andrew SACKETT, Son, M, S, W, 1, MI, --, NY, CAN
Henry ANDERSON, BroL, M, S, W, 22, CAN, In Lunch Shack, IRE, IRE 
Sackett, Oliver Benjamin (I22979)
75 "Biographical History of Northern Michigan, Containing Biographies of Prominent Citizens"; Illustrated; B. F. Bowen & Company; 1905; Page 99
W. S. Eggleston is a native of Broome county, New York, where he was born in 1869 and is the son of Lorenzo and Esther (Sackett) Eggleston. The subject's father was a native also of Broome county, New York, and was a mason by trade, remaining in his native state until 1878, when he came to Antrim county, settling in the woods of Forest Home township, where he bought forty acres of land and began the task of clearing a farm. He was the father of three children, the subject of this sketch being the eldest. The other children were Letta, the wife of Arthur Russell, who is working a band sawmill at Bellaire; and John, who remains at home engaged on his father's farm.

W. S. Eggleston was given the benefit of a fair common-school education, but his acquisition of knowledge did not cease with his school days, as he has all his life been a persistent reader, embracing a wide variety of topics, and has thus become a well informed and intelligent gentleman. He has pursued the occupation of farming and lumbering all his life and is today the owner of one hundred acres of as good land as can be found in Antrim county, fifty of which are under the plow and which were cleared entirely by Mr. Eggleston's own efforts. In addition to this property, he is the possessor of several town lots in Bellaire and one good residence. On his farm he raises all the crops common to this section of Michigan and has achieved a marked and definite success in his calling, a success which may be credited entirely to his own efforts, directed and controlled by wise judgment and keen discrimination. He gives some attention to live stock, raising grade cattle and Chester White hogs and has also an orchard of six acres, in which he raises some choice varieties of fruit. During the winter of 1903-4 Mr. Eggleston cleared the timber from section 23, this township, taking from it one and one-half million feet of timber, and has run a lumber camp for two years. He is energetic in all of his undertakings and his efforts have been rewarded with a due measure of success.

In politics Mr. Eggleston is a firm Republican and exerts much influence for the success of his party and has filled the position of overceer of district No. 5 of his township for many years, but aside from this he will not accept further political favors. Fraternally he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and its auxiliary branch, the Daughters of Rebekah, and is also a member of the Knights of Maccabees at Bellaire and the Grange at Clam Lake, this state.

On the nth of August, 1903, Mr. Eggleston was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Josie Hill, daughter of Ruben and Eliza (Downs) Hill. To this union has been born one child, Ruben L.

Earnest labor, unabating perseverance and management and a laudable ambition- these are the elements which have brought Mr. Eggleston to prosperity. His career has ever been such as to warrant the trust and confidence of his acquaintances, for he has ever conducted all transactions according to the strictest principles of honor and integrity. Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston are active members of the Methodist Episcopal church in Bellaire.
1880 Census Place: Forest Home, Antrim, Michigan
Source: FHL Film 1254570 National Archives Film T9-0570
Page 561D
Eggleston, Wilson 1868 1954 
Eggleston, Wilson S. (I23076)
76 "Charles Grant Sackett married Nora Mildred Cole, a recent widow with two small babies." - [Leo Grant Sackett] Cole, Nora Mildred (I29004)
77 "Clarissa Noble, dau. of Matthew . . . she m. (2) Mch 1810, Stephen Ashley, persumed s. of Joseph and Rhoda (Sacket) Ashley, and if so, b. Apr. 12, 1769. He was a shoemaker and d. Feb. 1 or 2, 1811." Boltwood, pg. 406 Ashley, Stephen (I2157)
78 "Courier Freeman", Potsdam, NY, January 13, 1943, page 7--
"George Sackett Dies After Few Months Illness
George E. Sackett, 62, native of the Crary Mills section and brother of
Harley A. Sackett of this village, died at his home on the Potsdam-Crary Mills
road late last Wednesday afternoon, following an illness of several months.
He had been confined to his bed since last fall.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 P.M. at the Sackett
home and interment was made in Bayside cemetery. Rev. Howard B. Haines,
pastor of the Presbyterian church of this village officiated. The bearers were
Frank Aldous, Floyd Suitor, Howard Mack, Forrest Stockwell, Ceylon Johnson and
Walter Campbell.
Mr. Sackett was born Sept. 22, 1880, at Crary Mills, a son of George H.
and Charity Hale Sackett. He married Miss Delia Clark of the South Canton
Mr. Sackett had operated the home farm for many years. During later
years his sons, Herbert and Elmer have assisted him on the farm. He had been an
active member of Crary Mills Grange.
Surviving are his widow, two sons and brother, Harley A. Sackett of
Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam, NY
page 103 #2631
George Edw. Sackett
born Potsdam NY
Resident of Potsdam NY
died at age 62 years 3 months 14 days
date of death 1943 Jan 6
cause of death cachoxia
buried in Section C, Lot 28
in Lot book 14
undertaker--Clarke &Foote 
Sackett, George Edward (I15575)
79 "Early Owego" by L.W. Kingman

James McMaster was the second white man to settle permanently at Owego. He first came here as a soldier in Gen. Sullivan's army in 1779, and made his permanent settlement here in 1788, the year following the coming of the Drapers.

It is erroneously stated by judge Charles P. Avery in his "Susquehanna Valley" papers in the "St. Nicholas" magazine (page 303) that James McMaster's knowledge of the general character of the valley was acquired while a soldier in the army of Gen. Clenton on its way down the Susquehanna river to meet Gen. Sullivan's forces. This error has been copied in all the local histories since written.

At the time judge Avery wrote his papers the military records of this state had not been printed. McMaster had been dead thirty-five years and judge Avery's informatioin seems to have been obtained from some of his descendants whose knowledge was traditional and uncertain.

In "New York in the Revolution," a large waurto volume compiled from state records and published at Albany in 1879 by James A. Roberts, then Comptroller of this state, a full list of the officers and men of the various New York regiments, taken


from the records, was published. In 1898, a second and more complete edition of the book was published by Mr. Roberts.

On page 29 of the second edition is the roster of the Second New York regiment commanded by Col. Philip Van Cortlandt, and on page 35 James McMaster's name appears as a private in this regiment.

On page 342 of the book on the "Military Expedition of Major-General John Sullivan against the Six Nations of Indians in 1779," compiled by Frederick Cook, Secretary of State and published in 1887, are given lists of the regiments in both Clinton's and Sullivan's armies in this expedition, and the Second regiment is among those in the army of Sullivan. On page 327 of the same book a list of the officers of the Second regiment is also given.

It appears plain that McMaster was in Gen. Sullivan's army instead of Clinton's.

James McMaster was a farmer. When he came to Owego with Sullivan's army in the summer of 1779 the flat land east of the Owego creek seemed so desirable for farming purposes that he determined to settle here.

In 1784 he was living on a farm owned jointly by himself and his brother, David McMaster, in Florida, Montgomery county, about fourteen miles abouve Schenectady and a mile and a half from the Mohawk river. In April of that year he and another brother, Robert McMaster, in company with William Woods and John Nealy, and with William Taylor, a


boy of eight years old, who had been indentured to James McMaster as a "bound boy," started for Owego.

The previous winter a large boat had been obtained at Schenectady and taken thence to Canajoharie on the ice and from there to the bank of t he Ostego lake. There the boat was launched and a part of the party embarked with a wagon, provisions, plows, farming implements and cooking utensils, while another party went with fout horses by land, following the Indian trail to Owego. They met many parties of Indians on their way, who seemed peceably inclined, but met no white man.

They were fourteen days on their journey, arriving here in the first day of May, one party by boat down the river and the other by land. At night while on their way the boat was moored uniformly at some place on the river, previously appointed, and thus the whole party, as well for safety as for comfort, took their evening meals and passed their nights together.

On the flat west of what is now McMaster street there was but little forest, and the land had been cultivated some by the Indians. McMaster's party at once set fire to the dried grass, and burned over the entire surface of the ground, the falmes extending over the site of Owego and for a considerable distance beyond. They built a temporary cabin of pitch pine logs on the flat, about fifty rods above where


the elextric light plant now stands, which sheltered them until their corn planting was done on about ten acres in the vicinity of the present Talcott street.

After the planting was commpleted they erected a more s ubstantial log house near the bank of the river on the lot where the residence of George W. Thompson now stands, and this was the first building erected for permanent use by the hands og white men in this portion of the Susquehanna valley.

After the corn hoeing season was over the whole party returned with three of their horses and a quantity of beaver skins which they had received from the Indians in exchange for their fourth horse to the valley of the Mohawk, for the purpose of attending to their harvesting there. That having been accomplished they returned later and harvested their crop here, which had not been molested by the Indians, with whom they had established friendly relations. The crop was taken in boat loads to Tioga Point (Athens, Pa.) and securely cribbed, after which the party returned to the Mohawk valley for the winter.

In 1785, the year after the corn planting expedition, James McMaster returned to Owego. It was in June of that year that four agents of the Massachusetts purchase, a body of 230,400 acres of land lying between the Owebo creek and the Chenango river awarded to Massachusetts and since known as the Boston Purchase or Ten Townships, came here and found McMaster in possession. Mc-


Master claimed ownership of what was subsequently known as the McMaster half township, on which the village of Owego is now situated, by contract with the Indians, in which claim he was sustained by Amos Draper; and their influence was such with the Indians that in order to conciliate them and obtain possession the agents were compelled to satisfy McMaster's claim by giving him eighteen wquare miles of land extending from the Susquehanna river on the east side of the Owego creek eighteen miles north, and from the Owego creek on the north side of the river eastward, a distance of six miles. The particulars of this transaction are fully told in the "Susquehanna Valley" papers in the St. Nicholas magazine, page 301.

James McMaster did not settle permanently here until 1788. Then he and his family settled in a house which stood near where the main highway on the old Indian trail ran along the river bank at its intersection with the old Cayuga Lake trail which trail was identical with the present McMaster street and extended down to the river. This house faced the river and stood near where Michael A. Lynch's house now stands. The house was afterward occupied by Dr. Samuel Tinkahm and later by James Pumpelly.

The family of John McQuigg came the same year from Massachusetts.

The Lyman C. Draper, of Madison, Wis., secretary of the Wisconsin State historical society,


purchased in 1876 of the heirs of the late judge Avery the manuscripts containing interviews with early residents of southern New York relative to the Indian history, much of which was used in wreiting the Susquehanna Valley papers. In a letter to the editor of this paper written in October of the following year Mr. Draper wrote that he had been for some time collecting material for a new life of Brant, the Indian chief, and that the Avery papers had been purchased with others to aid him in that purpose, but that these papers did not contain much concerning Brant, but more of the local history of this region. After Mr. Draper's death the papers became a part of the manuscript collection of the Wisconsin historical society. The following is a list of the more important of them:

Mrs. Whitaker's account of her captivity among the Indians (1778.)
Dances and other Ceremonies of the Iroquois: character of the Indians.
Mrs. Whitaker's reminiscnses of Brant and other chiefs.
Memoirs of Sebastian Strope and his family.
Narrative of Abel Hart.
Narrative of Way-way alias Betsy Douglas.

Statements of the following pioneers (accounts of their own or their parent's adventures): Jesse McQuigg, John Gee, Mrs Caty Harris, Lawrence Merriman, Jonathan Terry, Elisha Forsyth.

Mrs. Caty Harris, mention in the last paragraph, was a daughter of James McMaster. The Avery interview with her was a very brief


one, and the following is a verbation copy of it, as copied from the original in the Wisconsin historical society's collection:

Statement of Mrs. Caty Harris.
June 8th, 1853
Maden name Caty McMaster, daughter of Jas. (patentee.)
Came to Owego when four or fiver years old with my father's family: Oldest brother Jas.
Next Jeremiah.
" David.
Oldest sister Jane Sackett, wife of Caleb H. Sackett.
Sister Elida McMaster. dead.
Sister, Caty McMaster.
Sister, Ann Fish, dead.

Robert McMaster was a brother of old James and moved on at same time with Jas. Je married a Bates, a sister of Elisha Bates. Thos. McM., another brother, came on afterwards.

Electa Draper (now Williams) first white child born at Owego. Amos Draper's family first white family at Owego.

Recollects the Indians used to be there in bands; had wigwams near her father's house. They were peaceable and friendly as could be.

My mother, Rachel died 30 years ago in Candor, my father died in Candor. They are buried on the farm now owned by Hiram Smith, not enclosed.

My father was a tall man, not fleshy, large boned, about six feet high. He paid the Indians for their land. He held the council with them near where his house was. (The particulars of this treaty have never transpired. C. P. A.)

I was born on the Mohawk. I have had 7 children.
These are my grandchildren. (Pointing to two boys.)
My father bult the house once occupied by Jas. Pumpelly.
The first house he built was near


the river and [pretty nearly back of the Pumpelly house.

I believe my father was in the army under Genl. Clinton and came down the river. In that way I think he must have been acquainted with the valley of the river.

At the time of this interview Mrs. Harris lived in the town of Cayuta, Schuyler county. It was from this interview that Judge Avery, probably, obtained the misinformation that Mcamster was in Clinton's army. James McMaster's wife's name was Rachel. their children were as follows:
James McMaster, Jr.
Jeremiah McMaster. He married Hannah Hill, a daughter of John Hill, one of the first settlers of the town of Tioga. He died at Spencer. His death followed tha amputation of his leg on account of a fever sor. His daughter, Eliza McMaster, married Leonard Jones, who came from Peekskill, N. Y., with his father, John Jones, and settled at Spencer between 1800 and 1805. John B. Jones, who lives in East Temple street, Owego, is a son of Leonard Jones.
David McMaster.
Jane McMaster. Married Col. Caleb H. Sackett and lived at Candor. She died near Almond, Allegany county.
Elida McMaster was unmarried. She died in 1843, aged 62 years. Her body was buried at West Candor.
Catherine McMaster. Married James Harris, a blacksmith, who was born in the North of Ireland. they lived near VanEtten, Che-


mung county. Both were buried at Spencer. She was 80 years old at the time of her death.
Ann McMaster. Married a man named Fish. It is said that she died at the county poor house.

James McMaster was a man of improvident habits, and altough the owner of property that with judicious management would have made him immensely wealthy, it gradually passed from his hands and he died thirty years after his settlement here in reduced circumstances.

One day in 1818, while living at Candor, where his daughter, Mrs. Sackett, lived, he borrowed a horse of a neighbor to ride to Spencer to visite one on his sons. He had gone but a short distance when the horse shied and he was thrown to the ground, breaking his ribs. He was taken into Selah Gridley's house, where he died a few days afterwards. His body was buried in the Caleb Sackett farm. the grave was plowed over many years ago. The farm was subsequently cut up into village lots and this grave was on the back part of the lot on which Mrs Alvah Fuller's house now stands. 
McMaster, James (I28234)
80 "Early Owego" by L.W. Kingman
Col. Caleb H. Sackett, born 9
April, 1770. Married Jane McMaster,
daughter of James McMaster, the first
settler here and the original owner
by purchase from the Indians of all
the land on which the village of
Owego is situated.
Cemetery Index - Allegany County Historian's Office
Name / Date Born . Date Died . Age . Cem # . Comments
Sackett, Jane 1855 5.1
Find A Grave Memorial
Jane (McMaster) Sackett
Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 11, 1855
Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, Allegany County, New York, USA

Lived 78 years 9 months 8 days

Daughter of of James McMaster

Wife of Col Caleb H. Sackett

Family links:
Caleb H Sackett (1770 - 1841)
Susan M Sackett (____ - 1871)
Elizabeth Sackett (____ - 1879)
Hannah Sackett Hall (1821 - 1890)

Created by: Twist
Record added: Nov 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61837985 
McMaster, Jane (I14823)
81 "Early Owego" reprinted by Tioga Co, Historical Society 1987, pp 264-265: Family F2806
82 "Families of Ancient New Haven" by Donald Lines Jacobus; Page 1512-1513
Father: Eli ROBERTS b: 14 NOV 1691 in New Haven, New Haven, CT
Mother: Mary MCKAY b: 16 JUN 1696 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
Eli Roburds, d.11.Feb.1806, m. 3l. May 1764, Abigail Durand of Derby,Conn.
(Revolutionary Soldiers)
Eli Roberts, Conn. Rolls, p. 606 
Roberts, Eli (I31158)
83 "Feb 6, 1855, Judge Sackett married Mary Bingham, of Perry, New York.". (Source: American Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men with Portrait Illustrations on Steel, Vol. I-II, Page 312 ) Family F221
84 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I22005)
85 "He afterwards lived on the Stuber farm until after the death of his wife, ... He married Paulina Crooks, a native of Massachusetts."
[History of the Western Reserve, Vol. II; By Harriet Taylor Upton; Harry Gardner Cutler, Editor of the Lewis Publishing Company; And a staff of Leading Citizens collaborated on the Counties and Biographies; The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago - New York, 1910; p. 1234]
Lake County Genealogical Society
Perry Township, «tab»Perry Center Cemetery Section 1 Rows 1-2; Proofed 8 July 2003
Name; Section; Row; Stone #; Inscription; Symbols; Comments
Norton, Pauline; 1; 1; 27; Pauline/ wife of / Joseph Norton/ Born in Blanford Mass./ Aug. 11,1797/ Died in Perry/ March 28, 1847; reset in concrete 
Crooks, Paulina (I65092)
86 "He lived with his parents at Brighton and Pittsford, NY., until his marriage with Miss Laura Jane Smith, of Hindsburgh, Orleans Co., NY., Aug. 18, 1845 ..." [Weygant, p. 499] Family F179
87 "Homer Sackett has five children living-Orange, Edgar G, Charles H, Sarah A, and Cora M. ... Sarah married Charles F. Gwynne, and has two children-Cora M. and Ella Gwynne."
Source: Original data: Biographical review : this volume contains biographical sketches of the leading citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New York.. Title page Front matter Biographical Index. Biographical Back matter. Boston: Biographical Review Pub. Co., 1895. - [Supplied by Kari Roehl]
Year: 1880; Census Place: Murray, Orleans, New York;
Roll: T9_912; FHL Film: 1254912; Page: 188.2000;
Enumeration District: 149; Image: 0595.
June 1, 1880
Gwynne, Charles, W, M, 33, Married, Farmer, New York, blank, blank
Gwynne, Sarah, W, F, 21, Wife, Married, Keeping House, blank, blank, blank
Year: 1900; Census Place: Murray, Orleans, New York;
Roll: T623 1142; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 104.
June 14, 1900
Gwynne, Sarah A, Head, W, F, May 1859, 41, Wd, 2, 2, New York, New York, New York
Gwynne, Cora N, Daughter, W, F, July 1885, 14, S, New York, New York, New York
Gwynne, Ella A, Daughter, W, F, Oct 1887, 12, S, New York, New York, New York
Chadwick, Edith, Servant, W, F, Dc 1883, 16, S, New York, England, England, Housekeeper
Year: 1920;Census Place: Murray, Orleans, New York;
Roll: T625_1255; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 176; Image: 338.
June 1, 1920
Salsbury, Ella, Head, O, F, F, W, 32, M, yes, yes, New York, New York, New York, yes, None
Salsbury, Charles, Son, M, W, 8, S, yes, yes, yes, New York, New York, New York, yes, None
Gwynne, Sarah, Mother, F, W, 61, Wd, yes, yes, New York, New York, Canada English, yes, None 
Sackett, Sarah A. (I28844)
88 "Howard served his country from Sept. 22, 1944 until Nov. 6, 1946, in World War II in the South Pacific and the Occupation forces in Korea. He returned to farming and trucking livestock and grain. Later he opened a Feed and Fertilizer Store inLeonard. In 1962 he became the manager of the Shelby-Macon Fertilizer Plant in Clarence. He is a member of both the American Legion and the V.F.W. His family is active in the Leonard Christian Church." McConnell, Howard Weldon (I22203)
89 "In 1892, Mr. Jones married Miss Maud F. Sackett, a sister of his first wife.". - ["Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin", in 1895 for George W. Jones.] Family F3431
90 "In Memory Of
Floyd George Sackett; born August 4, 1907, Skyberg, Minnesota;
Entered Eternal Life; July 8, 1975; Dodge Center;
At the age of 67 years, 11 months, 4 days. ...
Service at Assemblies of God Church; Dodge Center, Minnesota ...
Final Resting Place: Old Concord Cemetery."
Date of Birth: 08/04/1907
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: BELDEN
Date of Death: 07/08/1975
County of Death:DODGE 
Sackett, Floyd George (I18597)
91 "is, 1876, a teacher in Westfield." - [Boltwood, p. 450]
On Headstone with other children of George and Hannah Noble:
"Mirriam E.
Wife of Geo. E. Sibley
Born July 23, 1848
Died Apr. 14, 1887"
Location in Cemetery: Section 3-2-9-A 
Noble, Mirriam Elizabeth (I30805)
92 "John Hardy Sr. was born to William and Mary Hardy in Skipsea, Yorkshire, England. The Hardy family came to North America just after John Hardy Sr. was born, for John's mother died in Kittery Point, York, Maine, when he was but two years of age, on June 16, 1781. William Hardy died in Kittery Point in February 1809." [John Hardy, Sr.] "died at sea one month before his [John, Jr.'s] birth; John Hardy Sr. was buried at Turks Island, in the West Indies." [Source: Connell O'Donovan; «i»"Boston Mormons"«/i»; p. 130-131] Hardy, John (I65395)
93 "Laura Sackett service Tuesday"
DODGE CENTER -- The funeral for Laura Sackett will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational Church in Dodge Center, with the Rev. Sandra Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center.
Mrs. Sackett, 86, of Dodge Center, a longtime area farm homemaker, died of cancer Saturday (June 15, 1996) at Field Crest Nursing Home in Hayfield.
Laura Bertha Marie Rassmussen was born April 19, 1910, in Voorhies, Black Hawk County, Iowa, and moved to Minnesota with her family at age 8. She was a 1929 graduate of Dodge Center High School. ON Oct. 11, 1934, she married Earl Walter Sackett at the Methodist parsonage in Kasson. they lived on farms in the Claremont and Dodge Center areas and moved into town form their farm home of 49 years in October 1995. Mrs Sackett was a member of the Congregational Church and its Women's Fellowship Group, a 49 year member of the Claremont American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Busy Bee Ladies Club.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Joanne (Mrs. Lowell) Wright of West Concord, Janet (Mrs. Roger) Schiley of Dodge Center and Jill (Mrs. Dennis) Holtegaard of Rice Lake, Wis.,; a son, Jim of Bemidji, Minn. ..." 
Rasmussen, Laura Bertha Marie (I18594)
94 "Leon owned land and farmed near Cherry Box until 1960 when a heart attack forced him to discontinue farming. He became the owner of Shelby County Motor Co. at Shelbina. Later he closed out this project and worked with feed companies until 1971 when he joined the Bob Engle Ford, Inc., Shelbina, as Sales Manager, but he made his home in Clarence. He had two step-children, Laurie and Robert Poole. The family attended the Clarence Christian Church." Last address shown for Leon on Social Security records was Clarence, Shelby Co., MO. McConnell, Alvin (I22202)
95 "Mrs. Walter Bennerotte of West Concord Dies."
West Concord -- Mrs. Walter Mennerotte, 86, a lifelong West Concord area resident, died Sunday evening at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Blooming Prairie, wher she had lived the past year and half.
The former Faye Sackett, she was born in Goodhue County on May 24, 1890. She married Mr. Bennerotte on Aug. 7, 1909, and they farmed in Concord Township their entire married life. He died in 1965, and she continued to live on the farm until entering the nursing home.
Surviving her are two sons, George of Pine Island and Paul of Eyota; tow daughters, Mrs. Orville (Dorthy) Quimby of West Concord and Mrs LeRoy (Mildred) Druger of Austin ... three sisters, Mrs Roy (Elsie) Bennerotte of West Concord, Mrs Lloyd (Margie) Pierce of Claremont and Mrs Roy (Vera) Kramer of Kasson. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday at Zwingli United Church of Christ i Berne ... Burial will bein Berne Cemetery. ..." 
Sackett, Faye Loretta (I18570)
96 "Our County and Its People . . .":, pg. 140-141: listed Ellen E., deceased, as daughter of George and Ellen. Pprobably born before 1871. Shepard, Ellen E. (I5288)
97 "Perhaps the first Methodist Church ever built in Christian County was the one built by the Hopkinsville "Society" on the lot recently owned by the late Ben. O. Welch, east of Railroad Street, between Market and Broad. We have no reocrd of the date when this society was organized, but the history of the church in Kentucky and Christian County makes it pretty sure that it was very early in the nineteenth century; for as early as 1809 Rev. Samuel H. Thompson had charge of the Christian Circuit, of which Hopkinsville was the principal preaching place, ("Methodism in Kentucky, page 291), although the circuit is not mentioned in the general minutes of the church until 1811. The names of most if not all the ministers who had served this church prior to 1811 have already been given in the general remarks on the church in the county. In addition to these may be named Benjamin Harrison, Ezekiel Harrison, Jr., John Burgess, Joseph Williams, Henry Allen, RICHARD GAINES, James Nichols, Jesse Harrison (and perhaps Reuben and Robert Harrison, both of whom were prominent Methodists), Thomas Kirkman, and John Graham, all of whom were then laymen in the church. But little is known of these men except that they were eminently pious and useful in their day. Their very names meant the Methodism of the times, and their lives were bright examples of goodness and holiness, which exerteed an influence for good in the community for many years after they had passed away. Rev. Kirkman was in the ministry for a good many years and died near Hopkinsville about forty years ago. He was not a man of great ability, but was so beloved that his name is still held in reverence by men who never saw him. If we are not mistaken, the Hopkinsville Church still preserves with care an old-fashioned, straight-back chair with his name on it, used by the good old man two generations ago. From the best information obtainable, we gather that the church here must have duly organized, as we have said, soon after the year 1800, though there had been Methodist preaching here some years before, as shown in another place. We are satisfied that the old "meeting house" was immediately erected, if, in fact, it was not already there. It was a dilapidated old establishment, and there are men now living in Hopkinsville (1884) who remember the benches without backs, and the "cracks in the floor so large that the chickens could be seen scratching underneath". It was of brick, and here the church grew and prospered. Dr. Redford thinks the church had no place of worship until 1820, and the court house was used for that purpose, That they had no church building prior to 1820 can be only true from a legal point of view; and, as a matter of fact, the church had no legal title to their place of worship until the 21st of October, 1822, when George Kirkman, of Todd County, for $170 cash, conveyed the lot before referred to to PETER CARTWRIGHT, Benjamin Harrison, Ezekiel Harrison, Jr., John Burgess, Joseph Williams, Henry Allen, RICHARD GAINES, James Nichols, and Jesse Harrison in trust for the Hopkinsville Methodist Church. It is probable that the court house was used at times, but the old house was there years before. It was in this old meeting-house that the Tennessee Conference met in 1820, and the deed from Kirkman to the church described the lot as "containing a Methodist meeting-house now erected". Some have thought this old church was new, perhaps incomplete at the time of the conference of 1820; but a reference to the aforsaid deed, executed in October, 1822, will show the following stipulation: " In trust, that they shall erect and build, or cause to be erected and built thereon, a house or place of worship for the use of the members", etc ., and it is within the memory of some yet living, that according to this trust the church did very soon afterward, perhaps in 1828, repair and add to the old structure so as to perfect the building which was used by the church until the year 1848 or 1849. We may add here that, though the subject of parsonages had been frequently discussed by the church since 1820 (as the records show), occasionally houses rented for that purpose, and in 1833 the purchase of a parsonage for the Presiding Elder was ordered, it was not until the year 1838 that the committee was directed "to inquire into the expediency of purchasing a parsonage", and not until 1846 that the Hopkinsville Church really bought one. This was on the same lot with the old church, and was also of brick. It was sold, however, in 1848.
The following is a list of the preachers sent to the Christian Circuit (which included Hopkinsville) from 1810 to 1820, when Hopkinsville was cut o ff to itself and made a station: 1811, James Axley, Presiding Elder; PETER CARTWRIGHT, Circuit Preacher. The former of these was celebrated for his simplicity and meekness, the other for his great pugnacity. He was known and read of all men as the fighting preacher. Perhaps no man in the American pulpit since that day has been so noted for courage and audacity. His piety was not questioned, but his manner was extremely rude and sometimes unfortunate. Both were good preachers. From 1812 to 1816, PETER CARTWRI GHT, Presiding Elder; 1812, Jacob Turman, Circuit Preacher; 1814, John Johnson, Circuit Preacher. This last named gentleman enjoyed a great reputation as both a preacher and debater. It was in 1818 that the celebrated debates took place between him and Rev. Jeremiah Vardeman, a learned clergyman of the Baptist Church in Nashville and Hopkinsville. In these discussions, they both made fire and sparks fly until their reputations spread all over the country. In 1815, Claiborne Duval was the Preacher; 1816 to 1818, James Axley was again Presiding Elder; 1816 PETER CARTWRIGHT, Preache r; 1817, Benjamin Malone, Assistant, and John Devar, Circuit Preacher; 18 18 to 1821, Marcus Lindsey, Presiding Elder; 1818, John Cragg, Preacher; 1 819, PETER CARTWRIGHT, Assistant, and Martin Flint, Circuit Preacher.

In 1820, the conference cut Hopkinsville off from the circuit, and it remained what is called in Methodist parlance "a station" (as contra-distinguished from a circuit) until 1837. The following is a list of preachers on station and circuit until then: The first preacher to the new station was Rev. Andrew Monroe in 1820. The circuit had PETER CARTWRIGHT and William W. McReynolds; 1821 to 1825, Charles Holiday, Presiding Elder; 1821, Hopkinsville, John Johnson; Christian Circuit, Thomas A. Morris and RICHARD GAINES, Preachers. It needs not to be mentioned to the Methodist readers of this history that this was the great and good Bishop Morris; . . ." from, "Methodist Church in Hoipkinsville", in "County of Christian, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical", edited by William Henry Perrin. Pages 220-222. Published by F.A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago & Louisville, 1884. Reprinted by Heritage Books, Bowie MD, 1993 ISBN 1-55613-825- 3

"The honor of having grown and shipped from the county (Christian) the first hogshead of tobacco is claimed for several persons. Some claim that William Fagin and Abraham Shelton shipped the first hogshead from Eddyville on the Cumberland River to New Orleans. It was rigged up like an exaggerated sod roller, and drawn by a pair of oxen or stout horses all the way to the river. Others claim the honor for RICHARD GAINES, a brother-in-law of the famous pioneer Methodist preacher, PETER CARTWRIGHT, and the tradition runs that the experiment cost him "more than it come to", or in other words that he lost money on it." same source as above, page 138

"Since the days of Daniel Barry, whom Collins distinguishes as the "Irish Linguist", Hopkinsville has enjoyed the advantage of many noted and excellent educators. Barry taught here as early as 1812 . . . Here he had for pupils, among other, . . RICHARD GAINES, brother-in-law to Peter Cartwright". same source as above, page 243

"Moved to Barren County, Kentucky in 1807, then to Christian County, Kentucky and on to Sangamon County, Illinois in 1824. The place where they settled in Sangamon County, Illinois is now Cartwright Township, about one mile north of where Pleasant Plains now stands. He was a local M.E. minister for about 30 years. After his death, Amy Clay Gaines lived with some family members, Abram Clay Gaines and Aunt Eliza Batterton" from,


1. Robert Green GAINES b: 20 JUN 1801 in Charlotte Co., Virginia
2. Mildred GAINES b: 4 OCT 1802 in Charlotte Co., Virginia
3. Richard Frank GAINES b: 18 MAR 1806 in Charlotte Co., Virginia
4. John GAINES b: 20 APR 1808 in Barren Co., Kentucky
5. Coleman GAINES b: 28 DEC 1809 in Barren Co., Kentucky
6. Eliza GAINES b: 4 DEC 1811 in Barren Co., Kentucky
7. Abram Clay GAINES b: 4 JUN 1814 in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky 
Gaines, Richard Hollinger (I21265)
98 "Portrait and biographical Album, Mecosta county, Mich., Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of the Citizens of the County; ... Also Contains a Complete History of the County, From its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time"; Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1883
p. 204 snd 207
Alfred Pierce, farmer, sec. 1, Hinton Tp , he was born Dec. 31, 1841, in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. His parents, David and Polly (Day) Pierce, were also natives of St. Lawrence County. He started out alone in the warfare of life at the age of 15 years. His parents had previously removed to Walworth Co., Wis., and in the spring of 1856 he came to Michigan with the family of Win. Egbert (now deceased) and located in Berrien Co., Mich., remaining with them until 21 years of age, engaged in fanning and speculating. In the spring of 1S63, he went to Minnesota and bought a farm, which he managed for five years, and meanwhile was one year engaged in conducting a hotel at Rochester, Minn. He sold the farm and came to Mecosta County, where he bought 80 acres of wild land, in Morton Tp., which he sold in the fall of 1881. In the spring of 1880 he bought 80 acres of forest land in Hinton Tp., where he now resides, with 20 acres under cultivation. In politics Mr. Pierce is a Republican; has held the office of Justice of the Peace four years, and was Highway Commissioner three years in Morton Tp.
Mr. Pierce was married in Berrien Co., Mich., Nov. 26, 1863, to Mary E., daughter of Israel B. and Hannah Sackett, natives of Michigan. Mrs. Pierce was born in Berrien Co., Dec. 25, 1840. Her father died when she was ten years old, and she was thrown upon her own resources for support. Of ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Pierce, eight survive, four of them being twins; Charles A. was born Nov. 10, 1864; Fred L., Aug. 16, 1866; Walter, Dec. 16, 1868; Frank, Oct. 14, 1869; Etta, July 18, 1872; Harry, May 14, 1877 ; Nathan, Aug. 13, 1879, and Alfred, Nov. 15, 1882; Annie, born July 18, 1872, died Dec. 26, 1880; Gertrude, horn July 17, 1874, and died Dec. 30, 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce are both members of the order of Good Templars, and are active and prominent members of the M. E. Church, with which they united at an early day. Mr. Pierce is an earnest advocate of the temperance cause, and is prominent in all the reforms of the day.
1900 Census; Shelby township Shelby village, Oceana, Michigan
SD No. 9; ED No. 113; Sheet No. 9B; 11 June, 1900
Pierce, Alfred, Head, W, M, Dec, 1841, 58, M, 37, New York, New York, New York, Day Labore
Pierce Mary E., Wife, W, F, Dec, 1840, 59, M, 37, 12, 9, Michigan, New York, New York, ---
Pierce, Alfred N., Son, W, M, Nov, 1882, 17, S, Michigan, New York, Michigan, Farm Laborer
Pierce, Marian W., Daughter, W, F, Aug, 1884, S, Michigan, New York, Michigan, At School
Keating, Etta, Daughter, W, F, July, 1872, 27, W, 6, 0-0, Michigan, New York, Michigan, Dress making
Series: T625 Roll: 787 Page: 34
SD No. 8; ED No. 104; Sheet No. 8A; 23 January, 1920
Household 202
Pierce, Alfred, Head, M, W, 78, M, New York, New York, New York, Laborer, Gardener
Pierce, Mary M., Wife, F, W, 68, M, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, None
Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952
Name: Alfred Pierce
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 20 Jan 1922
Event Place: Carson City, Montcalm, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 80
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1841
Birthplace: New York
Birth Year (Estimated): 1842
Father's Name: Samuel Pierce
Mother's Name: «tab»
GS Film number: 1973029
Digital Folder Number: 005240281
Image Number: 00320 
Pierce, Alfred (I37430)
99 "Presumably married in Erie, Pennsylvainia" [Robert S. Sackett] Family F8837
100 "Ronald H. Bennerotte, 63, rochester resident, dies;
Ronald Herman Bennerotte, 63 of 2560 11th Ave. N.W., used car sales manager at Don Shreve Lincoln Mercury, died Sunday of cancer at Methodist Hospital.
Mr Bennerotte was born Dec. wo, 1917, in Berne, and married Lula Magdeling Geisler on Dec. 24, 1938 in concord. the couple resided in concord until 1963, when they became residents of Rochester, and he jioned Universal Ford as a used car salesman. In 1976 he became employed by Don Shreve Lincoln-Mercury.
Survivors include his wife, two sons, Roland of Kasson and Randy of Stewartville; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Rae Halverson of St. Paul and Mrs. M. Kay Kleven of Oronoco and seven grandchildren. Abrother preceded him in death.
... Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. ..."
CertID# 1981-MN-023085
Date of Birth: 12/20/1917
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: SACKETT
Date of Death: 09/13/1981
County of Death: OLMSTED 
Bennerotte, Ronald Herman (I18947)

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