Sackett, Oscar

Sackett, Oscar

Male 1832 - 1889  (57 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Oscar 
    Born 1832  Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 26 Jul 1850  Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 19 Sep 1860  Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 22 Sep 1889  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I19273  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2016 

    Father Sackett, John,   b. 12 May 1784, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1864, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Olmstead, Cornelia,   b. 2 Feb 1808, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1862, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1829  Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source: Vital Records of Greenwich, CT, "Electronic," NEHGS, John Sackett and Cornelia Olmstead, both of Greenwich, were married on Jan. 9, 1829, by Rev. John M. Smith.
    Children 8 children 
     1. Sackett, Oscar,   b. 1832, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1889, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Sackett, Julia A.,   b. 6 Mar 1834,   d. 25 Aug 1853, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     3. Sackett, Eleanor Cornelia,   b. 28 Feb 1836, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1866, Bellport, Suffolk County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     4. Sackett, Whitman,   b. Jul 1839, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1908  (Age ~ 69 years)
     5. Sackett, Priscilla,   b. 20 Sep 1840, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1842, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +6. Sackett, John,   b. 1842, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1892, Roslyn, Nassau County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     7. Sackett, Reubenette,   b. 1845, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     8. Sackett, Charles,   b. 1849, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 27 Jan 1920  (Age 71 years)
     
    Family ID F2736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Burns, Eliza Miles,   b. Abt 1839, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Divorced Y  [5
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Julia,   b. 1860, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Sackett, Carrie,   b. Abt 1864, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    +3. Sackett, William Henry,   b. 9 Sep 1865, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1943, Glen Cove, Nasseau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Sackett, Louise,   b. 24 Aug 1869, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1941, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F9676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1832 - Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 26 Jul 1850 - Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Julia - 1860 - Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Sep 1860 - Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Carrie - Abt 1864 - Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, William Henry - 9 Sep 1865 - Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Louise - 24 Aug 1869 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Sep 1889 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Year: 1850; State: CT; County: Fairfield; Township: Greenwich
      Roll: M432_38; Page: 194
      63/73
      Sackett, Oscar, 18, m, --,CT
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      Year: 1860; Census Place: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut;
      Roll: M653_73; Page: 138; Image: 140.
      September 19, 1860
      926/1092
      Oscar Sackett, 28, M, Capt of Stone Boat (Boatman), -, 1000, Ct
      Eliza Sackett, 21, F, Ct
      Julia Sackett, 1/12, F, Ct
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      Horace Henry Messenger, Soldier of Misfortune, by Miles Messenger

      By 1863,the Civil War was winding on and on, and major battles and skirmishes such as Chancellorsville and Gettysburg were taking horrendous tolls on both sides. The North began paying incentives to get men to enlist or re-enlist,and towns were paid by the State for meeting enlistment rolls.

      Horace Messenger was a 43-year old farmer living in Barkhamsted, Connecticut with his pregnant wife and seven children. He served as chairman of the Ratlum Mountain School District. Money was tight and, being patriotic, he saw an opportunity to help the Union cause and his family's finances.He became a substitute for Oscar Sackett, a stone boat captain from Greenwich, Connecticut.

      Substitutes were not highly looked upon because many were foreigners and were said to be there only for the money. Several letters written while in the service to his oldest daughter Susan will be reviewed in this lecture and, I think, will prove that Horace was indeed dedicated to the cause. He was also a religious man and felt it was his calling to be able to serve.

      Messenger was mustered into the service at Bridgeport on 30 October, 1863 and trained on Amelia Island and other islands off the coast of North and South Carolina. He was wounded in the Confederate victory at the battle of Olustee, Florida February 20, 1864 and recovered in a hospital in Jacksonville. He was then transferred to the 10th Corps of the Army of the James under General Benjamin Butler and was captured in the disastrous Battle of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia on May 16, 1864. Taken by train to the infamous Andersonville prison in Georgia, he suffered untold misery and died there on 25 September, 1864.
      [Miles Messenger is a member of the Connecticut Civil War Roundtable. He retired in 1999 from the Metropolitan District of Hartford, CT as Manager of Water Supply, and resides in North Canton on the farm his grandfather (also a Civil War veteran) purchased in 1861.
      Horace Henry Messenger was a great, great uncle of Miles.]
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      Year: 1870; Census Place: New York Ward 18 District 4, New York, New York;
      Roll: M593_1001; Page: 146; Image: 293.
      June 24, 1870
      46/89
      Sackett, Fanny, 32, F, W, New York
      Sackett, Oscar, 39, M, W, Conn
      Sackett, Aron, 12, M, W, New York
      Sackett, Fanny, 10, F, W, New York
      Sackett, William, 7, M, W, New York
      Sackett, Henry, 4, M, W, New York
      (this is the only Oscar that could possibly fit.)
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      Year: 1880; Census Place: Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, New York;
      Roll: T9_846; FHL Film: 1254846; Page: 684.4000; Enumeration District: 102; Image: 0728.
      June 3, 1880
      Huntington Street
      151/116
      Sackett, Oscar, M, W, 50, Married, Sailor, Conn, Conn, Conn
      Sackett, Fannie, W, F, 45, Wife, Married, Keepiing House, NY, NY, NY
      (so--what happened to all the children??Again, only Oscar to fit)
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      http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/pages/cemetery/cm_grnwch/grcongcemetery.htm
      The Second Congregational Church Cemetery; adjoins the church which faces Putnam Avenue and downtown Greenwich:
      Oscar Sackett died Sept. 22, 1889

  • Sources 
    1. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3).
      Year: 1850; State: CT; County: Fairfield; Township: Greenwich
      Roll: M432_38; Page: 194; Image: 388
      July 26, 1850
      63/73
      Sackett, John, 62, m, --,CT [W #831 ??]
      [Sackett], Cornelia, 41, f, --,CT
      Sackett, Oscar, 18, m, --,CT
      Sackett, Julia A., 16 f, --,CT
      Sackett, Eleanor C., 14, f, --,CT
      Sackett, Whitman, 11, m, --,CT
      Sackett, John, 7, m, --,CT
      Sackett, Reubenette, 5, f, --,CT
      Sackett, Charles, 1, m, --,CT

      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6D9-P9S : 9 November 2014), John Sackett in household of John Sackett, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing family 73, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

    2. [S500] 1860 U.S. Census.
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut;
      Roll: M653_73; Page: 138; Image: 140.
      September 19, 1860
      926/1092
      Oscar Sackett, 28, M, Capt of Stone Boat (Boatman), -, 1000, Ct
      Eliza Sackett, 21, F, Ct
      Julia Sackett, 1/12, F, Ct

      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHRS-F6M : 30 December 2015), Oscar Sackett, 1860.

    3. [S66] Darren R. Foster, (E-mail; 9 Mar 2007).

    4. [S1558] Connecticut, U.S., Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934, (Ancestry.com), 21 Dec 2016.
      Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Section A

      Sackett, Oscar S., died Sept. 22, 1889


    5. [S1564] Deborah Burnett, Deborah Burnett (Reliability: 2), 29 Dec 2016.
      Message from Deborah Burnett, Dec 22, 2016, to Ted Smith

      William Henry Sackett was my paternal great-grandfather. His father was Oscar Sackett. Mother was Eliza Burns. She divorced Oscar and remarried a man with the last name of Purdy. They had lived in New Haven, Connecticut. William is buried in Bayville, Long Island-New York. Hope that helps.


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