Sacket, James

Sacket, James

Male 1804 - 1884  (80 years)

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  • Name Sacket, James  [1
    • Also known as James Gad Sacket
    Born 20 Jan 1804  Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 1884  Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Marine Cemetery, St. Jacob, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I205  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2015 

    Father Sacket, Daniel,   b. 1756,   d. Aft 1806, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother ___, Sarah,   d. Unknown 
    Children 3 children 
     1. Sacket, Daniel,   b. 1803, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853  (Age 50 years)
     2. Sacket, James,   b. 20 Jan 1804, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1884, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Sacket, Isaac,   b. 1806,   d. 28 Oct 1861  (Age 55 years)
     
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Parker, Sally Jenette,   b. Feb 1816, Oran, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1866, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1833  Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sackett, Francis Marion,   b. 31 Dec 1834, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1905, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Sacket, James,   b. 11 Mar 1837, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1922, Aline, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Sacket, Clarissa Baldwin,   b. 17 Jul 1838, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1925, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Sacket, Andrew Parker,   b. 13 Feb 1842, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1925, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Sacket, Dr. Henry R.,   b. 14 Aug 1844, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1913, Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +6. Sacket, Frances Sarah,   b. 23 Nov 1846, Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1935, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1804 - Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1833 - Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Francis Marion - 31 Dec 1834 - Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, James - 11 Mar 1837 - Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Clarissa Baldwin - 17 Jul 1838 - Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Andrew Parker - 13 Feb 1842 - Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Dr. Henry R. - 14 Aug 1844 - Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Frances Sarah - 23 Nov 1846 - Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Mar 1884 - Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Marine Cemetery, St. Jacob, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Christened Gad but renamed James. -[Weygant, p. 143]

      Of Milford and New Haven in Conn., and Marine, IL.
      He was born at Milford, Conn., and christened "Gad." but after death of his parents was renamed James. When about 14 years of age he left home and went to Illinois. About 1824, two of his brothers, Isaac and Daniel, joined him in his western place of abode and did not return to their New England home. Like many of his ancestors and kinsmen; he took an interest in military affairs and for several years held a commission as Major in a regiment of Illinois Militia. His children were all born on his farm at Marine and there he and his wife were buried. One of his sons was still residing on the old homestead in 1905. - Weygant, p. 211
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      A hand written account of the above, supplied by Glenna Hertzler has some additional information:
      Maj. James Sackett 1804-1884, son of Daniel Sackett of Milford, CT. was christened "Gad." But having been left an orphan when quite young, he was placed in the family of an Episcopal Clergyman named Baldwin, living at or near New Haven, who changed his name to "James." When about 14 years of age he, for some reason unknown to his descendants, left his Eastern home never to return, and went to Illinois and there settled at or near Marine, Madison County where he was married to Sally Jennette Parker, daughter of Andrew Parker and ______ Gates. [the remainder is the same as Weygant's account]
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      [Note: There is an Illinois Certificate of his being named a 1st Lt in the 8th ILL Regiment, 17 May 1828. - Glenna Hertzler]
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      A letter written by Lucinda Sackett addressed to Mr. James Sackett; Marine Sett., Ill. with instructions to address a response to Henry A. Read; New Haven, CT:

      New Haven February 10th 1839

      My Dear Son
      I now take my pen in hand to write
      afew lines to you they are the first I ever wrote you and perhaps
      may be the last not my Dear son for the want of inclination
      but my health is very poor and I am geting old. the letter you
      wrote your Uncle Joel I have seen which has hurt my felings
      verry much. why he should write as he has I do not know
      I have done nothing to make him. you say you have written
      to Daniel and have had no letters from him. it is because
      he cannot write you I must tell you it is because he cannot
      write it he often speaks of you and would be glad to corrispond
      with you if he was able. he has got a fine woman for a wife and
      one who tries to do every thing he has four fine children and he
      I am glad to inform you is doing very well. whatever he does
      amiss is not owing to drink or ill will but for the want of
      Education. Isaac is Married and has a large family he is poor
      and has to work very hard for a living. I dont feel as though
      I could make it my home with him to be one more on his hands
      I have always lived out in some family until I am worn
      out with hard work. I am now with my Sister your Aunt
      Susan. I presume you do not remember any of your relations
      this Sister I am with is all I have living now. I do hope
      I shall have the pleasure of seeing you before I die it
      would indeed be a great comfort to me

      page 2

      you have relation in New Haven that you would
      be pleased over and who would like to see you. I hope you
      will write as soon as you receive this. I shall feel anxious
      until I hear from you to know wether you have receive
      this. I am happy to find you are doing well. I should
      like to see your wife and children but it is not likely
      I ever shall. I am old and poor and my sister is as poor as I
      am. she has two children to take care of and has to work very
      hard. she is very kind and willing to do all she can.

      Excuse all imperfections remember I am old
      This from your affectionate
      Mother, Lucinda Sackett

      This letter shows that the mother of James was still living in 1839. Therefore, both of his parents of James did not die while he was young. We should remember that during that era children were called orphans when just the father died and another adult male would be appointed as guardian for the children.

      The letter also shows that Daniel and Isaac, the brothers of James, were living in the New Haven area in 1839 and did not go to Illinois with James around 1824. Or, if they did go with him, they had returned to New Haven. The 1850 census for Daniel Sackett's family in Marine, IL shows that he had a daughter, Emma E. age 11, born in CT., and a son, Charles D. age 8, born in IL. This indicates that he made the move from New Haven, CT. to Marine, IL. between 1839 and 1842. [It may be that in Weygant's account the "4" and "2" were transposed, changing about 1842 into about 1824]
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      An entry in "HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS", Part 2, 1879; F 896542.4; Marine, IL.; p. 494:

      "During the year 1819, Capt. Curtis Blakeman and four other sea captains came from New York, New England and New Jersey, all supplied with money and able to live comfortably. Captain Blakeman located on the Loius Spies place which had been previously occupied by an early settler named John Scott, a native of Tenn. Captain had with him a four horse wagon which was driven by David Thorp; a two horse wagon which was driven by Henry Thorp; and a one horse rockaway driven by James Sackett.

      James Sackett, who now lives in Marine, came with Captain Blakeman. He was a boy of only fifteen years when he drove the Captain's rockaway. He married a Miss Parker, whose father came into the Twp in 1829 and persued the vocation of farming until about nine years ago, when he moved into the town of Marine, raised a family of six children and lost his wife in 1866. About four years ago he lost his eyesight, but his memory remains intact."
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      http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html
      llinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
      Groom Bride Date Vol./Page License No. County
      SACKET, JAMES/ PARKER, JANNET 10/14/1833 006/0026 00000020 MADISON
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      Year: 1840; State: Illinois; County: Madison, Township: Marine Settlement
      Roll: M704_64; Page: 84
      Sacket, James
      Census: 110 101 000 000 0 - 100 010 000 000 0
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      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M85C-VVM
      1850 Census; Marine Settlement, Madison, Illinois
      Page 556; 15 August, 1850
      Household 3
      James Sacket, 45, M, Farmer, Conn
      Sarah J Sackett, 34, F, ---, N.Y.
      James Sacket Jr, 13, M, ---, Ill.
      Francis M. Sacket, 15, M, ---, Ill.
      Clarissa B. Sacket, 10, F, ---, Ill.
      Andrew Sacket, 8, M, ---, Ill.
      Henry R. Sacket, 5, M, ---, Ill.
      Frances T. Sacket, 3, F, ---, Ill.
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      Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 4 N Range 6 W, Madison, Illinois;
      Roll: M653_208; Page: 0; Image: 719[716].
      August 22, 1860
      1965/1941
      James Sackett, 56, M, Farmer, 10,000, 1,000, Conn
      Sallie J. Sackett, 42, F, H. Keeper, NY
      Frances M. Sackett, 24, M, Can't Read, Ill
      James Sackett, 22, M, Can't Read, Ill
      Clarrisa B Sackett, 19, F, H. Keeper, Ill
      Andrew Sackett, 18, M, Laborer, Ill
      Henry Sackett, 16, M, Laborer, Ill
      Frances S. Sackett, 14, F, Ill
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      Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 4 Range 6, Madison, Illinois;
      Roll: M593_251; Page: 81; Image: 164.
      August 29, 1870
      13, 13,
      Sackett, Jas Sr, 66, M, W, Farmer, $16000, $1500, Connecticut
      Sackett, C. B., 31, F, W, Illinois
      Sackett, Andrew, 28, M, W, Farm Hand, -, $850, Illinois
      Sackett, F. S., 23, F, W, Illlinois
      Ellison?, Can't Read, 14, F, W, Illinois
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      1880 Census; Marine, Madison, Illinois Film T9-0233 Page 366A
      James SACKET, Self, M W W 76 CT ----------- CT CT
      Clarisa B. SACKET, Dau F S W 40 IL Keeping House CT NY
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      James Sackett
      Birth: Jan. 20, 1804; Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
      Death: Mar. 8, 1884; Marine, Madison County, Illinois, USA
      Burial:
      Marine Cemetery, Saint Jacob, Madison County, Illinois, USA

      Family links:
      Children:
      Frances Marion Sackett (1833 - 1905)
      Spouse:
      Sally Jennette (Parker) Sackett (1805 - 1857)

      Created by: Alvin Oglesby
      Record added: May 26, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 52872593
      Headstone picture added by: Vicki Snider
      Headstone picture added by: Alan Schaffer

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 52872593 (Reliability: 3).


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