Sackett, Deacon Salmon

Sackett, Deacon Salmon

Male 1764 - 1846  (82 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Sackett, Salmon  [1
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 8 Mar 1764  Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1846  Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Tallmadge Cemetery, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I3472  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2014 

    Father Sackett, Capt. Justus,   b. 9 Mar 1730, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1815, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Newcomb, Lydia,   b. 1731,   d. 16 Nov 1808, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1756  Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Justice, m. Lyddia NEWCOMB, Jan. 1, 1756, by Timothy Hatch, J.P. [Kent Vital Records]
    Children 7 children 
     1. Sackett, Benjamin,   b. 28 Jul 1762, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1844, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Sackett, Deacon Salmon,   b. 8 Mar 1764, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1846, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Sackett, Homer,   b. 6 Aug 1765, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1853, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Sackett, Lodema,   b. 2 Jan 1767, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1857, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Sackett, Lydia,   b. 19 Feb 1768, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1813, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Sackett, Betsey,   b. 19 Sep 1769, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1821  (Age 51 years)
     7. Sackett, Minerva,   b. 17 Nov 1770, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1825, Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     
    Family ID F1289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Curtis, Mercy Matilda,   b. 19 Oct 1767, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1831, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 3 May 1786  Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Mercy M.,   b. 6 Feb 1788, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1868, Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Sackett, Norman,   b. 11 Mar 1788, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1834, Portage County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. Sackett, Lorinda,   b. 17 Dec 1789, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1856, Ruggles, Ashland County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Sackett, Deacon Harvey,   b. 25 Dec 1791, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1875, Ruggles, Ashland County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Sackett, Leander,   b. 20 Apr 1794, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1869, Raisinville Township, Monroe County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Sackett, Cassander,   b. 24 Dec 1795, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1875, Denmark, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +7. Sackett, Lodemia,   b. 7 Nov 1798, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889  (Age 90 years)
     8. Sackett, Elizabeth,   b. 24 Apr 1800, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1866, Mission Creek, Wabaunsee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Sackett, Eleazer Curtiss,   b. 1 Mar 1802, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1889, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Sackett, Solomon D.,   b. 27 Mar 1804, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1880, Garfield, Pawnee County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     11. Sackett, Miranda Achsah,   b. 10 Jun 1806, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1859, Raisinville Township, Monroe County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     12. Sackett, Ann Filer,   b. 17 Mar 1809, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889  (Age 79 years)
     13. Sackett, Ebenezer Tanner,   b. 8 Jun 1812, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1819, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F1467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pitkins, Betsey (Cuttin),   b. 1772,   d. 15 Feb 1853, Charlestown, Portage County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1839  Randolph Township, Portage County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dea Sackett, was married to Mrs. Betsey, widow of Dea Stephen Pitkins, of Rootstown. They were married Sept 24th 1839, by Rev. Joseph Merrium Mrs. Sackett's maiden name was Betsey Cuttin [Bronson, p. 97]
      -------
      MARRIAGES
      Also, in the same place (Randolph), and by the same (Rev. J. Merriam), Dea. Salmon Sackett of Tallmadge to Mrs. Betsy Pitkin of Rootstown.
      The Cleveland Observer, (Hudson, OH) Wednesday, September 25, 1839
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Mar 1764 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1786 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Mercy M. - 6 Feb 1788 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Norman - 11 Mar 1788 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Lorinda - 17 Dec 1789 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Deacon Harvey - 25 Dec 1791 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Leander - 20 Apr 1794 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Cassander - 24 Dec 1795 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Lodemia - 7 Nov 1798 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Elizabeth - 24 Apr 1800 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Eleazer Curtiss - 1 Mar 1802 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Solomon D. - 27 Mar 1804 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Miranda Achsah - 10 Jun 1806 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Ann Filer - 17 Mar 1809 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Ebenezer Tanner - 8 Jun 1812 - Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Sep 1839 - Randolph Township, Portage County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1846 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tallmadge Cemetery, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Warren, Conn, and Talmadge, Ohio [Weygant]
      -----
      Birth: Kent VR 1:10
      -----
      I have been informed that Salmon Sackett, was a prominent man in church and society in Warren. When his father, Dea Justus Sackett, resigned the Deacons Office in the Church; Salmon Sackett, about 1808, was appointed in his place. He never was deacon in Tallmadge, but he carried the title to his grave. He also arose in the Millitary, to the post of Capt of the Com'y of Conn Militia in his native town; an office of much honor, for at that day, they carried their Millitary Tittles to the grave. He had a large farm but his large family, and other expenses, involved him in debt. John Tallmadge, in connection with his brother, Co. Benj'n Tallmadge, of Litchfield, opened a store in Warren; and like others, he was in debt to them for goods. Col. Tallmadge perhaps thought that Dea Sackett's farm in Warren, would be as available as wild land on the Reserve, in Tallmadge, and elsewhere. The Tallmadges wanted their pay, the business of the County was crippled by the Embargo and Non-Importation acts of Congress in Mr. Jeffersons Administration. Dea Sackett, thought much of the proposals of Col. Tallmadge, he was 46 years old, a large family 6 sons that would soon be inactive in business if their lives were spared. In the fall of 1810 he left home to visit the Western Reserve, to find a home in the far west if he could find a suitable place to settle with his family. He came direct to Tallmadge. The writer had a conversation with Dea Sackett, in 1832, he said: "I came to Tallmadge, for the purpose of looking at the land Col. Tallmadge owned here in reference to the exchange of my farm in Warren, in part pay for land in this township. On my arrival, I was cordially received by the people, and on the Sabbath, they met for the Sabbath Worship at Capt. Wright's log house, after the good old New England fashion; the inhabitants of the township, were mostly there, men, women and children, and we had a good meeting.

      95

      And I found that a majority of the people were from my native county of Litchfield in Conn. Among them was Dea Elizer Wright, Esq., who had arrived a short before with his family from Canaan, Conn. Also the Preston family, and Mr. Fellows. I felt it was so much like New England, that I was at home, and if I must leave my native place, where could I find a place more congenial to views and wishes, where I could be useful in building up a Church and Society on the New England plan." He had made up his mind; he could live here and bring his family here and do good in the Church and Society, in assisting to build them up and by this means extend the Redeemer's Kingdom. He liking the country; He returned to Conn, and disposed of his farm to Col. Tallmadge and early in May 1811, he left Warren, his native town with his family for New Connecticut, their destination the Town of Tallmadge, in the County of Portage, Ohio.

      They arrived in Tallmadge on the first Monday of July, 1811. This family were quite an addition to the population of the Township. Norman Sackett was married and Lorinda had married Daniel Beach, and their son, Cyrus Beach, who was the first grand child of Dea. and Mrs. Sackett, making 17 persons. He had taken in part payment, for his farm, 648 acres of land belonging to Col. Benj'n Tallmadge on the east side of Tract Eleven being all his land in the Tract 11 and Lot 2 in Tract 15. He built his log house by a large spring on the west side of the South East Diaganol road near Mr. Andrew Treat's present residence (1877). This was on Lot 9, he with the help of his sons, soon cleared the portion he had selected for his homestead. He also set out an orchard paying some attention to choice fruit. In 1820 he built a frame barn and in 1828 he built a frame house, and both are standing at this time (1877). Dea Sackett, was decendant of that good old Puritan Stock that first settled New England; and were Congregationalists to the very core. And he was one that would not give up one jot or tittle of the rigid puritan principles of Church government he had been instructed in all his life, or had obtained from his Puritan ancestry by inheritance. In the long Conts over in the Church in Tallmadge, on the question of the Church

      96

      uniting with the Presbytery of Portage; Dea Sackett, could not be moved from his position, he did not approve of the Presbyterian form of Church government. And he steadily voted against the measure untill the Presbytery made the concession allowing the church to receive or reject the decisions of the Presbytery, this being granted, and he being the Wheel Horse of opposition he voted in its favor. Dea Sackett was what might be called, a very positive man, he was in nowise backward about expressing his opinions about his fellow men, in the course they pursued to carry out the various measures, that was agitating the minds of the people of his day. It can be said of him, that when he made up his mind, he seldom changed it. In expressing his feelings on a measure, he would sue sometimes harsh and positive language to express his views; and which would disturb the feelings of his friends as well as those who were at enmity with him. This characteristic of him led some of his warm personal friends to remark that Dea Sackett was a hard man to express his feelings; yet he was a good man. He was active in the Church and in the society, always looking well to the welfare of both. In the various questions, that have agitated the Church and Society from time to time, he would be immovable, unless he could be convinced that he was wrong or that a small compromise would produce harmony and good feelings. He was not one to enter into any movement, untill he was fully satisfied with its workings. thus in the Temperance Movement, in 1828; he did not enter with zeal into it. He was a temperate man, but was not confident it would be such a success. Capt. Amos Seward, relates an anecdote, that was characteristic of him.
      When the friends of Temperance, formed a Society to promote the course in Tallmadge, he took no part in the movement, he never made much use of spirits in his life, but yet he stood back from active cooperation. A while after being at the raising of a building, where whiskey was provided for those that chose to use it, on man who at times would be under its influence, approached Dea Sackett, with the jug of whiskey saying: "We don't belong to the Coldwater party, let us take a good drink." His reply was; "I don't but I will, the first time I see the pledge.

      97

      I will not be insulted by drunkards." This remark is characteristic of the man. He likewise was a strong opposer of slavery all through his long life. When Wm. Loyde Garrison, first blew the Anti Slavery Trumpet, it was no uncertain sound to Dea Sackett, and his sons. And he maintained the principles of Anti Slavery, as long as he lived. Dea Sackett and his wife united with the Cong'l Church in Tallmadge, April 25th 1813, by letter. Dea Sackett, believed in strict Church discipline and the question might be asked why this delay in presenting their letters. I would say: that there was a serious difficulty in the Church, between Rev. Mr. Bacon, and some members of the church and I infer; (not knowing that this was the reason) that they did not unite sooner. The records show that he was one of the active members of that early day, in a variety of duties he performed. After the death of first wife, his daughters, Miranda and Ann kept house for their Father. Dea Sackett, was married to Mrs. Betsey, widow of Dea Stephen Pitkins, of Rootstown. They were married Sept 24th 1839, by Rev. Joseph Merrium
      Mrs. Sackett's maiden name was Betsey Cuttin, was born in 1772 Her first Husband

      She transfered her church relations from Rootstown to Tallmadge, March 1st 1840, the last admission by Rev. J. C. Parmelee.
      Elezer C. Sackett made an arrangement with his Father, for the home farm, he bought of Amos Avery, the place now owned by Benj'n D. Wright, (1877). Here Dea Sackett, and his wife lived a few years with his daughter Miranda Sackett, all appearing to enjoying the evening of life very pleasantly, at last the infirmities of age, seemed to render it necessary, in the opinion of some of the family to give up house keeping entirely. Mrs Sackett was taken by her son Mr Carrington of Charlestown, Portage County. She spent the remnant of her days with her children. She died in Charlestown Feb 15th 1853, aged 84 years.
      Dea Sackett, went to live with his son Elezer, in Akron, where he died on the 24th of Nov 1846, at the age of 83. He was brought to Tallmadge, and buried with those that he had formerly been active with, in moulding Society, and building up the Redeemer's Kingdom throughout the Western Reserve, and throughout the World. All Had a place in his mind and heart.

      98A

      Dea Salmon Sackett Obituary

      Died in Akron at the house of his son E. C. Sackett, on the 23rd of Nov 1846 aged 83 years; Deacon Salmon Sackett.

      Dea Sackett, was born in Warren, Conn, March 8th, 1864: and removed to Tallmadge, in this State, in 1811. Owning only the land he designed to cultivate, and the team, which brought him with twelve children, he reached Tallmadge with but one dollar in his pocket, his wife was sick, and the dollar was soon parted with for a quart of poor wine, the best that could be obtained, and that, too, at a point no nearer than Canton. Previous to his setting out from Conn, he had procured a deed for a tract of land near the Center of Tallmadge, a trace evidently desirable; but upon his arrival, he found the ground already occupied and partially improved. The occupants, relying upon an agreement with the agent in the vicinity, had neglected to secure themselves by deeds in due time. With a magnanimity as rare as it was noble, Dea Sackett, surrendered his deed, went further back from the Center into what was then unbroken wilderness, and proceeded forthwith to the erection of a log house, his future residence for 18 years. With one of his oxen he bought some wheat, and with one of his horses he bought some swine. In the next harvest season he began to be rewarded for his toil, and successive crops, and a handsome property, gradually acquired, attested his skill, his industry and his success. Dea Sackett, professed a healthy and vigorous constitution, a sober and steady judgement, and an indomitable energy, and perseverance the straight forward and unostentatious prosecution of his plan of life. He made the interest of the town his own interest; contributed always and (over)

      98B

      Substantially to the various public improvements, the construction of roads, the building of bridges, the building of an Academy and Meeting House. He made his religion his constant and paramount concern. He made a profession of religion at the age of 16 (1780) and was in early manhood elected a deacon of the church in his native town. (about 1807) He was a warm, substantial and valuable supporter of the institutions of religion. h was characterized by an ardent attachment to the ministers of the gospel; by a readiness to leave his plough in the field, and go from house to house if the state of feeling seemed to encourage, and to labor for the revival of religion in the church, and for the conversion of sinners, and when the infirmities of 80 years and two attack of palsy had caused reason to totter on its throne, he had, at any time, up to within a few days of his death, but to be asked to lead his children and his grand children in prayer at the family altar, and his mind was instantly recalled from its wanderings, his sentences were correct and well expressed, and his soul was animated as in earlier days, with the sentiments, the hopes and the spirit of an inteligent and unfeigned piety.
      - Copied from the Ohio Observer.

      98C

      The remark was made in his Funeral Discourse; that after his mind was so much impaired, that with difficulty he could recognize, his former friends and acquaintance,he would lead in family devotions with fervor and with propiety. He being dead yet speaketh. [Bronson, Charles C.; The History of Tallmadge, Ohio; Vol 2]
      ------
      Find A Grave Memorial
      Rev Salmon Sackett
      Birth: 1764
      Death: Nov. 23, 1846
      Burial:
      Tallmadge Cemetery, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA
      Plot: Old section

      THANKS TO dran for the following information:

      Deacon Sackett, was born in Warren, Conn, March 8th, 1764: and removed to Tallmadge, in this State, in 1811. Owning only the land he designed to cultivate, and the team, which brought him with twelve children, he reached Tallmadge with but one dollar in his pocket, his wife was sick, and the dollar was soon parted with for a quart of poor wine, the best that could be obtained, and that, too, at a point no nearer than Canton. Previous to his setting out from Conn, he had procured a deed for a tract of land near the Center of Tallmadge, a trace evidently desirable; but upon his arrival, he found the ground already occupied and partially improved. The occupants, relying upon an agreement with the agent in the vicinity, had neglected to secure themselves by deeds in due time. With a magnanimity as rare as it was noble, Dea Sackett, surrendered his deed, went further back from the Center into what was then unbroken wilderness, and proceeded forthwith to the erection of a log house, his future residence for 18 years. With one of his oxen he bought some wheat, and with one of his horses he bought some swine. In the next harvest season he began to be rewarded for his toil, and successive crops, and a handsome property, gradually acquired, attested his skill, his industry and his success. Dea Sackett, professed a healthy and vigorous constitution, a sober and steady judgement, and an indomitable energy, and perseverance the straight forward and unostentatious prosecution of his plan of life. He made the interest of the town his own interest; contributed always and substantially to the various public improvements, the construction of roads, the building of bridges, the building of an Academy and Meeting House. He made his religion his constant and paramount concern. He made a profession of religion at the age of 16 (1780) and was in early manhood elected a deacon of the church in his native town. (about 1807) He was a warm, substantial and valuable supporter of the institutions of religion. He was characterized by an ardent attachment to the ministers of the gospel; by a readiness to leave his plough in the field, and go from house to house if the state of feeling seemed to encourage, and to labor for the revival of religion in the church, and for the conversion of sinners, and when the infirmities of 80 years and two attack of palsy had caused reason to totter on its throne, he had, at any time, up to within a few days of his death, but to be asked to lead his children and his grand children in prayer at the family altar, and his mind was instantly recalled from its wanderings, his sentences were correct and well expressed, and his soul was animated as in earlier days, with the sentiments, the hopes and the spirit of an inteligent and unfeigned piety.
      - Copied from the Ohio Observer.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Justus Sackett (____ - 1815)
      Lydia Newcomb Sackett (1738 - 1808)
      Spouse:
      Mercy M. Sackett (1767 - 1831)*

      Created by: Mr. Ed
      Record added: Sep 29, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 42507817
      Headstone picture added by: Mr. Ed

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 42507817 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S135] Barbour Collection of Vital Records, Kent; Vol. 1, p. 10 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S30] Headstone, Location of headstone (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S1183] Connecticut, U.S., Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) , (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 2 Jan 2016.
      Sackett, Sacket
      Salmon m. Marsey Matilda CURTISS, May 3, 1786


Home Page |  What's New |  Most Wanted |  Surnames |  Photos |  Histories |  Documents |  Cemeteries |  Places |  Dates |  Reports |  Sources