Sackett, Eleazer Curtiss

Sackett, Eleazer Curtiss

Male 1802 - 1889  (87 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Eleazer Curtiss  [1
    • Birth records say Ebenezer Curtis Sackett
    Born 1 Mar 1802  Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Property Abt 1826  Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Property 26 Sep 1831  Portage Township, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Property 1832-1833  Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Property 1834-1835  Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Property 1936-1837  Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Property 1838  Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1840  Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Misc 17 May 1854  Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Census 12 Aug 1860  Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Census 2 Jul 1870  Iliini Township, Macon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Census 12 Jun 1880  Iliini Township, Macon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Census 1 Mar 1885  Wyandotte, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Died 10 Jul 1889  Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 19, 20
    Buried 12 Jul 1889  Oak Grove Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 20
    Person ID I3532  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 24 May 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [21
    Children 13 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, 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)
     
    Family ID F1467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sackett, Patty,   b. 8 May 1804, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1892, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 25 May 1828  Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Ann M.,   b. 21 Oct 1829,   d. 22 Jan 1847  (Age 17 years)
     2. Sackett, Martha A.,   b. 14 Mar 1832, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Sackett, Orange B.,   b. 10 Oct 1836,   d. 30 Nov 1837  (Age 1 years)
     4. Sackett, Susan T.,   b. 20 May 1838,   d. Unknown
     5. Sackett, Orange E.,   b. 1 Nov 1841, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1928, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Sackett, Flora C.,   b. 1 Aug 1844, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1920, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Sackett, Helen Magill,   b. 17 Jul 1846, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1925  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2019 
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1802 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Abt 1826 - Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 May 1828 - Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 26 Sep 1831 - Portage Township, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Martha A. - 14 Mar 1832 - Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 1832-1833 - Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 1834-1835 - Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 1936-1837 - Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 1838 - Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Orange E. - 1 Nov 1841 - Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Flora C. - 1 Aug 1844 - Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Helen Magill - 17 Jul 1846 - Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - 17 May 1854 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Aug 1860 - Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Jul 1870 - Iliini Township, Macon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jun 1880 - Iliini Township, Macon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Mar 1885 - Wyandotte, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1889 - Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • of Talmadge and Akron in Ohio, and Kansas City, Kansas.

      He was by occupation a farmer, a man of unusual influence, a prominent abolitionist and a personal friend of John Brown. During the war of the Rebellion he was connected with the Christian and Sanitary Commissions. [Weygant]
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      Bronson, Vol II, p. 108-109:
      Elezer Curtiss Sackett
      This man was the 9th child and 5th son, and was a boy of nine summers when he came into Tallmadge, and he lived at home and attended school and also the Tallmadge Academy, under the Tuition of Elizur Wright Esq., and by this means he secured an education. He remained at home untill he was 21; his Father gave him ___ acres off the west side of Lot No. __ in Tract 15. He cleared some of it of timber. About 1826 he went to Conn, and there worked at farming. He married Miss Patty, daughter of Mr Homer Sackett, had a contract in the Penn Canal near Pittsburgh. When their Canal Section was finished he returned to Ohio and bought out his younger brother Salmon. He united with the Cong'l Church Feb 16th 1817. Dis April 8th 1845.

      109

      interest in their Father's, home farm. He carried on the home farm, and in connection with his brothers Norman, and Cassander, they worked a farm on the openings in the Township of Portage. A project was started in 1843 to take the Cuyahoga River, at the dam occupied at the present time, (1877) by Mr. John Hinde, around onto the Sand Hills, north of Akron. "This Company was Called the Portage Canal and Manufacturing Company, having the derisive name of the Chuckery Company."
      they succeeded in getting the water through, planned for a city of great magnitude called, "Summit City." This was designed on paper to have been one of the largest, manufacturing cities of the world. But this is not the only paper city, that has failed,, and its projectors come to grief. Mr. Sackett, was one that was identified with it, and when the company failed, Mr. Sackett sold the farm to Amos Avery, taking Mr. Avery's place at the Center of Tallmadge, in part payment and E. C. Sackett, had Mr. Avery deed the place to his Father. Mr Sackett, built a large house in Akron at the foot of the hill, near what is known as Howard Street Extension (1877.) Here he lived hoping to gather something from the wrecks of the great undertaking known as the Chuckery Ditch.
      After many law suits, and years of litigation, the courts decided the questions at issue and the affairs of the Company were closed up. Mr. Sackett, after the death of his father, went to Illinois with his family settling at Bardstown,
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      THE JANESVILLE GAZETTE, JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN
      October 2, 1863

      Mr. E.C. Sacket, of Beardstown, Illinois, has made a novel contribution to the Soldier's Aid Society of that village. He has handed over all the fruit of his apple orchard, five acres in extent, to the ladies of the society, who have already commenced gathering, paring and drying the fruit. Nothing is more welcome to the men in the field than dried fruit, and persons who have orchards would do well to imitate the example of this Illinois patriot.
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      Year: 1860; Census Place: Beardstown, Cass, Illinois;
      Roll: M653_160; Page: 184; Image: 187.
      August 12, 1860
      1279/1279
      Elizor C Sackett, 58, M, Farmer, 9000, 3000, Ct
      Patty Sackett, 56, F, Ct
      Susan F Sackett, 21, F, Teacher, Ohio
      Orange E Sackett, 18, M, Teacher, Ohio
      Flora C Sackett, 16, F, Ohio
      Ella M Sackett, 12, F, Ohio
      Charles Kuhlman, 21, M, Prussia
      Henry Kuhlman, 18, M, Prussia
      Charles Billings, 45, M, Vt
      Walter Greeley, 13, M, Ills
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      Year: 1870; Census Place: Illini, Macon, Illinois;
      Roll: M593_249; Page: 479; Image: 367.
      July 2, 1870
      60/58
      Sackett, E. C., 68, M, W, Farmer, 8000, 2000, Connecticutt
      Sackett, Patty, 66, F, W, Keeping House, Connecticutt
      Sackett, Orange, 27, M, W, Farmer, Ohio
      Sackett, Flora, 26, F, W, At Home, Ohio
      Cook, James, 18, M, W, Works on Farm, New York
      Gray, John, 33, M, W, Minister, England
      Gray, Janes, 27, F, W, At Home, England
      Gray, John G, 9, M, W, Canada
      Gray, Annie, 7, F, England
      Gray, Willis, 6, M, W, Nova Scotia
      Gray, Susie, 4, F, W, Nova Scotia
      Gray, Ward, 2, M, W, New York
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      In the household of his son, Orange E., in 1880 census:
      1880 Census; Illini, Macon, Illinois
      Film T9-0229: Page 467B
      Eleazer SACKETT, Father M M W 78 CT Farmer Home CT CT
      Patty SACKETT, Mother F M W 76 CT Home Here CT CT

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 23 May 2019.
      MEMORIAL ID 189696978
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189696978

      Eleazer Curtis Sackett
      BIRTH 1 Mar 1802
      DEATH 10 Jul 1889 (aged 87)
      BURIAL
      Oak Grove Cemetery
      Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
      PLOT Sec 199 Div IL

      Children are: Ann M Sackett b. 21 Oct 1829, d. 22 Jan 1857
      Martha O Sackett b. 14 Mar 1832
      Orange B Sackett b. 10 Oct 1836, d. 30 Nov 1837
      Susan T Sackett b. 20 May 1838
      Orange E Sackett+ b. 1 Nov 1841, d. 24 May 1928
      Flora C. Sackett b. 1 Aug 1844
      Helen Magill Sackett+ b. 17 Jul 1846
      ~~Myra Roper - mroper077@gmail.com

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S135] Barbour Collection of Vital Records.

    3. [S1183] Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) , (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 2 Jan 2016.
      Sackett, Sacket
      Ebenezer Curtis, s. [Salmon & Marsey Matilda], b. Mar. 1, 1802

    4. [S962] Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      Name Ebenezer Curtis Sackett
      Gender Male
      Birth Date 01 Mar 1802
      Birthplace WARREN TWP,LITCHFIELD,CONNETICUT
      Father's Name Salmon Sackett
      Mother's Name Marsey Matilda

      "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74R-K86 : 11 February 2018), Ebenezer Curtis Sackett, 01 Mar 1802; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S2120] Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      Name Ebenezer Curtis Sackett
      Event Type Birth
      Event Date 1 Mar 1802
      Event Place Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
      Event Place Warren
      Father's Name Salmon
      Mother's Name Marsey Matilda

      "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSF-6L52 : 20 February 2019), Ebenezer Curtis Sackett, 1 Mar 1802; citing Birth, Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State Library, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL microfilm 008272244.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S2121] Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      Name Eleazer C Sacket
      Event Type Tax Assessment
      Event Date 1825-1827
      Event Place Tallmadge City, Portage, Ohio, United States

      "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2RL-17MF : 12 March 2018), Eleazer C Sacket, 1825-1827; citing multiple county courthouse offices, Tallmadge City, Portage, Ohio, United States, p. , Tax records indexed by Ohio Genealogy Society; FHL microfilm 004849206.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      The Summit County Beacon (Akron, Ohio), 19 May 1852, page 4

      The article describes a sheriff's sale of property. The sale was to take place on 2 Jun 1852.

      The property in College Tract, Portage Township, Summit County was "conveyed to the trustees of Western Reserve College by deed of Cassander Sackett and wife and Eleazer C. Sackett and wife, dated September 26, 1831."

      The article also describes the sale of 32 acres including "the entire plat of North Akron" in Portage County that was once owned by Cassander .and Eleazer C. Sackett and their wives. The article also mentions a line surveyed by Norman Sackett and Frederic Wadsworth.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S2121] Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      Name Elizur C Sackett
      Event Type Tax Assessment
      Event Date 1832-1833
      Event Place Tallmadge, Tallmadge City, Summit, Ohio, United States
      Event Place Tallmadge

      "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2RL-Z9YJ : 12 March 2018), Elizur C Sackett, 1832-1833; citing multiple county courthouse offices, Tallmadge, Tallmadge City, Summit, Ohio, United States, p. , Tax records indexed by Ohio Genealogy Society; FHL microfilm 004849209.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    9. [S2121] Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      Name Eleazer C Sacket
      Event Type Tax Assessment
      Event Date 1834-1835
      Event Place Tallmadge, Tallmadge City, Summit, Ohio, United States
      Event Place Tallmadge

      "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2RG-CHK1 : 12 March 2018), Eleazer C Sacket, 1834-1835; citing multiple county courthouse offices, Tallmadge, Tallmadge City, Summit, Ohio, United States, p. , Tax records indexed by Ohio Genealogy Society; FHL microfilm 004849210.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    10. [S2121] Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      Name Eleazor C Sackett
      Event Type Tax Assessment
      Event Date 1836-1837
      Event Place Tallmadge, Tallmadge City, Summit, Ohio, United States
      Event Place Tallmadge

      "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2RL-N71C : 12 March 2018), Eleazor C Sackett, 1836-1837; citing multiple county courthouse offices, Tallmadge, Tallmadge City, Summit, Ohio, United States, p. , Tax records indexed by Ohio Genealogy Society; FHL microfilm 004849211.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    11. [S2121] Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      Name Elezer C Sackett
      Event Type Tax Assessment
      Event Date 1838
      Event Place Tallmadge, Tallmadge City, Summit, Ohio, United States
      Event Place Tallmadge

      "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2RL-4ZL7 : 12 March 2018), Elezer C Sackett, 1838; citing multiple county courthouse offices, Tallmadge, Tallmadge City, Summit, Ohio, United States, p. , Tax records indexed by Ohio Genealogy Society; FHL microfilm 004849212.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    12. [S223] 1840 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3).
      Name Eliazer C Sackett
      Event Type Census
      Event Date 1840
      Event Place Tallmadge Township, Summit, Ohio, United States
      Page 347

      "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTT-GTL : 16 August 2017), Eliazer C Sackett, Tallmadge Township, Summit, Ohio, United States; citing p. 347, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 428; FHL microfilm 20,177.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    13. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 2), 23 May 2019.
      The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio), 24 Jun 1990, page BB7-BB9

      Soujourner Truth found territory friendly in Akron

      by Jeffry Smith

      . . . Helping slaves escape became more dangerous after the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which stipulated fines of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail for assisting fugitives.

      Desperate men pursuing fugitive slaves were known to take desperate measures against station masters and conductors, sometimes resorting to violence.

      In 1854, James Worthington, a black barber living in Akron since the early 1840s, was apprehended by bounty hunters posing as marshals.

      They were met at the train by a crowd assembled by Eleazer Sackett, an old-time abolitionist. With the crowd swelling behind them, lawyers Upson and Christopher Wolcott demanded to see the papers authorizing the bounty hunters to seize Worthington, deemed them illegal and persuaded them to release Worthington and leave town on the next train . . . .

      Transcribed by Ted Smith



    14. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 2), 23 May 2019.
      The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio), 12 Feb 1961, page 8A

      'Underground Railroaders' Active Here

      Akronites Motivated By Heart, Not Pocketbook

      When [John] Brown was executed by the State of Virginia Dec. 2. 1839, for the raid on the Harper's Ferry arsenal, flags were displayed at half staff in Akron [Ohio] and other Summit County towns; stores and business places closed and bells were tolled. A meeting was held in the hall of the Empire House that night and the leading men of the town made speeches.

      Even before the Brown tragedy, the temper of the people in regard to slavery had been tested by the famous, or infamous, case of "Barber Jim Worthington."

      Worthington was a tall, athletic Negro who came to Akron in the early '40s and set himself up as a barber. He was betrayed in 1834, apparently by his own wife whom he had married here. "Jim" was a good barber. In time, he was able to fit up his shop, as a contemporary wrote, "with fine mahogany and plush upholstered chairs, large and attractive mirrors... with a stnped pole in front about a foot in diameter and 25 or 30 feet in height..."

      And then Jim married "a very handsome and bright light-colored mulatto girl by the name of Maggie Bird."

      Shortly after the marriage, Maggie's brother, William Bird, opened a rival "tonsorial establishment almost as splendidly appointed as Worthington's.

      There was bitterness then between Maggie's husband and her brother. And Jim was jealous of his pretty wife. Whatever the reason, the Worthingtons separated. Not long after, came the attempt by agents of a slaveholder to seize Worthington and return him to his "owner."

      First, a stranger appeared in Jim's shop and looked him over. A few days later, May 17, 1854, the marshal of Akron, Capt. J. J. Wright, was notified to meet at the Union depot the next morning "the sheriff from Chicago."

      Marshal Wright was there at the meeting place ahead of time. He met the "sheriff" and another man who introduced himself as "the U. S. marshal from Newark." They said they wanted Worthington as a counterfeiter and wanted to make the arrest quietly so as not to "disturb the rest of the gang" in the vicinity.

      JIM was arrested and brought to the station, protesting his innocence. And that was the situation when there arrived on the scene a crusty oldtime Abolitionist named Eleazer C. Sackett.

      Sackett smelled a rat, to be precise "the sheriff." Since Chicago is a city, it doesn't have and didn't then sheriff. The old man spread the alarm and a mob quickly gathered at the station. In the crowd was Christopher P. Wolcott. Later, Wolcott was attorney general of Ohio and, then, the assistant to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, his brother-in-law.

      Wolcott and others unmask ed the sheriff and "U.S. Marshal" actually, they were both officers from Louisville, Ky. The latter threatened to shoot but the crowd defied them and they hastily boarded the train without Jim.

      Jim's owner had been waiting in Cleveland. When he heard what had happened, he remarked "I guess the Fugitive Slave Law doesn't amount to much in Ohio, anyhow."

      Transcribed by Ted Smith



    15. [S500] 1860 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      1860 Census, enumerated 12 Aug 1860 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois, United States

      Eligor C Sackett M 58 Ct
      [illegible*] Patty Sackett F 56 Ct
      [illegible*] Susan T Sackett F 21 Ohio
      Oranzo E Sackett M 18 Ohio
      Flora C Sackett F 16 Ohio
      Ella M Sackett F 12 Ohio
      Charles Kuhlman M 21 Prussia
      Henry Kuhlman M 18 Prussia
      Charles Billings M 45 Vt
      Walter Greeley M 13 Ills

      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXHQ-JSW : 13 December 2017), Eligor C Sackett, 1860.

      * Indexed as illegible, the image seems fairly clear and matches known names.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    16. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census.
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Illini, Macon, Illinois;
      Roll: M593_249; Page: 479; Image: 367.
      July 2, 1870
      60/58
      Sackett, E. C., 68, M, W, Farmer, 8000, 2000, Connecticutt
      Sackett, Patty, 66, F, W, Keeping House, Connecticutt
      Sackett, Orange, 27, M, W, Farmer, Ohio
      Sackett, Flora, 26, F, W, At Home, Ohio
      Cook, James, 18, M, W, Works on Farm, New York
      Gray, John, 33, M, W, Minister, England
      Gray, Janes, 27, F, W, At Home, England
      Gray, John G, 9, M, W, Canada
      Gray, Annie, 7, F, England
      Gray, Willis, 6, M, W, Nova Scotia
      Gray, Susie, 4, F, W, Nova Scotia
      Gray, Ward, 2, M, W, New York

      "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6H7-F5R : 12 April 2016), E C Sackett, Illinois, United States; citing p. 8, family 58, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,748.

    17. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3).
      1880 Census; Illini, Macon, Illinois
      Family History Library Film: 1254229; NA Film Number: T9-0229
      Enumerated 12 Jun 1880
      Page Number: 467B
      Orange E. SACKETT Self, M M W 38 OH Farmer CT CT
      Emma S. SACKETT Wife F M W 29 NH Keeping House NH NH
      Lizzie SACKETT Dau F S W 6 IL -- OH NH
      Arthur SACKETT Son M S W 4 IL -- OH NH
      Raymond SACKETT Son M S W 3 IL -- OH NH
      Dwight SACKETT Son M S W 9M IL -- OH NH
      Eleazer SACKETT Father M M W 78 CT Farmer Home CT CT
      Patty SACKETT Mother F M W 76 CT Home Here CT CT
      Henrietta HULSEBUS Other F S W 19 HANO Servant HANO HANOVER
      Morgan BURROWS Other M S W 19 IL Works On Farm IL IL
      William P. COLLIER Other M S W 21 MI Works On Farm TN AL
      Thomas MEILHEM Other M S W 18 IL Works On Farm VA IL

      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXVN-2KT : 19 August 2017), Eleazer Sackett in entry for Orange E Sackett, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 155, sheet 467B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0229; FHL microfilm 1,254,229.

    18. [S1218] Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      1885 Census, enumerated 1 Mar 1885 in Wyandotte Ward 3, Wyandotte County, Kansas

      Wm B Garlick 45 M Brick mason
      Ella S Garlick 38 F
      Flora C Garlick 14 F
      Mary Garlick 2 F
      E C Sackett 83 M Farmer
      Patty Sackett 81 F
      Flora C Sackett 40 F School teacher

    19. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      The Kansas City Gazette (Kansas City, Kansas), 10 Jul 1889, page 3

      Death of Father Sackett.

      At 6:30 o'clock this morning Mr. E. E. (sic) Sackett, better known as Father Sackett, died at the residence of his son-in-law, W. B. Garlick, at Sixth and Everett avenue. Mr. Sackett was in his 88th year. The immediate cause of his death was an attack of malarial fever, with which he had been suffering for about a week. Mr. Sackett had been a resident of this city for about eight years, during which time he has lived with his son-in-law, Mr. Garlick. He was born in Connecticut and moved to Ohio in a very early day. He was one of the early abolitionists, and took an active part in the stirring incidents of the ante bellum period.

      He leaves four daughters and one son to mourn his death. Mrs. E. S. Garlick and Miss Flora Sackett live in this city. Two of the daughters live in Illinois and the son lives in Iowa.

      Mr. Sackett was a member of the Congregational church, and led an exemplary Christian life. The funeral will take place from the residence of W. B. Garlick, 600 Everett street, at 4 o'clock p. m. to-morrow, Thursday.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    20. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      The Kansas City Gazette (Kansas City, Kansas), 11 Jul 1889, page 3

      The funeral services of the late E. C. Sackett were held at the residence of W. B. Garlick. The interment will take place at 9 o'clock to-morrow.

      Researched by Ted Smith

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

    22. [S1282] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2).
      The Sacketts of America . . .

      Name Patty Sackett
      Gender Female
      First Marriage Date 25 Mar 1828
      First Marriage Place Warren, Conn.
      Father Homer Sacket
      Mother Sarah Carter
      Spouse Eleazer Curtis Sacket
      Child Ann M Sacket

    23. [S985] Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2019.
      Name: Patty Sackett
      Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1828
      Marriage Place: Warren, Connecticut, USA
      Spouse: Eleazur Sackett

      Researched by Ted Smith


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