Sackett, Homer

Sackett, Homer

Male 1823 - 1906  (82 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Homer  [1
    Born 17 Aug 1823  Mendon, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1906  Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried Avon Cemetery, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Person ID I3708  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2018 

    Father Sackett, Col. Orange,   b. 21 Apr 1796, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1877, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sheldon, Amanda Minerva,   b. 28 Jul 1800, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1880, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1822  Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Source: Ontario Co., NY records; from
    Children 8 children 
     1. Sacket, Frances,   b. Nov 1829, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1919, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     2. Sackett, Homer,   b. 17 Aug 1823, Mendon, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1906, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Sacket, James,   b. Abt 1825, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1877, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     4. Sacket, Sarah,   b. 27 Dec 1826, Riga, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1918, Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Sacket, Samuel,   b. Oct 1830, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1910-25 Apr 1920  (Age ~ 89 years)
     6. Sacket, Cornelia,   b. 1835, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1906  (Age 71 years)
     7. Sackett, Capt. Orange,   b. 1837, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1925  (Age 88 years)
    +8. Sacket, Minerva,   b. Abt 1840, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F1495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McKinzie, Margaret,   b. 22 Jan 1820, Galt, Cambridge, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1895, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1846  [4, 7
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Orange,   b. Sep 1847, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Broward County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     2. Sackett, Edgar Gary Sr.,   b. 1849, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1912, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Sackett, Charles Homer,   b. Apr 1852, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1928, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     4. Sackett, Cora M.,   b. Sep 1860, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Sackett, Sarah A.,   b. May 1859, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1932, Fancher, Orleans County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Aug 1823 - Mendon, Monroe County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Orange - Sep 1847 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Edgar Gary Sr. - 1849 - Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Charles Homer - Apr 1852 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Sarah A. - May 1859 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Cora M. - Sep 1860 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Apr 1906 - Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Avon Cemetery, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sackett, Homer (1823-1906
    Sackett, Homer (1823-1906
    Picture copied from: Biographical Review; this Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New York; Boston, Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1895

  • Notes 
    • of Avon, Livingston Co., N. Y.
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      Pages 322-325
      HOMER SACKETT, superintendnt of water-works in Avon, N.Y., was born in the town of Mendon, Monroe County, in 1823. He has resided in Avon for more than forty years, and is one of the most widely known and highly respeted citizens of this beautiful town, holding an important public office, the duties of which he most ably performs. His father, Colonel Orange Sackett, was a native of Warren, Conn.; and his grandfather, Homer Sackett, whose name he bears, was a life-long resident of that State, being a farmer by occupation from first to last.

      Colonel Orange Sackett came to Monroe County, New York, about 1815, and for a number of years followed a variety of callings, such as farming, selling goods in general stores, and school teaching. He is still remembered as one of the most successful teachers in that region. Finally he opened a general merchandise store on his own account at Riga, Monroe County, and after carrying it on for fourteen years sold out, and removed to the town of York, Livingston County, where he bought a farm of six hundred acres, only twenty acres of which were cleared. This was in 1833, or eleven years after his marriage. The first work he had to do on his unimproved farm, which was very nearly a square mile in area, was to repair the old log house; and in this he and his family lived for many years. In 1822 Colonel Sackett was married to Amanda Minerva Sheldon, of the town of Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass. They reared eight children, four boys and four girls; and at the present writing but one member of this large family has been removed by death. A portion of the original farm still remains in the possession of the Sackett family, it being owned by Samuel, the fifth child born to Colonel Orange and Amanda.

      Their first-born was Homer, the subject of this sketch, who was ten years old when they removed to York. He received the rudiments of his education in the Monroe County district schools, and then attended an academy in Connecticut, and later the Lima Seminary. Like his grandfather, Homer Sackett has always been a farmer; and on April 4, 1853, he came to Avon, and rented one of the Wadsworth farms. After living there for about eighteen years, in 1871 he bought the farm he now occupies. He has erected new buildings, and has improved the property in various other ways, it now being considered one of the most desirable estates in this section.

      Very nearly half a centry ago, in 1846, Homer Sackett married Margaret McKenzie, daughter of John D. and Catherine (McArthur) McKenzie. Mr. John D. McKenzie's father came from Scotland with his wife and seven children, settled in York, and had three children born to him after his arrival in this country. He took up a farm at York in 1804, and passed the rest of his days there, dying in 1826. Mrs. Sackett's parents moved to Canada, where her mother died. Her father married again, removed to Winnipeg, and there made his home till his death.

      Homer Sackett has five children living-Orange, Edgar G, Charles H, Sarah A, and Cora M. Orange married Ella Briggs, resides in Iowa, and has one child-Irma Sackett. Edgar married Adelaide Brayton, and has two children-Edgar G. and Carrie. Sarah married Charles F. Gwynne, and has two children-Cora M. and Ella Gwynne; and Cora M. married Samuel P. Harman, and has four children-Orange S., Samuel P., Margharita D, and Phoebe A. Harman.

      Mr. Homer Sackett was appointed inspector of Avon water-works when they were put in, in 1888, and now holds the position of superintendent. He served as Supervisor in the town in 1871, has been Assessor for fifteen years, and has discharged his responsible duties in such a mannger as to reflect credit on himself and the town he represents. He cast his first Presidential vote in 1844, for Henry Clay, but has been a Republican since the formation of that party.
      A speaking likeness of Mr. Sackett will be found among the portraits of men that mark in Livingston and Wyoming Counties that illustrate this volume.

      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]
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      Year: 1850; State: NY; County: Livingston; Township: York
      Roll: M432_525«tab»Page: 293
      2/2
      Sacket, Homer 27 m farmer NY [W #3903]
      Sacket, Marg 29 f -- CAN
      Sacket, Orange 2 m -- NY [W #6812]
      Sacket, Edgar 1 m -- NY [W #6813]
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      Year: 1860; Census Place: Avon, Livingston, New York;
      Roll: M653_778; Page: 139; Image: 143.
      2/2 June 12, 1860
      Homer Sackett, 36, M, Farmer, 15000, New York
      Margaret Sackett, 36, F, check mark, Household duties, Canada
      Orange Sackett, 12, M, New York
      Edgar Sackett, 11, M, New York
      Charles H Sackett, 8, M, New York
      Sarah M Sackett, 2, F, New York
      Almina Reed, 28, F, Waiting Maid, New York
      Elizabeth Shuman, 14, F, Domestic, Germany
      John Farpey?, 33, M, Farm Laborer, Ireland
      Michael Mooney, 25, M, Farm Laborer, Ireland
      Thomas Mooney, 21, M, Farm Laborer, Ireland
      Michael Clancey, 24, F, Farm Laborer, Ireland
      Lewis Beaser, 21, M, Farm Laborer, New York
      Vincent Raymond, 28, M, Farm Laborer, New York
      Thomas Fitzgerald, 24, M, Farm Laborer, Ireland
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      Year: 1870; Census Place: Avon, Livingston, New York;
      Roll: M593_965; Page: 15; Image: 30.
      237/232 August 9, 1870
      Sackett, Homer, 46, M, W, Farmer, 18850, New York
      Sackett, Margaret, 49, F, W, Keeping House, 8000, Canada West
      Sackett, Orange E, 22, M, W, Farm Laborer, 600, New York
      Sackett, Edgar G, 21, M, W, Farm Laborer, 500, New York
      Sackett, Charles H, 18, M, W, Farm Laborer, New York
      Sackett, Sarah, 12, F, W, Attending School, New York
      Sackett, Cora M, 9, F, W, Attending School, New York
      Stanton, Catharine, 25, F, W, Domestic Servant, Ireland
      Welch, Ellen, 23, F, W, Domestic Servant, Ireland
      Lowery, Christopher C, 35, M, W, Farm Laborer, New York
      Wolf, John, 40 M, W, Farm Laborer, 200, Baden
      Stephens, Fredrick, 40, M, W, 100, Prussia
      Flowerbelt, Henry, 28, M, W, Darmstadt
      Bernick, John, 21, M, W, Darmstadt
      Ripley, Richard, 40, M, W, New York
      Roger, Jacob, 24, M, W, Darmstadt
      Marleson, James, 24, M, B, Virginia
      Aaron Obrien, 40, M, W, New York
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      1880 census; District 1, Avon, Livingston, New York
      FHL Film 1254858 National Archives Film T9-0858 Page 1A
      Homer SACKETT Self M M W 56 NY Farmer CT MA
      Margaret SACKETT Wife F M W 59 CAN Keeping House SCOT SCOT
      Orange SACKETT Son M S W 32 NY R.R. Conductor NY CAN
      Charles H. SACKETT Son M S W 28 NY R.R. Clerk NY CAN
      Cora M. SACKETT Dau F S W 19 NY Teacher NY CAN
      Frank J. WEISERT Other M S W 25 NY R.R. Brakeman BAV NY
      William HARDY Other M S W 17 NY Laborer NY NY
      Mary STOKES Other F S W 16 CAN Domestic Servt ENG CAN
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      Year: 1900; Census Place: Avon, Livingston, New York;
      Roll: T623 1070; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 20.
      June 1, 1900
      Genesee St
      16/15
      [in household of his son-in-law, Samuel P, Harman]
      Sackett, Homer, Father in Law, W, M, Aug 1823, 76, Wd, (says 54, 5, 5-but crossed out), United States, United States, United States, blank
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      Homer Sackett
      Birth: Aug. 17, 1823; New York, USA
      Death: Apr. 4, 1906; New York, USA
      Burial:
      Avon Cemetery, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Orange Sackett (1796 - 1877)
      Amanda Minerva Sheldon Sackett (1800 - 1880)
      Spouse:
      Margaret McKenzie Sackett (1820 - 1895)
      Children:
      Edgar Gary Sackett (1849 - 1914)

      Created by: Deborah R.
      Record added: Jun 08, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 53420842
      Headstone picture added by: palib

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 53420842 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census, Roll: T623 1070; Page: 1B (Reliability: 3), 1 Jun 1900.

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 18 Jun 2018.
      Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), 6 Apr 1906, page 4

      DEATH OF HOMER SACKETT

      Former Well Known Avon Man Died In Rochester.

      Avon, April 5. On Wednesday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. P. Harman, No. 8 Schell place, Rochester, occurred the death of Homer Sackett, an old and respected resident of Avon and vicinity. He was born in Mendon, August 17th, l823. He was the oldest son of the late Colonel Orange Sackett, of York. In 1846 he married Margaret McKenzie, since deceased. For several years Mr. Sackett was an enterprising farmer in the town, be being the first from the valley to ship milk to Rochester.

      He is survived by three sons, Orange, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Edgar and Charles, of Avon; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah A. Gwynne, of Fancher, N. Y., and Mrs. S. P. Harman, of Rochester; also eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Captain Orange Sackett, of Rimersburg. Pa., and Samuel, of York; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Choate, of Fowlersville, and Mrs. Frances Lacy, of Avon.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    4. [S22] Irene Marie Haas, (E-mail).

    5. [S868] Warren S. Harmon, Harmon, Warren S.

    6. [S3] Charles H. Weygant; The Sacketts Of America Their Ancestors and Descendants 1630-1907; Newburgh, N. Y. 1907; Journal Pri, Weygant, Charles H., (Newburgh, N. Y., 1907), p. 253 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 18 Jun 2018.
      Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), 6 Apr 1906, page 4

      DEATH OF HOMER SACKETT

      Former Well Known Avon Man Died In Rochester.

      Avon, April 8. On Wednesday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. P, Harman, No. 8 Schell place, Rochester, occurred the death of Homer Sackett, an old and respected resident of Avon and vicinity. He was born in Mendon, August 17th, l823. He was the oldest son of the late Colonel Orange Sackett, of York. In 1846 he married Margaret McKenzie, since deceased. For several years Mr. Sackett was an enterprising farmer in the town, be being the first from the valley to ship milk to Rochester.

      He is survived by three sons, Orange, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Edgar and Charles, of Avon; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah A. Gwynne, of Fancher, N. Y., and Mrs. S. P. Harman, of Rochester; also eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Captain Orange Sackett, of Rimersburg. Pa., and Samuel, of York; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Choate, of Fowlersville, and Mrs. Frances Lacy, of Avon.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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