Sackett, Thomas L.

Sackett, Thomas L.

Male 1787 - 1871  (84 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Thomas L. 
    Born 30 Apr 1787  Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 22 Jun 1870  Ten Mile Township, Macon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 15 Sep 1871  Macon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery, Ten Mile, Macon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4087  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 

    Father Sackett, Aaron,   b. 26 Dec 1760, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Hanover Township, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Clark, Dorcas,   b. 1770, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1857, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1785  Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 5 children 
     1. Sackett, Phebe,   b. Abt 1787, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1863, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Sackett, Thomas L.,   b. 30 Apr 1787, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1871, Macon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Sackett, Sarah,   b. Abt 1789, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1863, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     4. Sackett, John W.,   b. 7 Jun 1793, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1837, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     5. Sackett, Samuel S.,   b. 1 Sep 1797, Hanover Township, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1880, La Cygne, Linn County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     
    Family ID F1723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Chambers, Catherine,   b. Abt 1785,   d. Bef 1827  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1808  Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Dorcas D.,   b. 28 Oct 1809, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1877, Menard County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Sackett, John W.,   b. 15 Jul 1812, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1891, Henry County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Sackett, Samuel S.,   b. Abt 1815, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1891, Ten Mile, Macon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     4. Sackett, Phoebe,   b. Abt 1818, Franklin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Sackett, Harriet,   b. 1819,   d. Unknown
    +6. Sackett, Mary,   b. 18 Mar 1821, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1863, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martin, Margaret,   b. Abt 10 Jun 1791,   d. 9 Jul 1830, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Aft 1820  Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage date derived from Daniel Floyd Sackett showing the marriage as being in Butler Co., OH and the absence of the marriage in the Ohio Marriage Records Index through 1820.

      There is also the fact that following the death of Aaron Sackett, the father of Thomas, Dorcas Sackett, the widow and the children sold the family farm on 6 Oct 1827. Margaret is named as the wife of Thomas on that deed.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Boyer, Elizabeth,   b. 19 Feb 1788,   d. 21 Sep 1846, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1832  Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Margaret Jane,   b. 25 Dec 1834, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1914, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 McKee, Mary,   b. Feb 1825,   d. 25 Oct 1863, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1847  Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • My line from Aaron and Dorcas begins with their son Thomas. I know that the
      Early Settlers of Sangamon County, IL says that he was married 3 times. I
      have found evidence of his marriage to Catherine Chambers in Butler County,
      OH 11/23/1808. I have evidence of his marriage to Mary McKee in Sangamon
      County, IL 4/15/1847. I "know" from other researchers that he married Peggy
      Martin. I have no evidence of this marriage and have no date. I really wish
      that someone who has evidence of this marriage would contact me or the list
      and let us know where and when this marriage was. As a result, I have seen
      that both Catherine Chambers and Peggy Martin have been listed as mother to
      my ancestor, Dorcas Sackett who married Levi Batterton in Sangamon County,
      IL. If anyone can help me with this, I would be most appreciative.

      And, again, thanks for your help.

      Alyce <>
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Apr 1787 - Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1808 - Butler County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Dorcas D. - 28 Oct 1809 - Butler County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, John W. - 15 Jul 1812 - Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Samuel S. - Abt 1815 - Butler County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Phoebe - Abt 1818 - Franklin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1820 - Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Mary - 18 Mar 1821 - Butler County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Apr 1832 - Warren County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Margaret Jane - 25 Dec 1834 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1847 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Jun 1870 - Ten Mile Township, Macon County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 1871 - Macon County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery, Ten Mile, Macon County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to his headstone in Ten Mile Cemetery, Macon Co., MO.; Thomas Sackett was born 30 Apr 1787 and died 15 Sep 1871. His father was Aaron Sackett (1760-1827) and his mother was Dorcas Clark (1770-1857) Thomas was born in Fayette Co., PA., probably in Uniontown where his father had bought a lot in 1784.

      It appears that in the year 1796 Thomas moved with his parents and siblings from Fayette Co., PA. to what is now Butler Co., OH. It was here that Thomas first married on 23 Nov. 1808.

      Sacket, Thomas
      Year: 1820; State: IN; County: Franklin; Township: Bath
      Roll: M33_13 Page: 200 Image: 214
      Census: 200 010 - 110 10 - 01

      There are some questions concerning the marriages of Thomas Sackett. Evidence points to him having married four wives while records can be found for only three marriages.

      The first marriage, for Thomas, was to Catherine Chambers in Butler Co., OH on 23 Nov 1808. A marriage record from Warren Co., OH. shows that he married Elizabeth (Boyer) Dickerson there on 1 Apr 1832. A headstone in the Old Sackett Cemetery, near Salisbury, IL. shows that Elizabeth Sackett died 21 Sep 1846, age 58y 7m 2d. Then on 15 Apr 1847 he married Mrs. Mary Mckee in Sangamon Co., IL.

      There seems to be evidence that Thomas had another wife between his marriage to Catherine Chambers in 1808 and his marriage to Elizabeth (Boyer) Dickerson in 1832. First there are two deeds by which Dorcas Sackett, mother of Thomas, sold the 80 acres of land which were left to her in the will of her husband Aaron Sackett who died in 1827.

      In the first deed, dated 6 Oct 1827, Dorcas Sackett, widow of Aaron Sackett, sold the 80 acres in Butler Co., OH. Signing the deed with her were all of her children and their spouses. The wife of Thomas signed as Margaret. In the second deed signed 9 Mar 1830, which involved the same 80 acres in Butler Co., OH., Dorcas Sackett signed for herself and had a power of attorney for her children and spouses; with the exception of Christopher and Phoebe Mosteller and Thomas Sackett. There is no mention of Margaret, the wife of Thomas who signed the deed in 1827.

      It appears that following the sale of the land in Ohio, Dorcas and most of her family moved to Sangamon Co., IL. "The 1835 Taxlist of Sangamon Co., Illinois" by Thomas and Temple, shows that Thomas Sackett purchased land in what is now Gardiner Township in 1828 and 1829 and paid taxes on the land in 1835. Thomas Sackett is also listed on the 1830 Census for Sangamon Co., IL.:
      1830 - Sangamon Co. IL Census
      Thomas Sacket 001 100 100 100 0 - 021 100 010 000 0
      Males Females
      5 to 10 (1820-25) 0 2 (Mary, Harriett)
      10 to 15 (1815-20) 1 1 (Samuel - Phebe)
      15 to 20 (1810-15) 1 1 (John - Dorcas)
      40 to 50 (1780-90) 1 0 (Thomas)
      50 to 60 (1770-80) 0 1 (????)
      70 to 80 (1750-60) 1 0 (????)
      [Note: The female age 50-60 could be either the spouse of the male 70-80, Margaret (Peggy) the spouse of Thomas, or Dorcas Sackett, the widowed mother of Thomas. Dorcas is not counted for in any other household in the 1830 Census.]
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      1847 Apr 7 - Sangamon Co. IL, Deed Book "Z", P.113
      Thomas Sackett to County Comm for Sangamon Cty -Deed
      Know all Men ty these presnets that I Thomas Sackett of the County of Sangamon &State of Illinois for &in consideration of One Dollar to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged have given granted &Sold unto the County Commissioners of Sangamon County State of Illinois &their Successors in office forever in Trust for the use of the People of the Neighbourhood in which I said Sackett now resides in common with myself for the Interment of the Dead of said Neighbourhood all that certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in said County and which has been for some time past used as a Burying ground known and described as follows to wit Beginning at Stone seven chains &fifty links South & Eleven chains & fifty links east of the Northwest Corner of Section No four Township No Sixteen North Range No Six west of the 3rd principal Meridian thence South two &fifty hundredths chains to a Stone thence East two &fifty hundreths chains to a Stone thence North two &fifty hundredths chains to a Stone thence West two & fifty hundredths chains to the beginning containing 625/1000 or 5/8ths of an acre.
      To have and to hold said Land with the appurtenances & privileges for the uses & purposes aforesaid unto ?????? the said County Commissioners & their successors in office forever free from all claims or claims of all persons claiming or to claim title to the same by through or under heirs the said Thomas Sackett except in commonwith others as aforesaid Witness my hand &Seal this 7th day of April AD1847.
      Attest----Thomas Moffett Signed----Thomas Sackett

      State of Illinois-Sangamon County || Be it Remembered that on the day of the date hereof come personally before the undersigned Probate Justice of the Peace within &for said County Thomas Sackett who is personally known to me to be the Identical person by whom and in whose name the within &foregoing Deed is Subscribed and by whom and as whose name this same is proposed to be acknowledged who their acknowledged that he executed the same freely for the purpose therein expressed
      Witness my hand &seal this 7th day of April AD1847
      Thomas Moffett Pro JPSC

      Recorded April 12th AD 1847 -- Benjamin Talbott NSC
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      1860 Census; Salisbury, Sangamon Co., IL; Ancestry image 766 of 821
      71/71
      T. L. Sackett 73 m hotel keeper PA
      M. [Sackett] 56 f VA
      E. McKee 27 f IL
      L. Mckee 18 m IL
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      Now, in a biographical sketch for L. Marion Wells we read:
      "In 1852 he [James H. Wells] wedded Margaret Jane Sacket, a native of Salisbury township, Sangamon county, and a daughter of Thomas Sacket, who was born and reared in Ohio. He was also married there but lost his first wife in this county and subsequently wedded Elizabeth Boyer, who became the mother of Mrs. Wells. For some years after his marriage Mr. Sacket carried on farming in Sangamon county, but later removed to Missouri, spending his last years with his sons in Macon county, that state." [Copied from the Past and Present of Sangamon County; pages 1121 and 1122. by Alyce Beggs 8/28/2000]. Note that it says that Thomas was married in Ohio and lost his first wife in Sangamon County.

      In the book by J. C. Power; "Old Settlers of Sangamon County", page 633: "Thomas Sackett was brought up near Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, and was there married to Peggy Martin. They had six children in Ohio, and moved to Sangamon County, near Sangamon, previous to 1830. . ."

      These two sources indicate that Thomas moved to Sangamon Co., IL. with his "first" wife and that her name was Peggy Martin. That Peggy died and then Thomas married Elizabeth Boyer.

      However, we have Thomas' biography as told in the Henry Co., Iowa Biographical Sketches from around 1900:
      Thomas Sackett was a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1789. Thomas & Catherine Chambers had these children: Dorcas (m. Levi Batterton, Menard Co., IL); John (m. Rhoda Hart of Green Co., KY); Samuel, a farmer of Macon Co., MO; Phoebe, (m. Milas Goodwin, farmer of Coos Co., OR); Mary, (m. Rev. AC Gaines, Douglas Co., NE); Harriet (m. Thompson Crider).

      Mr. & Mrs. Sackett removed to Butler Co. in a very early day, & at that place their three eldest children were born, there they improved a beautiful farm on which they resided until 1816. They then removed to Brookville, Franklin Co, IN, where their three youngest children came to make the household. Here as in Ohio, they cultivated a beautiful farm of 160 acres, but in 1826 he moved back to the old home in Ohio. In 1828 he removed to Sangamon Co., IL, and again obtained school land & made a farm of 140 acres. Thomas Sackett was a man always in advance of civilization. While in Sangamon Co., his life companion was called to rest. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church & taught her children that in the teachings of the Bible all were made better to live & better to die.

      About 4 years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Sackett married Elizabeth Dickerson & by this union 1 child was born, Margaret (m. Harvey Wells, Sangamon Co., IL); After the death of his second wife in 1847, Mr Sackett married May McKee, who died in 1857 after which time he made his home with his children. He died at the home of his son Samuel, Macon Co., Mo. 1872.

      In this account the "first" wife of Thomas is given as Catherine Chambers and indicates that in Sangamon Co., IL. the "life companion" of Thomas died.

      The problem surrounding the marriages of Thomas Sackett is compounded by the fact that, to date, researchers have been unable to find a marriage record for Thomas Sackett and Margaret "Peggy" Martin in the state of Ohio, or any of the surrounding states. It has been speculated that Catherine Chambers might have been the married name of a Catherine Margaret or Margaret Catherine Martin and that her marriage to Thomas Sackett was her second marriage.

  • Sources 
    1. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 11 Nov 2017.
      1870 Census, enumerated 22 Jun 1870 in Ten Mile Township, Macon County, Missouri, United States

      Sml Sackett M 55 Ohio
      Margaret Sackett F 46 Ohio
      Reuben Sackett M 19 Illinois
      Winfield Sackett M 18 Illinois
      Sarena Sackett F 16 Iowa
      Henry Sackett M 14 Iowa
      Leah Lackett F 12 Illinois
      Harriet Lackett F 10 Illinois
      Thomas Lackett M 8 Illinois
      Grant Lackett M 6 Illinois
      Thomas Lackett M 82 Pennsylvania

      "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M46G-4NY : 12 April 2016), Sml Sackett, Missouri, United States; citing p. 3, family 22, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,289.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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