Sackett, Cyrus

Sackett, Cyrus

Male 1764 - 1846  (82 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Cyrus 
    Born 5 Jun 1764  Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Sugar Creek Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 13 Oct 1846  Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Fairview Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4442  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father Sackett, Reuben Return,   b. 17 Jun 1732, Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1803, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Finney, Mercy,   b. 1 Jan 1730, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1805, Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1752  Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 7 children 
     1. Sackett, Dr. Samuel,   b. 1 Apr 1754, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1833, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Sackett, Alexander,   b. 6 Mar 1758, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1829, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. 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)
     4. Sackett, Cyrus,   b. 5 Jun 1764, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1846, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Sackett, Aner,   b. 10 Apr 1766, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1827, Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. Sackett, Mercy Lucinda,   b. 23 Jan 1769, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1832, Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Sackett, Violet,   b. 18 Jul 1771, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1807, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     
    Family ID F1603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stapleton, Nancy Anne,   b. 6 Mar 1768, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1855, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1792  Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Joseph,   b. 30 Mar 1794, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1839, Saint Marys Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Sackett, Sarah,   b. 24 May 1795, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1872, Brown Township, Miami County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Sackett, Mercy,   b. 26 Feb 1797, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1858  (Age 61 years)
     4. Sackett, Reuben,   b. 17 May 1798, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1799, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Sackett, Samuel,   b. 5 Nov 1799, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1856, Blue Creek Township, Adams County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. Sackett, Anna,   b. 8 Oct 1801, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1881, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Sackett, Cyrus Jr.,   b. 26 Jan 1803, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836  (Age 32 years)
     8. Sackett, Aner,   b. 24 Jan 1807, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1876, Brown Township, Miami County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Sackett, Alexander,   b. 3 Apr 1808, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1893, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1764 - Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jan 1792 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Joseph - 30 Mar 1794 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Sarah - 24 May 1795 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Mercy - 26 Feb 1797 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Reuben - 17 May 1798 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Samuel - 5 Nov 1799 - Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Anna - 8 Oct 1801 - Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Cyrus Jr. - 26 Jan 1803 - Greene County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Aner - 24 Jan 1807 - Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Alexander - 3 Apr 1808 - Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Sugar Creek Township, Greene County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1846 - Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Cyrus Sackett House at Bellbrook, 1933
    The Cyrus Sackett House at Bellbrook, 1933
    From the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, 9 Sep 1933, page 3

    This photo accompanies an article titled "Roaming the Rural Routes." That article describes several locations, and includes the following text:

    Along the old post road that ran from Cincinnati to Springfield and, in a glamorous day, made the main street of Bellhrook, The Roamer found just…

    Headstones
    Sackett, Cyrus 1764-1846
    Sackett, Cyrus 1764-1846
    Photo by: Valita and M. Marolis

  • Notes 
    • Photocopy of Bourbon Co., KY. Marriage Bond and Marriage Record supplied by Ruth Rawlings:
      "Know all men by these presents that s'd Cyrus Sackett & Wm. Morris
      are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Gov of Virginia in the fullest
      of 50 Current Mony to which payment to be made to said Gov. or his Successors
      we bind ourselves and our heirs each and _____ jointly and severally firmly by these
      presents sealed with our seals and dated the 7 day of Jany (1791 crossed out) 1792

      The Condition of the above obligation is such that wheras John Edwards
      Clerk of Bourbon County hath this day issued Licence for the marriage
      of the above bound Cyrus Sackett & Anne Steepleton
      now if there is no Lawful cause to sobtruct said Marriage, or no damage accrues by
      _______ if said Licence being issued the above to be void.

      Cyrus Sackett
      Wm. Morris"
      ------
      Bourbon County, KY. Marriages, Page 14
      10th (Jan.) Cyrus Jacket and Ann Steepleton
      By James Sutton, Min.
      [Note by Clerk of Bourbon Co. Court: Index shows Cyrus Jacket]
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      Ruth Rawlings wrote:
      dear cousins --- you know the will of Reuben Sackett is at Warren, Litchfield Co. Conn. dated 19 March,1800 and he says that Samuel, Arron and Cyrus (mine) can have their inheritance when only if they return for it. The 3 brothers
      went west. I only know my Cyrus went to Bourbon Co. Ky and married Nancy Ann Stapleton from Rowan Co. N.C. in 1792. in 1799, they went to Green Co. Ohio and lived near Bellbrook, Ohio until death. See the history of Green Co. Ohio. in 1791, my Cyrus joined the Ky militia headed by General St Clair with orders from president Washington to settle the Indian problem in the Northwest Territory. Little Turtle, the great chief, massacred them with only some escaping including my Cyrus -- thank heavens! see history of Adams Co. Indiana 1979. Hope this helps , Daniel. it probably should go to the discussion group if you like. cheers------ Ruth Rawlings

      Notes for Cyrus Sackett, Sr.:
      This information is from the Library of Ruth Rawlings and is for personal use only. It has been typed into electronic format with her permission by Daniel & Mary Sackett.

      (The following taken from the records of Hazel Dickens, daughter of Louella Addaline Jesiop Dickens, she being the daughter of Phoebe Thomas Jesiop, who the daughter of Mercy Sackett and Charles W. Thomas .)

      Sackett Records, Page 13 thru 15. Six Generation Cyrus Sackett

      Cyrus Sackett fourth son of Reuben and Mercy (Finney) Sackett, was born at East Greenwich, Connecticut, January 5, 1764. Cyrus Sackett, was born in Connecticut about the year 1763. He entered the Revolutionary War at about the age of 18 years. He was released on furlough subject to being recalled if needed. On returning home on foot he was take up on Suspicion of being a deserter, but was soon released and he returned home unmolested.
      He remained in Connecticut with his father until he attained majority, when he set out to try his fortune in the Wilderness of the great southwest, halting for a time in the "Redstone" region. He reached at last what was to be for a time his home, Kentucky. This country was then in a greatly troubled and unsettled condition through Indian Wars. Indeed, so numerous and bloody had been their attacks and slaughter of white settlers that it had become known as "the Dark and Bloody Grounds." Mr. Sackett was living with Col. Smith, the famous Indian fighter, when St. Clair began raising his army of 2,000 men to attack the Indians of the Northwest.
      He joined the expedition, which set out from Fort Washington, now Cincinnati, and which pushed it's way with great difficulty to the head waters of the Wabash. The trials of their wilderness march were too great for many of the Kentucky Militia, and like with Gideon's Band many turned back, so that when they reached a point where old Fort Recovery was afterward established by victorious Wayne, but fourteen hundred remained with St. Clair. Among these Mr. Sackett remained faithful.
      Here, however, they suffered an inglorious defeat, being attacked suddenly by Little Turtle and his warriors in the early morning of November 4th, 1791. The army was thrown into such a confused stated by the sudden attack of the Indians with their hideous war hoops, that although the American officers bravely endeavored for about three hours to repulse them, the army became disordered, suffered great loss and fled in confusion. Mr. Sackett ran for a distance of nine miles expecting all the time to fall into the hands of the merciless red men. He halted once into an open glade and seeing his pursuers were gaining on them and greatly fatigued, he took his knife out from his belt and cut his blanket loose from his body, leaving it with all the food he had left, a hard dry cake and ran with renewed vigor until out of reach of the savages. He, with his weary companions reached Fort Jefferson about dark on that fatal day. He returned with the rest of the disappointed army to Fort Washington from whence they had set out, and thence back to Kentucky.
      Here about the year of 1792, he was married to Miss Nancy Stapleton, unto them were born eight children.
      The subject of our sketch moved from Kentucky to Ohio in October 1799, and settled on the land owned by Alexander Sackett and Benjamin Vaughan. He was among the first settlers of this region of the county
      (Greene County Ohio,) The only home then built, where Bell Brook now stands, was an old frontier tavern.
      He bought 160 acres of land at $2.00 per acre; it being all timber land he cleared off a space near a spring, large enough to put up a tent, the sides of which were covered with bed clothing, while the wagon cover served as a roof. Here they managed to live and "keep the wolf" (real living wolves) from entering their door, until he could build a log cabin.
      He paid for his farm chiefly by raising hogs and raising and driving them to Cincinnati market. There being no mills nearer than that place, he frequently went there on horse back, sometimes taking two horses when
      needing both flour and corn meal.
      The old deed which Mr. Sackett received for his land , was given by Thomas Jefferson, March 6, 1806, and contains his signature as President of the United States and together with that of James Madison as Secretary of State, both in their own handwriting. It also bears the seal of the United States and is plainly written on a very fine skin, supposed to be groundhog skin. The rare parchment in now in the hands of Alexander Sackett, who still lives on the farm. It is treasured as a curios and valuable heirloom. [Certificate dated 16 March 1806, Order #11676-JL]
      Cyrus Sackett was an earnest and devoted Christian; he joined the Regular (Old-Style) Baptists and afterwards went to what was known as Carmine's Church, which stood on the site of the old burial ground one
      mile south of Bell Brook. A few years before his death he became a member of what has been long known as Owen's Church, founded about 1835 - 1836. He remained a member of this Church until his death, which occurred 13, October 1846, at the age of 83 years. Nancy, his wife departed this life September 18 1855, aged 88 years, 6 months, and 12 days. They were both laid to rest in the Carmine burying grounds above mentioned.


      Cyrus Sackett, born January 5, 1764. Died October 13 1846 Wed. to Nancy Ann Stapleton in 1792.
      Nancy Ann Stapleton born March 6, 1767.

      This is verbatim from Robinson's History of Greene County, Ohio. 1902, page 92:

      Sackett Farm, in one name, from 1799 To 1899.

      The following is taken from the "Bell Brook Moon:" "One hundred years ago Cyrus Sackett, accompanied by his wife and three children, came from Kentucky and settled on what has been known in later years as the Alexander Sackett farm. Mr. Sackett bought this farm of one hundred and fifty acres at two dollars per acre. They arrived there on October 17, at three o'clock in the afternoon. The land was then covered with dense forests. He, however, cleared a small space, where they pitched their tents made of bed clothes, in which they managed to live for some time. Mr. Sackett then built a log cabin, which was called a round-log cabin, in which they lived for several years. He then built a large hewed-log house, which was at that time considered very fine. Here Mr. Sackett and wife spent the remainder of their lives. After their death the farm was divided into two parts and sold. Alexander Sackett bought the eastern part containing eighty acres, and Preston Poague (Pogue) bought the remainder of the farm, which is now owned by the heirs of the late Benjamin Vaughan. Alexander Sackett held this farm in his possession until his death, which occurred April 10, 1893. The farm was then purchased jointly by Phineas Wilson and Emily Sackett, grandchildren of Cyrus Sackett. The farm remained in their possession until the end of the year 1899, when they sold it to Jacob Carey. Thus it passed out of the Sackett name after being in their possession one hundred years, two months and eighteen days. This is a very rare occurrence."
      In the old Baptist graveyard about one mile south of the village of Bell Brook lies all that is mortal of Cyrus Sackett, Sr. Many more of historic worth also are buried there; among the number are Rev. Josiah Carman. The veteran pioneer Baptist preacher, Captain Ammi Maltbie, who made a name for himself in the war of 1812, Andrew Byrd, Sr., and others. Mr. Cyrus Sackett, Sr., died at his home July 13, 1846, aged eighty-three years, leaving his wife, Nancy, and the following children: sons, Alexander, Joseph, Samuel and Cyrus Sackett, Jr.; daughters Sarah Hand, Mrs. Anna Goblet and Mrs. Poague (Pogue).


      Cyrus Sackett was in this battle.

      This information was taken verbatim from the 1979 History of Adams County, Indiana, page # 37 by Adams County Historical Society, Inc., 1980

      The St. Clair Massacre

      Major General Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River, was immediately summoned to Philadelphia by President Washington, and ordered to proceed in person to destroy the Indians.
      General Charles Scott, with 800 Kentucky cavalrymen, was sent up the Wabash as a decoy, to raid Ouiatenon, near the present-day location of Lafayette. This town, and several others, were destroyed by the troops of
      Gen. Scott, Gen. James Wilkinson and Col. John Hardin, and many Indians were killed. It was obvious, from the papers taken, that many of the inhabitants were French-Indian, in close touch with the British at Detroit.
      Gen. St. Clair, back at Fort Washington, near present day Cincinnati, readied his forces to proceed to the confluence of the St. Marys and St. Josephs Rivers, and build a strong fort there.
      President Washington was highly desirous of "decisive measures." He got them, but not exactly as he wished. After many delays, the troops got underway on Sept. 17, 1791. They built Forts Hamilton and Jefferson as
      they proceeded north, stopping on the banks of a tributary of the Wabash River near the present-day town of Fort Recovery; the night was Nov. 3, 1791. About 1,400 soldiers, both regulars and militia, and 86 officers remained. The weather was bitterly cold, Gen. St. Clair was ill with gout, and estranged from his second in command, Gen. Richard Butler, who had wished to advance with a detachment of 1,000 men, and build a fort at the confluence of the St. Marys and St. Josephs Rivers.
      Meanwhile, the Indians, under Little Turtle, who had massacred LaBlame in 1780 and defeated General Josiah Harmar in 1790, were assembling. Rex M. Potterf, former Allen County Fort Wayne librarian, in addressing the dedication of Little Turtle Memorial Park in Fort Wayne June 12, 1960, wrote the following:
      "Little Turtle, in the two previous successes, had based his strategy on ambush and surprise. He now sought to defeat St. Clair's forces similarly. . . Little Turtle, through his scouts, was aware of the fact that St. Clair lacked scouts, and hence that he had no sources of information about the activities of the Indians.
      "With rather great confidence in the outcome, Little Turtle approached his problem. He first assembled the Indians, who had come from different quarters, on a plateau long the St. Marys River some ten miles southeast of present-day Fort Wayne. He divided his men into several different groups, or messes. He designated about one-fourth of these messes to hunt for game or vegetables; they were to assemble the food in the late afternoon, when the Indians were to be fed these provisions. He thus employed a very practical method of living off the country."
      In the 1930's, the WPA (Works Progress Administration) had a valuable historical survey in Indiana, which located and marked many historical spots. While the metal signs had all corroded by the early 1960's, the locations and messages were preserved in Quinn's "Short, Short Story of Adams County." An article clipped from a newspaper of the late 1930's records the following description of the same event:
      "A legendary tradition, known only to a few and handed down through three generations, has become a matter of permanent record through the efforts of French Quinn, local historian. Brought down by word of mouth,
      the legend directly related to him by his grandmother, Letitia Long, one of Adams County's early pioneers, has been placed in the permanent records of the WPA's historical survey. The story tells of the largest single encampment of Indians ever to gather in one location which set up camp Just north of the Adams County line in Marion Township Allen county.
      "Little Turtle as commanding chief with his alliance of Miamis, Shawnees, Wyandottes, Kickapoos, Pottawatomies, Ottawas, Chippewas, and other kindred tribes after leaving only enough men to guard the camp, started that memorable trip down the St. Marys through what is now Decatur. It was in the year 1791 that the band of redskins swooped down on Gen. St. Clair's army.
      "The wily judgment in selecting the camp and route down the St. Marys is credited to Chief Little Turtle, because of the natural drainage of the land and the centrally located position it afforded. The words of various people,
      who have taken from the territory many Indian relics and other evidence of their camping and the move down the St. Marys corroborated the statements of Mr. Quinn ..."
      Actually, before the night of Nov. 3, 1791 Captain Slough had led a night scouting expedition that reported Indians in large numbers nearby. Unfortunately, Gen. Butler, to whom Capt. Slough reported, did not tell Gen. St. Clair of the report.
      The army rose before dawn, and prepared to march toward the confluence of the rivers to build their fort. Before it was light, the Indians with bloodcurdling yells, commenced a fierce attack from all sides simultaneously. For three hours they attacked, hidden by shrubbery and their own smoking rifles.
      Major Denny wrote: "The ground was literally covered with the dead. The wounded were taken to the center, where a good many who had quit their posts unhurt were crowded together. It appeared as if the officers had
      been singled out; a very great proportion fell. The men being thus left with few officers, became fearful, despaired of success, gave up the fight, and, to save themselves for the moment, abandoned entirely their ground, and
      crowded in toward the center of the field, and no exertions could put them in order even for defense."
      Simon Girty, the American renegade, had written to Col. Alexander McKee at Detroit on Oct. 28, from Miami Town (Fort Wayne), that 1,040 Indians were leaving that day to meet St. Clair. With Little Turtle were Blue Jacket, the Shawnee; Buck-ong-a-helas, the Delaware chief, and Tecumseh heade; up the scouts.
      The Indians finally captured the artillery, and the army broke and ran in headlong retreat back to Fort Jefferson.
      The dead officially included 593 privates, 39 officers including Gen. Richard Butler, one lieutenant colonel, and three majors. About 250 women were with the army, 56 of whom were killed in battle, and most of the rest on the way back. The first whites to return to the battle scene found the corpses of many women pinned to the ground by large stakes driven through their bodies.
      Just 50 miles southeast of Adams County was fought this most bloody battle of pioneer American history; the dead were not exceeded until nearly century later when Custer's troops were slaughtered on the Little Big Horn.
      Major Denny, whose journal covers this campaign as well as Gen. Harmar's, returned with the news to President Washington, who was reportedly so angry that he threw his powdered wig to the floor with an oath, exposing his red hair.
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      Sackett, Cyrus
      Year: 1830; State: OH; County: Greene; Township: Sugar Creek
      Roll: M19_131 Page: 324
      Census: 000 100 001 000 0 - 000 010 001 000 0
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      Subj: [SACKETT-L] My two cents
      Date: 08/30/1999 6:26:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time
      From: russell@ieway.com (Russell)
      To: SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com

      Hello, I have the following in my records:

      Cyrus Sackett birth: b. Jun 5, 1764 Reference:
      Connecticut Vital Records Vol 1 pg.8; Kent, Births-Marriages-Deaths 1739-1852 Barbour Collection Connecticut State Library 1926.

      Cyrus Sackett marriage: January 10, 1792 Reference:
      [Marriage bond dated 7 Jan 1792. - T. King]
      County Court Clerk's Official Certificate of marriage Record, State of Kentucky, County of Bourbon. "I, Betty Jo Denton Heick, Clerk Bourbon County Court, certify that CYRUS SACKETT and ANN STEEPLETON were married in Bourbon County, Kentucky, on 10 day of January 1792, by JAMES SUTTON Min. in the presence of blank and blank as shown by the record in my said office in marriage book No. 1 page 14. (Note spelling of Stapleton, VMR) Given under my hand this 2 day of Dec 1988."
      She signed in ink Betty Jo Denton Heick, Clerk Bourbon County Court, KY.

      Cyrus Sackett death: Headstone in the Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Cyrus
      Sackett died July 13, 1846 aged 83 Yrs (Soldier) Will was recorded Greene County, Ohio November 14, 1846. [Photograph of grave marker has the date as Oct 13 1846. - T. King]

      Hope this helps.
      Virginia
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      Will and Probate of Cyrus Sackett

      The State of Ohio, Greene County Ss
      At a Court of Common Pleas
      Continued and held for the County of Greene and State
      of Ohio at the Court House in Xenia on the Seventeeth
      day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight
      hundred and forty six. these present
      The Honorable Elijah Vance President
      And Samson Dunn ((( ?_______?
      Abner G. Luce and ((( Judges of
      Daniel Marten Esquires ((( said Court
      The last will and Testament of Cyrus Sackett late of
      said county deceased, was this day brought before the
      Court for probate and duly sworn by the oath of Washin
      gton Alexander and the affirmation the said Alexander
      Subscribing Witness thereto whose examinations were
      reduced to writing and it appearing that the said testator
      at the time of Executing said will was of sound mind
      and memory, over twenty one years of age and not under
      any restraint, it is ordered that said will and the proof
      Be reduced to writing, be recorded. And thereupon on motion
      of Anson ?Harlan? Esq. It is ordered that letters testementary
      be granted to Alexander Sackett the Exedutor on said will
      _____ and therefore the said Alexander Sackett use
      (Preston Pogue?) and Jonathan Austen Lic securities whom
      the Court accept entered bond in the penal sum of
      three thousand dollars conditioned according to law
      the Court appoint David (W?) Brown, (Ralph?) Watkins and
      James Elliot appraisers of the personal property of sd decd
      _____ said will and probate all in the _____ and ____
      _____ following the will.
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      Will of Cyrus Sackett, Sr.

      In the name of God, Amen:

      Wheras, I, Cyrus Sackett of the County of Greene
      and the State of Ohio, of lawful age, of sound mind
      and disposing memory, well knowing the certainty
      of death for all that live: and Being desirous
      of disposing of all my worldly property after my
      death, do hereby make this my last Will
      and Testament, which I desire may be truly
      and faithfully ececuted after my death by my
      Executor, herein after, named.

      First, I desire that my funeral charges and all
      my just debts be first paid by my Executor.

      Secondly, My desire is and I do hereby devise to my
      beloved wife, Nancy Sackett, all my Estate both
      real and personal during her life.

      Thirdly, My further desire is that after the death
      of my beloved wife, my son, Alexander Sackett
      have thirty five acres of my land whereon I now
      live and reside, off the East side thereof.

      Fourthly, My further desire is that after the death
      of my wife, my Executor, shall sell and dispose of
      the residue of my land, and all my personal estate
      at publick Auction, as soon as practicable, and
      divide the proceeds thereof equally among my heirs,
      that is to say, to the children and heirs of my deceased
      son Joseph Sackett, one equal eigth part, to my daughter
      Sarah Hand an equal eigth part, to my daughter
      Mary Thomas and one equal eighth part, to my son
      Samuel Sacket, and one equal eigth part, to my daugh-
      ter Anna Hoblett one equal eighth part, to the
      chldren and heirs of my son Cyrus Sackett junior
      one equal eighth part, to my daughter Aner Poage
      one equal eighth part, and to my son, Alexander
      Sackett one equal eighth part.

      Fifthly, My further desire is that my son, Alexander
      Sackett be my Executor to execute this my last
      Will and Testament.

      In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto
      set my hand and seal this twentieth
      day of January in the year of our Lord one
      thousand eight hundred and forty two.

      Cyrus Sackett (Seal)

      Signed, sealed, published, and declared
      by the above named, Cyrus Sackett to be
      his last Will and Testament in our presence
      and we have at his request signed the same
      as witnesses in his presence, and in the
      presence of each other
      Washington Alexander
      Rachel Alexander
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      The History of Miami County Ohio; Brown Township; pub. 1880
      Page 477
      Cyrus Sackett, a native of Connecticut, who, at the age of 21, emi-
      grated to Kentucky; in 1791, he was under the command of Gov. St. Clair, at the
      Wabash River, in Mercer Co., Ohio, where St. Clair was defeated and suffered a
      heavy loss; but Cyrus, being among the survivors, returned to Kentucky, where
      he married Nancy Stableton, who was a native of Maryland; when but a child, she
      was taken to North Carolina, where she remained during the war of Independence,
      and afterward rode on horseback to Kentucky; she and Cyrus afterward emigrated
      to Green Co., Ohio, where they both died at an advanced age.
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      Cyrus Sackett
      Birth: Jan. 5, 1764; Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
      Death: Oct. 13, 1846; Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA
      Burial:
      Fairview Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA

      Thurmon writes that Cyrus can be found in the:
      "Warren, Connecticut Town Records - Vital Records from the Barbour Collection 1786 - 1850: SACKETT, Cyrus, s. Reuben & Marcy, b. Jan. 5, 1764"

      Thurmon King, Sackett Family Historian
      The Sackett Family Association (TSFA)
      (Cyrus is Thurman's ggg-grandfather.)

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Reuben Sackett (1732 - 1803)
      Children:
      Samuel Sackett (1799 - 1856)
      Alexander Sackett (1808 - 1893)
      Spouse:
      Nancy Anne Stapleton Sackett (1767 - 1855)

      Inscription:
      In
      Memory of
      Cyrus Sackett
      Who departed this life
      Oct 13, 1846, Aged
      83 Years

      Maintained by: M. Marolis
      Originally Created by: Valita
      Record added: May 30, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 19621917
      Headstone picture added by: Valita
      Headstone picture added by: M. Marolis

  • Sources 
    1. [S175] Conneticut Vital Records.

    2. [S135] Barbour Collection of Vital Records, Kent; Vol. 1, p. 8 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S504] 1830 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Apr 2019.
      Name Cyrus Sackett
      Event Type Census
      Event Date 1830
      Event Place Sugar Creek, Greene, Ohio, United States
      Page 324

      "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGV-891 : 9 September 2017), Cyrus Sackett, Sugar Creek, Greene, Ohio, United States; citing 324, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 131; FHL microfilm 337,942.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S176] Headstone in Primitive Baptist Cemetary, Bell Brook, Greene Co., OH.

    5. [S30] Headstone, Headstone picture (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1115] Ida Ruth Rawlngs, Rawlings, Ida Ruth (Reliability: 3).
      Photocopy of Bourbon Co., KY. Marriage Bond and Marriage Record supplied by Ruth Rawlings:
      "Know all men by these presents that s'd Cyrus Sackett & Wm. Morris
      are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Gov of Virginia in the fullest
      of 50 Current Mony to which payment to be made to said Gov. or his Successors
      we bind ourselves and our heirs each and _____ jointly and severally firmly by these
      presents sealed with our seals and dated the 7 day of Jany (1791 crossed out) 1792

      The Condition of the above obligation is such that wheras John Edwards
      Clerk of Bourbon County hath this day issued Licence for the marriage
      of the above bound Cyrus Sackett & Anne Steepleton
      now if there is no Lawful cause to sobtruct said Marriage, or no damage accrues by
      _______ if said Licence being issued the above to be void.

      Cyrus Sackett
      Wm. Morris"
      -----------------------------------------------------------
      Bourbon County, KY. Marriages, Page 14
      10th (Jan.) Cyrus Jacket and Ann Steepleton
      By James Sutton, Min.
      [Note by Clerk of Bourbon Co. Court: Index shows Cyrus Jacket]


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