Sackett, Rev. Nathaniel

Sackett, Rev. Nathaniel

Male 1787 - 1834  (47 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Nathaniel 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 3 Jul 1787  Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Nov 1834  Benton, Yates County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5930  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2014 

    Father Sackett, John,   b. 8 Apr 1747,   d. 1811, Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother ___, Polly,   d. 1790-1795 
    Married Abt 1774 
    Children 8 children 
     1. Sackett, Elisabeth,   b. 21 Mar 1775,   d. Unknown
     2. Sackett, Henry,   b. 1 Sep 1777, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Sackett, James,   b. Abt 1780, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Sackett, Mary,   b. 5 Feb 1782, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1859  (Age 77 years)
     5. Sackett, John,   b. 3 Mar 1783, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     6. Sackett, Rev. Nathaniel,   b. 3 Jul 1787, Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1834, Benton, Yates County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     7. Sackett, Anne,   b. 3 Mar 1790, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     8. Sackett, Benjamin,   b. Abt 1779,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F11100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lazier, Margaret,   b. 1790,   d. 9 Apr 1876, Yates Center, Orleans County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1815 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Cornelius L.,   b. 4 Nov 1815, Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1884, Bell Creek, Burt, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Sackett, Catherine L.,   b. 8 Feb 1817, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1888, Ovid, Seneca, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Sackett, Rosetta,   b. 4 Jul 1819, Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1903, Sea Cliff, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Sackett, Sally E.,   b. 13 Feb 1821, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1897, Ovid, Seneca, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Sackett, Richard,   b. 28 Jul 1825, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     6. Sackett, Nathaniel,   b. Abt 1829, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     7. Sackett, Samuel L.,   b. 1833, Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1892, Burt County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1787 - Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Cornelius L. - 4 Nov 1815 - Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Catherine L. - 8 Feb 1817 - Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Rosetta - 4 Jul 1819 - Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Sally E. - 13 Feb 1821 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Richard - 28 Jul 1825 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Nathaniel - Abt 1829 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Samuel L. - 1833 - Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 1834 - Benton, Yates County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • of Cornwall, Orange County, NY., and Benton, Yates County, NY.

      From about 1810, to his removal to Yates County in 1831, he was one of the most influential members of the Methodist denomination residing within the limits of Orange County. During the period mentioned he was instrumental in securing the building of several "Methodist Meeting Houses," collecting the bulk of the funds needed, and serving on the building committees. The original record book of the New Windsor Circuit, Hudson River District, New York Conference, now in possession of the compiler of this record, shows that Nathaniel Sackett was licensed to exhort Nov. 7, 1812; recommended for license to preach Apr. 24, 1813; given permission to preach one year on trial Aug. 14, 1814; licensed a local preacher July 22, 1815, and was reported in Deacons' Orders Nov. 15, 1828. [Weygant, p. 176]
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      Sacket, Nathaniel [W # 766]
      Year: 1820; State: New York; County: Orange; Township: Cornwall
      Roll: M33_64Page: 297
      Census: 110 010 - 100 10
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      Sackett, Nathaniel [W #766]
      Year: 1830; State: New York; County: Orange; Township: Cornwall
      Roll: M19_113«tab»Page: 199
      Census: 111 010 100 000 0 - 012 001 000 000 0
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      Subject: [SACKETT-L] Rev. Nathaniel Sackett
      Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 19:42 EST
      From: .BellSea@webtv.net (Barbara Bell)
      To: .SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com

      The following is from a memorial piece we have that was written in the
      year following the death of Nathaniel in 1834. It has always hung in
      our house and is printed in black ink on ivory colored silk. Most of
      the wording is of the serious religious tone of the time but there is
      some good information there as well, for other descendants who might be
      interested. Nathaniel is my gt-gt-great grandfather through his
      daughter Rosetta Sackett Chellborg.

      Barbara Bell
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      MEMOIR OF REV. NATHANIEL SACKETT

      Who was Born July 3, 1787, in the Town of Cornwall, Orange County, N.Y.,
      and Died in the Town of Benton, Yates Co., N.Y., Nov.8, 1834

      No chilling winds nor pois'nous breath
      Can reach that healthful shore
      Sickness and sorrow, pain and death
      Are felt and fear'd no more.

      He was converted at the age of twenty-one years. His conviction for sin
      was eminently of a Scriptural character. He felt the force of that
      command, "Rend your hearts, and not your garments." He had sleepless
      nights and days of penitential sorrow. His language was, "My sin is
      ever before me." He was passionately fond of dancing,--at that time a
      very fashionable amusement in the place; but such were his convictions,
      even in the ballroom, that he resolved to dance no more. It was the
      last time. He soon after obtained a clear sense of pardon, the Spirit
      witnessing with his that he was a child of God. He did not, could not
      doubt. With him conversion was not only a "change of purpose," but a
      change of heart. He was truly "a new creature." The whole of his after
      life bore evidence that it was a genuine work of God in the soul. He
      immediately joined the M.E. Church, and all his subsequent actions told
      how strong was his attachment to that church. He embraced her doctrines
      with an unwavering faith, as those of the Gospel of Christ. He received
      her discipline cordially, and loved to be governed by it.
      Brother Sackett believed that there was something distinctive in the
      Christian character, something more than a mere profession, or
      maintaining a decent exterior. He understood that to be a disciple of
      Christ he "must take up his cross and follow him;" to be a Christian he
      must "come out from the world, and be separate;" that he must "show his
      faith by his works."
      In short, he was singularly pious. If he erred, the universal suffrage
      in and out of the Church was, that it was an error of judgement, not of
      heart.
      I was intimately acquainted with Brother Sackett, and knew "his manner
      of life." Ever since I was a little boy I can recollect him. We were
      neighbors, belonged to the same class for years, though I was much his
      junior. He was my friend, and in the early years of my religious
      experience my spiritual guide. His presence, even in youth, was an
      effectual check to the outbreaking of folly. His father died, and left
      him to bring up his younger brothers and sisters. In this ardous task
      he acquitted himself to universal admiration.
      Soon after his conversion he began to warn sinners "to flee from the
      wrath to come." For more than twenty years he was a Local Preacher, and
      much of that time an ordained Deacon. As a man, he was industrious,
      sociable, kind, and obliging to his neighbors, and universally
      respected. As a Christian, he was humble, devout,and circumspect above
      all men with whom I have been so long and so intimately acquainted. I
      have seen him in his business on the farm, in his family, in his
      dealings with men, on Church trials, and in controversy with men of
      opposing religious sentiments; but I never saw the least appearance of
      anger, nor heard him speak a harsh word.
      He was benevolent. His house was long a preaching house; and many no
      doubt remember how kindly he received, how cheerfully he entertained,
      and how reluctantly he parted with them. He gave all that he could
      afford to the cause of Christ, and he was emphatically "a cheerful
      giver."
      He was from the beginning of his religious course a temperance
      Christian. Long before the present temperance movement his motto was,
      "Taste not, touch not." Among the farmers "helping spells," as they
      were called, were very common. It was thougt no evil, even by most
      professors of religion, at that time to provide spiritious liquors on
      those occasions. Brother Sackett never furnished any. "I cannot do it
      with a clear conscience," were his words. "No doubt he is
      concientious," said many, "but we think him over scrupulous."
      It may be thought very little of a Christian to say that he was an
      honest man. When I say this of Brother Sackett I wish the phrase to be
      understood in the most literal sense. All his neighbors believed him to
      be a man of unbending integrity in his dealings. If he had property to
      sell, his discriptions were truth.
      To the apostilic command, "Spek evil of no man," Brother Sackett more
      nearly conformed than any person I have known. As Steward on New
      Windsor Circuit for many years, he was faithful. As a Local Preacher he
      was laborious, acceptable and useful. He did not seek a license for the
      honor of it, but he "had mind to the work." He went far and near to
      visit the sick and attend funerals. He maintained that a preacher
      should hold a license no longer than he was willing, according to his
      ability, to use it. Another material circumstance in his life was, that
      he preached as often, and as willingly, after his ordination as before.
      Last spring, Brother Sackett having sold his farm in Orange County, he
      with his wife and children moved to the westrn part of this state with
      the design of settling his children in the West. The parting scene was
      a tender one. He had no enemies, but many warm-hearted friends, who
      could but weep at parting with their tried friend and beloved brother.
      He expressed a belief that it was the last parting on earth, and so it
      proved. He stopped in the town of Benton, Yates County, N.Y., with the
      intention, however, of going forward to Michigan in the spring. During
      the last autumn he was attacked by bilious fever, of which he suffered
      greatly, in great patience, for about four weeks, when the weary wheels
      of life stood still, on November 8th.
      He lived the life of the righteous, and his death was what one might
      expect from such a life, peaceful and triumphant. With him, "the ruling
      passion was strong in death." He expressed an ardent desire for the
      salvation of men but just before he bade this earth adieu. "He told
      us," said Brother McDowell, who was with him, "to bid his friends
      farewell, and tell them to be faithful until death."
      In this dispensation of Divine Providence his companion has lost as kind
      a husband as woman ever had, his children as affectionate a parent as
      perhaps children ever were blessed with, and the Church a faithful
      preacher of righteousness. Help us to say,O God, "Thy will be done!"
      May we profit by his pious example and godly admonitions, that we may
      meet him in heaven! PAUL R. Brown
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      http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/yates/ceme/lake3ceme.htm
      Lake View Cemetery
      Penn Yan, Yates Co., NY
      SACKETT, Nathaniel; July 3, 1787 NY - Nov 8, 1834; husb of Margaret LAZIER; son of John & Jane


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