Sackett, Nathaniel Jr.

Sackett, Nathaniel Jr.

Male 1769 - 1854  (84 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Nathaniel  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 21 Oct 1769  Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 1854  Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7350  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2015 

    Father Sackett, Nathaniel Sr.,   b. 10 Apr 1737, Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1805, Sackett Lake, Sullivan County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Rogers, Mary,   d. Unknown 
    Married 3 Jan 1759  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 5 children 
     1. Sackett, Ananias R.,   b. 23 Jan 1760, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1838  (Age 78 years)
     2. Sackett, Samuel,   b. 12 Aug 1762,   d. 9 Sep 1841, New Windsor, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Sackett, Nathaniel Jr.,   b. 21 Oct 1769, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1854, Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Sackett, Hannah,   b. 2 Oct 1771, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1832, Monticello, Sullivan County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Sackett, Elizabeth,   b. 2 Nov 1778,   d. 3 Feb 1862  (Age 83 years)
     
    Family ID F2972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ter Boss, Elizabeth,   b. 21 Apr 1771, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1822, Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1792  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Almira,   b. 4 Sep 1804, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1882, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Sackett, William Augustus,   b. 8 Sep 1808, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1891, Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Stitt, Jane,   b. 23 Aug 1790,   d. 23 Apr 1848, Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Aft 1823 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Samuel Stitt,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Oct 1769 - Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1792 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Almira - 4 Sep 1804 - Dutchess County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, William Augustus - 8 Sep 1808 - Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jun 1854 - Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Sackett, Nathaniel
    Sackett, Nathaniel
    Photos Added by: Eileen Shelton Memorial# 71811937

  • Notes 
    • of Dutchess County, N. Y., and Butler County, Ohio

      Mr. Sackett, shortly after his marriage to Miss Terboss, settled on a farm near Wappingers, Dutchess County. Just how long he remained there is uncertain, but in 1814 he was a resident of Fishkill, in same county. In 1816 he determined to remove to the "far west," and disposing of his property in Ulster County, he set out with a two-horse conveyance on a seven hundred mile journey to Cincinnati, Ohio. He took with him his wife and two children, together with such provision and household goods as would be needed in camping out along the way, for a considerable portion of the route to be traversed ran through a wild and uninhabited country. Cincinnati was, at that period, a flourishing city of about twenty thousand souls.

      It was Mr. Sackett's intention when he started on this long journey, to make Cincinnati his permanent home, but on reaching that city concluded he could best provide for the future of his family by settling on a farm within marketing distance of the place, especially as farming land was cheap, rich and easily cultivated, while the market value of all farm products was unusually high. He therefore joined with a Mr. Piatt in the purchase of an extensive tract at what was then called Baker's Hill, in Butler County. Now Baker's Hill was in fact an extensive plain and a hill only in the sense that it was the highest ground in all that region. Nearly four long years passed away after Nathaniel Sackett left his home on the banks of the Hudson before his relatives in that vicinity heard a word from him. Then there came a long letter which eventually found a place among the treasured archives of the family. This well written old letter, folded after the manner of those days, is inscribed:

      Mr. Samuel Sackett 25c
      Monticello, Sullivan County
      State of New York.

      Opening it with care and spreading it out we read:

      Ohio, March 12, 1820.
      Dear Brother:

      Next May it will be four years since I had the pleasure of seeing you. Then you would not believe I would move to this country. I am engaged in farming. The land here is far richer than I expected to find it. In some places there are large plains of the richest and finest soil, without any trees growing on it, and then there are large tracts of equally rich land covered with timber. Black walnut, ash, buckeye poplar abound. Other land not quiet so rich is covered with white oak, beech, and whitewood. All the trees grow large and tall. There are no mountains, rocks, or stones. The land is very easy to plow. We use but two horses to turn the stiffest sod. Everything grows larger than with you. If well cultivated it is the best land I ever saw for rye, wheat, oats, Indian corn, flax, potatoes, and all kinds of fruit and vegetables that can be grown in New York State.

      I have this season killed 7,000 weight of pork, all of my own raising. I have a good stock of cattle and 4 horses, one of which is the sorrel I had when I lived in Fishkill. The other three are just as good. I have 45 sheep and we make plenty of homespun cloth and blankets. I have fatted a great deal of beef as well as pork and it is all first-rate. I feed all my stock all they will eat the year round.

      We are in a favored land. But I have nevertheless had many a heartache since I saw you last, thinking of relatives and friends and native country seven hundred miles away, and I, with my little family among strangers in a strange land. We live in a thickly settled neighborhood of friendly people many of whom came in this country when land was cheap and now have large and well cultivated farms that are worth many times what they cost. If some of you would only come and spend a little time with us how it would sweeten our solitude and cheer us up.

      I have laid out a town on my farm and sold a number of lots. There are already 20 houses up and two stores and two taverns, and there is a Presbyterian Meeting-house in sight. I have called it Monroe. Where are John and Nathaniel, and what are they doing? And where are Joshua Arkills and his family, and Betsey Sackett, and what are they doing? What has become of Ananias? I forgot to mention that my wheat weighed from 62 to 66 lbs. per bushel. I must stop writing now for Betsey claims part of the paper on which to write to Polly
      Your affectionate brother,
      Nathaniel Sackett.
      [to] Mr. Samuel Sackett.

      Dear Sister:

      It is a long time since I had the pleasure of seeing you. Perhaps the time seems longer to me than it does to you. When traveling over craggy mountains and through lonely vales, leaving all my near and dear relatives and friends far behind, no one with me but my little family, many a tear trickled down my cheek. But my Heavenly Father was my stay and support, and his providence has brought us safely to this goodly land, where everything needed for the support of man and beast is in abundance. I want or nothing essential that the world affords, only the good company of you and some of my old friends. I think it would be better for you and yours here than where you are. We have no banks where there are notes to pay off. I will try to tell you what we have accomplished since we came here with our wagon load, not quite four years ago. This summer we will milk fifteen cows. Last summer I sold a great quantity of butter, and this year shall sell a great deal more. We sell our butter for from 3 to 3 shillings per pound: and for cheese we get 16 and 18 pence. We have 15 cows, 4 horses, a yoke of oxen, between 30 and 40 hogs and young cattle and 46 sheep, nearly all of our own raising, from which and their product I clothe my family.

      I have made since we came here about 100 yards of fulled cloth and blankets. This year I have made 4 handsome read and blue coverlets, besides linen and a piece of diaper. It makes me so proud when I put the scissors into a piece of it, for, as you know, it is a thing quite new to me. We have poultry of all kinds, and frequently go to market with a load. Turkeys sell for 8 and 10 shillings each, fowls 3 and 4 shillings a pair, ducks 4 and geese 8 shillings a pair. I have three firkins of lard and a cwt. of butter now ready for market. And now you will want to hear about my children. Almira has grown to be a woman. She is about the size of her Aunt Betsey and looks very much like her. William A. has grown very much and is now going to school. He ciphers to the rule of three and is studying grammar. How are all your children? O how I long to see you all ! Give my love to all your family, not forgetting Nan, if she is alive. My children want to be remembered to you all.
      Your ever affectionate sister,
      Elizabeth Sackett
      [to] Mrs. Mary Sackett

      Mrs. Elisabeth Terboss Sackett died suddenly in her home in Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, a little less than two years after writing above letter. Her death was supposed to have been the result of copperas poison contained in some pickles, of which she partook at a dinner party given at the house of a neighbor.

      Nathaniel Sackett died in 1848. He was buried in the village graveyard at Monroe, which during his life time had become a settlement of nearly three hundred inhabitants. He has founded and named the place and no other man had done so much for it as he. The sites of its churches, schools, a public park, and a cemetery, were his free gifts, and its townsmen sincerely mourned his loss. - [Weygant, pages 138-141]
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      "A History and Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, Ohio"; MONROE (Lemon Township pages 637-641)

      The town of Monroe was laid out by John H. Piatt and Nathaniel SACKETT in 1817. The house now owned by Dr. E. Kimball stands on the original ground upon which John Baker, the pioneer adventurer, built his log-cabin prior to 1800. It was a double log-house, with an old fashioned porch between. Baker kept the farm some years and then sold to Nathaniel SACKETT, a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and this house often became the place of worship previous to the erection of their church building. Mr. SACKETT planted an orchard, and a pear tree is still standing in the yard that bears very nice, large Bartlett pears yet each year. Dr. Kimball built the new brick that stands on these grounds in 1860. The old log-house had gone to ruin, and the whole ground was thrown into cultivation years previous to the erection of his residence. John Baker died January 4, 1852, seventy-seven years old, and was buried in the old United Presbyterian Church grave-yard, just north of town. The plan of the town is shown by the following: The main road running through the town from Cincinnati to Dayton, called Main Street, was laid off four poles wide. The cross streets were three poles wide, and were called Elm, Church, and Lebanon. The three alleys running east and west were one pole wide each. An addition was laid off in January, 1819. The town of Monroe is two hundred feet above the valley, and consequently towers above the malarial portions of the country. It had a gradual growth and a good country surrounding to support it, and naturally became a center of trade for a few miles around. The earliest settlers, John P. Williamson, Nathan SACKETT, and Mr. Conover soon opened up stores to supply the trade. SACKETT and Williamson probably began the first. They kept together on the corner of Leabanon and Main Streets, and subsequently Williamson kept on Main Street, south of Conover's. SACKETT quit the business in 1840. Caldwell now keeps the drug-store and post-office. Monroe is on the old Dayton and Cincinnati turnpike road, and just half way. The travel between these points at an early day was considerable, and to accommodate the traveling public, Mr. McClure opened up a hotel on Main Street, on property now owned by Michael Scheik. He established his business as early as the year 1825, and kept tavern until he died, when Colonel Clarkson opened a hotel on Main Street, just in front of where John P. Carson now owns. He kept a number of years after McClure, and after he died John Clark was in the same business. Elias came between the years 1830 and 1840, and erected a large house on Pike Street, called the Half-way House. It was two-story frame, in which he entertained travelers twelve or fifteen years. The present brick hotel was built by Daniel Boggs in 1850. It was carried on a few years by him, and then rented to Joseph Boggs, who ran it a while, and since that time has run through a great many hands. Mr. Simpson built just on the opposite corner in 1845, and carried it on until 1855.

      During the early period, and after the pike was built, Monroe had the most travel. Then the mail coaches ran between the two cities, while hotels and places of entertainment were scattered all along the road. This town was one of the principal stopping points. The travel was so great competition soon sprang up, and there were three and four lines of coaches running, all at the same time. Peter and John Voorhes owned the mail-coach line, and Mr. Rucker the stage line. The usual fare from Dayton to Cincinnati was two dollars and a half, but Voorhes put on opposition coaches to the opposition rates offered by others, and the through fare at one time became reduced to fifty cents, and it was rumored that for a while a good dinner was given besides. The mail and stage coaches had usually four horses, sometimes six, and left Dayton at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, reaching Monroe for early supper, and from there run to Cincinnati by nine o'clock that night. At one time Messrs. Voorhes, Rucker, and Stevenson had five lines, all at one time. They then had mail twice a week, but now since the railroad has come into operation Monroe receives hers once each day. Among the manufacturers of Monroe was Peter Jotter, who was here as early as 1840, and made wagons. This business was carried on by him for many years, and subsequently by William Jotter, his son, now the oldest citizen in Monroe, who took his place about 1872. He employs from three to five hands, and manufactures the Edgar patent gate, and also a furrowing sled or corn-marker. The Paragon Double Plow Works, owned by Charles Warner, have been in operation six years. The blacksmith's shop was sold as early as 1859 by Peter Jotter, who built it, and it was afterwards rented and then bought by Warner, who uses it in connection with his wood-shop in the manufacture of his plows. He manufactures the one-horse and the double-horse corn plow, a patent of his own, which he is selling in quantities, doing a business of over four thousand dollars yearly, working seven hands about four months each year. He does general custom work also. The buggy factory of C. M. Hiteshue was started by him in 1875, and was bought of Frank Wilson, who built the shops about 1870. He has a paint-shop, wood-working shop, and also a blacksmith's shop, which is carried on the year round, giving employment to about five men and doing a business of five thousand dollars a year. He also does custom work. The oldest cemetery in Monroe is just north of town, and is called the Monroe Cemetery, and was organized into an association in 1860. Its first officers were Colonel Irwin, Thomas Matson, Mr. Kyle, and Mr. Robinson. It consists of seven acres of ground, and its present officers are William Vanskike, president, and Dr. Kimball, secretary. In this yard were buried some of the earliest settlers.

      John Morrow, brother of Governor Morrow, died November 26, 1846; 71 years old. John Baker, January 4, 1852; aged 77. John Lowery, October 20, 1838; 59 years old. John Robinson, November 28, 1841; aged 62. Peter Williamson, April 7, 1832; 65 years old. David Williamson, April 10, 1845; aged 78. David Reed, March 18, 1812; 46 years of age. Colonel James Clark, August 15, 1853; 80 years of age.

      James Steward, who was killed by a tree falling upon him, his wife, and another lady, while on their way in a two-horse wagon to Cincinnati for carpets and other furniture for their new church, was buried here. He was killed May 4, 1835, and at that time was sixty-one years of age. He was a ruling elder of the United Presbyterian Church, of which he had been an active member many years.

      The Mound Cemetery, just south of Monroe, but bordering on the town, is a beautiful, well laid out yard, consisting of ten acres of ground, incorporated into an association in 1859. They have, as yet, no vault, but contemplate putting in one this year. The executive officers of this association are Ayers McCreary, president; William Linn, vice-president; Charles Warner, treasurer and secretary.

      Methodist preaching was had in Monroe as early as 1823. There was at that time no organized society, but a few of the early members petitioned to have appointments. It was then in Miami Circuit, and preaching was had on nights once every two weeks. Father SACKETT's house was then the preacher's home, and during the first year a Church was organized. Among the early members of the Methodist Episcopal Church may be mentioned Isaac Conover and wife, now Mrs. Kyle, John Younk and wife, Mrs. Ulm, Mrs. Floyd, Joseph Alexander, and G. P.Williamson. At first they worshiped and had class-meetings wherever they could find a place to meet.

  • Sources 
    1. [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. 86, 138 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [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. 86 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 71811937 (Reliability: 3).


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