Solomon Sackett

(1823-1904)
FatherSolomon Sackett (1785-1855)
MotherHulda Webster (c 1788-1844)
Solomon Sackett
(1823–1904)
(Src: History of Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Solomon Sackett, son of Solomon Sackett and Hulda Webster, was born in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 24 May 1823.1,2,3,4 He died aged 80 in Colebrook, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 19 February 19045,2,6 and was buried at the Center Cemetery, ColebrookG.7 He married at the Congregational Church, SandisfieldG, on 20 November 1847, Melissa Fargo.2,8,9 Melissa was born on 12 August 1827.10 She died aged 82 in Colebrook, Litchfield CountyG, on 30 September 1909 and was buried at the Center Cemetery, ColebrookG.11
     In 1850 Solomon was living at Sandisfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, and was recorded in the census as Solomon Sackett, a farmer, aged 26, and born in Massachusetts. Living with him was his wife Melissa, aged 23, also born in Massachusetts.12
     In 1860 he was living in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, and was recorded as Solomon Sackett, a farmer, aged 37. Living with him were his wife Melissa, 33, and their children, Grove, 9, and George, aged two.13
     In 1870 he was living in Colebrook, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded as Solomon Sackett, a farmer, aged 47. Living with him were his wife Melissa, 42, and their children, Grove, 19, George, 12, and Frank, aged nine.14
     In 1880 he was living in Colebrook, Litchfield CountyG, and was recorded as Solomon Sackett, a farmer, head of household, married, aged 57. Living with him was his wife Melissa, aged 52.15
     Letters of administration of the estate of Solomon and Melissa's son George, who had some assets in the United Kingdom, were granted in London, EnglandG, on 30 June 1894 to Solomon. The assets were valued at £45. A further grant was made in 1905 to Melissa, the value of the assets then being £32.16
     Administration of Solomon's estate in England, valued at £64, was granted in LondonG on 28 October 1904 to his widow Melissa.17
     Solomon's widow Melissa made a will at Winchester, Litchfield CountyG on 9 August 1909. She left her estate, valued at $36,000, equally to her sons, Grove and Frank, after providing for the maintenance of her widowed sister, Amy Ryder.18
Solomon Sackett, second son of Solomon Sackett, was born in Sandisfield, Mass., May 24, 1823. He was reared on his father's farm, and educated at the common school. In about the year 1853 he commenced traveling as a salesman for Winsted manufacturers, which business he continued until about three years ago. In November, 1847, he united in marriage with Melissa Fargo, and they have three children, as follows: Grove, who resides in Chicago, in the interest of the William L. Gilbert Clock Company; George, who has been in the Winsted Savings Bank for seven years; and Frank, who is employed by the William L. Gilbert Clock Company. Mr. Sackett has led an active life, and is one of the substantial citizens of the town. He is a present selectman of the town, and was a representative in 1870.

History of Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1881.

Solomon Sackett (1823–1904), Colebrook Center Cemetery, Litchfield County, Connecticut
(Src: Find A Grave, baileysharla)
Solomon Sackett (1823–1904), Colebrook Center Cemetery, Litchfield County, Connecticut
(Src: Find A Grave, P Welch)
Melissa (Fargo) Sackett (1827–1909), Colebrook Center Cemetery, Litchfield County, Connecticut
(Src: Find A Grave, P Welch)

Children of Solomon Sackett and Melissa Fargo

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ChartsTree 9. John Sackett of New Haven descendant chart
Reference1651.7O.9

 Notes & Citations

  1. New England Families, Vol. III, Genealogies and Memorials, 1374.
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1651. Solomon Sackett, b. May 24, 1823, d. Feb. 1904; m. Melissa Fargo."
  3. Website Vital Records of Sandisfield, Massachusetts, to 1850 (New England Historic Genealogical Society) (http://www.NewEnglandAncestors.org), "Solomon, [s. Solomon Sackett & Huldah], born May 24, 1823."
  4. History of Litchfield County Connecticut with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, L W Lewis & Co, Philadelphia (1881), 286.
  5. New England Families, Vol. III, Genealogies and Memorials, Page 1374.
  6. Probate record.
  7. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 9:2, Inscription, Center Cemetery, Colebrook, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Solomon, died Feb 19, 1904, age 80 yrs 8 mos 26 days."
  8. Website Vital Records of Sandisfield, Massachusetts, to 1850 (New England Historic Genealogical Society) (http://www.NewEnglandAncestors.org), marriage, "Sacket, Solomon and Melissa Fargo, Nov. 20, 1847."
  9. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts Genealogical Records, marriages, "1847 Nov 20, Mr Solomon Sackett Jr to Miss Melissa Fargo, both of Sandisfield."
  10. Date of birth based on age at death.
  11. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 9:2, Inscription, Center Cemetery, Colebrook, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Melissa Fargo, wife of Solomon, died Sept 30, 1909, age 82 yrs 1 mo 18 days."
  12. 1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, M432_306/289/29/29
    Sandisfield, Berkshire County, MA
    Turner Fargo, 60, male, farmer, b. MA
    Lovina Fargo, 57, female, b. MA
    Anna E Fargo, 8, b. MA
    M432_306/289/29/30
    Solomon Sackett, 26, farmer, b. MA
    Melissa Sackett, 23, b. MA
    Edward Sikes, 15, b. MA.
  13. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_487; Page: 765; Image: 766; FHL film: 803487
    Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 7 Aug 1860
    Solomon Sackett, 37, farmer, real estate value blank, personal estate $3,500, b. MA
    Melissa Sackett, 33, housekeeper, b. MA
    Grove Sackett, 9, b. MA
    George Sackett, 2, b. MA.
  14. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_105; Page: 58A; Image: 116; FHL film: 545604
    Colebrook, Litchfield County, Connecticut
    Sackett, Solomon, 47, farmer, real estate $1,500, personal estate $7,600, b. MA
    Sackett, Melissa, 42, keeps house, b. MA
    Sackett, George, 12, b. MA
    Sackett, Frank, 9, b. MA
    Sackett, Grove, 19, b. MA.
  15. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, Colebrook, Litchfield, Connecticut
    Solomon Sackett, head, married, 57, b. MA, farmer, father b. CT, mother b. MA
    Melissa Sackett, wife, 52, b. MA, keeping house, father b. CT, mother b. MA
    FHL 1254100, NA T9-0100/97A (TEK).
  16. Letters of administration of the estate of George Sackett of Winstead, Connecticut, granted at London, 30 June 1894 & 2 February 1905 (Somerset House Indexes).
  17. "England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858–1966", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Solomon of Colebrook Litchfield-county Connecticut America died 19 February 1904 Administration London 28 October to Melissa Sackett widow. Effects £64 9s."
  18. "Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609–1999", digital image, Ancestry.com, abstract from online image.
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