Elijah Gibson Sackett

(1809-1881)
FatherGuy Sackett (1784-1853)
MotherSarah Dunkan (say 1785-)
Elijah Gibson Sackett, son of Guy Sackett and Sarah Dunkan, was born in PennsylvaniaG, in June 1809.1,2 He died aged 72 on 5 July 1881.1 He married in 1824, Malinda Lee, daughter of William Lee and Prescilla Aldridge.1,3 Malinda was born in New York StateG, in about 1810.2
     In 1880 Elijah was living at Grove, Adair County, IowaG, and was recorded in the census as Elijah J Sackett, head of household, a farmer, aged 71, and born in Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife Melinda, aged 70, and his granddaughter Nancy A Duncan, aged 13.2

Children of Elijah Gibson Sackett and Malinda Lee

ChartsThomas Sackett of Hopewell NJ descendant chart
Thanet DNA chart 6
Reference1810.8P.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1810. Elijah G. Sackett, b. in June, 1809, d. July 5, 1881, married Malinda Lee."
  2. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1254325  NA T9-0325/98A (TEK)
    Grove, Adair, Iowa
    Elijah J. SACKETT, head, 71, b. PA, farmer, father b. PA, mother IRE
    Melinda SACKETT, wife, 70, b. NY, keeping house, father b. CT, mother b. RI
    Nancy A. DUNCAN, gdau, 13, b. IL, at school, father b. VT, mother b. OH.
  3. If the marriage date (1824) recorded in Weygant is correct, Elijah would have been 15 and Malinda about 14. From the dates of birth (where known) of their children it would seem likely they were married later than 1824.
Last Edited21 July 2017