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, on 19 May 1809.1 He died aged 72 on 5 July 18812 and was buried at Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Adair County, IowaG.3 He married in 1824, Malinda Lee, daughter of William Lee and Prescilla Aldridge.2,4 Malinda was born in New York StateG, in about 1809.5
     In 1850 Elijah was living in Berlin, Delaware County, OhioG, and was recorded in the census as E G Sackett, a farmer, aged 41 and born in Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife Malinda, 41, and their children, Hiram, 19, Francis, 17, Lyman, 15, Josephine, 13, Mariah, 11, Charles, 9, Sarah, 7, Martha, 5, Catharine, 3, and Lydia, aged nine months. Their son Sabina was living next door.6
     In 1860 he was living in Bloomington, McLean County, IllinoisG, and was recorded as Elzah [sic] Sackett, a farmer, aged 50. Living with him were his wife Malinda, 49, and their children, Hiram, 28, (listed as Lyman), Lyman, 25, (listed as Thiam), 25, Josephine, 23, Charles, 20, Sarah, 17, Martha, 15, Catherine, 13, and Lydia, aged eleven.7
     In 1870 he was living in Cheney Grove, McLean County, IllinoisG, and was recorded as Elijah G Sackett, a farmer, aged 61. His wife Malinda, 58, was living with him. Their married daughters Catherine and Josephine, and their unmarried daughter Lydia, were living next door.8
     In 1880 he was living in Grove, Adair County, IowaG, and was recorded 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 13.9
Elijah Gibson Sackett (1809–1881), Greenfield Cemetery, Adair County, Iowa
(Src: Find A Grave, Cindy Baldogo)
"E G Sackett/ died July 5 1881/ 72y 1m 16d", Greenfield Cemetery, Adair County, Iowa
(Src: Find A Grave, Cindy Baldogo)

Children of Elijah Gibson Sackett and Malinda Lee

See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 1810 
Thurmon King's Database, 22641
ChartsThomas Sackett of Hopewell NJ descendant chart
William Hiram Sackett & Ada "Addie" Smith relationship chart
Thanet DNA chart 6

 Notes & Citations

  1. Date calculated from age at death. Weygant, Sacketts of America, has June 1809.
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  3. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  4. If the marriage date (1824) recorded in Weygant is correct, Elijah would have been 15 and Malinda about 14. From the dates of birth of their children it would seem likely they were married later than 1824.
  5. Census.
  6. 1850 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll M432_675, p. 242
    Berlin, Delaware, Ohio, 29 Aug 1850
    1989/2001
    Sackett, E G, 41, m, farmer, real estate $450, b. PA
    Sackett, Malinda, 41, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Hiram A, 19, m, b. OH
    Sackett, Francis M, 17, m, b. OH
    Sackett, Lyman, 15, m, b. OH
    Sackett, Josephine, 13, f, b. OH
    Sackett, Mariah, 11, f, b. OH
    Sackett, Charles, 9, m, b. OH
    Sackett, Sarah, 7, m [sic], b. OH
    Sackett, Martha, 5, f, b. OH
    Sackett, Catharine, 3, f, b. OH
    Sackett, Lydia J, 9/12, f, b. OH
    Justus, John S, 22, m, farmer, b. OH
    [Next door to Sabina Sackett].
  7. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_204; Page: 545; Family History Library Film: 803204
    Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
    Sackett, Elzah, 50, farmer, real estate $2,000, personal estate $1,200, b. OH
    Sackett, Malina, 49, b. OH
    Sackett, Lyman, 28, b. OH
    Sackett, Thiam, 25, b. OH
    Sackett, Josephine, 23, b. OH
    Sackett, Charles, 20, b. OH
    Sackett, Sarah, 17, b. OH, at school
    Sackett, Martha, 15, b. OH, at school
    Sackett, Cathirine, 13, b. OH, at school
    Sackett, Lydia, 11, b. OH, at school
    Bowary, Jarvis, 12, b. OH, at school
    Barns, James, 22, labourer, b. OH.
  8. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_258; Page: 270A; Family History Library Film: 545758
    Cheney Grove, McLean County, Illinois, 6 Aug 1870
    Sackett, Elijah G, 61, farmer, personal estate $1,100, b. OH
    Sackett, Malinda, 58, keeping house, b. NY
    [Next door to Burroughs household].
  9. 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.
Generation.Tree1810.8P.7
Sackett lineGreat-grandson of Thomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey
Last Edited17 June 2018