George A Sacket

(1812-1883)
FatherAugustus Sacket (1769-1827)
MotherMinerva Camp (1780-1837)
George A Sacket, son of Augustus Sacket and Minerva Camp, was born in Jamaica, Queens, Long Island, New York City, New York StateG, on 20 July 1812.1 He died aged 70 in Geneva, Kane County, IllinoisG, on 1 April 1883.1,2 He married first Harriet Camfield, daughter of J. M. Camfield.1 He married second Eliza Kellogg, daughter of Israel Kellogg and Honor Burt. He married third Harriet Woodruff, daughter of H. Woodruff and Lodema Andus.
Obituary.
George A. Sackett.

George A. Sackett was born in Jamaica, L.I., July 20, 1812, consequently was 70 years of age at the time of his death, which occurred at Geneva, Ill., April 1. He was brought up in New York City, and there received a good common-school education. At an early age he went to Sackett's Harbor with his father, for whom the town was named, and when 17 years old started in business on his own account, making some very successful ventures. During the Patriot War on Canada, which gave him an additional start, he became largely interested in vessels, and was one of the first to recognize the importance of Chicago as a grain market. Here he did considerable [business] in buying and shipping to Oswego in his own vessels. In 1854 he removed to Chicago and became engaged in the iron and coal trade. In 1858 he was succeeded in this by Hale & Ayer. He was one of the earliest members of the Board of Trade, and was prominent in its dealings, remaining in the organization until 1870, when he retired from business to his home in Geneva. He was one of the earliest members of Christ R.E. Church, was one its wardens for many years, was in sympathy with the rector, the Rev. C.E.Cheney, and took part in the movement that resulted in the formation of the Reformed Episcopal Church, always maintaining the greatest interest in the new organization. He was of a quiet and reserved disposition, and passed the last years of his life in the quietude and enjoyment of his library and garden. He was sick for three months with cancer of the stomach, and passed peacefully away at the 3 April 1883 last. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.

Chicago Daily Tribune, 3 April 1883

Children of George A Sacket

  • Frederick A. Sacket b. c 1845, d. c 1894
  • Jane M Sacket b. c 1846
  • Edward A Sackett b. c 1847
  • Charles K Sacket b. c 1851
  • Lilley Sacket b. c 1858, d. c 1866
  • George W Sacket b. c 1866, d. c 1895
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "786. George A. Sacket, b. July 20, 1812, d. Apr. 1, 1880; m. Harriet Camfield."
  2. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Chicago Daily Tribune, 3 April 1883.
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