Committee records, 2011

Historian's Report for 2010

The following report from TSFA historian Thurmon King was submitted on 23 February 2011.

At the end of 2010, I had intended to give a report on the results of my work during the year. However, new contacts and new projects distracted me.

Since my last report on 30 Dec 2009 the individuals included in the database has grown from 33,937 to 35,742. About 400 of the individuals have been added since January 1, 2011 when I began entering the Sackett descendants found in the "Jacobus Extracts" Chris has posted on the sackettinfo web site. There are still a few individuals to be entered before that project is completed. One of the things which slowed the progress was the discovery that Nareen Lake has created Find A Grave memorials for the descendants of her Sackett ancestors in New Haven County and contributed information to memorials created by others. I have tried to enter all the information from the memorials in the notes for the various individuals.

While working with Chris on part of the Jacobus project, we decided that some of the information in Jacobus is more likely to be accurate than that found in Weygant. So, as Chris posted on the list, we have changed the families to match the information found in Jacobus.

Weygant's #18-Jonathan is now considered to be the same person as his presumed son #47-Jonathan. Therefore we have merged the two individuals as #18 and moved the children to match the families found in Jacobus. Because Jacobus does not have Capt. Richard Sackett listed in "The Families of Ancient New Haven" and because there seems to be no record of him in the New Haven records; W#75-Capt. Richard Sackett, of New York City and Dutchess County, NY is now considered to be an orphan.

Also, I have changed the parents of Isaac Anson Sackett from Weygant #282-Joseph Sackett of Pennsylvania, to a Jonathan Sackett (Jacobus, Vol 7, p. 1584; "Isaac, res. Harpersfield, N.Y., 1806"). This connection had been pointed out in the past by Bill Sackett and again recently. It was Bill who provided us with the inquest documents relating to the death of Isaac A. Sackett. Also, a search of Pennsylvania Records by Patti Hobbs found no record of Isaac there.

I still have a backlog of message from Alvin Oglesby relating to Find A Grave memorials he has created or is now maintaining. Michelle Marolis has also added, or is maintaining memorials for Sacketts and Sackett descendants in the line of Cyrus Sackett and Nancy Ann Stapleton. One of the advantages I see in the memorials created on is the ability to link the individuals to other members of the family; thereby creating an online genealogical tree.

Kari Roehl sent me the results of one of her "research excursions" and that information is still waiting to be entered into the database. It involves a grandson of Dr. David Filer Sackett, Joseph Washington Sackett whose name was changed to John W. Sackett in later records. In the 1900 and 1910 censuses a grandson, Jesse Sackett is listed with nothing to indicate who Jesse's parents were. The life of Jesse proves to be quite interesting, and tragic.

Closer to my family line, I have worked with a couple of Sackett descendants who descend from siblings of my grandfather, Jonathan Andrew Sackett. And that also involved some connections through marriages into my father's family.

As was announced to the mailing list; Sheila Phythian has agreed to serve as Sackett Historian and contact person for New Zealand and Australia.

As a way to increase the value of the database; how many of you would be willing to write biographical sketches for some of your ancestors? Or, if you have obituaries that are not in the database they would help.

Thurmon King
Sackett Historian for TSFA

Results of the Committee elections held in April 2011

The Committee approved on 5 May 2011 an announcement of the results of the elections held in April.

Voting in this year's election of members to TSFA Committee closed on 30 April. The election was for up to five members, four to replace the retiring class of 2011, and one to replace Michelle Marolis with whom the Association had lost contact in July 2010. In the event, three candidates were nominated for election. The election was therefore uncontested and the candidates, Debbie Barbee, Jean Carpenter, and Ted Smith, were declared elected to serve for three years (class of 2014). Election of these candidates was endorsed by the votes of 24 members of the Association.

The Committee now comprises:
Class of 2012: Chris Sackett, Patti Hobbs, Kathryn James;
Class of 2013: Glenna Hertzler, Liesa Robarge, Darlene Sackett, Michael Trickey;
Class of 2014: Debbie Barbee, Jean Carpenter, and Ted Smith.

Resolutions of the Committee of The Sackett Family Association approved on 18 June 2011

It was resolved that the following be elected to serve as officers of the Committee for the ensuing year: Chris Sackett, president; Debbie Barbee, vice president; Glenna Hertzler, secretary; and Jean Carpenter, registrar. It was further resolved that Jean Carpenter be appointed to serve as mailing list administrator.