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SALMON DUNHAM SACKETT
He was the 10th child and 6th son, and was 7 years old when he came to Ohio. He was designing to remain on the home farm and continued on it after he was of age. He sold his interest in his father's homestead to his brother Elezer in 18??. He married Miss Mary Ann, daughter of John Jr. and Saloma G. Wright of Tallmadge Sept. 27th, 1828. He purchased a farm in Ruggles, where they commenced housekeeping. They raised a family of [blank] children and in 18?? he sold his farm in Ruggles and removed to Illinois where Mrs. Mary Ann Sackett died Feb. 16th, 1872, aged 66 years. He died at his residence in Garfield Kansas Sept. 19th, 1880 aged 77. A sketch of him can be found in Vol [blank] [9:99] of these Historical Collections."

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SALMON DUNHAM SACKETT
He was the 10th child and 6th son of Dea Salmon and Mrs. Mercy M. (Curtiss) Sackett. He was born in Warren Conn, March 27th, 1804. On the first Monday of July, 1811 Dea Sackett arrived in Tallmadge with his family. Salmon was 7 years of age at the time. He was thus early initiated into pioneer life. Like other children of the pioneers, the luxuries of life he enjoyed were far from plenty. But they were able with their healthy and robust constitutions to withstand the hardships and privations, that are always incident to the life of a pioneer. Salmon as he advanced in life, was taught to use the axe and hoe, as his strength would admit. He attended the district school, and he attended the Tallmadge Academy, two or three terms under the tuition of Elizur Wright Esq. He being the youngest son living, it was the wish of his father that he should remain on the homestead, and he did one or two years after he was of age. He finally sold his interest in his fathers farm to his brother Elezer C. Sackett. He went to Ruggles then Huron Co, and purchased a farm. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann, a daughter of John and Saloma G. Wright Sept. 27th, 1828, and immediately moved to Ruggles, where he lived and cultivated a farm many years. With a large family and thinking to better his future prospects, he moved his family to Fulton Co, Ill, where he buried his wife and several children. Mrs. Sackett died Feb. 16th, 1872, aged 66 years. He enlisted into the service of his country in the late war, and faithfully performed every duty. He went to Kansas in 1878, to improve the land which government had awarded him, hoping to again make him a home. He died in the triumphs of faith in his Redeemer, having been a professing Christian for nearly 50 years. During his sickness of two months, when asked if he was afraid to die, his answer was always, "No, I'm not afraid, only waiting", often repeating "One day nearer home", and "fly swiftly round ye wheels of time etc." He died at his residence near Garfield, Sat morn, Sept 19th, 1880, aged 77.