1753. Colonel Niram Sackett, 1797-1869, son of (730) Hon. Jehial and Semantha Knapp Sackett, was married, Sept. 30, 1824, at Washington, Dutchess County, N. Y., to Catherine Thorn, daughter of John T. Thorn and his wife Esther. He was born at Stanford, Dutchess County, N. Y., and acquired an academic education at the Hudson, N. Y., academy. From his early boyhood he manifested unusual interest in military affairs. In 1822 he was commissioned, by Governor Clinton, captain of militia company of his town. Two years later Governor Yates promoted him to the colonelcy of a Dutchess County regiment, which he commanded at the reception given General Lafayette at Paughkeepsie in 1824.
At an early age Mr. Sackett engaged in mercantile business at Mabbettsville in Dutchess County, in which he continued until 1829, when he removed with his father-in-law, John I. Thorn, to LaGrange in Cattaraugus Flats, now Irving, Chautaugua County, N. Y. The year following his arrival at LaGrange he was elected Justice of the Peace, and subsequently a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, both of which offices he held for a number of years.
He died at Irving, of heart disease, Oct. 22, 1869. An obituary notice accompanying the announcement of his sudden death contains the following summary of his character and public life at Irving: "Judge Sackett was affable and courteous in his manner, decided in his convictions. He was a man of strict integrity, had a comprehensive mind, and was scrupulously just; evincing in his official character those qualities which made him the able and just judge. His principal occupation during his residence in this county was farming, in which he was successful, leaving his family amply provided for. His death was deeply lamented by the entire community."
4372. Jehial Sackett, b. Sept. 15, 1825, d. Aug. 9, 1903; m. (4435) Laura Sackett.
4373. John I. Sackett, b. Apr. 5, 1827, d. Nov. 27, 1897; m. 1st, Henrietta Harrison.
4374. Joseph T. Sackett, b. Mar. 4, 1829, d. Aug. 30, 1892; m. Sarah (Clock) Canfield.
4375. Marcus Sackett, b. Nov. 28, 1830; m. 1st, Henrietta Seaman.
4376. Semantha Sackett, b. Sept. 28, 1832, d. Dec. 21, 1895; m. Edwin B. Stiles.
"4377. [4378 on p377] Niram Sackett, b. June 29, 1835, d. Apr. 4, 1903; m. Arvilla L. Bonney.