Benjamin Franklin Sackett

FatherEdward Sackett (1788-1836)
MotherSarah "Sally" Eldridge (1793-1888)
Marriage1836, Washington County, TennesseeGEvalina Elisabeth Aiken1,5
Benjamin Franklin Sackett, son of Edward Sackett and Sarah "Sally" Eldridge, was born in West Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 3 December 1810.1,2,3 He died aged 85 in Appomattox, Appomattox County, VirginiaG, on 29 November 18954 and was buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, VirginiaG.2 He married in Washington County, TennesseeG, on 22 September 1836, Evalina Elisabeth Aiken, daughter of Colonel John Anderson Aiken.1,5 Evalina was born on 14 March 1816.6 She died aged 38 on 27 April 18546 and was buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery, LynchburgG.2
     Benjamin was listed in the 1840 census as a householder in Washington County, TennesseeG.7
     In 1850 Benjamin was living in Lynchburg, VirginiaG, and was recorded in the census as B F Sackett, a corn merchant, aged 39 and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Evalina, and their children, Jennie, 12 (listed as C V), Edward, 6, Charles, 4, and Albert, aged one.8
     In 1850 Benjamin was the owner of 49 slaves, 10 males and 39 females.9
     In 1870 he was living in New Haven, New Haven County, ConnecticutG, in the household of his sister Hannah Hume, 54, and was recorded as Benj F Sacket, a retired broker, aged 59.10
Benjamin Franklin Sackett (1810–1895), Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia
(Src: Find A Grave, Darrell Landrum)
Evalina Elisabeth (Aiken) Sackett (1816–1854), Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia
(Src: Find a Grave, Darrell Landrum)

Children of Benjamin Franklin Sackett and Evalina Elisabeth Aiken

1187. Benjamin Franklin Sackett, 1810–__, of Jonesboro, Tenn., son of (521) Edward and Sally Eldridge Sacket, was married to Elisabeth Aiken, daughter of Colonel John Anderson Aiken.
3050. Jennie C. Sackett, m. George T. Peers.
3051. Edward Aiken Sackett.
3052. Charles H. Sackett, b. in 1845.

Death of an Aged Man.
Mr. Benjamln F. Sackett Dies in Appomattox.

The sad intelligence of the death of Mr Benjamin F. Sackett, who died yesterday morning in Appomattox, reached the city yesterday, and was a grievous shock to his relatives and friends. Deceased was born in the State of Connecticut 87 years ago, and, though of such advanced age, retained to the last that strength and vigor of intellect that distinguished him throughout his long and useful career. Early in life he removed from his northern home and located at New Orleans, where he resided for many years.
     At one time in his life, he made his home in Lynchburg, and one of the old landmarks, Sackett's Hill, now stands as a monument to his memory. Many years ago the building on the site of the present Hurt's Mill was used by Mr. Sackett for storing lumber. The latter years of his life, he passed in the county of Appomattox, where for several terms he filled the position of deputy treasurer. Mr. Sackett was a member of the Presbyterian church, and a man of consistent piety. His bright mind and store of knowledge rendered him a most interesting conversationalist, while his ready wit and courteous manner won him friends wherever he went.
     He leaves two children—Mr. Charles H. Sackett, a prominent lawyer of this city, and Mrs. George T. Peers, wife of the county clerk of Appomattox.
     The remains will be brought to the city for interment this afternoon by the 2.10 Norfolk and Western train.

The News and Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia, 30 Nov 1895, p 6

Funeral of the Late Mr. Sackett.
The funeral services of the late Mr. Benjamin F. Sackett, who died on Thursday at Hotel Appomattox in West Appomattox, took place yesterday afternoon at 2:10 o'clock from the Union station. The remains had been brought up from Appomattox, and upon their arrival were conveyed direct to the Presbyterian cemetery. The services at the grave were conducted by Rev. Dr. R. H. Fleming and were of a touching character. Deceased was laid to rest beside his wife, who preceded him to the grave many years ago.
     The pall-bearers were Messrs. Jno. W. Harvey, J. M. Armistead, John C. Woodson, F. S. Kirkpatrick, A. F. Thomas and E. G. Hix.

The News and Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1 Dec 1895, p 6

Died on the 27th inst., after a painful illness of six weeks, Evalina Elizabeth Sackett, wife of Benjamin F. Sackett, aged 38 years, 2 months and 14 days.
     East Tennessee papers requested to copy.

Funeral Notice.
The funeral services of the late Mrs. B. F. Sackett will take place at her late residence on Church Street, at half past 9 o'clock a.m., today (Saturday.) The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.

Lynchburg Daily Virginian, Lynchburg, Virginia, 29 Apr 1854, p 2

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1187. Benjamin F. Sacket, b. Dec. 3, 1810; m. Elizabeth Aiken."
  2. Find a Grave.
  3. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), West Springfield births, "Benjamin Franklin Sacket, s. Edward and Sally, Dec. 3, 1810."
  4. "Virginia Deaths and Burials Index, 1853–1917" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, B F, male, d. Nov 1895, at Appomattox County, VA, age 85, b. Appomattox, married."
  5. "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002" (Ancestry image), "Washington County, Tennessee, lic. 20 Sep 1836, m. 22 Sep 1836, Benjamin F Sackett to Evaline E Aiken."
  6. Gravestone.
  7. 1840 United States census, "B F Sackett, Washington County, Tennessee, 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-29, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 60-69, total 9."
  8. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 938, p 114a
    Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia
    Sackett, B F, 39, corn merchant, b. MA
    Sackett, E E, 33, f, b. TN
    Sackett, C V, 12, f, b. TN
    Sackett, E A, 6, m, b. VA
    Sackett, C H, 4, m, b. VA
    Sackett, A N, 1, m, b. VA
    Broyles, Jno W, 25, b. VA.
  9. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850" (FamilySearch image).
  10. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593_109, p 124A
    New Haven Ward 2, New Haven, Connecticut
    Hume, Hannah D, 54, keeping house, personal estate $3,900, b. MA
    Hume, Sarah J, 29, teacher, personal estate $350, b. Hindustan
    Hume, Catherine, 28, teacher, personal estate $350, b. Hindustan
    Hume, Robert A, 23, theological student, personal estate $650, b. Hindustan
    Hume, Edward S, 22, coll student, b. Hindustan
    Hume, Isabella W, 19, at home, b. Hindustan
    Sacket, Benj F, 59, retd broker, b. MA
    Wanton, Maria, 24, domestic serv, b. CT
    Ives, Sabrina R, 49, at home, personal estate $4,000, b. CT.
Appears inSackett snippets
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
4th great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Matthew C Sackett, Ansley Sackett and Nan McRee Williams.
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