Hannah Derby Sackett

FatherEdward Sackett (1788-1836)
MotherSarah "Sally" Eldridge (1793-1888)
Marriage1839, West SpringfieldGRev Robert Wilson Hume1,4
Hannah Derby Sackett, daughter of Edward Sackett and Sarah "Sally" Eldridge, was born in West Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 3 June 1816.1,2,3 She died aged 86 in New Haven, ConnecticutG, on 18 April 1903.2 She married in West SpringfieldG on 24 March 1839, Rev Robert Wilson Hume.1,4
A short time after their marriage, Edward and Hannah D. Sacket entered the foreign mission field, going to India. There they labored faithfully and not without results for a number of years, when Mr. Hume became broken in health and they reluctantly took passage for a return voyage to their native land. Mr. Hume died on the voyage and was buried at sea, leaving Mrs. Hume to continue her homeward journey with their five young children, two of whom, on reaching maturity, returned to India and took up the work their parents had laid down.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Hannah Derby Sackett and Rev Robert Wilson Hume

  • Sarah Hume
  • Bella Hume
  • Katherine Hume
  • Robert Hume
  • Edward Sackett Hume b. 4 Jun 1848, d. 10 Jan 1908

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1188. Hannah D. Sacket. m. Edward Hume."
  2. Emails from Jack Hume to Sackett Discussion List, November 2002, "I am searching for information on Hannah Derby (Berg) Sackett. She was born June 03, 1816 in West Springfield, Mass, and died April 18, 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut. She was a remarkable woman who accompanied her husband Robert Wilson Hume to Bombay, India in 1839. After Robert's death in 1854, she took her seven children to New Haven. Somehow she put the five girls and two boys through college - two of the girls went to Mount Holyoke and the boys to Yale. She was very active in her church, United Church of New Haven County, and she was very active in the support of Congregational missionary efforts in this country and in India. Her two sons returned to India on mission work. Two of her daughters also became missionaries."
  3. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), West Springfield births, "Hannah Derby Sacket, d. Edward and Sally, June 3, 1816."
  4. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", (Ancestry image), West Springfield marriages, "Hume, Rob[er]t W., Rev., of Stamford, N.Y., and [int. Miss] Hannah D Sackett of W.S., 24 Mar 1839."
Sackett line6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Jack Hume.
Last Edited20 Nov 2021

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