Porter Sackett

(say 1800-1837)
FatherMenardus Sacket (1770-1854)
MotherFanny Nimocks (1773-1838)
Porter Sackett, son of Menardus Sacket and Fanny Nimocks, was born in say 1800.1 He died in Natchez, Adams County, MississippiG, on 22 October 1837.2,3
     Porter made his will in NatchezG in about 1837. He was evidently unmarried. He left all his estate, comprising promissory notes totalling some $1,000, to his mother Fanny, with reversion to his father Menardus and then to his sister Fanny.2 Porter's will was evidently mislaid and his brother Corydon was granted administration of his estate by the Adams County Probate Court on 30 April 1839, the court having been informed incorrectly that Porter had died intestate.2
Abstract of will of Porter Sackett of Natchez, Mississippi.
Date: undated but probably 1837 based on position in probate file & date of a note in the will.
Burial: to be burying ground of City of Natchez, according to rites of Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mother Fanny or, if dec'd, father Manardus or, if also dec'd, sister Fanny, all monies, notes, & accounts in my pocket wallet, comprising bills & notes of: $5 on Agricultural Bank in Natchez, $129 on A Clendemine signed by Charles W Pitts of Baltimore, $150 on James B Caldwell of Natchez, $12.13 on H B Newson, $60 on Mr Whiting, $50.50 on Dr Adam Calending, note drawn on 9 Jan 1837 for $600 by Day & Caldwell. Moneys, when collected by executor from Excum Lewis Merchants of Natchez, to be sent by safe means to my friend Elizabeth Snyder of Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Executor: James M Knight of Rodney, Mississippi.

Died, in this city, on Sunday, the 22d inst., at the residence of Mrs. Davis, Mr. Porter Sacket, a native of New York, and for the last eighteen months a resident of this place, during which time, he had, by his gentlemanly deportment, his suavity of manners, his nice sense of honor, his generosity of soul, and all those qualities which dignify and ennoble the human character, endeared him to a large and numerous circle of acquaintances and friends, who mingle their tears and griefs with the relatives of this young man.
     It may be some gratification to his friends to know all the attention that could he rendered during his illness was administered to him by his friends.
A. B.

The Mississippi Free Trader, Natchez, Mississippi, 31 Oct 1837, p 3

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1242. Porter Sacket."
  2. "Mississippi, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982" (Ancestry image).
  3. Obituary.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited6 Oct 2022
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
1573 Porter Sackett

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