Deacon Clark Sackett

FatherBenjamin Sackett (1762-1844)
MotherBetty Eldred (c 1761-1819)
Birth1793, Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG,1,2
Baptism1800, WarrenG,3
Death1862, TallmadgeG,1,4
Marriage1816, Portage County, OhioGCynthia Preston1,5
Marriage1821, TallmadgeGLaura Melissa Akins1,2,6
Marriage1847, Summit CountyGJane (Minor) Pierce1,7
Deacon Clark Sackett, of Tallmadge, Ohio, son of Benjamin Sackett and Betty Eldred, was born in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 4 February 17931,2 and baptized at the Congregational Church of Christ, WarrenG, on 29 June 1800.3 He died aged 69 in TallmadgeG on 14 May 18621,4 and was buried at Tallmadge CemeteryG.8,9,10 He married first in Portage County, OhioG, on 2 May 1816, Cynthia Preston, daughter of David Preston and Cynthia Sprague.1,5 Cynthia was born in Canaan, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 1 February 1798.11 She died aged 18 in Tallmadge, OhioG, on 4 June 1816, just a month after her marriage12,13,14,15 and was buried at Tallmadge CemeteryG.9,14 Clark married second in TallmadgeG on 25 November 1821, Laura Melissa Akins, daughter of Asher Akins and Rosella Wilcox.1,2,6 Laura was born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 19 July 1801.8,16 She died aged 44 in TallmadgeG on 30 March 1846 and was buried at Tallmadge CemeteryG.8,9 He married third in Summit CountyG on 8 November 1847, Jane (Minor) Pierce, widow of Cyrus Pierce.1,7 Jane was born in ConnecticutG in 1809.17,8 She died aged 90 in TallmadgeG on 28 July 1900.18
     Clark Sacket served in the War of 1812 in Captain Seth Comstock's Company of Connecticut State Troops, enlisting on 13 September 1813 and being discharged on 1 November 1813.1,10,19,20
     Clark was listed in the census in 1820, 1830, and 1840 as a householder in Tallmadge, OhioG.21,22,23
     In 1850 he was living in TallmadgeG and was recorded as Clark Sackett, a farmer, aged 55. Living with him were his third wife Jane, 40, his children, Edwin, 22, Clark, 13, Charles, 11, and Darius, aged eight, and seven children from Jane's previous marriage.24
     In 1860 he was living in TallmadgeG and was recorded as Clark Sackett, aged 66. Living with him was his wife Jane, 50.25
     Administration of Clark's estate was granted by the Summit County Probate Court on 9 July 1862 to his eldest son, Hiram.26
     After Clark's death, his widow Jane lived with her daughter Fanny and her family.17
Deacon Clark Sackett (1793–1862), Tallmadge Cemetery, Ohio
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Laura Melissa (Aiken) Sackett (1801–1846), Tallmadge Cemetery, Ohio
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Cynthia (Preston) Sackett (1798–1816), Tallmadge Cemetery, Ohio
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Jane (Minor) Sackett (1809–1900), Tallmadge Cemetery, Ohio
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Children of Deacon Clark Sackett and Laura Melissa Akins

1505. Clark Sacket, 1793–1864, of Warren Conn., and Talmadge, O., son of (655) Benjamin and Betsey Eldred Sacket, was married, May 2, 1816, to Cynthia Preston, who died June 4, 1816. The name of his second wife was Laura M. Aikin, and that of his third wife was Jane M. Pierce. He served in the war of 1812 in a company of Connecticut troops commanded by Capt. Seth Comstock.
3796. Hiram A. Sacket, d. in 1895.
3797. Cynthia M. Sacket, d. in 1877; m. Luther Heath.
3798. Amelia Sacket, d. in 1854; m. ___ Chapman.
3799. Edwin Sacket, d. Sept. 1, 1879; m. Susan P. Pierce.
3800. Clark A. Sacket, b. in 1833.
3801. Charles H. Sacket.
3802. Darius P. Sacket.
3803. Benjamin Sacket, d. in 1839.

This Tract by Ensigns Survey began at the NW Corner at the West 4 corners, thence South to the SW Six Corners, thence East to the South 4 Corners, thence North to the Center of the Township, then West on the Center Line to the place of beginning containing about 965 acres. [2:17]

It is believed the next settler on Tract 10 was Clark Sackett, in 1814. Clark Sackett was the 6th child and 4th son of Benj. and Betsey (Eldred) Sackett, and was born in Warren, Litchfield Co. Conn Feb. 4th, 1793. His education obtained in the Common Schools of his native town. He remained at home on his father's farm until he was 21 years of age. After War was declared in June 1812 against Great Britain, the legislature passed an act to raise two full regiments to be denominated "States Guard". …
     Mr. Sackett, being an able bodied man, and subject to military duty, he enlisted into this corps of troops and went to New London. In the spring or early summer of 1814, he left his native place for Ohio. His eldest sister was married to David Hine and resided in Canfield, and his uncle Salmon Sackett and his family had previously settled in Tallmadge. He came to Tallmadge and found employment and becoming acquainted with the people and thinking it a desirable place to make a permanent home, he bought of Esq. Wright off the south side of Lot No. 6 100 acres extending from the south west six corners east to the west Starr or proprietors line. Mr. David Preston Jr. had girdled the timber on a few acres on the west end of the lot in the spring 1813 with the intention of making his home there but he gave it up. Esq. Wright sold the land to Mr. Sackett, he cleared some 20 acres at intervals while he was at work by the month for others. He was married to Miss Cynthia, daughter of David and Cynthia S. Preston, May 2nd, 1816, by Rev. Simeon Woodruff. And on the 4th day June 1816 she died of typhus fever, aged 19 years and 34 days after her marriage. Her death cast a gloom over the community, being one of the singers in the congregation, amiable and the life of the circle in which she moved. Having but a few days previous, stood at the Hymeneal Altar, and soon taken down with the fatal disease, she passed from earth universally respected and lamented by a large circle of friends. … Mr. Sackett, after the death of his wife, returned to Conn where he remained until early summer of 1818. He left his native place and returned to Ohio and began working on his farm. He was married the 2nd to Miss Laura Melissa Aikins, Nov. 25th, 1821 by Rev. Simeon Woodruff. [2:40–41]

The writer about 1844 heard Mr. Hanford in the Cong. Meeting House remark that the first sermon he preached in Tallmadge was at the funeral of a young bride. This was Mrs. Cynthia Preston, the wife of Mr. Clark Sackett. They were married May 2nd 1816 by Rev. Simeon Woodruff and she died June 4th 1816, aged 19 years. [9:22–23]

—Charles Cook Bronson, History of Tallmadge and the Western Reserve 1804–1886

Clark Sackett, father of Clark A., was born at Warren, Connecticut, in 1793. He was still a young man when he joined a colony of pioneer settlers who came with their possessions to make early settlement and secure homes in Summit County, driving their ox-teams through forests where they had to cut a path. They purchased lands of the great Connecticut Land Company, which, at that time, had control of the lands of a large part of the Western Reserve. Clark Sackett was a true pioneer, accepting all the hardships incident to establishing himself in a new country, and through his industry and sterling virtues, becoming a man of substance and prominence. He lived to advanced age. He first secured 100 acres of land in Tallmadge Township, to which he later added seventy-five acres, lying just west of his first purchase. He put up a log house which stood for a number of years, but was later replaced by the substantial residence which is occupied by his son, Clark A. A portion of the old house Mr. Sackett utilized to house his bees, as he took a great deal of interest in the bee industry for many years. He cleared all his land, and also assisted greatly in promoting the civilizing agencies of this section.
     In 1816 Clark Sackett was married (first) to Cynthia Preston. He was married (second) to Laura Aiken, and (third) to Jane Pierce. The mother of Clark A. Sackett, Laura Aiken, was born in 1800, at Norwalk, Connecticut, and was married in the fall of 1822. She was six years old when her father, Asher Aiken, removed to Vernon, Ohio. There were the following children born to Clark and Laura Sackett: Hiram, who died in Tallmadge Township, married (first) Eliza Treat, and (second) Mabel Fenn; Cynthia, who married Luther Heath, is survived by children residing at Genesee, New York, and also a son, Theodore, residing at Cuyahoga Falls; Edwin, residing at Genesee, New York, married Susan Pierce; Amelia, deceased, who married the late Dr. George Chapman, of New York; Benjamin, who died in infancy; Benjamin (2), who died in infancy; Clark A., residing in Tallmadge Township; Charles, who married Flora Treat, and Darius.

—William B Doyle, Centennial history of Summit County, Ohio

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1505. Clark Sacket, b. Feb. 4, 1793, d. in June, 1864; m. Cynthia Preston."
  2. Charles Cook Bronson, History of Tallmadge and the Western Reserve 1804–1886.
  3. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920" (Ancestry image), Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Clark, Justus, Achsa, Myron, Symmons, Lydia, Moses, Joanna & Benjamin, children of Benj(ami)n and w. bp. 29 Jun 1800. 2:42."
  4. "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854–1997" (FamilySearch transcript), "Clark Sackett, d. 1862."
  5. "Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774–1993" (Ancestry transcript), "2 May 1816, Portage, Ohio, Clark Sackett and Synthia Preston."
  6. Email from Patricia Harrah to Chris Sackett, May 2021.
  7. "Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774–1993", "8 Nov 1847, Summit, Ohio, Clark Sackett and Jane M. Pierce."
  8. Find a Grave.
  9. Extract from Tallmadge Cemetery record book from image in possession of Patricia Harrah, "Dea Clark Sackett, Lot 37, Interments. Burial 1, Grave 8, Dea Clark Sackett; Burial 2, Grave 4, Laura M wife; Burial 3, Grave 5, Cynthia; Burial 4, Grave 18, Benj, son; Burial 5, Grave 9, Benj, 2nd, son; Burial 8, Grave 7, Clark A Sackett; Burial 9, Grave 8, Charlotte Sacket; Burial 6, Grave 6, Kate Ashman, wife of Clark A Sackett; Burial 7, Grave 1, Charles D, son of Clark A."
  10. "Ohio, U.S., Soldier Grave Registrations, 1804-1958" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Clark, b. 4 Feb 1793, d. 14 May 1862, bur. Tallmadge Old, Tallmadge, Ohio, 14 May 1862, enlisted 13 Sep 1813, discharged 1 Nov 1813."
  11. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan, "Preston, Cynthia, d. David & Cynthia, b. Feb. 1, 1798. A:44."
  12. Sacketts of America.
  13. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003" (Ancestry image), Connecticut Courant, Hartford, 20 August 1816, "Died—At Tallmadge (Ohio) on the 4th of June last, Mrs. Cynthia Sackett, aged 18 years, wife of Mr. Clark Sackett, formerly of this state."
  14. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934" (Ancestry image), 27:367, Hartford Courant, 20 Aug 1816, "Sackett, Mrs Cynthia, Tallmadge, Ohio, wife of Clark Sackett, formerly of this state, died June 4, age 18."
  15. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650–1934" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Cynthia, d. Connecticut, 4 Jun 1816, age 18."
  16. Date of birth based on age at death.
  17. Census.
  18. "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854–1997", "Jane P. Sackett, 91, b. Conn., widowed, d. Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio, 28 Jul 1900."
  19. "War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812–1815" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Clark, service Capt Seth Comstock Co, Conn Mil, widow Sackett, Jane P. Two warrants for bounty land. War of 1812."
  20. "U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815" (Ancestry transcript), "Sacket, Clark, 2 Reg't (Sanford's), Connecticut State Troops, rank-induction Private, rank-discharge Private."
  21. 1820 United States census, "Clark Sackett, Tallmadge, Portage County, Ohio, 1 male 16-25, total 1."
  22. 1830 United States census, "Clark Sacket, Tallmadge, Portage County, Ohio [faint image, no details]."
  23. 1840 United States census, "Clark Sackett, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, 2 males under 5, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 40-49, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 30-39, total 8."
  24. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_732, p. 492
    Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio
    Sackett, Clark, 55, m, farmer, real estate $4700, b. CT
    Sackett, Jane, M, 40, f, b. CT
    Sackett, Edwin, 22, m, farmer, b. OH
    Sackett, Clark, 13, m, b. OH
    Sackett, Charles, 11, m, b. OH
    Sackett, Darius, 8, m, b. OH
    Pierce, Flavius, 21, m, b. CT
    Pierce, Ranson, 18, m, b. CT
    Pierce, Fanny, 16, f, b. CT
    Pierce, Edward, 14, m, b. CT
    Pierce, Turman, 12, m, b. OH
    Pierce, Catheine, 10, f, twin, b. OH
    Pierce Josephine, 10, f, twin, b. OH
    Kryder, Elizabeth, 18, f, b. OH.
  25. 1860 United States Federal Census, Page 323, FHL film
    Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio, 22 Jun 1860
    Sackett, Clark, 66, real estate $8000, personal estate $1000, b. CT
    Sackett, Jane, 50, b. CT
    Sackett, Elanor, 23, b. OH
    Sackett, Maria, 17, b. OH
    Sackett, Sarah, 15, b. OH
    Sackett, Marian, 10, b. OH
    Sackett, John, 1, b. OH
    [These 5 children are listed as Sackett in error. They are the children of John and Harriet Howe, the first 4 appearing in the Howe family in the 1850 census.].
  26. The Summit County Beacon, Akron, Ohio ( image), 24 Jul 1862, p 4, "Estate of Clark Sackett. The undersigned has been appointed by the Probate Court of Summit County, Administrator of the estate of Clark Sackett, late of Tallmadge, Summit county, deceased. Dated at Akron, July 9, '62. H.A. Sackett."
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