Clark Sackett

FatherBenjamin Sackett (1762-1844)
MotherBetsey Eldred (c 1761-1819)
Clark Sackett, of Warren, Connecticut, and Tallmadge, Ohio, son of Benjamin Sackett and Betsey Eldred, was born on 4 February 1793.1,2 He died aged 71 in June 1864.1 He married first on 2 May 1816, Cynthia Preston.1 She died just a month later in Tallmadge, OhioG, on 4 June 1816.3,4 He married second at Tallmadge, OhioG, on 25 November 1821, Laura Melissa Aiken.1,2 Laura was born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 19 July 1801.5,6 She died aged 44 in TallmadgeG on 30 March 1846 and was buried at Tallmadge CemeteryG.5 He married third Jane M Pierce.1
     Clark Sacket served in the War of 1812 in a company of Connecticut troops.
     Clark was listed in the census in 1820, 1830, and 1840 as a householder in Tallmadge, OhioG.7,8,9

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.

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.

Laura Melissa (Aiken) Sackett (1801–1846), Tallmadge Cemetery, Ohio
(Src: Find A Grave, franknpat)

Children of Clark Sackett and Laura Melissa Aiken

 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. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  4. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003", digital 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."
  5. Website Find A Grave.
  6. Date of birth based on age at death.
  7. 1820 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Clark Sackett, Tallmadge, Portage County, Ohio."
  8. 1830 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Clark Sacket, Tallmadge, Portage County, Ohio."
  9. 1840 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Clark Sackett, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio."
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 3307
Bronson, History of Tallmadge
Histories of Summit County, Ohio.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett snippets
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Sackett Family Association descendants
Michelle Eaton and Franklin and Patricia Harrah.
Last Edited20 Apr 2021

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