George Seymour Sackett

FatherNoadiah Sacket (1789-1875)
MotherSophia Allen (1787-1829)
Birth1811, MassachusettsG,1,2
Marriage1842Rachel Hetsler1
George Seymour Sackett, farmer, son of Noadiah Sacket and Sophia Allen, was born in MassachusettsG on 26 March 1811.1,2 He died aged about 80 in 1891.1 He married in 1842, Rachel Hetsler.1 Rachel was born in CanadaG in about 1822.2
     In 1850 George was living in Clinton, Macomb County, MichiganG, and was recorded in the census as George Sackett, a farmer, aged 39 and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Rachel, 28, and their children, Robert, 8, Jacob, 3, and Hiram, aged one.3

Children of George Seymour Sackett and Rachel Hetsler

  • Robert Francis Sackett b. 26 Dec 1843, d. 1862
  • Sophia Sackett b. c 1845, d. c 1846
  • Jacob Seymour Sackett b. 3 Mar 1847, d. 16 Jun 1864
  • Hiram Truman Sackett+ b. 21 Mar 1849
  • Ann Maria Sackett b. 17 Mar 1851, d. 9 Aug 1879
  • Cornelia Sophia Sackett b. 12 Sep 1853
  • Flora Belle Sackett b. 1 Nov 1855
  • Fannie Rosanna Sackett b. 7 Oct 1858
  • Lydia Jane Sackett b. 1 Sep 1861
  • Nellie L Sackett b. 24 Jun 1863, d. c 1865

2600. George Seymour Sackett, 1811–1891, of Mt. Clemens, Mich., son of (1050) Noadiah and Sophia Allen Sackett, was married, in 1842, to Rachel Hetsler. The following sketch of the parents of George Seymour Sackett, prepared and contributed by (5238) L. W. Sackett, should have appeared under No. 1050:
     Noahdiah Sackett was born Aug. 5, 1789, at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Mass., where he resided with his parents until their removal to Brighton, Monroe Co., N. Y., in the year 1810. The same year he married Sophia Allen, a relative of Ethan Allen of "Revolutionary fame," and settled at Leicester, N. Y. He remained at this place until the year 1820, when he removed to Avon, Loraine Co., O; here his wife died Apr. 27, 1829, aged 41 years. He soon married again, a Mrs. Hannah Chapman, a widow with several children, the eldest of which, William Henry Chapman, afterward married his third daughter, Jane Frances Sackett.
     In about four years he again changed his residence, going to Frederick, Macomb Co., Mich., where he located on a large tract of land extending north toward Utica for several miles. Frederick was once a "Moravian Mission." We find in a history of the "Moravians in Michigan," this reference to it: "So the old Moravian village passed away. In 1836, Horace Stephens, of Detroit, bought a number of acres of land and laid it out in village lots. He named the new town Frederick, in honor of a brother by that name. It is situated on the banks of the Huron River. Upon the banks of this river the first orchard in Macomb County was planted more than 125 years ago. Some of the trees, which are still standing, show the marks of great age, and are of great size. The fruit is peculiar, and unlike any of to-day. Noahdiah Sackett built the first grist mill and cooper shop in Frederick. A pump factory was built by the firm of Campbell & Sackett, and an extensive business was done, 1,200 being manufactured in one year, and were sold in several states." In 1844, Campbell & Sackett built a fine hotel, which did a good business and was well patronized. The following year the Kalamazoo and Clinton Canal was built, and there was a general "jollification" when ground was broken.
     For about ten years he resided in Frederick, superintending his mills and hotel, and also teaching school. In all of his undertakings he was assisted by his son, George Seymour Sackett, who accompanied his father from Ohio to Michigan, and early turned his attention to cultivating and improving the land.
     After leaving Frederick, he located at Elgin, Ill., where he bought two farms, one on the east and the other on the west side of the town. While residing here he superintended the building of a large church. After a short time he sold his farms and went to Oshkosh, Wis., where he built a large sash, door and blind factory, employing many men and doing a large amount of work for the city and surrounding country. Was also "mail contractor" for twenty-four years while in Oshkosh.
     He again sold his business and located at Lacrosse, Wis., purchasing two farms, and gave his attention entirely to the management of them. After a few years at Lacrosse, he gave up business entirely, and went on a visit to his daughters in Ohio, where he remained about two years. He then went to Clinton, Henry Co., Mo., to visit his son Oliver Noahdiah Sackett, where he died four days after his arrival, Jan. 11, 1875, aged 85 years, 5mo., 5 days. He was always a prominent, public spirited man, taking a deep interest in the public affairs of the places in which he lived.
Children of Geo. S. and Sophia Allen [sic: Rachel Hetsler] Sacket:
5200. Robert Francis Sackett, b. Dec. 26, 1843, d. in 1862.
5201. Sophia Sackett, b. in 1845, d. in 1846.
5202. Jacob S. Sackett, b. Mar. 3, 1847, d. in 1864.
5203. Hiram T. Sackett, b. Mar. 21, 1849; m. Minnie Cowdry.
5204. Ann M. Sackett, b. Mar. 17, 1851, d. in 1879; m. Rev. D. Pebbles.
5205. Cornelia S. Sackett, b. Sept. 12, 1853; m. Geo. W. Perry.
[The switch from 5205 to 5006 and from 5008 back to 5209 is as Weygant's book has them]
5006. Flora Belle Sackett, b. Nov. 1, 1855; m. E. E. Emmerson.
5007. Fannie R. Sackett, b. Oct. 7, 1858; m. F. Sheffield.
5008. Lydia Jane Sackett, b. Sept. 1, 1861; m. H. L. Oakley.
5209. Nellie L. Sackett, b. June 24, 1863, d. in 1865.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "2600. George S. Sackett, b. Mar. 26, 1811, d. in 1891; m. Rachel Hetsler."
  2. Census.
  3. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_357, p. 55B, Image 114
    Clinton, Macomb, Michigan
    Sackett, George L?, 39, farmer, real estate $230, b. MA
    Sackett, Rachel, 28, b. Canada
    Sackett, Robert, 8, b. MI
    Sackett, Jacob, 3, b. MI
    Sackett, Hiram, 1, b. MI.
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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Last Edited7 Apr 2023
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