Robert Sackett

FatherDaniel Sacket (1792-1879)
MotherNancy Fulton (1795-1876)
Birth1819, New York StateG,1,2
Marriage1845Laura Jane Smith1
Robert Sackett, son of Daniel Sacket and Nancy Fulton, was born in New York StateG on 22 January 1819.1,2 He died aged about 54 in 1873.1 He married on 18 August 1845, Laura Jane Smith.1 Laura was born in New York StateG in about 1827.2
     In 1850 Robert was living in Pittsford, Monroe County, New York StateG, and was recorded in the census as Robert Sacket, a farmer, aged 30 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Laura, 26, and their son Albert, aged three.3
     In 1860 he was living in Eckford, Calhoun County, MichiganG, and was recorded as Robert Sacket, a farmer, aged 41. Living with him were his wife Laura, 34, and their children, Albert, 14, Levi, 9, Robert, 7, and Lewis, aged one. Also in the household were two male farm laborers and a female domestic servant.4
     In 1870 he was living in EckfordG and was recorded as Robert Sackett, a farmer, aged 51. Living with him were his wife Laura, 42, and their children, Albert, 24, Wallace, 19, Emery, 17, Lewis, 11, Fred, 8, and Anna, aged five.5

Children of Robert Sackett and Laura Jane Smith

2607. Robert Sackett, 1819–1873, of Pittsford, N. Y., and Eckford, Mich., son of (1051) Daniel and Nancy Fulton Sacket, was married. Aug. 18, 1845, to Laura Jane Smith, 1827–, daughter of Levi J. Smith, of Hulberton, Orleans Co., N. Y., and his wife Laura Chase. Mr. Sackett completed his education at Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, N. Y.
5237. Albert Henry Sackett, b. May 16, 1846; m. Ada May Snyder.
5238. Levi Wallace Sackett, b. Dec. 6, 1850; m. Emeline C. Hubbard.
5239. Robert Emory Sackett, b. Nov. 11, 1851; m. Julia Hulda Richfield.
5240. Lewis Daniel Sackett, b. Jan. 22, 1858.
5241. Fred Smith Sackett, b. Nov. 7, 1860; m. Emma J. Smith.
5242. Anna May Sackett, b. Nov. 8, 1863; m. Jacob G. Ruff.

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Contributed by (5238) Levi Wallace Sackett.
Robert Sackett, son of Daniel and his wife Nancy Fulton Sackett, was born at Brighton, Monroe Co., N. Y., Jan. 22, 1819. He lived with his parents at Brighton and Pittsford, N. Y., until his marriage with Miss Laura Jane Smith, of Hindsburgh, Orleans Co., N. Y., Aug. 18, 1845; he then bought a farm adjoining his father's and resided there until 1854; he then went to Michigan and bought a farm in Eckford, Calhoun County, which place he made his home, until his death, in 1873, aged 54 years. He was a successful farmer, was educated in the village school of Pittsford and the Wesleyan Seminary, at Lima, N. Y. Was modest, unassuming, and always a gentleman. Some of his traits of character showed his Puritan ancestry, one of which was this: In disposing of a crop of barley, he was obliged to deliver it to the brewery; coming in direct contact with the liquor traffic displeased him so much that he never raised any more, although the crop was a paying one. He was a strictly temperate man, never using tobacco in any form, and used to say he had never taken a drink at a "bar" in his life. Was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, an active, earnest worker in the cause of Christianity; a living exponent of the faith in which he so devoutedly believed, and which he so honestly and persistently advocated; was known throughout the community as one of the foremost leaders in the cause of religion, morality and good government.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "2607. Robert Sackett, b. Jan. 22, 1819, d. in 1873; m. Laura J. Smith."
  2. Census.
  3. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_529, p. 215
    Pittsford, Monroe, New York
    Sacket, Robert, 30, m, farmer, b. NY
    Sacket, Laura, 26, f, b. NY
    Sacket, Albert, 3, m, b. NY.
  4. 1860 United States Federal Census, Page 46, FHL film 803539
    Eckford, Calhoun, Michigan
    Sacket, Robert, 41, farmer, real estate $5000, personal estate $1300, b. NY
    Sacket, Laura J, 34, house keeper, b. NY
    Sacket, Albert H, 14, b. NY
    Sacket, Levi W, 9, b. NY
    Sacket, Robert E, 7, b. NY
    Sacket, Lewis D, 1, b. MI
    Rickey, Henry, 23, farm laborer, b. MI
    Rapser, William, 17, farm laborer, b. PA
    Eddy, Margaret, 28, domestic, b. MI.
  5. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593_666, p 563B, FHL film 552165
    Eckford, Calhoun, Michigan, 2 Aug 1870
    Sackett, Robert, 51, farmer, real estate $12000, personal estate $2656, b. NY
    Sackett, Laura, 42, keeping house, b. NY
    Sackett, Albert, 24, farm laborer, b. NY
    Sackett, Wallace, 19, at home, b. NY
    Sackett, Emery, 17, at home, b. NY
    Sackett, Lewis, 11, at home, b. MI
    Sackett, Fred, 8, b. MI
    Sackett, Anna, 5, b. MI.
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
5th great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited30 Jan 2021

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