Seymour Austin Sackett

FatherGeorge Sacket (1808-1879)
MotherLucy Asenath "Betsey" Cowles (c 1813-)
Marriage1861, Northampton, Hampshire County, MassachusettsGHannah Louisa Sibley3
Marriage1887, Boston, MassachusettsGMary Elizabeth Norwood4
Seymour Austin Sackett, son of George Sacket and Lucy Asenath "Betsey" Cowles, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 24 July 1835.1 He died aged 60 in Springfield, Hampden CountyG, on 14 July 1896.2 He married first in Northampton, Hampshire County, MassachusettsG, on 10 January 1861, Hannah Louisa Sibley, daughter of Allen Sibley and Sarah Lloyd.3 Hannah was born in WestfieldG on 10 May 1842.5 He married second in Boston, MassachusettsG, on 16 August 1887, Mary Elizabeth Norwood, daughter of Emery Norwood and Emily ___.4 Mary was born in New Haven, ConnecticutG, in May 1867.6,7,8 They divorced at New HavenG in September 1895.9 Mary married second on 24 August 1897, Edwin J Balbier.10 She died aged about 61 in New Haven County, ConnecticutG, on 5 March 1929 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, New HavenG.11
     In 1850 Seymour was living in WestfieldG in the household of his parents George and Lucy, and was recorded in the census as Seymour A Sacket, aged 14, and born in Massachusetts.12
     Seymour was a student at Westfield AcademyG in 1853.13
     In 1860 he was living in WestfieldG and was recorded as Seymour Sacket, a lash cutter, aged 24. He was living in a hotel owned by Nelson Foster.14
     Seymour registered for the Civil War draft in June 1863. He was married, aged 30, and was a whip maker, living in WestfieldG.15
     In 1870 he was living in WestfieldG and was recorded as Seymour Sackett, a whip maker, aged 35, and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Hannah, aged 27 and born in Massachusetts, and their children, Sarah, 8, John, 6, George, 3, and Mabel aged six months.16
     Seymour was listed in the Westfield City Directory in 1873 as a tanner. He was listed there in 1875 but with no occupation stated. He was not listed in the 1878 and 1879 directories. From 1880 to 1886 he was listed there as a whip cutter.17
     After Seymour's death, Mary returned to New Haven, ConnecticutG, and was listed there in the 1897 city directory before marrying Edwin Balbier later the same year.18
Mary Elizabeth (Norwood) Sackett (1867–1929), Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut
(Src: Find a Grave, Bob O)

Children of Seymour Austin Sackett and Hannah Louisa Sibley

Children of Seymour Austin Sackett and Mary Elizabeth Norwood

2794. Seymour A. Sackett, m. Nettie L. Macoumber. [sic: Nettie was married to Seymour's son John Allen Sackett as recorded correctly on p316]
2794. Seymour A. Sackett, 18__, son of (1123) George and Experience Searle Sacket [sic: Seymour's parents were George and Lucy Asenath (Cowles) Sackett], married, ___ ___?
5500. John Allen Sackett, b. Sept. 26, 1864; m. Nettie L. Macomber.

Death of Seymour Sackett
End Came Suddenly Yesterday Morning—Was a Native of Westfield.
Springfield, Mass., July 14.—Seymour A. Sackett, sixty-one, died suddenly at his boarding place, 100 Bridge street, about 1 o'clock this morning. Mr. Sackett had been sick for about ten days with a stomach trouble, but no serious results were feared. This morning while attended by a young son who had come on from Revere to see his father, he suddenly passed away.
Mr. Sackett was a native of Westfield, where he lived for many years. He came to this city in the early part of May from Fitchburg and was selling a patent tampico brush, in the manufacture of which he was interested. For nearly twenty years past he had been a selling agent through this section for the Singer Sewing Machine company. He leaves a divorced second wife with two young daughters in New Haven, besides seven children by his first wife.

Morning Journal and Courier, New Haven, Connecticut, 15 Jul 1896, p 9

Death of Seymour A. Sackett
Seymour A. Sackett, 61, a native of Westfield, who came to this city last May from Fitchburg and was selling a patent brush, died at his boarding place, 100 Bridge street, yesterday. He was an agent for the Singer sewing machine company for nearly 20 years in this section. He leaves a divorced second wife in New Haven with two daughters, beside seven children by his first wife. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Ella Shattuck of Westfield.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, 15 Jul 1896, p 4

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. "Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts, to 1850" (American Ancestors transcript), v463, p795, death, "1896 July 14, Seymour A Sackett, married, 61, entero colitis, mesenteric thrombosis, [at?] Springfield, [burial?] Westfield, salesman, b. Westfield, s. George & Betsey (Cowles), father b. Westfield, mother b. Northampton."
  3. Vital Records, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, v145, p16, marriage, "10 January 1861, Seymour A Sackett, 25, whip maker, of Westfield, b. Westfield, s. George & Lucy A, and Hannah L Sibley, 18, of Westfield, b. Westfield, d. Allen & Sarah, both first m., m. by Henry M Bean of St John Church."
  4. Vital Records, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, v381, p138, marriage, "1887 August 16, recorded Aug 17, S Austin Sackett, of Boston, 46, sewing machine agt, b. Westfield, s. George & Lucy A, second m.; and Mary E Norwood, of Boston, 27, none, b. New Haven Conn, d. Emery & Emily, first m.; m. by Joseph G Switzer, Boston."
  5. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), "Hannah Louisa Sibley, b. Westfield, 10 May 1842, d. of Allen & Sarah Sibley."
  6. Daughter's birth record.
  7. Gravestone.
  8. Census.
  9. The Morning Journal-Courier, New Haven, Connecticut ( image), 28 Sep 1895, p 2
    Divorces Granted.
    Mary E. Sackett was granted a divorce from her husband Seymour A. Sackett on the ground of intolerable cruelty, and was also awarded the custody of two minor children. The couple were married August 17, 1887.
  10. The Morning Journal-Courier, 27 Aug 1897, p 3
    Mrs. M. E. Sackett of 26 Garden street and E. J. Balbier of 91 Ashmun street were quietly married at the Howard avenue Congregational church parsonage at 7 o'clock Tuesday night. On account of the absence of Rev. Mr. Mutch the ceremony was performed by Mr. Countryman of North Branford. Mr. and Mrs. Balbier will reside at No. 91 Ashmun street.
  11. Find a Grave.
  12. 1850 United States Federal Census, M432_318/202
    Westfield, Hampden County, MA
    George Sacket, 42, whips, b. MA
    Lucy A Sacket, 36, b. MA
    Seymour A Sacket, 14, b. MA
    Mary Sacket, 12, b. MA
    Ellen A Sacket, 9, b. MA
    Melissa Cooly, 18, female, b. MA
    Esther R Johnson, 16, b. MA.
  13. "U.S., High School Student Lists, 1821–1923" (Ancestry image), Westfield Academy, 1853, "Seymour Sackett, Westfield."
  14. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll: M653_502; Page: 906; Family History Library Film: 803502
    Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Sacket, Seymour, 24, lash cutter, personal estate $200, b. MA
    [In hotel of Nelson Foster, hotel keeper].
  15. "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865" (Ancestry image), "Seymour Sackett, of Westfield, 30, whip maker, married, b. Hampden Co, enumerated June 1863, 10th district, Massachusetts, white, class I."
  16. 1870 United States Federal Census, M593_619/418/155
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Sackett, Seymour, 35, works at whips, b. Mass
    Sackett, Hannah, 27, keeping house, $1,500, b. Mass
    Sackett, Sarah, 8, attending school, b. Mass
    Sackett, John, 6, attending school, b. Mass
    Sackett, George, 3, at home, b. Mass
    Sackett, Mabel, 6/12, at home, b. Mass.
  17. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Westfield City Directory, 1873, "Sackett Seymour A., tanner, h Elm."; 1875, "Sackett Seymour A., h 153 Elm."; 1878, 1879, not listed; 1880, "Sackett Seymour, whip cutter for J C Schmidt."; 1881, 1882, "Sackett Seymour A., whipcutter, at 10 Mechanic."; 1886, "Sackett Seymour A., whip-cutter, inquire Brower House."
  18. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", (Ancestry image), New Haven Directory, 1897, "Sackett Mary E., widow Seymour A., dressmaker, h 26 Garden."
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
5th great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
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