Seymour Austin Sackett

(1835-1896)
FatherGeorge Sacket (1808-1879)
MotherLucy Asenath "Betsey" Cowles (c 1813-)
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 ___.3 Hannah was born in WestfieldG on 10 May 1842.4 He married second in Boston, MassachusettsG, on 16 August 1887, Mary Elizabeth Norwood, daughter of Emery Norwood and Emily ___.5 Mary was born in New Haven, ConnecticutG.6
     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.7
     Seymour was a student at Westfield AcademyG in 1853.8
     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.9
     Seymour registered for the Civil War draft in June 1863. He was married, aged 30, and was a whip maker, living in WestfieldG.10
     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.11
     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.12
     After Seymour's death, Mary returned to New Haven, ConnecticutG, and was listed there in the 1897 city directory.13 According to Seymour's newspaper obituaries, he and Mary were divorced. These reports also state that he and Mary had two daughters. There are two records of a daughter born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on 16 July 1887, one for Gertrude Adella in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, birth register, and one for Emily in the Greenfield register. It would be unlikely that twin daughters were not registered together and this would suggest that Gertrude and Emily were the same. Alternatively, if there were two daughters, it is possible that an error was made in recording the date of birth in one of the registers (both registers would have been written up some months later, the Greenfield register being dated February 1888 while the Cambridge register is undated).

Children of Seymour Austin Sackett and Hannah Louisa Sibley

Child of Seymour Austin Sackett and Mary Elizabeth Norwood

See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 2794 
Thurmon King's Database, 1057
Sackett Family Association descendants
Ann Irving.
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Vital Records, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 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. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Hannah Louisa Sibley, b. Westfield, 10 May 1842, d. of Allen & Sarah Sibley."
  5. 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."
  6. Daughter's birth record.
  7. 1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, M432_318/202
    Westfield, Hampden County, MA
    George Sacket, 42, whips, b. MA
    Lucy A Sacket, 26 [?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.
  8. "U.S., High School Student Lists, 1821–1923", digital image, Ancestry.com, Westfield Academy, 1853, "Seymour Sackett, Westfield."
  9. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, 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].
  10. "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Seymour Sackett, of Westfield, 30, whip maker, married, b. Hampden Co, enumerated June 1863, 10th district, Massachusetts, white, class I."
  11. 1870 Census for United States, 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.
  12. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, 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."
  13. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, New Haven Directory, 1897, "Sackett Mary E., widow Seymour A., dressmaker, h 26 Garden."
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