Malinda Tanner Sackett

FatherMoses Sackett (1795-1871)
MotherCordelia Lavina Fox (after 1799-c 1865)
Marriage1849, Portage County, OhioGSimeon Dwight Ford1,4
Malinda Tanner Sackett, daughter of Moses Sackett and Cordelia Lavina Fox, was born in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 29 November 18271,2 and baptized at Congregational Church of Christ, WarrenG, on 8 June 1828.3 She died aged 53 in Washington, Litchfield CountyG, on 23 January 18811 and was buried at Washington Cemetery on the GreenG.2,5,6 She married at Portage County, OhioG, on 5 December 1849, Simeon Dwight Ford, son of John Mansfield Ford and Polly Ann Calhoun.1,4 Simeon was born in Washington, Litchfield CountyG, on 8 January 1822.7 He died there aged 89 on 10 May 1911 and was buried at Washington Cemetery on the GreenG.7,8
     In 1850 Malinda was living in Washington, ConnecticutG, in the household of her husband Simeon, 28, a farmer, and was recorded in the census as Melinda Ford, aged 22 and born in Connecticut. This was apparently the Ford family farm as Simeon's mother Polly, presumably widowed, and his four younger siblings were also in the household.9
     In 1860 she was living in Washington, ConnecticutG, in the household of her husband Simeon, 39, a farmer, and was recorded as Malinda Ford, aged 33. Living with them were their children, Porter, 5, Lester, 2, and Arthur, aged four months. Also in the household were Simeon's mother Polly, his three brothers, and a female servant.10
     In 1870 she was living in Washington, ConnecticutG, in the household of her husband Simeon, 50, a farmer, and was recorded as Malinda T Ford, aged 42. Living with them were their children, Porter, 15, Lester, 12, Archer, 10, and William, aged three. Simeon's brother John, 46, a farm laborer, was also in the household.11
     Simeon and Malinda hosted a reunion of some thirty Sackett relations at their home in Washington, ConnecticutG, on 13 August 1873.
     In 1880 she was living in Washington, ConnecticutG, in the household of her husband Simeon, 58, a farmer, and was recorded as Malinda Ford, aged 54. Living with them were their sons, Archer, 20, and Murray 13. Simeon's brother John, 56, and niece Lois, 20, were also in the household.12

Children of Malinda Tanner Sackett and Simeon Dwight Ford


3812. Malinda Tanner Sackett, 1827–1881, daughter of (1506) Moses and Cordelia Lavina Fox Sackett, was married, Dec. 5, 1849, to Simeon Dwight Ford, farmer, of the town of Washington, Conn., son of John Mansfield Ford and his wife Polly Ann Calhoun. On April 18, 1883, Simeon D. Ford was married to (3818) Helen Sophronia Sackett Ford, sister of his first wife, Malinda T. Sackett, and widow of his brother, Remus T. Ford.
The Litchfield Enquirer, in issue of Jan. 27, 1881, contains the following:
IN MEMORIAM:
The little hamlet of Ramford has met with an irreparable loss in the death of Mrs. Malinda (Sackett) Ford, the faithful and devoted wife of Simeon D. Ford, who entered into rest Sabbath morning, January 23d, aged 53. A personal and intimate acquaintance with the deceased as a friend, a neighbor and scholar in the Sabbath School for nearly thirty-six years, enables me to form some true estimate of her worth. A more completely developed Christian character we have rarely seen. If there was one trait more prominent in her character than others, it was fidelity. Fidelity to God and man. Fidelity as a wife, a mother, a Christian, a neighbor and friend. Modest and reticent in her manners, yet she was found cooperating in every good work. At home, in the prayer meeting, in the circles of the neighborhood, in the house of sickness, of joy, or of sorrow, she well filled her place. Our deepest sympathies are with the bereaved family, while the whole community mourn her loss.
Children.
6651. Porter Dwight Ford, b. Oct. 8, 1851; m. Lois Carrie Ford.
6652. Lester Sackett Ford, b. Feb. 13, 1858, d. Oct. 29, 1882, unmarried.
6653. Asher Clayton Ford, b. Jan. 18, 1860.
6654. Murray Clark Ford, b. Dec. 26, 1866; m. Iva Louise Kelly.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3812. Malinda T. Sacket, b. Nov. 29, 1827, d. Jan. 23, 1881; m. Simeon D. Ford."
  2. Find a Grave, has birth date 26 Nov 1826.
  3. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920" (Ancestry image), Church of Christ, Warren, CT, 119:69–76, "Sackett, Malenda Cordelia [sic], Huldah Henriett, Lysander Augustus, Augustus Lysander, Charles Theodore, Clark Dewitt & Lovina Jennett, children of Moses & Cordelia, bp. 8 Jun 1828. 2:64."; "Sackett, Lovina Jennett, Huldah Henriett, Lysander Augustus, Augustus Lysander, Charles Theodore, Clark Dewitt & Malenda Tanner, children of Moses & Cordelia, bp. 8 Jun 1828. 2:64."
  4. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–2016" (FamilySearch image), "4 Dec 1849, at Portage County, Ohio, Simeon D Ford and Malinda T Sackett, both of Portage County, by Franklin Maguire?, Minister of the Gospel."
  5. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650–1934" (Ancestry transcript), "Ford, Malinda Sacket, d. CT, 23 Jan 1881, age 54, bur. New Washington Cemetery, CT, spouse S D."
  6. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934" (Ancestry image), New Washington Cemetery, Washington, Litchfield County, "Ford, Malinda Sacket, wife of S D, died Jan 23, 1881, age 54 yrs."
  7. Find a Grave.
  8. Hale Collection, New Washington Cemetery, Washington, Litchfield County, "Ford, S D, died May 10, 1911, age 89 yrs."
  9. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll: M432_43; Page: 301B; Image: 10
    Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut
    Ford, Simeon D, 28, farmer, real estate $4,000, b. CT
    Ford, Melinda, 22, b. CT
    Ford, Polly A, 54, b. CT
    Ford, John C, 26, laborer, b. CT
    Ford, Lois A, 23, b. CT
    Ford, Saml R, 20, farmer, b. CT
    Ford, Remus F, 12, b. CT.
  10. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll: M653_82; Page: 1115; Family History Library Film: 803082
    Washington, Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Ford, Simeon D, 39, farmer, real estate $4,000, personal estate $1,000, b. CT
    Ford, Malinda, 33, b. CT
    Ford, Porter, 5, b. CT
    Ford, Lester, 2, b. CT
    Ford, Arthur, 4/12, b. CT
    Ford, Polly, 62, b. CT
    Ford, John, 37, b. CT
    Ford, Ralph, 30, b. CT
    Ford, Remus, 22, farmer, b. CT
    Serivenez, Edna, 16, servant, b. NY.
  11. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll: M593_106; Page: 511A; Image: 398823; Family History Library Film: 545605
    Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut
    Ford, Simeon D, 50, farmer, real estate $5,000, personal estate $3,500, b. CT
    Ford, Malinda T, 42, keeping house, b. CT
    Ford, Porter D, 15, b. CT
    Ford, Lester S, 12, b. CT
    Ford, Archer C, 10, b. CT
    Ford, William H, 3, b. CT
    Ford, John C, 46, farm laborer, b. CT.
  12. 1880 United States Federal Census, Roll: 101; Family History Film: 1254101; Page: 338D; Enumeration District: 019; Image: 0377
    Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 11 Jun 1880
    Ford, Simeon D, head, 58, farmer, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Ford, Malinda, wife, 54, keeping house, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Ford, Lois, niece, 20, b. Sandwich Islands, father b. CT, mother b. Sandwich Islands
    Ford, Archer, son, 20, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Ford, Murray, son, 13, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Ford, John, brother, 56, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT.
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Teresa M Miller.
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