George Sackett

FatherAaron Sackett (1791-1872)
MotherHuldah Camelia Tanner (1793-1855)
George Sackett, farmer and businessman of Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, son of Aaron Sackett and Huldah Camelia Tanner, was born in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 6 January 1821.1,2,3 He died aged 86 in Cuyahoga FallsG on 12 July 19074,5,6 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Cuyahoga FallsG.7 He married first in Summit CountyG in 1848, Helen Williams.2,4,8 She died in 1851.4 He married second in Tallmadge, Summit County, OhioG, on 9 February 1854, Frances Verginia "Fanny" Grant, daughter of William Traverse Grant and Esther Frances Treat.4,9,10 Frances was born on 8 December 1832.11 She died aged 84 in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga CountyG, on 30 October 1917 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Cuyahoga FallsG.7
     In 1850 George was living in Portage, Summit County, OhioG, and was recorded in the census as George Sacket, a farmer, aged 29 and born in Connecticut. His wife Helen, 24, was living with him.12
     In 1860 he was living at Cuyahoga FallsG and was recorded as Geo Sackett, a farmer, aged 38. His wife Frances, 30, was living with him.13
     In 1870 he was living at Cuyahoga FallsG and was recorded as George Sackett, a farmer, aged 49. His wife Fanny, 37, was living with him.14
     In 1880 he was living at Cuyahoga FallsG and was recorded as George Sackett, a retired farmer, head of household, aged 59. Living with him were his wife Fanny, 48, and their adopted daughter Mary, aged 13. There was also a female servant in the household.15
     In 1900 he was living at West Precinct, Cuyahoga FallsG, and was recorded as George Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 79. He owned his home freehold. His wife Fanny, 68, was living with him. There was also a female servant in the household.16
     In 1910 George's widow Fanny, aged 77, was living at Walton Road, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County, OhioG, in the household of her daughter Mary and son-in-law Augustus Smith.17
     George was listed in the Cuyahoga Falls Directory from 1870 until his death in 1907. His widow Frances was listed there from 1908 to 1910.18
George Sackett, for sixty years a prominent resident of Cuyahoga Falls, who was closely identified with its manufacturing industries, and many other of its upbuilding agencies, was born at Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, January 6, 1821, and died at Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, July 12, 1907. He was a son of Aaron and Hulda C. (Tanner) Sackett.
The Sackett family became established in Summit County in 1838, through the settlement here of Aaron Sackett and his household. Both he and his wife were born in Connecticut, and the maternal grandfather of George Sackett served in the Revolutionary War as an officer under General Anthony Wayne. In 1836 Aaron Sackett moved to Canandaigua, New York, that his children might enjoy the educational advantages of that place. In 1838 the Sackett family resumed their western journey and permanently settled on a tract of land in Tallmadge Township, where Aaron Sackett resided until his retirement from active life in 1868. He died at the home of his son, William Sackett, in Copley Township, at the age of eighty-four years. His sterling traits of character were reflected in his children, George being the third in order of birth.
Mr. Sackett attended two sessions of the Tallmadge Academy, and then his school days were ended. Up to the time he attained his majority he performed faithfully the arduous part that fell to the lot of the eldest son in a large famiily under pioneer conditions.When twenty-one years old Mr. Sackett began farming on his own account. His capital was $100. He leased a tract of land from the "Chuckery" Company, located in that section of the city of Akron now known as North Hill. Thanks to untiring industry, and the exercise of his unfailing good sense, these farming operations prospered greatly. Special attention was given to the production of wool and wheat raising. His farm at one time embraced the handsome total of 1,400 acres of excellent land.
Mr. Sackett was also interested in manufacturing enterprises, and was for a number of years the president of the Cuyahoga Paper Company. He was a man of superior business ability and accumulated an ample fortune. He engaged in coal mining, railroad building, and the general development of the country at Laredo, Texas, in partnership with Gov. A. C. Hunt of Colorado. At one time he had large holdings of real estate and mining properties in Colorado.
Mr. Sackett was from the very formation of the Republican Party its staunch and undeviating supporter. He was the president of the first Republican Club in Cuyahoga Falls. In 1867 he was elected County Commissioner by the Republican party and served three years. In 1879 he was appointed a member of the State Board of Equalization, representing Summit and Portage Counties, and he also served in lesser offices. His superior judgment was exercised in the performance of public tasks with the same fidelity as in the pursuance of his private business. He was a man of honor in all transactions.
In 1848 Mr. Sackett was married to Helen Williams of Auburn, New York, who died in 1851. Mr. Sackett was married a second time, February 9, 1854, at Tallmadge, Ohio, to Frances V. Grant, a daughter of William and Esther (Treat) Grant, of Orange, New Haven County, Connecticut, who, with one daughter, Mrs. A. F. Smith, of Cleveland, survives him.
In 1847, Mr. Sackett purchased a valuable farm of 200 acres on which he resided until 1867, when he purchased the property on Second street, where he lived until he completed the building of a fine residence in 1902 on Broad street, Cuyahoga Falls. This beautiful home remains the place of residence of his widow. In 1902 Mr. Sackett completed the sale of the city lots into which he had divided his farm, making the Sackett addition to Cuyahoga Falls now one of the most attractive parts of the city. For many years Mr. Sackett was an active, consistent, Christian, a member of the Congregational Church, to which he gave generous support both of money and time. Until within a year of his death, Mr. Sackett enjoyed as good health as usually falls to the lot of men of his years, while his mind remained clear, and his interest in his family and immediate circle of friends never ceased. He was the last of his family save one, Mrs. H. C. Grant, of this city. George Sackett's was a pre-eminently successful career. In it all there was nothing to conceal. He was from first to last honest, upright, industrious, a good citizen, neighbor and friend.

—William B Doyle, Centennial history of Summit County, Ohio
Helen (Williams) Sackett (c1825–1851), Oakwood Cemetery, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
(Src: Find A Grave, Roger Milford)
George Sackett (1821–1907), Oakwood Cemetery, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
(Src: Find A Grave, Roger Milford, monument obscured by foliage)

Child of George Sackett and Frances Verginia "Fanny" Grant

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "[Sacket], George, s. [Aaron & Huldah], b. Jan. 6, 1821. Warren Vital Records, 1:145."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3890. George Sacket, b. Jan. 6, 1821; m. 1st, Helen Williams."
  3. Death record has b. Hartford, CT.
  4. William B Doyle, Centennial history of Summit County, Ohio and representative citizens (Chicago, IL: Biographical Pub. Co., 1908).
  5. "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854–1997" (FamilySearch transcript), "George Sackett, 86, b. Hartford, Conn., married, d. Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, 12 Jul 1907."
  6. "Summit County, Ohio, Death Records, 1866–1908" (Ancestry image), "George Sackett, d. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 12 Jul 1907, aged 86-6-6, b. Hartford, Conn., married."
  7. Find a Grave.
  8. "Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840–1980" (Ancestry image), "License 1 Sep 1848, Summit County, Ohio, George Sackett, and Hellen Williams, of Tallmadge."
  9. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–2016" (FamilySearch image), "9 Feb 1854, Summit County, Ohio, George Sackett and Frances Virginia Grant, of Tallmadge, by license issued 6 Feb 1854."
  10. The Treat Family: A genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat, digital image,, p 383, "2380. Frances Virginia [Grant, d. of William Traverse Grant and Esther Frances Treat], b. Dec. 8, 1832; m. Feb. 9, 1854, George Sackett, a man of general business affairs at home, and proprietor of coal land interests in Texas and Colorado. Resides at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio."
  11. Gravestone.
  12. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll: M432_732; Page: 424B; Image: 321
    Portage, Summit County, Ohio, 10 Oct 1850
    Sacket, George, 29, farmer, b. CT
    Sacket, Hellen, 24, b. NY
    Williams, Wilson, 52, carpenter, b. CT
    Jewell, Wesley, laborer, 18, b. OH
    Moon, Carlos, laborer, 16, b. OH
    Longcroff, John, 12, b. Germany.
  13. 1860 United States Federal Census, Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, 13 Jul 1860
    Sackett, Geo, 38, farmer, real estate $25,000, personal estate $2,000, b. CT
    Sackett, Frances, 30, b. CT
    Grant, Henry, 26, b. CT
    Grant, Elizabeth, 20, b. CT.
  14. 1870 United States Federal Census, M593_1270; Page: 205A; Family History Library Film: 552769
    Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, 1 Jun 1870
    Sackett, George, 49, farmer, real estate $1,000, personal estate $2,335, b. CT
    Sackett, Fanny V, 37, keeping house, b. CT.
  15. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1255069 NA T9-1069/223C
    Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio
    George Sackett, head, married, 59, b. CT, retired farmer, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Fanny V. Sackett, wife, 48, b. CT, keeps house, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Mary P. Sackett, dau, 13, b. England, at school, father b. England
    Caroline Weidner, other, single, 33, b. OH, servant, father b. Wittemberg, mother b. Wittemberg.
  16. 1900 United States Federal Census, Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0088; FHL microfilm: 1241324
    West Precinct, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 11 Jun 1900
    Sackett, George, head, b. Jan 1821, 79, m. 46y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, farmer, home owned freehold
    Sackett, Fanny V, wife, b. Feb 1832, 68, m. 46y, b. CT, father b. VA, mother b. CT
    Huts, Anna C, servant, b. Apr 1879, 21, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, housekeeper.
  17. 1910 United States Federal Census, Roll: T624_1164; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1375177
    Walton Road, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 4 May 1910
    Smith, Augustus F, head, 43, m. 17y, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT, chief clerk, railroad office, home owned on mortgage
    Smith, Mary P, wife, 42, m. 17y, 1 ch, living, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Smith, Leslie G, son, 16, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Fannie, mother-in-law, 77, wd, 1 ch, living, b. CT, father b. VA, mother b. CT.
  18. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Akron (Cuyahoga Falls) Directory, 1870, "Sackett, George, farmer, Second street."; 1899, "Sackett George (Frances V) res 220 Second."; 1903, "Sackett George (Fanny V), farmer, res n s W Broad."; 1904, "Sackett George (Frances V), res n s W Broad."; 1907, "Sackett George (Frances V), res W Broad."; 1908, "Sackett Mrs Frances V (wid George), res W Broad."; 1909, 1910, "Sackett Mrs Fanny V (wid George), res n s W Broad."
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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Last Edited28 Sep 2022
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