Alexander T Sackett

FatherDavid Filer Sackett MD (1780-1864)
MotherMartha Milliken (1787-1874)
Alexander T Sackett, son of David Filer Sackett MD and Martha Milliken, was born in Fayette County, IndianaG, on 22 January 1820.1 He died in 1864.1 He married on 20 February 1845, Cornelia Clark Gilbert, daughter of William Gilbert and Anna Delamater.1
[Alexander Sackett] was a Union veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in 8th Iowa Cavalry, which was attached to the 15th Army Corps. After participating with credit in several engagements he was captured by the Confederates in McCook's raid at Newman, Georgia, and suffered confinement in several prisons. At length, in 1864, he was exchanged, and broken in health started north on the steamer General Lyon, which was lost with all on board between Fortress Monroe and Wilmington. In 1869 his widow married Hampton Olney, who died in 1883. In 1905 she was residing with her son, James A. Sackett, on a farm they own jointly near Dudley, Ill.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Alexander T Sackett and Cornelia Clark Gilbert

  • Mary E Sackett b. 30 Nov 1845
  • Thomas Leroy Sackett+ b. 1 Nov 1847, d. 15 Jul 1929
  • Emma E Sackett b. 15 Apr 1849
  • Daniel Milliken Sackett b. 31 Aug 1851, d. 10 Jun 1919
  • Jennie Sackett+ b. 28 Oct 1853
  • Charles J Sackett b. 18 Oct 1855
  • James A Sackett b. 20 May 1857
  • Clara A Sackett b. 10 Apr 1859
  • William Sackett b. 7 Dec 1861, d. 1865
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 3962 
Thurmon King's Database, 3936
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sharon Allen and Carrie Sackett Riddick.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
Last Edited11 March 2018

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