Phineas K Sackett

(1803-1888)
FatherHon Jehial Sackett (1768-1822)
MotherSemantha Knapp
Phineas K Sackett, son of Hon Jehial Sackett and Semantha Knapp, was born in Dutchess County, New York StateG, on 20 November 1803.1,2,3 He died aged 84 in Dutchess CountyG on 23 September 1888 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Pine PlainsG.2 He married in about 1828, Eunice Guernsey, daughter of Ezekiel Guernsey and Lavoisa Bennett.1,4 Eunice was born in New York StateG on 3 September 1808.2,3 She died aged 72 on 24 August 18812 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Pine PlainsG.2
     Phineas was appointed as US postmaster for Attlebury, Dutchess CountyG, on 10 May 1842.5
     In 1850 Phineas was living in Stanford, Dutchess County, New York StateG, and was recorded in the census as Phineas K Sackett, a farmer, aged 46 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Eunice, 42, and their children, Antonette, 20, Tamma, 14, Mary, 9, and Eugene, aged five.6
     Phineas was an Ensign in the 29th Infantry Regiment, New York Militia, sometime before 1858.7
     In 1860 he was living in StanfordG and was recorded as Phenix K [sic] Sackett, a farmer, aged 56. Living with him (but listed only by their initials) were his wife Eunice, 53, and their children, Tamma, 22, Mary, 17, and Eugene, 14. There were also a male farm laborer and a female domestic helper in the household, and a Carrie A Gurnsey, aged 14, presumably related to Eunice.8
     Following the introduction of income tax to finance the Civil War, Phineas paid taxes in 1865 of $108.95, comprising income tax of $102.95 calculated at 5% of his income of $2059, and taxes of $3 on two wagons, $1 on a watch, and $2 for owning a piano.9
     Phineas was listed in the 1870–71 Dutchess County Business Directory with a farm of 337 acres in the Attlebury PO area (this would have been in the town of Stanford). He was listed in 1876–77 with a farm in Stanford.10
     In 1875 he was living in Stanford, Dutchess CountyG, and was recorded as Phineas K Sackett, a farmer, aged 70. Living with him were his wife Eunice, 66, daughter Mary, 34, with her husband Frank Wilbur, 33, and children, Nina, 4, and Mary, aged one, and Phineas's nephew Joseph Sackett, aged 14. There was also a female hired helper in the household.11
     In 1880 he was living in Stanford, Dutchess County, New York StateG, in the household of his daughter Mary and son-in-law Frank Wilbur, and was recorded as Phineas K Sackett, a farmer, aged 76 and born in New York. His wife Eunice, 73, was liviing with him.12
Phineas K Sackett (1803–1888), Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains
(Src: Find A Grave, Janet Reasoner)

Children of Phineas K Sackett and Eunice Guernsey

Sackett line3rd great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 1756 
1756. Phineas Sackett, b. Nov. 20, 1803; m. Eunice Guernsey.

1756. Phineas Sackett, 1803–18__, of Attlebury, Dutchess County, N. Y., son of (730) Hon. Jehial and Semantha Knapp Sackett, was married to Eunice Guernsey.

Children.

4385. Antonette Sackett.
4386. Tamma Sackett, m. Rev. Mr. Vasser.
4387. Mary Sackett.
4388. Eugene K. Sackett.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America


Thurmon King's Database, 8939
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 4 (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Deborah Brien.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  3. Census.
  4. Date of marriage based on birth of first child.
  5. "US Appointments of US Postmasters, 1832–1971", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Attlebury, Dutchess Co, NY, Phineas K Sackett, 10 May 1842."
  6. 1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, Roll M432_497, p. 211
    Stanford, Dutchess, New York
    2312/231
    Sackett, Phineas K., 46, m, farmer, b. NY
    Sackett, Unice, 42, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Annett, 20, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Tamma G., 14, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Mary B., 9, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Ugean R,. 5, m, b. NY
    Gale, Jane, 44, f, b. NY
    See, Adam L., 19, m, laborer, b. NY
    Welch, Michael, 22, m, laborer, b. IRE.
  7. "New York, Military Service Cards, 1816–1979", digital image, Ancestry.com, Register of Officers whose services terminated prior to 1 Jan 1858, "Sackett, Phineas H, Ensign, 29 Inf Reg't, 20 Brig, 7 Div, NY Militia."
  8. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_742; Page: 1116; Family History Library Film: 803742
    Stanford, Dutchess County, New York, 29 Sep 1860
    Sackett, Phenix K, 56, farmer, real estate $19,000, personal estate $6,150, b. NY
    Sackett, E M, 53, f, b. NY
    Sackett, T, 22, f, b. NY
    Sackett, M, 17, f, b. NY
    Sackett, E, 14, m, b. NY
    Pelly, Cornelius, 30, farm laborer, b. Ireland
    Gale, Jane, 51, domestic, b. NY
    Gurnsey, Carrie A, 14, b. NY.
  9. "US IRS Tax Assessment Lists", digital image, Ancestry.com, New York, 1865, "Sackett Phineas K, of Stanford, income $2059 at 5% tax $102.95, wagon $1, wagon $2, watch $1, piano $2, total $108.95."
  10. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Vail's Dutchess County Business Directory, 1870–71, "Sackett Phineas K. 337 acres, Attlebury P.O."; 1876–77, "Sackett Phineas K. farm 287, w 1, 50, [Attlebury] Stanford."
  11. 1875 New York state census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Stanford, Dutchess County, New York, 9 Jun 1875
    Sackett, Phineas K, 70, b. Dutchess County, farmer
    Sackett, Eunice, 66, wife, b. Dutchess County
    Wilber, Frank B, 33, son-in-law, b. Dutchess County, farmer
    Wilber, Mary B, 34, dau, b. Dutchess County
    Sackett, Joseph, nephew, 14, b. Dutchess County
    Gale, Jane, 66, hired, b. Dutchess County, housework
    Wilber, Nina, 4, gdau, b. Dutchess County
    Wilber, Mary, 1 9/12, gdau,, b. Dutchess County.
  12. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1254825, NA T9-0825/355B (TEK)
    Stanford, Dutchess, New York
    Frank B. Wilbur, head, married, 37, b. NY, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Mary P. Wilbur, wife, 38, b. NY, keeping house, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Nina S. Wilbur, dau, 9, b. NY, at school, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    May B. Wilbur, dau, 6, b. NY, at school, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Eva Wilbur, dau, 1, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Phineas K. Sackett, father-in-law, married, 76, b. NY, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Eunice Sackett, mother-in-law, married, 73, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Joseph Sackett, cousin, single, 21, b. NY, works on farm, father b. NY, mother b. Ireland
    Caroline Mastin, other, single, 45, b. NY, servant, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
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