Martha Sackett

FatherRichard Sackett (1777-1828)
MotherCahziah Conger
Marriage1828, St AlbansGHon Marshal B Witter1,2
Martha Sackett, daughter of Richard Sackett and Cahziah Conger, was born in St Albans, VermontG, on 29 June 1808.1,2 She died in Milan, Sullivan County, MissouriG, on 7 April 1891.2 She married in St AlbansG on 28 December 1828, Hon Marshal B Witter, son of John Witter and Deborah Baker.1,2
Obituary: Milan Standard, April 10, 1891


Died: -- at 6:30 p.m, Tuesday evening April 7, 1891 after a short illness, Mrs. Martha Witter, wife of M.B. Witter Esq. of this city, aged 82 years 9 months and 8 days. The immediate cause of death being Phlegmonous Erysipelas. Impressive funeral services, under the direction of the Rev. D.S. Wilson, were had at the Methodist church, and she was buried at Oakwood cemetery at 2 p.m. April 8, 1891.

At an early age she became a firm believer in the teachings of Jesus and a devoted Christian; full of Faith and Hope, in the world beyond, and thus at a ripe old age she died.

Mrs. Witter whose maiden name was Martha Sackett, was born at St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, June 29, 1808, where on the 28 day of December 1828, she was united in marriage to her husband who survives her at the age of 89. In 1834 her husband and family removed to Ohio, and from thence in 1839 to Missouri landing at Brunswick Chariton county July 4, of that year, where they resided until Sept. 1844, when they removed to Sullivan County, and in 1854, to Milan where they have ever since resided. The subject of this memorial was the mother of eight children, seven of whom survive her. The eldest of whom Mary E., wife of Ambrose Wages, died a number of years ago; Maria C. wife of Col. O.P. Phillips, Greencastle; Mrs. Martha C. Doran; and Melissa, wife of C.C. Ash of this city, Jno. (sic) Marshall Witter of Fair Haven, Whatcomb county, state of Washington, Dr. Merritt G. Witter of Sprague, Bates county, Mo. Martin R.H. Witter of St. Louis and Dr. W. L. M. Witter of this city.

Children of Martha Sackett and Hon Marshal B Witter

  • Mary E Witter2 b. 1831, d. before 1890
  • Martha L Doran2 b. 1833
  • Mariah Charlotte Witter+2 b. Apr 1833, d. 22 Jun 1933
  • John Marshal Witter2 b. 1834
  • Merritt G Witter2 b. 1834
  • Martin R H Witter2 b. c 1845
  • Melissa Ann Ash2 b. Jan 1849
  • Dr William Lytle M Witter2 b. say 1850

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "4161. Martha Sackett, who married Marshall Witter."
  2. Email from Sandra Mueller to Sackett Discussion List, 22 October 1999.
Sackett line2nd great-granddaughter of Captain Richard Sackett of New York
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sandra Mueller.
Last Edited24 Oct 2015

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