, lawyer, son of John Thompson Sackett
and Maria L Guernsey
, was born in Ancram, Columbia County, New York StateG
, on 7 July 1833.1,2
He died aged 58 in Manhattan, New York CityG
, on 6 May 18921,3,4
and was buried at the Amenia Island Cemetery, Amenia, Dutchess CountyG
He married in 1859, Gertrude R Bertine.
Gertrude was born on 24 March 1836.5
She died aged 64 in Dutchess CountyG
on 11 May 19005,6
and was buried at the Amenia Island CemeteryG
As a boy [Guernsey Sackett] worked on his father's farm in summer, and in the winter attended the district school, where he prepared himself for admission to seminary courses, which he pursued at Amenia and Casenovia. On completing his academic studies he spent two years in close application to the study of law in the office of Judge John L. Talcott, of Buffalo, N. Y. In 1856 he was admitted to the bar and went to Kansas. There he of necessity soon became involved and for about two years took an active part in the so-called border troubles, which were in reality but the skirmishes preparatory to the great civil war.
Returning to his native state he settled permanently in New York City, where in 1859 he married Gertrude R. Bertine, and for a third of a century practiced his profession with success. As head of the law firm of Sackett & Lang he was noted for his unswerving devotion to high principles in all the relations of life as well as for his professional ability. Mr. Sackett was possessed of a fine literary taste and was unusually familiar with the poets. As a matter of fact, he was himself a poet of no mean ability, and wrote many a graceful verse that found publication and was widely copied. At his death, which occurred May 6, 1892, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Union League Club, a trustee of St. Catherine's Hall, a director of the Brooklyn Choral Society, a vestryman of the Church of the Reformation, an honorary member of the Brotherhood of St, Andrews, and an active member of Anglo Saxon Lodge, No. --, of Free and Accepted Masons.
—Weygant, The Sacketts of America