Guernsey Sackett

(1833-1892)
FatherJohn Thompson Sackett (1808-1882)
MotherMaria L Guernsey (1814-1903)
Guernsey Sackett, 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.2 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.5
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

Children of Guernsey Sackett and Gertrude R Bertine

ChartsLine 4 (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "4390. Guernsey Sackett, b. in 1838, d. in 1892; m. Gertrude B. Bertine."
  2. Website Sharon, Connecticut, Burying Grounds (Ancestry.com) (http://www.ancestry.com), The Amenia Island Cemetery, "Sackett, Guernsey, born July 7, 1833, died May 6, 1892."
  3. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003", digital image, Ancestry.com, New York Times, 8 May 1892, "Died. / Sackett.—Suddenly, on May 6, 1892, Guernsey Sackett, aged 58 years. / Funeral services at his late residence, 477 Greene Av., Brooklyn, Monday, May 9, 1892, at 8 P.M. Interment on Tuesday at Amenia, N.Y."
  4. "New York, Death Index, 1862–1948", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Guernsey, d. Manhattan, New York, 6 May 1892, age 58."
  5. Website Sharon, Connecticut, Burying Grounds (Ancestry.com) (http://www.ancestry.com), The Amenia Island Cemetery, "Sackett, Gertrude R. Bertine, wife of Guernsey Sackett, born March 24, 1836, died May 11, 1900."
  6. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003", digital image, Ancestry.com, New York Times, 16 May 1900, "Deaths. Brooklyn. / Sackett, Gertrude R., 64, of 477 Greene Av., on 11 May."
Generation.Tree4390.8P.4
Sackett line4th great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
Last Edited29 October 2018
 

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