Werien/Warren J Sackett

Marriage1835, Jackson County, MichiganGBetsey Elizabeth Showers1,2
Werien/Warren J Sackett, whose parents have not been identified, was born in MassachusettsG in about 1794.1 He died in Sherwood Township, Branch County, MichiganG, on 22 August 18511 and was buried at Sherwood Cemetery, Branch County, MichiganG.3 He married in Jackson County, MichiganG, on 3 December 1835, Betsey Elizabeth Showers.1,2 She was born in Ontario County, New York StateG, in about 18151 and died in Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaG, on 21 February 1885.1
     Warren bought 80 acres of land in Jackson CountyG on 30 May 1837.4
     In 1850 Warren was living in Concord, Jackson County, MichiganG, and was recorded in the census as Warren Sackett, a farmer, aged 56 and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Betsey, 35, and their children, Frances, 18, Abigail, 11, Jacob, 10, and George, aged four.5
Research note
DNA test results for Warren Sackett's gg-grandson, Glenn Sackett, match those of participants with well-documented ancestries linking back to Simon Sackett the colonist and, through him, to Thomas Sackett the elder of Thanet, Kent.
     It may be concluded that Warren was a descendant of Thomas Sackett the elder, or at least shared a common ancestor with him. Although not proved, it is likely that Warren was a descendant of Simon Sackett the colonist.
     Candidates for Warren's parents are Solomon Sacket and his wife Betsey Kellogg who were married in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1793. The Kellogg Genealogy states that this couple were childless. But two children, a boy and a girl, are listed in Solomon's household in 1800 and 1810. The children were aged 10 to 15 in the 1810 census, fitting with Solomon and Betsey's marriage date. DNA test results for Warren's descendant, Joe Grokett, that may support this hypothesis are being evaluated.
Werien J Sacket (1794–1851), Sherwood Cemetery, Michigan
(Src: Find A Grave, Robin E)

Children of Werien/Warren J Sackett and Betsey Elizabeth Showers

 Notes & Citations

  1. Email from Joe Grokett to Chris Sackett, "Warren J. Sackett, b. abt. 1794, Massachusetts, m. 3 Dec 1835, Jackson County, Michigan, d. 22 Aug 1851, Sherwood Township, Branch County, Michigan. Spouse: Betsey Elizabeth Showers, b. abt. 1815, Ontario County, New York, d. 21 Feb 1885, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California."
  2. "Michigan, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1822-1940" (Ancestry transcript), "3 Dec 1835, Jackson, Michigan, Warren Sackett and Betsey Showers."
  3. Find a Grave.
  4. "US General Land Office Records, 1796–1907" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Warren J, of Jackson County, Michigan, 30 May 1837, 80 acres, Jackson County, Michigan, Michigan-Toledo Strip, township 3-S, range 3-W, section 30, land office Monroe, land grant certificate 7972."
  5. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 352, p 260a
    Concord, Jackson, Michigan
    Sackett, Warren, 56, farmer, real estate $1100, b. MA
    Sackett, Betsey, 35, b. NY
    Sackett, Frances, 18, b. NY
    Sackett, Abigal, 11, b. NY
    Sackett, Jacob, 10, b. MI
    Sackett, George, 4, b. MI
    Eakes, William, 54, farmer, b. CT
    Aldrich, Abigal, 54, b. NY.
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Thanet DNA chart 5
Sackett Family Association descendants
Joe Grokett and Glenn A Sackett.
Last Edited23 May 2021

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