William Webster Sackett

(1836-1913)
FatherWilliam Walker Sackett (1813-1893)
MotherPolly Ann Nash (1813-1900)
William Webster Sackett, son of William Walker Sackett and Polly Ann Nash, was born in Panama, Harmony Township, Chautauqua County, New York StateG, on 13 January 1836.1 He died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MinnesotaG, on 24 August 1913.1 He married in MinnesotaG on 2 February 1864, Catherine Splaine.1
     William was the first teacher at the school established in Fillmore VillageG in 1857. The school had seven or eight pupils and was housed in a log hut.2
     In 1880 William was living in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, MinnesotaG, and was recorded in the census as William Sackett, a worker in a flour mill, head of household, married, aged 43 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Catharine, 35, and their children, Lorena, 15, Clyde, 13, Clifton, 11, Maud, 7, Kittie, 4, and Martha, aged one. Also in the household was a Catharine Splaine with her three young children.3
     William was a justice of the peace in LanesboroG from 1893 to 1905.4

Children of William Webster Sackett and Catherine Splaine

Sackett Family Association descendants
Daniel Alan Sackett.
ChartsNathaniel Sackett (–1817) descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Thurmon King's database, 20784 William Webster Sackett.
  2. Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, History of Fillmore County Minnesota, H C Cooper, Jr & Co, Chicago (1912), 1:408, “Fillmore. It is claimed that the first school in the town was called to order by William Sackett. The school was held at Fillmore Village in a little log hut in 1857, and had an attendance of seven or eight scholars. The teacher, Mr. Sackett, had just arrived from New York; he afterward married Catherine Splain, and moved to Lanesboro. District 94. This district comprises what is known as the Fillmore village district. Its organization was effected in 1856, being without doubt the first organized district in the town, and the first place in which school was held. A log house was put together in 1856, by subscription, which lasted until 1873, when a new house was put up in the village at a cost of $900. The first school was taught by William Sackett, and was attended by seven or eight scholars."
  3. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1254619 NA T9-0619/285A
    Lanesboro, Fillmore, Minnesota
    William Sackett, head, married, 43, b. NY, works in flour mill, father b. NY, mother b. CT
    Catharine Sackett, wife, 35, b. England, keeping house, father b. Ireland, mother b. England
    Lorena Sackett, dau, 15, b. MN, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Clyde Sackett, son, 13, b. MN, clerk in RR office, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Clifton Sackett, son, 11, b. MN, at school, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Maud Sackett, dau, 7, b. MN, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Kittie Sackett, dau, 4, b. MN, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Martha Sackett, dau, 1, b. MN, father b. NY, mother b. England
    Catharine Splaine, other, married, 29, b. England, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland
    Annie Splaine, other, 5, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. England
    Robert Splaine, other, 3, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. England
    Charles Splaine, other, 1, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. England.
  4. Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, History of Fillmore County Minnesota, H C Cooper, Jr & Co, Chicago (1912), 1:244, William Sackett was a justice in lists of municipal officers of Lanesboro in 1893, 1895, 1899, and 1901. W W Sackett was a justice in 1903, and William Sackett in 1905.
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Sackett lineGrandson of Nathaniel Sackett
Last Edited14 March 2015