Delaney Sackett

FatherEnoch Sackett (between 1760 & 1765-before 1850)
MotherRachel ___
Birth1810-1820, New York StateG
Death1850, IndianaG,1
Marriage1838, Dearborn County, IndianaGCharlotte Ann Phelps2,3,4
Delaney Sackett, possibly a son of Enoch Sackett and Rachel ___, was born presumably in New York StateG between 1810 and 1820. He died probably in IndianaG, before 1850.1 He married in Dearborn County, IndianaG, on 27 December 1838, Charlotte Ann Phelps.2,3,4 Charlotte was born in New York StateG in about 1823.5 She died aged 73 in Shelby County, IndianaG, on 5 April 1897.6
     Delaney was listed in the 1840 census as a householder in Kelso, Dearborn CountyG. He was aged 20-29. Others in the household were a female, 15-19, who would have been Charlotte, and a male under five who would have been their son Wentworth.7
     A record for Delaney in the 1850 census has not been found. Charlotte was then living with Elijah Sacket, who may have been Delaney's brother. Elijah was listed as a cooper, aged 48 and born in New York. Charlotte was stated to be 36 [but was more likely about 26], born in New York, and children in the household were Wentworth, 10, Margaret, 6, William, 5, Mary, 3, and Sarah, aged one.8
     Charlotte became a member of the Methodist Church in Greensburg, Decatur CountyG, on 3 February 1858 and was baptized there on 22 August 1858.9
     In 1860 Charlotte, aged 35, was living in Washington, Decatur County, IndianaG. Her children, William, 15, Sarah, 10, and Joseph, aged six, were living with her.10
     In 1880 she was living in Cloverdale, Putnam County, IndianaG, in the household of her son William and daughter-in-law Emma, listed as Charlotte A Sackett, a widow aged 56.11
     Apart from the records of Delaney's marriage in 1838 and the 1840 census, the only other record found for Delaney is that of his daughter Sarah's marriage in 1884 when she named her parents as Delaney Sackett and Charlotte Phelps.
     On the evidence of Sarah's parentage, it is assumed that the other children in Elijah's household in 1850 were her elder siblings and therefore also Delaney's children. It is further assumed that Delaney had died by 1850 and that Charlotte had married Elijah. Charlotte's son Joseph, born in about 1854, would then have been Elijah's child.
     Another hypothesis is that Delaney and Elijah were the same man. While there is no conflicting evidence against this possibility, the distinct names suggest it is unlikely.

Children of Delaney Sackett and Charlotte Ann Phelps

 Notes & Citations

  1. A record for Delaney in the 1850 census has not been found.
  2. "Indiana, Marriages, 1810–2001" (Ancestry transcript), "Marriage Registration, Indiana, 22 Dec 1838, Delaney Sackett & C Ann Phelps."
  3. "Indiana, Marriages, 1810–2001", "Marriage Registration, Indiana, 22 Dec 1838, Delancey Sackett & C Ann Phelphs."
  4. "Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800–1941" (Ancestry transcript), "Marriage Index, Dearborn, Indiana, 27 Dec 1838, Delancy Sackett & G Ann Phelphs."
  5. Census.
  6. "Indiana, U.S., WPA Death Index, 1882-1920" (Ancestry transcript), "Sockett [sic], Charlotte, d. Shelby County, 5 Apr 1897, aged 73."
  7. 1840 United States census, "Delaney Sackett, Kelso, Dearborn County, Indiana, 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 15-19, total 3."
  8. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_141, p. 324A
    Logan, Dearborn, Indiana
    Elijah Sacket, 48, cooper, b. NY
    Charlotte A Sacket, 36, b. NY
    Wentworth Sacket, 10, b. IN
    Margaret C Sacket, 6, b. IN
    William H Sacket, 5, b. IN
    Mary J Sacket, 3, b. IN
    Sarah A Sacket, 1, b. IN.
  9. "Indiana, U.S., United Methodist Church Records, 1837-1970" (Ancestry image), "Sacket, Charlotte Ann, membership, 3 Feb 1858, Greensburg, Indiana."; "Sacket, Charlotte, membership, 8 Feb 1858, Greensburg, Indiana."; "Sacket, Charlotte Ann, baptism, 22 Aug 1858, Greensburg, Indiana."
  10. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll M653_253, p 766, FHL film 803253
    Washington, Decatur County, Indiana
    Sacket, Charlotte, 35, housewife, b. NY
    Sacket, William H, 15, b. IN
    Sacket, Sarah, 10, b. IN
    Sacket, Joseph, 6, b. IN.
  11. 1880 United States Federal Census, Cloverdale, Putnam, Indiana
    William H. Sackett, head, married, 34, b. IN, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Emma A. Sackett, wife, 27, b. OH, keeping house, father b. VA, mother b. Germany
    Samuel A. Sackett, son, 8, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Ida M. Sackett, dau, 6, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Homer E. Sackett, son, 5, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Leroy W. Sackett, son, 3, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Becca J. Sackett, dau, 1, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. OH
    Charlotte A. Sackett, mother, widow, 56, b. NY, at home, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Franklin Minnick, other, 17, b. IN, laborer, father b. ---, mother b. ---
    FHL 1254306 NA T9-0306/581B (TEK, TCS).
Sackett line3rd great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
ChartsLine 4 (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
David C Sackett and Derek Grubbs.
Last Edited24 Jul 2023
Sackett Database23210 Delaney Sackett

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