Benjamin Austin Sackett

(1820-1902)
FatherEzekiel W Sacket (c 1792-)
MotherRuth Hart (c 1798-)
Benjamin Austin Sackett, a farmer, son of Ezekiel W Sacket and Ruth Hart, was born in Chili, Monroe County, New York StateG, on 26 August 1820.1,2 He died aged 81 in White Cortland, Wilcox, Newaygo County, MichiganG, on 17 March 1902 of injuries following an accident and was buried at White Cloud Cemetery, Newaygo CountyG.3,4 He married Mary Nolan.5 Mary was born in New York StateG in 1826.2 She died aged 40 on 20 November 1866 and was buried at Taylor Cemetery, Bangor, Van Buren County, MichiganG.4
     In 1850 Benjamin was living in Hamilton, Madison County, New York StateG, and was recorded in the census as Benj Sackett, a laborer, aged 30 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Mary, 21, and their son Fredrick, aged seven months.6
     Benjamin bought 40 acres of land in Allegan County, MichiganG, on 15 December 1856.7
     In 1860 he was living in Porter, Van Buren County, MichiganG, and was recorded as Benjamin A Sackett, a farmer, aged 39 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Mary, 31, their children, Cornelia, 9, Austin, 5, and Eva, aged three, and Benjamin's father, Ezekiel, 68.8
     Benjamin registered for the Civil War draft in June 1863. He was a farmer of Decatur, Van Buren County, MichiganG, aged 43 and born in New York.9
     In 1870 he was living in Bangor, Van Buren County, MichiganG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, a laborer, aged 49. Living with him were his children, Austin, 15, Eva, 13, and Mary, aged nine.10
     In 1880 he was living in Alleyton, Newaygo County, MichiganG, and was recorded as B A Sackett, a farmer, head of household, a widower aged 62. Living with him was his daughter Annie, 19.11
     In 1900 he was living in White Cloud, Newaygo County, MichiganG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, a farmer, head of household, widowed, aged 79. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his unmarried daughters, Eva, 46, and Anna, 39, both school teachers.12
Benjamin A Sackett / 1820–1902 / aged 81 years, White Cloud Cemetery, Newaygo County, Michigan
(Src: Find A Grave, Douglas Day)

Children of Benjamin Austin Sackett and Mary Nolan

  • Frederick B. Sackett b. 11 Feb 1850, d. 18 Mar 1851
  • Cornelia Emogene "Emma" Sackett b. 12 Aug 1851, d. 18 Sep 1932
  • Austin Hart "Hart" Sackett b. c 1854, d. after 1920
  • Eva May Sackett b. Jun 1857, d. 5 Oct 1935
  • Mary Anna Sackett b. 9 Nov 1861, d. 18 Nov 1930
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Death record.
  2. Census.
  3. "Michigan Death Certificates 1867–1909", digital image, Ancestry.com, "17 Mar 1902, Benj Austin Sackett, at White Cortland, Wilcox, Newaygo County, MI, widowed, 5 ch, 4 living, farmer, b. Chili, NY, 26 Aug 1820, father Ezekiel Sackett b. Steventown, mother Ruth Hart b. New Lebanon NY, informant Anna Sackett of White Cland Mich, cause from an accident causing serious injury to head shoulder and back, duration 12 days, contributory blood poisoning, 5 days, bur. Prospect Hill Cem, 2 Mar 1902 [sic].
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. Perhaps Noland (daughter Anna's death certificate).
  6. "1850 US census", digital image, FamilySearch, Hamilton, Madison County, New York, 2 Sep 1850
    Sackett, Benj, 30, laborer, b. NY
    Sackett, Mary, 21, b. NY
    Sackett, Fredrick B, 7/12, b. NY.
  7. "US General Land Office Records, 1796–1907", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Benjamin A, 15 Dec 1856, 40 acres, Allegan County, Michigan, Michigan-Toledo Strip, township 2-N, range 14-W, section 23, land office Kalamazoo, sale-cash entry, land grant certificate 27384."
  8. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_562; Page: 1005; Image: 467; Family History Library Film: 803562
    Porter, Van Buren County, Michigan, 20 Aug 1860
    Sackett, Benjamin A, 39, farmer, real estate $300, personal estate $300, b. NY
    Sackett, Mary S, 31, b. NY
    Sackett, Cornelia E, 9, b. NY
    Sackett, Austin H, 5, b. NY
    Sackett, Eva M, 3, b. MI
    Sackett, Ezekel, 68, shoe maker, real estate $500, b. NY.
  9. "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Benjamin A, of Decatur, Michigan, 43, farmer, b. NY, enumerated June 1863, 2nd district, Michigan, class 2."
  10. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_706; Page: 270A; Image: 121594; FHL film: 552205
    Bangor, Van Buren County, Michigan, 12 Jul 1870
    Sackett, Benjamin, 49, laborer, real estate $500, personal estate $250, b. NY
    Sackett, Austin, 15, at home, b. NY
    Sackett, Eva, 13, at home, b. MI
    Sackett, Mary, 9, b. MI.
  11. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1254598 NA T9-0598/322D
    Alleyton, Newaygo, Michigan
    B A Sackett, head, widower, 62, b. NY, farmer, father b. MA, mother b. NY
    Annie Sackett, dau, single, 19, b. MI, housekeeper, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  12. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 735; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0100; FHL microfilm: 1240735
    Addis? Street, White Cloud, Newaygo County, Michigan, 1 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Benjamin, head, b. Aug 1820, 79, wd, m. 40y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, farmer, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Eva M, dau, b. Nov [year blank], 46, single, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, school teacher
    Sackett, Anna M, dau, b. May [year blank], 39, single, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, school teacher.
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Last Edited17 November 2018