Stephen John Sackett1

FatherThomas Sackett (1807-)
MotherHarriet Langridge (c 1807-)
Stephen John Sackett, son of Thomas Sackett and Harriet Langridge, was born in St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, in 1839.2 He died aged 57 and was buried in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York StateG, on 17 January 1897.3 He married in about 1862, Eliza ___. She was born in EnglandG in about 1835.4
     Stephen emigrated to America, establishing himself in New York with his wife Eliza sometime before 1863 when their first child, Phoebe, was born. A record of their voyage has not been found.
     Eliza was English and it would seem probable that she and Stephen were married in England. A possible marriage record is that of a Stephen Sackett in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, in the June quarter 1863. Index entries on the same page as Stephen's include two marriages with brides' names of Anne Filing and Elizabeth Myat. It is possible that the latter was Stephen's wife Eliza. It is also noted that the manuscript index includes two entries, one as Sackett and one as Sockett. It is not safe therefore to conclude that this was Stephen Sackett's marriage record. There is no other evidence to suggest that Stephen, who was born in Thanet, was ever in Stoke upon Trent.5
     In 1841 Stephen was living at Hereson, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, in the household of his parents Thomas and Harriet, and was recorded in the census as Stephen Sackett, aged one and born in Kent.6
     In 1851 he was living at Hereson, St Lawrence in ThanetG, and was recorded as Stephen J Sackett, a scholar, aged 11, born at St. Lawrence, Kent, son of Thomas Sackett.7
     In 1880 he was living in Glenville, Westchester County, New York StateG, and was recorded as Stephen S Sackett, a granite & marble dealer, head of household, married, aged 41 and born in England. Living with him were his wife Eliza, aged 45 and also born in England, and their children, Phorbett [sic: Phoebe], 17, Josephine, 13, and Stephen T, 8, all born in New York.4
     Stephen, his wife, and their son Stephen made a return visit to England in 1882, arriving back in New York on the Helvetia on 12 September 1882.8,9

Children of Stephen John Sackett and Eliza ___

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, not recorded.
  2. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Dec qtr 1839. Sackett, Stephen John. Mother: Langridge. Thanet. 5:431."
  3. Thurmon King's database, citing Genie Parker Ryan.
  4. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1254945, NA T9-0945/303D(2)
    Glenville, Westchester, New York
    Stephen S. Sackett, head, married, 41, b. England, granite & marble dealer, father b. England, mother b. England
    Eliza Sackett, wife, 45, b. England, keeping house, father b. England, mother b. England
    Phorbett Sackett, dau, single, 17, b. NY, clerk in factory & millinary estab.father b. England, mother b. England
    Josephine Sackett, dau, 13, b. NY, at school, father b. England, mother b. England
    Stephen T. Sackett, son, 8, b. NY, at school, father b. England, mother b. England.
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1863. Sackett, Stephen. Stoke T. [Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire]. 6b:213." [Also indexed as Sockett, Stephen.] [Wife (from FreeBMD) = Anne Filing or Elizabeth Myat].
  6. 1841 England census, digital image,, Hereson, St Lawrence, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, 30, mason, b. Kent
    Harriett Sackett, 30, b. Kent
    Stephen Sackett, 1, b. Kent
    George Sackett, 15, mason ap., b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 467; Book: 16; Civil Parish: St Lawrence; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 18; Folio: 34; Page: 36; Line: 17; GSU roll: 306862.
  7. 1851 Census for England & Wales, Hereson, St.Lawrence, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, head, married, 43, stone mason, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Harriet Sackett, wife, 44, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Stephen J. Sackett, son, 11, scholar, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Walter T. Sackett, son, 6, scholar, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
  8. Website America's First Immigration Center (, entries for Mr S J Sackett, gentleman, 43; Mrs Sackett, lady, 47; and Master S P Sackett, child, youngster, 10; arrived 12 September 1882 on the Helvetia.
  9. "New York Passenger Lists 1851–1891", database,, entry for Mr S I Sackett, 43; Mrs Sackett, 47; & Master L P Sackett, 10; arrived 12 September 1882 from Liverpool, England, via Queenstown [Ireland] on the Helvetia.
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited26 Nov 2016

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