Polly Sackett

(c 1796-1893)
FatherWilliam O Sackett (c 1775-1858)
MotherPolly Ann ___ (c 1775-)
Polly Sackett, daughter of William O Sackett and Polly Ann ___, was born in ConnecticutG in about 1796.1 She died aged 97 in Ellington, Tolland County, ConnecticutG, on 18 August 18932 and was buried at Ellington Center CemeteryG.3 She married on 29 October 1814, probably in Oxford, New Haven County, ConnecticutG, Daniel Riggs, son of David Riggs and Hannah Wheeler.4 Daniel was born in about 17985 and died in Waterbury, New Haven CountyG, on 12 November 1856.6 Daniel was under age when he married and his father David evidently did not approve. He posted a newspaper notice on 7 November 1814, effectively disowning his son.7 Polly and Daniel divorced in August 1840.8
     In 1850 Polly was living in Woodbury, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, and was recorded in the census as Polly Riggs, aged 55 and born in Connecticut. Her daughter Jane, 17, was living with her.9
     In 1870 she was living in Seymour, New Haven CountyG, in the household of Eliza Sperry, 28, and was recorded as Polly Riggs, aged 74 and born in Connecticut. Also in the household were Eliza's brother Howard Sackett, 18, and sister Emma Sackett, 10. Polly was the aunt of these three siblings.10
     In 1880 she was living in Seymour, New Haven County, ConnecticutG, in the household of her widowed daughter Jane Woodworth, and was recorded as Polly Riggs, a widow, aged 83. They were living next door to Minerva Sackett, 63, widow of Polly's brother William Washington Sackett, William and Minerva's widowed daughter Eliza Sperry, 37, and Eliza's son Willie, 14.11
Polly (Sackett) Riggs (c1796–1893), Ellington Center Cemetery, Tolland County, Connecticut
(Src: Find A Grave, Pauline Merrick)

Children of Polly Sackett and Daniel Riggs

Sackett Family Association descendants
Pauline Merrick.
ChartsLine 4 (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Pauline Merrick, research paper, May 2016, citing death certificate, Town of Ellington, CT, which states that Polly's parents were Wm O Sackett & Polly Ann Sackett, her age was 97 years 2 months, and her husband was Daniel Riggs.
  3. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, Inscription, Ellington Center Cemetery, Tolland County, "Riggs, Polly, died Aug 18, 1893, age 97 yrs."
  4. Pauline Merrick, research paper, May 2016, citing Daniel Riggs vs Polly Riggs, Conn. Superior Court divorce files.
  5. Date of birth based on age at death.
  6. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Riggs, Dan, d. at Waterbury, 12 Nov 1856, age 58, formerly of Oxford."
  7. Connecticut newspaper, researched by Pauline Merrick,
    "Notice.
    Left the house of the subscriber, about a week since, his son Daniel Riggs, who has conducted himself in a disobedient and unbecoming manner; and he therefore forwarns all persons from harbouring or trusting him on his account, as no debt of his contracting will be paid.
    David Riggs.
    Oxford, Nov. 7, 1814."
  8. Pauline Merrick, research paper, May 2016.
  9. 1850 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M432_43; Page: 375B; Image: 159
    Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut
    Riggs, Polly, 55, b. CT
    Riggs, Jane, 17, b. CT
    Way, Ruah?, 35, b. CT.
  10. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_112; Page: 651B; Image: 137869; FHL Film: 545611
    Seymour, New Haven County, Connecticut, 29 Jun 1870
    Sperry, Eliza, 28, works in paper mill, real estate $1,000, b. CT
    Riggs, Polly, 74, at home, b. CT
    Riggs, Willie, 4, b. CT
    Sackett, Howard, 18, works in paper mill, b. CT
    Sackett, Emma, 10, b. CT.
  11. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Seymour, New Haven, Connecticut
    [next door to Sperry household below]
    Woodworth, Jane? E, husband [sic: self], female, 47, wid, works in paper mill, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Buckingham, Henry, boarder, 51, wid, works on farm, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Riggs, Polly, mother, 83, wid, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Seymour, New Haven, Connecticut
    [next door to Woodworth household above]
    Eliza Sperry, head, widow, 37, b. CT, works in paper mill, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Willie A. Sperry, son, 14, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Minerva Sackett, mother, widow, 63, b. CT, works at paper mill, father b. CT, mother b. CT.
Generation.Tree7O.4
Sackett line3rd great-granddaughter of John Sackett of New Haven
Last Edited12 October 2018
 

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