John Meserole Sackett

FatherWilliam Sackett (1784-1849)
MotherGertrude Meserole (c 1789-1841)
Marriage1837Sarah J Dodge
John Meserole Sackett, son of William Sackett and Gertrude Meserole, was born, presumably in Long Island, Queens County, New York StateG, in 1813.1,2,3,4 He died aged 64 in Bergen County, New JerseyG, on 19 December 18775 and was buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, Passaic County, New JerseyG.6,7 He married in about 1837, Sarah J Dodge. Sarah was born in New York StateG in about 1817.1 She died aged 54 on 13 May 1872 and was buried at Cedar Lawn CemeteryG.6
     In 1850 John was living in New York CityG and was recorded in the census as John Sackett, an innkeeper, aged 36 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 33, and their children, Adeline, 12, William, 10, Henrietta, 9, Julia, 7, John, 5, Phoebe, 3, and Angelina, aged six months.8
     In 1860 he was living in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York StateG, and was recorded as Jno Sackett, a teamster, aged 43. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 40, and their children, Henrietta, 19, Julia, 17, John, 15, Phebe, 12, Angeline, 10, Gertrude, 7, and Sarah, aged three.9
     In 1870 he was living at Saddle River, Bergen County, New JerseyG, and was recorded as John Sackett, a farmer, aged 47. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 40, and their children, John, 23, Phebe, 21, Angelia, 19, Gertrude, 16, and Sarah, aged 15. Also in the household was John and Sarah's married daughter Julia Lent, 28, with her children, Florence, 3, and Emma, aged one. A William Sackett, 40, and Anna Sackett, 19, also in the household, have not been identified.10
     John died intestate. Letters of administration of his estate were granted at the Bergen County Surrogate's Office, New JerseyG, on 17 January 1878 to his son-in-law John Oliver MacDonald.11
Administration of estate of John M Sackett, late of Washington, Bergen County, New Jersey.
Died intestate: Chestnut Ridge, 19 Dec 1877.
Date administration granted: 17 Jan 1878.
Court: Bergen County Surrogate's Office, New Jersey.
Administrator: Son-in-law John Macdonald.
Personalty: less than $500.
Known beneficiaries:
No widow.
Adaline widow of George Miller, of Port Jervis, NY.
Henrietta wife of John Macdonald, of Paterson.
Julia widow of Albert Lent, on homestead.
John D Sackett, on homestead.
Phoebe Sackett, on homestead.
Angelina Sackett, on homestead.
Gertrude Sackett, on homestead.
Sarah Sackett, on homestead.
John M Sackett (1813–1877), Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey
(Src: Find A Grave, Friends of Cedar Lawn)
John M Sackett (1813–1877), Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey
(Src: Find A Grave, Friends of Cedar Lawn)

Children of John Meserole Sackett and Sarah J Dodge

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Date of birth based on age at death.
  3. Death record.
  4. The only records of John's second given name Meserole are in Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications. It may be assumed that the applicants had personal knowledge of the name.
  5. "New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798–1971" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Jno M, farmer, d. Beyne [sic] County, NJ, 19 Dec 1877, age 63, single [sic], b. Long Island, Manchester, Passaic, NJ [sic], father William Sackett." [Beyne is probably a transcription error for Bergen; the recorder probably meant widowed for single; birth place would have been Long Island; Manchester, Passaic, probably referred to residence; identification of William Sackett as John's father is useful information, not found in other records.]
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. The gravestone date Dec 19 1897 is an error for Dec 19 1877.
  8. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 549, p 85a
    New York Ward 12, New York, New York, 20 Aug 1850
    Sackett, John, 36, m, inn keeper, b. NY
    Sackett, Sarah J., 33, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Adeline, 12, f, b. NY
    Sackett, William, 10, m, b. NY
    Sackett, Henrietta, 9, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Julia, 7, f, b. NY
    Sackett, John, 5, m, b. NY
    Sackett, Phoebe, 3, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Angelina, 6/12, f, b. NY.
  9. 1860 United States Federal Census, Page 660, FHL film 803880
    Yonkers, Westchester, New York, 5 Jul 1860
    Sackett, Jno, 43, teamster, personal estate $500, b. NY
    Sackett, Sarah, 40, b. NY
    Sackett, Henrietta, 19, b. NY
    Sackett, Julia, 17, b. NY
    Sackett, John, 15, b. NY
    Sackett, Phebe, 12, b. NY
    Sackett, Angeline, 10, b. NY
    Sackett, Gertrude, 7, b. NY
    Sackett, Sarah, 3, b. NY.
  10. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593_852, p 517A, FHL film 552351
    Saddle River, Bergen, New Jersey, 10 Aug 1870
    Sackett, John, 47, farmer, personal estate $500, b. NY
    Sackett, Sarah J, 40, keeps house, b. NY
    Sackett, John D, 23, works on RR, b. NY
    Sackett, Angelia, 19, at home, b. NY
    Sackett, Phebe, 21, at home, b. NY
    Sackett, Gertrude, 16, at home, b. NY
    Sackett, Sarah, 15, at home, b. NY
    Sackett, William, 40, works on farm, b. NY
    Sackett, Anna, 19, b. NJ
    Lent, Julia, 28, b. NY
    Lent, Florence, 3, b. NY
    Lent, Emma, 1, b. NJ.
  11. "New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739–1991" (Ancestry image).
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Brian William Sackett and Jason Donald Sackett.
Last Edited10 May 2022

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