John Henry Sackett

FatherBenjamin Sackett (1796-)
MotherCatharine Lazear (1798-1860)
John Henry Sackett, son of Benjamin Sackett and Catharine Lazear, was born in Cornwall, Orange County, New York StateG, on 9 July 1827.1,2 He died in Elmira, Chemung County, New York StateG, on 28 June 1903 and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, ElmiraG.1,2 He married at Seneca Castle, Ontario County, New York StateG, on 3 February 1858, Augusta Jones.1,2
     In 1855 John was living in Seneca, Ontario CountyG, and was recorded in the census as John H Sacket, a joiner, aged 28. His mother Catharine, 57, was living with him. They had lived in Seneca for one year.3

John H. Sackett.
     The death of John Henry Sackett occurred yesterday morning at his home, 958 Walnut Street. The deceased was in his seventy-sixth year. He had lived in this city for forty-one years. He was born in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson July 9, 1827 and was united in marriage with Augusta Jones in Seneca Castle on February 3, 1858. For four years after that their home was in Geneva. They then moved to Elmira and had lived here ever since. For some time Mr. Sackett was engaged as a carpenter and builder, being associated with the late John Pickering in contracting under the firm name of Pickering & Sackett. When but twenty years of age he was converted by the Rev. Dr. Crawford in the Washington Street Church in Brooklyn and during the remainder of his life, led an exemplary Christian life. Upon coming to Elmira Mr. and Mrs. Sackett joined the First Methodist Church, and for six years Mr. Sackett was a trustee of the church. His family is of Norman descent. Two years ago the deceased suffered a stroke of apoplexy since which his health has gradually failed until the end came yesterday morning. The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the house, 958 Walnut Street. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery and will be private.

Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, 29 Jun 1903, p 5

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1907. John H. Sackett, d. in 1903; m. Catherine Lazier." [Catherine was John's mother, not his wife]
  2. Obituary.
  3. Marriages Register, St Mary the Virgin, Little Ilford, Essex (Essex Record Office, Chelmsford), Seneca, New York
    John H Sacket, 28, head, b. Orange Co, joiner, frame house $1,500, res. Seneca 1 yr, landowner
    Catherine Sacket, 57, mother, b. Orange Co, res. Seneca 1 yr.
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited10 Jan 2024
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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