Isaac Anson Sackett

FatherJonathan Sackett (say 1730-1798)
Mother___ ___
Isaac Anson Sackett, son of Jonathan Sackett and ___ ___, was born on 1 October 1785.1,2 He married on 18 May 1809, Eunice Davis, daughter of Nehemiah Davis and Hannah Davis.1 He committed suicide by shooting in Stamford, Delaware County, New York StateG, on 4 February 1852.1,3
Isaac Anson Sackett ... was by occupation in early life a blacksmith, but in his later years followed farming. There is a mystery surrounding his death. He left his home, not saying where he was going, and did not return. After a considerable lapse of time a search was determined upon and his dead body was found in a nearby piece of woods. An examination of his remains revealed the fact that his death had resulted from a gunshot wound.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Isaac Anson Sackett and Eunice Davis

  • Louisa W Sackett b. 24 Oct 1810
  • Oramel E Sackett+ b. 25 Sep 1812
  • Emily Sackett b. 25 Jun 1815, d. 15 Mar 1905
  • Nehemiah Jobe D Sackett+ b. 12 Jun 1817, d. 17 Sep 1887
  • Ornano H Sackett b. 21 Dec 1818
  • Hannah Sackett b. 3 Jun 1821
  • Edwin O Sackett b. 2 Jul 1823
  • Socrates Sackett b. 16 Dec 1827

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Donald Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008), has "Isaac; res. Harpersfield, N.Y., 1806" as son of the Jonathan Sackett who d. 1798.
  3. Email from Thurmon King 17 Feb 2004.
    Coroner's report dated 28 Sep 1852 on the Inquest held 11 Feb 1852 at Stamford, Delaware County, New York into the death of Isaac A Sackett on 4 Feb 1852. Original report, held by the County Clerk, Delaware Co., Delhi, New York, is not referenced but the little old lady knows its location in the court house basement. Scanned facsimile at…
    Researched by Bill Sackett
    Sworn statements given at the inquest indicate that on Wednesday, Feb 4, 1852 Isaac borrowed a neighbors shot gun and went into the swamp area with the stated purpose of hunting rabbits.
    "State of New York
    Delaware County
    On the Examination of witnesses produced sworn & examined on the 11th day of February 1852 at the town of Stamford in said county before me Harry R. Hamilton one of the coroners in and for said county and Jeffry H Champlin, Robert English, Mr John Baggs, Urial Hamilton, David B. Case, William Marshall, Charles Csuffin, David Squires, Nicholas Champlin, Miles Stewdley & Norman K. Wilcox & John R. Clark. good and lawful men of the said county duly sworn upon their oaths to enquire into all the circumstances attending the death of Isaac A. Sacket & by whome the same was produced and in which manner & when & where the said Isaac A. Sacket came to his death do say upon their oaths aforesaid, that the said Isaac A. Sackett did voluntarily and of his own malice aforethought inflict a mortal wound in and upon the head of him the said Isaac A. Sacket. Of which said mortal wound the said Isaac A. Sackett, then & there instantly died & so the jurors aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid say that the said Isaac A. Sackett did then and there in the manner aforesaid and at the place aforesaid voluntairly & of his own malice and aforethought kill and Murder himself the said Isaac A. Sacket against the peace of the people of this State & their dignity.
    In witness whereof as well the Said Coroner as the jurors aforesaid have to this inquisition set their hands & Seals
    on the day of the date of this inquistion aforesaid Henry R. Hamilton Cornoner
    [Signed by the jurors]."
See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 756 
Thurmon King's Database, 5798
ChartsLine 4 (American)
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
Last Edited21 May 2020

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