Hon Clarence Daniel Sackett
|Father||Samuel Sackett (1765-1822)|
|Mother||Elizabeth Kissam (1766-1816)|
Clarence was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 23 February 1822. He had already received a gift from his father of land in Onondaga County and had also received an expensive education, paid for by his father. His inheritance was to be adjusted to allow for these factors, resulting in his share of the estate being $1,500 less than that of each of his siblings.15
Clarence was listed in Spooner's Brooklyn Directory in the 1820s. As well as his work as a lawyer, he was at various times an inspector of Common Schools, trustee of a district of Brooklyn village, and trustee of the Brooklyn Savings Bank. He was listed in the 1829–30 Manhattan New York City Directory as a counsellor with an office at 42 Pine, and in the 1838 and 1840 New York City Directories at 13 Pine. In 1857 he was listed in the New York City Directory, having his law office at 34 Liberty in partnership with his brother Grenville.16,17,18,19
In 1850 Clarence was living in New York CityG and was recorded in the census as Clarence Sackett, a lawyer, aged 52 and born in New York. His wife Emeline, 43, and brother Grenville were living with him. There were also two young women in the household, probably servants.20
Clarence made his will in New York CityG on 27 June 1853, naming his wife Emeline as beneficiary, to inherit all his real and personal estate. The will was proved at the Surrogate's Court, New York City, on 12 May 1858.15
Clarence Sackett was a militiaman, commissioned Captain in the 82nd Regiment, New York Infantry.
Shortly before his death, Clarence Sackett and Coleman E Bishop bought the Chautauqua Journal from its proprietor, Frank W Palmer.21
Date: 27 Jun 1853.
Proved: Surrogate's Court, City of New York, 12 May 1858.
Testator: Clarence D Sackett of the City of New York.
Beneficiary: Wife Emeline, all real & personal estate.
Executrix: Wife Emeline.
Witnesses: James Girdley, Wm F Clarke.
776. Hon. Clarence Daniel Sackett, 1798–1858, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and New York City, son of (305) Samuel and Elisabeth Kissam Sackett, was married, Dec. 19, 1828, to Gertrude Onderdonk Tredwell, daughter of Adam Tredwell and his wife Jane Moore.
He was a lawyer. His principal business offices were in New York City, but for many years he maintained his residence in Brooklyn, where, like his honored father, he took a deep interest in local public affairs. When a young man he entered the militia service and held commissions as Ensign, Lieutenant, and Captain in the 82d Regiment of N. Y. Infantry. He was for several years a member of the Village Board of Trustees. In 1823 he delivered a Fourth of July oration which attracted wide attention, and the same year became one of the contributors to and organizers of the Mechanics Library, which became the Brooklyn Institute. In 1827 and 1828 he represented Kings County in the State Legislature. In 1834 he aided in securing for Brooklyn a city charter, and served as a member of its first board of Alderman. A few years later he removed his home to New York City. The following is copied from New York Evening Post of March 9, 1858:
"The bar of this city has sustained a severe loss in the death of two of its most worthy and respected members, the brothers C. D. and G. A. Sackett. The elder brother, C. D. Sackett, died yesterday afternoon of congestion of the lungs. His brother died this morning of apoplexy, a consequence of extreme excitement and grief which the decease of his brother had induced. They were most estimable men. Their relations through life had been singularly close. They lived together, worked together, and died together. The older brother was married and died in his 60th year; the younger was a bachelor and died in his 54th year."
(Src: Find A Grave, Bob Collins)
Child of Hon Clarence Daniel Sackett and Gertrude Onderdonk Tredwell
- Adam Tredwell Sackett+ b. 13 Jan 1828, d. 9 Dec 1878
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "776. Clarence D. Sackett, b. in 1798, d. Mar. 8, 1858; m. Miss Tredwell."
- Date of birth calculated from age at death.
- The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston: NEHGS), vol. 12 (1858): 286, Marriages and Deaths, "Sackett.—The Bar of this city has sustained a severe loss in the death of two of its most worthy and respected members, the brothers, C.D. and G.A. Sackett. The elder brother, C.D.S., died yesterday afternoon, of congestion of the lungs. His brother died this morning of apoplexy, a consequence of the excitement and grief which the decease of his brother had induced. They were most estimable men; their relations through life had been singularly close; they lived together, worked together, and died together. The elder brother was married, and died in his 60th year; the younger was a bachelor, and died in his 54th year.—N.Y.Ev.Post, 9 March.
- Website Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "Sackett, Clarence D., Mar. 8, 1858, 59 ys. 4 ms. 15 ds. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York."
- Website Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801–1890 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), 3/7/1858. "City Mar 8, Clarence D Sackett 60y; Bklyn 9th his brother Grenville A 54y" [Mismatch in dates: possible transcription error. NEHGS notified.].
- Adam Tredwell (1772–1852) Family Bible, "Clarence D. Sackett died 8th March, 1858. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery 11th March 1858."
- Adam Tredwell (1772–1852) Family Bible, "Gertrude O. Tredwell was married 19th December 1826 [to] Clarence D. Sackett."
- "New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801–1880 (Barber Collection)", New York Evening Post (Ancestry image), "Wed, Dec 20, 1826. Brooklyn, Rev H Obderdonk: Clarence D Sackett to Gertrude O Tredwell dau Adam."
- Adam Tredwell (1772–1852) Family Bible, "Gertrude Tredwell born 22nd April 1802."
- Website Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801–1890 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "1/14/1828 Brooklyn MRS GERTRUDE O SACKETT w. of Clarence D. and dau of Adam Tredwell."
- Adam Tredwell (1772–1852) Family Bible, "Gertrude O. Sackett died 14th January 1828 and was buried in the old Episcopal burying ground Brooklyn, L. I."
- "New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801–1880 (Barber Collection)", New York Evening Post (Ancestry image), "Wed, Sept 18, 1833. Last eve, Rev B Cutler, at St Ann's Ch, Brooklyn: Clarence D Sackett to Emeline Fleet dau of Samuel."
Emeline's sister Hannah was married the same day: "Wed, Sept 18, 1833. Same eve, Rev Rev D L Carroll: Robert Speir Jr to Hannah Fleet dau Samuel."
- Find a Grave.
- "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003" (Ancestry image), New York Times, 24 January 1884, "Died. / Sackett.—On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1884, Emeline F., widow of Clarence D. Sackett and daughter of the late Samuel Fleet, of the city of Brooklyn. / Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, Bartlett-st., near College-av., New-Brunswick, New-Jersey, on Friday, 25th inst., at 1:30 o'clock. Carriages will be waiting on arrival of 11 o'clock train from New-York."
- "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999" (Ancestry image).
- "UK & US Directories, 1680-1830" (Ancestry transcript), Spooner's Brooklyn Directory, 1822, "Sackett Clarence D, 209 Fulton, Brooklyn, attorney at law."; 1823, "Sackett Clarence D, 209 Fulton, Brooklyn, attorney at law, office 2 Nassau street, NY."; 1824, "Sackett Clarence D, Washington corner, Nassau, Brooklyn, attorney at law, office New York."; 1825, "Sackett Clarence D, Inspector of Common Schools, 109 Washington corner, Nassau, Brooklyn, attorney at law, office New York."; 1826, "Sackett Clarence D, Local Govt Offices: Inspector of Common Schools, Trustee of the Village, Fourth District, 109 Washington corner, Nassau, Brooklyn, attorney at law, office New York."; 1829, "Sackett Clarence D, Trustee of the Brooklyn Savings Bank."
- "Manhattan New York City Directory: 1829-30" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett Clarence D, counsellor, business address 42 Pine, primary address Brooklyn."
- "Longworth's American almanack, New-York register, and city directory", digital image, American Ancestors, 1838, 1840, "Sackett Clarence D. counsellor 13 Pine h. Brooklyn."
- "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), New York City Directory, 1857, "Sackett Clarence D. lawyer, 34 Liberty, h 142 W. 25th.", "Sackett C.D. & G.A. lawyers, 34 Liberty."
- 1850 United States census
Roll 543, p 153A
New York Ward 9 District 1, New York, New York
Sackett, Clarence, 52, lawyer, b. NY
Sackett, Eveline, 43, b. NY
Sackett, Greneville, 31, lawyer, b. NY
Martin, Mary, 22, b. Ireland
Martin, Ann, 22, b. Ireland.
- William J Doty, editor, The Historic Annals of Southwestern New York (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1940), v 1, p 374, "The Fletcher family owned the "Chautauqua Journal" for twenty years. In 1848 Frank W. Palmer secured control. He had learned his trade in the "Journal's" office and was an effective writer and practical printer. After a decade he sold his interests to C. D. Sackett and Coleman E. Bishop, who gave allegiance to the candidacy of John C. Frémont for President in 1856. They did not hesitate, or apologize, for supporting Abraham Lincoln, four years later. Upon the death of Sackett, Coleman E. Bishop became associated with his brother, Prentice, who was wounded during the Civil War and died in 1865."
|Appears in||Sacketts in the Military|
|Sackett line||6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||3 Jan 2022|