Hon Clarence Daniel Sackett

FatherSamuel Sackett (1765-1822)
MotherElizabeth Kissam (-1816)
Hon Clarence Daniel Sackett, lawyer of New York, son of Samuel Sackett and Elizabeth Kissam, was born on 21 October 1798.1,2 He died aged 59 in New York CityG on 8 March 18581,3,4,5,6 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York StateG, on 11 March 1858.4,6 He married first in BrooklynG on 19 December 1826, Gertrude Onderdonk Tredwell, daughter of Adam Tredwell and Jane Moore.1,7,8 Gertrude was born in New York CityG on 22 April 1802.9 She died aged 25 in BrooklynG on 14 January 182810,11 and was buried at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground, BrooklynG.11 He married second in Brooklyn, New York City, New York StateG, on 17 September 1833, Emeline F Fleet.12 Emeline died on 22 January 1884.13
     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.14
[Hon. Clarence Daniel Sackett] 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.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Child of Hon Clarence Daniel Sackett and Gertrude Onderdonk Tredwell

Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "776. Clarence D. Sackett, b. in 1798, d. Mar. 8, 1858; m. Miss Tredwell."
  2. Date of birth calculated from age at death.
  3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEHGS, Boston, 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.
  4. Website Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections (New England Historic Genealogical Society) (http://www.NewEnglandAncestors.org), "Sackett, Clarence D., Mar. 8, 1858, 59 ys. 4 ms. 15 ds. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York."
  5. 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.].
  6. Adam Tredwell (1772–1852) Family Bible, "Clarence D. Sackett died 8th March, 1858. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery 11th March 1858."
  7. Adam Tredwell (1772–1852) Family Bible, "Gertrude O. Tredwell was married 19th December 1826 [to] Clarence D. Sackett."
  8. "New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801–1880 (Barber Collection)", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Wed, Dec 20, 1826. Brooklyn, Rev H Obderdonk: Clarence D Sackett to Gertrude O Tredwell dau Adam."
  9. Adam Tredwell (1772–1852) Family Bible, "Gertrude Tredwell born 22nd April 1802."
  10. 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."
  11. 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."
  12. "New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801–1880 (Barber Collection)", digital image, Ancestry.com, "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."
  13. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003", digital image, Ancestry.com, 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."
  14. William J Doty, editor, The Historic Annals of Southwestern New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York (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."
Last Edited13 August 2012

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