Grenville A Sackett

FatherSamuel Sackett (1765-1822)
MotherElizabeth Kissam (1766-1816)
Grenville A Sackett, lawyer of New York, son of Samuel Sackett and Elizabeth Kissam, was born in 1804.1 He died aged 54 in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 9 March 18581,2,3 and was buried at St George's Episcopal Church Graveyard, Flushing, Queens County, New York StateG.4 He was unmarried.1,2
     Grenville was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 23 February 1822. He was to receive with his siblings an equal share of the estate after special provision for his elder brother Edwin, who it would appear was disabled, and after adjustment for the fact that his brother Clarence had already been given land by his father and had benefitted from an expensive education. Accordingly, Grenville's share was to be $1,500 more than that of Clarence.5
     Grenville graduated AB at Columbia College, New York CityG, in 1823.6
     In 1850 Grenville was living in New York CityG in the household of his brother Clarence and sister-in-law Emeline, and was recorded in the census as Grenville Sackett, a lawyer, aged 31 (actually 46) and born in New York.7
     Grenville was listed in the 1829–30 Manhattan New York City Directory as an attorney at 42 Pine, and in the 1840 New York City Directory at 13 Pine with his brother Clarence. He was listed in the 1857 New York City Directory, having his law office at 34 Liberty in partnership with his brother Clarence.8,9,10
     Administration of Grenville's estate was granted on 30 March 1858 to his nephew Adam Sackett on his bond for $10,000.11

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "777. Granville A. Sackett, b. in 1804, d. Mar. 9, 1858, unmarried."
  2. 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.
  3. Website Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801–1890 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), 9 Mar 1858. "City Mar 8, Clarence D Sackett 60y; Bklyn 9th his brother Grenville A 54y."
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999" (Ancestry image).
  6. "US School Catalogs, 1765–1935" (Ancestry image), Columbia College, New York, 1823, "Grenville A. Sackett, AB."
  7. 1850 United States Federal 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.
  8. "Manhattan New York City Directory: 1829-30" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett Grenville A, attorney, primary address 42 Pine."
  9. "Longworth's American almanack, New-York register, and city directory" (American Ancestors image), 1840, "Sackett Grenville A. attorney 13 Pine."
  10. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), New York City Directory, 1857, "Sackett Grenville A. lawyer, 34 Liberty, h 142 W. 25th.", "Sackett C.D. & G.A. lawyers, 34 Liberty."
  11. "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999", (Ancestry image), Administration of estate of Grenville A Sackett, late of City of New York.
    Date: 30 Mar 1858.
    Court: Surrogate of the County of New York.
    Administrator: Adam T Sackett of Rye, Westchester County.
    Bond: $10,000.
    Co-guarantors: Benjamin M Tredwell, Lambert H Tredwell, both of 222, 4th Street, New York City.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited8 Jan 2024
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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