Elizabeth Kissam Sackett

FatherSamuel Sackett (1765-1822)
MotherElizabeth Kissam (1766-1816)
Elizabeth Kissam Sackett, daughter of Samuel Sackett and Elizabeth Kissam, was born in New York StateG on 6 December 1806.1,2 She died aged 73 at 165 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York City, New York StateG, on 22 March 18803,4 and was buried at Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York StateG, on 25 March 1880.5 She married in New York CityG on 24 April 1844, Thomas Wickham Titus.1,6 Thomas was born in Manhattan, New York CityG, on 4 May 1804.2 He died aged 83 in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York StateG, on 9 October 1887.7
     Elizabeth was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 23 February 1822. She was to receive with her siblings an equal share of the estate after special provision for her elder brother Edwin, who it would appear was disabled, and after adjustment for the fact that her brother Clarence had already been given land by his father and had benefitted from an expensive education. Accordingly, Elizabeth's share was to be $1,500 more than that of Clarence.8
     In 1850 Elizabeth was living in BrooklynG in the household of her husband Thomas Titus, 45, a merchant, and was recorded in the census as Elizabeth K Titus, aged 44 and born in New York. Living with them were seven children of Thomas's first marriage. Two young Irish women in the household were probably servants.9
     In 1870 she was living in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York StateG, in the household of Thomas W Titus, 66, a warehouse owner, and was recorded as Elizabeth K Titus, aged 63.10
     Elizabeth made her will in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 21 April 1879. She left sums of $100 each to her husband's three sisters and to her sister-in-law Emeline Sackett, widow of her brother Clarence. She left $250 at age 21 to Grenviille Sackett Titus, son of her stepson Henry Titus. Her great-nephew Clarence Sackett and great-niece Gertrude Sackett, children of Adam T Sackett, were left, respectively, her gold watch and diamond ring. She left the residue of her estate in trust, the income to go to her husband during his lifetime and, upon his death, the residue to be split half to her husband's children and half to the children of her nephew Adam T Sackett. Elizabeth was evidently independently wealthy and the stipulation that the income of the trust be applied to the "proper support maintenance and reasonable wants" of her husband suggests that her husband was financially dependent upon her. The will was proved at the Kings County Surrogate's Court on 28 April 1880.8
Will of Elizabeth K S Titus of Brooklyn, New York.
Date: 21 Apr 1879.
Proved: Surrogate's Court, Kings County, 28 Apr 1880.
Testator: Elizabeth K S Titus of Brooklyn, New York.
Sisters of husband Thomas Titus, $100 each.
Sister-in-law Emeline Sackett, $100.
Grenville Sackett Titus, son of stepson Henry B Titus, $250 at 21.
Clarence O Sackett, son of nephew Adam T Sackett, my gold watch.
Gertrude E Sackett, daughter of nephew Adam T Sackett, diamond ring.
Residue to be held in trust, income to husband Thomas Titus. Upon his death, half of residue to his children and half to the children of Adam T Sackett (named as Clarence O Sackett, Gertrude E Sackett, George E Sackett, Mary M Sackett, Helen L Sackett, Ferdinand W Sackett, and Lambert B Sackett).
Executors: Allen F Hand and Lewis T Titus.
Witnesses: Florentine Pelletier, Wm J Pelletier.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "778. Elisabeth K. Sackett, m. Thomas W. Titus."
  2. Find a Grave.
  3. Website Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801–1890 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), 23 Mar 1880, "Bklyn 22nd Elizabeth Kissam w Thomas W Titus and dau late Samuel Sackett 74y son in law A F Hand"
    24 Mar 1880, "22nd Bklyn Elizabeth Kissam w Thomas W Titus and dau late Samuel Sackett 74y."
  4. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003" (Ancestry image), New York Times, 23 March 1880, "Died. / Titus.—In Brooklyn, 22d inst., Elizabeth Kissam, wife of Thomas W. Titus, and daughter of the late Samuel Sackett, in the 74th year of her age. / Funeral services from the residence of her son-in-law, A.F.Hand, No. 165 Remsen-st., Brooklyn, at 10 o'clock A.M., Thursday, 25th inst. Please omit flowers."
  5. "New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862–1948" (Ancestry transcript), "Titus, Elizabeth K, d. 165 Remsen St, New York City, Brooklyn, New York, 22 Mar 1880, age 74, married, b. Brooklyn, cause pneumonia, bur. Flushing Cemetery, 25 Mar 1880."
  6. American Antiquarian Society, "Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704–1930" (Ancestry image), "Saturday, April 27, 1844, In this City on Wednesday 24th inst. Rev. J.M. Forbes, Thomas W. Titus of Brooklyn to Elizabeth K. daughter of the late Samuel Sackett of latter place."
  7. "New York, Death Index, 1852–1956" (Ancestry image), "Titus, Thomas W., d. Huntington, New York, 9 Oct 1887."
  8. "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999" (Ancestry image).
  9. 1850 United States Federal Census
    Roll 517, p 96B
    Brooklyn Ward 2, Kings, New York
    Titus, Thomas W, 45, merchant, b. NY
    Titus, Elizabeth K, 44, b. NY
    Titus, Anna C, 22, b. NY
    Titus, James B, 21, clerk, b. NY
    Titus, John, 20, clerk, b. NY
    Titus, Lewis, 18, clerk, b. NY
    Titus, Elizabeth T, 17, b. NY
    Titus, Henry B, 16, clerk, b. NY
    Titus, Alfred S, 14, b. NY
    Graver, Maria, 65, b. Holland
    Grady, Rosannah, 25, b. Ireland
    Kelly, Bridget, 17, b. Ireland.
  10. 1870 United States Federal Census
    Roll M593_1100, p 476B, FHL film 552599
    Huntington, Suffolk, New York
    Titus, Thomas W, 66, warehousing, b. NY
    Titus, Elizabeth K, 63, housekeeper, b. NY.
Sackett line6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited23 Sep 2020
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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