Minerva Kezia Sacket

FatherAugustus Sacket (1769-1827)
MotherMinerva Camp (1780-1837)
Birth1804, New York StateG,1,2
Death1851, North CarolinaG,1
Marriage1822, Rutherford County, North CarolinaGSamuel Greenlee1,3,4
Minerva Kezia Sacket
(1804–1851)
(Src: Find a Grave, Pythonyssa SoothSayer)
Minerva Kezia Sacket, daughter of Augustus Sacket and Minerva Camp, was born in New York StateG on 12 April 1804.1,2 She died aged 47 in North CarolinaG on 1 August 18511 and was buried at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Morganton, Burke County, North CarolinaG.5,6 She married in Rutherford County, North CarolinaG, on 4 June 1822, Samuel Greenlee, son of James Ephraim Greenlee and Mary Mitchell.1,3,4 Samuel was born in Burke County, North CarolinaG, on 26 January 1783.5 He died aged 65 in MorgantonG on 23 May 1848 and was buried at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, MorgantonG.5,7
     In 1850 Minerva was living in MorgantonG and was recorded in the census as Minerva K Greenlee, aged 44 and born in New York. Living with her were her children, Samuel, 22, Emily, 21, Elizabeth, 17, Alexander, 15, and George, 13. Minerva owned real estate valued at $12,000 and each of her children owned real estate valued at $4,500. The family also owned 22 slaves, ten of whom, five males aged from four months to 38 years and five females aged from five to 60, were assigned to Minerva. Samuel owned eight slaves, Emily one, Ephraim one, and Alexander two.8,9
     The administrator of Minerva's estate drew up an inventory of items of personal estate sold on 8, 9, and 10 December 1851 on 12 months' credit. Sale proceeds totalled $5,492, and included the sale of slaves: negro boy Bob $690, negro boy Adam, wife and child $1,215, negro boy George $501, negro woman Leah and child $653, girl Laurah $290, girl Narcissa $705, and boy Harris $100.
     Minerva's husband Samuel had died intestate three years earlier. At the time of Minerva's death, a committee formed after Samuel's death was still evaluating his estate. The committee reported on 17 July 1851 that $33,673 had been collected from debtors and $11,155 paid to creditors, leaving a balance of $22,518 in the hands of the administrators of his estate.
     Among the papers concerning Samuel's estate is a numbered list of his 59 slaves. In respectful recognition of their part in the history of the Sackett family, the list is reproduced below, together with the administrators' further explanatory comments.
Numbered list of Samuel Greenlee's slaves, with their ages

"The following negroes brought from the State of Tennesee by the Administrators and surrendered by them to the Distributees & heirs at law of Saml Greenlee dec'd, to wit
1. Bob 67; 2. Lill 60; 3. Andy 45; 4. Ben 42; 5. Saml 40; 6. Washington 45; 7. Unasine 28; 8. Jone 18; 9. George 17; 10. Perry 11; 11. Jennette 40; 12. Cinette 34; 13. Mira 21; 14. Polly 40; 15. Jenny 22; 16. Roxanna 17; 18. Charity 13; 19. Vicey 12; 20. Harriet 7; 21. Hannah 5; 22. Andrew 3; 23. Jane 2; 24. Martha 3; 25. Caroline 1; 26. Adam 40; 27. Matilda 25; 28. Rachael 80; 29. Maria 14; 30. George 30; 31. Sophia 30; 32. Harriet 3; 33. Sarah 5; 34. Geo Alexr 6 months; 35. Harris 50; 36. Hiram 28; 37. Israel 15; 38. Henderson 11; 39. Caroline 20; 40. Lena 17; 41. Jeff 40; 42. Mary 10; 43. Hannah 6; 44. Jim 26; 45. John 29; 46. Rebecca 60; 47. Letitia 22; 48. Sidney 18; 49. Jacob 35; 50. Narcissa 7; 51. Clara 43; 52. Austin 18; 53. Martha 16; 54. Lucretia 9; 55. Francis 7; 56. Wesley 5; 57. Charles 1; 58. Jane 3; 59. George 5.
And the administrators further return that they took into their possession a negro man named Harvey in the County of Rutherford State of Tennessee, which said negro afterwards made his escape from there & has not since been retaken. They further return that they also took into their possession a negro woman Patsy aged about 35 years whom they were compelled to leave on the road in Tennessee on account of sickness, having had a child on the road.
The foregoing negros were also included in the Inventory filed in the Court of Probate. Signed David Corpening, Francis P Glass, administrators." [March 1849]
Minerva Kezia (Sacket) Greenlee (1804–1851), First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Morganton, North Carolina
(Src: Find a Grave, Aleta Stafford)
Samuel Greenlee (1783–1848), First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Morganton, North Carolina
(Src: Find a Grave, Aleta Stafford)

Children of Minerva Kezia Sacket and Samuel Greenlee


782. Minerva Kezia Sacket, 1804–1851, daughter of (307) Augustus and Minerva Camp Sackett, was married, June 4, 1822, to Samuel Greenlee, about 1782-1850, of Morganton, NC., son of James A. Greenlee and Mary Mitchell.
     Samuel Greenlee was a college graduate, and when about to marry was a bachelor of 40 and a prosperous planter, noted alike for his temperate habits, his hospitality, and his business ability; and withal was a courtly gentleman. At the time of his death he was reputed to be the wealthiest man in his county, possessing an extensive landed estate and many slaves.
Children.
2007. Mary Minerva Greenlee, b. June 30, 1823, d. Apr. 18, 1887; m. Dr. Wm. L. McRee.
2008. James Augustus Greenlee, b. Mar, 1825; m. Augusta Denson.
2009. Samuel Bloir Greenlee, b. Dec. 31, 1826, d. July 17, 1865, unmarried.
2010. Emily Amelia Greenlee, b. June 11, 1829, d. Sept. 29, 1883; m. Dr. Christopher Happoldt.
2011. Ephraim Edward Greenlee, b. Nov. 16, 1830, d. Apr. 29, 1886; m. Sarah Louisa Butler.
2012. Elisabeth Sackett Greenlee, b. Sept. 10, 1832, d. Nov. 29, 1900; m. John A Dickson.
2013. Alexander Sackett Greenlee, b. Nov. 11, 1834, m. Elizabeth Glass.
2014. George Elisha Greenlee, b. Jan. 12, 1837; m. Jane E. McKinney.
2015. Adelia Augusta Greenlee, b. May 18, 1839, d. Nov. 4, 1841.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "782. Minerva K. Sacket, b. Apr. 12, 1804, d. Aug. 1, 1851; m. Samuel Greenlee."
  2. Census.
  3. "New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801–1880 (Barber Collection)", New York Evening Post (Ancestry image), Wednesday, June 26, 1822. "4th inst., Rutherford Co., N.C. Samuel Greenlee of Morganton, Burk Co. to Minerva Sacket dau of Augustus formerly of Sacketts Harbor, N.Y."
  4. "Rutherford County, North Carolina, U.S., Marriages, 1779-1868" (Ancestry image), "Greenlee, Samuel & Minerva Lackett [sic], 4 Jun 1822; William Koone, bm."
  5. Find a Grave.
  6. Gravestone, "Minerva K/ Wife of/ Samuel Greenlee,/ Born April 12, 1805,/ Died August 2, 1851,/ aged/ 46 yrs. 3 mos. & 20 dys."
  7. Gravestone, "Samuel Greenlee/ who died/ the 23rd May 1848/ in the Sixty Sixth/ Year of his age."
  8. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 622, p 347b
    Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, 6 Aug 1850
    Greenlee, Minerva K, 44, real estate $12,000, b. NY
    Greenlee, Saml P, 22, farmer, real estate $4,500, b. NC
    Greenlee, Emily A, 21, real estate $4,500, b. NC
    Greenlee, Elizabeth, 17, real estate $4,500, b. NC
    Greenlee, Alexander, 15, student, real estate $4,500, b. NC
    Greenlee, George, 13, real estate $4,500, b. NC.
  9. 1850 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedules
    Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina
    M K Greenlee, 10 slaves, males aged 38 black, 23 b, 13 b, 7 mulatto, 4 months m, females aged 60 m, 31 b, 30 b, 14 b, 5 b
    S B Greenlee, 8 slaves, males aged 45 black, 22 b, 14 b, 10 b, 2 b, females aged 19 b, 18 b, 18 b
    Emily A Greenlee, 1 slave, female aged 6 black
    E E Greenlee, 1 slave, male aged 12 black
    Alexr Greenlee, 2 slaves, female aged 11 black, male aged 6 b.
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