James W Sackett

FatherWilliam W Sackett (1765-1833)
MotherSusan Smith (1771-)
James W Sackett, surveyor, millwright, lumberman and farmer, of Lumberland, Sullivan County, New York; Hickory Run, Carbon County, Pennsylvania; and Allegan County, Michigan, son of William W Sackett and Susan Smith, was born on 8 January 1803.1 He died in Wilkes Barre, PennsylvaniaG, on 15 December 1887.1 He married on 31 July 1834, Nancy Beers, daughter of Silas Beers.1
James W. Sackett ... was by occupation a surveyor, millwright, lumberman and farmer. Early in life he became an ardent abolitionist and his house in Sullivan County was at one time a station on the so called Under Ground Railway, leading from the South to Canada. His removal from Sullivan County, N. Y., to Carbon County, was in 1835, and while residing there he built a number of mills for his brother-in-law, Isaac Gould. After remaining in Carbon County a few years he returned to his home in Sullivan County, and for some years held the offices of school director and assessor of his town. His removal to Allegan County, Mich., was in the year 1854. He there built several large mills and served his town as Justice of the Peace and Postmaster. A short time before his death he returned to Pennsylvania, and died and was buried at Wilkes Barre in that State.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of James W Sackett and Nancy Beers

  • Laura Jane Sackett b. 3 Jun 1835
  • William W Sackett+ b. 25 Oct 1836, d. 16 Dec 1915
  • Susan Elisabeth Sackett b. 25 Sep 1838
  • James E Sackett b. 29 Sep 1840
  • George Oscar Sackett b. 2 Apr 1843
  • Nicholas Fish Sackett b. 19 Jul 1846, d. 6 Aug 1848
  • Wesley N Sackett b. 24 Sep 1847, d. 11 Mar 1864
  • Frances A Sackett b. 8 Jul 1848, d. 18 Apr 1870
  • Martha M Sackett b. 22 Jun 1850
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 802 
Thurmon King's Database, 6363
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Tom Smith and Floyd Oster.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
Last Edited12 March 2018

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