William Henry Sackett

FatherNathaniel Sackett (1763-1812)
MotherBethiah Reynolds (1767-1809)
Marriage1822, New York CityGElethea A Higgins1,4,5
William Henry Sackett, son of Nathaniel Sackett and Bethiah Reynolds, was born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, in about 1800.1,2,3 He died aged 72 in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 23 October 1872 and was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, BrooklynG.6,7 He married in New York CityG on 2 April 1822, Elethea A Higgins.1,4,5 Elethea was born in New York StateG in 1805.7 She died in BrooklynG on 26 September 18568 and was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, BrooklynG.7,9
     William was named in his father's will made in Bedford, New York StateG, on 13 March 1812.10
     In 1850 William was living in New York CityG and was recorded in the census as William H Sackett, aged 50 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Elethea, 45, and their children, William, 25, James, 21, Eliza, 19, and Maria, 13.11
Research note
The Sacketts of America records William's death date as 28 February 1846 and his place of burial as Huntington, New York. However, he and Elethea are listed in the 1850 census. Their death and burial records, Elethea in 1856 and William in 1872, state that both were buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. William's death record gives his birthplace as Greenwich, Connecticut (although the 1850 census gives it as New York). His relationship as a son of Nathaniel Sackett is not confirmed but a birthplace of Greenwich would fit with Nathaniel's general whereabouts at that time.
     A William H Sackett was listed in the 1840 census in Huntington and was buried there on 28 February 1846. Although clearly not the William who married Elethea, he has not been further identified.

Children of William Henry Sackett and Elethea A Higgins

921. William Henry Sackett, 1803–1846, of Greenwich, Conn., Syracuse, N. Y., and New York City, son of (375) Nathaniel and Bethiah Reynolds Sackett, was married to Alethia Higgins. He was for a considerable period engaged in the dry goods trade on Pearl Street, in New York City, and just previous to his death became an importer of wall paper in same city. The place of his burial is the old cemetery at Huntington, Suffolk County, N. Y.
2341. William E. Sackett, b. Apr. 5, 1823, d. Oct. 7, 1896; m. Josephine Findlay.
2342. James Sackett, m. Adeline DeGroff.
2343. Eliza Jane Sackett.
2344. Maria Sackett, m. Harris Lyons.

Sackett.—In Brooklyn, on Wednesday, October 23, 1872, William H. Sackett, aged 73 years.
Notice of funeral in to-morrow morning's papers.

New York Herald, New York City, 25 Oct 1872, p 5

Sackett.—In Brooklyn, on Wednesday, October 23, 1872, William H. Sackett, aged 73 years, for many years associated with the Mercantile Agency, New York.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, at his late residence, 42 Fort Greene place, Brooklyn, on Sunday afternoon, October 27, at half-past two o'clock.

New York Herald, New York City, 26 Oct 1872, p 8

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "921. William H. Sackett, b. in 1803, d. Feb. 28, 1846; m. Althea Higgins."
  2. Census.
  3. Death record.
  4. "New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801–1880 (Barber Collection)", New York Evening Post (Ancestry image), 3 Apr 1822, "Last eve, Rev Mr Soule: William H Sackett to Elethea A Higgins all of this city."
  5. "New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, U.S., United Methodist Church Records, 1775-1949" (Ancestry image), Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City, "2 Apr 1822, Sacket, William H & Elethea Higgins. By Joshua Sowle."
  6. "New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862–1948" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, William H, d. New York City, Brooklyn, New York, 1872, age 72, widower, b. Greenwich, CT, cause apoplexy of the brain on 23rd Accidy [Oct?], bur. Greenwood Cemetery."
  7. Find a Grave.
  8. Barber Collection, "Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801–1890" (American Ancestors image), 27 Sep 1856. "Bklyn, Friday Sept 26, Elethea Higgins w Wm H Sacket."
  9. Website Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, Burial Index, "Sackett, Elathea, bur 25 Jun 1857, lot 10079."
  10. Sacketts of America, "375. Nathaniel Sackett, b. Oct. 8, 1763, d. in year 1812; m. Rachel ___."
  11. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 553, p 308a
    New York Ward 16 District 2, New York, New York
    Sackett, William H, 50, none, b. NY
    Sackett, Eletha, 45, b. NY
    Sackett, William E, 25, clerk, b. NY
    Sackett, James A, 21, clerk, b. NY
    Sackett, Eliza J, 19, b. NY
    Sackett, Maria E, 13, b. NY
    Zobles, Margaret, 50, b. NY.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Steven Applegate, Michelle Sackett Ellis and Trudy Roley.
Last Edited13 Jun 2024
Sackett Database49526 William Henry Sackett

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