Charles Sackett

FatherCharles Sackett (1780-1848)
MotherSarah Woods (c 1780-1862)
Marriage1837Joyce Gresham1
Charles Sackett, son of Charles Sackett and Sarah Woods, was born in Groton, Middlesex County, MassachusettsG, on 13 May 1813.1,2 He died aged 90 in New Albany, Floyd County, IndianaG, on 7 April 19041,3 and was buried at Fairview Cemetery, New AlbanyG.4 He married on 19 October 1837, Joyce Gresham, daughter of George Gresham and Mary Pennington.1
     Charles was named as a beneficiary in the will of his aunt Harriet Sacket made in WestfieldG on 29 October 1849. He was left a sum of $250 but, following Harriet's death some years later in 1875 and the realisation of her assets, the sum actually inherited was $625.5

Children of Charles Sackett and Joyce Gresham

  • Sarah Ann Sackett b. 2 Aug 1838, d. 30 Oct 1881
  • Victoria J Sackett b. 17 Feb 1840, d. 28 Oct 1885
  • Ozem Sackett b. 18 Jun 1841, d. after 1902
  • George Edward Sackett+ b. 10 Mar 1843
  • Mary Isabel Sackett b. 11 Oct 1844, d. after 1907
  • Emily Catherine Sackett b. 24 Jun 1846, d. after 1907
  • Harriet Burt Sackett b. 14 Dec 1848
  • Charles Sackett b. 23 Jun 1850, d. 19 Jun 1852
  • Lucy Jane Sackett b. 14 Sep 1852
  • Alice Cornelia Sackett b. 1 Dec 1853
  • Frances Madora Sackett b. 15 Nov 1854, d. after 1907
  • William Sackett+ b. 7 Apr 1856
  • Ida May Sackett b. 1 May 1858, d. c 1907

1093. Charles Sackett, 1813–1904, son of (496) Charles and Sally Woods Sackett, was married, Oct. 19, 1837, to Joyce Gresham, daughter of George Gresham and Mary Pennington. He learned the carpenter trade and shortly after reaching his majority established himself in business as an architect, contractor and builder, carrying on business in Corydon, Ind., and Louisville, KY., until 1844, when he removed to New Albany, Ind., and there conducted the same business with success until 1875. During this period of 25 years he built many of the very best business houses and residences in New Albany, Ind., and Louisville, KY., as well as such noted buildings as the Floyd County Court House, the New Albany Opera House, and the New Albany Christian and Wesley M. E. Church. Meantime he interested himself in the manufacturing industries, railroads, and all public enterprises of the New Albany, having for their object the betterment of that city. That his energy, public spirit and integrity were appreciated, is fully shown by the fact that he was County Commissioner for some ten years, County Auditor for eight years, and for a long period a member of the City Council. He was the heaviest stockholder and president of the New Albany Forge and Rolling Mill, and in the fullest sense of the term a model citizen. His wife was an aunt of Judge Walter O. Gresham, of the U. S. Courts of Indiana and Illinois and Wisconsin, and who served as both Postmaster General and Secretary of State under President Cleveland.
2728. Sarah Ann Sackett, b. Aug. 2, 1838, d. Oct. 30, 1881; m. E. R. A. Schoonover.
2729. Victoria J. Sackett, b. Feb. 17, 1840, d. Oct. 28, 1885; m. James C. Ely.
2730. Ozem Sackett, b. June, 1841, m. Martha Frances Alexander.
2731. George E. Sackett, b. Mar. 10, 1843; m. 1st, Josephine Patty.
2732. Mary Isabel Sackett, b. Oct. 11, 1844; m. Edward J. Brooks.
2733. Emily Catherine Sackett, b. June 24, 1846; unmarried 1907.
2734. Harriet Burt Sackett, b. Dec. 14, 1848; m. Frederick D. Conner.
2735. Charles Sackett, b. June 23, 1850, d. June 16, 1852.
2736. Lucy Jane Sackett, b. Sept. 14, 1852; m. James E. Robinson.
2737. Alice Cornelia Sackett, b. Dec. 1, 1853; m. Cyrus Markle Knight.
2738. Frances Madora Sackett, b. Nov. 15, 1854; m. Harry W. Vance.
2739. William Sackett, b. Apr. 7, 1856; m. Huldah Lang.
2740. Ida May Sackett, b. May, 1, 1858; unmarried in 1907.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1093. Charles Sackett, b. May 13, 1813, d. Ap. 7, 1904; m. Joyce Gresham."
  2. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), Groton births, "Sackett, Charles, s. Charles, 13 May 1813."
  3. "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899–2011" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Charles, d. New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, 7 Apr 1904, widowed, b. 13 May 1813, 90-10-25, retired contractor, b. MA, father Charles Sackett b. unk, mother unk., informant Ozem Sackett, New Albany, general debility and senility, bur. Fairview Cemetery, 9 Apr 1904."
  4. Death record.
  5. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image).
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited28 Apr 2024

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