Elijah Sackett

FatherElijah Sacket (1784-1851)
MotherCynthia Sacket (1784-1862)
Elijah Sackett, a farmer and contractor, son of Elijah Sacket and Cynthia Sacket, was born in West Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 29 January 1825.1,2 He died aged 69 in Springfield, Hampden CountyG, on 12 May 1894.3 He married at West SpringfieldG on 11 November 1846, Olive Antoinette Dunham, daughter of Samuel Dunham and Olive Cadwell.4 Olive Antoinette was born in Wilbraham, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 10 September 18292 and died aged 69 in Springfield, Hampden CountyG, on 31 January 1899.5
     In 1870 Elijah was living in SpringfieldG and was recorded in the census as Elijah Sackett, landscape gardener, aged 45, and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Olive, aged 40 and born in Massachusetts, and children, William, 19, Frank, 14, and Freddie, aged four. Also in the household was Charlie Smith, a teamster.6

Children of Elijah Sackett and Olive Antoinette Dunham

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1152. Elijah Sackett."
  2. Date of birth based on age at death.
  3. Website Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), Sackett, Elijah, Springfield, 1894, v445, p740, Death
    "1894 May 12, Elijah Sackett, married, 69-3-13, hypertrophy of prostate, cystitis, at Springfield, contractor, b. W Springfield, s. Elijah & Cynthia (Sackett), both b. Westfield."
  4. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Elijah Jr., of West Springfield, m. Olive A. Dunham, of Springfield, Nov. 11, 1846, by Rev. A. C. Washburn. [?Town] Vital Records, NB1:403."
  5. Website Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), Sackett, Olive Antoinette (Dunham), Springfield, 1899, v493, p167, Death
    "1899 Jan 31, Olive Antoinette (Dunham), widow of Elijah Sackett, 69-4-21, cancer of uterus, of Springfield, at Springfield, burial Springfield, occ. at home, b. Brimfield, d. Samuel & Olive Cadwell, parents' birthplaces unknown."
  6. 1870 Census for United States, M593_618/222/446
    Springfield Ward 4, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Sackett, Elijah, 45, landscape gardener, $6,000, $2,000, b. Mass
    Sackett, Olive A, 40, keeping house, b. Mass
    Sackett, William H, 19, works landscape gardening, b. Mass
    Sackett, Frank H, 14, at school, b. Illinois
    Sackett, Freddie E, 4, at home, b. Mass
    Smith, Charlie, 20, teamster, b. Mass.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited19 Aug 2010

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