The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
• New members 547 Linda Martinez, 548 Michael Clark
• Added The Sackett Book Project.
A Sackett book is being compiled, to be published on completion as an e-book. The book will contain genealogical sketches of all known early Sacketts up to the generation that includes the grandchildren of Simon Sackett the colonist, with further generations added in subsequent editions.
The book will present the records in a logical genealogical sequence, enabling the reader to trace the history of the family through time, generation by generation.
The Sackett Book Project page lists those Sacketts so far identified for inclusion in the book, arranged in the order of the book. Names are linked to person pages, and there are "Previous | Next | Index" links on each individual's page.
See Change Log for all updates to the website.
This message is also posted, with links, on the Association blog at
Added census data for Jesse Guy Parmenter (#22791); corrected the death
date of his father (bef 7 Jun 1900, not after).
Added 1850 census data to family of George M. Scott, Aner Jane Sackett
(#10674), and Nancy Jeffers/Jeffries (#4410, wife of Cyrus Sackett Jr.).
Added burial information for Madison Lee Scott (#22660). Updated the
name of his wife and added her vitals and burial information. Updated
information for two children and added a third.
Updated information for Martin Lewis Chase (#18005), spouse of Laura B.
Added census data and updated name of James Bell Remick (#21566). Added
data for his parents, Ira E. Remick and Harriet F. Shephard.
Added death information and spouse of Charles Henry Remick (#21567).
Added census and death information for Laura Remick (#21568) and Pvt.
Roy William Remick (#21569). Added census, spouse, children, and death
information for Myrtle Agnes Remick (#21570).
Added 1860 Census to family of Daniel J. Sackett (#364).
Updated information for Edgar Daniel Sackett (#382) and his descendants
(based on data from Thurmon King).
Updated information for Laura Mae Baldwin (#15987), based on material
sent by the late Mary Lou Sackett to Thurmon King. Also added Laura’s
parents and census data.
Added information to Joseph Bonard (#27203), from Thurmon King.
Added death, marriage, and burial information for Jay E. “Jerry” Sackett
(#27195) and his wife, Candace A.J. Gadd. Added her parents. Updated
information on three of their children and their descendants.
Updated records for Nellie Mae Bonard (#27356) and Betty Jane Bonard
(#27355) and their spouses.
Added obituary, photo, parents, and census data for Rear Admiral Vilhelm
Klein Busck (#40714).
Added death and burial information for Heningham Anne Duell (#40710).
Added second spouse and children to Charles Halliwell Duell (#23146).
Added child to Royal Orange Burrell (#306) and Mary Emily Abbey.
Added death and burial information for Stanley M. Sackett (#40831);
added his obituary; added his spouse. Added burial location for Fannie
Updated information for Charles Sackett (#41441) and Herbert Sackett
(#63896), sons of William Harvey Sackett (#11647), adding spouses and
Updated records of Lydia Jane Sackett (#252), Howard Lincoln Ackley
(#253) and his parents, Howard Rexford Ackley (#254), Robert Sackett
Ackley (#255), Grace Lucille Ackley (#256), and Kathleen M. Ackley (#257).
Updated information on Zada Mary Corsant (#27508), adding her parents
and some census data, in collaboration with Thurmon King.
Added parents of brothers Thomas George Kier (#27227) and Duncan B. Kier
(#27204), who both married daughters of James Noble Sackett (#27185) and
Ursula Makepeace. Updated and added information about their descendants.
Added burial information for Edson Sylvester Sackett (#11249). Updated
records for his wife and children. Added the spouse and in-laws for
Wilbur Edson Sackett (#19313).
Added parents of Coleman Cornish (#20768), plus related census data.
Added death dates for Joyce Ann Allen (# 9685) and Ernest Lee Allen
(#9681), based on information from Linda Howorth.
Updated record for Edwin Ross Cornish (#20769); added spouse, children
(nine in all), and descendants.
Added death and burial information for Cora Frances Sackett (#22966),
wife of Mark R. Hodson. Added information for their children (Ray W.,
Glenn G, & Clyde Brue) and children’s relatives. I expect to add
information on other children and their descendants during November.
Added burial information for Vera Maxine Harvey (#41766).
Category As of Sept 30, 2016 As of Oct 31, 2016 Net Change
Total Individuals 44,098 44,389 +291
Total Families 16,238 16,385 +147
Total Living Individuals 8,344 8,442 +98
Total Unique Surnames 6,630 6,687 +57
Thomas the Elder and descendants 16,791
Simon Sackett the Colonist and descendants 15,547
John the Colonist and descendants 2,909
Josiah Crego Sackett and descendants 68 No Change
Descendants of Richard Sackett and Hannah Porter 149
Descendants of Thomas Sackett (b. 1718) 676 No Change
Descendants of Aner Jane Sackett 199 203 +4
This message would have been posted last month, but the Rootsweb mail
list outage persisted.
Corrected the name of Besse Elizabeth Sackett (was Dessie E. Sackett)
(#35158). Thanks to Alvin Oglesby. Added her spouse, family,
descendants, and other information.
Added census records and a second daughter to the family of Asa F.
Sackett (#35156) and Mary Ann Ribin.
Corrected the names of Jessie Annabel Sackett (#29573) and her husband,
William Ira Radefeld; thanks to Alvin Oglesby. Corrected Jessie's death
location. Added names of William's parents.
Added census data and five children to James C. Bush and Hanna Sackett
Added obit and burial information to Billy Ray Sackett (#38376).
Added birth, death, and parents to George Raymond Gressley (#38390),
husband of Etta May Sacket (#38389).
Added birth, death, parents, son, and grandson to Leland Eldon Beecher
Added death and burial information to Julius Caesar Abel (#2841); added
second wife, additional children, and many descendants. Added an article
that describes a letter by his son-in-law, Grosvenor Reed, about early
Grand Rapids, Michigan, which describes Julius as the first lawyer in
Added another wife to Enoch Nieukirk (#31553).
Added burial site to Charles Adams Sackett (#1791) and Austen Townsend
Sackett (#1795). Added census data to the family. (Data provided by
Added spouse and son to Austen Townsend Sackett (#1795).
Added surname to Mary Powell, mother of Charles Albert Means (#5085).
Added census records for her family. Removed the 1900 death date for
Quincy Edward Means (#5088) and corrected the spelling of his wife's
name (May Anna) based on WWI draft registration. Added census records,
and added two children for Quincy.
Added significant amounts of information for Stanley Sherman Sackett
(#11779), his spouses and descendants. (Data provided by Thurmon King).
Added photos and a related document for Edward Curtis Sackett (#3580)
and his family (contributed by Patty Stahnke).
Added documentation for Leo Laverne “Dub” Updike (#22806).
Desription As of Aug 31, 2016 As of
Sep 30, 2016 Net Change
Total Individuals 43,992 44,098 +106
Total Families 16,190 16,238 +48
Total Living Individuals 8,318 8,344 +26
Total Unique Surnames 6,610 6,630 +20
Thomas the Elder and descendants 16,747
Simon Sackett the Colonist and descendants 15,500
John the Colonist and descendants 2,935
Josiah Crego Sackett and descendants 68 No Change
Descendants of Richard Sackett and Hannah Porter 149 No Change
Descendants of Thomas Sackett (b. 1718) 676 No Change
Descendants of Aner Jane Sackett 199 No Change
Hello Sackett Searchers,
While going through my genealogical notebooks and large number of
envelopes, I ran across some more information concerning one of the
Mystery Sacketts listed at:
Sacket, Peter, grantee of Fairfax i, 166(2) [Franklin Co.]
Others listed in Fairfax:
Sacket, Jasper, grantee of Fairfax, ii 166(2) [Franklin Co.]
Sacket, Jasper, Jr. " " " 166 (2) [Franklin Co.]
Sacket, John, grantee of Fairfax, ii, 166 (2) 168, [Franklin Co.]
Sacket, Joseph, grantee of Fairfax, ii, 166 (2) 172 (2) [Franklin Co.]
First was a handwritten note and scanned notes and it goes on from there:
From: Larry Lang
To: Mrs. Landry
Going thru Conn. State Historical Commission Records
Peter Sackett - Newgate prisoner
Connecticut Archives Newgate Document Index...15
bcef: Peter Sackett...Newgate prisoner, testimony on escape of
404: Peter Sackett...Newgate prisoner, testimony on escape of prisoners,
1781. (Testimony noted also in #408 above----also there is some
questions as to repetition of this document #404---see Samuel Lilley
petition #404 above.)
Description and history
State records indicate that copper was discovered at this site on the
west side of Talcott Mountain, then part of Simsbury, in 1705. A mine
was in operation in 1707, created by digging a vertical shaft and
tunneling horizontally, with additional vertical shafts dug for
ventilation. The mine operated until 1745. About half of the extant
tunnels can be seen.
The Colony of Connecticut then converted the tunnel network into a
prison, naming it after London's Newgate Prison. The first prisoner
for whom the state has surviving documentation, John Hinson, was
committed for burglary in 1773, and escaped in 1774. During the
American Revolutionary War, the prison was used to house Loyalists who
fought against independence, as well as British prisoners of war. During
this time the holding areas in the mines became known as "Hell", and the
prisoners were employed as miners (although this turned out to be
N E W G A T E P R I S O N . 17
mines "a state prison for the reception of British prisoners
of war, and for the purpose of retaliation ;" and asked from
the Governor of this state a pkm and estimates of expense.
Governor Trumbull laid the matter before the General
Assembly, who assented to the proposition, and requested
him to furnish for Congress the plan and estimates required.
What these were, do not appear, but the subject was drop-
ped, probably for the reason that soon after this time a ter-
mination of the war was anticipated.
Mention has already been made of the confinement of
tories in this prison. No person of this description was
imprisoned here until 1780, when an Act was passed author-
ising' the superior court to sentence to confinement in New-
gate, such persons as should be convicted of certain specified
crimes against the g'overnnient not amounting to treason,
but which consisted of certain overt acts deemed prejudicial
to the cause of independenee. Courts Mai tial too, exercised
the power of sentencing to this prison persons found guilty
of similar ollenses. The whole number of persons, called
tories, imprisoned, did not, it is believed, exceed forty. At
one time there were upwards of twenty in the prison, all of
whom, as before stated, escaped on the 18th of May 1781.
Among them were persons of some note and distinction.
The leader of this rebellion was a Captain Peter Sackett,
who had rendered himself notorious, as well as extremely
obnoxious, by his adherence to the cause of the British
[Available in various formats]
Full text of:
"A history of Newgate of Connecticut, at Simsbury, Now East Granby: Its
Insurrections and Massacres, the Imprisonment of the Tories in the
Revolution, and the Working of its Mines. Also, Some Account of the
State Prison, at Wethersfield"
By Richard H Phelps; Albany, N. Y.; J. Munsell, 78 State Street; 1860
Newgate of Gonnecticut 46
The following is from the original now in the
possession of the author :
"Mr. Viets: If you have any meet cooked, you
"will much oblidge me by sending me a dinner,
"for I suffer for want.
" Peter Sackett."
Newgate of Gonnecticut 47
This man was one of the thirty who were en-
gaged in a bloody contest with the guard, and he
made his escape at that time. The imprisoned
Tories were not without sympathisers, and spiritual
comforters. The Rev'd Roger Viets, an Episcopal
clergyman, occasionally expounded the gospel
to them, and taught them the gospel precept.
Honor the King. His reverence was a noted good
liver among the people, and besides what was
given to him in donations, he received annually
40 pounds from the established Church of Eng-
land. American liberty becoming at length so
popular, and treason so opprobrious, he finally
took sudden leave, and emigrated to the British
dominions of Nova Scotia, where his descendants
now reside in respectable circumstances.
Biographical Sketches of American Loyalists: with an historical essay, Vol 2
by Sabine, Lorenzo, 1803-1877; Published: 1884
Publisher Boston : Little, Brown and Company
Page 252 Sackett. -- Saltonstall.
Sackett, _____, Of Vermont. Convicted of treason, for joining the armies
of Great Britian, and estate confiscated. A suit, arising out of the Act
of Confiscation, was determined in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Any help with trying to find a connection for Peter Sackett will be
This message originally was sent on 30 August 2016 but was not
distributed due to a widespread outage on the Rootsweb mail lists.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Significant changes to Sackett-tree.org database for August 2016
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:12:24 -0700
From: Ted Smith <tcsmith(a)surewest.net>
To: Sackett Family Mailing List <sackett(a)rootsweb.com>
Significant changes to Sackett-tree.org database for August 2016
Added a photo of Augusta McDonald (#14696); added census data.
Added photos of Vernor Martin Sackett (#1011) and Sheldon F. Sackett
Added birth and death information for Edna Katherine Morgan (#41226),
wife of Forrie Charles Sackett (#41218), who is the son of Edward H.
Sackett (#13417). Added Edna’s second husband, Evander John Deuvee
(1894-1974). A 1938 WW I veteran’s claim indicates that Forrie was
living in Pennsylvania while Edna was living in Riverside, California.
That claim also identified three minor children: Myrna, Daniel, and
Esther. A fourth child, Edward Franklin, born 1928, died in Ohio in
1928. In 1930, Edna and Forrie are boarders in in Cleveland, with no
children listed. But by 1940 Edna and children cannot be found, at least
not in the same household. A search of 1940 census records appears to
show the children living in separate homes as boarders; at least that is
my theory. It seems confirmed because a Social Security application for
Daniel Arthur Sackett, son of Fory C Sackett and Tina C Morgan indicates
that Daniel was b. 8 Feb 1930 (sic), which matches the date of a Daniel
Sackett, age 9 in 1940, and an Ohio birth record for a Daniel A Sackett
b. 8 Feb 1932. Daniel’s obituary has been added and agrees with the 1932
birth date. Added Daniel’s wife and four children. In 1947 and 1950, all
three of Forrie’s children are attending Roseville High School in
Roseville, Placer County, California.
Added census data for the family of William Webster Sackett (#20779).
Added census data for the family of Cassius Morrell Sackett (#20793).
Added spouse and descendants for Meta Maude Sackett (#20795).
Added spouse and death information for Lulu May Sackett (#20798).
Added spouse and family for Victor G. Sackett (#20802).
Added parents, census, and death information for John R. Hussey
(#40979), second spouse of T. Zona Quinn (#40912), daughter of Alexander
Added census and death information to Missouri May Steed (#7317); added
information about her husband, Clarence Bryant (#7318), and added children.
Added death information for Letitia Jane Steed (#7320) and Duncan
McDonald Anderson (#19233).
Added data and spouse for Richard T. Hoard (#22717).
Added census data and children to the family of Enoch Limpus ($4108) and
Sarah Sackett (#4088), and James Watts (#4207) and Sarah Sackett
(#4088). These data were contributed by Shannon Michael.
Added parents of Sarah L. Adams (37906), wife of Jefferson Conner (#37705).
Added spouse and descendants to Cora Frances Sackett (#22956). Much of
these data were researched by Thurmon King.
Corrected birth location for William Earl Sackett (#11900) and added
additional events for him and his immediate family.
Added scans of an 1840 letter from Judge Garry Van Sackett to Millard
Fillmore, provided by Mike Basile.
Added burial locations and related information for the family of Solomon
Sackett (#7887) and Melissa Fargo (#7888), and their sons, provided by
Thurmon King. Added image of Solomon. Added census and burial
information about the sons’ wives, parents, and children.
Updated birth and death information for Azariah Sackett (#5700). Added
Added census data for Socrates Sacket (#5809) and his family. Added and
corrected death dates for several family members. Added census data,
death and birth information, and parents for Permelia Jane Keesler
(#5815), wife of Lewis L. Sackett (#5814).
Updated birth date of Mary Emily Abbey (#307), wife of Royal Orange
Burrell. Added Mary’s parents.
Added death information for Lillian Margaret Morley (#39847).
Added first wife of Donald Morely Burrell (#39848) and her parents.
Added death date for Donald. Added spouse and children of of Marylyn
Corrected the spelling of the surname of Asahel Abel/Abell (#19636);
added burial locations and updated birth information and death
information for the following children: Orison, Henry, Mark, and Luke.
Corrected spelling of Mercy Carter, Asahel’s wife. Added another spouse
to Mark Abell.
Added death and burial data to James A. Pease (#19649) and Aseneth Abell
(#19648). Added family, descendants and other data to their sons.
Item As of July 31,
2016 As of Aug 31, 2016 Net Change
Total Individuals 43,785 43,992 +207
Total Families 16,096 16,190 +94
Total Living Individuals 8,256 8,318 +62
Total Unique Surnames 6,578 6,610 +32
Thomas the Elder and descendants 16,733 16,747 +14
Simon Sackett the Colonist and descendants 15,489
John the Colonist and descendants 2,927 2,935
Josiah Crego Sackett and descendants 68
Descendants of Richard Sackett and Hannah Porter 149
Descendants of Thomas Sackett (b. 1718) 628
Descendants of Aner Jane Sackett 198 199
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