Significant changes to Sackett-tree.org database for May 2016
Bertha Viola Sackett (#8674): Added death information; corrected
spelling of spouse’s surname (Calaway). Added burial data for both,
children, spouses of children, and parent data for all in this family.
John Sackett Sherman (#65470): Added death and burial information;
updated name and birthdate. Corrected spouse’s maiden name (Harriet
Adelaide Purdy); updated her birthplace; added her death and burial
information, her parents (James & Betsey Purdy), and her first husband
(John Henry Stecker). Added children of John Stecker and Harriet.
Sarah Sherman (#65648), John Sackett Sherman’s sister: Added death and
burial information; updated birth information; added spouse (Thomas
Cook) and children, their spouses & children, etc.; added parents of
Thomas Cook. Interestingly, one son of Thomas and Sarah (Ozro C.)
appears to have married Mary Haley, a cousin once removed, the daughter
of James Haley and Angelina Cordelia Sherman (#36116). Richard Sherman
(#25388) and Elvira Cross (#36107) would be their nearest common ancestors.
Added census records, marriage, and spouse details to Grace Sackett
Added birth, census, and death details to Doris Jean Cranmer (#21738)
and her parents.
Added birth, census, marriage, and voter records to Isaac Newton Cooper
Sr. (#24042) and his wife, Eugenia Woodward (#24043).
Added spouse and children to Zella Katherine Dunlop (#24027).
Added death information to Adelbert Darwin Sackett (#8667). Added birth
location, spouse, children, etc. to his daughter, Julia.
Added the 1850, 1860, and 1870 Censuses to James William Major and Mary
Ann Sackett (#4473) and their children.
Added data to Alexander Quinn and Amanda Ellen Major (#9717) and their
children. Four of their six children died young. Also updated the
children of Alexander Quinn and Permelia Ann Major (#9715).
Added spouse, children, and other descendants to Adda “Addie” Quinn
(#10175), as well as updating and adding to her data.
Added details to Ralph Emerson Sackett, Sr. (#9847) and his family,
including the addition of two sisters.
Corrected burial location for Dolly Sackett (#1238) and husband Rev.
Jesse Viets; added a bio for Jesse; added birth, death, and burial
information to Jesse’s parents. Regarding the children of Dolly and Jesse:
1. Added burial information to Jesse Viets.
2. Added a bio, spouse, nine children, and census data to son Rev.
Rodney Viets (#30342).
3. Added a spouse and five children to Rollin Viets (#30343).
4. Added a spouse and three children to Dolly Ann Viets (#30344).
5. Added a spouse and five children to Mary Ann Viets (#30346).
6. Added a spouse and six children to Rose Ann Viets (#30345).
Added a daughter to Seymour George Hunt (#36701) and his wife, Betsey
Cordeila Clark. Also added the daughter’s spouse and his parents.
Corrected spelling of Forrest Oakland Misener (#40935).
Validated all database locations in Ashtabula County, Ohio, adding
missing cemeteries to the cemetery roster.
Added death dates for the parents of Edytha /Ely/ (#64002).
Corrected name, birth location, and added burial information for Edward
H. Sackett (#13417) and his wife.
Added census records to family of Judson Canfield (#25272) and family;
added birth locations to children.
Added death record for Della M. Joyce (#793).
Added spouse to Francis Irene Fish (#14286).
Added four children to family of Clarence Lee Fish (#14275) based on
census records. Corrected birth location and added birth information to
wife. Corrected death date of child (Roberta Jean Fish, #14288). Added
numerous descendants of Clarence.
Corrected burial location for Elva A. Laugherty (#18369). Added birth,
death, and burial information for her parents. Corrected birth & death
information for her husband, Edward M. Sackett (#18334). Added three
children, spouses, and spousal parents.
Corrected birth and death dates for Henry Sackett (#15504) and his wife.
Added two children to Robert Chesney Sackett (#18332) and his wife.
Added burial location for Edward Sackett [was Sacket] (#1242). His
headstone has two Ts. Added birth, death, and burial information for his
spouse, and added her parents and their data.
Added burial location for Benjamin Franklin Sackett (#1244) and his wife.
Corrected the name of Jennie C. Sackett (#1247) to Virginia Caroline
“Jennie” Sackett based on added marriage record.
Added birth information to Joel Walter McKinney, husband of Mary Eva
Peers (#1259); added children, etc.
Added a child to Sarah Sacket (#4088) and Enoch Limpus.
Added children and census data to the family of Edward H. Sackett (#13417).
Selected Statistics as of May 31, 2016:
Total Individuals: 43,340
Total Families: 15,912
Total Living Individuals: 8,214
Total Unique Surnames: 6,525
Thomas the Elder and descendants: 16,591
Simon Sackett the Colonist and descendants: 15,348
John the Colonist and descendants: 2,927
Josiah Crego Sackett and descendants: 68
I was sent this email telling me I have a message and to go to a link. When I try to open the link I am told it contains a virus and not to open. Just wanted to make you aware. Thank you.
On Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:28 AM, skroehl via <sackett(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
You have a new message, please read <http://erdallarteknik.com/release.php?sz54>
The Sackett Family Association website is at http://www.sackettfamily.info/.
To contact the Sackett List Admin, send a message to SACKETT-admin(a)rootsweb.com.
See list information and search the archives at http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/surname/s/sackett.html
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Does she know about the newspaper transcriptions we did a few years ago? The Sackett name occurred frequently in Virginia papers, especially in Lynchburg, and all those transcriptions are on our site. As I recall, many of the stories involved horse shows.
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> On May 29, 2016, at 9:21 PM, Ted Smith via <sackett(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
> Today I received the following message from Rebecca Hoffman who is
> researching Charles H. Sackett (#1250; see
> http://sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I1250&tree=1 ). I have
> suggested that she subscribe to this mail list, which she has decided to
> do. I have encouraged her to share more of what she has found, as well
> as questions that she would like answers to. I think she has decided to
> -- Ted
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Sackett Family
> Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 18:50:19 -0400
> From: Rebecca Hoffman <rhoffman1792(a)gmail.com>
> To: tcsmith(a)surewest.net
> Hello Mr. Smith, my name is Rebecca Hoffman and I am a Public History
> Major at James Madison University. I am in the process of doing some
> research on the Lynchburg Sackett's for a living history program I will
> be doing this summer.
> There was a Jennie C. Sackett born to Benjamin and Evalina in Lynchburg
> in the 1838 and she would later go on to marry a George T. Peers of
> Appomattox Court House and their home and their little family of three
> children and one slave would witness the end of the Civil War....some of
> the final fighting happened in their front yard and General Joshua
> Chamberlain (the same of Gettysburg fame) even dined in their home on
> April 11th, 1865.
> So for my talk I am trying to talk about Jennie's brother Charles who
> served in the war and there is a bit of a mystery with his records,
> mainly trying to understand how he wound up in a company out of TN in
> 1864 when he was also a Lynchburg boy.
> I've tried to contact the two people on the site listed as being Charles
> H. Sackett's descendants but neither of them have replied to me. I was
> hoping you may have some means of sending out a mass message to the
> people of your association and see if anyone else may know something
> about their line. A real treat would be to find a photo of Jennie,
> because as of right now we have no known records of photos of her-simply
> of her husband because he was the clerk of the court for many years.
> If you could help me or know where I need to go, that would be amazing.
> Thank you, Rebecca.
> The Sackett Family Association website is at http://www.sackettfamily.info/.
> To contact the Sackett List Admin, send a message to SACKETT-admin(a)rootsweb.com.
> See list information and search the archives at http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/surname/s/sackett.html
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Today I received the following message from Rebecca Hoffman who is
researching Charles H. Sackett (#1250; see
http://sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I1250&tree=1 ). I have
suggested that she subscribe to this mail list, which she has decided to
do. I have encouraged her to share more of what she has found, as well
as questions that she would like answers to. I think she has decided to
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Sackett Family
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 18:50:19 -0400
From: Rebecca Hoffman <rhoffman1792(a)gmail.com>
Hello Mr. Smith, my name is Rebecca Hoffman and I am a Public History
Major at James Madison University. I am in the process of doing some
research on the Lynchburg Sackett's for a living history program I will
be doing this summer.
There was a Jennie C. Sackett born to Benjamin and Evalina in Lynchburg
in the 1838 and she would later go on to marry a George T. Peers of
Appomattox Court House and their home and their little family of three
children and one slave would witness the end of the Civil War....some of
the final fighting happened in their front yard and General Joshua
Chamberlain (the same of Gettysburg fame) even dined in their home on
April 11th, 1865.
So for my talk I am trying to talk about Jennie's brother Charles who
served in the war and there is a bit of a mystery with his records,
mainly trying to understand how he wound up in a company out of TN in
1864 when he was also a Lynchburg boy.
I've tried to contact the two people on the site listed as being Charles
H. Sackett's descendants but neither of them have replied to me. I was
hoping you may have some means of sending out a mass message to the
people of your association and see if anyone else may know something
about their line. A real treat would be to find a photo of Jennie,
because as of right now we have no known records of photos of her-simply
of her husband because he was the clerk of the court for many years.
If you could help me or know where I need to go, that would be amazing.
Thank you, Rebecca.
Today I received a note from Lynn Toscano regarding Samuel S. Chapman
who married Mary Johnson Sackett (#1806). The note reported that Samuel
live long after Weygant's reported 1890 death date. It appears that
after Mary died in 1869, he remarried and had another family, dying in
Gonzales, Texas in 1902. His FAG memorial appears at
While checking the files, I found that it appears that nobody has
researched this family; the only information in the two databases comes
from Weygant. I did a quick check on Ancestry that led to two of Samuel
and Mary's children being found in a home in Tacoma, Washington, where
both later died. I quickly spotted a series of census records in
Minnesota that have John and Hattie De Leo and their family. I suspect
that with all of the databases now available at Family Search, Ancestry,
and elsewhere, this could be a quick win for someone who wants to fill
in gaps in our databases. Feel free to post whatever you find here.
You can access the information we have from Wygant plus a few other data
facts at http://sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I1807&tree=1#cite1
I wonder how many more lines from Weygant have yet to be researched by
anyone . . .
Hello, Sackett researchers.
We need some volunteers who might be interested in serving on the TSFA
Committee. The work tends to be a light but may include serving as an
officer, managing an election, and recruiting new members for the
committee. The committee provides guidance regarding issues that rarely
arise for the mail list and web sites, as well as deciding where to hold
periodic gatherings. Committee terms typically are three years long,
with officer terms of one year.
If you might be interested, please send a message to me ( Ted Smith, at
tcsmith(a)surewest.net ) and I will forward them on to the other members
of the Nominating Committee.
A couple of days ago, I received the following comment from Michelle
Roetheli on Sackett-tree.org:
"HI! I've been tracking down the ancestry for a relative for several
years, and you have her on here! She is a descendant of Mary Sackett
(1742-1817), her name is Angeline Cordelia (1853-1933). What I'm looking
for is documentation to prove her parentage. Does someone here have
that? Her death certificate lists William Sherman and no mother; I can
find nothing that says Andrew Sherman is her father except people's
trees, with no sources. Would love to find some evidence to back up the
claim that Andrew is his father!"
Turning to the database, the person in question is identified as
Angelina Cordelia Sherman (
http://sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I36116&tree=1 ), with
Andrew and Elizabeth [Rich] Sherman identified as adopted parents. As
noted in Thurmon's notes on the 1860 census, Angeline "Austin" was
living with Noah and Angeline [Sherman] Austin in the 1860 census, while
Caroline and Jacob [surname looks like Varp but is unclear] were living
with the Andrew and Elizabeth [Rich] Sherman next door. By 1870,
Angeline, Jacob, and Elmyra Crop (or Cross) are living with Henry and
Carrie Sherman. So there clearly were clues that Angeline might not have
been a Sherman at birth (Elizabeth Rich would only have been about 14
years old when Angeline was born]. Thus, Thurmon flagged her as adopted.
I searched Ancestry.com and found someone had connected Andrew Sherman
and Lucinda Smith as Angeline's parents. A further search found a record
of an Andrew Sherman marrying Lucinda Cross on 9 Nov 1851 in Mason
County, Illinois. However, the record was so limited that I could not be
certain whether this Andrew Sherman was the same one as who married
Elizabeth Rich. Giving up for a bit, I shifted to researching Andrew's
sister, Sarah Sherman. Some researchers suggested that she married
Thomas Cook. The 1910 census for Thomas and Sarah Cook confirmed the
marriage as Angeline [Sherman] Austin was listed in the home as Thomas's
sister-in-law. Next, exploring their children, it appeared that Ozro C.
Cook married one Mary E. Haley, whose parents were identified as James
Haley and Mina Sherman on Mary's marriage record. Eventually, I
concluded that Mina was Angelina Cordelia Sherman. In addition, a 1920
census record for James and Angelina Haley found brother-in-law Jacob
Cross living with them. Thurmon next found Jacob's birth and death
records indicating that his parents were Benjamin Cross and Lucinda
Smith, then he found the 1850 census showing Benjamin, Lucinda,
Caroline, and Jacob Cross living in Springfield, Illinois. So, It now
appears that Andrew Sherman married Lucinda Smith Cross in 1851,
probably after the death of Benjamin Cross, and that Andrew and Lucinda
are the parents of Angeline Cordelia Sherman, b. 1853. Jacob and
Caroline/Elmyra Cross are Angeline Cordelia Sherman's half-siblings. In
my experience, it was not all that unusual for a widowed parent to farm
children out to relatives, then to remarry and not take those children
back, especially if several years passed before remarrying or if the new
spouse was only a few years older than the first set of children. This
appears to be what happened to Angeline Cordelia and her two Cross
half-siblings. The evidence is circumstantial, but the pieces fit
reasonably well. This example shows the benefit of careful collaborative
research. Maybe someday someone will locate a confirming birth record
for Angeline Cordelia. -- Ted Smith
The list below summarizes significant changes and additions to the
Sacketttree.org database for April 2016.
Updated Winfield Scott Sackett #24698 birth and death dates
Added children and grandchildren to family of Herbert L. Sackett (#9085)
and Wilhemine Rueckert
Added documentation, events, and descendants to family of David Crego
Jr. and Anna H. Sackett (#19894), and David’s first wife, Sarah Briggs.
Added documentation and events to Granville A. Sackett (#6096); Clarence
Daniel Sackett (#6110); Clarence’s first wife, Gertrude and her parents;
Clarence’s second wife, Emeline; Clarence and Gertrude’s son, Adam
Tredwell Sackett (#6100); Adam’s wife, Sarah. Birth and death dates for
Adam were corrected. Updated names, birth, death, christening, and other
events and related information for the children of Adam Tredwell Sackett.
Added documentation and updated birth and death locations for Benjamin
Moore (1791-1832; #29668), his sister, Jane Moore (1788-1842; #6472),
and her husband, Henry Major. Also added Henry and Jane’s seven children
and their related events to the database. Interestingly, it appears that
six of the seven children never married; the location and status of the
seventh is unknown.
Added death information for John Custer Bolton (1927-2009; #4484).
Added birth, death, and marriage information for Sampson Warren (#29892)
and Huldah Lord (#6741)
Added census records, birth, and death dates for family of Alanson
(#14969) and Sophia Jones. Added spouses and children to three of their
Major additions to Holland Sackett Duell and family, including an
additional spouse, death dates, census records, photos, and many
Added marriage record of John Seaman Sackett (#8905) and Stella L.
McKane, correcting her misspelled surname; also, added her parents.
Added 1860 & 1870 census data to extended family.
Added numerous events and passport photo to Marguerite “Greta” Sackett
(#8906; 1878-1961), who never married.
Added death date and burial location for Kirtland (Kirkland) Sackett
(Sacket) (#2493) and his wife, Nancy Henry (Henery) (#2494); added
census data for the family; added two more of their children, and added
details and children to son George Kirtland Sackett and his wife,
Roxalena (Lena) Bass. Added granddaughter (daughter of Hattie Sackett
and John J. Koster).
Updated records for former First Lady, Nancy Reagan (#37744), her
parents, and step-father.
Added death information to Joan Elizabeth Sackett (#19344).