Rebecca Marilla Hine (1834-1880) and Orphea/Orpha Sackett (1801-1885) #SimonColonist #ThomasElder

Ted Smith #55

While researching the family of Henry Eldred Sackett (1832-1868), I discovered another error in Weygant.

To briefly recap, Henry Eldred Sackett m. 10 Feb 1857 Rebecca Marilla Hine (1834-1880), and they had four children. Following Henry's death, Marilla married Frederick A. Brinsmade (1824-1907). Frederick and Marilla had Herman Hine Brinsmade.

Searching for information to fill in some blanks in Thurmon's database let me to

Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot "Apostle to the Indians" 1598-1905, which contains the following:

Pages 64-65
65. vii. Lydia6, b. Oct. 5, 1763, d. May 24, 1836.
She married Jan. 4, 1785, Daniel Sherman Brinsmade, Esq., of Washington, Conn., son of Rev. Daniel and Rhoda (Sherman) Brinsmade, of the Judea Society in Washington. He was Justice of the Peace for many years and d. Jan. 31, 1813.
. . .
3. Daniel Eliot, b. Dec. 3, 1792; d. July 18, 1865. A successful farmer of Washington, Conn. He married first, Sept. 9, 1819, Abigail, dau. of Simon and Esther (Farrand) Mitchell of Washington. She d. Apr. 20, 1835. He married second, May 3, 1836, Orpha, dau. of Benjamin Sackett of Warren. Children, by first wife:
a, Sherman Mitchell, b. Nov. 14, 1821 ; d. Dec 19, 1893.
b. Frederick Abner, b. Sept. 2, 1824; m. first, Mrs. Marilla Sackett; second, Kate Whittlesey of New York. Child, by first wife, Herman Hine, b. Sept. 17, 1876 of Menominee, Mich.

That text led me to review the information for Orpha (Orphea) Sackett. Thurmon's database contained the following information from Blanche McKay:
#1509, Orphea Sacket, his sister, the Warren vital records state that Orpha Sacket, of Warren, married Daniel E. Brimsmade, of Washington, [Conn.] on 3 May 1837. They were married by Rev. Fosdic Harrison, of Bethlehem, CT.
Weygant has Orphea (or Orpha) married Daniel E. Brinswold. In the index, it is spelled Brainswald and on page 249, it is spelled Brainswold.

So, based on census records and the Find A Grave memorial for Frederick Ausgustus (or Abner) Brinsmade, it appears that Orphea/Orpha Sackett married Daniel E. Brinsmade. Furthermore, the two children that Thurmon concluded were children of Orphea/Orpha instead are children by Daniel's first wife, Abigail Mitchell.

Links in Thurmon's database:
Orphea Sackett: ; Find A Grave Memorial
Rebecca Marilla Hine: ; Find A Grave Memorial

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