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Sackett Family Association website updated #Website

 

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
  • New members
  • New & revised genealogical sketches
    • Samuel Vernon Sackett (1911–1995), of Bismarck, Missouri, son of Ralph Hendricks Sackett and Virginia Wheat. Includes obituary.
    • Ralph Eugene Sackett (1937–2021), teacher and later banker, of Bloomington and Champaign, Illinois, son of Samuel Vernon Sackett and Tilda Mae Keen. Includes obituary.

See Change Log for all updates to the website.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster


Significant Changes to Sackett-tree.org for September 2021 #Website

Ted Smith #55
 

Significant Changes for September 2021

  1. Added more descendants of  Patience Moore (1722-1781; #7204).
  2. Updated information for Eliza Bayard Ruggles (1797-1848; #26495), adding her child.
  3. Updated information for Frances Mary Ruggles (1802-1874; #26496), adding children and descendants.
  4. Added the children of Elizabeth Moore (b. 1720; #7202).
  5. Added the children of Sarah Blackwell (c1781-1827; #44200) and Capt. Stephen Field (#44201); linked Capt. Field to his parents, Stephen Field and Hellena Whitehead (c1729-1798; #24505).
  6. Updated information for Nathaniel Moore (1728-1781; #7210), adding his children.
  7. Updated information for Phebe Moore (b. 1730; #7212), adding her descendants.
  8. Updated information for Anne / Anna Sackett (1681-1757; #6451), and her descendants.
  9. Completed verification and geocoding of locations in Montana and Oklahoma.
  10. Updated information for Elwood Olam Wright (1856-1932; #24525) and his daughter, Anna.
  11. Updated information for Dr. Sherman J. Koon (1835-1893; #20877), adding descendants.

Database Counts

Total Individuals   
As of Sept. 30, 2021    69,132
As of Aug. 31, 2021    68,505
   Net Change this month:    627
    
Total Families   
As of Sept. 30, 2021    27,534
As of Aug. 31, 2021    27,285
   Net Change this month:    249
    
Total Living Individuals   
As of Sept. 30, 2021    16,323
As of Aug. 31, 2021    16,258
   Net Change this month:    65
    
Total Unique Surnames   
As of Sept. 30, 2021    10,502
As of Aug. 31, 2021    10,428
   Net Change this month:    74
    
Total reported locations in the database    16,478
Locations added this month:    79
Verified and geocoded this month:    247
Locations that remain to be verified and geocoded:    3,371
    
Thomas the Elder and descendants   
As of Sept. 30, 2021    23,136
As of Aug. 31, 2021    22,821
   Net Change this month:    315
    
Simon Sackett the Colonist and descendants   
As of Sept. 30, 2021    21,751
As of Aug. 31, 2021    21,436
   Net Change this month:    315
    
Descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett and Margery Sleade   
As of Sept. 30, 2021     3,036
As of Aug. 31, 2021     3,028
   Net Change this month:     8
    
Descendants of Ira Howe and Elizabeth Sackett   
As of Sept. 30, 2021    34
As of Aug. 31, 2021    39
   Net Change this month:    5

No changes to counts in other tracked lines.


Hoyle Barr USMC

 

Forwarding the following kind offer from Marc Matzer regarding Hoyle Barr. Anyone interested please contact Marc direct. He is not a member of this List.

Hoyle Barr, https://sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I32683&tree=1 , was married to Madie Sackett, daughter of Rear Admiral Earl LeRoy Sackett.

Chris Sackett

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Hoyle Barr USMC
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:42:40 +0000 (UTC)
From: Marc Matzer <fiat124@...>
Reply-To: Marc Matzer <fiat124@...>
To: chris@... <chris@...>

Hello Chris,

My father used to recieve Christmas cards in the mail from Hoyle Barr. They both served together in World War ll together.They both have since passed.I have the units War Diaries ,which has the time when Hoyle was shot down and managed to bail out with seconds to spare.My fathers was a radio gunner in an SBD dive bomber in MAG 32. I would love to forward some of the info I have including many photographs to any family members who are interested.

Regards,
Marc Matzer
(Son of SSGT A.W. Matzer)


Significant Changes to Sackett-tree.org for August 2021 #Website

Ted Smith #55
 

Significant Changes for August 2021

  1. Added more descendants of  Patience Moore (1722-1781; #7204). Note: Most of the additions this month are descendants of this daughter of Joseph Moore and Sarah Sackett, and these additions from the Moore genealogy are not yet complete)
  2. Added a son and descendants of Catherine Lawrence (#7189) and Elbert Luyster.
  3. Added children and descendants of Anna Lawrence (1749-1833; #7137) and Samuel Riker.
  4. Updated information for John T. Lawrence (1780-1823) and family.

Updated Database Counts

Total Individuals   
As of Aug 31, 2021    68,505
As of Jul 31, 2021    67,731
   Net Change this month:    774

Total Families   
As of Aug 31, 2021    27,285
As of Jul 31, 2021    27,016
   Net Change this month:    269

Total Living Individuals   
As of Aug 31, 2021    16,258
As of Jul 31, 2021    16,219
   Net Change this month:    39

Total Unique Surnames   
As of Aug 31, 2021    10,428
As of Jul 31, 2021    10,354
   Net Change this month:    74

Total reported locations in the database    16,399
Locations added this month:    88
Verified and geocoded this month:    142
Locations that remain to be verified and geocoded:    3,539

Thomas the Elder and descendants   
As of Aug 31, 2021    22,821
As of Jul 31, 2021    22,424
   Net Change this month:    397

Simon Sackett the Colonist and descendants   
As of Aug 31, 2021    21,436
As of Jul 31, 2021    21,039
   Net Change this month:    397

No additions to other tracked lines.


Sackett Family Association website updated #Website

 

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:

See Change Log for all updates to the website.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster


Re: Excerpt from Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants #ThomasElder #SimonColonist

Ted Smith #55
 

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 10:09 PM, Ted Smith #55 wrote:

Excerpt from Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants, James W. Moore, published 1903. This publication is available in several formats from https://archive.org/details/revjohnmooreofne00moor

TCS Note: I have shown footnotes from the text in brackets where their flag is positioned. The excerpt makes for interesting reading, not just because it mentions Sacketts, but also for what it reveals about church and community governance.Newtown today is the Elmhurst neighborhood in Queens Borough, New York City. Jamaica also is today a neighborhood in Queens Borough. The Sacketts mentioned are descendants of Thomas the Elder and Simon the Colonist. . . .

Here is another excerpt from the Rev. John Moore genealogy, pp. 54 & 75-76. Note that the work uses aet. (Latin aetatis = age; aged) throughout and, when someone has multiple wives, uses a line of asterisks ( * * * * * * ) to separate the children of each. The list of children here includes a few additional dates, such as the death date of Jemima Moore, that are not available in Weygant. The work also uses superscript numbers not only for descendants of Rev. John Moore but also for one of the ancestral lines of many spouses.

p. 54:

Capt. Samuel Moore2 and Elizabeth Reed had

. . .

37. Joseph3, b. Dec. 11, 1679, Newtown, L. I., m. 1705±, 1. Elizabeth Sackett4 (Joseph3, Simon2, Simon1), b. 1683±, d. Sept. 1716; 1717, 2. Sarah Sackett4 (Joseph3, Simon2, Simon1), b. 1689, d. Sept. 25, 1760, aet. 71; he d. suddenly July 10, 1756, aet. 77 (will). [335]  [TCS Note: Joseph is the second child listed.]

. . .

pp. 75-76:

37. Joseph Moore3 (Capt. Samuel2, Rev. John1) and Elizabeth Sackett4 (Joseph3, Simon2, Simon1) and Sarah Sackett4 (Joseph3, Simon2, Simon1).

Joseph Moore3 owned the part of Capt. Samuel Moore's estate near the Poor Bowery. It afterward was bought by John Moore4, the son of Capt. Samuel3, and later became the property of Samuel Hallett Moore. (See Capt. Samuel Moore2). [4]. In 1707-1709 he was Assessor of Newtown; Commissioner of Highways, 1720-1. A lot was deeded, to him and five others, upon which to build a schoolhouse, in 1721. He was active in the establishment of the Episcopal Church, at Newtown (see Introduction). His will, dated June 11, 1753, probated 1756, is on record in the Surrogate's office, New York. He left to his son Joseph4, who married Helena ___, of Hopewell, N. J., "weaver's loom, tackling, &c., horse and negro man amounting to £80, 10s."

Elizabeth Sackett4 and Sarah Sackett4 were daughters of Joseph Sackett3, who was born at Springfield, on the Connecticut River, February 23, 1656, probably removed to Newtown with his grandfather, William Bloomfield, in 1662, where he acquired a large estate, and ___ ___,[Footnote: The unrecorded will of Simon Sackett4, brother of Elizabeth and Sarah, is in the Department of State, Trenton. N J. He was of Hopewell, N. J. Joseph Sackett3, m. 1. Elizabeth Betts (Capt. Richard), 2. Anna ____. 3. Mercy Whitehead, widow of Thomas Betts.] granddaughters of Simon1, who took the oath of fidelity at Springfield in 1656, died July 9, 1659, aet. 29, and Sarah, daughter of William Bloomfield, great-granddaughters of Simon1, a Puritan emigrant to New England, who came from the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, and located at Cambridge, Mass., about 1628-9, where he died in 1635, and ___.

Joseph Moore3 and Elizabeth Sackett and Sarah Sackett had

338. Sarah4, b. September 29, 1706. m. January 11, 1728, Benjamin Fish3 (Nathan2, Jonathan1), b. May 12, 1697, d. Oct. 18, 1773; she d. March 17, 1790 ; removed to Trenton, N. J. [353]

339. Joseph4, b. September 28, 1708, m. Helena ____ ; he d. Nov. 10, 1757, Hopewell, N. J. (will). [427]

340. Nathaniel4, b. January 1, 1710, d. young.

341. Mary4, b. November 14, 1712, m. John Davis. Hopewell, N. J.

342. Abigail4, b. November 10, 1715, m. Samuel Washburn. [443]

343. Sackett4 b. September 3, 1716, Hopewell, N. J., m. May 15, 1738, Abigail Moore4 (Nathaniel3, m. Joanna Prudden, Capt.Samuel2, Rev. John1), 6. May 24, 1717, d. August 12, 1802 ; he died August 18, 1753, aet. 39 ; buried in Ewing Church yard, Trenton, N. J. [445] [1070]

344. Benjamin4, d. September 3, 1716, m. Mary Hart (John Sr., m. Sarah ____), d. Decembers, 1789, aet. 73 ; he d. June 5, 1790, aet. 74, Birmingham, N.J. (will). [461]

* * * * *

345. Anna4, b. March 21, 1718, unmarried, d. December 1, 1769.

346. Elizabeth4, b. March 28, 1720, m. Joseph Baldwin4 (Elnathan3. John2, John1), Hopewell, N. J., d. 1770 (will) ; she d. ____. [541]

347. Patience4, b. February 5, 1722, m. John Moore4 (Samue'3, m. Charity Hallett, Capt. Samuel2, Rev. John4). [91]. [49]

348. Captain Samuel4, b. January 15, 1724, m. Abigail Field5 (Robert4, Elnathan3, Robert2, Robert1), d. January 15, 1805 ; he d. 1782 ±. [544]

349. Martha4, b. March 20, 1726, m. Joseph Titus4 (John3, Content2 m. Elizabeth Moore, Robert1), d. December 4, 1797, aet. 76 ; she d. April 4, 1801. [3456]

350. Nathaniel4, b. January 15, 1728, m. Joanna Hall ; he d. September 29, 1781, 54th year. [553]

351. Phebe4, March 28, 1730, m., November 20, 1762, Foster Burrowes4 (Thomas3, Thomas2 of Hopewell, N. J., Edward1, of Jamaica, L. I.). [555]

352. Jemima4, b. Oct. 18, 1732, unmarried, d. April 11, 1758.


Significant Changes to Sackett-tree.org for July 2021 #Website

Ted Smith #55
 

Significant Changes for July 2021

  1. Updated information for Mary E. Sacket/Sackett (1838-1872; #1085), correcting the name of her husband and adding her children.
  2. Updated information for Ebby Hyde (b. 1781; #8636), adding his descendants.
  3. Updated information for Israael Sacket/Sackett (1792-1851; #1076) and his descendants.
  4. Updated information for Elvira Lord (1816-1853; #8424), adding her descendants.
  5. Updated information for Daniel Lord (1818-1894; #8425).
  6. Added descendants of Joanna Sackett (#8267) and Reuben Delano.
  7. Updated information for Lotta / Lottie: Florine Shane (1876-1972) and her descendants.
  8. Updated information for Duane H. Schanke / Sackett (1928-2014; #178150).
  9. Added birth and death information for Mary Lou Sackett (1945-1945; #17816).
  10. Continued the process of searching for those born in about 1900-1921 and for which we have no death date entered. Updated so far: Richard Ripley Hasbrouck (1906-2002; #4900) & Virgil Stockton (1919-1988; #42927)...
  11. Updated information for Frederick R Hatch (1803-1838; #26982), adding his wife, three daughters, and descendants.
  12. Updated information for Emma Jane Chase (1859-1940; #21201) and several of her children and descendants.
  13. Updated information for Patience Moore (1722-1781; #7204) and her husband; added their children and descendants.

Updated Database Counts

Total Individuals   
As of Jul 31, 2021    67,731
As of Jun 30, 2021    67,166
   Net Change this month:    565
    
Total Families   
As of Jul 31, 2021    27,016
As of Jun 30, 2021    26,775
   Net Change this month:    241
    
Total Living Individuals   
As of Jul 31, 2021    16,219
As of Jun 30, 2021    16,081
   Net Change this month:    138
    
Total Unique Surnames   
As of Jul 31, 2021    10,354
As of Jun 30, 2021    10,291
   Net Change this month:    63
    
Total reported locations in the database    16,311
Locations added this month:    103
Verified and geocoded this month:    62
Locations that remain to be verified and geocoded:    3,593
    
Thomas the Elder and descendants   
As of Jul 31, 2021    22,424
As of Jun 30, 2021    22,326
   Net Change this month:    98
    
Simon Sackett the Colonist and descendants   
As of Jul 31, 2021    21,039
As of Jun 30, 2021    20,941
   Net Change this month:    98
    
Descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett and Margery Sleade   
As of Jul 31, 2021     3,028
As of Jun 30, 2021     2,914
   Net Change this month:     114
    
Descendants of Henry Segert / Sackett   
As of Jul 31, 2021     165
As of Jun 30, 2021    164
   Net Change this month:     1
    
Descendants of Samantha Sackett Crowfoot (c1795-1878)   
As of Jul 31, 2021    294
As of Jun 30, 2021    278
   Net Change this month:    16

No changes to counts of other tracked lines


Sackett Family Association website updated #Website

 

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:

See Change Log for all updates to the website.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster


Excerpt from Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants #ThomasElder #SimonColonist

Ted Smith #55
 

Excerpt from Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants, James W. Moore, published 1903. This publication is available in several formats from https://archive.org/details/revjohnmooreofne00moor

TCS Note: I have shown footnotes from the text in brackets where their flag is positioned. The excerpt makes for interesting reading, not just because it mentions Sacketts, but also for what it reveals about church and community governance.Newtown today is the Elmhurst neighborhood in Queens Borough, New York City. Jamaica also is today a neighborhood in Queens Borough. The Sacketts mentioned are descendants of Thomas the Elder and Simon the Colonist.


Excerpt from the introduction, section on the Moore Family and the Church


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The history of the Church of New England is the history of the Colonies.  Ministers with their congregations were the founders of the Colonies. In 1636 Thomas Hooker and his congregation came to build Hartford ; the Dorchester congregation migrated to Windsor, Ct.; the Watertown congregation came to Wethersfield, Ct.; Southold was founded by the New' Haven Colony, and Southampton colonists from Lynn. In some colonies none but church members could vote and hold office. New Haven was an example. The magistrates were "the pillars of the Church." When New Haven was annexed to Connecticut many of its inhabitants removed to Newark, N. J., and founded that town, 1665-7. Connecticut was more liberal in her views, and allowed non-church members to vote and hold office. [Cited Source:  The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America, John Fiske, II, 13, 14.].

In the matter of church government in New England, in early times the Independents or Congregationalists were pre-eminent, but later many Presbyterians came from Great Britain to escape religious persecution, and mingled with the early settlers. The Church of Newtown, Long Island, was not distinct from the town, and Rev. John Moore, its first minister, who was "permitted to preach in New England," was an Independent. The people of Newtown were "mostly Independents," although there were "many other Inhabitants, Presbyterians," who were "not able to maintain a Presbyterian preacher" [Documentary History of New York, III, 107]. Rev. Mr. Urquhart, in a letter dated as late as July 4, 1705, says that "the Inhabitants of this county (Queens), are generally Independents."

It is certain that up to the time of Mr. Pumroy's call, February 18, 1709, ordained November 30, 1709, close intercourse was maintained with the Congregational Church of New England, and that all ecclesiastical business was transacted by the inhabitants in public town meeting. It was not until September 13, 1715, when Mr. Pumroy made application to the Presbytery of Philadelphia for admission, that the church of this persuasion began in Newtown. Indeed, the distinctive feature of its church government was not established until June 28, 1724, when Content Titus, Samuel Coe and James Renne were made ruling elders. It seems to have been about this time that the Moore family divided in their ecclesiastical relations — a step of tremendous importance, made evident sixty years later, at the beginning of the revolution.

Injudicious methods pursued by the authorities, which the people resented, prevented the establishment of the Church of England in the province of New York for many years. Lord Cornbury, in 1702, ordered that Domine Freeman be not called to the Dutch churches at Kings; summoned the church wardens of Jamaica, all non-conformists, to appear before him, among whom were Thomas Willet, John Coe, Content Titus, Joseph Sackett ; directed the rioters, that is, dissenters, there to be prosecuted ; commissioned Rev. Mr. Honyman to be minister of that place ; ordered the sheriff to eject Mr. Hubbard from the parsonage, and put in Rev. Mr. Urquhart ; directed the minister's money to be paid to the latter ; ordered a public tax to be levied for the support of the minister ; and finally fined the church wardens and vestrymen of Jamaica for refusing to obey his orders, March 31, 1705 [Documentary History of New York, III, 143, 201-2-4-5-6-7].  This "true nursing father to our infancy here,"


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would not tolerate "The Inhabitants of this County (who) are generally Independents, and what are not so are either Quakers or of no professed Religion at all, the generality averse to the discipline of our holy mother, the Church of England, and enraged to see her Ministry established among them" [Letters of Rev. Urquhart and John Thomas; Documentary History of New York, III, 209].

The governor commissioned Rev. Mr. Goodhue to be Presbyterian minister of Jamaica, forbid Rev. Mr. Hubbard to preach in the church at Jamaica, and declared that it belonged to the Episcopalians. This "noble patron of the Church" failed in his efforts to force Episcopacy upon the people. The stormy pastorate of Rev. Thomas Poyer [Samuel Moore, Jr., and Charity, his wife, baptized August 6, 1713, at Hell Gate. Rev. Thomas Foyer's Register] followed, and it was under the ministrations of Rev. Thomas Colgan that the Church of England commenced to flourish. In 1733 a deed was drawn up for a part of the town lot for the location of a church, signed by ninety freeholders. Joseph Moore secured these signatures. In 1735 work was commenced upon the building, and five years passed before it was completely finished and furnished. The distribution of the pews gives the names of the prominent members :

"James Hazard, Esq., on the right band as you go in at the door, number one ; Joseph Moore, number two ; William Sackett, number three ; Benjamin Moore, number four ; Richard Alsop, number five ; this in the first quarter. The second quarter is the northeast corner of the house: Joseph Sackett, Esq., his seat is number one; John McDonnaugh and Charles Palmer and Thomas Morrell's seat is number two ;  Samuel Washburn and Samuel Moore Younger's seat is number three; Samuel Hallett Jun's seat is number four ; Captain Samuel Moore's seat is number five. The third quarter is the north nor' west part of the house; William Moses Hallett's seat is number one; John Hallett's seat is number two; Thomas Hallett's seat is umber three; Jacob Blackwell's seat is number four ; Joseph Hallett, Esq., his seat is number five. There's no more seats nor ground taken up in the church."

In 1761 Newtown wished to have its own minister, apart from Jamaica and Flushing, and on September 2, of that year, petitioned Lieut. Governor Colden, in Council, to grant them an act of incorporation by which they might be empowered to call a clergyman. This petition was signed by thirty-four members of the communion. They were [Riker’s Annals, 249] :

James Hazard.                   Charles Palmer.                Joseph Hallett.

Richard Alsop.                   William Sackett, 3d.         Samuel Hallett.

William Sackett.                Thomas Sackett.               John Greenoak.

Samuel Moore.                  Samuel Renne.                 Richard Hallett.

Jacob Blackwell.                Samuel Culver.                  William Hallett.

William Hazard.                 Robert Morrell.                John McDonnaugh.

Jacob Hallett.                     William Weyraan.             Robert Hallett.

Richard Alsop, 4th.          William Hallett, Jun.        Samuel Washburn.

John Moore.                      James Hallett.                    Nathaniel Moore.

John Moore, Jun.             Thomas Hallett.                Samuel Moore, 3d.

Samuel Moore, Jun.       Samuel Hallett, Jun.        Nathaniel Moore.

Thomas Morrell, Jun.

In the letters patent, James Hazard and Richard Alsop were appointed wardens; Samuel Moore, Jacob Blackwell, William Hazard, Jacob Hallett, Richard Alsop 4th, and William Sackett 3d, vestrymen, to serve till the annual election should occur. This was the origin of the separate existence of St. James's Church.

The emigrants from Long Island to New Jersey carried with them the idea of the church and schoolhouse. A deed [New Jersey Archives, 1st Series, 551, Appendix L.] dated March 18, 1698-9, recites the conveyance of one hundred acres of land by Gov. Basse and Thomas Revell, "for the erecting of a meeting-house and for burying ground and school house" to "Ralph Hunt, John Bainbridge, Johannes Lawrenson, William Hixson, John

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Bryerly, Samuel Hunt, Theophillis Phillips, Jonathan Davis, Thomas Smith, Jasper Smith, Thomas Coleman, Benjamin Hardin, William Akers, Robert Lannen, Philip Phillips, Joshua Andris, Samuel Davis, Elnathan Davis, Enoch Andris, Cornelius Andris, James Price, John Runian, Thomas Runian, Hezekiah Bonham, Benjamin Maple, Lawrence Updike, Joseph Sackelt and Edward Hunt," "inhabitants of the said township aforesaid : i.e., Maidenhead and parts adjacent." Many of these names represent Newtown families. It is supposed that the first meeting house was erected at what is now Lawrenceville. Rev. Jedediah Andrews, of the First Presbyterian Church, of Philadelphia, administered the rite of baptism at Maidenhead, N. J., in 1713 and 1714 [Reports of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia]. Rev. Robert Orr, the first pastor, was installed October 20, 1715. The present churches of Ewing, Pennington and Trenton were in Hopewell Township, that of Lawrenceville was in Maidenhead.


Roots Tech 100% Free Worldwide Virtual Seminar Day!!

Jordon Boehme #750
 

Hi All,
This is Jordon Boehme from Australia.
I just received a notification that RootsTech will be online 100% free and virtual on 3rd to 5th March 2022.
I have  a question that I have just felt impressed to ask . Are we going to be involved as the Sackett Association and host an open group chat for those who haven't found us yet ?
Also Rootstech.org is looking for people like us to host different seminars for beginners to advanced in the field of finding family and how to join them etc., this also coupled up with very well qualified motivational speakers who share their experiences and also discuss the different technologies that are coming,like for example when I attended the one this year they were showing examples of how A.I. is capable of helping us with indexing and also our own research based on Ocr and other strategies.
Wouldn't it be fantastic if we were to host our own free virtual booth!!!

This year was my first time with rootstech.org and it blew my mind away literally as it showed me and others that we are just at the tip of the iceberg in different ways.I have been researching on and off since the age of 15 years old and Iam now 53 and learnt an awful lot!!!
Also I had by the end of the virtual conference weekend accumulated some 296 new relatives and access to their family trees. What happened was that every time I logged into the rootstech.org website with my familysearch.org account, it showed me how many extra people had joined up in the conference worldwide as it updated the numbers daily.
Some basic stats for you all to think about . At the end of the virtual conference there was in excess of 500,000 virtual attendees worldwide and some 3 million new family cousin matches made!!!
All this fantastic stuff happened within 3 days!!!!! Please invite everyone to not let this opportunity fly by.
Thank you for this association and its strengths and extraordinary capabilities,

Jordon Boehme


One T or Two: Israel Sacket/Sackett (1792-1851) #SimonColonist #ThomasElder

Ted Smith #55
 

While researching the family and descendants of Israel Sacket (1792-1851) and Lucy Doane (1799-1870) [see https://sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I1076&tree=1 and https://sackettfamily.info/g6/p6870.htm ], I found images of grave markers for Israel, Lucy, and at least three of their decendants on Find A Grave. Although Weygant spells the surname of the family as Sacket (one T), all of the markers show the surname as Sackett (two T's). Most of the census records for these individuals show the one T spelling.

As for Israel's elder daughter, Harriet (1824-1893), Weygant says that she married Simeon Southworth. However, "A Genealogy of the Southworths . . ." indicates that she married Simon Gillette Southworth (1824-1892) on 28 Dec 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts. They had no children.

Weygant also indicates that Israel's younger daughter, Mary (1838-1872), married Henry Plumpton. A check of census and other records shows a mix of spelling (Plumpton, Plympton, and Plimpton) of the surname. While Henry's death record has been transcribed as both Plimpton and Plumpton, "A genealogy and historical notices of the family of Plimpton or Plympton in America : and of Plumpton in England" spells the surname as Plimpton, and identifies Mary's spouse as Henry Richardson Plimpton (1820-1891), son of Leonard Plimpton and Sarah Turner Lane. Leonard's will clearly spells the surname as Plimpton. Of Henry, the Plimpton genealogy (p. 196) says:

"Henry Richardson (478) b. Oct. 8, 1820 ; m. Oct. 14, 1856, Mary E. Sacket b. May 7, 1838, d. Sept. 29, 1872. A farmer and school teacher until twenty-seven years of age, living with his parents at Walpole, Mass. In 1849 he associated himself with his brother, James L., in the business of machine building, at Westfield, Mass., making self-sharpening rag and hay cutters, other machinery and furniture ; thus was inaugurated the firm of H. R. & J. L. Plimpton, for more than twenty years known as designers and manufacturers of and dealers in furniture, decorations, etc., at New York and Boston ; the business at Boston still being in charge of Henry R., who is the builder of Plimpton's Building, 1075, 1077 and 1079 Washington Street, Boston. In 1871, he joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, of which notable organization his patriotic ancestor John (1) became a member as early as 1643."

Henry and Mary had two children, George Lane (1858-1937) and Lucy Dwight (1871-1959), neither of whom married.


Significant Changes to Sackett-tree.org for June 2021 #Website

Ted Smith #55
 

Significant Changes for June 2021

  1. Completed the process of validating and geocoding database locations in the following: Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Nebraska, & Washington.
  2. Updated information for James Hulme Canfield (1847-1909; #25409), adding his children and descendants.
  3. Continued the process of searching for those born in about 1910-1921 and for which we have no death date entered. Updated so far: Robert Wesley Jones Jr. (1920-2000; #63015), Leslie Alice Sackett (1920-1979; #29122), David St. Clair (1910-1977; #62878), William St. Clair (1919-1994; #62879), and Edwin Claire Updike (1920-1993; #22807).
  4. Updated information for descendants of George Augustus Sackett (1833-1885; #1551).
  5. Corrected death date and location for John Welsey Gaines (1842-1907; #11489).
  6. Added descendants of Henry Edwin Gaines (1867-1936; #21208).
  7. Added children and descendants of Cynthia Melissa Sackett (1823-1890; #3312).
  8. Updated information for Charles Hine Sackett (1839-1910; #3327), thanks to Alvin Oglesby's research..
  9. Updated information for Amorette Treat Sackett (1873-1938; #30382), adding her daughter.
  10. Updated information for Clark Harold Sackett (1882-1952; #30384), adding a daughter and descendants.
  11. Added wife and daughter to James Franklin Watts (1885-1948; #37735).
  12. Updated information for Bathia Reynolds (1767-1809; #6945).
  13. Updated information for Jane Ann Sackett (1805-1836; #7028); added her children and descendants.
  14. Added children of Alice Nora See (1875-1953; #14743).
  15. Updated information for Mabel Decker (1895-1959; #20466).
  16. Updated information for Eugene Willard Bruhns (1941-1998; #20474).
  17. Updated information for Arvilla Johnson (1876-1921; #20291) and several of her descendants.
  18. Added the line of Martin Sackett of Childerditch (c1730-1785), thanks to Chris Sackett for the data.

Updated Database Counts

Total Individuals   
As of Jun 30, 2021    67,166
As of May 31, 2021    66,594
   Net Change this month:    572
    
Total Families   
As of Jun 30, 2021    26,775
As of May 31, 2021    26,544
   Net Change this month:    231
    
Total Living Individuals   
As of Jun 30, 2021    16,081
As of May 31, 2021    15,911
   Net Change this month:    170
    
Total Unique Surnames   
As of Jun 30, 2021    10,291
As of May 31, 2021    10,244
   Net Change this month:    47
    
Total reported locations in the database    16,208
Locations added this month:    134
Verified and geocoded this month:    506
Locations that remain to be verified and geocoded:    3,552
    
Thomas the Elder and descendants   
As of Jun 30, 2021    22,326
As of May 31, 2021    22,193
   Net Change this month:    133
    
Simon Sackett the Colonist and descendants   
As of Jun 30, 2021    20,941
As of May 31, 2021    20,808
   Net Change this month:    133
    
Descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett and Margery Sleade   
As of Jun 30, 2021     2,914
As of May 31, 2021     2,878
   Net Change this month:     36
    
Descendants of Morton B. Sackett   
As of Jun 30, 2021    94
As of May 31, 2021    93
   Net Change this month:    1
    
Descendants of Elizabeth Gray Sackett    
As of Jun 30, 2021    350
As of May 31, 2021    348
   Net Change this month:    2
    
Descendants of Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch (b. c1701)   
As of Jun 30, 2021    123
As of May 31, 2021    115
   Net Change this month:    8
    
Descendants of Martin Sackett of Childerditch   
As of Jun 30, 2021     104
As of May 31, 2021     0  
   Net Change this month:    104

No changes to counts of other tracked lines


Sackett Family Association website updated #Website

 

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:

See Change Log for all updates to the website.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster


Isabel Hicks and Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. #ThomasElder #SimonColonist

Ted Smith #55
 

In the process of researching Jane Ann Sackett (1805-1836), daughter of Nathaniel Sackett (1763-1812) and Bathiah Reynolds (1767-1809), I uncovered a trove of photographs of Isabel Hicks and her husband, Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr.

Jane Ann married Charles Hicks, and they had two children, Henry Raymond Hicks (b. 14 Dec 1834 in Manhattan, d. 17 Dec 1915) and Elisa Green Hicks (b. 26 Jul 1836; d. 18 Aug 1936). The fact that Jane Ann died 11 Sep 1836 and that Elisa lived less than one month suggests that Elisa's birth may have been a difficult one.

Henry Raymond Hicks married Isabella Weed (1864-1911) on 21 May 1863. Henry and Isabella made Yonkers, New York, their home, and it is likely that their two children were born there. The first was Eveliene Weed Hicks, b. 15 Feb 1864, d. 20 Feb 1911 in Yonkers. Eveliene married Carl Heirich Kroeber (b. 3 Feb 1870 in Germany; d. 12 Dec 1910), and they had one child. The second was Isabel Hicks, b. 19 May 1869 and d. 5 Jul 1916 in Yonkers. On 7 Oct 1891, Isabel married Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. (b. 7 Aug 1862 in Yonkers; d. 24 Apr 1932 in Yonkers). Isabel and Rudolf had no children.

Rudolf was the son of Rudolf Eickemeyer (1831-1895), and inventor and holder of 150 patents, and Mary I. Tarbell (d. 1920). Rudolf Jr. was a photographer of landscapes and portraits. By the early 1900s, he was invited to submit photographs to the Smithsonian Institution. On his death, Rudolf left his photographs and equipment to the Smithsonian. As a result, more than 3,600 of his photographs are available for viewing at https://www.si.edu/search/collection-images?edan_q=eickemeyer& , including several of Isabel and Rudolf and their sheepdog, Sir Toby Belch, who seems to have been somewhat of a celebrity in the Yonkers area..

Isabel's information can be found at https://www.sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I66585&tree=1


Re: Y-DNA upgrade to the Big Y

 

Many thanks to Patti Hobbs for compiling and sharing the video. This really helps us to understand at least some of the complexities of DNA testing.

We are indeed fortunate to have access to Patti's expert knowledge within the membership of the Sackett Family Association.

Results of the Sackett DNA project prior to Patti's Big Y initiative are on the Association website at https://sackettfamily.info/dnaproject.htm .

I hope eligible male Sacketts will feel inspired to participate in the project. As is the case with getting a Covid jab, your DNA test results may help not just you but others too.

Chris Sackett


Re: Y-DNA upgrade to the Big Y

Patti Lee Hobbs, CG
 

A password is required to see the video: !jG2Y42v


On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 5:38 PM Patti Lee Hobbs, CG via groups.io <plhgenealogy=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello:


I have recorded a video showing results from recently upgrading some Sackett men's DNA testing to the Big Y. I'm hoping to recruit more men. This is only for men who have the Sackett surname or know that they have a Sackett father in their line somewhere with a misattributed parentage or adoption. It has to be along your father's father's father's, etc. line. Or you have to have a relative you can recruit along his father's father's, etc. line. 


https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/PhOunXolu6etAvvxSvwNULCx5qfbPvnhmfYG2Zx1EcYN47KI9dS8ZZ1WrN7NmuDm.a8NwK-sxrClpgp0G?startTime=1623274850000


This is directly related to the Simon the Colonist descendants, but there's almost no doubt that if the Simon the Colonist descendants are related to the New Haven Sacketts, that we will also be able to see some identifying DNA markers. 


Thank you for considering.


If you have any questions, let me know.


Patti Hobbs

dnacontactplh@...


Y-DNA upgrade to the Big Y

Patti Lee Hobbs, CG
 

Hello:


I have recorded a video showing results from recently upgrading some Sackett men's DNA testing to the Big Y. I'm hoping to recruit more men. This is only for men who have the Sackett surname or know that they have a Sackett father in their line somewhere with a misattributed parentage or adoption. It has to be along your father's father's father's, etc. line. Or you have to have a relative you can recruit along his father's father's, etc. line. 


https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/PhOunXolu6etAvvxSvwNULCx5qfbPvnhmfYG2Zx1EcYN47KI9dS8ZZ1WrN7NmuDm.a8NwK-sxrClpgp0G?startTime=1623274850000


This is directly related to the Simon the Colonist descendants, but there's almost no doubt that if the Simon the Colonist descendants are related to the New Haven Sacketts, that we will also be able to see some identifying DNA markers. 


Thank you for considering.


If you have any questions, let me know.


Patti Hobbs

dnacontactplh@...


Too good not to share: James Sacket (1837-1922) #ThomasElder #SimonColonist

Ted Smith #55
 

While going through the database today, adding some more Sacket descendants, I happen upon the record for James Sacket (1837-1922), son of James Sacket and Sally Jennette Parker. Thurmon King had entered some research from Glenna Hertzler::

"It is interesting that both this James and his father were blind in their later years. James Sr.perhaps about age 70 or so (paper says 4 yrs. ago, 1875?) and James Jr. was blind in 1915 when Viola was born, his age perhaps 75?. He was probably blind when Joe received a postcard from Wallace Sacket in 1909 asking him to read a card to James.

"James was a mail carrier. When he went blind the horse had delivered mail so long, he knew where to go. Some local girls borrowed the horse and went to town. Hours later they returned home, the horse had stopped at every mail box. Dale Z. Aug 2002"


Re: A few descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett #CaptRichardSackett

Elizabeth W Knowlton
 

Oh, Ted, the moment I saw the name Canfield, a flash went off in my head.  And when I saw Dorothy Canfield, another; and when she married a Fisher, then I knew I had read something by her.  Anyone who has ever been a little girl should read Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.  [This is not to say some men might not enjoy the book too or enjoy reading it to a granddaughter, but you know how boys are not supposed to like girls' books.]  I smiled when I learned Dorothy's middle name was Frances because in the book orphaned, frail Elizabeth Ann lives with her aunt Frances, a very anxious and controlling (in a kind way) urban aunt.  Through an emergency outside their control, Elizabeth Ann gets sent to live with her cousins in the Vermont countryside.
      Although this book was published around 1916, it is still a wonderful read today.  And by a Sackett descendant too!
      I think I may have read The Bent Twig also.  You are right about the Montessori influence:  "First published in 1915, The Bent Twig is the first of Dorothy Canfield's novels to give fictional form to the Montessori method and to reflect the insights into education and human development that she gained in Rome while visiting Maria Montessori."


A few descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett #CaptRichardSackett

Ted Smith #55
 

While researching descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett, I finally reached James Hulme Canfield (1847-1909) [see https://www.sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I25409&tree=1 ]. James was the son of Rev. Eli Hawley Canfield, LL.D. (1817-1898). Eli Canfield was a well-known Episcopal clergyman, rector of Christ Church in Brooklyn, New York and one of a long line of Canfields from Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont.

 

Eli Canfield married Martha Crafts Hulme (c1819-1855), and they had three children: James, Mary Almera (b. 7 Oct 1848, probably died between 1850 and 1860), and Martha Hulme Canfield. Martha was b. 12 Apr 1850 in New York City and died, unmarried, 30 Dec 1919 in Arlington, Vermont.

 

Eli’s son, James Hulme Canfield led an interesting life. Born in Delaware County, Ohio, he was sent to Vermont when his mother died in 1855. At age 14, he began college in Brooklyn, earning a degree there in 1864, then moving to Williams College in Massachusetts to earn another degree in 1868. After that, he served as superintendent for a railroad construction company in Iowa and Minnesota. Subsequently he studied law in Jackson, Michgan, earning a LL.D. and was admitted to the bar. He opened a law office and began practice in 1872. In 1877 he began teaching English, literature, history, and political science at University Kansas. In July 1891, he was appointed Chancellor of University of Nebraska, where he is credited with being “the most consequential leader of the early university,” according to University officials. Four years later, he was appointed President of Ohio State University, serving there four years.

 

On 24 Jun 1873, James married Flavia A. Camp (1844-1930) In Clear Lake, Iowa. They had two children, James A, (1874-1959), who founded Canfield Paper Company, and Dorothea Frances (1879-1956). Some of the younger James’ descendants would go on to work in and become president of the paper company.

 

Like her father, Dorothea also led a very interesting life. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State in 1899. In 1904, she earned a Ph.D. in French from Columbia University. During this time, it appears that she began her writing career, eventually authoring 38 books of note; some were novels, some short story collection, and some academic tomes. A list of her works is included in the notes at https://www.sackett-tree.org/getperson.php?personID=I66301&tree=1

 

In 1907, Dorothea  married John Redwood Fisher (1883-1959), and they had two children: Sarah (1909-1978) and James Canfield (1913-1945). When John went to France as an ambulance driver in World War I, Dorothea followed him to Paris, raising her children and going to college there.  While in France, she worked to found a Braille press for blinded veterans and created a home (the Bidart Home for Children) for refugee French children. After the war, she continued her relief work, served as the head of the U.S. committee that led to the pardoning of conscientious objectors in 1921, sponsored financial and emigration assistance to Jewish educators, professionals, and intellectuals, and earned commendations from Eleanor Roosevelt, the government of Denmark, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek.

 

While in France, she became interested in the Montesorri method of raising children, translated the Montessori manuals into English, and is credited with bringing that method to the United States. In 1919, she was appointed to the State Board of Education of Vermont to help improve rural public education. She spent years promoting education and rehabilitation/reform in prisons, especially women's prisons.

 

Writing under the name Dorothy Canfield Fisher, she was a best-selling author in the early 20th century,  presided over the country's first adult education program and shaped literary tastes by serving as a member of the Book of the Month Club selection committee from 1925 to 1951. Some of her books still are available in print on Amazon.

 

She strongly supported women's rights, racial equality, and lifelong education. Eleanor Roosevelt named her as one of the ten most influential women in the United States. She was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Dartmouth College and received others from the University of Nebraska, Middlebury College, Swarthmore College, Smith College, Williams College, Ohio State University, and the University of Vermont.

 

Like Dorothea/Dorothy, daughter Sarah , also became a writer--of children’s books. She married John Paul Scott and wrote 18 children’s books under the name Sally Scott.

 

Son James “Jimmy” Canfield Fisher would go on to become a doctor, serving with the Alamo Scouts in the Philippines. He lost his life in a raid to free 500 prisoners of war. That story of that raid is presented in the movie “The Great Raid” (2005, Miramax), with Robert Mammone playing Captain Dr. Fisher.  Dorothy Canfield Fisher arranged a fellowship at Harvard Medical School for the two Philippine surgeons who tried to save her son’s life.

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