02 April 2021

The Book of Sacketts

 A new e-book The Book of Sacketts is announced. 

This first edition (there will be further updated editions) has entries for the earliest known 664 Sacketts, covering at least 13 generations from the late 1200s to the mid-1700s. It includes Simon the colonist's generation and continues for four more generations down to his 2nd great-grandchildren. 

The eventual aim is to publish data on all members of the Sackett family, subject to a cutoff of about 100 years to respect the privacy of living persons. 

This is the first attempt to document the Sackett family in book form since Charles Weygant published The Sacketts of America in 1907. It is also the first publication in book form of the genealogy of the English Sacketts. Entries are fully sourced, including references to the full text of Weygant's entries for persons who appear there. 

The book includes A Selective History, with information on the Sackett name, migration and distribution, research, demographics, and some famous, infamous, or otherwise interesting Sacketts. 

The book may be downloaded free at the Sackett Family Association website

Chris Sackett

31 March 2021

New on sackettfamily.info

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

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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

28 February 2021

New on sackettfamily.info

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

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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

31 January 2021

New on sackettfamily.info

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

  • New members
  • Revised member pages
  • Member obituary
  • New & revised genealogical sketches
    • Albert Henry Sackett (1846–1927), produce merchant and farmer, of Murray, New York. Record includes obituaries of Albert and his wife Ida.
    • Leonard Marvin Sackett (1872–1954), son of Albert Henry Sackett, established a holiday resort comprising boating facilities and cottages on Conesus Lake, near Geneseo, New York. The area became known as Sackett's Harbor—not to be confused with the better-known village of Sackets Harbor at Lake Ontario. Record includes detailed obituaries.
    • Gertrude Electa Sackett (1880–1959), of Bergen, New York, daughter of Albert Henry Sackett, was assistant postmaster of Bergen, her husband Will Davy being the postmaster.
    • Leland Dunn Sackett (1894–1965), mechanic and carpenter, of Geneseo, New York, son of Leonard Marvin Sackett, retired to Florida where he and his wife ran a craft shop.
    • John V Sackett (1907–1982), schoolteacher, of Geneseo and Syracuse, New York, and Sarasota, Florida, son of Leonard Marvin Sackett.
    • Wilbur Fish Sackett (1857–1918), railroad worker, of Nebraska. Record includes obituaries of Wilbur and his wife Carrie.
    • Florence M "Flossie" Sackett (1894–1928), schoolteacher, of Nebraska and California, daughter of Wilbur Fish Sackett, died aged 34 a year after her husband Harry had died at the age of 36. Includes obituary.
    • Charles Oliver Sackett (1859–1939), farmer of Grand River and Hamilton, Missouri. Includes obituary.
    • Loy Earl Sackett (1886–1944), lawyer of Grand River and St Louis, Missouri, son of Charles Oliver Sackett.
    • Stanley Sherman Sackett (1875–1943), sometime owner of the Gobleville Bank, Michigan, suffered an abrupt change in fortune when his bank failed. He was able to ensure that no depositor lost out, but the business failure was soon followed by the failure of his marriage, his ex-wife, Lena, resorting to factory and cleaning work to maintain herself and their two daughters. Stanley remarried, but that marriage, too, ended in divorce. Many newspaper clippings.
    • Nellie Elaine Sackett (1908–c1983), of Detroit, Michigan, was a daughter of Stanley Sherman Sackett (1875–1943) and his first wife, Lena.
    • Stanley Sherman Sackett Jr (1918–1994), son of Stanley Sherman Sackett (1875–1943) and his second wife, Marvel, removed from Michigan to California.
    • Laverne C "Vern" Sackett (1903–1929) of Craig, Nebraska, was killed when his car crashed into a ditch.
    • Henry Moseley Sackett III (1942–2020), lawyer of Richmond, Virginia, was an accomplished athlete before embarking on a long and distinguished career in the law, taking a leading role in State legal affairs.
  • Revised picture gallery
  • Revised Sackett places

See Change Log for all updates to the website.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

31 December 2020

New on sackettfamily.info

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

See Change Log for all updates to the website.

Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

30 November 2020

New on sackettfamily.info

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

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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster

17 November 2020

Herbert Sackett is most married Sackett, and most tragic

The record for the most marriages is held by Herbert Irving Sackett (1871–1939) of Buffalo, New York, who was married six times — to Lillian Gertrude Huck in 1895, Lillian Mae Stevens in 1902, Florence A (Blanchard) Hoover in 1912, Vera Anna (Jeffries) Willard in 1915, Marion K (Kepler) Brown in 1931, and Kathleen M Erwin in 1934.

Herbert (and his wives) suffered a series of tragedies. His father Edwin had died when Herbert was just eight. All of his wives died untimely deaths: Lillian Huck aged 25; Lillian Stevens at 37; Florence at 58; Vera at 49; Marion at 42; and finally his sixth wife Kathleen, aged about 41, who was killed with Herbert and their three-year-old daughter Susan when their car was hit by a passenger train.

See also A selection of Sackett family oddities and record-breakers at Sackett snippets

Chris Sackett