01 October 2015

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Sackett, Lyman Belcher (c1840–bef1894), American Civil War soldier who deserted to India, via Australia, was the progenitor of several generations of Sacketts born in India.

The parentage of Lyman Beecher Sackett, found in Indian records, was until now a mystery. His marriage record has been found, and this identifies his father, also Lyman Sackett. The connection is confirmed in court records of the will of the senior Lyman, who died in New York at the age of 22. The senior Lyman's mother was Clarissa Belcher, and it seems that "Belcher" became "Beecher" in Indian records.

This discovery means that the Sackett line of a number of Association members (listed above), who are descended from Lyman Beecher Sackett, is extended back a further ten generations.

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Chris Sackett
TSFA Webmaster