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In Hawaii the custom is to call any woman from 20's to 50's Auntie and
any woman older than that Tutu (too-too), the Hawaiian word for
Grandmother. Another genealogical nightmare!
Also, I was wondering if this might be a good list for me...My
grandmother's sister Ella M. Smith married William T. SACK 17 Feb, 1914
reportedly in Montgomery Co., KS. Is it possible that Sack was at some
point a shortened form of Sackett? Has anyone ever heard of this? I
have no other information on him.
Thank you ahead of time for your answers.
Laura A. T. Zych
> Another southern custom is to call close friends of your
> parents Aunt/Uncle. A future genealogical nightmare I suppose!
> Cindy Torres Owens
This is a query for a man who lives on the other side of Grand Rapids, MI who
is trying to tie his ancestor Asher Sackett who lived around Southfield
(Ibelieve this is Oakland Co.) MI to the Sackett book. So the line is Richard
Sackett, then his father Richard Sackett, then his father Heber Sackett and
then Asher Sackett. Who were Asher's parents? Richard doesn't have dates nor
a computer. Please E-mail me. Thank you.
Sheila Snyder js1241(a)aol.com
Thurmon, First let me say thank you again! It's interesting that this
letter came from the town of Aurelius, as my Thorpe ancestors came from
there to ON/IN only to marry into the Sackett family. They were probably
still there in 1812 as my ancestor Christopher Bergen Thorpe was born there
Also in my own family we call our parents cousins Aunt & Uncle, or ANT as we
say here in the southern USA. It depends on the age difference I suppose.
If they are your parents age or older out of respect you might call them
Aunt /Uncle. Another southern custom is to call close friends of your
parents Aunt/Uncle. A future genealogical nightmare I suppose!
Cindy Torres Owens
1023 Aquia Dr
Stafford, VA 22554-1940
DEAR SACKETTS EVERYWHERE - ACCORDING TO DANIEL SACKETT, I HAVE JUST
PASSED MY 150 YEAR BIRTHDAY. AT 88 YRS -- DON'T I WISH !!!!! I suppose
you had better change that to FIVE great grandmother Jane Fyler.. My
line reads something like -- G/gm Mary Sackett b.1825, Samuel Sackett
Cyrus Sackett b.1764, Reuben Sackett b.1732, Ann Fyler Sackett.
BUT IT IS A GREAT STORY, DANIEL AND MANY THANKS FOR PUTING IT ON MY
COMPUTER FOR ME.!!! SOMEDAY I AM GOING TO BE JUST LIKE YOU AND TALK INTO
THIS COMPUTER RATHER THAN TYPING. HAPPY DAYS--TO ALL --!!!!! Ruth
Thanks to all of our cousins for their information - especially the
"Lillie' letters, and the recent articiles about Reuben & Mercy Finney &
My husband is a great-great-great-great grandson of Reuben, through
Reuben's son Aaron, Aaron's son thomas L, Thomas' son John, John's son
Alfred M., Alfred M's son Alfred Earl; Alfred Earl's son Burl - -
This is Thomas's biography as told in the Henry Co., IA Biographical
Sketches around the turn of the century.
Thomas Sackett was a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1789. Thomas &
Catherine Chambers had these children: Dorcas (m. Levi Batterton,
Menard Co., IL); John (m. Rhoda Hart of Green Co., KY); Samuel, a farmer
of Macon Co., MO; Phoebe, (m. Milas Goodwin, farmer of Coos Co., OR);
Mary, (m. Rev. AC Gaines, Douglas Co., NE); Harriet (m. Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. SAckett removed to Butler Co. in a very early day, & at that
place their three eldest children were born, there they improved a
beautiful farm on which they resided until 1816. They then removed to
Brookville, Franklin Co, IN, where their three youngest children came to
make the household. Here as in Ohio, they cultivated a beautiful farm
of 160 acres, but in 1826 he moved back to the old home in Ohio. In
1828 he removed to Sangamon Co., IL, and again obtained school land &
made a farm of 140 acres. Thomas Sackett was a man always in advance of
civilization. whle in Sangamon Co., his life companion was called to
rest. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church & taught her
children that in the teachings of the Bible all were made better to live
& better to die.
About 4 years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Sackett married
Elizabeth Dickerson & by this union 1 child was born, Margaret (m.
Harvey Wells, Sangamon Co., IL); After the death of his second wife in
1847, Mr Sackett married May McKee, who died in 1857 after which time he
made his home with his children. He died at the home of his son Samuel,
Macon Co., Mo. 1872.
I will send the sketch on his son, John Sackett later.
This information is from the Library of Ruth Rawlings and is for personal
use only. It has been
typed into electronic format with her permission by Daniel & Mary Sackett.
This is about our great-great-great-grandmother, Jane Irving, born in
England and died September
11, 1690, in Windsor, Connecticut. She was the wife of Lieutenant Walter
The History Windsor. Page 186.
1670, January 13th. In Increase Mather's Remarkable Provinces ( published
1864, page 24, of
George Offer's addition, London), he notices "Some remarkable reservations
which sundry in
New England have experienced; that person's concerned that their ends been
desirous that the
Lord's goodness towards them may be ever had in a remembrance, where for a
faithful hand hath
given me the following account ( under above date):"
"Three women, vis. , the wives of Lt. Filer, and of John Drake, and
Nathaniel Lomas, having
crossed the Connecticut river upon a necessary and neighborly account and
undoubtedly to attend
a woman in labor--H. R. S.] and having done the work they went for, were
desiring to return to
their own families, the river, being at that time partly shut up with ice,
old and new, and partly
open. There being some pains taken a forehand to cut away through the ice,
the three women
abovesaid the got into a canoe, with whom also there was Nathaniel Bissell
and an Indian. There
was likewise an other canoe with two men in it, that went before them to
help them, in case they
should meet with any distress, which indeed quickly came upon them, for just
as they were getting
out of the narrow passage between the ice, being near the middle of the
river, a greater part of the
upper ice came down upon them, and struck the end of the canoe and broke it
into pieces so that
it quickly sunk under them. The Indian speedily got upon the ice, but
Nathaniel Bissell and the
abovesaid women were left floating in the middle of the river, being cut off
from all manner of
human help besides what did arise of from themselves, and the two men in the
little canoe, which
was so small that three-persons durst seldom, if ever, venture in it. The
were indeed discerned
from one shore, but the danger ice would not admit from either short one to
come to them. All
things thus circumstanced ahead , the suddeness of the stroke and distress
which is apt to amaze
men especially when no less than life is concerned), the extreme coldness of
the weather, it being
a sharp season, that persons out of the water were in danger of freezing,
the inaptness of person
to help themselves, being mostly women, one big with child, and near the
time of her travail
( who also was carried away under the ice), the other as unskilled and
inactive to do anything for
self-preservation as almost any could be, the waters deep, that there was no
hope of footing, no
passage to either shore in any eye of reason, neither with their little
canoes, by reason of the ice,
nor with out it, the ice being thin and rotten, and full of holes. Now that
all should be brought off
safely without the loss life, or wrong to health, was counted in the day of
it a Remarkable
Providence. To say how was done is difficult, yet, something of the manner
of the deliverance
maybe mentioned. The above said Nathaniel Bissell, perceiving their danger
and been active in
swimming, endeavored what might be the preservation of himself and some
others; he strove to
have swam to the upper ice, but the stream being too hard, he was forced
downward to the lower
ice, where by reason of slipperyness the ice, and the disadvantage of the
stream, he found it
difficult getting up; at length, by the good hand of Providence, being
gotten upon the ice, he saw
one of the women swimming down under the ice, and perceiving a whole or open
place some few
rods below there, he watched and took her up as she swam in long. The other
two women were
in the river tell the two men in the little canoe came for their release.
At length all of them got
their heads above water, and had a little time to pause, though a long and
difficult way to any
shore, but by getting their little canoe upon the ice, and carrying one at a
time over hazardous
places they did (though in a long while) get all safe to the short from
whence they came. "
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Cyrus Sackett moved to Green Co. Ohio in 1799 from Bourbon Co. Ky. There
might be great info on him and his family. Hope someone lives near
enough to go.. Ruth
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Friends and Cousins on the list:
I was reading through the introduction of Weygant's book which I copied from a
posting on the LIST and I suddenly realized that Weygant had mentioned Garry
V. Sackett, Esq. from Senaca Falls, NY. Among the letters I have been working
on there is this letter from Gary V. Sackett to his Uncle Alexander (who is in
Ohio) and in it he mentions his father William. Gary's father William A. did
not have a brother named Alexander that I have been able to find. His
grandfather Jonathan (m. Hannah Phelps) does not appear to have one either.
The only Alexander that I know of is the son of Jonathan's brother Reuben (m.
Mercy Finney) Now this raises a question: Would the conventions of the day
cause him to call the cousin of his father his uncle?
Happpy hunting, Thurmon
The following is the letter:
Cayuga Village, town of Aurelius Jany 29th 1812
From your letter to my father William Sackett, I have learned the place of
your residence & that of your family. The relation you gave of their
circumstances was very pleasing to us, your friends in this part of the
country. Also the relation, which you gave of the country in which your
family is settled pleased me very much; but it gave my father many fears and
apprehensions that the beautiful description which you gave of it would intice
some of his children into its lands.
Some of your family, you write is on the Miame River, in the state of Ohio.
That is a place of which I have read with the utmost attention and partiality,
and which I am resolved to see in the course of three months.
I am now a student at law under Thomas Mumford, Esq. in this village, within
four miles of my parents.
I always calculated to settle in the state of Ohio, and I should therefore be
glad to study in that state remain(?) part of my time.
Now my dear uncle what I request of you is that you would write me your
opinion respecting what I have above stated and that it might be as soon as
My parents, brothers and sisters send their warmest attachments to your
family, as does your very cordial and affectionate nephew,
Gary V. Sackett
Alexander Sackett (?)
>Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 02:40:51 -0700 (PDT)
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>Thank you for double checking this with me. yes, I am afraid I have
>reluctantly had to withdraw from the list because I have so much coming
>in on my e-mail line! Chris Sackett added me in order to demonstrate
>the huge diversity and range of material flying about in electronic
>genealogy. I have to say I am most impressed - it has been a
>fascinating experience. I will leave myself off for now and dip in
>occasionally via Chris. perhaps I should join the 'Clifford' group!
>Thank you for the insight.
>With all good wishes,
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I was searching through the SACKETT-L Archives and ran across a message from
you dated 21 Jun 1998 to Daniel F. concerning the referenced Sackett.
Among the Sackett letters I am transcribing I have one from D. F. Sackett to
his father Dr. Samuel Sackett (Fayette Co., PA.). The letter is dated Jan 8th
1815 from Salisbury, L. T. (Louisana Territory). This is Salisbury, Mo. He
mentions the mail coming out of Chillicothy. Also, in the letter, he mentions
a letter from Reuben in Louisana and states that Reuben had been (something to
do with English) south of New Orleans and had "received the commission of
Captain" (War of 1812?).
As I have stated before the copies I have of these letters are very poor
(early copy machine). I will post more of this letter as I get it
My sister told me that the letters themselves are much clearer than the
copies. If I get back to Yuma in the near future, I plan to acquire better
I hope this information helps answer some of the questions you asked about the
relationships and locations of these individuals.
Ruth Rawlings wrote:
> In oct 1997, I re'd a note from Bob Sillimam Dir. of the Windsor
> Historical Society.In which he says--
> "In addition to the Sackett genealogy that belonged to AVIS SACKETT
> STOWEL, I have an oil portrait of what was probably her great
> gramdfather of Westfield. Conn.Someday I will probably drive upto
> Westfield and donate the portrait to the WESTFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY."
> Bob is a fine person and will help you all he can.
> Is there someone living near by who could check on this for us? Are
> there any postcards or pictures we could buy?
It has been a while since I posted one of the Sackett letters. Here is one
written in 1799 by Dr Sam.
Enjoy it, Thurmon
Georges Creek 3 July 1799
Dear Brother I again set down to write to you to let you know that through
the goodness of God we are all well as I hepe these may find you all I have
wrote repeatedly to you and have not had a letter from you for a long time it
appears that you have forgotten us altogether but if you wish to Cut of all
Corespondence by Letter or any other way you must signify it by letter or some
other way to me otherwise I Shall Continue to write as useal which has been a
number of times Since I have heard from you I have nothing New that has Occurd
Since I wrote before the Country News I Sepose you have as well as I tho I
Expect if you have the Cincinata paper only that its a federal and a parsail
paper so if that is all the paper that get I sepose your Opertunity for
Information is not good but I think I know your principle so well that a bad
paper will not Corrupt you Sentiments or Change your Politicks there is
onething in my Opinion you ought alway to do ( tho as Capt Ferago Sain by
Tague I am fearfull of you in that respect)& that is to turn out Every
Election and use your Endeaver to put in good men into office our present and
future happiness as a Nation & a republick Depends almost Soaly on that - but
what was I saying I may get my head in my hand your Silence may give me room
to Sospect Something perhaps - you may be Whig or Tory or a french or an
Englishman a Feteralist or an anti federalist A Dimecrat or an Aristocrat or a
Jacobene or a Friend of Goverment or a Something or another & as times is a
wave the Subject
I have this Spring Set in to farming I have two Acres or better of Corn half
an Acre of flax Expect to Seed 2 Acres to Buck Wheet and toput in 2 or 3
Acres of Wheet in the fall my lower medow looks Exeeding well but if I had a
better place to work on I would like it better Indeed I would like to be in a
Warmer Climet if it was as low as Orlens if was healthy it would be the better
where you live I sepose its but very little warmer then hear the country may
be good but I think if it was warmer you would like it better its not a great
way to the South of where you are that Cattle Can Winter themselves which you
must know is a very great Easement to a labouring man and will Enable him to
keep a large Stock in Stead of a Small one The Isrealites ware in a Country
which is Said to be the Glory of a Lands and that was as far to the North as
Cattle Could Winter themselves Clerverly without feed I am nowise of the
Openion that the colder the Country the Better for health the moste northerly
parts of Europe produce a very miserable set of Inhabetance perhaps almost in
the world Even in the Tored Zone its not perhaps so bad France Spain & the
South of Italy is the Best part of Europe and we are too its healthy great
part of it and fertile people Cannot live there without Labour but when they
do use industry they have Something for it and a long and tedious Winter Does
not Consume it all Imeadeately
But time is Short and I Cannot Stay to write more tho I had much more to write
and So I am yours Dr.
(To) Aaron Sackett
Dated Georges Creek 3 July 1799
My name is Mike Sackett and it has been a long time since I sent
anything to the list so I thought it was about time. I've been pretty
busy here these last 10 months. I live in the City of Binghamton,
County of Broome, New York. For nearly a year many things have kept me
too busy to do most things I wanted to do on the comouter except to read
email from the Sackett list. I have been working in the Binghamton
Public Library for 6 1/2 years but that is going to change on october
1st when I start my new job at the Binghamton Supreme Court Law Library
as a clerk there with more money and better hours and benefits. More
importantly though. In January of this year I became Deputy County
Historian for Broome County, New York. I have been busy since then with
the backlog of paperwork that was left by my predacessor, The merging
of the Binghamton City Historian's Office with the Broome County
Historian's Office and the plans for the family history center which
will be a joining of the combined historian's offices with the Broome
County Historical Society in a new central library building sceduled for
completion early 2000. Even though I am woking on some projects to
take information located in the historians office and enter it into
databases I am pretty much caught up. With some free time available I
am willing to do lookups for those on the Sackett Family list. I can't
guarantee a quick turnaround time, but I will do as thorough a search as
In oct 1997, I re'd a note from Bob Sillimam Dir. of the Windsor
Historical Society.In which he says--
"In addition to the Sackett genealogy that belonged to AVIS SACKETT
STOWEL, I have an oil portrait of what was probably her great
gramdfather of Westfield. Conn.Someday I will probably drive upto
Westfield and donate the portrait to the WESTFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY."
Bob is a fine person and will help you all he can.
Is there someone living near by who could check on this for us? Are
there any postcards or pictures we could buy?
Ruth, Daniel is still on the 1820 censusSection 24, Mad River Twp., Clarke
Co.,OH, along w/ Benjamin, Charles, Thomas & Samuel. Probably sons but I
have no proof. Lots of Moore's in Clark Co, lots of Clark marriages there
including an Isabell in 1840. Not out Isabell but could be a grandaughter.
Again no proof, haven't followed up on this. With so many in Clark CO it
seems someone out there must have info or it must be in their co. history.
How are you??? Cindy
Cindy Torres Owens
1023 Aquia Dr
Stafford, VA 22554-1940
Here you are Ruth;
We had a great time. I came home to a computer
that is on the fritz. I am only part way up and running.
From: Ruth Rawlings <rawlz(a)televar.com>
To: transitdan(a)bigsky.net <transitdan(a)bigsky.net>
Date: Monday, September 21, 1998 6:32 PM
Subject: Windsor conn.
>Daniel - i don't have the e-mail for the sackett line. Can you get this
>Some time ago I wrote to the Green co. Chap. of the Ohio Genealogical
>Society - Xenia Ohio and rec'd from the sackett file the following from
>the Corr. Sec.
>-----"Samuel sackett married Isabelle Moore May 7,1821.daughter of
>daniel Moore. In Bath Twp. 1807.Green Co.Ohio.died Mad River - Clarke Co
>part of green before 1817." I not sure what it means with the periods.
> I wrote to several people listed for reference and none answered. Can
>anyone document Daniel? Is he listed in the History of Green Co? or
> Sure appreciate the help, Daniel --- What's new?? Ruth
And here is Lillie.72
Sunday, December 19th 
Since last writing to you, Lydia had several heart attacks just three weeks
ago, so Douglas called in her Dr & he ordered her at once to the "Emergency
Hospital", & she is still there. She is improving. The rest & good food are
helping her. The Dr intends keeping her there a month & she will have to
take life much easier, & must not go upstairs at all. Her heart is in a
poor state. Douglas is managing very well on his own. He is very useful in
the house & can do most things for himself, which is a great help to him.
We are now rationed very severely for Milk. Some days we only get ½ pint
for the two of us. There is so little fodder for the Cows & no extra foods
at all. Of course, it will get easier as the Spring comes & the Cows can
get out more.
This is our meatless week. Next week we are to have a double ration, being
Christmas week. There are such a lot of robberies taking place just now.
Mrs. de Guerin had reared two Geese, one for herself & one for us. Last
week, she went to the Office on the Saturday as usual & was very distressed
to tell Arthur that both her Geese had been stolen on the Friday night. I'm
very glad to tell you it is not too bad now. She has had one of her Pigs
killed & was able to keep half for herself, & we are having some for our
Xmas dinner. Arthur called at the Farm for it last evening. It is a fine
joint weighing 6 lbs. We have not had such a large joint in our house since
Will is coming to us for three days. It will be a nice rest for him. He has
not been too well of late. Arthur has been having a bit of stomach trouble
again. The weather has been so bitterly cold & we can't have very much fire
with the little coal we get. It is so very difficult to keep warm except in
We are having a few extra rations this week - 1 lb Flour, 1 lb Macaroni, 1
lb Rice, 10 small bars of chocolate. These will be very welcome & useful. I
do hope this will be our last War Christmas.
We have not heard from Sidney since he went to Germany, but we hear of him
through his friend, Tom Castle.
I told you we were having some Russian soldiers coming in for their dinner.
It is not so. They are all German Under Officers who come. 22 of them come
in each day. You should see the dirt they bring in with their heavy boots.
All the Office work in the different Barracks is done by Germans.
We had a message from Mollie two weeks ago. They were all well when she
sent it in July. Last Thursday, we all had to leave our homes from 8.30 to
12 Noon, as the Germans were trying out some very large Guns they had near
here. We took our breakfast to Will's & had it with him. He was to have
come here to work in the garden but, of course, was not able to do so as
all the roads were closed.
I was able to help Will clean up his house during the morning & he came
here to work on the garden in the afternoon & Friday morning. We do get
some strange experiences these days. We are all looking forward to the time
when we shall say goodbye to our German visitors.
Lillie.71 which I sent on 13 Sep has not appeared in my inbox so I don't
know whether it got to the List. I think this was about the time Rootsweb
were having some problems. Here it is again --- with apologies to anyone
who who has now got it twice.
Sunday, November 28th 
Since last writing to you we have had great excitement. During a very
severe storm, 19 bodies of "English Sailors" were washed ashore. They had
belonged to the ship "Charybdis" which had had an engagement in the Channel
& had been sunk. They had a very big funeral with Military Honours. The
Islanders sent 86 wreaths. I did not go to the funeral as it was a very
bitter cold & stormy day. They are each buried in a separate grave in the
"Foulon Cemetery", just below where Alfred is buried. How nice it will be
for their families to know where they are buried & to know they were so
well treated. There were 27 washed ashore in Jersey & they were treated in
the same way.
The Germans did the decent thing by them & followed them to the Grave. What
a terrible lot of suffering is being caused by this senseless War.
Will has been in today. He is much better now. I went to see Tom Keyho on
Thursday. He is not too bad. His cough & breathing are a trouble to him,
but he is able to go to work. Lydia has not been well of late. She has had
several heart attacks.
We have not had any "Russians" in to dinner this last two weeks. We don't
know what they intend doing. They have not given up the room yet. It makes
a lot of difference to my work when they don't come in with their heavy
We had a message from Mollie last week. They were all well when she sent it
in July. Tom has had a Photo of Ann, sent by a friend through Germany.
I told you some time ago that Arthur's Chief Clerk would soon have to give
up on account of his illness. He finishes at the Office next Wednesday.
Poor fellow, he does look very ill. Arthur will be now left with only a
young Clerk & their Collector who is not very much use in the Office.
Business is very hard & difficult nowadays.
We have had our ration of Coal for December - 2 bags. So, we are a little
better than the last two months, but it is not good English Coals. It is
what we call black eggs & does not burn as well as yours does. It is very
difficult to get any wood. I've just ordered two hundredweight of logs &
have to pay 30/- for them.
We are having a little change in food. A lot of "Sugar Beet" has been grown
this year & it is being made into Syrup. It takes 10 lbs of Beet to make 1
lb of Syrup & we pay 7/6 per lb for it. Very dear, but it is such a treat
to get a little change & I use it for many things. A little in our porridge
makes it very nice, also in cakes & puddings, & spread on bread it saves
This week we have our meat ration & ours had a little fat. What a treat!
Arthur found it made it rich, but it was such a change. We had not seen any
fat for such a long time.
We are having very dark mornings & dare not use much light. We have a water
Curfew now. It is cut off from 6.30 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. & from 1.30 to 5.30
p.m. We are again fortunate as we have a Pump with Spring water & it is
very good. Our second crop of Tomatoes have been a great help, but they are
Note by Chris:
H.M.S. Charybdis, a light cruiser, was sunk by an E-boat on the night of
23/24 October 1943 while carrying out a sweep, accompanied by six
destroyers. west of the Channel Islands. The British force had hoped to
surprise a German merchant ship bound for the English Channel from Brest in
France. But the German merchantman was escorted by a number of E-boats and
it was the British force which was taken by surprise.
"The Charybdis spotted the E-boats on her radar at a range of 9,000 yards,
but before she could open fire was struck by two torpedoes and sank. Out of
a complement of 569, 30 officers and 432 ratings were lost."
(from Cruickshank re Operation Tunnel).
"Forty-one bodies were washed up on the Islands' beaches - 21 in Guernsey,
29 in Jersey, one in Sark - and over 100 in France."
"The Germans decided that they should be buried with full military honours,
and as the people of the Island [Guernsey] heard this they decided
spontaneously that here was their chance to show their loyalty to Britain
and their respect for the men who had died .... So it was that on a grey,
November afternoon in 1943 the people of Guernsey, five thousand of them,
made their way to the Foulon Cemetery ... The Germans were completely taken
by surprise. Only a small number of their officers and a firing-party were
present, and they were almost lost in this great mass of passive
demonstrators who were determined that they should be left in no doubt
where our sympathies and true feelings lay."
(from Frank Falla, The Silent War).
There is still an annual commemoration service (more than fifty years on)
at Le Foulon in Guernsey for those who lost their lives. Charybdis Day has
become a permanent link between the Island and the Royal Navy.
Lillie's reference to Alfred is to her brother, Alfred James Sackett, who
had died the previous year.
>Hi, I'm researching the Sackett's that came from NY to Michigan probably
>in the early 1800s. My great grandfather was Charles L. Sackett b. abt
>1856. He was born in Michigan, possibly Jackson Co.. His parent's were
>from NY. Do you have any info that might help me? My Sackett info is on
>the Family Tree Maker homepage:
>Mary Lou Sackett-Penn
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