While working to validate database locations, I came across an entry for
Craigie House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Searching for that location,
I found that it was also known as Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House.
Today it is better known as Longfellow House and is preserved in
Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. It is
in the database as the birthplace for Elizabeth Porter Longfellow
(1853-1915). Sackett researchers may more readily recognize her father's
name: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
Elizabeth married Richard Henry Dana III (1851-1931). Their daughter,
Frances Appleton Dana (1883-1933) married Henry Casimir De Rham
(1882-1947), a descendant of Thomas Sackett the Elder.
Richard Henry Dana III also is rather famous. He wrote a biography of
his father, Richard Henry Dana Jr., and was a friend of Theodore
Roosevelt. Records that Richard III collected with his sister, Elizabeth
are housed in Longfellow House. Richard Jr., a lawyer, wrote "Two Years
Before the Mast," served as a US Attorney, and argued before the US
Supreme Court. Richard Jr's father, Richard Henry Dana Sr., also was a
lawyer and poet. All three Dana's have Wikipedia pages, as does Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow. Also see http://www.nps.gov/long/index.htm
web page for the national historic site.
Elizabeth's TSFA page.