Henry Moseley Sackett

(1874-1928)
FatherCharles Henry Sackett (1845-1928)
MotherLouisa Mercer Moseley (c 1844-bef 1900)
Henry Moseley Sackett, lawyer, son of Charles Henry Sackett and Louisa Mercer Moseley, was born in Appomattox County, VirginiaG, on 26 March 1874.1 He died aged 54 when he drowned in the river near the city wharf in Richmond, VirginiaG, on 12 September 1928.2 He was buried at Lynchburg, VirginiaG. He married at St Paul's Episcopal Church, LynchburgG, on 7 November 1906, Mina Norvell Otey, daughter of Walter Hayes Otey and Sarah Elisabeth "Sally" Wyatt.3,4 Mina was born in LynchburgG, on 31 August 1884.5,6 She died aged 87 at Liberty House, LynchburgG, on 4 October 1971 and was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, LynchburgG.7
     Like his father, Henry was a lawyer. The family was prominent in Lynchburg society, and Henry was frequently the subject of articles in the local press.8 He was a keen horseman, as a frequent exhibitor at horse shows in Virginia and as a huntsman. He was president of the Lynchburg Horse Show Association.9
     In 1880 Henry was living in Clover Hill Magisterial District, Appomattox County, VirginiaG, in the household of his parents Charles and Louisa, and was recorded in the census as Henry M Sackett, aged six and born in Virginia.10
     In 1900 Henry was living at Filmon Street, LynchburgG, in the household of his widowed father Charles, and was recorded in the census as Henry Moseley Sackett, a lawyer, aged 26 and born in Virginia.11
     In 1910 he was living at Federal Street, LynchburgG, and was recorded as Henry M Sackett, a lawyer in general practice, head of household, aged 36 and born in Virginia. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Mina, 25, and their son Paul, aged two. There were two female servants in the household: a cook and a nurse.12
     Henry completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was then aged 44 and was a lawyer living at 221 Woodland Avenue, LynchburgG with his wife Mina.13
     In 1920 he was living at Woodland Avenue, LynchburgG, and was recorded as Henry M Sackett, a lawyer in general practice, head of household, aged 45 and born in Virginia. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Mina, 35, and their children, Paul, 12, Henry, 8, and Sally, aged five. Also in the household was Mina's unmarried sister Edith Otey, 33.14
     In 1930 Henry's widow Mina was living at Woodland Avenue, LynchburgG and was recorded in the census as Mina N Sackett, head of household, aged 45 and born in Virginia. Living with her were her children, Paul, 22, Henry, 18, Sallie, 15, and Charles, aged five. Also living with her was her unmarried sister Edith Otey, 44. There was one female servant in the household.15

Children of Henry Moseley Sackett and Mina Norvell Otey

See alsoThurmon King's Database, 1251 Henry Moseley Sackett
Sackett Family Association descendants
Matthew C Sackett and Ansley Sackett.
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "5755. Henry Mosely Sackett."
  2. "Virginia Death Records, 1912–2014", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Henry Moseley, d. 12 Sep 1928, in river near city wharf, Richmond, Henrico County, VA, res Lynchburg, VA, age about 54, lawyer, married, wife Mino O Sackett, father Chas H Sackett b. VA, mother Louisa Moseley b. VA, informant W G Sale of 1201 Confederate Ave, cause drowning - whether accident or suicide can't be determined, contributory- in hospital here for mental disorder, bur. Lynchburg, VA, 12 Sep 1928."
  3. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003", digital image, Ancestry.com, The Washington Post, Washington, DC, 8 November 1906, "Virginia Weddings. Lynchburg, Nov. 7.—To-night, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Miss Mina Norvell Otey, daughter of Mrs. W.H. Otey, was married to H. M. Sackett, one of the leading attorneys of the Lynchburg bar. Rev. J. M. Owens, the rector, was assisted in performing the ceremony by Rev. J. A. McMurray, pastor of the Floyd Street Presbyterian Church. The groomsmen and bridesmaids entered in the following order: Miss Edna Hutter and Charles Abbot, Miss Jennie Heald and Miss Elizabeth Adams, followed by R. O. Horton and R. T. Watts, jr.: Miss Mary Payne and Miss Fannie Caskie, followed by James T. Adams and Wistar M. Heald: Miss Sallie Hammer and Miss Edith Montgomery, followed by Joseph Stebbins, jr., and R.C.Blackford. The maid of honor was Miss Edith Otey. The best man was J.M.Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Sackett will take a Southern tour before returning to the city to live."
  4. "Virginia Marriages, 1785–1940", database, FamilySearch, "Lynchburg, Virginia, 7 Nov 1906, Henry Moseley Sackett, 32, single, b. Appomattox County, son of Chas H & Louisa M Sackett; to Nina Norvell Otey, 22, single, b. Lynchburg, dau of W Hayes & Sallie E Otey."
  5. Marriage record.
  6. Death record.
  7. "Virginia Death Records, 1912–2014", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Mina Otey, d. 4 Oct 1971, at Liberty House, 221 Woodland Ave, Lynchburg, age 87, b. Lynchburg, 31 Aug 1884, res 221 Cleveland Ave, Lynchburg, widowed, housewife, father Walter Hayes Otey, mother Sarah Elisabeth Wyatt, spouse Henry Moseley Sackett, informant Paul E Sackett, cause cerebral thrombosis, bur. Spring Hill Cem, Lynchburg, VA."
  8. Website Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://archive.org), The Times (Richmond, Va.), January 11, 1900, p. 8, col. 2—Virginians in New York—H. M. Sackett.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), September 25, 1901, p. 8, col. 4—Charles H. and Henry M. Sackett, executors of will.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), April 25, 1902, p. 6, col. 6—H. M. Sackett qualified to practice law in the Chancery Court.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), December 16, 1902, p. 5, col. 2—H. M. Sackett best man at wedding.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), December 20, 1904, p. 5, col. 3—Henry M. Sackett, vice-president of The Rivermont Realty Company.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 22, 1907, p. 5, col. 2—Sackett and Sackett representing The Rivermont Realty Company.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 09, 1908, p. 6, col. 4—Mr. Henry Sackett visitng Appomattox.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), November 9, 1908, p. 7, col. 5—Mrs. Henry Sackett attending wedding.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 15, 1909, p. 15, col. 5—H M Sackett visiting Jefferson Park Hotel.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 12, 1909, Sporting Section, p. 12, col. 1—H. M. Sackett, chairman of the good roads committee.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 26, 1909, Sporting Section, p. 15, col. 4—H M Sackett to represent Virginia at the Southern Appalachian Good Roads Convention.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 27, 1909, p. 3, col. 5—H M Sackett delegate at Good Roads Rally for Lynchburg.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), December 13, 1909, p. 2, col. 6—H M Sackett vice-president of Lynchburg Sunday School Association.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), April 15, 1910, p. 3, col. 1—H M Sackett appointed commissioner in legal action.
  9. Website Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://archive.org), Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 10, 1901, p. 1, col. 4—Mr. H. M. Sackett in boxes at horse show.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), April 15, 1902, p. 3, col. 5—Henry M. Sackett among prominent gentlemen organizing Lynchburg horse show.
    Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), April 16, 1902, p. 7, col. 5—same story.
    The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), May 31, 1902, p. 7, col. 7—H M Sackett a vice-president of Albemarle Horse-Show Association.
    The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 6, 1902, p. 20, col. 2—H. M. Sackett, president of Lynchburg Horse Show Association.
    Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 30, 1902, p. 8, col. 1—H M Sackett exhibitor at Albemarle Horse Show.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), July 30, 1902, p. 5, col. 5—same story.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), July 31, 1902, p. 2, col. 4—H M Sackett at Albemarle Horse Show.
    The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 31, 1902, p. 3, col. 2—H M Sackett at Albemarle Horse Show.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), August 1, 1902, p. 1, col. 5—H M Sackett at Albemarle Horse Show.
    Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 1, 1902, p. 5, col. 7—H M Sackett at Albemarle Horse Show.
    The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 2, 1902, p. 1, col. 6—H M Sackett at Albemarle Horse Show.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), August 2, 1902, p. 2, col. 4—H M Sackett at Albemarle Horse Show.
    Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 3, 1902, p. 24, col. 6—H M Sackett at Albemarle Horse Show.
    The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 14, 1902, p. 2, col. 2—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 9, 1902, p. 1, col. 3—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), October 14, 1902, p. 3, col. 6—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), October 23, 1902, p. 3 col. 5—H. M. Sackett, president of the Horse Show Association.
    Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 23, 1902, p. 4, col. 6—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 24 1902, p. 2, col. 1—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), October 25, 1902, p. 1, col. 7—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 25, 1902, p. 2, col. 2—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times (Richmond, Va.), December 21, 1902, p. 31, col. 4—Henry Sackett, president of the Horse Show, had a remarkable escape from death this morning while fox hunting...
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 9, 1903, p. 1, col. 3, p. 2, col. 6—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 10, 1903, p. 2, col. 5—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.) October 11, 1903, p. 2, col. 1—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 11, 1903, p. 3, cols. 1, 2—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 17, 1903, p. 2, col. 1—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 26, 1904, p. 5—H M Sackett delegate to the Virginia Horse Show Association.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), Sunday, March 13, 1904, p. 9, col. 3—H M Sackett president of Lynchburg Horse Show Association.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 15, 1904, p. 7, col. 1–2—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 4, 1904, p. 5, cols. 4–5—H M Sackett and Albemarle Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 5, 1904, p. 5, col. 2—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 13, 1904, pp. 1, 3; col. 3—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 23, 1905, p. 16, col. 5—H M Sackett and Fredericksburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 6, 1905, p. 17—H M Sackett and Staunton Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.) September 10, 1905, p. 16, col. 3—H M Sackett president of Lynchburg Horse Show Association.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 5, 1905, p. 3, cols. 5–6—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 7, 1905, p. 3, col. 2—H M Sackett and Lynchburg Horse Show.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), November 17, 1905, p. 9, col. 5—H M Sackett foxhunting with The Oak Ridge Hunt Club.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), November 23, 1908, p. 5, col. 5—H M Sackett member of the Oakwood Club.
    The Times Dispatch (Richmond Va.), October 1, 1909, p. 7, col. 5—H M Sackett in Horse Show.
  10. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 1353, FHL film 1255353, p. 346A, Enumeration District 007
    Clover Hill Magisterial District, Appomattox County, Virginia
    Sackett, Chs H, 35, lawyer & farmer, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Louisa, 36, wife, keeping house, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Henry M, 6, son, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Eva A, 5, dau, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Anna Belle, 3, dau, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Janie L, 1, dau, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Patterson, Joel W, 21, laborer, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA.
  11. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 1734, p. 13A, Enumeration District 0085, FHL microfilm 1241734
    Filmon Street, Lynchburg, Virginia
    Sackett, Chas H, head, b. Jun 1845, 54, wd, b. VA, father b. CT, mother b. TN, lawyer, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Henry Moseley, son, b. Mar 1874, 26, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, lawyer
    Sale, Annie Belle, dau, b. May 1877, 23, m. 4y, 2 ch, both living, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sale, Elizabeth G, gdau, b. Sep 1897, 2, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sale, Louise Moseley, gdau, b. Feb 1899, 1, b. GA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Janie L, dau, b. Jan 1879, 21, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Alice Winston, dau, b. Nov 1880, 19, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Collins, Lavinia A, nurse, black, b. Apr 1854, 46, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, nurse.
  12. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_1634, p. 7A, Enumeration District 0083, FHL microfilm 1375647
    Federal Street, Lynchburg City, Virginia
    Sackett, Henry M, head, 36, m. 3y, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, lawyer, general practice, home rented
    Sackett, Minor O, wife, 25, m. 3y, 1 ch, living, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Paul E, son, 2, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Thomas, Sarah, servant, white, 21, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, cook, private family
    Butter, Mary, servant, black, 20, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, nurse, private family.
  13. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, FamilySearch, Virginia, Lynchburg. Roll: 1984810.
    "Serial No. 868, Order No. A1264, Henry Moseley Sackett, age 44. Res: 221 Woodland Ave., Lynchburg, Virginia. Born 26 Mar 1874, white, U.S. citizen, native born. Occ.: Lawyer, 402 Krise Bldg., Lynchburg. Nearest relative: Mina Otey Sackett, 221 Woodland Ave. Descrip: Tall, med. build, blue eyes, grey hair, no disabilities. Reg.: 12 Sep 1918, Lynchburg, Va."
  14. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_1896, p. 4B, Enumeration District 4, image 689
    Woodland Avenue, Lynchburg City, Virginia
    Sackett, Henry M, head, owned home free of mortgage, 45, married, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, lawyer, general practice, own account
    Sackett, Mina, wife, 35, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Paul, son, 12, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Henry, son, 8, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Sallie, dau, 5, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Otey, Edith, sister-in-law, 33, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA.
  15. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 2468, p. 10A, Enumeration District 0004, image 289.0, FHL microfilm 2342202
    Woodland Ave, Lynchburg City, Virginia
    Sackett, Mina N, head, home owned, $15,000, 45, m. at 22, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Paul E, son, 22, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Henry M, son, 18, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Sallie W, dau, 15, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Sackett, Charles H, son, 5, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    Otey, Edith S, sister, 44, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA
    McDaniel, Frances, servant, 33, single, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA.
Reference5755.9Q.7
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