Gurdon L Sackett

(c 1814-)
FatherJohn Sackett (say 1784-1847)
MotherEunice Leffingwell (c 1790-)
Gurdon L Sackett, son of John Sackett and Eunice Leffingwell, was born in MassachusettsG in about 1814.1,2 He married first Margaret ___.1 Margaret was born in IrelandG in about 1819.1 He married second in Winnebago County, IllinoisG, on 2 June 1851, Jane Smith.3
     In 1837 Gurdon was taxed on a landholding of 50 acres in Denmark, Ashtabula County, OhioG.4
     In 1850 Gurdon was living in Newark, Rock County, WisconsinG, and was recorded in the census as Gurdon L Sackett, a farmer, aged 36 and born in Massachusetts. His wife Margaret, 31, was living with him. There was also a child, Milton Crompton, aged nine, in the household.5

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Albert Leffingwell, The Leffingwell Record: A Genealogy of the Descendants of Lt. Thomas Leffingwell, Leffingwell Publishing Company, Aurora, New York (1897), digital image, Internet Archive (, "Eunice [Leffingwell, d. of Elisha Leffingwell and Betsey Barney], b. abt. 1790; m. John Sackett, and had children: Gurdon, Elisha, Perit, Alonzo, Corinth, Eunice, and Lucretia."
  3. "Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860–1920" (Ancestry transcript), "2 Jun 1851, Winnebago, Illinois, Gurdon Sackett & Jane Smith."
  4. "Ohio, U.S., Tax Records, 1800-1850" (Ancestry image), Denmark Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, 1837, "Sackett, Gurdon, lot N, 50 acres, value $92, tax $1.12."
  5. 1850 United States Federal Census
    Roll 1005, p 384a
    Newark, Rock, Wisconsin
    Sackett, Gurdon L, 36, farmer, real estate $500, b. MA
    Sackett, Margaret, 31, b. Ireland
    Crompton, Milton, 9, b. IL.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited30 Mar 2022

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