Charles D Sackett

FatherJabez B Sackett (1788-1870)
MotherAnna Dewey (1794-1832)
Death1862, Jamestown, New York StateG,1,2
Marriage1856Mary A Dickson1,2
Charles D Sackett, son of Jabez B Sackett and Anna Dewey, was born on 21 June 1820.1,2 He died aged 41 in Jamestown, New York StateG, on 27 May 1862.1,2 He married on 4 November 1856, Mary A Dickson, daughter of William Dickson and Eliza Dickson.1,2
     Charles was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Mead, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, on 9 May 1862 and proved on 3 January 1871. He was to receive $500 raised from the sale of land.

Children of Charles D Sackett and Mary A Dickson

1301. Charles D. Sackett, 1820–1862, of Norwich, Mass., and Jamestown, N. Y., son of (579) Jabes B. and Ann Dewey Sacket, was married, Nov. 4, 1856, to Mary A Dickson, 1832–1902, daughter of William Dickson and his wife Eliza Dickson, daughter of Samuel Dickson. Mr. Sackett entered Allegheny College when about 18 years of age and "engaged in classic studies" with such energy that before the end of his junior year his health gave way so completely that his life was despaired of. He eventually recovered his health, but was not able to resume his studies. In 1652 [sic: 1852] he was one of the editors and proprietors of the Jamestown Journal, which paper, in 1860, was issued under the firm name of Sackett & Bishop. In 1862, in company with Hon. Reuben E. Fenton, he visited Washington and the seat of war. This visit resulted in his returning to his home in an advanced stage of typhoid, from which he did not recover. A close friend, in writing of him a short time after his death, says: "His like it were hard to find; firm to the truth as steel, honest and refined gold, unwavering as the orb of a planet in the defence of justice and the right, a friend whom you could trust as your right hand, a writer, condensed, sharp and terse, crowding an ocean of thought into a nutshell of a sentence . . . The Journal, under his hand, was a model of pure and elevated thought and sentiment, independent and fearless, considerate and courteous, with a definite purpose to which personal and pecuniary aims were subordinate, viz.: the lifting up of the community to a higher plane of intelligence and morality."
3303. Clara E. Sackett, b. May 13, 1859.
3304. Charles E. Sackett, b. Dec. 24, 1861.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1301. Charles D. Sacket, b. June 21, 1820, d. May 27, 1862; m. Mary A. Dickson."
  2. Adelbert M Dewey, Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., and Dewey Family History, Dewey Publishing Company, Westfield, MA (1898), digital image,, p314, "Charles D. [Sackett, son of Jabez Sackett & Ann Dewey], b. Jan. 21, 1820; an editor at Mayville, N.Y.; d. May 27, 1862, ag. 42; m. Nov. 4, 1856, Mary A. Dickson; children: Clara, b. May 13, 1859; Charles, b. Dec. 24, 1861."
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited24 May 2022

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