William Chester Sackett

FatherAaron Sackett (1791-1872)
MotherHuldah Camelia Tanner (1793-1855)
Marriage1857, Summit CountyGHarriet L Galbraith2,4
William Chester Sackett, farmer of Summit County, Ohio, son of Aaron Sackett and Huldah Camelia Tanner, was born in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 29 October 1827.1 He died aged 75 at home in Coventry, Summit CountyG, on 14 November 19022,3 and was buried at Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit CountyG.5 He married in Summit CountyG on 18 March 1857, Harriet L Galbraith, daughter of Henry H Galbraith and Ann Langworthy.2,4 Harriet was born in Mogadore, Summit CountyG, on 25 July 1837.2 She died aged 68 in CoventryG on 14 January 19062 and was buried at Glendale CemeteryG.6
     In 1850 William was living in Tallmadge, Summit County, OhioG, in the household of his parents Aaron and Huldah, and was recorded in the census as William C Sackett, a farmer, aged 22 and born in Connecticut.7
     In 1860 he was living in Copley, Summit CountyG, and was recorded as William Sackett, a farmer, aged 32. Living with him were his wife Hattie, 22, and their children, Clarence, 2, and Hattie, aged one.8
     In 1870 he was living in CopleyG and was recorded as William C Sackett, a farmer & sawmill proprietor, aged 43. Living with him were his wife Harriet, 34, their children, Clarence, 12, and William A, aged four, and William C's father Aaron, aged 80.9
     In 1880 he was living in CopleyG and was recorded as William C Sackett, a farmer and dairyman, head of household, aged 52. Living with him were his wife Harriet, 42, and their son William, aged 14.10
     In 1900 he was living in CoventryG and was recorded as William C Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 72. Living with him were his wife Harriet, 62, his widowed sister Maria Kellogg, 68, and Harriet's unmarried brother James Galbraith, 57.11
William C. Sackett, farmer; P.O. Akron; born in Litchfield Co., Conn., Oct. 29, 1827, the son of Aaron and Huldah C. (Tanner) Sackett; Aaron was born Jan. 7, 1791, and Huldah Aug. 10, 1793; they were married May 15, 1816, and the parents of ten children as follows: Theodosia, now Mrs. Seth B. Hall, of Huston, Texas; Harriet, now Mrs. W. A. Hanford, of Cuyahoga Falls; George, now of Cuyahoga Falls; Sarah, died, aged 14; Emeline, died in 1867, aged 42; William C., of Copley; Seth, now of Colorado; Maria C., now Mrs. Cornelius Kellogg, of Freedom, Portage Co.; Frances A., married Bruice Baldwin and moved to Missouri, where she died; Sarah M., now Mrs. H. C. Grant, of Cuyahoga Falls. Aaron was always a farmer; he died at the residence of his son William, June 8, 1872. The father of Huldah C. Tanner served in the Revolutionary War, and his widow drew a pension for many years previous to her death; Huldah was a member of the Congregational Church at Tallmadge; she died April 24, 1855. When the subject of this sketch was about 10 years of age, his parents removed to Ohio and settled in Tallmadge Township; William was educated mostly in the schools of Tallmadge; he attended the High School of Akron during the winter of 1848–49, when M. D. Leggett, formerly U. S. Commissioner of Patents, was Principal; then farmed land on Chuckery Plains north of Akron for about two summers. In the fall of 1851, he left Summit County for California and Oregon, where he remained four years. During most of this time he was engaged in mining, at first near Shasta City, which was then at the head of wagon navigation, and then for about one year in the neighborhood of Jacksonville, Oregon, situated at the head of Rogue River Valley. Mr. Sackett returned to Ohio in the summer of 1855, and in the fall purchased from George Sackett, his brother, the farm upon which he now resides; the land was then known as the Isaac C. Isbel property, and familiar to most people as the "Copley Swamp." Mr. Sackett was married in the year 1857, to Miss Hatty L., daughter of Henry Galbraith, of Akron; he is the father of four children—Clarence, died, aged 18; Hattie, died, aged 6; Ina, died, aged 4; William A., his only living child, is now a student of the Akron High Schools; he was born in March, 1866.

—William Henry Perrin, History of Summit County, Ohio
William C Sackett (1827–1902), Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio
(Src: Find A Grave, absintheminded)
Harriet (Galbraith) Sackett (1837–1906), Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio
(Src: Find A Grave, Zella)

Children of William Chester Sackett and Harriet L Galbraith

3896 [sic: 3893]. William Chester Sackett, 1827–1902, of Akron, Ohio, son of (1522) Aaron and Huldah Camelia Tanner Sackett, was married, Mar. 18, 1857, to Harriet L. Galbraith, 18__–1906, daughter of Henry H. Galbraith and Ann Longworthy. Mr. Sackett was born in Warren, Conn. When about ten years of age he removed with his parents to Talmadge, O., and was brought up to the business of general farming. In 1851 he went to California, in which state, and Oregon, he remained for four years. Returning to Ohio he purchased from his brother, George, an extensive farm in Copley Township, Summit County, on which he resided until 1893, when he removed to a farm in Portage Township, on which he lived until the Spring of 1898, when he removed to a farm he had purchased in Coventry Township, on which he ended his days. He was a man of prominence in whatever community he lived, and served five years as president of Summit County Agricultural Society. Mrs. Sackett died at the farm in Coventry, Jan. 14, 1906.
6785. Clarence H. Sackett, b. Mar. 25, 1858, d. Oct. 22, 1875.
6786. Hattie Galbraith Sackett, b. Apr. 26, 1859, d. Jan. 19, 1865.
6787. Ina Frank Sackett, b. Mar. 31, 1861, d. Mar. 31, 1865.
6788. William A. Sackett, b. Nov. 27, 1866; unmarried 1907.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "[Sacket], William Chester, s. [Aaron & Huldah], b. Oct. 29, 1827. Warren Vital Records, 1:145."
  2. William B Doyle, Centennial history of Summit County, Ohio and representative citizens (Chicago, IL: Biographical Pub. Co., 1908).
  3. "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854–1997" (FamilySearch transcript), "Wm. C. Sackett, 75, b. Conn., married, farmer, d. Coventry, Summit, Ohio, 14 Nov 1902. LDS database citing film 900949."
  4. "Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774–1993" (Ancestry transcript), "18 Mar 1857, Summit County, Ohio, Wm C Sackett and Hattie S Galbraith."
  5. Find a Grave.
  6. Obituary.
  7. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_732, p. 484
    Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio, 18 Sep 1850
    Sackett, Aaron, 59, m, farmer, b. CT
    Sackett, Huldah C., 57, f, b. CT
    Sackett, William C., 22, m, farmer, b. CT
    Sackett, Sarah, 12, f, b. NY
    Hanford, George, 22, m, laborer, b. CT
    Brewer, Lewis, 27, m, laborer, b. ENG.
  8. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll: M653_1039; Page: 31; Family History Library Film: 805039
    Copley, Summit County, Ohio, 8 Jun 1860
    Sackett, William, 32, farmer, real estate $1,200, personal estate $2,000, b. CT
    Sackett, Hattie, 22, b. OH
    Sackett, Clarence H, 2, b. OH
    Sackett, Hattie G, 1, b. OH.
  9. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll: M593_1270; Page: 171B; Family History Library Film: 552769
    Copley, Summit County, Ohio, 13 Aug 1870
    Sackett, William C, 43, farmer & sawmill proprietor, real estate $30,000, personal estate $3,400, b. CT
    Sackett, Harriet L, 34, keeping house, b. OH
    Sackett, Clarance H, 12, attending school, b. OH
    Sackett, William A, 4, at home, b. OH
    Sackett, Aaron, 80, at home, b. CT.
  10. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1255069 NA T9-1069/167A
    Copley, Summit, Ohio
    William C. Sackett, head, married, 52, b. CT, farmer & dairyman, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Harriet L. Sackett, wife, 42, b. OH, keeping house, father b. Scotland, mother b. NY
    William A. Sackett, son, 14, b. OH, at school, father b. CT, mother b. OH.
  11. 1900 United States Federal Census, Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1241324
    Coventry, Summit County, Ohio, 8 Jun 1900
    Sackett, William C, head, b. Oct 1827, 72, m. 43y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, farmer, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, Harriet L, wife, b. Jul 1837, 62, m. 43y, b. OH, father b. Ireland, mother b. NY
    Galbraith, James, b-in-law, b. Jan 1843, 57, single, b. OH, father b. Ireland, mother b. NY, farmer
    Kellog, Maria S, sister, b. Jan 1832, 68, wd, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT.
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
5th great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited28 Sep 2022

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