|Father||Colonel Orange Sackett (1796-1877)|
|Mother||Amanda Minerva Sheldon (c 1800-1880)|
In 1850 he was living at York, Livingston CountyG, and was recorded as Homer Sacket, a farmer, aged 27 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Mary, 29, and their children, Orange, 2, and Edgar, aged one.5
Homer registered for the US Civil War draft in in about 1863. He was aged 39 and was a farmer, living in AvonG.6
In 1863 Homer was assessed for tax of $4.47 on an income of $149. He was living in AvonG.7
In 1870 Homer was living in Avon, Livingston CountyG, and was recorded in the census as Homer Sackett, farmer, aged 46 and born in New York. His personal estate was valued at $18,850. Living with him were his wife Margaret, 49, (with personal estate of $8,000), and their children, Orange, 22, Edgar, 21, Charles, 18, Sarah, 12, and Cora, aged nine. Also in the household were two female domestic servants and nine male farm laborers.8
In 1880 he was living in AvonG and was recorded as Homer Sackett, head of household, a farmer, married, aged 56. Living with him were his wife Margaret, aged 59, and their children, Orange, 32, Charles, 28, and Cora, aged 19.9
In 1900 he was living at Genesee Street, AvonG, in the household of his daughter Cora and son-in-law Samuel Harman, and was recorded as Homer Sackett, a widower, aged 76.10
3903. Homer Sackett, of Avon, Livingston Co., N. Y., son of (1525) Orange and Anna Mariah Sheldon Sackett, was married to Margaret Mckenzie.
6813. Edgar Sackett.
6814. Charles Sackett.
Homer Sackett, superintendent of water-works in Avon, N.Y., was born in the town of Mendon, Monroe County, in 1823. He has resided in Avon for more than forty years, and is one of the most widely known and highly respected citizens of this beautiful town, holding an important public office, the duties of which he most ably performs. His father, Colonel Orange Sackett, was a native of Warren, Conn; and his grandfather, Homer Sackett, whose name he bears, was a life-long resident of that State, being a farmer by occupation from first to last.
Colonel Orange Sackett came to Monroe County, New York, about 1815, and for a number of years followed a variety of callings, such as farming, selling goods in general stores, and school teaching. He is still remembered as one of the most successful teachers in that region. Finally he opened a general merchandise store on his own account at Riga, Monroe County, and after carrying it on for fourteen years sold out, and removed to the town of York, Livingston County, where he bought a farm of six hundred acres, only twenty acres of which were cleared. This was in 1833, or eleven years after his marriage. The first work he had to do on his unimproved farm, which was very nearly a square mile in area, was to repair the old log house; and in this he and his family lived for many years. In 1822 Colonel Sackett was married to Amanda Minerva Sheldon, of the town of Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass. They reared eight children, four boys and four girls; and at the present writing but one member of this large family has been removed by death. A portion of the original farm still remains in the possession of the Sackett family, it being owned by Samuel, the fifth child born to Colonel Orange and Amanda.
Their first-born was Homer, the subject of this sketch, who was ten years old when they removed to York. He received the rudiments of his education in the Monroe County district schools, and then attended an academy in Connecticut, and later the Lima Seminary. Like his grandfather, Homer Sackett has always been a farmer; and on April 4, 1853, he came to Avon, and rented one of the Wadsworth farms. After living there for about eighteen years, in 1871 he bought the farm he now occupies. He has erected new buildings, and has improved the property in various ways, it now being considered one of the most desirable estates in this section.
Very nearly half a century ago, in 1846, Homer Sackett married Margaret McKenzie, daughter of John D. and Catherine (McArthur) McKenzie. Mr. John D. McKenzie's father came from Scotland with his wife and seven children, settled in York, and had three children born to him after his arrival in this country. He took up a farm at York in 1804, and passed the rest of his days there, dying in 1826. Mrs. Sackett's parents moved to Canada, where her mother died. Her father married again, removed to Winnipeg, and there made his home until his death.
Homer Sackett has five children living—Orange, Edgar G., Charles H., Sarah A., and Cora M. Orange married Ella Briggs, resides in Iowa, and has one child—Irma Sackett. Edgar married Adelaide Brayton, and has two children—Edgar G. and Carrie. Charles married Hattie Robinson, and has two children—Homer and Margaret. Sarah married Charles F. Gwynne, and has two children—Cora M. Ella Gwynne; and Cora M. Sackett married Samuel P. Harman, and has four children—Orange S., Samuel P., Margharita D., and Phoebe A. Harman.
Mr. Homer Sackett was appointed inspector of the Avon water-works when they were put in, in 1888, and now holds the position of superintendent. He served as Supervisor of the town in 1871, has been Assessor for fifteen years, and has discharged his duties in such a manner as to reflect credit on himself and the town he represents. He cast his first Presidential vote in 1844, for Henry Clay, but has been a Republican since the formation of that party.
A speaking likeness of Mr. Sackett will be found among the portraits of men of mark in Livingston and Wyoming Counties that illustrate this volume.
—Biographical Review of the Leading Citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New York, Biographical Review Publishing Company, Boston (1895), 322–5.
Children of Homer Sackett and Margaret McKenzie
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3903. Homer Sacket, m. Margaret McKinzie."
- Email from Irene Haas to Chris Sackett, 20 February 2007.
- "New York, Death Index, 1852–1956" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Homer, d. Rochester, New York, 4 Apr 1906."
- Find a Grave.
- 1850 United States Federal Census
Roll M432_525, p. 293
York, Livingston, New York
Sacket, Homer, 27, m, farmer, b. NY
Sacket, Mary, 29, f, b. Can
Sacket, Orange, 2, m, b. NY
Sacket, Edgar, 1, m, b. NY.
- "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Homer, of Avon, Liv Co, 39, farmer, b. New York, enumerated June 1863, 25th district, Liv, New York, white, class II."
- "US IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862–1918" (Ancestry image), New York, 1863, "Sackett, Homer, of Avon, income, valuation $149, rate 3[%], class A, tax $4.47."
- 1870 United States Federal Census
Roll M593_965, p. 15A, image 34, FHL film 552464
Avon, Livingston County, New York
Sackett, Homer, 46, farmer, [real estate blank], personal estate $18,850, b. New York
Sackett, Margaret, 49, keeping house, personal estate $8,000, b. Canada West
Sackett, Orange E, 22, farm laborer, personal estate $600, b. New York
Sackett, Edgar G, 21, farm laborer, personal estate $500, b. New York
Sackett, Charles H, 18, farm laborer, b. New York
Sackett, Sarah, 12, attending school, b. New York
Sackett, Cora M, 9, attending school, b. New York
Stanton, Catharine, 25, domestic servant, b. Ireland
Welch, Ellen, 23, domestic servant, b. Ireland
Howery, Christopher C, 35, farm laborer, b. New York
Wolf, John, 40, farm laborer, personal estate $200, b. Baden
Stephens, Fredrick, 40, farm laborer, personal estate $100, b. Prussia
Flowerbelt, Henry, 28, farm laborer, b. Darmstadt
Bernick, John, 21, farm laborer, b. Darmstadt
Ripley, Richard, 40, farm laborer, b. New York
Roger, Jacob, 24, farm laborer, b. Darmstadt
Ma..son, James, 24, farm laborer, b. Virginia
Aaron, Obrien, 40, farm laborer, b. New York.
- 1880 United States Federal Census
FHL 1254858, NA T9-0858/1A (TEK)
District 1, Avon, Livingston, New York
Homer Sackett, head, married, 56, b. NY, farmer, father b. CT, mother b. MA
Margaret Sackett, wife, 59, b. Canada, keeping house, father b. Scotland, mother b. Scotland
Orange Sackett, son, single, 32, b. NY, R.R. conductor, father b. NY, mother b. Canada
Charles H Sackett, son, single, 28, b. NY, R.R. clerk, father b. NY, mother b. Canada
Cora M Sackett, dau, single, 19, b. NY, teacher, father b. NY, mother b. Canada
Frank J Weisert, other, single, 25, b. NY, R.R. brakeman, father b. BAV, mother b. NY
William Hardy, other, single, 17, b. NY, laborer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Mary Stokes, other, single, 16, b. Canada, domestic servt., father b. England, mother b. Canada.
- 1900 United States Federal Census
Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0020; FHL microfilm: 1241070
Genesee St, Avon, Livingston County, New York, 1 Jun 1900
Harman, Samuel, head, b. May 1851, 49, m. 19y, b. US, father b. England, mother b. England, [occ. blank]
Harman, Cora M, wife, b. Sep 1860, 39, m. 19y, b. US, father b. US, mother b. US
Harman, Orange S, son, b. Aug 1885, 14, b. US, father b. US, mother b. US, at school
Harman, Samuel P, son, b. Jun 1887, 12, b. US, father b. US, mother b. US, at school
Harman, Marguerieta, dau, b. Mar 1889, 11, b. US, father b. US, mother b. US, at school
Harman, Phoebe A, dau, b. Apr 1891, 9, b. US, father b. US, mother b. US, at school
Sackett, Homer, father-in-law, b. Aug 1823, 76, wd, b. US, father b. US, mother b. US.
|Sackett line||7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
Descendants of Orange Sackett
|Last Edited||18 Nov 2020|