Captain Orange Sackett
|Father||Colonel Orange Sackett (1796-1877)|
|Mother||Amanda Minerva Sheldon (c 1800-1880)|
In 1850 Orange was living in York, Livingston County, New York StateG, in the household of his parents Orange and (Amanda) Minerva, and was recorded in the census as Orange Sacket, aged 13 and born in New York.8
In 1860 he was living in York, Livingston CountyG, in the household of his parents Orange and Amanda, and was recorded as Orange Sackett, a farmer, aged 22.9
Orange served the Union during the American Civil War, enlisting in the 136th New York Volunteer Infantry as a first lieutenant on 2 August 1862 and being mustered out as captain on 20 June 1865. He fought at Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wohachie, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Knoxville, Atlanta, Savannah, and Bentonville. In later years, Orange was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, an organisation of Civil War veterans set up to help other veterans in need.2,10,11,12
In 1870 he was living at Avon, Livingston CountyG, and was recorded as Orange Sacket Jr, a store clerk, aged 33. His wife Cornelia was living with him.13
In 1880 he was living in York, Livingston CountyG, in the household of his widowed mother Amanda, and was recorded as Orange Sackett, a farmer, aged 42. His wife Cornelia, 43, and their children, William, 12, and John, aged seven, were living with him.14
Orange was listed in the 1890 Veterans Schedules, living at Avon, Livingston CountyG.11
Orange was appointed as US Postmaster for Avon, Livingston CountyG, on 6 January 1892.15
Orange filed for a Civil War veteran's invalidity pension on 2 May 1892.16
In 1900 he was living at River Street, Avon, Livingston CountyG, and was recorded as Orange Sackett, a hotel keeper, head of household, aged 61. Living with him were his second wife, Emma, 51, and his unmarried son John, 26.17
In 1910 he was living at Main Street, Rimersburg, Clarion County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Orange Sackett, a hotel registrar, head of household, aged 71. His wife Emma, 60, was living with him.18
In 1920 he was living at Avon, Livingston CountyG, and was recorded as Orange Sackett, retired, head of household, aged 81. His wife Emma, 65, was living with him.19
Emma filed for a Civil War veteran's widow's pension on 2 February 1926.16
Orange Sackett, Postmaster of Avon, N.Y., has represented this place most ably, not only in the capacity of Village Trustee and in other civil offices, but also on the field of battle; for he saw three years of service during the Rebellion, service so active that less than half of the company in which he was a commissioned officer survived the war. He was born in the same county, Livingston, in the town of New York, July 11, 1837. He comes of New England ancestry, his grandfather, Homer Sackett, having been a native and life-long resident of Connecticut, in which State he followed the occupation of farmer.
Colonel Orange Sackett, the father of the subject of this sketch, was also a native of Connecticut, and for a number of years he taught school there; but he came to New York State at a comparatively early age, and for some time settled in Monroe County. He was an active, enterprising, and industrious man, and engaged in different occupations, carrying on a general store and a pottery for a considerable period, until he finally removed to York, and began the improvement of a six-hundred-acre farm which he had bought there. He had no light task before him, as but twenty of the six hundred acres were cleared; and he had to build a log house to live in. But hard work evidently agreed with him, for he lived to a ripe old age, dying in 1877, at the age of eighty-one, just forty-four years after he had begun to improve the farm. He was married in 1822 to Amanda Minerva Sheldon, of Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass; and they had eight children, four of each sex, their names being as follows—Homer, James, Sarah, Frances, Samuel, Cornelia, Orange, and Minerva.
Orange was the youngest son. He was educated at Lima and Canandaigua, and did farm work until he attained his majority, when he removed to Avon, and became identified with the butcher's and grocer's business. But a much more important undertaking was soon to occupy his energies, the task of helping to preserve the Union; for in August 1862, he enlisted for three years in the One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Volunteer Infantry. He held a commission as First Lieutenant at the time of enlistment, but did not hold it long; for in six months he was promoted to the rank of Captain. The first battle in which he participated was Chancellorsville. This was followed by engagements at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wohachie, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Knoxville, Atlanta, Savannah, Bentonville, and other points. Lieutenant Sackett went out with one hundred men; Captain Sackett returned with but forty-four, eleven being lost at Gettysburg alone. He was mustered out in June, 1865, and, on returning to Avon, re-entered the line of business in which he had been engaged before he went to the front. After a few years he bought a hotel at Avon Springs, and carried it on for three years, when he sold out and removed to Youngstown, Ohio. He there also carried on a hotel for three years, at the end of which time he returned to Avon, where he has since remained. Farming has been his chief business; but he has also engaged in the improvement and handling of real estate, in the fire insurance business, and in the construction of cement sidewalks. Captain Sackett has served as Village Trustee and Clerk, has held the position of School Trustee, and was appointed Postmaster of Avon, January, 1892. He is a charter member of the Avon Hook and Ladder Company, and has been Chief of the Fire Department. He is connected with the Free Masons, and is a prominent member of the Grand Army.
Orange Sackett was married in 1867 to Cornelia U. Van Zandt, daughter of Jesse Van Zandt, who at the present writing is one of the oldest men in the county, he being ninety-four years of age. His parents were Garret and Hannah (Doble) Van Zandt, who came from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at an early period, and were among the pioneer settlers in this section of New York State. Two sons have resulted from this union—William V., who is now in the office of the railroad superintendent at Rochester; and John S., who officiates as Assistant Postmaster at Avon. The mother was removed by death in January, 1893.
Now in the prime of lfe, and holding responsible and important positions, Captain Orange Sackett is a prominent and most useful member of the community in which he has liived so long. He has had a busy and a varied career, has worked hard and diligently to advance the best interests of the town, has proved his devotion to his country as a whole as well as to that section of it in which he lives, and is an honored citizen, who well deserves the popularity he enjoys.
—Biographical Review of the Leading Citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New York, Biographical Review Publishing Company, Boston (1895), 378–9.
(Src: Find A Grave, palib)
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Children of Captain Orange Sackett and Cornelia U Van Zandt
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3908. Orange Sacket."
- Biographical Review of the Leading Citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New York (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1895), 378–9.
- "New York, Death Index, 1852–1956" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Orange, d. Rochester, New York, 16 Dec 1925."
- Find a Grave.
- 1900 census has born Jul 1848.
- 1850 United States census
Roll M432_525, p. 294
York, Livingston, New York
Sacket, Orange, 54, m, farmer, b. Can [sic]
Sacket, Minerva, 50, f, b. MA
Sacket, Jas, 25, m, b. NY
Sacket, Sarah, 23, f, b. NY
Sacket, Frances, 31, f, b. NY
Sacket, Saml, 19, m, b. NY
Sacket, Cornelia, 16, f, b. NY
Sacket, Orange, 13, m, b. NY
Sacket, Minerva, 10, f, b. NY.
- 1860 United States census
Page: 350; Family History Library Film: 803778
York, Livingston County, New York, 16 Jul 1860
Sackett, Orange, 64, farmer, real estate $35,000, personal estate $9,000, b. CT
Sackett, Amanda, 60, b. MA
Sackett, James, 34, farmer, b. NY
Sackett, Sarah, 32, b. NY
Sackett, Samuel, 27, farmer, b. NY
Sackett, Cornelia, 25, b. NY
Sackett, Orange, 22, farmer, b. NY
Sackett, Minerva, 20, b. NY
Spear, Ellen, 28, domestic, b. Ireland
Gallagan, James, 17, labourer, b. Ireland
Marra, Wm, 17, labourer, b. Ireland
Graham, Thomas, 15, labourer, b. NY
Cassada, Edward, 19, labourer, Ireland
Ryne, John, 21, labourer, b. Ireland
Graham, Richard, 12, labourer, b. Ireland.
- "New York, Grand Army of the Republic Records, 1866–1931" (Ancestry image), "Orange Sackett, age 74, b. Fowlerville, res. 4001 Main, Avon, NYD vet, entered service as 1st Lieut, Co G, 136 NYVI, discharged close of war, Capt Co G 136 NYVI."
- "1890 Veterans Schedules" (Ancestry image), Avon, Livingston County, New York, "Orange Sackett, 1st Lieut, G Company, 136 NY Inf, enlisted 2 Aug 1862, discharged 20 June 1865, service 2y 10m 18d, PO address Village of Avon."
- "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Orange, of Avon, Liv Co, 24, butcher, unmarried, b. New York, former service: Capt in 136th NYV in service, enumerated June 1863, 25th district, Liv, New York, white, class I." [entry struck through]
- 1870 United States census
Roll: M593_965; Page: 30B; Family History Library Film: 552464
Avon, Livingston County, New York, 23 Aug 1870
Sacket, Orange Jr, 33, clerk in store, b. NY
Sacket, Cornelia, 31, at home, b. NY.
- 1880 United States census
Roll: 859; Page: 437C; Enumeration District: 041
York, Livingston, New York
Sackett, Amanda M, head, 79, widow, keeping house, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
Sackett, Samuel, son, 47, single, farmer, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. MA
Sackett, Cornelia, dau, 45, single, at home, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. MA
Sackett, Orange, son, 42, married, farmer, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. MA
Sackett, Cornelia U, dau-in-law, 43, at home, b. NY, father b. PA, mother b. PA
Sackett, William V, gson, 12, at school, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sackett, John S, gson, 7, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Tabbs, Catherine, servant, 40, single, servant, b. Ireland, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland
Hemgaan?, Mary, servant, 21, single, servant, b. Ireland, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland
Alderton, George, servant, 55, single, farm laborer, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England
Reddy, Thomas, servant, 20, single, farm laborer, b. Ireland, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland
Greene, Thomas, servant, 16, single, farm laborer, b. Ireland, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland
McLaughlan, Michael, servant, 27, single, farm laborer, b. ONT, father b. ONT, mother b. ONT
Lyons, William, servant, 19, single, farm laborer, b. NY, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland.
- "US Appointments of US Postmasters, 1832–1971" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Orange, appointed Avon, Livingston County, New York, 6 Jan 1892."
- "US Civil War Pension Index 1861–1934" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Orange, dependent: widow Sackett, Emma L, service: G 136 NY Inf, filing NY 2 May 1892 class invalid, filing NY 2 Feb 1926 class widow."
- 1900 United States census
Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0020; FHL microfilm: 1241070
River Street, Avon, Livingston County, New York, 8 Jun 1900
Sackett, Orange, head, b. Jul 1838, 61, m. 3y, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. MA, hotel keeper, home rented
Sackett, Emma S, wife, b. Jul 1848, 51, m. 3y, 2 ch, both living, b. NY, father b. PA, mother b. PA
Sackett, John, son, b. Jul 1873, 26, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, Express Wells Fargo agt.
- 1910 United States census
Roll: T624_1330; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1375343
Main Street, Rimersburg, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, 11 Apr 1910
Sackett, Orange, head, 71, m2. 12y, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, register, hotel
Sackett, Emma, wife, 60, m2. 12y, b. NY, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
- 1920 United States census
Roll: T625_1118; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 36
Avon, Livingston County, New York, 20 Mar 1920
Sackett, Orange, head, 81, married, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, retired
Sackett, Emma, wife, 65, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, housewife.
|Appears in||Sacketts in the Military|
|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||19 Feb 2021|