Sonora/Lenora "Nora" Sackett

FatherArchibald Wilson Sackett (1822-1889)
MotherMahala T Burcham
Sonora/Lenora "Nora" Sackett, daughter of Archibald Wilson Sackett and Mahala T Burcham, was born in IllinoisG on 24 November 1856.1,2,3 She married at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, KansasG, on 10 February 1878, Thomas C Harris.1,4 Thomas was born in TennesseeG in about 1853.5
     In 1860 Sonora/Lenora was living in Wright, Wayne County, IowaG, in the household of her parents Wilson and Mahala, and was recorded in the census as Senora Sacket, aged four and born in Illinois.6
     In 1880 she was living in Butler, Bates County, MissouriG, in the household of her husband Thomas Harris, 27, a freight worker, and was recorded as Lenora Harris, aged 24. Living with them were their twin sons, Riley and Wiley, aged one.7

Children of Sonora/Lenora "Nora" Sackett and Thomas C Harris

Sackett line8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 2868
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Brandy Harris-Hodnett and Mary Graff.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6431. Sonora T. Sackett, b. Nov. 24, 1856; m. Thomas Harris."
  2. Thurmon King's database.
  3. There is doubt about the name. The handwriting on the records is ambiguous, the clearest being "S L" but initials only on her marriage certificate. She is named as Nora on her son Riley's obituary.
  4. "Kansas, County Marriages, 1811–1911", digital image,, "Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, 10 Feb 1878, T C Harris, 25, of Scott Tp, Bourbon County; to Miss S L Sackett, 20, of Drywood Tp, Bourbon Tp. By William Mosgrave, JP."
  5. Census.
  6. 1860 US census, digital image,, Roll: M653_344; Page: 52; Family History Library Film: 803344
    Wright, Wayne County, Iowa, 26 Jun 1860
    Sacket, Wilson, 40, farmer, real estate $200, personal estate $100, b. IN [presume enumeration error for KY; "Ind" was dittoed from preceding entry]
    Sacket, Mahalah, 30, b. IL
    Sacket, James, 6, b. IL
    Sacket, Senora, 4, b. IL
    Sacket, William, 2, b. IL
    Perigo, Wesley, 27, teamster, b. KY.
  7. 1880 US census, digital image,, Roll: 673; Family History Film: 1254673; Page: 195C; Enumeration District: 158 (CRS)
    Butler, Bates County, Missouri, 5 Jun 1880
    Harris, Thomas, head, 27, freighting, b. TN, father b. blank, mother b. TN
    Harris, Lenora, wife, 24, keeping house, b. IL, father b. KY, mother b. IN
    Harris, Riley, son, 1, twin, b. MO
    Harris, Wiley, son, 1, twin, b. MO.
Last Edited12 March 2018

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