Martin James Sackett

FatherGad Sheldon Sacket (1807-1872)
MotherElmina Miller (1807-1882)
Martin J Sackett
(1832–1909)
(Src: History of Lewis County)
Martin James Sackett, son of Gad Sheldon Sacket and Elmina Miller, was born in Turin, Lewis County, New York StateG, on 15 September 1832.1 He died aged 76 in Lowville, Lewis CountyG, on 21 June 19092 and was buried at Lowville Rural CemeteryG.3 He married in Lewis CountyG on 15 September 1859, Susan E Bush, his fifth cousin, daughter of Isaac W Bush and Olive Peggs.1 Susan was born in New York StateG on 4 March 1836.4,5 She died aged 70 in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York StateG, on 12 March 19065,6 and was buried at Lowville Rural CemeteryG.3
     In 1850 Martin was living in TurinG in the household of his parents Sheldon and Elmina, and was recorded in the census as James Sacket, aged 17 and born in New York.7
     In 1860 he was living in TurinG in the household of his parents Gad and Elmina, and was recorded as James M Sackett, a farmer, aged 28. His wife Susan, 23, was living with him.8
     In 1870 he was living in TurinG and was recorded as Martin J Sackett, a farmer, aged 37. Living with him were his wife Susan, 34, and their children, Estella, 5, and Jennie, aged six months.9
     Martin and his brother George were appointed administrators of their father's estate by the County Court in Lowville, Lewis CountyG, on 16 August 1872.10
     In 1880 he was living in TurinG and was recorded as M J Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 47. Living with him were his wife Susan, 43, and their daughter Jennie, aged ten.11
     In 1892 he was living in LowvilleG and was recorded as Martin J Sackett, a farmer, aged 60. Living with him were his wife Susan, 55, and their daughter Jennie, 23.12
     In 1900 he was living at Dayan Street, LowvilleG, and was recorded as Martin J Sackett, a landlord, head of household, aged 67. His wife Susan, 64, was living with him.13
Martin J Sackett (1832–1909), Lowville Rural Cemetery, Lewis County, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, ValJ)

Children of Martin James Sackett and Susan E Bush


Martin J. Sackett.
The subject of this sketch is of New England parentage, and was born in the town of Turin, September 15, 1832.
     His parents were Gad Sheldon Sackett and Elmina Miller. Their other children were Lucina, born April 27, 1835, married A.L. Kellogg, October, 1856; Lydia, born January 11, 1839, married J. Lucius Seymour, February, 1866; George S., born May 7, 1842; Alson C., born August 27, 1844; Charles K., born March 26, 1848.
     About 1830, the elder Sackett bought a farm in the woods on the western part of the town, on which there was a small clearing and a log cabin, in which Martin was born.
     Those were the rude days of pioneer life, when the dwellings and the school houses were of logs; when stoves were unknown, and the roaring blaze went crackling up the broad fire-place, and men and women sturdily battled with the privations of such a life to insure their children the future days of more comfort, and a higher place of prosperity. In a few years, the elder Sackett built a framed house, and here on the farm, Martin passed his early life.
     He received his education in the common schools, and in Lowville Academy, and taught school seven years, three of which were passed in the schools of Long Island.
     Relinquishing that profession, he became interested in farming and produce dealing, in which business he is now engaged. He is the owner of two hundred and seventy-five acres of land, and has under his control a total of four hundred and seventy-five acres. Mr. Sackett is most fortunate in the location of his farm, as it is situated in one of the pleasantest and most fertile portions of the town, deriving on this account a much enhanced value over lands less favorably located. He has always taken great pride in improving to the best of his ability, the lands in his possession, and the beneficial results of his labors are to be seen in every portion of his estate. The following article, written by the editor of the Lowville Journal and Republican, shows the writer's appreciation of the locality in which Mr. Sackett resides:—
     "A ride at this season of the year on the East road, from the old Sheldon tavern, beyond Martinsburgh, is positive luxury. The road is smooth and hard, while the landscape, even to the hills west covered with verdure and noble trees, is pleasant to the view. The fine, large farm with its nice buildings, of Martin J. Sackett, attracts attention of the passer by; next come the fine farms of Charles J. Phelps, Almon Miller, Walter Miller, Albert Miller, Stephen Silvernail, James Kilham, John Strong, Charles Bush, Cadwell Dewey, and others whos names we do not now recall, many of them having beautiful and commodious farm buildings, handsome barns, with all the appurtenances and conveniences necessary for successful farming. Beyond Deweyville, and on the road to Collinsville, we noticed the large and comfortable farm house of Albert Foster, and further on the rich farms of F.J. Newman and his father, William C. Newman, who lives near Collinsville. From the latter place direct to Constableville, the beautiful and extensive places of Emory Allen and Henry McVicker, are especially attractive."
     He has been assesor of his town three years, but has in general been more content to quietly follow his business than to identify himself too much with politics.
     Mr. Sackett has been for the past twenty years one of the most liberal supporters of the Houseville Methodist Episcopal Church.
     He was married September 15, 1859, to Susan E. Bush, by whom he had two children, Estella M., born December 13, 1864, died June 30, 1878; and Jennie May, born November 18, 1869.

—Franklin Benjamin Hough, History of Lewis County, New York, D Mason & Co, Syracuse, NY (1883), pp 524-526

Personal Statistics
Sackett, Martin J., p o Houseville, grain and dairy farmer, owns 275 acres land, controls 475, born in Turin, September 15, 1832, has been assessor three years; wife, Susan E Bush, married September 15, 1859; children two—Estella M., and Jennie M. Father, Sheldon Sackett.

History of Lewis County, New York, p xxv

 Notes & Citations

  1. Franklin Benjamin Hough, History of Lewis County, New York, D Mason & Co, Syracuse, NY (1883), digital image, Internet Archive (archive.org), p xxv Personal Statistics, "Sackett, Martin J., p o Houseville, grain and dairy farmer, owns 275 acres land, controls 475, born in Turin, September 15, 1832, has been assessor three years; wife, Susan E Bush, married September 15, 1859; children two—Estella M., and Jennie M. Father, Sheldon Sackett."
  2. "New York, Death Index, 1852–1956" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Martin J, d. Lowville, New York, 21 Jun 1909."
  3. Find a Grave.
  4. Census.
  5. Gravestone.
  6. "New York, Death Index, 1852–1956", (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Susan E, d. Mount Vernon, New York, 12 Mar 1906."
  7. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 523, p 66a
    Turin, Lewis, New York
    Sacket, Sheldon, 43, farmer, real estate $4000, b. MA
    Sacket, Elmirah, 44, b. NY
    Sacket, James, 17, b. NY
    Sacket, Lucina, 15, b. NY
    Sacket, Lydia, 11, b. NY
    Sacket, George, 8, b. NY
    Sacket, Harrison, 6, b. NY
    Sacket, Charles, 2, b. NY
    Smitling, Joseph, 15, b. NY.
  8. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll M653_777, p 204, FHL film 803777
    Turin, Lewis, New York
    Sackett, Gad S, 53, farmer, real estate $6000, personal estate $1200, b. MA
    Sackett, Almira, 53, b. NY
    Sackett, Lydia, 21, b. NY
    Sackett, George S, 18, b. NY
    Sackett, Alson C, 15, b. NY
    Sackett, Charles, 11, b. NY
    Sackett, James M, 28, farmer, personal estate $1400, b. NY
    Sackett, Susan E, 23, b. NY.
  9. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593_964, p 631B, FHL film
    Turin, Lewis, New York
    Sackett, Martin J, 37, farmer, real estate $15500, personal estate $5464, b. NY
    Sackett, Susan E, 34, keeping house, b. NY
    Sackett, Estela, 5, b. NY
    Sackett, Jennie, 6/12, b. NY.
  10. "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999" (Ancestry image), Letter of Administration. Gad S Sacket, of Turin, Lewis County, NY, died intestate. Martin J Sacket & George S Sacket appointed administrators of estate. County Court, Lowville, Lewis County, 16 Aug 1872.
  11. 1880 United States Federal Census, Roll 858, p 305B, Enumeration District 182
    Turin, Lewis, New York
    Sackett, M. J., head, 47, farmer, b. NY, father b. MA, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Susan E., wife, 43, keeping house, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Jennie E., daughter, 10, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  12. 1892 New York state census, Lowville, Lewis County, NY
    Sackett, Martin J, 60, b. US, farmer
    Sackett, Susan J, 55, b. US, housewife
    Sackett, Jennie M, 23, b. US.
  13. 1900 United States Federal Census, Page 22, Enumeration District 0063, FHL microfilm
    Dayan Street, Lowville, Lewis, New York
    Sackett, Martin J, head, b. Sep 1832, 67, m. 40y, landlord, b. NY, father b. MA, mother b. NY, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Susan E, wife, b. Apr 1836, 64, m. 40y, 2 ch, 1 living, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
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