Whitman Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1784-1864)
MotherCornelia Olmstead (c 1812-)
Whitman Sackett, son of John Sackett and Cornelia Olmstead, was born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, in July 1839.1 He died there aged 69 on 20 October 1908 and was buried at Putnam Cemetery, GreenwichG.2
     In 1850 Whitman was living in GreenwichG in the household of his parents John and Cornelia, and was recorded in the census as Whitman Sackett, aged eleven and born in Connecticut.3
     In 1860 he was living in GreenwichG in the household of his parents John and Cornelia, and was recorded as Whitman Sackett, a boatman, aged 22.4
     Whitman served in the US Civil War in the 17th Connecticut Volunteers. He enlisted on 11 August 1862, was promoted Corporal in 1864 and Sergeant in 1865, and was mustered out on 19 July 1865.2,5

 Notes & Citations

  1. Sackett database, 19276 Whitman Sackett.
  2. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934" (Ancestry image), 17:35, Inscription, Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, "Sackett, Whitman, Co I 17th Conn Vol, Civil War, died Oct 20, 1908, age 70."
  3. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 38, p 194a
    Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
    Sackett, John, 62, real estate $1600, b. CT
    Sackett, Cornelia, 41, f, b. CT
    Sackett, Oscar, 18, m, b. CT
    Sackett, Julia A., 16, f, b. CT
    Sackett, Eleanor C., 14, f, b. CT
    Sackett, Whitman, 11, m, b. CT
    Sackett, John, 7, m, b. CT
    Sackett, Reubenette, 5, f, b. CT
    Sackett, Charles, 1, m, b. CT.
  4. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll M653_73, p 140, FHL film 803073
    Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Sackett, John, 76, real estate $8000, personal estate $300, b. CT
    Sackett, Cornelia, 48, b. CT
    Sackett, Whitman, 22, boatman, b. CT
    Sackett, John, 18, boatman, b. CT
    Sackett, Reubinett, 15, b. CT
    Sackett, Charles, 12, b. CT.
  5. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion (Hartford, Conn: Press of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1889), History of the Seventeenth Regiment CV Infantry, 660, Company I, Sergeants, "Sackett, Whitman, of Greenwich, enlisted Aug 11, '62, mustered Aug 28, '62. Must. Priv. Pro. Corp. Sep 1, '64; Sergt, June 8, '65. M.o. July 19, '65."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
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 Edited22 Dec 2022

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