Polly Wright Sackett

FatherSamuel Sackett (1790-1846)
MotherSarah Wright (1791-1862)
Polly Wright Sackett, daughter of Samuel Sackett and Sarah Wright, was born in Lowville, Lewis County, New York StateG, on 13 April 1819.1 She died aged 45 in LowvilleG on 8 April 1865.2 She married in Lowville, Lewis County, New York StateG, on 19 January 1841, Harvey Weller, son of Silas Weller and Nancy Bush.2 Harvey was born in LowvilleG on 9 February 1815.2 He died aged 68 in LowvilleG on 4 March 1883.1
Harvey Weller
(Src: History of Lewis County)

Children of Polly Wright Sackett and Harvey Weller

Harvey Weller [s. of Silas Weller & Nancy Bush] was born in the northern portion of the town of Lowville February 9, 1815. Here he lived until he was fourteen years of age, when his father bound him out to a neighbor, William Bush, until he was of age, for a compensation of three months' schooling in the year, a suit of broadcloth clothes, and fifty dollars in money. When the time arrived when he was to start in life for himself, he very sensibly took, instead of the broadcloth, a suit of homespun and the difference in money. During his time of bondage, which was in the days of militia service. by engaging a substitute in his place and purchasing provisions and notions, which he retailed on general training days, he realized above expenses, from four to six dollars per day, which he saved to add to the meagre sum which was to accrue to him when he attained his majority. He also realized a small amount from trapping nights and mornings, after and before the hours of his labor. By these different ways, at the age of twenty-one, he found himself in possession of about one hundred dollars.
     After his majority was attained, he leased of Mr. Bush his cloth mill, where for some time he was engaged in cloth dressing, and afterwards for several years leased the Bush farm. At the age of twenty-six, he married Polly W. Sackett, of Lowville, Jan. 19, 1841, who was born April 13, 1819. At about this time he purchased his first land in the northern part of the town of Lowville, where he passed his life. Polly, his wife, died April 8, 1865, and on the 6th of March, 1866, he married Mary Benedict, of Turin, who died June 24, 1882. Harvey Weller died March 4, 1883. His children are:—Duane, born November 28, 1842, died October 23, 1859; Josephine, (adopted) born December 12, 1846, died in the fall of 1879; Emma V., died February 13, 1880; Amelia L., (Mrs. J. Clinton Benedict) born January 12, 1850; Darius E., born July 28, 1858; Perry D., born February 26, 1860.

—Franklin Benjamin Hough, History of Lewis County, New York, D Mason & Co, Syracuse, NY (1883), pp 420-421

 Notes & Citations

  1. Franklin Benjamin Hough, History of Lewis County, New York, D Mason & Co, Syracuse, NY (1883), digital image, Internet Archive (archive.org).
  2. Franklin Benjamin Hough, History of Lewis County, New York, p xviii, "Weller Harvey, p o Lowville, farmer, 300 acres, born in Lowville in 1815; wife, Polly W. Sackett of county, married in 1841; died in 1865; children five, living three; second wife, Mary Benedict of county, married March 6, 1866. Parents, Silas and Nancy Bush Weller."
Sackett line7th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited4 Sep 2022
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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