Amos Mead Sackett

FatherJustus Sackett Jr (1777-1854)
MotherClarissa Belcher (1783-1844)
Birth1812, ConnecticutG,1
Baptism1815, Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG,2
Marriage1834, New York CityGSarah Elisabeth Adeline Mead1
Amos Mead Sackett, son of Justus Sackett Jr and Clarissa Belcher, was born in ConnecticutG on 29 December 18121 and baptized at the Second Congregational Church, Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 10 September 1815.2 He died aged 56 on 9 May 18691,3 and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York CityG.4 He married in New York CityG on 31 August 1834, Sarah Elisabeth Adeline Mead, daughter of States Morris Mead and Lydia Holmes.1 Sarah was born in about 1817.1,5 She died aged about 75 in ManhattanG on 20 August 18921,6 and was buried at Woodlawn CemeteryG.4
     Amos was listed in New York City directories in 1838 to 1840, with premises at Water Street, ManhattanG, where he was in business with his brother Elisha.7,8
     Amos was listed in the 1840 census as a householder in New York CityG.9
     In 1850 he was living in New York CityG and was recorded as Amos M Sackett, a merchant, aged 38 and born in Connecticut. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 35, and their children, Hannah, 14, States, 10, Charles, 8, and Julia, aged one.10
     Amos was listed in the New York City Directory in 1857 as a grocer with three business premises. In 1868 he was listed as a merchant and in 1870 (by which date he had died) as a tea (merchant). His widow Sarah was listed in 1872.11
     In 1860 Amos was living at New York CityG and was recorded in the census as A M Sackett, a merchant, aged 47. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 44, and their children States, 17, Charles, 17, Julia, 10, Howard, 8, and Lydia Amelia, aged seven. Also in the household were Silas Maid [presumably Mead], 70, and Ann Maid, 64. There were four female servants in the household.12
     Amos was described on his death record as a tea broker.3
     Amos's widow Sarah made a will in New York CityG on 18 June 1889. She appointed her son States trustee of all her estate, the income of which was to be used for the maintenance of her invalid son Howard during his lifetime. After Howard's death, the estate was to be shared among her children, States receiving $5,000 or 5/18ths of the estate, and her other children, Hannah, Charles, Julia, Lydia, and Adeline, each receiving a 1/5th share of the remainder. Unusually the will stated an estimate of the value of the estate—$18,000—presumably to establish a context for the bequest to States. Although the wording is ambiguous, it was probably intended that the sum of $5,000 be a minimum amount, with upward adjustment on the assumption that the estate would increase in value, so that States' share would be approximately double that of each of his siblings. The will was proved at the New York City Surrogate's Court on 7 October 1897.13
Will of Sarah E Sackett, widow of New York City.
Date: 18 Jun 1889.
Proved: Surrogate's Court, New York City, 7 Oct 1897.
Testator: Sarah E Sackett, widow of New York City.
Son States Mead Sackett in trust, all real estate with income used for benefit of invalid son Howard Mortimer Sackett.
After death of Howard:
Son States Mead Sackett, $5,000 or 5/18ths of total estate.
Other children, Hannah Caroline Harper, Charles Edgar Sackett, Julia Sackett Chesebro, Lydia Amelia Muir, Adeline Sackett Morgan, 1/5th each of residue after States' share.
Executor: States Mead Sackett.
Witnesses: Foster Debevoise, Arthur P Baldwin.
Amos Mead Sackett (1812–1869), Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
(Src: Find A Grave, Linda L)
Sarah Elizabeth (Mead) Sackett (1817–1892), Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
(Src: Find A Grave, Linda L)

Children of Amos Mead Sackett and Sarah Elisabeth Adeline Mead

2215. Amos Mead Sackett, 1812–1870, of Greenwich, Conn., and New York City, son of (830) Justus and Clarissa Belcher Sackett, was married in New York City, Aug. 31, 1834, to Sarah Elisabeth Adeline Mead, 1806-1892, daughter of States Morris Mead and his wife Lydia Holmes.
4847. Hannah Caroline Sackett, b. May 5, 1836; m. J. Abner Harper.
4848. Josephine Sackett, b. Feb. 9, 1838, d. Aug. 9, 1839.
4849. States Mead Sackett, b. Apr. 10, 1840; m. Harriet L. Palmer.
4850. Charles Edgar Sackett, b. Dec. 8, 1841; m. Catherine B. Wilson.
4851. Frederick Hamilton Sackett, b. Oct. 8, 1843, d. July 30, 1844.
4852. Lydia Mead Sackett, b. Apr. 15, 1847, d. Sept. 28, 1849.
4853. Julia Belcher Sackett, b. July 28, 1849; m. Luke B. Chesbro.
4854. Howard Mortimer Sackett, b. Sept. 21, 1851, d. Mar. 5, 1901.
4855. Lydia Amelia Sackett, b. Apr. 1, 1853; m. Joseph Muir.
4856. Clara Belcher Sackett, b. June 11, 1858, d. May 3, 1859.
4857. Adeline Mead Sackett, b. Oct. 22, 1860; m. Major R. Morgan.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "2215. Amos Meade Sackett, b. Dec. 29, 1812, d. in May 1869; m. Sarah E. A. Mead."
  2. "Church Records of Greenwich, Connecticut" (American Ancestors transcript), baptism, Second Congregational Church, 1815 "Sackett, Elisha Belcher, Justus Ralph, Mary, William Henry, Clarissa, Amos Mead, and Alice Belcher, children of Justus and Clarissa Sackett, Sept. 10."
  3. "New York, U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, 1850–1880" (Ancestry image), "Sacket, Amos M, 57, married, d. New York, NY, May 1869, tea broker, cause apoplexy, b. CT."
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. Census.
  6. "New York, New York, Death Index, 1892–1902" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Sarah E, d. Manhattan, New York, 20 Aug 1892, age 75."
  7. "Manhattan New York City Directory: 1839-40" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett Amos M, 33 Water, h Seventh N Avenue 1st."
  8. "Longworth's American almanack, New-York register, and city directory" (American Ancestors image), 1838, "Sackett Amos M. 35 Water h. 129 Franklin.", "Sackett & Brothers, merchants 35 Water."; 1840, "Sackett Amos M. 9 Water h. 78 Seventh n. Av. 1st.", "Sackett & Brothers, merchants 9 Water."
  9. 1840 United States census, "Amos Sackett, New York Ward 17, New York State, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 20-29, 1 female under 5, 1 female 15-19, 2 females 20-29, total 6."
  10. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 556, p 360a
    New York Ward 17, New York, New York
    Sackett, Amos M, 38, merchant, b. CT
    Sackett, Sarah E, 35, b. NY
    Sackett, Hannah C, 14, b. NY
    Sackett, States M, 10, b. NY
    Sackett, Charles E, 8, b. NY
    Sackett, Julia B, 1, b. NY.
  11. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), New York, New York, City Directory, 1857, "Sackett Amos M. grocer, 26 Pearl, 2 Water & 38 Whitehall, h 200 Fifth av."; 1868, "Sackett Amos M. mer. h E. 125th n Fourth av."; 1870, "Sackett Amos M. tea, 98 Wall, h 65 E. 125th."; 1872, "Sackett Sarah E. wid. Amos M. h 55 E. 125th."
  12. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll M653_813, p 511, FHL film 803813
    New York Ward 18 District 4, New York, New York
    Sackett, A M, 47, m, merchant, real estate $10000, personal estate $4000, b. CT
    Sackett, S A, 44, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Stus? [sic], 17, m, clerk, b. NY
    Sackett, Charles E, 17, clerk, b. NY
    Sackett, Jewlia B [sic], 10, b. NY
    Sackett, Howard, 8, b. NY
    Sackett, M L, 7, f, b. NY
    Cavanagh, Ann, 25, servant, b. Ireland
    McKawn, Rosey, 22, servant, b. Ireland
    Farrell, Margret, 20, servant, b. Ireland
    Markey, Elizabeth, 28, servant, b. Ireland
    Maid, Silas M, 70, gent, b. CT
    Maid, Ann H, 64, b. CT.
  13. "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999" (Ancestry image).
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Noel Armstrong & Annie Corbin Harper relationship chart
Descendants of Justus Sackett (1777–1854)
Last Edited24 Nov 2023
Sackett Database6580 Amos Mead Sackett

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