William Post Sackett

(c 1832-)
FatherJames Horton Sackett (c 1800-1846)
MotherJerusha Post
William Post Sackett, son of James Horton Sackett and Jerusha Post, was born in Brooklyn, New York CityG, in about 1832.1,2,3 He married in New York CityG on 10 May 1852, Margaretta Elizabeth Garner, daughter of Henry Garner and Elizabeth Scott Maken.4,5,6 Margaretta was born in New York CityG on 28 December 1831.7
     In 1850 William was living in Brooklyn, New York City, New York StateG, in the household of his widowed mother Jerusha, and was recorded in the census as William Sacket, a broker, aged 18 and born in New York.8
     In December 1854 William Sackett was found to have misappropriated some $25,000 from the Market Bank in New York where he was employed as the receiving teller. He had used the money to speculate in railroad stocks and bonds. The directors of the bank first tried to handle the matter internally, presumably to avoid negative publicity for the bank, and a substantial sum was recovered, including some $4,100 from William's mother Jerusha. William claimed to have repaid a total of $17,000, but said he could not repay the balance.
     In February 1855 the bank referred the matter to the police and William was arrested while returning to New York from Smithtown, Long Island, where he had been living at his father-in-law's house. Bail was set at $10,000 and a Mr Garnett [probably Henry Garner, his father-in-law] was bound for half the sum. The court was told that William's mother was expected to take the other half.
     The final outcome of the trial is not known, the latest newspaper report found (24 March 1855) indicating that a decision of the court was expected in the following week.
     Three months later, in June 1855, William was living in BrooklynG and was recorded as Mr Sackett, a bookkeeper, aged 24. His wife Margaretta, 20, and two-year-old daughter Ada were living with him. They were boarders in the household of a Hickey family. Also boarding with them was Matilda Sackett, 22, who has not been identified.9
     It is unclear what became of William Sackett following the trial. William and Margaretta are assumed to have divorced. She married second at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaG, on 9 April 1874 Jacob S Brown.10 She died aged 87 as Jacob Brown's widow at 90 East Logan Street, PhiladelphiaG, on 6 September 1919 and was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, PhiladelphiaG, on 10 September 1919.11
     In 1860 a William Sackett, aged 28 and born in New York, was living in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaG, in a boarding house with eleven other occupants including the boarding house keeper, supported by eight domestic staff. William's occupation is not stated.12

Children of William Post Sackett and Margaretta Elizabeth Garner

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "2349. William Post Sackett, m. Margarette E. Garner."
  2. Thurmon King's database, 30917 William Post Sackett.
  3. Census.
  4. "New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801–1880 (Barber Collection)", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Wednesday, May 12, 1852. May 10, Rev Mr Shackfield: William Post Sackett to Margaretta E dau Henry Garner all Bklyn."
  5. "New York City, Marriages, 1600s–1800s", database, Ancestry.com, "12 May 1852, New York City, William Post Sackett & Margaretta E Garner."
  6. "New York City Marriage Notices, 1835–1880", database, Findmypast, "10 May 1852, New York, William Post Sackett, of Brooklyn, New York, to Margaretta E Garner, of Brooklyn, father Henry Garner. New York Herald, 12 May 1852; The Brooklyn Eagle, 12 May 1852."
  7. Death record.
  8. 1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, Roll M432_519, p. 346
    Brooklyn Ward 7, Kings, New York
    Sacket, Jerusha, 26, f, b. NY
    Sacket, William, 18, m, broker, b. NY
    Sacket, Jerusha, 12, f, b. NY
    Sacket, James, 11, m, b. NY
    Sacket, Frances, 10, f, b. NY
    Sacket, Sarah, 6, f, b. NY
    Button, Bridget, 30, f, b. NY.
  9. 1855 New York state census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Brooklyn, Ward 10, Kings County, New York, 22 Jun 1855
    Mr Sackett, 24, boarder, b. Kings, married, res. Brooklyn 24y, bookkeeper
    Matilda Sackett, 22, boarder, b. Penn[?], res. 12y
    Ada Sackett, 2, boarder, b. Kings
    Margaretta Sackett, 20, boarder, b. [Bilance?], res. 4y.
    [in household of Hickey family]
  10. "U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907", digital image, Ancestry.com, "9 Apr 1874, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jacob S Brown to Margaretta E Sackett, both of Philadelphia."
  11. "Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906–1967", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Brown, Margaretta E Garner, d. 90 E Logan St, Philadelphia, PA, 6 Sep 1919, widow, b. 28 Dec 1831, age 87-8-8, b. NY City, father Henry Garner b. England, mother Elizabeth Mc? Mackin b. Penna, informant Mary S Koch, 90 E Logan, cause general paralysis, bur. Cedar Hill, 10 Sep 1919."
  12. 1860 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_1158; Page: 117; Family History Library Film: 805158
    Philadelphia 8th Ward, Pennsylvania, 20 Jun 1860
    Sackett, Wm, 28, occ. blank, b. NY
    [In household of Cathne Sansom, 26, board h keeper].
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Terri Seeba-Cariello and Anthony Austin.
Last Edited20 Apr 2020

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