Elizabeth H Sackett

(c 1813-1871)
FatherStephen Sacket (1777-1831)
MotherHannah Bancroft (1780-1815)
Elizabeth H Sackett, daughter of Stephen Sacket and Hannah Bancroft, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, in about 1813.1,2 She died there aged 58 on 10 October 18713 and was buried at Main Road Cemetery, Granville, Hampden County, MassachusettsG.4,5 She married in WestfieldG on 1 May 1833, William Green Gibbons.6,7 William was born in Granville, Hampden CountyG, on 16 April 1805.4 He died aged 61 on 28 September 1866 and was buried at Main Road Cemetery, GranvilleG.4
     This Elizabeth Sackett is identified with parents Stephen Sacket and Hannah Bancroft on the assumption that she would have been the grandchild Elizabeth Sacket named in the will of Stephen's father Stephen Sacket Sr. Elizabeth's death record does not state her father's first name and gives her mother's name as Elizabeth, not Hannah. The record also gives age at death as 64 (she was 58 according to her gravestone). The omission of the father's name and the wrong age suggest that the mother's name may have been a guess by the informant. Another candidate for Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen, has not been found.
     Elizabeth was named as a beneficiary in the will of her grandfather Stephen Sacket, made at WestfieldG on 5 October 1829 and proved on 2 March 1830. She was to receive a sum of $100 and a feather bed.
     In 1850 Elizabeth was living in Southwick, Hampden CountyG, in the household of her husband William Gibbons, 46, a farmer, and was recorded in the census as Elizabeth Gibbons, aged 36 and born in Massachusetts. Living with them were their children, Elizabeth, 14, and Lydia, aged ten.8
Elizabeth H (Sackett) Gibbons (c1813–1871), Main Road Cemetery, Granville, Massachusetts
(Src: Find a Grave, M Cooley)

Children of Elizabeth H Sackett and William Green Gibbons

 Notes & Citations

  1. Date of birth based on age at death.
  2. Death record.
  3. "Massachusetts, U.S., Death Records, 1841-1915" (Ancestry image), "10 Oct 1871, Elizabeth Gibbons, widow, 64, fever, d. Westfield, housework & tailoress, b. Westfield, father Sackett, mother Elizabeth Sacket, parents' birthplaces unk."
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. Gravestone, "Elizabeth H Sackett / wife of / William G Gibbons / died / Oct 10, 1871 / aged 58 yrs."
  6. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "William S. Gibbins (Gibbons) of Granville & Elizabeth W. Sacket of W; m. May 1, 1833."
  7. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), "1 May 1833, Westfield, Mr W G (or S?) Gibbons of Granville and Miss Elizabeth H (or W?) Sacket, intentions 6 Apr 1833, cert 22 Apr 1833, married 1 May 1833. By Rev Isaac Knapp."
  8. 1850 United States census
    Roll 318, p 134b
    Southwick, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Gibbons, William, 46, farmer, real estate $600, b. MA
    Gibbons, Elizabeth, 36, b. MA
    Gibbons, Elizabeth, 14, b. MA
    Gibbons, Lydia, 10, b. MA.
Sackett line6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree7O.3
Last Edited31 May 2022
 

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