Extracts from
John Power, History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois


March 1, 1861, the commissioners submitted their report, and the following are the names of the townships:
[24 townships listed, including] Sackett, now Salisbury


ANTLE, REV. JOHN, was born April 15, 1789, in Cumberland county, Ky. Elizabeth Buchanan was born in Cumberland county, Pa. Her parents moved to Lincoln county, Ky., when she was seven years old. Her father died in that county, and she went to live with a married sister in Cumberland county. John Antle and Elizabeth Buchanan were there married. They had five children. The family then moved to Morgan county, Ill., in 1829, and from there to Sangamon county, arriving Jan. 9, 1830, in what is now Salisbury township. [Children details not transcribed.]

Mrs. Elizabeth Antle died Sept., 1844, and John Antle died August 30, 1864, she in Menard county and he in Salisbury.

Rev. John Antle preached to five churches, called Separate Baptists. One each at Salisbury and McKinnie Settlement, in Sangamon county, Baker's Prairie and Sand Ridge, in Menard county, and one in Morgan county. The only pay he received or expected was the hope of reward in a better world.


LEVI [BATTERTON, son of Amor & Nancy (Guthrie) Batterton], born August 20, 1804, in Kentucky, married in Sangamon county, March 3, 1831, to Dorcas Sackett. They had six children. MARY A. married Wm. Hines, have ten children, and reside two miles north of Salisbury. THOMAS S. married Lucy Duncan, have five children, Jasper N., Allie J., Francis M., George W. and Anderson D., and reside one and a half miles north of Salisbury. ELIAS married Ellen Duncan, have two children, Harvey and Annie, and reside five miles north of Salisbury. AMANDA J. married Ira Brown, and resides two and a half miles north of Salisbury. WILLIAM H. married Mary E. Duncan, has one child, Nora, and resides with his parents, two miles north of Salisbury. Levi Batterton served in a Sangamon county Company in the Winnebago war, and drew as a pension, twice, forty acres of land.


BARZILLA [CAMPBELL, son of John N. & Phoebe (Clarke) Campbell], born July 22, 1824, in Ohio, married in Sangamon county, to Rosanna Sackett, moved to Clinton and was Sheriff of DeWitt county and Quartermaster of the 107th Illinois Infantry. They have five children, and live at Twin Springs, Lynn county, Kansas.


ABRAHAM CLAY [GAINES, son of Richard & Amy C (Green) Gaines], born June 4, 1814, in Kentucky, married in Sangamon county Nov. 21, 1839, to Mary Sackett. They had eight children, and Mrs. G. died May 9, 1863, and he was married Sept. 15, 1864, to Mrs. Sarah J. Newell, whose maiden name was Mills. They have two children, and live near Odell, Ill.


MARY A. [MORGAN, daughter of John & Camely (Duff) Morgan], born Oct. 17, 1831, married Edward C. Sackett, and died at her mother's. Mr. S. was a Union soldier, and lives at Carrollton, Ill.


MOSTELLER, CHRISTOPHER, was born in Buncombe county, North Carolina, went to Butler county, Ohio, when a young man; and was there married to Phoebe Sackett. They had two children in that county, and moved to Union county, Ind., where they had two children; returned to Butler county, Ohio, and from there came to Sangamon county, Ill., arriving in the spring of 1830, in what is now Salisbury township. Of their children—

THOMAS, born Oct. 8, 1807, in Butler county, Ohio, was married in Franklin county, Ind., July 21, 1827, to Charlotte Morris. They moved with his parents to Ohio, where they had two children, and came in the spring of 1830 to Sangamon county, where six children were born. Of their eight children—PHOEBE A. died, aged fifteen years. ALICE J., born Nov. 29, 1829, in Butler county, Ohio, was married Dec. 4, 1845 to Job Davenport. See his name. DORCAS, born Feb. 14, 1832, in Sangamon county, married Dr. Francis T. Antle. They had four children: Harriet died in 1874; Thomas P., Iona O. and Mary Ella live with their parents, in Petersburg, Ill. JAMES, born Dec. 5, 1833, in Sangamon county, enlisted in 1862, in Co. F, 114th Ill. Inf., for three years, and died of disease, near Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 18, 1863. His remains were buried at the Baptist cemetery in Cartwright township. EDWARD C., born June 22, 1841, in Sangamon county, enlisted in 1861 in Co. A, 10th Ill. Cav., for three years, and was discharged on account of physical disability. He was married in Kansas to Love B. Holladay. She died, and E.C. Mosteller was married again in Iowa, and has one child. He studied medicine, and attended one course of lectures at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., graduated at the Eclectic Medical Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, and is practicing his profession at Adelphia, Polk county, Iowa. MARTIN S., born April 21, 1843, in Sangamon county, was married Oct. 4, 1864, to Sarah M. Antle, in Petersburg. They had four children: Frankie H. died April 7, 1869, in Macon county, Ill.; Freddie F., Albert A. and Maud M. live with their parents. M.S. Mosteller is a graduate of the Eclectic Medical Institute at Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a practicing physician at Pleasant Plains, Ill. JOHN H.A., born April 21, 1847, in Sangamon county, enlisted in 1862, for three years, in Co. F, 114th Ill. Inf., and was discharged on account of physical disability in Aug., 1863. He re-enlisted in 1864 in Co. D, 33rd Ill. Inf.; served to the close of the rebellion, and was honorably discharged in 1865. He lives at Tallula, Menard county, Ill. ELIZA W., born June 19, 1852, was married in Petersburg to Thomas Davis. He is a telegraph operator, and lives at Vandalia, Audrain county, Mo. Mrs. Charlotte Mosteller died March 2, 1865, and Thomas Mosteller lives now—1876—at Pleasant Plains. He remembers being present on Richland creek when Abraham Lincoln was waiting to make a speech. Josiah Grady said: "Lincoln, they have a story in circulation that you are a Deist." Mr. Lincoln immediately answered: "That is not so: my father was an old Baptist, and taught me to believe in the Christian religion, and I do believe in it as much as anybody; but I confess I have no religion."

DORCAS, born June 15, 1810, in Butler county, Ohio, was married Sept. 18, 1835, in Illinois, to Benjamin McElwain. They are without family, and live in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois.

SAMUEL died in 1844.

AARON P., born May, 1820, in Union county, Indiana, was married in 1845 in Sangamon county, Ill., to Emily Campbell. They had six children. JANE, born in 1846, was married to Thomas Gorrell. They are without family, and live in Crawford county, Kansas. GEORGE W., born in 1848, married Mary Lindsay. They have two living children, and live in Crawford county, Kansas. LOUIS, born in 1850, is unmarried, and lives in Kansas. ANN, born in 1853, died, aged ten years. JOHN C., born in 1856, is unmarried, and lives in Kansas. LAURA, born in 1861, died, aged two years. A.P. Mosteller moved to Kansas in 1861, where Mrs. Emily Mosteller died Dec. 8, 1872. A.P. Mosteller was married Feb. 8, 1874, to Mrs. Mary Hooper, and lives at Osage mission, Neosho county, Kansas.

GEORGE S., born Nov. 9, 1822, in Franklin county, Ind., was married in Mason county, Ill., Nov., 1856, to Martha Simmons, who died without family in March, 1858. G.S. Mosteller was married Nov., 1860, to Roxana Reese. They have three living children, FRANK, MARY and IDA, and live at Forest City, Mason county, Illinois.

REBECCA, born Oct. 16, 1827, in Butler county, Ohio, was married Aug. 2, 1849, in Illinois, to Thomas A. Gibson. They had two children. GEORGE L., born Oct., 1850, lives with his parents. JOHN died in his ninth year. T.A. Gibson and family live in Forest City, Illinois.

Christopher Mosteller died in 1844, and his widow married Rev. John Antle. She died August, 1863; both in Salisbury, Sangamon county, Illinois.


SACKETT, CLAUDIUS C., was born Dec. 16, 1813, in that part of Portage which is now Summitt county, Ohio, wiith Akron as the county seat. Mr. S. came to Waverly, Ill., in the fall of 1836. During the winter and spring of 1836 and '7 he chopped wood and made rails, and with the money thus earned he walked to Springfield, changed it into silver, entered eighty acres of land in what is now Loami township, and returned to Waverly. Mr. Sackett went back to Ohio in the fall of 1837, and cam to Sangamon county again in the fall of 1839. He was married Dec. 2, 1843, at Waverly, to Sarah Heaton, of Pennsylvania. They had two living children—

EMILY and ANNA, who live with their father. Mrs. Sarah Sackett died December, 1847, and C.C. Sackett was married Jan. 10, 1849, to Mrs. Juliette Coe, whose maiden name was Shumway. She was born Jan. 25, 1823, in the town of Canisius, Livingston county, N.Y. They have two children—

ROSCOE F. and CLARA A. reside with their parents in Loami township, Sangamon county, three miles northeast of Waverly, Morgan county, Ill.—1874.

In 1841 Mr. Sackett raised some wheat of a superior quality, and the following winter he sent a young man to St. Louis with a load of it to sell. He engaged to take a trunk through, for which he was to receive $5.00. The team was gone just one week, and when it returned the young man had exactly the amount received for carrying the trunk, the money obtained for the wheat having been expended in defraying expenses. From this an idea may be formed of the markets for farm products at that time.

SACKETT, THOMAS, was brought up near Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, and was there married to Peggy Martin. They had six children in Ohio, and moved to Sangamon county, near Sangamo, previous to 1830. Of their children—
DORCAS, born in Ohio, married in Sangamon county to Levi Batterton. See his name.
PHEBE married Miles Goodman, and moved first to Iowa, and then to Oregon.
MARY married A. Clay Gaines. See his name.
HARRIET married Thompson Crider, and died.
JOHN, married and moved to Missouri.
SAMUEL married Cyrena Goodman, and moved to Missouri.

Mrs. Peggy Sackett died, and Thomas Sackett was twice married. After the death of his third wife he moved to Missouri with his sons and died there.

John Carroll Power, History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois: "centennial record", E A Wilson & Co, Springfield, IL (1876), digital image, Ancestry.com. (Researched by Chris Sackett).