|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1846|
THANKS TO dran for the following information:
Deacon Sackett, was born in Warren, Conn, March 8th, 1764: and removed to Tallmadge, in this State, in 1811. Owning only the land he designed to cultivate, and the team, which brought him with twelve children, he reached Tallmadge with but one dollar in his pocket, his wife was sick, and the dollar was soon parted with for a quart of poor wine, the best that could be obtained, and that, too, at a point no nearer than Canton. Previous to his setting out from Conn, he had procured a deed for a tract of land near the Center of Tallmadge, a trace evidently desirable; but upon his arrival, he found the ground already occupied and partially improved. The occupants, relying upon an agreement with the agent in the vicinity, had neglected to secure themselves by deeds in due time. With a magnanimity as rare as it was noble, Dea Sackett, surrendered his deed, went further back from the Center into what was then unbroken wilderness, and proceeded forthwith to the erection of a log house, his future residence for 18 years. With one of his oxen he bought some wheat, and with one of his horses he bought some swine. In the next harvest season he began to be rewarded for his toil, and successive crops, and a handsome property, gradually acquired, attested his skill, his industry and his success. Dea Sackett, professed a healthy and vigorous constitution, a sober and steady judgement, and an indomitable energy, and perseverance the straight forward and unostentatious prosecution of his plan of life. He made the interest of the town his own interest; contributed always and substantially to the various public improvements, the construction of roads, the building of bridges, the building of an Academy and Meeting House. He made his religion his constant and paramount concern. He made a profession of religion at the age of 16 (1780) and was in early manhood elected a deacon of the church in his native town. (about 1807) He was a warm, substantial and valuable supporter of the institutions of religion. He was characterized by an ardent attachment to the ministers of the gospel; by a readiness to leave his plough in the field, and go from house to house if the state of feeling seemed to encourage, and to labor for the revival of religion in the church, and for the conversion of sinners, and when the infirmities of 80 years and two attack of palsy had caused reason to totter on its throne, he had, at any time, up to within a few days of his death, but to be asked to lead his children and his grand children in prayer at the family altar, and his mind was instantly recalled from its wanderings, his sentences were correct and well expressed, and his soul was animated as in earlier days, with the sentiments, the hopes and the spirit of an inteligent and unfeigned piety.
- Copied from the Ohio Observer.
Justus Sackett (1730 - 1815)
Lydia Newcomb Sackett (1738 - 1808)
Mercy Mathilda Curtis Sackett (1767 - 1831)*
Norman Sackett (1789 - 1834)*
Cassander Sackett (1796 - 1875)*
Lodemia Sackett Loomis (1798 - 1889)*
Benjamin Sackett (1762 - 1844)*
Salmon Sackett (1764 - 1846)
Homer Sackett (1765 - 1853)*
Lodeme Sackett Curtiss (1767 - 1857)*
Lydia Sackett Carter (1768 - 1813)*
Betsey Sackett Swift (1769 - 1821)*
Minerva Sackett Carter (1770 - 1825)*
Plot: Old section
Created by: Mr. Ed
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42507817
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