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James W. Sackett
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1803
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1887
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

"James W. Sackett, 1803-1887, of Lumberland, Sullivan County, N.Y; Hickory Run, Carbon County, Pa., and Allegan County, Mich., son of William W. and Susan Smith Sackett, was married, July 31, 1834, to Nancy Beers, 1815-1890, daughter of Silas Beers, of Neversink, Sullivan County, N.Y. He was by occupation a surveyor, millwright, lumberman and farmer. Early in life he became an ardent abolitionist and his house in Sullivan County was at one time a station on the so called Under Ground Railway, leading from the South to Canada. His removal from Sullivan County, N.Y., to Carbon County, was in 1835, and while residing there he built a number of mills for his brother in law, Isaac Gould. After remaining in Carbon County a few years he returned to his home in Sullivan County, and for some years held the offices of school director and assessor of his town. His removal to Allegan County, Mich., was in the year 1854. He there built several large mills and served his town as Justice of the Peace and Postmaster. A short time before his death he returned to Pennsylvania, and died and was buried at Wilkes Barre in that State."
[The Sacketts of America, Their Ancestors and Descendants 1630-1907, by Charles H. Weygant, Newburgh, NY, 1907, p.182-183] 
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  Nancy Beers Sackett (1815 - 1890)*
  Susan Elizabeth Sackett Stanton (1838 - 1907)*
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Wilkes-Barre City Cemetery
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Apr 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89111291
James W. Sackett
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