James W. Sackett

Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 15 Dec 1887 (aged 84)
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
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"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]

In the 1850 and 1855 censuses, James is living with his wife and children in Lumberland, Sullivan County, New York. Although his wife continued to live in Lumberland, in the 1860 census James is living with his eldest daughter, Laura Jane Sackett Frew in Manilus Township, Allegan County, Michigan, where he also appears (without any of his family) in the 1870 and 1880 censuses.

Back from the West to Die.
James Sackett, a brother of Mrs. Henry Stark, of West Pittston, died at the residence of his son, William Sackett, in Wilkes-Barre on Dec 16, aged 85 years. The deceased had been residing in the West for 49 years and returned to Wilkes-Barre about a month ago. He was well known by many of the old residents of Wyoming Valley.
The Wilkes-Barre Record (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), 20 Dec 1887, page 1

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