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From: Thurmon King <>
Subject: Re: [SACKETT] 1861 Canadian Census entry for Shepard Sackett
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 19:29:30 -0700
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Although the Canadian census gives the birthplace of Ezekiel and Hannah as
NS; I would be more inclined to accept what Hannah reported as their
birthplace in the 1880 census.

If the NY birthplace is correct; Ezekiel could be W #1244-Ezekiel Sackett,
son of Menardus and Fanny Nimocks Sacket.
Menardus had sons:
1. W #1536-Capt. Gideon Shepard Sacket (father of Gen. Delos Bennett Sacket]
2. W #1241-George Sacket who had sons: Porter M.; George Augustus [had a son
Porter W.]; Charles E.; and Gideon Shepard
3. Porter
4. Corydon
5. Ezekiel

The Ezekiel in the 1861 census in Canada had
1. Augustus C. [son Charles A.]
2. Gideon Shepard [sons Clarence and Porter]

It is suggestive.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Wendy Sacket" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 12:28 PM
Subject: [SACKETT] 1861 Canadian Census entry for Shepard Sackett

> 8-4-2009
> Thurmon and all:
> I did a quick search on, and found the following information
> (I've transcribed it). Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: Wolfe
> Island, Frontenac, Ontario; Roll: C-1023-1024:
> Enumeration District No. 30, Township of Wolfe Island, Frontenac County,
> Province of Ontario (Canada West)
> Ezekiel Sackett, Fisherman, b. N.S. (Nova Scotia) age 49, married, 3
> males, 1 female in household
> Hannah Sackett, b. N.S., age 28, married
> Agustus C. Sackett, b. N.S., age 5
> Shepard Sackett, b. N.S., age 2
> On Tuesday, August 04, 2009, at 09:54AM, "Thurmon King"
> <> wrote:
>>Hello Sackett Searchers,
>>Concerning the obituary posted by Cindy; we have a problem making a
>>connection for this Sackett family.
>>I have contacted Bill Sackett for the information he has for his ancestry
>>and it seems to hit a "brick wall" at his gr-grandfather Gideon Shepard
>>Sackett, b. Aug. 1858 in Canada.
>>Bill's information:
>>Father: Lawrence Gideon Sackett, b. July 14, 1917 in Kalurah, NY; d. 1990
>>Mother: Dorthea V. Baird, b. 1917; d. 10 Oct 2007
>>Grandfather: Clarence Edward Sackett, Sr.; b. 20 Apr 1886 in Richland, NY;
>>d. 17 Oct 1950 in Tupper Lake
>>Grandmother: not supplied at this time
>>Gr-grandfather: Gideon Shepard Sackett; b. Aug. 1858 in Canada
>>Gr-grandmother: Minnie Reese; b. May 1868 in NY.
>>Gr-gr-grandmother: Hannah _______; b. about 1835 in NY.
>>Census data I have for this family line:
>>1880 Census; Albion, Oswego, New York
>>Family History Library Film: 1254913
>>NA Film Number: T9-0913
>>Page Number: 3B
>>Hannah SACKETT, Self, W, Female, W, 45, NY, Keeping House, NY, NY
>>Gideon S. SACKETT, Son, S, Male, W, 20, CAN, R.R. Track Hand, NY, NY
>>1900 Census; Clifton Town, St. Lawrence County, New York
>>SD No. 6; ED No. 81; Sheet No. 10A; 23 June, 1900
>>Sackett, G. S., Head, W, M, Aug. 1858, 41, M, 15, Canada Eng, Un[known],
>>York, immigrated 1865, Natruralization: Na, Carpenter
>>Sackett, Minnie, Wife, W, F, May 1868, 32, M, 15, 4-4, New York, New York,
>>New York, ---
>>Sackett, Clarence, Son, W, M, Apr. 1886, 14, S, New York, New York, New
>>York, At School
>>Sackett, Porter, Son, W, M, May 1890, 10, S, New York, New York, New York,
>>At School
>>Sackett, Francis, Daughter, W, F, May 1895, 5, S, New York, New York, New
>>York, ---
>>Sackett, Mable, Daughter, W, F, Mar. 1898, 2, S, New York, New York, New
>>York, ---
>>According to the 1880 census; Gideon's father was born in New York while
>>father's birthplace is given as Unknown in the 1900 census. Also,
>>to the 1900 census, Gideon immigrated from Canada in 1865 so he should
>>up in the 1861 Canadian census. Maybe his father was still alive at that
>>At this time, I do not have enough information to make a connection with
>>anyone in the Sackett Database.
>>Any help will be appreciated
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Cindy Cairns" <>
>>To: <>
>>Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 11:20 AM
>>Subject: [SACKETT] Hazards of posting from online sources/ Dorothea
>>> Dear fellow researchers,
>>> I would like to take this opportunity to correct a fairly innocent
>>> mistake
>>> made in 2007 and highlight the problems associated with posting from
>>> online sources and copyright issues.
>>> In 2007, I posted the following obituary from an "email this article to
>>> a
>>> friend" button from an online version of The Caledonian Record, St.
>>> Johnsbury, VT. I posted the obituary since it was well written and gave
>>> a
>>> detailed look at the life of a Sackett woman and history of her era.
>>> She
>>> was quite a remarkable woman and I felt that her story needed to be
>>> recorded in our archives. Although times have improved, it is still
>>> difficult to research women due to their surname changes and other
>>> factors. I also knew that this online issue would be deleted within 60
>>> days from TCR's database. (On a personal note, I am still researching
>>> Samantha Sackett and have yet to be able to fully document her parentage
>>> or determine her first husband.)
>>> In my haste to post this obituary, I unfortunately did not followup to
>>> check that it posted properly. Somehow no reference was made to the
>>> obituary's source. This fact was brought to my attention yesterday.
>>> Unfortunately there is no way to change or delete an archived posting
>>> after the year has ended. So the lesson is be aware and check your
>>> postings for their accuracy. Make sure that your online sources are
>>> properly documented. Rootsweb should try to change this inability in
>>> their software, as I am sure there are other postings that people would
>>> like to change or delete.
>>> It seems the only way to ammend is to refer to the prior posting by
>>> posting it again and correcting the error. So here is the obituary
>>> for
>>> Dorothea Sackett, written by Bill Sackett and published in the online
>>> version of The Caledonian Record about October 12, 2007:
>>> Dorothea Sackett
>>>> Mrs Dorothea V. (Baird) Sackett, died Oct. 10, 2007, of cancer, at 90
>>>> years of age, at North Country Hospital in Newport, Vt. She was the
>>>> widow
>>>> of Lawrence G. Sackett (d.1990). Mrs. Sackett was a life-long resident
>>>> of
>>>> Island Pond, Vt. She is survived by her two sons, Bill Sackett of
>>>> Ottawa,
>>>> Ontario, Canada, and Donald Sackett of Island Pond; as well as by five
>>>> grandchildren, Mrs. Sydney (Sackett) Williams of Dubai, United Arab
>>>> Emirates, Sandra Inutiq of Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, Sonia Sackett of
>>>> Irasburg, Vt., Lawrence Inutiq-Sackett of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and
>>>> Jessi Sackett of Island Pond.
>>>> Mrs. Sackett was the daughter of William George Baird and Anastasia
>>>> Cecelia (White) Baird of Island Pond and was predeceased by her
>>>> husband,
>>>> Larry Sackett; and by her five brothers and sisters, Lucille, Donald,
>>>> Muriel, Bernard and Bernadette.
>>>> Dorothea Sackett was a teacher by profession. She graduated from St.
>>>> Mary's High School in Island Pond in 1933, and from Farmington College
>>>> in
>>>> 1935. She began her teaching career at a one-room school house in
>>>> Norton,
>>>> Vt., at the age of 18, where she taught for two years. She recalled
>>>> having
>>>> 19 students in eight grades, and communicating in French with those who
>>>> were learning in second-language English, all in one room, which she
>>>> took
>>>> in stride as that was the norm of the times. She said there was no
>>>> electricity in the building, the bathroom was an outhouse, and the
>>>> janitor
>>>> fired up the stove in the morning. She was paid $18 a week, and boarded
>>>> with a family in Avril, spending weekends with her parents in Island
>>>> Pond.
>>>> From 1937 to 1942, Dorothea Sackett taught grades 1 and 2 at the Canaan
>>>> public school, again boarding with a local family. She taught at the
>>>> Brighton School starting in 1947. Thirty-three years after graduating
>>>> from
>>>> St. Mary's she returned there to take a teaching position from 1966 to
>>>> 1969, which saved the elementary school from shutting down for lack of
>>>> staff.
>>>> She traveled by train to Louisiana to marry Lawrence Gideon Sackett on
>>>> July 2 of 1942. They were married at Camp Claiborne, in Alexandria by
>>>> the
>>>> camp chaplain and spent several days together in New Orleans before her
>>>> husband shipped off to World War II in Europe. They would not see one
>>>> another again until the fall of 1945 after the war.
>>>> Mrs. Sackett went to work in 1942 at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in
>>>> Hartford, Conn., to contribute to the war effort. The plant built
>>>> engines
>>>> for bombers. She did administrative work on an all-night shift, living
>>>> at
>>>> a near-by rooming house with a group of friends, returning to Island
>>>> Pond
>>>> when the war ended.
>>>> Dorothea Sackett's children and grandchildren take immense pride in her
>>>> achievements. At a time when very few women entered institutions of
>>>> higher
>>>> learning, she graduated both from high school and from what was then
>>>> called Teachers College.
>>>> It is no small feat that she not only achieved this, but did so during
>>>> height of the Great Depression. Her teaching methods were far ahead of
>>>> their time and her dedication to her profession, her family and her
>>>> Roman
>>>> Catholic faith was selfless.
>>>> She was an unshakable optimist to the end, constantly telling those
>>>> around
>>>> her, "Look at the bright side."
>>>> Dorothea Sackett was one of the last of the group best described as
>>>> "The
>>>> Great Generation." All who knew her are saddened by her passing.
>>>> Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Oct. 12, 2007, at
>>>> the
>>>> Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 1199 Railroad St. in
>>>> Island
>>>> Pond. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007,
>>>> at
>>>> the St. James Catholic Church in Island Pond with the Rev. William
>>>> Morgan
>>>> celebrating a mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow at the
>>>> Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond. Arrangements are entrusted to the
>>>> care
>>>> of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes locally family owned
>>>> and
>>>> operated.
>>> Cindy Cairns
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