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Thomas Sackett

Thomas Sackett
b. 30 April 1787, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to Aaron and Dorcas (Clarke) Sackett
d. 15 September 1871, Macon County, Missouri

m/1. 23 November 1808, Hamilton County, Ohio
Catherine Chambers

m/2. 25 May 1827
Margaret “Peggy”Martin

m/3. 1 April 1832, Warren County, Ohio
Elizabeth Bowyer
b. 19 February 1788
d. 21 September 1846, Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois

m/4.
Mary McKee

Children with Catherine Chambers:

  • Dorcas

Children with Margaret Martin:

  • Phebe
  • Mary Harriett
  • John
  • Samuel

Children with Elizabeth Bowyer:

  • Margaret Jane

Thomas immigrated to Indiana from Butler County, Ohio, about 1810-1815. He emigrated from Franklin County, Indiana, to Sangamon County, Illinois, about 1829. In Sangamon County, Illinois, Thomas lived near a small town in Salisbury Township that is now known as Salisbury, but in early census records, was called “Sackett Town” after Thomas Sackett.

In 1861 the Sangamon County board met to divide the county into 22 townships, one of which is Sackett Township after Thomas, who served as county commissioner in 1838-1839.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL

Calvin Rutter Clarke

Calvin Rutter Clarke
b. 5 May 1831, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, to Tilghman Warfield and Jane (Lewis) Clark
d. 13 May 1912, Bartlett Springs, California

m. Grass Valley, California
Isabelle Donovan Carroll, a widow

Children with Isabelle Donovan Carroll:

  • Crawford Calvin Clarke (9 July 1868–4 December 1941)

After the death of his brother-in-law, John B. Yount, at Pekin, Big Canon, El Dorado County, California, Calvin Rutter Clarke ran the trading post for his sister, Levenia Clarke Yount. He freighted the goods from Sacramento.

In 1873, Calvin Clarke opened the first hydraulic mine in the state of Tolimia, Columbia, South America for an English company. He was one of the locators of the Idaho Mine, but he sold his interest in that mine and went into the grocery business in Grass Valley.

Calvin Clarke was sheriff of Nevada County for two terms and assessor for one term. Later he was postmaster in Nevada City. He was buried in City Cemetery, Sacramento, California.

From: Sacramento Genealogical Society’s Root Cellar Preserves, Sacramento, California, vol. 16, #4 (July 1994), p. 127