Tag Archives: Sackett

James Henry Patterson

James Henry Patterson
b. 27 September 1839, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, to John K. and Arie Ann (Shockley) Patterson
d. 29 December 1897, Craig, Burt County, Nebraska

m. 7 November 1861, Hendricks County, Indiana
America Smith
b. 16 March 1840, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana
d. 12 September 1925, Craig, Burt County, Nebraska

Children with America Smith:
• Eva (1863-1883)
• Flora (1864-1941)
• Erastus Alexander (1867-1949) married Vina Ernst
• Wesley (1869-1872)
• Everett (b. 1872) married Hattie Pond
• Harley (1874-1970) married Martha Balzer
• Susan Lillian (1878-1905) married Charles W. Sackett
• Bert (1880-1922)
• Virgil James (1884-1962) married Ruth Monson Pearson

The family left the state in 1883 shortly after the death of Eva. They followed James’ niece and her family, who had moved to Nebraska in the 1880’s.

Submitted by:
Meredith Thompson
Avon IN
E-mail: mere@augustmoondesign.com

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James Harvey Wells

James Harvey “Harve” Wells
b. 31 May 1834, Clark County, Indiana, to James and Malinda (Owens) Wells
d. 13 July 1902, Sangamon County, Illinois

m. 8 July 1852, Sangamon County, Illinois
Margaret Jane Sackett
b. 25 December 1834, Sangamon County, Illinois
d. 20 February 1914, Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois

Children with Margaret Jane Sackett:

  • Levi Marion
  • Harriett Ellen
  • Mary R.
  • James Harvey
  • Lelia
  • Richard R.

James was one of five children born to James and Malinda Wells. His father died in 1851 when James was just 16 or 17 years old, and his mother is said to have also died when James was young. James married at the young age of eighteen and started with little or nothing. Through hard work he became a large land owner in Sangamon County, Illinois.

Besides being a farmer, James was a musician with a beautiful tenor voice. To supplement the family income and buy land, he would sing and provide music for various events in the evenings and on weekends. His work caused him to travel so much that sometimes he would swim his horse a mile and even two across rivers and streams to avoid the longer distances roads presented.

James built a fine home near Salisbury, Illinois, with a spiral staircase right in the middle of the house. All the floors were of alternate pieces of ash and walnut. No boards with knots were acceptable. When his grandchildren would play in the basement, they would look up, looking for knots in the wood.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL

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