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.Ann .'^igournev Hammett. born June I, 1790.



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Children : George William, mentioned be-
low : llizabeth or Abigail, born October 12,
1812; Cliarles Sigourney, September 11, iiSi4;
Charles Royal, Ann Sigourney, Henry Fred-
erick, Ellen Maria, Edward Pearson, John
Gorham.

(IX) George William, eldest son of
George and Ann Sigourney (Hammett)
Bond, was born June 22, 181 1. He was a
merchant of Boston and resided at Rox-
bury. He married (first) January 11, 1833,
Sophia Augusta May, and (second) May
31, 1843, Caroline Lavena Greenwood. Chil-
dren : George, mentioned below ; Henry May,
born April 3, 1836; William Sturgis, March
20, 1838: Sophia, October 27, 1841 ; Maria
Louisa, May 4, 1844; Ann Sigourney, July

7. 1845.

(X) George (2), eldest son of George
William and Sophia Augusta (May) Bond,
was born at Boston. Massachusetts, August
12, 1834. He married Rebecca Calhoun
Hindekoper.

(XI) Alfred Hindekoper, son of George
(2) and Rebecca Calhoun (Hindekoper)
Bond, was born July 8, i860. He had an
academic education, and is now a manufac-
turer's agent, being connected with the
George W. Wheelwright Paper Company,
and director of the Federal Terra Cotta
Company. He served six years in the
Massachusetts Naval Reserve. Mr. Bond is
very prominent and is a member of the Cal-
umet, Metropolitan, Ward Room, Racquet
and Tennis and Riding clubs. He married,
in 1896, Louise \'an Bcurcn Davis, and has
one daughter, Mary Louise, born 1897.



This family is ancient in
S.'VCKF.TT England and its ancestors

came from Normandy with
William the Conqueror. The names Sack-
ett, Sacket and Sackville would appear to
be of the same family. In England Thomas
Sackville, Earl of Dorset, born 1636, bore
arms, and was a lineal descendant of one
of the band that accompanied William the
Conqueror to England. The American im-
migrants, Simon and John, are without
doubt of the same family but the connection
cannot be lineally traced.

(I) Simon Sackett, immigrant ancestor of
the American family of the Sacketts here
dealt with, came to New England with his



brother John and nephew John in the ship
■'Lion", which sailed December i, 1630,
from Bristol, England. lie was in com-
pany with Roger Williams, and with Simon
were his wife Isabel and their infant son,
Simon Jr. They landed after an unusually
stormy voyage at Boston, February 5, 163 1.
He settled in Cambridge and his house was
on the north side of what is now Winthrop
street, in the center of the block between
Brighton and Dunster streets. He lived but
a short time after coming to America and
died in October, 1635. November 3. fol-
lowing his widow Isabel was granted leave
to administer the estate. At the same ses-
sion of the court the memorable decree was
entered that banished Roger \\'illiams from
the colony. The Widow Sackett and her
two sons were among the company that
made the hard journey to form the settle-
ment of Hartford, Connecticut. She mar-
ried there (second) William Bloomfield.
Children of Simon and Isabel Sackett:
Simon, born 1630, died July 9, 1659, married
Sarah Bloomfield ; John, mentioned below.
(II) John, son of Simon and Isabel
Sackett, was born in 1632, in Cambridge.
Massachusetts, and is supposed to have
been the first child of European origin to
be born there. He grew up on his mother'-;
land, and in 1653 became a resident nf
Springfield and was granted land of his own
there. Shortly after his marriage he sold
his house and land at Springfield and re-
moved to property he had purchased at
Northampton. He lived there until 1665.
when he again sold out and went to a farm
bought of one Chapin, near Westfield, on
what are now Sackett's Meadows. He was
one of the first settlers of Westfield. As
soon as he arrived there he built a house
and barn, both of which were burned Oc-
tober 27, 1675, by the Indians who at the
same time destroyed a large amount of
other cattle and property and drove off the
cattle that survived. When something like
tranquility and security had been restored
he rebuilt his house and barn and in addi-
tion erected a saw mill by the side of a
creek that ran into the Westfield river. The
building of this mill brought about a law
suit between him and anotlier family of the
name of Dewey, who claimed that by the
erection of this mill the water was backed



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up on their grist mill. The dam was or-
dered removed with the help of the plain-
tiff's hired man and oxen for nine days.
John Sackett seems to have been a man of
considerable character and ability, taking
time from the work of the pioneer to help
to transact the public business of the town
and church. He was a selectman in West-
field in 1672 and at various times after-
wards, as late as 1693.

He married (first) November 23, 1659,
Abigail Hannum, born 1640, died October 9,
1690, daughter of William and Honor
fCapen) Hannum. He married (second)
Sarah, daughter of John Stiles, widow of
John Stewart, who had lived at Springfield.
His will, dated May 10, 1718, was proved
May 20. 1719. He gave all his real estate
away before his death, mostly to his chil-
dren, who numbered nine. His children
were: John, mentioned below; William,
born April 20, 1662, died March 28, 1700,
married Hannah Graves ; Abigail, born De-
cember I, 1663, died July 3, 1683, married
John Noble ; Mary, born 1665, died Novem-
ber 19, 1667; Hannah, born March 7, 1660,
died August 30, 1749. married Benjamin
Newbury; Mary, born June 8, 1672. died
1729, married Benjamin Moseley ; Samuel,
born September 16, 1674, died November 8,
1709, married Elizabeth Bissel; Elizabeth,
born Mav 27, 1677, ^'^d June t6, 1682;
Abigail, born 1683, died September, 1721,
married David King.

(HI) John (2), son of John (i) and Abi-
gail (Hannum) Sackett, was born in West-
field, Massachusetts, November 4, 1660,
died December 20, 1745. He was very much
thought of in the town and was prominent
in the various movements undertaken for
its development. He was well over eighty
years of age when he died and he had seen
Westfield grow from a mere wilderness to a
considerable and thriving community. He
married (first) December i, 1686, Deborah
daughter of William and Margaret Filley,
of Windsor, Connecticut; (second) May 17,
1702, Mehitable, daughter of Robert and
Elizabeth (Swift) Danks, and widow of
John Harris. His children by his first wife
were: John, born March 3, 1688, married
Sarah Alacerany; Abigail, born October,
1690, married Captain Griswold : Daniel,
born August 14, 1693, died February 9,



1776, married Mary Weller; David, born
July 7, 1696; Benjamin, mentioned below;
Deborah, born November 16, 1701. The
children by his second wife were: Isaac,
born at Westfield, February 14, 1703, died
October 29, 1773, married Elizabeth Shep-
ard; Ezra, born in 1704, died May 13, 1706;
Israel, born March 6, 1706, died in 1786;
Eleakim, born March 12, 1712, died in 1764,
married, July 5, 1738, Bethseda, born 1717,
daughter of Samuel and Maria (Root) Fow-
ler, there being ten children to the marriage ;
Mary, born March 5, 1715, died in 1756.

(lY) Benjamin, son of John (2) and Deb-
orah (Fille}') Sackett, was born at Weath-
erfield, Massachusetts, October 31, 1698,
died in 1753. He married, December 4,
1729, Thankful, daughter of David and Abi-
gail (Sackett) King. In his will he gave to
his wife the improvements of the whole of
his estate both real and personal until the
children came of age. The children were:
Benjamin, mentioned below; King, married
Lydia Sackett; Zebulon ; Abigail; Deborah.

(V) Benjamin (2), eldest son of Benja-
min (i) and Thankful (King) Sackett, was
born in 1730. He was a farmer and lived
successively at Sheffield, Massachusetts,
Litchfield, Connecticut, and New Lebanon,
New York. He married, in 1761, Deborah,
daughter of Ebenezer Buell. Children: Deb-
orah, born in 1762; Buell, mention be-
low; John, November 16, 1764; Benjamin,
1766; Aaron, 1767; Elijah, 1768, died 1813,
married Dorothy Hitchcock ; Dorothy,
1770; Thankful, 1772; Isaac, 1775; Calvin,
1776.

(\T) Major Buell Sackett, son of Benja-
min (2) and Deborah (Buell) Sackett, was
born July 28, 1763, died January 18, 1840.
When but sixteen he enlisted in the Fifth
Continental Regiment which at that time
was encamped at New Windsor about two
miles distant from General Washington's
headquarters at Newburg, New York. This
regiment subsequently served on both sides
of the Hudson and was on duty at West
Point when Major Andre was executed. At
the close of the war Major Sackett became
a resident of Lebanon, New York, and
joined the Lebanon company of the Co-
lumbia county regiment of militia, which
was composed mainly of veterans of the
revolutionary army. In this company he



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served first as a private and then passed
through the non-commissioned grades to
ensign, receiving a commission as such in
March, 1803. The following year he was
promoted lieutenant and in 1805 to captain.
In 1807 he retired from the militia service
with the rank of major. A parchment deed
dated May 30, 1786, conveying fifty-nine
acres of land in the town of Goshen, Litch-
field county, Connecticut, is in possession of
a descendant, Colonel Henry W. Sackett, of
New York City, the grantor being Ebenezer
Biiell. and the grantee Buell Sackett, Ben-
jamin's son. A newspaper notice of Major
Buell Sackett's death published at the time
closes as follows: "He was a soldier of the
Revolution and was one of the guard at the
execution of Major Andre. Thus one after
another fall and are deposited beneath the
sods of the valley the few remaining patriots
of early days. Very shortly the death
knell of the last one must sound in the ears
of those who have inherited the rich legacy
left by these patriots." He married Sally
Earl IBeach. Children: John, born July 31.
1785. died February 17, 1827, married a
lady of the baptismal name of Loraine. her
maiden surname remaining unknown: Philo,
mentioned below; Norman, born March 27,
1791, died July 11. 1808, married Esther
Waterman; Nathan, born May 15, 1794.
died April 25, 1874, married Martha Dau-
ken ; Ebenezer, died October 16, 1846;
Henry C. born June 25, 180^. died Jn'y 28.
1886.

('\^TT') Philo. second son of Major Buell
and Sally Earl (Beach) Sackett, was born
June 13, T786, died October t2, 1863. He
married, January 6. 1814, Grace Perkins, a
lineal descendant of Joseph Jenks. colonist,
who came from England to New England
about the year 1652. Children : Sarah M..
born February 18, 1816, died March 24,
1828; Solon Philo, mentioned below;
Samuel, born September 11. 1820, died
March 13, 1880. married Cizubah Vaughn :
John C, born December 6. 1821. died March
7, T896, married Rebecca A. Bloomer: Mary
E., born June 27. 1825, died in 1897, mar-
ried Andrew Miller; Roxana M.. born
August 13, 1827, married Leroy Becker:
Rucll Sands, born July 15, 1829. married
Marion Becker.

(VHI) Dr. Solon Philo Sackett. son of



Philo and Grace (Perkins) Sackett, was
born October 7, 1818, at Lebanon
Springs, Columbia county, New York,
died December 18, 1893. He studied medi-
cine, being graduated from the Geneva
Medical College. After a few years of
practice in the country village he removed
to Ithaca, New York, where he practiced
his profession with marked success for up-
wards of thirty years. He was thoroughly
devoted to his profession and long held high
rank among physicians of Central New
York. As health officer of Ithaca, a posi-
tion for which he was repeatedly chosen,
he instituted a sewerage system of great
value to the city. He held the office of
coroner for several terms and was secretary
of the Tompkins County Medical Society
for many years. He was the author of the
work entitled, "Mother, Nurse, and In-
fant," a most vital work, which obtained a
wide recognition, and was a frequent con-
tributor to the principal medical periodicals.
Dr. Sackett was for the greater part of his
life a member and deacon of the First Bap-
tist Church of Ithaca, where he was greatly
beloved and his counsel was ever highly
valued. He married, September 17. 1844,
Lovedy Keturah, daughter of Charles and
Keturah (Dunlap) Woodward. Children:
Charles W., born September 4, 1845, married
Emeline Cowles ; Joseph S., born January
10, 1847, died May 8, 1890; Mary L., born
November 13. 1848, died March 8. i860;
Ruth v., born Februar}' 20, 1852: Henry W.,
mentioned below; Sadie, born April 22. 1858,
died July 16, i860; Nettie, twin of Sadie;
Carrie D., born December i, i860, died July
20. i86v

(IX) Colonel Iloiiry W.^nhvard Sackett,
third son of Dr. Solon Philo and Lovedy
Keturah (Woodward) Sackett, was born at
Enfield, New York, August 31, 1833. He
received his education at Ithaca Academy,
and was graduated in 1875 with the degree
of A. B. from Cornell University, where he
was class essayist and where he belonged
to the Phi Beta Kappa. After going
through a course of law study he was ad-
mitted to the bar of the state of New York
in 1877. After practicing for some time he
became a law writer and later an editorial
writer and counsel for the Ne7v York
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1884 with C. A. Runkle, and after his death
with C. G. Bennett, as Sackett & Bennett.
Subsequently he was the senior member of
the firm of Sackett, Bacon & McQuaid, cor-
poration attorneys. Later the firm became
Sackett, Chapman & Stevens, located in the
Tribune Building in 1912. For six years
Colone-1 Sackett was a member of Troop A
and Squadron A, occupying various posi-
tions. He was appointed on Governor F. S.
Black's staflf in 1897 with the rank of col-
onel. During the Spanish war he aided in
recruiting, and also served in the southern
states as assistant paymaster general for
the state of New York. He was trustee and
secretary of the Hudson Fulton Celebration
Committee ; is now trustee and vice-presi-
dent of the American Scenic and Historic
Preservation Society, trustee of Cornell
University, commissioner of the Fire Island
State Park, trustee and counsel of the Clark-
son Home for Children, member of the Amer-
ican Bar Association, of the New York State
Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of
the City of New York, the Municipal Art So-
ciety, and lecturer at Cornell College of
Law on legal subjects. Colonel Sackett
also contributes to the Nev.' York Tribune
articles dealing with legal matters. He is
very fond of outdoor sports and recreations,
his chief entertainments in that direction
being golf, arboriculture, horseback riding
and anything having historic associations.
He belongs in addition to the associations
enumerated above to patriotic and other so-
cieties of various kinds, among them the
Sons of the Revolution, Founders and Pa-
triots of America, St. George's Society, St.
Nicholas Society, Union League Club, Uni-
versity Club, the National Arts Club, the
Barnard Club, and the Apawamis and Gar-
den City Golf clubs. He is a Republican in
politics, and an Episcopalian in religion,
having been senior warden of St. Thomas
Church, Mamaroneck, New York, for many
years.

He married, in Brooklyn, New York, in
1886, Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Titus,
who was one of the founders of the New
York Produce Exchange. His New York
residence is No. 515 Madison avenue, and
his summer home is on Quaker. Ridge,
Mamaroneck, New York.



"Remember the days of old,
BUSSING consider the years of many
generations; ask thy fa-
ther, and he will show thee; thy elders, and
they will tell thee."— Deut. 32: 7.

The name of Bussing dates back to the
early settlement of Manhattan. The family
has been closely identified with the history
and business life of New York, and through-
out all the generations has always borne an
honorable record.

(I) Arent Hermanse Bussing came to this
country after the Thirty Years War, about
1639, from Westphalia, on the borders of
Overyssel, Holland, to Flatbush, Long Is-
land, where he purchased a farm. Ten
years later he moved to Haarlem, New
Vork, where he purchased a large tract of
land, owning at his death, in 1718, one hun-,
dred and twenty-seven acres.

"On the northwest corner of Eighth avenue and
145th street stood until lately one of the few sur-
vivals of the homes of 1674, the old Bussing house
built of stone, with shingled ends and dormer win-
dows. All t!ie inside woodwork was of locust In
the kitchen stood the old-fashioned Dutch oven by
the side of the fifteen-feet-wide fireplace. It was the
house of that good man and righteous citizen, Arent
H. Bussing, and was built on land which came
through his marriage with gentle Susannah de la
Mater. There it stood for over two centuries, just
as It did when .Arent and Susannah set up their sim-
ple housekeeping and when it was surrounded by
ample barns and a multitude of other out-buildings
dominatmg the old Bussing farm of one hundred
and twenty-seven acres, covered then by growing
crops and occupied by lowin'^ herds."

The records of New Amsterdam show
that Arent H. Bussing, of New Haarlem,'
was named one of the five magistrates or
commissioners in 1673. The court minutes
of New Haarlem give the oath which was
taken by these magistrates, and it is as
follows:

"We Commissioners of New Haarlem promise and
swear in presence of .Mmighty God that we will ad-
minister law and justice, promote the welfare of the
village, uphold pure and true Christian religion con-
formable to the Word of God and order of the
Synod of Dort. We will obey and maintain in the
name of their High Mightinesses the Lords States
General of the United Netheriands and his High-
ness the Prince of Orange. So trulv keep me, God
-AlmightN'."

In 1676 Mr. Bussing was made corporal
of the nightwatch, organized by order of
the governor-general. He was an officer in
the Reformed Dutch Church of Haar'em.



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He married, in 1673, Susannah, daughter of
Claude and Hester (DuBois) de la Maistre,
or de la Mater, of Flatbush, Long Island.
Their oldest child, Peter, married, in 1700,
Rebecca Vermilye. Their youngest child
was Harman, mentioned below.

(II) Harman, son of Arent Hermanse and
Susannah (de la Maistre or de la Mater)
Bussing, was born in 1677, died in 1762. He
married, in 1707, Sarah, daughter of Isaac
Selover, of New Castle. They were the par-
ents of Abraham, mentioned below.

nil) Abraham, son of Harman and Sarah
(Selover) Bussing, was born in 1724, died
in 1798. Among Revolutionary remi-
niscences is an order issued on July 3, 1777,
by the commandant of New York, "where-
by the mayor of the city is permitted to cut
wood from the lands of Peter and John \\'a.\-
dron, Abraham Bussing and John Meyer, in
order to supply the city with fuel." Mr.
Bussing married, in 1749, Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Peter and Jane (Wessels) Mesier,
and they were the parents of Abraham,
mentioned below.

(IV) Abraham (2), son of Abraham (i)
and Elizabeth (Mesier) Bussing, was born
on Cortlandt street, New York City, in
1770, died in 1829. He was an active mer-
chant at No. 59 Cortlandt street until 1799,
when he moved to No. 151 Broadway,
where he conducted the dry goods business.
Valentine's "Manual" mentions that "the
value of the store occupied by Abraham
Bussing in 1815 at 151 Broadway was $13,-
000." He joined with thirty-six other citi-
zens in raising funds with which to erect the
first public school house in New York City.
It stood at Chatham Square and Tryon
Row, and accommodated five hundred
scholars in the main room, and was dedi-
cated in 1809. In an early history this men-
tion is made of it : "The gentlemen to whose
benevolence the society was indebted for
contributions of building material and the
superintendence of the construction of the
edifice, are worthy of an honorable place
among the early friends of 'Free Schools
for Poor Children,' as the public schools
were then called."

Mr. Bussing married, .\pril 17, 1794. Hes-
ter, daughter of Edmund and Marv (Wil-
kinson") Kingsland. Children; t. .^brahrn-n.
born Mnrch 27, 1795. died 1817. 2. Edmund



Kingsland, born January 25, 1798, died Jan-
uary 26, 1853; married, June 9, 1825, Hester,
born January 3, 1798, died May 17, 1881,
daughter of John Kingsland ; children : i.
Abraham, born on Abingdon Square, New
York City, June 4, 1828, died November 4,
1905 ; he received his collegiate education at
New York University ; he was one of the
founders or very early supporters of the
Young Men's Christian Association, and
was actively connected with church work
in the Madison Avenue Presbyterian
Church. During his youth his family moved
from Abingdon Square to Washington
Square, where he was living at the time of
his marriage in 1859. In 1869 he moved
from New York City to Montclair, New
Jersey, where for many years he took an
acti\e part in political, financial and church
afifairs. He was a member of the town com-
mittee, a founder, and until his death a di-
rector of the First National Bank of Mont-
clair. and trustee and elder in the Presby-
terian church. During his residence in
Montclair he continued his business inter-
ests in New York City. He was treasurer
and afterwards president of the Ausable
Horse Nail Company, and he was also a
director of the National Shoe & Leather
Bank. He was a member of the Essex
County Country Club at Orange, the Mont-
clair Club, of various Republican clubs and
of the Young Men's Christian Association.
He returned to New York City in 1894, and
lived at No. 14 East 56th street, until 1902,
when he moved to No. 24 East 61 st street,
which was his home until he died in 1005.
He married, November 9, 1859. Emma,
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Johnson)
Frost. Their only child, Alice Cary, mar-
ried, April 22, 1902, Howard Thayer Kings-
bury, ii. Hester, born July 12. 1830, died
March 13, 191 1; married (first) in 1849,
Moses Mortimer Vail : (second) December
I, 1897, William K. Peyton. 3. Elizabeth,
born December 28, 1800, died 1871 ; married
William Moulton. 4. John Schcrmerhorn.
mentioned below. 5. Mary Wilkinson, horn
July 17, 1806, died 1872; married Orsamus
Bushnell. 6. Jane, born August 11, 1812,
died 1825.

(V) John Schcrmerhorn, son of .Xbraham
(2) and Hester (Kingsland) Bussing, was
born on Cortlandt street, New York City,




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October 15, 1802, died June 9, 1864. His
fatiier's two sisters, Elizabeth and Jane
Bussing, married, in 1771 and 1773 respec-
tively, two brothers, Peter and Simon
Schermerhorn, and John was named after
his uncles, Schermerhorn. He began busi-
ness as a wholesale dry goods merchant in
1823, on Maiden Lane, near Pearl street, in
connection with his brother, Edmund Kings-
land, under the firm name of E. & J. Buss-
ing. Their business was afterwards moved
to the northwest corner of William and
John streets, and occupied one of the then
celebrated "Washington Row" of stores
which they were largely instrumental in
erecting, where they carried on a large trade
with the entire country. The firm remained
unchanged until dissolved in 1849, having
maintained its credit unimpaired through all
the financial convulsions of New York busi-
ness life during a period of twenty-si.x years.
After the death of his brother, Mr. Bussing
became the head of the firm of John S. Buss-
ing & Company, iron and nail merchants,
and occupied the building at No. 32 Clifif
street, where his earlier life had been spent
when that portion of the city was residen-
tial. He resided for nearly twenty years at
No. 4 East I2th street, New York City, in a
house which he had built when that street
was considered far uptown, and there he
died.

Both the brothers, Edmund Kingsland
and John Schermerhorn, held influential po-
sitions in the church and also in secular in-
stitutions. The latter was one of the
original incorporators of the New York Life
Insurance Company and a member of its
board of trustees until his death. He was
also a director in the Niagara Fire Insurance
Company, president of the Northern Dis-
pensary, and treasurer of the Board of Do-
mestic Missions of the Reformed Dutch
Church. While residing for a time in As-
toria he served the Reformed Church of that
place as superintendent of the Sunday
school ; later was made deacon and subse-
quently elder. He was a man full of spiril;
and energv. and was active to the end, at-
tending a business meeting the dav before
his death. It was always a great pleasure
to him to be identified with benevolent and



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