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Updated February 2, 2009

Mary Lou Sackett
2806 Carleton Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49242
United States

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My primary search concerns ancestors of Joel BALL who was born Feb 20, 1800 in Amboy, Middlesex Co., N.J. and died Dec. 16, 1893 in Dundee, Monroe Co., MI. Joel married Margaret VREELAND in Romulus, Seneca Co., N.Y. on Oct 13, 1821. Joel was 2 yrs old when his father died, and Joel moved to Seneca Co.,N.Y. as a youth. There he worked on the Erie canal. Any information on Joel's parents, etc. would be most welcomed! Joel's father may have been Aaron Ball, but no proof has been found!

Also am researching Joseph SACKETT who was born about 1770, lived in Addison Co., Vermont, married and had at least 7 children by his first wife. They may have lived in Luzerne Co., PA and later they moved to (Elba) Genessee Co. (later Orleans Co.), New York. Joseph's first wife probably died there. Later Joseph married Lucy RICE, widow of Talcott ALLEN, and they had 2 or 3 children. Joseph & Lucy Sackett moved to Jackson Co., Michigan, also may have lived in Milan, (Monroe or Washtenaw Co.), Michigan. Lucy died in Ravenna, Muskegon Co., MI. Joseph and his first wife had a sons Amos and Clark, and probably Hiram, who all lived in Jackson, Hillsdale, Washtenaw & Monroe Co. Hiram also had sisters Roxanna (Rocksy) & Susannah. Other possible sons could be a Samuel or an Isaac. Joseph's parents were Comfort & Joseph Sackett, Sr., who also lived in Addison Co., VT in the late 1790's. Any information on Joseph Sackett's anscestors and other children is needed!

The HELDT/DOEBLER Family: any additions or corrections.
The SANDERS/PORLIER Family: any additions or corrections.
The (K)CLICKNER family: Joyce Clickner was born Aug. 11, 1933 in Lansing area. She had 3 brothers, 2 were adopted out.
The HECTOR BEEKEN Family. Hector was born in England and settled in the Sandusky, Ohio area.

I would be happy to share information.

My genealogy research was begun in the 1950's by my mother, Helen Beeken MILLER SACKETT. All of my research is done in memory of her and as a continuation of her life's hobby.


Family Photos

  • Charles L. Sackett (36 KB)
    This is my great grandfather, Charles L. Sackett, taken in 1911. He lived most of his life in Jackson Co., MI.
  • Francis Hiram Miller (21 KB)
    Francis Hiram Miller (1844 Hartland Twp, Niagra Co., N.Y. - 1928 Dundee, Monroe Co., MI) was married to Mary Ann Heath and they are the parents of my mother's father Charles H. Miller
  • Lester L. (Jack) Sackett & Gini Jonas (49 KB)
    This is my brother, Les "Jack" Sackett with his wife, Gini Jonas. Jack is receiving an award from NASA at a recent space shuttle launch. May 1999
  • Sarah Striker Sackett, Lois V. & Corrine Collins (66 KB)
    Sarah L. Striker Sackett with her daughter Lois V. Sackett and granddaughter Corrine Collins. Picture was taken about 1917
  • Terry Lee, Zachary & Kara Knoll (69 KB)
    May 22, 2004. My son, Terry Lee with his children, Zachary & Kara Knoll.
  • Helen Beeken Miller (19 KB)
    This is my mother, Helen Beeken Miller Sackett's graduation picture taken in 1930. Mother was born, raised and lived her entire life in Dundee, Monroe Co., MI (1913-1996). She died in the house next door to the one in which she was born. Mother began doing her genealogy research about 1959 and did most of the Beeken/Miller/Ball/Heath/Liles work. I am continuing with her research and enjoying it as much as she did.
  • Hector Beeken, Sr. (56 KB)
    Hector Beeken was born in England. His son, Hector, lived in the Sandusky, Ohio area. The son's daughter, Caroline "Carrie" Beeken was my mother's mother.
  • Prudence Sackett (22 KB)
    Prudence Sackett Ashley Wheeler, daughter of Amos Sackett, son of Joseph. Prudence was born in Lockport, NY in 1830.
  • Louis Ray (Jack) & Harriet Smyth Sackett (70 KB)
    This is my Dad's Uncle Jack (Louis Ray Sackett) with his third wife, Harriet Smyth Sackett. They both died in Canada.
  • Sarah Ann Liles Beeken (17 KB)
    Sarah Ann Liles married Hector Beeken in 1858 in Sandusky, Ohio. She is the mother of my mother's mother, Caroline Beeken.
  • Sarah Weaver Beeken (28 KB)
    My great great grandmother, Sarah Weaver, who married Hector Beeken Sr.
  • Faye & Lilly Sackett (55 KB)
    My paternal grandparents, Hugh "Faye" Sackett & Lillian I. Heldt.
  • Mary Lou's Family November 2008 (142 KB)
    (clockwise from top) Lilly (great granddaughter), Kara (Terry's daughter), Mary Lou, Michael (Samantha's son), Mike, my daughter, Samantha, her daughter, Kayla, Terry's son, Zachary and my son Terry.
  • Hector & Sarah Liles Beeken Family (135 KB)
  • Mary Ann Heath Miller (10 KB)
    Mary Ann Heath married Francis Hiram Miller (born in Hartland Twp, Niagra Co., N.Y.) Their son, Charles is my mother's father.
  • Lester W. & Helen B. Miller Sackett (53 KB)
    These are my parents, Lester W. Sackett & Helen Beeken Miller Sackett taken about 1955. Michigan
  • Sackett Family (57 KB)
    This picture of the Sackett family was taken about 1922. Pictured are Lester W. Sackett (my father), his cousin, Corrine, his mother, Lilly Heldt Sackett holding her baby, "Dolly," my father's grandmother, Sarah L. Striker Sackett, my grandfather, Hugh "Faye" Sackett. The name of the next man with the nice suit is not known. Next is Faye's father, Charles L. Sackett. The tall man at the end is Faye's brother, Louis "Jack" Sackett. He was about six foot tall, so you can judge the heights of the rest!
  • Caroline "Carrie" Beeken Miller (24 KB)
    Carrie was my mother, Helen Miller Sackett's mother. (1873-1936)
  • John Heldt Family (90 KB)
    John & Augusta Doebler Heldt Family taken about 1918. They were my great grandparents. My grandmother, Lilly, is in the back row, the first female on the right.
  • Charles Karl Heldt (24 KB)
    Charles Karl Heldt was born 1821 in Germany. He married Anna Schuedt in 1857 in New York. They settled in Sterling Twp., Macomb Co., MI. They are my great great grandparents.
  • Frances M. Liles (59 KB)
    Aunt Fannie Liles (1852-1931) was a sister to Sarah A. Liles wife of Hector Beeken (Jr.)
  • Klickner's (36 KB)
    Earl Follie Klickner and Violet Marie Retzloff (My husband, Mike's mother's parents) and two of their children. The picture was taken before 1930.
  • Moore Family Reunion 1914 in Tecumseh, MI (36 KB)
    This picture was sent to me by Janis Reister, another Moore family researcher. The picture is of the Moore Family Reunion at the C. E. Williamson Residence, E. Kilbuck St., Tecumseh, MI & is dated by Naiomi North Williamson as August 6, 1914. The Back Row: L to R: John Moore, Irv Moore, Anna Williamson Heesen, Floyd Williamson, Seth Dixon, Anna Moore, Ella Potter Williamson (wife of Floyd), Leon Williamson, Grace Heck Moore (wife of Rob), Hazel Moore, Lyda Crebbin Dixon, Naomi N. Williamson (wife of Charles), Charles Williamson, Bob Moore (son of Rob), Chas. Moore. The Middle Row, L to R: Ruby Moore (wife of John), Rob Moore, Dora Miller Moore (wife of Irv. Dora is a sister to my grandfather, Charles Miller), Charles E. Williamson, Louise Moore Williamson, William Watterson, Ann Moore, Frank Ellis, Lisle Moore Ellis, John Crebbin, Eleanor Moore Crebbin. Front Row, L to R: Bernard Williamson, Roger Moore, Charles Lucian Williamson, Rodney Williamson, Catherine Heesen, Edward Moore Williamson, Louise Williamson, Marian Williamson, Carol Dixon, Dorothy Dixon, Harry Moore.
  • Cornelia Ball Heath (21 KB)
    Cornelia Ball is the daugher of Joel Ball & Margaret Vreeland. Cornelia married Hiram Heath. They are the parents of Mary Ann Heath who married Francis H. Miller, parents of Charles Miller, my mother's father. (1830-1914)
  • Hiram Heath (21 KB)
    Hiram Heath married Cornelia Ball, daughter of Joel Ball. Hiram was born in Vermont in 1820 and died in Dundee, MI in 1905.
  • Claude-Cyprien-Jacques Porlier (188 KB)
    This is one of Mike Penn's ancestors. He was born in Quebec in 1683 and died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1744. He married Angelique Cuillerier dit Beaubien in 1719. They had 17 children! Photo courtesy of: the Musee Du Chateau Ramezay Museum in Montreal, Quebeca, Canada.
  • Mary "Mollie" Miller & Daniel Hatter Wedding 1919 (22 KB)
    Mollie was my mother, Helen's oldest sister and lived next door to us. I spent a lot of time at their house. She was my 4-H leader as well as a wonderful aunt. They were both very loving and good to me.
  • Mary Lou, Samantha, Kayla & Michael (56 KB)
    This picture of me, Mary Lou, with my daughter, Samantha Sackett & her two children, Kayla & Michael Smith, was taken December 2004.

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