Acquaintance by Association:

(- no association; + associations exist)

- Religion
Rev. David Butler was rector of St. Paul's Church (Episcopalian), Troy until his death.
Daniel Sackett was active in starting the 2nd Presbyterian Church of Troy.

Honor Conklin, 2/20/2014

Rev. David Butler, St. Paul's Church, 58 3rd Street, Troy, NY

Honor Conklin, 2/21/2014

The Ecclesiastical Organization.

The ecclesiastical organization of the church did not occur until more than one year afterward. At a meeting of the Presbytery of Troy at Salem on the 29th of August, 1827, a communication was received from some of the members of the new congregation requesting its organization as a church, and a committee was then appointed for that purpose. At a special meeting of the Presbytery of Troy on October 30th, following, the church was received by the Presbytery and placed on its roll as the Second Presbyterian Church of Troy, at the request of its three commissioners, Joseph Russell, Daniel Sackett, and Alfred Mosher. Gurdon Corning, one of the first elders, represented the new church in the Presbytery.
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After the filing of the papers for incorporation under the statute in 1826, and before the reception of the church by the Presbytery in 1827, much and important work had been done.

The Building and Laying the Corner Stone.

On the 22nd of May, 1826, in consideration of the sum of $550, conveyance was made by Stephen Warren to the trustees of the corporation of two lots (873-874) on the east side of Sixth Street and south of Grand Divi sion (now Grand) Street, aggregating in size one hundred feet front and extending eastward to the alley, one hun dred thirty feet. This is the same ground now partially covered by what is known as Church Place on the south-east corner of Grand Street and the railroad. Within two months from that date, and on July 12th, the corner stone of the new church building was laid. The Boards of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church and of the new Second Church met on that day at the house of Gideon Buckingham on Fourth Street, next south of the present site of the Security Trust Company, and, with the ministers invited to take part in the service, proceeded to the site of the new church, corner of Sixth and Grand Division Streets, and in the presence of a very large gathering of people the corner stone was laid with appropriate ceremonies. The cast iron box deposited in the corner stone was made by Starbuck & Gurley, Iron Founders of Troy, and contained a copper plate on which was in- scribed as follows : "The corner stone of the Second Presbyterian Church, laid July 12, 1826," also the names of the six trustees as above, and that of Nehemiah Brown, the mason, and John Ayres, the carpenter. The box also contained a copy of each of the several newspapers published

Second Presbyterian Church

HISTORICAL SKETCH Prepared and Read at the Reopening of the Auditorium, October 3, 1915

BY William H. Hollister, Jr.
Revised and Extended to
April, 1916

+ Anti-Slavery Society
Rev. David Butler   &  Daniel Sackett   &  O.L. Holley
were all members of the same anti-slavery society (Troy Colonization Society)

Honor Conklin, 2/20/2014

Rev. David Butler (1762-1842)
      [Troy Colonization Society with Daniel Sackett and O.L. Holley, by 1825]
      [1805-1842, rector of parishes of Troy and Lansingburg. St. Paul's Church, Troy until his death]
      m Chloe Jones
      Rev. Clement Moore Butler
            m Frances Livingston Hart (1816-1895)
      Harriet Butler (1791-1865)

Honor Conklin, 2/20/2014

Also in this Troy Colonization Society is Rev. David Butler!!!


Poughkeepsie Journal 20 May 1787
Deeply religious, a Deacon and Elder of the Dutch Reformed Church, Gilbert [Livingston, Henry's brother] also early recognized the essential evil of slavery, and joined the Poughkeepsie branch of the Anti-slavery Society in 1787.

Gilbert and Catharine were religious sponsors for
     - a Negro child
     - Gilbert's own sister Helena
     - Catharine's sister's son, Peter Montgomery Tappan
     - Gilbert's sister Alida's son, Melancthon Taylor Woolsey

Henry purchased a slave for his father just before the father's death in 1799, but later tells his grandson that Illinois is wonderful for not having slavery. Bad quoting. I'll fix soon.

+ Location
O.L. Holley   &  Daniel Sackett were business next door neighbors.

225 River Street      - Troy Sentinel
221-2 River Street  - Sackett & Lane Crockery and Pierce, Sackett & Co.

Honor Conklin, 2/20/2014

Daniel Sackett, 7th Street, Troy, NY (at time of his death in 1845)

Daniel Sackett by his death in 1845 lived a few blocks away on 7th Street. Need to find when he moved there and was he a member of St. Paul's. Interesting but not essential, was Orville L. Holley a member. Honor Conklin, 2/21/2014

The earliest Troy directory we have is 1930:

Sackett, Daniel, 21 Albany, Sackett & Lane, crockery, 221 River
Holley, Orville L., lawyer, 8 first, boards Troy House
Butler, Rev David, h. 102 Fourth

Arthur James Weise. Troy's One Hundred Years, 1789-1889. Troy: William H. Young, 1891, p. 396:
[Peirce & Sackett, crockery, burned 6/20/1820
Peirce, Sackett & Co., 1820-1827, 2 Lane's Row which became 222 River St.]

Weise. History of Lansingburgh, NY. From the Year 1670-1817. Troy: William H Young, 1827, p. 160.
[Troy Sentinel becomes daily in 1830 - at 225 River St. (was weekly and semi-weekly)

In any event, Sackett's crockery store and the Troy Sentinel were neighbors.

+ Work-related
Daniel Sackett was a manager of the Troy Sentinel
O.L. Holley was an editor of the Troy Sentinel

Honor Conklin, 2/21/2014

At the Fulton newspaper site I found in the Argus and City Gazeteer, December 6, 1825, that Daniel Sackett was a manager and O.L. Holley, editor of the Sentinel (Troy, NY), was a Secretary in the Troy Colonization Society, a philanthropic anti-slavery group attached to the American Colonization Society.

I have been looking to see if Henry Livingston, Jr. was a member in his locale, without success so far.

Troy. Feb 26. 1844.

Prof C C Moore,

Sir - Yours of 23d inst. making inquiry concerning the publication of "A Visit from St. Nicholas," is just received. The piece was first published in the Troy Sentinel December 23, 1823, with an introductory notice by the Editor, Orville L. Holley, Esq., and again two or three years after that. At the time of its first publication I did not know who the Author was - but have since been informed that you were the Author. I understand from Mr. Holley that he received it from Mrs. Sackett, the wife of Mr. Daniel Sackett who was then a merchant in this city. It was twice published in the Troy Sentinel; and being much admired and sought after by the younger class, I procured the Engraving which you will find on the other side of this sheet, and have published several editions of it. The Sentinel has for several years been numbered with the things that were - and Mr. Holley, I understand, is now in Albany, editing the Albany Daily Advertiser. I was myself the proprietor of the Sentinel.

Very Respectfully
Yours, &c
N Tuttle

Original in The Museum of the City of New York