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G E: N E: A LOG V
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npHE head of the family was named Thomas, which has
* been a continuous name for 300 years. The family
tradition gives this iiistory : This man Thomas
was a son of a family in the north of France at a point
nearest to the Island of Guernsey. This family were zeal-
ous Catholics, and during the Huguenots persecutions were
actiye participants in what they considered the holy cause
of putting to death and the rack the heretic Protestants.
This son, having procured a Bible, persisted in reading it,
against the protests of the family and the threats of the
parish priest. In the throes of the persecution, fearful of
his life, he fled from his home, which was located on the
channel shore. He rowed in a frail boat to the Island of
Guernsey as a place of refuge, and changed his name.
William Berry, in his history of Guernsey published in
1814, gives an account of the settlement on the Island of
French Huguenots between 1582 and 1634, during the reigns
of Charles and Louis XIV, as being French Protestants, fol-
lowers of Calvin and Luther.
"Acinin gavo tlie iimne wtuMi tlif liord liad inado his creatures;
Tlu^ro is ail ai-bltrary iianif whercunto the idea attaches,
And there Is Httle in the sound, as some have vainly landed,
Yea, many weeds run rank in pride, if men have dubl)ed them cechirs.
There were nine Homers, aU fioodly sons of song. l)ut where is the
record of tlie eiKht?
One grew to fame, an Aaron's rod, and swaUowed up liis bretliren.
Art thou the name of a family, the same in successive generations.
So thy sons may tell their sons, and those may teacli their chlldien.
Ht> died in goodness, as he lived, and left us a gO(jd name.
And more than tills there is !i roll whereon thy name is written.
See that on the Book of Doom that name is fixed in light;
God will give thee His new nanu', and write it on thy heart,
A name, l)etter than of sons, a name, dearei- than of daughters.
A nanie of union, peace and praise, as numbered in thy God."
"Guernsey! to me find in my partinl eye,
Thou nrt a holy and enehanted Ish'
Where I would linger long and muse the while
Of ancient thoughts and solemn memories,
Quickening the tender tear or pensive smile.
Guernsey! for nearly twice an hundred years
Home of my fathers, refuge from their fears
And haven of their hope, when long of yore
Fleeing Imperial Charles and bloody Rome,
Protestant Martyrs, to thy sea-girt shore
They came to seek n temple and a home.
And found thee generous.— I, their son. would pour
My heart full, all of praise and thanks to thee.
Island of welcf)mes, friendly, frank and free."
What this ThnmHS 's original name was is an
unsettled question Some of the family think it was
"Sarcha." This I do not think. Sarcha is not a French
name, but the pronunciation of Sarehet. I once thought
and so said in some of my writings that it was Dousouchett.
On further investigation I fouiul it was not a French name,
l)ut a naiiK- of tlie Island of Jersey. In all of my reading
ami research of French history I have never found the
name of Sarclia. Flcung as lie did fnini the extreme north
of France, I have f(umd locateti there two families named
Suclx't and TruuclH't. These families were zealous Catho-
lics. Kithir (if tiiese names couUl easily l)e changed to
Sarcliet (ieii. .Suchet, of the army of tlu- First Napoleon,
was of one of the families, antl M. Tr(uichet, a distinguishe 1
lawyer and aiitluu- i»f the "Code Napoleon," was of the
other. I am inclined to think that <>:\r of these names was
the original, changed to Sarehet.
This 'IMu.mas, llrst of the Sarehet name, was married on
tlir Island of (Juernsey into a family named LePelley. It
seems that tlown through the family line it was more pro-
lific in females than males. My grandfather's father was
named 'i'homas. It was and is yet a custom of the Island
fur the ohh'st son to he nametl after the father or grand-
This family came down in direct line to two sons,
Thomas and I'eter Sarehet, in IT.")!!. The females of the
families had married into the families of the Island, of
Manger, Giheaut, Mahay, LaHue, Tupper, LaSerre, and
others. The sons of Thomas Sarehet, horn <in the Island
after \~7)(). were Tliomas, John, Feter and Nicludas.
Daughters, Mary. Judith, Nancy and Kli/aheth. Mary was
married to I)aniel liieliard. Daniel Uiejiard, the head of
one branch of the Bichard family of Guernsey County, was
a son. Nanc}' was married to Peter Priaulx. They
died on the Island. Elizabeth married Capt. Morgan, of
the British navy; he died at Nova Scotia. She was married
again to John Ogier in England, where she died. She was
the grandmother of John P. Ogier, of Cambridge. Judith
married Daniel Ferbrache, who is the head of the original
Ferbrache family of Guernsey County. The three brothers
and Daniel Ferbrache settled at Cambridge in 180G, leaving
on the Island no name on their side of the famil}' tree.
Thomas was married to Anne Bichard, John to Judith
Falaise, Peter to Rachel Gibeaut and Martha Lapage, these
all married on the Island. Nicholas married Catharine Price
after settling at Cambridge, in 1810. John DeLisle, an
uncle of these brothers and sisters, was a Bailitf of the
High Court of the Island when they left it in 1806.
Peter Sarchet, son of Peter of the other branch of the
family tree, had two sons, Peter and Thomas. Of this fam-
ily Peter came to Cambridge in 1818, bringing with him an
only son, Peter, leaving on the Island his brother Thomas,
and the Sarchets on the Island today are descendants of his.
Peter Sarchet was married to (Jatharine Touso, both dvins;
in Cambridge, and a few of his descendants now reside in
John Sarchet, after settling at Cambridge for some
years, removed to Philadelphia, Pa. Had sons John, married
to Margaret Wilson, Joseph to Juliet Dick, Moses, who died
in infancy, Albin Alfred, drowned in the Schuylkill river in
his fifth year. Had daughters Harriet, married to Gideon
Cornell and Benjamin A. Tillinghast, Helen to Caleb Cog-
geshall, Marie Falaise to Abraham S. See, Sophia to Joseph
Masters, Eliza to Joseph Withers, Ann to Peyton B. W.
Cooke. John and Harriet were born in Guernsey, Helen,
jNIarie, Moses, Sophia and Eliza in Cambridge, Ohio. John
Sarchet died in Guernsey in 18G1.
Peter Sarchet had sons, Peter J., married to Catharine
Waliis, settled in Indiana near Terre Haute, David, who
married Mary Ann Sigman, died in Cambridge; hiul
sons Hosea B., Alexander, David, Rosvvell and James; had
daughter Maggie. Peter had (laughters Rachel, who mar-
ried Tiiomas Lepage, the head of the Lepage family of
(Jambriilge, Nancy, living in Kansas, and Sophia, deceased.
Peter Sarchet died on his way to Guernsey in 1859.
Nicholas Sarchet had sons NichoLas and Joseph, de-
ceased ; daughters, Malinda and Sarah, deceased. Rev. Dr.
Albert L. Sarchet, of Jefferson, Iowa, is a son of Nicholas
Sarchet, Jr. Nicholas, Jr., married into the Mathers fami-
ly, moved to the West, where he died. Nicholas, Sen., died
in 1864, near Cambridge.
The christian alliliation of the family on the Island
was with the Episcopal Church down until the time of
John Wesley, when most of the families of both branches
of the family tree became Wesleyan Methodists. As
pjpiscopalians they were members of the St. Martin's
Church establislied in 1199, one of the oldest of the parish
churches. Thomas and Peter Sarchet with their families
were Wesleyan Methodists. John Sarchet with his family
adhered to the Quaker faith. Nicholas Sarchet adhered to
no church, but claimed to be a follower of Moses, keeping
the Mosaic law, but not a Jew.
The family of Thomas Sarchet, of Cambridge, who was
married to Anne Bichard, were, sons, Thomas, David, Peter
B., and Moses; daughters, Nancy and Rachel.
Thomas married Catharine Marquand: had sons Solo-
mon M., now living in Iowa, aged 90 years, Thomas Y. de-
ceased, and Charles M. deceased; daughters, Nancy, Anne,
Martha, Matilda, Mrs. Maria L. Bonnell and Mrs. Lucinda
Ogier, who reside in Cambridge; of this family there are
children and grand-children living in the western States.
David married Mary Hill, Margaret Britton, Jemima
Dehart and Mary Torode ; had sons Simon P. married to
Sarah E. Britton, Fletcher B. to Eliza Bell, David T to
Martha Newbern, Alpheus T. to Ella Ross, Elmer L. to
Nannie Huif; had tlaughters, Nancy M. married to John
Martpl, Margaret E. to Thomas Bichard, Mary E. to A.
Judson Lingenfelter, and Rachel E. to John Hetherington ;
of these families tfiere are 19 sons and 22 daughters, grand-
Petc-r B. married Catharine Holler, Martha McCulley
and Mary Mitcliell ; had sons Thomas, Joseph H., John M.,
Cyrus B. and George M., ail deceased ; daughters Harriet and
Loretta. Of this family there are livinof 8 o^randsons,
Horace Lincoln Sarchet, grandson, is living in San Fran-
cisco, California. Peter B. died in Illinois.
Nancy married Capt. Cyrus P. Beatty ; had sons John
A., Thomas M., Zaccheus anci Moses, all deceased; daugh-
ters Nancy and Racliel, deceased, and Ellen. John A.
married Precilla Biggs and Cecelia Flood ; had one son,
Cyrus P., now living at Moberly, Missouri. Zaccheus mar-
ried Margaret Fesler, now living at Galesburg, Illinois.
Nancy married William D. Noble, both deceased. There is
now living of this family Cyrus B., Ella, Lyde and Anna.
Rev. Charles E. Jefferson, of New York City, son of Mrs. Ella
Jefferson, of Cambridge, is a grandson of W. D. and Nancj'^
Noble. Ellen married John K. Fesler, deceased, and is now
living in Kansas.
Rachel married John P. Beatty, son of Col. Z. A.
Beatty ; had one son, Zaccheus A., deceased; daughters,
Anna M., Sarah K. and Cecelia F., all deceased, Margary
L., and Harriet A., of Millersburg, O., Ellen A., of Indiana,
and JNIargaret M., of Toledo, Ohio.
Moses Sarchet married Martha Bichard, daughter of
James Bichard and Rachel De Larue, emigrants to Cam-
bridge from the Island of Guernsey in 1S07; had sons
Cyrus P. B., Thomas, James B , Charles J., deceased, and
John H. ; daughters Nancy B. and Rachel M., deceased,
and Harriet J.
Cyrus P. B. married Margaret M. Moore; had sons
Frank M., deceased, and Andrew M.; daughters, Inez L.,
married to Cyrus F. Wilson, children, Maude and Ralph,
Martha Blanche, married to Theodore Deselm, Esq., chil-
dren, Margaret and Martha.
Thomas mnrried Sarah Klingman ; had sons William, ,
Moses K., Joseph W., Henry, Charles, John B., deceased,
and Dean ; daughters, Dora and Mary.
James B. married Adaline Cook ; had sons A. L., James
P>. and Clarence B. ; daughter, Lillie.
Joiin H. married Emma Davis; had two daughters,
Nancy B. married Hon. Joseph W. White; had two
daughters, Mary Scott, of P^vanston, Illinois, and Martha
Campbell, of Cambridge, Ohio.
Harriet J. married James M. (arson ; has no children
There are now living in Guernsey County lineal des-
cendants of Thomas Sarchet, of ( "anibridge of 1800, ID males,
Mild there are others located in the w(";tcrn States jind some
on I lie Pacific coast, so that the name, ccming with tliree
I'i'oiii their Island home, Giiernse\\ located in tlie waters of
the La Mancha and re- located in the wilderness of Ohio, as
Guernsey County, has spread out from east to west, and is
not likely soon to be extinct.
The foregoing history brings the family name down to
1002, with the hope that in the years to come some one of
the family may continue the geneaology. I have not brought
down to this dnte all the families, because of inability to
trace truly the later families. Fortunate ior us living if
we do our work as well as our fathers did theirs.
From the house erected in 1807, as sliown elsewhere,
the remains of Thomas Sarchet were carried, on a bier by
his friends, to the old Cambridge graveyard, April 21st,
1837, aged 67 years. From it his consort, Anne Richard
Sarchet, was carried by friends and laid by his side, April
2d, 1849, aged 83 years.
In 1805 there was a colony formed for the purpose of
emigrating to the new State of Ohio in the Northwest Ter-
ritory. Thomas Sarchet was selected as the forerunner.
Where he located the members of the colony were to locate.
He located August 14th, 1806, at the newly laid out town
plat of Cambridge, INluskingum County, Ohio, on big Wills
Creek. The rest of the colonists came on in 1807. The
names of the Guernsey families were Sarchets, Richards,
Ogiers, Naftels, Lenfesteys, Marquands, Huberts, De
Francis, LaSures, Ratillies, LaVires, and Ferbraches, and
of young men, Robin, Poedvin, Ogier, LaRue, Langloise,
Torode, Corbet, Richard, Lapage, and Gibeaut,
COL. CYRUS P. B. SARCHET.
PRESENT RESIDENCE OF COL. C. P. B. SARCHET,
No. 1504 East Wheelins: Avenue.
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1 1 GENEALOGY OF T
I SARCHET FAMILY.