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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." 

—Martin Tupper. 

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 
the West. 

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, 


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