Jacob Thomas Sackett

(1833-1904)
FatherHarvey Sacket (1807-1889)
MotherMary Straw (c 1810-c 1884)
(Src: Alan Gower)
Jacob Thomas Sackett, blacksmith, gunsmith, and violin maker, son of Harvey Sacket and Mary Straw, was born in Hayfield Township, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, in January 1833.1 He died aged 71 in Saegertown, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, on 16 March 1904 and was buried at Saegertown CemeteryG.2 He married Mary Jane Woodring, daughter of Solomon Woodring. Mary was born in PennsylvaniaG, in December 1833.3,1 She died aged about 83 in 1917 and was buried at Saegertown CemeteryG.2
     Jacob Sackett, described modestly in census records as a blacksmith, was, more significantly, a skilled gunsmith, and, rather surprisingly given the delicacy of craftsmanship required, a violin maker.
     In 1850 Jacob was living in Woodcock, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, in the household of his parents Harvey and Mary, and was recorded in the census as Jacob Sackett, aged 16 and born in Pennsylvania.4
     In 1860 he was living at Saegertown, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Jacob Sacket, a blacksmith, aged 27. Living with him were his wife Mary, 26, and their children, Isabel, 5, and William, aged ten months.5
Although described modestly as a blacksmith, Jacob was a skilled violin maker and gunsmith. See article Was this rifle made by Jacob Sackett?

     Jacob registered for the Civil War draft in PennsylvaniaG on 15 July 1863. He was a blacksmith of Saegertown, married, aged 30 and born in Pennsylvania.6
     In 1870 he was living in SaegertownG, and was recorded as Jacob Sackett, a blacksmith, aged 39 [actually 37]. Living with him were his wife Mary J, 38 [actually 36], and their children, Isabella, 15, and William, aged eleven.7
     In 1880 he was living in Saegertown, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Jacob Sacket, a blacksmith, head of household, married, aged 46. Living with him were his wife Mary, 46, and their sons, William, 20, and James, aged nine.8
For further extensive information, see Alan Gower's website dedicated to Jacob T. Sackett.

     In 1900 he was living in Woodcock, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Jacob T Sackett, a blacksmith, head of household, aged 67. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Mary, 66, and their unmarried son James, aged 29.9
Jacob T Sackett (1833–1904), Saegertown Cemetery, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
(Src: Find A Grave, Scout)
Jacob T. Sackett, Blacksmith, Gunsmith and ..... Violin Maker
—William B. Moore, Crawford County History vol. XXI no. 2

Children of Jacob Thomas Sackett and Mary Jane Woodring

Association member descendants
Sackett Family Association descendants and researchers of Jacob Thomas Sackett and Mary Jane Woodring:
Richard McClellan.
Reference8P.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Thurmon King's database, 11645 Jacob T Sackett.
  2. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  3. Census.
  4. 1850 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll: M432_771; Page: 322A; Image: 236
    Woodcock, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 29 Aug 1850
    Sackett, Harvey, 43, [occ. blank], real estate $300, b. MA
    Sackett, Mary, 39, b. PA
    Sackett, Montgomery, 18, b. PA
    Sackett, Jacob, 16, b. PA
    Sackett, Livonia, 15, b. PA
    Sackett, Elizabeth, 12, b. PA
    Sackett, Homer, 4, b. PA.
  5. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll: M653_1100; Page: 1244; Image: 623; FHL Film: 805100
    Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
    Sacket, Jacob, 27, blacksmith, b. PA
    Sacket, Mary, 26, b. PA
    Sacket, Isabel, 5, b. PA
    Sacket, William, 10/12, b. PA
    Bevelhimer, Jacob, 21, b. PA
    Honeywell, Catherine, 13, b. PA.
    [This image very faint]
  6. "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Sacket, Jacob T, of Saegertown Borough, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 30, blksmith, married, b. Penna, enumerated 15 Jul 1863, 20th district, Pennsylvania, class I."
  7. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll: M593_1331; Page: 835B; Image: 348953; FHL Film: 552830
    Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 19 Aug 1870
    Sackett, Jacob, 39, blacksmith, real estate $2,000, b. PA
    Sackett, Mary J, 38, keeping house, b. PA
    Sackett, Isabella, 15, at home, b. PA
    Sackett, William, 11, b. PA.
  8. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org), FHL 1255120 NA T9-1120/107A(2) (TEK)
    Saegerstown, Crawford, Pennsylvania
    Jacob Sacket, head, married, 46, b. PA, blacksmith, father b. MA, mother b. PA
    Mary J. Sacket, wife, 46, b. PA, keeps house, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    William H. Sacket, son, single, 20, b. PA, blacksmith, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    James W. Sacket, son, 9, b. PA, school, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  9. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll: 1399; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1241399
    Woodcock, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, Jun 1900
    Sackett, Jacob T, head, b. Jan 1833, 67, m. 45y, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, blacksmith, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Mary, wife, b. Dec 1833, 66, m. 45y, 4 ch, 3 living, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, James W, b. May 1871, 29, single, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, laborer.
Last Edited1 July 2016