Henry Sackett

(1851-1928)
FatherHenry Sackett (1803-1879)
MotherSusannah Rea (c 1811-1883)
Henry Sackett
(1851–1928)
Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 1917–1919.
(Src: Legislative Reference Library of Texas)
Henry Sackett, son of Henry Sackett and Susannah Rea, was born in Orsett, Essex, EnglandG, in January 1851.1,2 He died aged 77 in Coleman, TexasG, on 19 December 19283 and was buried at Coleman City CemeteryG.4 He married in Camp Colorado, Coleman County, TexasG, on 21 January 1876, Mary Anna MacNamara, daughter of Michael MacNamara and Laura Johnson.5 Mary was born in Fort Riley, Geary County, KansasG, on 29 January 1858.6 She died aged 87 in ColemanG, on 12 February 19456,7 and was buried at Coleman City CemeteryG, on 14 February 1945.4
     In 1851 Henry was living at Long Orsett Farm, Orsett, EssexG, in the household of his parents Henry and Susannah, and was recorded in the census as Henry Sackett, aged one month and born in Orsett.8
     In 1861 he was living at Forest School, Leyton, EssexG, and was recorded as Henry Sacket, a pupil, aged ten and born in Orsett. His brother Frank, 12, was also attending the school.9
     Henry emigrated from England to the United States in 1870, settling in Texas.2 He travelled from Liverpool, England, on the City of Washington, arriving in New York on 15 March 1870.10
     He established his merchant's business at Camp Colorado, Texas, where, in about 1879, he bought land in the vicinity of the abandoned army post. He built a house and a store with stone from the dismantled headquarters building, attaching one wall to the old guardhouse.11
     In 1880 he was living at Camp Colorado, Coleman County, TexasG, and was recorded as Henry Sackett, a merchant, aged 30 and born in England. Living with him were his wife Maria (Mary), 22, and their children, May, 3, William, 2, and Annie, aged three months. Henry's brother Sidney, 21, was living with them. There was also a male boarder in the household.12
     Henry Sackett was appointed in 1888 to the committee of a newly-formed immigration organization for Coleman county.13 He was recorded as visiting Fort Worth in 1894 where he stayed at the Pickwick.14
     In 1900 he was living at Justice Precinct 5, Coleman County, TexasG, and was recorded as Henry Sackett, a merchant, head of household, aged 49. He owned his home, a farm, free of mortgage. Noted on the census record was "farm temp."15 Henry's wife Mary, 43, was living at Center Avenue, Brownwood, Brown County, TexasG with their children, May, 23, William, 21, Maud, 20, George, 17, Bert, 16, Grace, 13, Fred, 11, Henry, 6, and Nellie, aged three. Mary's unmarried sister, Annie MacNamara, 38, was also in the household.16
     In 1910 he was living at Camp Colorado, Coleman County, TexasG, and was recorded as Henry Sackett, stock farmer, head of household, aged 58. He owned his home (a farm) free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Mary, 53, their unmarried children, May, 33, Gracie, 23, Fred, 20, and Nellie, 13, and their married daughter Maud Coulson, 30, with her daughter Ella, aged six.17
     In 1920 he was living at Justice Precinct 8, Coleman County, TexasG, and was recorded as Henry Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 69. Living with him were his wife Mary, 63, and their children, May, 43, Maud, 40, George, 37, Grace, 33, Fred, 30, and Nellie, 23, and their grandson Sidney, aged ten.18
     Henry Sackett served as a Representative in the Texas House of Representatives for four terms from 11 September 1914 to 11 January 1921 representing District 112 in Coleman and Concho counties, and for a further term from 9 January 1923 to 13 January 1925 representing District 125 in Brown and Coleman counties.19
     Henry became suddenly wealthy when, in 1924, he leased a large tract of land to an oil company. Not having ever paid income tax before, he paid tax in that year of $57,000.20
     In 1930 Henry's widow Mary was living at Camp Colorado Road, Precinct 8, Coleman County, TexasG, and was recorded in the census as Mary Sackett, head of household, a widow, aged 73. Living with her were her unmarried daughter May, 53, and her married daughter Maud Coulson, 49.21
Henry Sackett
(1851–1928)
Texas House of Representatives, 34th Legislature, 1915–1917.
(Src: Legislative Reference Library of Texas)
Henry Sackett
(1851–1928)
Texas House of Representatives, 36th Legislature, 1919–1921.
(Src: Legislative Reference Library of Texas)
Henry Sackett
(1851–1928)
Texas House of Representatives, 38th Legislature, 1923–1925.
(Src: Legislative Reference Library of Texas)
Henry Sackett (1851–1928), Coleman City Cemetery, Coleman, Texas
(Src: Find A Grave, Terry Teague)

Children of Henry Sackett and Mary Anna MacNamara

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Sackett Family Association descendants and researchers of Henry Sackett and Mary Anna MacNamara:
Robin Crockett and Marcus Crockett.
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 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1851. Sackett, Henry. Mother: Rea. Orsett. 12:216."
  2. Census.
  3. "Texas Death Certificates 1903–1982", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Sackett, Henry, d. Coleman County, Texas, 19 Dec 1928, age 77-9-26, b. Eng, 23 Feb 1851, ret. ranchman, married, father Henry Sackett Sr b. Eng, mother Sushana Rea b. Eng, informant Sid Sackett, Coleman, cause pneumonia, bur. Coleman Cem, 21 Dec 1928."
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. Thurmon King's database, 64827 Henry Sackett.
  6. Thurmon King's database, 64834 Mary Anna MacNamara.
  7. Coleman Democrat-Voice (Texas), digital image, Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Mary (MacNamara) Sackett, obituary.
  8. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1773/f.350
    Orsett, Essex
    Longacres[?] Farm
    Henry Sackett, head, married, 47, farmer 300 acres, b. Essex, Orsett, empl. 15 men
    Susannah Sackett, wife, 36, b. Warwickshire, St. Peters
    William H. Sackett, son, 11, scholar, b. Essex, Orsett
    Ellen Sackett, dau, 9, scholar, b. Essex, Orsett
    Frank Sackett, son, 2, b. Essex, Orsett
    Henry Sackett, son, 1 month, b. Essex, Orsett
    Mary BattishallL, serv., unmarried, 21, cook, b. Essex, Bulpham
    Eliza Ann Oakley[?], serv., unmarried, 17, nursemaid, b. Essex, Orsett.
  9. 1861 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), RG 9, Piece 1060, Folio 89, p. 18, GSU roll 542745
    Forest School, Leyton, Essex
    Sacket, Frank, pupil, 12, scholar, b. Orsett, Essex
    Sacket, Henry, pupil, 10, scholar, b. Orsett, Essex.
  10. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Henry Sackett, age 21, arr. New York, 15 Mar 1870, from Liverpool, England, ship City of Washington."
  11. Website Texas State Historical Association (https://tshaonline.org/), citing Beatrice Grady Gay, "Camp Colorado," Handbook of Texas Online.
  12. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 1296, FHL Film 1255296, p. 550A, Enumeration District 045
    Camp Colorado, Coleman County, Texas, 1 Jun 1880
    Sackett, Henry, 30, [head], merchant, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England
    Sackett, Maria A, 22, wife, keeping house, b. KS, father b. Ireland, mother b. WI
    Sackett, May, 3, dau, b. TX, father b. Eng, mother b. KS
    Sackett, William H, 2, son, b. TX, father b. Eng, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Annie M, 3/12, dau, b. TX, father b. Eng, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Sidney, 21, brother, clerk in store, b. Eng, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng
    Noble, Joseph, 22, boarder, laborer, b. AR, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  13. Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Texas), digital image, Library of Congress, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/).
  14. Fort Worth Daily Gazette (Texas), digital image, Library of Congress, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/), September 20, 1894, p. 8, col. 2. "PERSONAL MENTION…Henry Sackett came in last night from Camp. Colo., and registered at the Pickwick."
  15. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 1620, p. 15B, Enumeration District 0024, FHL microfilm 1241620
    Justice Precinct 5, Coleman, Texas, 6 Jul 1900
    Sackett, Henry, head, b. Jan 1851, 49, m. 22y, immigrated 1870, res. US 30y, merchant, home (farm) owned free of mortgage (marginal note "farm temp"), b. England, father b. England, mother b. England.
  16. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 1650, p. 4A, Enumeration District 0005, FHL microfilm 1241615
    Center Avenue, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, 2 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Mary, head, b. Jan 1857, 43, m. 24y, 9 ch, all living, b. KS, father b. Ireland, mother b. WI, housekeeper
    Sackett, May, dau, b. Dec 1876, 23, single, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS]
    Sackett, William, son, b. Oct 1878, 21, single, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS], stock herder
    Sackett, Maud, dau, b. Feb 1880, 20, single, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS]
    Sackett, George, son, b. Jul 1882, 17, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS], at school
    Sackett, Bert, son, b. Sep 1883, 16, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS], at school
    Sackett, Grace, dau, b. Feb 1887, 13, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS], at school
    Sackett, Fred, son, b. Jun 1888, 11, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS], at school
    Sackett, Henry, son, b. May 1894, 6, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS]
    Sackett, Nellie, dau, b. Sep 1896, 3, b. TX, father b. KS [sic: Eng], mother b. England [sic: KS]
    MacNamara, Annie, sister, b. Apr 1862, 38, single, b. UT, father b. Ireland, mother b. WI.
  17. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll T624_1539, p. 8B, Enumeration District 0134, FHL microfilm 1375552
    Camp Colorado, Coleman County, Texas, 11 May 1910
    Sackett, Henry, head, 58, m. 35y, immigrated 1870, farming, stock farm, home (farm) owned free of mortgage, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England,
    Sackett, Mary, wife, 53, m. 35y, 11 ch, 10 living, b. KS, father b. Ireland, mother b. WI
    Sackett, May, dau, 33, single, b. TX, father b. England mother b. KS
    Coulson, Maud, dau, 30, m. 7y, 1 ch, living, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS
    Coulson, Ella M, gdau, 6, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. TX
    Sackett, Gracie, dau, 23, single, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Fred, son, 20, single, farm laborer, home farm, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Nellie, dau, 13, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS.
  18. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll T625_1788, p. 4B, Enumeration District 66, Image 406
    Justice Precinct 8, Coleman County, Texas, 5 Mar 1920
    Sackett, Henry, head, 69, married, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England, farmer, general farm
    Sackett, Mary, wife, 63, b. KS, father b. KS, mother b. KS
    Sackett, May, dau, 43, single, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Maud, dau, 40, single [sic] b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS
    Sackett, George, son, 37, wid, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS, farm laborer, home farm
    Sackett, Grace, dau, 33, single, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Fred, son, 30, single, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS, farm laborer, home farm
    Sackett, Mary [must be Nellie], dau, 23, single, b. TX, father b. England, mother b. KS
    Sackett, Sidney, gson, 10, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. TX.
  19. Website Legislative Reference Library of Texas (http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/), Texas House of Representatives, 33rd Legislature, 2nd C.S. – Oaths of Office Administered, Henry Sackett, 11 Sep 1914, p. 165.
  20. "Appleton Post Crescent", Wisconsin, digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), 31 Dec 1924
    "Unusual People
    Income Tax Hit Him
    Henry Sackett, member of the Legislature from Brown and Coleman counties, Tex., a comparatively poor man who had never paid an income tax, leased a large body of land to an oil company for a large amount and at once had to pay an income tax of $57,000. The next year his income tax was $4.16—and it was partly refunded."
  21. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 2308, p. 3B, Enumeration District 0019, Image 1088.0, FHL microfilm 2342042
    Camp Colorado Road, Precinct 8, Coleman County, Texas, 7 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Mary, head, farm, 73, wd, m. at 18, b. KS, father b. Ireland, mother b. WI
    Sackett, Mae, dau, 53, single, b. TX, father b. KS, mother b. US
    Coulson, Maud, dau, 49, m. at 20, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. US.
Last Edited25 November 2016