William M Sackett

(1854-)
William M Sackett was born in PennsylvaniaG, in January 1854.1 His parents have not been identified. He married in about 1882, Polly A Braden.1
     In 1870 William was living at Coolspring, Mercer County, PennsylvaniaG, in the household of Joseph Guilinger, 53, a farmer, and was recorded in the census as William Sackett, a farm laborer, aged 16 and born in Pennsylvania.2
     In 1880 he was living at Big Prairie, New Madrid County, MissouriG, in the household of Hannah Todd and family, and was recorded as William Sackett, aged 26 and born in Pennsylvania.3
     In 1900 he was living in New Madrid, MissouriG, and was recorded as William Sackett, a farm laborer, head of household, aged 46 and born in Pennsylvania. He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Polly, 38, and their children, Eliza, 15, Kizzy, 13, Charley, 10, and Mandy, aged eight.4
     In 1910 he was living in New Madrid, MissouriG, and was recorded as William M Sackett, a night watchman in a sawmill, head of household, a widower aged 55. Living with him were his children, Charley, 21, Amanda, 14, Oliver, 11, and Amy, aged six.5
     The earliest record found for William Sackett is in the 1870 census when he was a 16-year-old farm laborer living at Coolspring, Pennsylvania, in the household of an apparently unrelated family. His birthplace, stated as Pennsylvania, may be in doubt. He also gave Pennsylvania in 1880 and 1900 but, in 1910, was less specific, stating only United States. He was hazy, too, about the birthplaces of his parents.

Children of William M Sackett and Polly A Braden

Sackett Family Association descendants
James Johnson.
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 Notes & Citations

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  2. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_1373; Page: 6B; Image: 309105; Family History Library Film: 552872
    Coolspring, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, 5 Jul 1870
    Sackett, William, 16, farm laborer, b. PA.
    [in household of Joseph Guilinger, 53, a farmer]
  3. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 705; Family History Film: 1254705; Page: 304D; Enumeration District: 076; Image: 0613
    Todd, Hannah L, [head], 43, keeping house, b. MO, father b. TN, mother b. MO
    Todd, Eliza, dau, 13, at home, b. MO, father b. TN, mother b. MO
    Mills, John, son-in-law, 24, farm laborer, b. Ireland, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland
    Mills, Virginna E, dau, 17, at home, b. MO, father b. ---, mother b. MO
    Mills, William L, gson, 2/12, b. MO, father b. Ireland, mother b. MO
    Sackett, William, 26, [occ. blank], b. PA, father b. ---, mother b. ---.
  4. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 877; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1240877
    New Madrid, New Madrid County, Missouri, 20/21 Jun 1900
    Sackett, William, head, b. Jan 1854, 46, m. 18y, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, farm laborer, home rented
    Sackett, Polly, wife, b. Jun 1861, 38, m. 18y, 6 ch, 4 living, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. MO
    Sackett, Eliza, dau, b. Aug 1884, 15, b. WI, father b. PA, mother b. MO
    Sackett, Kizzy, dau, b. May 1887, 13, b. WI, father b. PA, mother b. MO
    Sackett, Charley, son, b. May 1890, 10, b. WI, father b. PA, mother b. MO
    Sackett, Mandy, dau, b. Jan 1892, 8, b. WI, father b. PA, mother b. MO.
  5. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_802; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1374815
    New Madrid, New Madrid County, Missouri, 28 May 1910
    Sackett, William M, head, 55, wid, b. US, father b. US, mother b. US, night watchman, saw mill
    Sackett, Charley, son, 21, b. WI, father b. US, mother b. MO, laborer, saw mill
    Sackett, Amanda, dau, 14, b. WI, father b. US, mother b. MO
    Sackett, Oliver, son, 11, b. MO, father b. US, mother b. MO
    Sackett, Amy, dau, 6, b. MO, father b. US, mother b. MO.
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