Isaac Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1771-1851)
MotherLucinda Moseley (1773-1855)
Isaac Sackett, son of John Sackett and Lucinda Moseley, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 20 November 17981 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 3 November 1799.2 He died aged 82 in Winnebago County, IllinoisG, on 3 April 18811 and was buried at Laona Cemetery, Durand, Winnebago County, IllinoisG.3 He married first at Newport, Rhode IslandG, on 29 December 1822, Mary Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Mary Lyon.1 Mary was born in Rhode IslandG in 1805.4,5 She died aged about 64 in 1869 and was buried at Laona Cemetery, DurandG.3 He married second at Beloit, Rock County, WisconsinG, in 1872, Theresa A "Etta" (Gage) Taylor, daughter of Amos Nathaniel Gage and Sarah Bethania Randall.1 Theresa was born in Laona, IllinoisG, on 30 June 1844.6 She died aged 83 in Hennepin County, MinnesotaG, on 3 April 1928.7
     Isaac was a cabinetmaker and was listed in Providence, Rhode IslandG, from 1824 to 1836.8
     In 1850 Isaac was living in Laona, Winnebago County, IllinoisG, and was recorded in the census as Isaac Sackett, a farmer, aged 53 and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Mary, 44, and their children, Caroline, 19, Richard, 12, and Almeny, aged nine.9
     In 1860 he was living in Laona, IllinoisG, and was recorded as Isaac Sackett, a farmer, aged 62. His wife Mary, 55, was living with him. Also in the household were their daughter Mary, 35, with her husband Samuel Chapman, 33, and their children, Mary, 7, Mariah, 6, Hattie, 4, and Ada, aged one.10
     In 1870 he was living in Durand, Winnebago CountyG, and was recorded as Isaac Sacket, a farmer, aged 71. His daughter Caroline Smith was living next door.11
     In 1880 he was living in Durand, Winnebago County, IllinoisG, and was recorded as Isaac Sackett, a retired farmer, head of household, married, aged 82. Living with him were his wife Theresa, 38, and their children, Adnah, 7, and Pomeroy, aged three.12
     In 1900 Isaac's widow Theresa was living in Osage, Becker County, MinnesotaG. She was listed as Theresa A Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 55, a widow. She owned her home and farm freehold. Her unmarried son Pomeroy, 23, was living with her.13
     Etta was listed in the St Paul, MinnesotaG, City Directory from 1914. Her son Pomeroy was living with her.14
Extract from The Sacketts of America

[Isaac Sackett] was ... when a young man engaged for a considerable period in traveling from farm house to farm house, and from village to village, through New England and the western portion of New York State, purchasing from farmers and others, sheepskins, to be used in the manufacture of drum heads. Tiring of this business, he settled for a time at Buffalo, N. Y., and there learned the cabinet making trade, becoming an expert workman in that line. From Buffalo he went to Providence and there became foreman of a furniture factory, conducted by Rhodes G. Allen. A few years later he became associated with Judge Branch in the manufacture of furniture, in same city, under the firm name of Sackett & Branch, holding meantime the office of Justice of the Peace, and giving some attention to surveying. After a time the firm moved their business to Brooklyn, N. Y., locating on Fulton Street, where they opened salesrooms and became dealers as well as manufacturers. Meeting with gratifying success, they soon determined to remove to New York City, where they established warerooms at 322 Broadway and gave their principal attention to buying and selling, rather than to manufacturing. Here their business rapidly increased and their future prospects were most encouraging, when they were overtaken and carried under by the great tidal wave of disaster, known as the financial panic of 1837. Mr. Sackett then removed from New York City to Winnebago County, Ill. There fortune again attended him and he speedily became and remained to the day of his death, a prominent, wealthy and greatly esteemed citizen. It is a most unusual fact that had his oldest son Isaac lived, he would have been 53 years of age when the youngest son, Pomeroy, was born.
Before becoming a "prominent, wealthy and greatly esteemed citizen", Isaac had enjoyed an adventurous youth, as testified by this newspaper advertisement placed in 1818—

"One cent reward!
Ran away from the subscriber on the 4th inst., an indebted apprentice boy by the name of Isaac Sacket, supposed to have been enticed from his master’s service; is about 20 years of age, light complexion, has a knavish look, a quarrelsome disposition, knows more than anybody else, is a great liar and tattler."

[Submitted by Joe Manning from Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, 22 Dec 2018, "A Look Back, 200 years ago today."]

Isaac Sackett (1798–1881), Laona Cemetery, Durand, Illinois
(Src: Find A Grave, Dale Andrew Wishop)

Children of Isaac Sackett and Mary Johnson

Children of Isaac Sackett and Theresa A "Etta" Gage

See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 1282 
Thurmon King's Database, 1798
Sackett Family Association descendants
Kathleen "Kathi" Normandeau, Marvin L "Bud" Wood and Virginia May Marsh.
Appears inSackett snippets
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Website Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836 (, "1799 Sacket, Isaac s. John & Lucenda, Nov. 3."
  3. Website Find A Grave (
  4. Gravestone.
  5. Census.
  6. Thurmon King's database.
  7. "Minnesota Death Index 1908–2002", database,, "Sackett, Etta A, d. Hennepin County, MN, 3 Apr 1928."
  8. "U.S., Craftperson Files, 1600–1995", digital image,, "Sackett, Isaac, Providence, Rhode Island, cabinetmaker, 1824, foot of Union St; 1828, 105 Westminster St; 1832, 103 Westminster St; 1836, 60 Westminster St."
  9. 1850 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, Roll M432_134, p. 325
    Laona, Winnebago, Illinois
    Sackett, Isaac, 53, m, farmer, b. MA
    Sackett, Mary, 44, f, b. RI
    Sackett, Caroline, 19, f, b. RI
    Sackett, Richard S?, 12, m, b. NY
    Sackett, Almeny R., 9, f, b. IN.
  10. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, Roll: M653_240; Page: 455; Family History Library Film: 803240
    Laona, Winnebago County, Illinois, Aug 1860
    Sackett, Isaac, 62, farmer, real estate $12,000, personal estate $1,200, b. MA
    Sackett, Mary, 55, b. RI
    Chapman, Samuel, 33, farmer, personal estate $800, b. VT
    Chapman, Mary, 35, b. RI
    Chapman, Mary, 7, b. WI
    Chapman, Mariah, 6, b. IL
    Chapman, Hattie, 4, b. IL
    Chapman, Ada, 1, b. IL.
  11. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, Roll: M593_294; Page: 266B; Family History Library Film: 545793
    Durand, Winnebago County, Illinois, 22 Jul 1870
    Sacket, Isaac, 71, farming, real estate $50, personal estate $2,200, b. MA
    [Next door to daughter Caroline Smith].
  12. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, NA T9-0261/29B
    Durand, Winnebago, Illinois
    Isaac Sackett, head, married, 82, b. MA, retired farmer, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Theressa Sackett, wife, 38, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Adnah Sackett, son, 7, b. IL, at school, father b. MA, mother b. IL
    Pomroy Sackett, son, 3, b. IL, father b. MA, mother b. IL.
  13. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0018; FHL microfilm: 1240756
    Osage, Becker County, Minnesota, 8 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Theresa A, head, b. Jun 1844, 55, wid, 5 ch, 4 living, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. NY, farmer, home owned freehold
    Sackett, Pomeroy D, son, b. Dec 1876, 23, single, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. IL, farm laborer.
  14. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image,, St Paul, Minnesota, City Directory, 1914, 1915, "Sackett Etta A (wid Isaac) b 1887 Palace."; 1916, "Sackett Etta A (wid Isaac) r rear 1887 Palace."; 1917, "Sackett Etta A (wid Isaac) r 1887 Palace."; 1918, "Sackett Etta A (wid Isaac) r rear 1887 Palace."
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited31 December 2018