James M Sacket

FatherEnoch Sacket (c 1805-1863)
MotherCelestia Doane (c 1814-1874)
James M Sacket, son of Enoch Sacket and Celestia Doane, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 15 September 1842.1,2,3 He was unmarried.2
     In 1850 James was living in WestfieldG in the household of his parents Enoch and Celestia, and was recorded in the census as James Sacket, aged seven, and born in Massachusetts.4
     In 1860 he was living in WestfieldG in the household of his parents Enoch and Celestia, and was recorded as James M Sacket, a farm laborer, aged 18.5
     In 1870 he was living in WestfieldG and was recorded as James Sackett, a farmer, aged 26. Also in the household were James's brother Thomas, 30, sisters, Liddie, 25, Ella, 33, and Fanny, 13, and their widowed mother Celestia, aged 53.6
     James was included in a list of principal tax payers of Westfield published in the Westfield News-Letter in August 1872.7
     James was named as a beneficiary in the will of his great-aunt Harriet Sacket made in WestfieldG on 29 October 1849. He was left a sum of $100 but, following Harriet's death some years later in 1875 and the realisation of her assets, the sum actually inherited was $250.8
     In 1880 he was living in WestfieldG and was recorded as James M Sackett, a farm laborer, head of household, single, aged 37 and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his unmarried sisters, Lydia, 35, and Ella, 32, and niece Jennie Paige, aged eight.9

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, James, s. Enoch & ---, b. Sept. 15, 1842."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "2702. James N. Sacket, unmarried."
  3. Website Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), Sacket, James, Westfield, 1842, v2, p263, Birth
    "James, s. Enoch Sacket, male, 1842 Sept 1[5?]."
  4. 1850 United States Federal Census, M432_318/221
    Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Enoch Sacket, 44, farmer, $2,000, b. MA
    Celestia Sacket, 36, b. MA
    Lucy M Sacket, 12, b. MA
    Thomas Sacket, 10, b. MA
    James Sacket, 7, b. MA
    Lydia Sacket, 5, b. MA
    Ella/Etta Sacket, 2, b. MA
    Wm Mott, 26, b. MA.
  5. 1860 United States Federal Census, M653_502/911/105 (KR)
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    June 18, 1860, Westfield Post Office
    Enoch Sacket, 53, farmer, $5,000, $1,500, b. Mass
    Celestia Sacket, 46, b. Mass
    Lucy M Sacket, 22, house work, b. Mass
    Thomas J Sacket, 20, farm laborer, b. Mass
    James M Sacket, 18, farm laborer, b. Mass
    Lydia E Sacket, 15, high school student, b. Mass
    Ella C Sacket, 12, b. Mass
    Fannie J, Sacket, 3, b. Mass
    William Flagg, 30, farm laborer, b. Conn.
  6. 1870 United States Federal Census, M593_619/417/154/677/968 (KR)
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    July 7, 1870 Westfield Post Office
    Sackett, Cabel, 54, farmer, $2,000, $600, b. Mass
    Sackett, Jerusilia, 52, female, keeping house, b. Mass
    Sackett, Frank, 12, attending school, b. Mass
    Sackett, James, 26, farmer, $2,500, $800, b. Mass
    Sackett, Thomas, 30, farmer, b. Mass
    Sackett, Cylsta, 53, female, keeping house, b. Mass
    Sackett, Liddie, 25, dress making, b. Mass
    Sackett, Ella, 33, dress making, b. Mass
    Sackett, Fanny, 13, attending school, b. Mass.
  7. Westfield News-Letter, Westfield, Massachusetts (Westfield Athenaeum image), 23 Aug 1872, p 2
    The Heaviest Tax Payers.
    The following list includes, we believe, the principal tax payers of Westfield.
    [List of about 500 names includes:] Marshall A Sackett $55.83; Sackett Est of H $53.65; Sackett Noah $102.42; Sackett James M $71.17; Sackett & Cadwell $78.45; Sackett Roland $97.80; Sackett Martin $91.40; Sackett George $67.26; Sackett Enoch $101.60; Sackett Henry $132.65; Sackett Chas D $ 92.57.
  8. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image).
  9. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1254535, NA T9-0535/1A (TEK)
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    James M Sackett, head, single, 37, b. MA, farm laborer, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Lydia E Sackett, sister, single, 35, b. MA, dress maker, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Ella C Sackett, sister, single, 32, b. MA, dress maker, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Jennie F Paige, niece, 8, b. MA, [page torn].
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited3 Oct 2023

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