Rufus William Sackett

FatherRufus Sackett (1808-1875)
MotherFrances Parsons (1809-1879)
Rufus William Sackett, merchant of Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of Rufus Sackett and Frances Parsons, was born in Northampton on 25 December 1830.1,2 He died aged 58 in NorthamptonG on 5 December 1889.1,2 He married on 6 May 1851, Sarah Maria Janes, daughter of Samuel Patrick Janes and Sarah Parsons.1,2 Sarah Maria Janes was born in NorthamptonG on 2 October 1832.2 She died there on 22 January 1879.3,2
     Rufus was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in NorthamptonG.4
     Rufus made his will in NorthamptonG, naming as beneficiaries his sons John, William and Nathaniel, and his daughters Sarah, Minnie and Eva.2
     In 1870 Rufus was living in NorthamptonG and was recorded in the census as Rufus W Sackett, a furniture driver and jobber, aged 39, and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 37, and born in Massachusetts, and their children, Sarah (18), John (16), Henry (14), Elizabeth (11), Willie (9), Minnie (7), Nathaniel (5), and Eva (3.)5

Children of Rufus William Sackett and Sarah Maria Janes

Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Sackett ancestry
Sackett Family Association descendants:
Don Robinson ·
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sackett Family Association descendants:
Don Robinson ·

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3380. Rufus W. Sackett, b. Dec. 25, 1830, d. Dec. 5, 1889; m. Sarah M. Jones."
  2. Website Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection) (New England Historic Genealogical Society) , [5621], "Sackett, Rufus W. of Northampton, merchant, son of Rufus Sackett (Eliakim) & Frances Parsons, b. no record (1830) at Northampton, d. Dec. 5 1889 Æ 59 at Northampton, bur. at Northampton – Bridge St. Cemetery, m. May 6 1851 (Janes Gen. p.351) to Sarah N. Janes of Northampton, dau. of Samuel Patric Janes of Northfield? & Sarah Parsons, b. Oct. 2 1832 (1833) at Northampton, d. Jan. 22 1879 Æ at Northampton."
    [5621A], "lived in Worcester 1868. Children: Sarah F., b. Jan. 6 1852; Henry E., b. Aug. 29 1853; John R., b. Aug. 26 1855; Elizabeth M., b. Dec. 30 1856; Rufus, b. Aug. 24 1858; Nathaniel P., b. Sept. 10 1864; Minnie F.; Eva B., b. Jan. 5 1869. Janes Genealogy p. 351 & Parsons II–202."
    [5622], Hampshire Co. Probate Box 243 No. 5, "Sackett, Rufus W. of Northampton, died Dec. 5 1889. Charles N. Clark of Nhn. Admr. Widow: dead. Heirs: Sarah Frances Sackett, daughter, Chicago, Ill., now Sarah F. Mentz; John R. Sackett, son, Springfield; William R. Sackett, son, Northampton; Minnie F. Sackett, daughter, Northampton; Nathaniel P. Sackett, son, Northampton, b. Sept. 10 1864; Eva B. Sackett, daughter, Northampton, b. Jan. 5 1869."
    [5622A], "Wife Sarah Janes d. bef. Oct. 1885. In Mar. 1892: Eva B. Sackett was Eva B. Armstrong of Albany, N.Y. (Hus ?A.B.Armstrong); Nathaniel P. Sackett of Chicago, Cook Co., Ill.; Minnie T. Sackett, of Albany, N.Y.; William R. Sackett & wife Emma J. of Merrick, Hampden Co., Mass.; John R. Sackett of Springfield; Sarah F. Mentz of Chicago (?Hus. A.T.Mentz)."
    [5623], death, "Sackett, Rufus W. Widowed. Northampton Deaths Vol. 1 p. 151. Dec. 5 1889, 59y, merchant, at Northampton, res. Northampton, b. 1830 at Northampton, father: Rufus Sackett, b. Northampton, mother: Frances Parsons, b. Northampton, wife: Sarah M. Janes. Cause of death: fall from wagon fracturing skull. Cemetery: No. 1."
    [5624], death, "Sackett, Sarah M. (Janes), married. Northampton Deaths Vol. 5 p. 156. Jan. 22 1879, 46y, at Northampton, res. Northampton, b. Oct. 2 1832 at Northampton, father: Samuel P. Janes, b. Northampton, mother: Sarah Parsons, husband: Rufus W. Sackett. Cause of death: typhoid fever. Cemetery: No. 1."
  3. Vital Records, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Sackett, Sarah M. (Janes), Northampton, 1879, v311, p18, Death
    "1879 January 22, Sarah M (Janes) Sackett, f, married, 46, typhoid fever, [place of death blank], [occupation blank], b. Northampton, parents Samuel P[?] & Sarah, father b. Northampton, mother b. Northampton."
  4. Website Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection) (New England Historic Genealogical Society) , [5619] Hampshire Co. Probate Box 343 No. 4, "Sacket, Rufus of Northampton, died Aug. 14 1875. Frederick A. Sackett, Administrator, a son. Widow – Frances. Other heirs: Rufus W. Sackett, Northampton; Louisa F. Day, daughter, Northampton, wife of Lewis Day; Alice J. Sackett, daughter, Northampton; Jerusha E. Allen, daughter, New Haven, Ct., wife of Wm B. Allen; Sarah E. Marsh, daughter, New Haven, Ct., wife of Chas Marsh; Josephine Sackett, daughter, Boston; Ella M. Sackett, daughter, New Haven, Ct.; George Sackett, son, Springfield."
  5. 1870 Census for United States, M593_621/300
    Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
    Sackett, Rufus W, 39, furniture driver and jobber, $3,000, $3,000, b. Mass
    Sackett, Sarah M, 37, keeping house, b. Mass
    Sackett, Sarah, 18, at home, b. Mass
    Sackett, John, 16, at home, b. New Jersey
    Sackett, Henry, 14, at home, b. Mass
    Sackett, Elizabeth, 11, at home, b. Mass
    Sackett, Willie, 9, at home, b. Mass
    Sackett, Minnie, 7, at home, b. Mass
    Sackett, Nathaniel, 5, at home, b. Mass
    Sackett, Eva, 3, at home, b. Mass.
Last Edited31 May 2013

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