Susan T Sackett

(1839-1920)
FatherEleazer Curtis Sackett (1802-1889)
MotherPatty Sacket (1804-1892)
Susan T Sackett, daughter of Eleazer Curtis Sackett and Patty Sacket, was born in Tallmadge, Summit County, OhioG, on 20 May 1839.1,2,3 She died aged 80 at home in Arcola, Douglas County, IllinoisG, on 15 March 1920.3,4 She married in Illini, Macon County, IllinoisG, on 4 February 1869, Mathias C Coburn, son of Roswell Lee Coburn and Lucy Keeler.1,5,6 Mathias was born in Bradford County, PennsylvaniaG, on 27 January 1834.5,7 He died aged 79 on 27 May 19135 and was buried at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Macon County, IllinoisG.5
     In 1860 Susan was living in Beardstown, Cass County, IllinoisG, in the household of her parents Eleazer and Patty, and was recorded in the census as Susan F Sackett, a teacher, aged 21 and born in Ohio.8
     In 1870 she was living in Illini, Macon County, IllinoisG, in the household of her husband Mathias Coburn, 36, a farmer, and was recorded as Susan Coburn, aged 31. There was also a farm laborer in the household.9
     In 1880 Susan was living at IlliniG in the household of her husband Mathias Coburn, 48, a farmer, and was recorded in the census as Susan Coburn, aged 41. Living with them were their daughter Minnie, aged two and their adopted daughter Christina McKenzie, aged nine.10
     In 1900 she was living in ArcolaG in the household of her husband Mathias Coburn, 66, a broom manufacturer, and was recorded as Susan T Coburn, aged 61. Living with them were their children, Minnie, 22, and Lucy, aged 19.11
     In 1910 she was living at Walnut Street, ArcolaG, in the household of her husband Mathias, 76, a manufacturer of brooms, and was recorded as Susan S Coburn, aged 70. Their daughter Minnie, 32, was living with them.12
     In 1920 she was living at Walnut Street, ArcolaG, and was recorded as Susan Coburn, head of household, a widow, aged 80. Her daughter Minnie, 41, was living with her.13

Mrs. Coburn, Illini Pioneer, is Dead
Aged Woman Passes Away At Arcola.
     Mrs. C Coburn, one of the pioneers of the Illini neighborhood and a charter member of the Illini Congregational church, died at her home in Arcola Monday night after an illness of one week with pneumonia. She was eighty years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Coburn were residents of Decatur for several years during the '80s, later moving to Arcola. Mr. Coburn died seven years ago.
     Mrs. Coburn was formerly Miss Susan Sackett, and lived in the Illini neighborhood for many years. She was married to Mr. Coburn in 1869.
     She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Fleming of Kansas City and Miss Minnie Coburn of Arcola, two sisters, Mrs. Will Garlic and Flora Sackett of Kansas City, and one brother, Orange Sackett of Council Bluffs, Ia.
     The funeral will be held in Arcola Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. The body will be brought to Decatur Thursday morning and taken by auto to the Illini cemetery for burial.

Decatur Daily Review, 16 Mar 1920, p 12

Mrs. Susan Coburn Buried at Arcola
     Arcola, Ill., March 20—The funeral of Mrs. Susan S. Coburn, a resident of Arcola for over thirty years, was held at the Presyterian church at eight o'clock Thursday morning, the pastor, Rev. H. E. Houser, officiating. The body was taken, via the Vandalia, to Illini township where the interment was made.
     She was born at Talmadge, Ohio, May 20, 1839. In her youth her family came to Illini township where she was married Feb. 4, 1869, to M. C. Coburn, whose death occurred in Arcola about ten years ago. Three of their children died in infancy. She leaves two daughters, Minnie C., of this city, and Mrs. Lucy Fleming of Kansas City, Kan.

Decatur Daily Review, 20 Mar 1920, p 4.


The funeral of Mathias C. Coburn, who died Tuesday morning, was held Wednesday afternoon in his late residence in Arcola. Mr. Coburn was born in Bradford county, Pennsylvania, January 27, 1834, and came to Illinois in 1859 and made his home near Warrensburg. Here he married Miss Susan Sackett, who survives him. He also leaves three children.

Herald and Review, Decatur, Illinois, 31 May 1913, p 11.

Susan T Sackett (1839–1920), Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Illinois
(Src: Find a Grave, SBird)

Children of Susan T Sackett and Mathias C Coburn

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3944. Susan T. Sacket, b. May 20, 1838, [m.] Mathias C. Coburn."
  2. Death record.
  3. Obituary, researched by Myra Roper.
  4. "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916–1947", database, Ancestry.com, "Coburn, Susan Sackett, housekeeper, b. Akron, Ohio, 20 May 1839, d. Tricola, Douglas, Illinois, 15 Mar 1920, father E. C. Sackett, b. Conn., mother Patty Carter, b. Conn."
  5. Obituary.
  6. "Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860–1920", database, Ancestry.com, "4 Feb 1869, Macon, Illinois, S L Sackett & M C Coburn."
  7. "Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Colburn/Coburn", digital image, Ancestry.com.
  8. 1860 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_160; Page: 185; Family History Library Film: 803160
    Beardstown, Cass, Illinois
    Sackett, Elizor C, 58, farmer, real estate $9,000, personal estate $3,000, b. CT
    Sackett, Patty, 56, b. CT
    Sackett, Susan F, 21, teacher, b. OH
    Sackett, Orange E, 18, teacher, b. OH
    Sackett, Flora C, 16, b. OH
    Sackett, Ella M, 12, b. OH
    Kuhlman, Charles, 21, b. Prussia
    Kuhlman, Henry, 18, b. Prussia
    Billings, Charles, 45, b. VT
    Greeley, Walter, 13, b. IL.
  9. 1870 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll M593_249, p 484A, FHL film
    Illini, Macon, Illinois, 15 Jul 1870
    Coburn, Mathias, 36, farmer, real estate $3000, personal estate $600, b. PA
    Coburn, Susan, 31, keeping house, b. OH
    Ingraham, David, 19, farm laborer, b. IL.
  10. 1880 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll 229, p 470D, Enumeration District 155
    Illini, Macon, Illinois, 17 Jun 1880
    Coburn, Matthias C., head, 48, farmer, b. PA, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Coburn, Susan, wife, 41, keeping house, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Coburn, Minnie, daughter, 2, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. OH
    McKenzie, Christina, adopted daughter, 9, b. IL, father b. Scotland, mother b. Scotland.
  11. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 5, Enumeration District 0050, FHL microfilm 1240297
    Arcola, Douglas, Illinois, 5 Jun 1900
    Coburn, Mathias, head, b. Jan 1834, 66, broom manufacturer, b. PA, father b. CT, mother b. CT, home owned free of mortgage
    Coburn, Susan T, wife, b. May 1839, 61, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Coburn, Minnie N, daughter, b. Mar 1878, 22, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. OH
    Coburn, Lucy C, daughter, b. May 1881, 19, at school, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. OH.
  12. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_285, p 1A, Enumeration District 0088, FHL microfilm 1374298
    Walnut St, Arcola Ward 1, Douglas, Illinois, 15 Apr 1910
    Coburn, Mathias C, head, 76, m1. 41y, manufacturer, brooms, b. PA, father b. CT, mother b. CT, home owned
    Coburn, Susan S, wife, 70, m1. 41y, 5 ch, 2 living, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Coburn, Minnie N, daughter, 32, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. OH.
  13. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_304, p 4B, Enumeration District 107
    Walnut Street, Arcola, Douglas, Illinois, 3 Jan 1920
    Coburn, Susan, head, 80, wd, b. OH, father b. CT, mother b. CT, home rented
    Coburn, Minnie, daughter, 41, single, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. OH.
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 3538
Sackett line7th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree8P.3
Last Edited10 Jul 2021
 

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