William Caldwell Sackett

(1834-1916)
FatherSamuel Sackett (1795-1860)
MotherPriscilla Caldwell (1811-1882)
William C Sackett
(1834–1916)
(Src: The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA)
William Caldwell Sackett, farmer, son of Samuel Sackett and Priscilla Caldwell, was born in George's Township, Fayette County, PennsylvaniaG, on 25 July 1834.1,2,3 He died aged 82 in Smithfield, Fayette CountyG, on 12 August 19164 and was buried at Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, SmithfieldG.5,6 He married on 3 March 1859, Permelia Stevenson "Milla" Eberhart, daughter of Alfred Eberhart and Catherine Hertzog.1,7 Permelia was born in New Geneva, Fayette County, PennsylvaniaG, on 9 July 1836.2,8 She died aged 86 in SmithfieldG on 3 May 1923 and was buried at Mount Moriah Baptist CemeteryG.9,5
     In 1850 William was living in Nicholson, Fayette County, PennsylvaniaG, in the household of his parents Samuel and Priscilla, and was recorded in the census as William Sackett, a farmer, aged 15 and born in Pennsylvania.10
     In 1860 he was living in NicholsonG and was recorded as William Sacket, a laborer, aged 24. Living with him were his wife Permelia, 23, and their son Henry [later named Hugh], aged three months.11
     William registered for the Civil War draft in Fayette CountyG in June 1863. He was a farmer of Nicholson Township, Fayette County, married, aged 27 and born in Pennsylvania.12
     In 1870 he was living in NicholsonG and was recorded as William Sacket, a farmer, aged 35. Living with him were his wife Permelia, 32, and their children, Hugh, 10, Merchant, 8, Carrie, 4, and Annie, aged two.13
     In 1880 he was living in Springhill, Fayette CountyG, and was recorded as William Sacket, a farmer, head of household, aged 45. Living with him were his wife Permilia, 43, and their children, Hugh, 20, Merchant, 18, and Carrie, aged 14. (Hugh was also listed in the 1880 census in George, Fayette County, living with his wife Anna.)14
     In 1900 he was living in SmithfieldG and was recorded as William Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 65. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Permelia, 63, and their son [Samuel] Marchand, aged 38.15
     In 1910 he was living at Liberty Street, SmithfieldG, and was recorded as William C Sackett, head of household, aged 75. He owned his home and was of independent means. Living with him were his wife Permelia, 73, their son Samuel, 47, and a cousin, Rebecca Caldwell, 71.16
     In 1920, William's widow Permilia, aged 83, was living at Liberty Street, SmithfieldG, with her son Hugh and daughter-in-law Anna.17

3973. William Sackett, of Fayette County, Penn., son of (1542) Samuel and Priscilla Caldwell Sackett, was married, Mar. 3, 1859, to Milla Eberhart.
Children.
6900. Hugh Sackett, m. Anna Vance.
6901. Merchant Sackett.
6902. Carrie Sackett.
6903. ___ Sackett.


William C. Sackett
Smithfield, August 13. — Seriously ill since the first part of June, W.C. Sackett, aged 82, one of the oldest residents in Smithfield passed away at his home here at 11:54 Saturday morning. He had been failing for some little time. Complication of disease incident to old age caused death.
     Up until the time he became bedfast Mr. Sackett was usually active, being seen in the vicinity of his farm. He was widely known and beloved by all in that vicinity. Mr Sackett was born about a mile west of Smithfield. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sackett. Nearly all his life was spent in Fayette county. During the war Mr. Sackett had charge of a wagon train of about 70 vehicles which conveyed supplies to troops in the Virginia valley.
     In 1859 he was married to Miss Amelia Eberhart at the Presbyterian parsonage near Smithfield. To that union were born five children, three of whom survive.
     His widow, aged 80, two sons, H. R. Sackett and S. M. Sackett, one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Leech, nine grand children, one of whom Is Mrs. Ray Kramer, of Uniontown and great grand children survive. Walter and Annie are the deceased children.
     The only surviving sister is Mrs. Elizabeth Brownfield, of Nutt avenue, Uniontown.
     Rev. Elliott, of the Presbyterian church will have charge of the funeral services which will be held in that church Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in the Baptist cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 14 Aug 1916, p 7.

William C Sackett (1834–1916), Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pennsylvania
(Src: Find A Grave, Ancestor Searcher)

Children of William Caldwell Sackett and Permelia Stevenson "Milla" Eberhart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3973. William Sacket, m. Milla Eberhart."
  2. Son Hugh's death certificate.
  3. Gravestone.
  4. Obituary.
  5. Website Find a Grave.
  6. "Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906–1967", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, William C, d. Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 12 Aug 1916, 82-0-18, retired farmer, b. Pennsylvania, 25 Jul 1834, father Samuel Sackett b. PA, mother Priscilla Caldwell b. PA, cause cirrhosis of liver, bur. Baptist Cemetery, 14 Aug 1916."
  7. John W Jordan, Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1912), digital image, Ancestry.com, 3:911-912, "William Caldwell and Pamelia (Eberhart) Sackett ... were the parents of five children: Hugh Rosboro, Samuel Marchand, Caroline Elizabeth, Walter, died in infancy, and Annie, died in infancy. William C. Sackett is a farmer by occupation, and during the civil war served in the capacity of wagon boss."
  8. Death record.
  9. "Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906–1967", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Permelia Stevenson, d. Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 3 May 1923, 86-9-24, b. Pennsylvania, 9 Jul 1836, widowed, father Alfred Eberhart b. PA, mother Catherine Hertzog b. PA, cause neuritis, bur. Baptist Cemetery, 5 May 1923."
  10. 1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, Roll M432_779; p. 115; August 1, 1850
    Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania
    Samuel Sackett, 53, m, farmer, b. PA
    Priscilla Sackett, 41, f, b. PA
    Alexander Sackett, 17, m, farmer, b. PA
    William Sackett, 15, m, farmer, b. PA
    Lucinda A, Sackett, 13, f, b. PA
    Elizabeth C. Sackett, 11, f, b. PA
    Louiza B. Sackett, 7, f, b. PA.
  11. 1860 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 550, FHL film
    Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 9 Jul 1860
    Sacket, Wm, 24, laborer, real estate $500, personal estate $500, b. PA
    Sacket, Pemelia, 23, b. PA
    Sacket, Henry, 3/12, b. PA.
  12. "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, William C, of [N]icholson TP, Fayette County, 27, farmer, married, b. Penn, enumerated June 1863, 21st district, Fayette, Pennsylvania, white, class I."
  13. 1870 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll M593_1343, p 294B, FHL film
    Nicholson, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 24 Jun 1870
    Sacket, William, 35, farmer, real estate $4000, personal estate $2338, b. PA
    Sacket, Permelia, 32, keeping house, b. PA
    Sacket, Hugh, 10, at school, b. PA
    Sacket, Merchant, 8, b. PA
    Sacket, Carrie, 4, b. PA
    Sacket, Annie, 2, b. PA.
  14. 1880 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, FHL 1255130 NA T9-1130/483B
    Springhill, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 25 Jun 1880
    William Sacket, head, married, 45, b. PA, farmer, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Permilia Sacket, wife, 43, b. PA, keeping house, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Hugh Sacket, son, single, 20, b. PA, at home, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Merchant Sacket, son, single, 18, b. PA, at home, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Carrie Sacket, dau, 14, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  15. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 4, Enumeration District 0025, FHL microfilm
    Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 5 Jun 1900
    Sackett, William, head, b. Jul 1834, 65, m. 41y, farmer, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA free of mortgage
    Sackett, Permelia, wife, b. Jul 1836, 63, m. 41y, 5 ch, 3 living, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Marchand, son, b. May 1862, 38, m. 9y, liveryman, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  16. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_1346, p 2A, Enumeration District 0067, FHL microfilm
    Liberty Street, Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania
    Sackett, William C, head, 75, own income, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, home owned
    Sackett, Permelia S, wife, 73, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Samuel M, son, 47, farmer, gen fanning, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Caldwell, Rebecca, cousin, 71, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  17. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_1570, p 8A, Enumeration District 82
    Liberty Street, Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 28/29 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Hugh R, head, 59, coal and coke, operator, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, home owned
    Sackett, Annie N, wife, 58, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Permelia, mother, 83, wid, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Samuel M, brother, 57, married, stable boss, coal mine, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Bowman, Maggie, servant, 58, house work, private family, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 4054
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree8P.3
Last Edited28 Apr 2022
 

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