John Randolph Sackett

(1855-1926)
FatherRufus William Sackett (1830-1889)
MotherSarah Maria Janes (1832-1879)
John Randolph Sackett, son of Rufus William Sackett and Sarah Maria Janes, was born in Northampton, Hampshire County, MassachusettsG, on 26 August 1855.1,2,3 He died aged about 71 in Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, in 19264 and was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG.5,6 He married in NorthamptonG on 24 June 1880, Julia Ann Clapp, daughter of William Richard Clapp and Julia Ann Meacham.1,2,7 Julia Ann Clapp was born in NorthamptonG on 16 November 1857.7
     In 1870 John was living in Northampton, Hampshire County, MassachusettsG, in the household of his parents Rufus and Sarah, and was recorded in the census as John Sackett, aged 16, at home, and born in New Jersey [clearly an enumeration error; he was born in Northampton].8
     In 1880 he was living in NorthamptonG and was recorded as John Sackett, a furniture dealer, aged 24. He was boarding in a hotel (the census was taken on 3 June, just three weeks before his marriage.)9
     John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in NorthamptonG.10 John's wife Julia was named as a beneficiary in the will of her father, William R Clapp, who died on 29 August 1894. She was "of Springfield", indicating that she and John had moved there from Northampton some time after 1880.11
     In 1900 he was living at Pleasant Sreet, NorthamptonG, in the household of his widowed mother-in-law Julia Clapp, and was recorded as John R Sackett, a furniture salesman, aged 44. Living with him were his wife Julia, 41, and their children, Lillian, 19, William, 17, and Gertrude, aged nine.12
     John, described as destitute, was admitted to a New York County Almshouse on 30 October 1907. Later records, other than that of his death in 1926, have not been found. In subsequent census records, his wife described herself as a widow.13
     In 1910 Julia was living at Washington Avenue, NorthamptonG, and was recorded as Julia Sackett, head of household, a widow, aged 47 [she was 52]. Living with her were her daughter Gertrude, 20, and Jane Clapp, 34, perhaps a sister. Also in the household was a lodger, John Ware, 22, Gertrude's future husband.14
     In 1920 Julia was living at Boyd Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MassachusettsG, in the household of her daughter Gertrude and son-in-law John Ware and was recorded as Julia A Sackett, a widow, aged 62.15
John R Sackett (1855–1926), Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts
(Src: Sackett Family Headstones website)

Children of John Randolph Sackett and Julia Ann Clapp

Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 2228
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Don Robinson and Julie Baughman.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6132. John Randolph Sackett, b. Aug. 15, 1855, m. Julia R. Clapp."
  2. Vital Records, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, v317, p20, marriage, "1880 June 24, John R Sackett, of Northampton, 24, merchant, b. Northampton, s. Rufus H & Sarah M, first m., & Julia A Clapp, of Northampton, 22, b. Northampton, d. William & Julia A, first m. Married by Rev A C Hussey."
  3. Website Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection) (New England Historic Genealogical Society), [5621A], "Children [of Rufus W Sackett & Sarah N Janes]: 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."
  4. "Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901–1980", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, John R, Springfield, 1926. 82:61."
  5. Emails from Don Robinson to Sackett Discussion List, March 2001.
  6. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  7. Website Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection) (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "Julia Ann, youngest [daughter of William Richard Clapp & Julia Ann Meacham], b. Nov. 16 1857 Nhn., m. June 24 1880 æ 22, Northampton, John Sacket."
  8. 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.
  9. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 538; Page: 462B; Enumeration District: 348
    Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 3 Jun 1880
    Sackett, John, 24, boarder [in a hotel], furniture dealer, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA.
  10. Website Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection) (New England Historic Genealogical Society), [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)."
  11. Website Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection) (New England Historic Genealogical Society), Hampshire Co. Probate, Box 288, No. 13, "Clapp, William R. of Northampton, died Aug. 29 1894. Heirs: Julia A. Clapp, Northampton, widow; William H. Clapp, Northampton, son; Julia A. Sackett, Springfield, daughter; Ella Jane Clapp, Northampton, daughter; Harold E. Clapp, Northampton, grandson; Edith M. Clapp, Northampton, grandson [sic]; minor children of Charles E. Clapp deceased son of the testator."
  12. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0629; FHL microfilm: 1240654
    Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, 22 Jun 1900
    Clapp, Julia A, 77, head, b. Jan 1823, 77, wd, 4 ch, 3 living, b. MA, father b. VT, mother b. VT, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Julia A, dau, b. Nov 1858, 41, m. 20y, 6 ch, 3 living, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sackett, John R, son-in-law, b. Aug 1855, 44, m. 20y, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, salesman furniture
    Sackett, Lillian J, gdau, b. Mar 1881, 19, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sackett, William R, gson, b. Sep 1882, 17, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, bicycle maker
    Sackett, Gertrude I, gdau, b. Aug 1899, 10, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, at school.
  13. "New York, Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 1830–1920", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Admitted 30 Oct 1907, John R Sackett, 52, married, last res. lodging house, b. US, occ. salesman, Protestant, habits temp, physical condition fair, cause of dependence destitution, father Rufus, mother Sarah Janes, relatives brother Nathaniel P Sackett, Springfield, Mass, Wm Sackett, Springfield."
  14. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_593; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0698; FHL microfilm: 1374606
    Washington Avenue, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 25/26 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Julia, head, 47, wid, 3 ch, 2 living, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Gertrude, dau, 20, single, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, musician, orchestra
    Clapp, Jane, [illegible], 34, single, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. NY
    Ware, John, lodger, 22, single, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, timekeeper, building.
  15. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_720; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 512
    Boyd Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Jan 1920
    Ware, John B, head, home rented, 31, married, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, salesman commercial
    Ware, Gertrude I, wife, 29, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Ware, Virginia R, dau, 6, b. MA, father b. NY, mother b. MA
    Sackett, Julia A, mother-in-law, 62, wd, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA.
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