Hugh Rosboro Sackett

(1860-1947)
FatherWilliam Caldwell Sackett (1834-1916)
MotherParmelia "Milla" Eberhart
Hugh Rosboro Sackett
(1860–1947)
(Src: Ted Smith)
Hugh Rosboro Sackett, coal business owner, son of William Caldwell Sackett and Parmelia "Milla" Eberhart, was born in New Geneva, Fayette County, PennsylvaniaG, on 12 March 1860.1,2 He died aged 87 in Smithfield, Fayette CountyG, on 20 March 19473 and was buried at Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Fayette CountyG.4,5 He married Anna N Vance, daughter of William Vance and Margaret ___.1 Anna was born in Georges Township, Fayette CountyG, on 1 February 1861.2 She died aged 68 in SmithfieldG on 29 July 1929 and was buried at Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, SmithfieldG.6
     In 1860 Hugh was living in NicholsonG in the household of his parents William and Parmelia, and was recorded in the census as Henry Sackett, aged three months and born in Pennsylvania.7
     In 1870 he was living in NicholsonG in the household of his parents William and Parmelia, and was recorded as Hugh Sacket, aged ten and born in Pennsylvania.8
     Hugh was listed twice in the 1880 census: on 14 June 1880, in George, Fayette CountyG, as a farmer, head of household, aged 20, with his wife Anna, 19; and on 25 June 1880, in Springhill, Fayette County, as a son, aged 20 and single, of William and Permilia Sacket.9,10
     In 1900 Hugh was living in SpringhillG and was recorded in the census as Hugh R Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 40. Living with him were his wife Anna, 39, and their children, Alex, 19, Harry, 14, and Laura, aged twelve. Their daughter Goldie, 16, was living next door with her husband Walter Ramsey.11
     In 1910 he was living at Liberty Street, Smithfield, Fayette CountyG, and was recorded as Hugh R Sackett, a coal and coke operator, head of household, aged 50. He owned his home. Living with him were his wife Anna, 49, and their son Harry, 24. There was also a female servant in the household.12
     In 1920 he was living at Liberty Street, SmithfieldG, and was recorded as Hugh R Sackett, a coal and coke operator, head of household, aged 59. Living with him were his wife Annie, 58, his widowed mother Permelia, 83, and his brother Samuel M, 57. There was also a female servant in the household.13
     Hugh applied for membership of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution, as a descendant (he was a great-grandson) of Samuel Sackett MD who had served as a surgeon in the American Revolutioonary War. His application was approved on 20 November 1926.14
     In 1930 he was living at Liberty Street, SmithfieldG, and was recorded as Hugh R Sackett, a coal mine operator, head of household, aged 70, a widower. His widowed brother Merchant, 67, was living with him. There was also a female servant in the household.15
     Hugh was a vice-president of the First National Bank in SmithfieldG in 1931.16

Hugh Rosboro Sackett, son of William C. Sackett and Parmelia (Eberhart) Sackett, was born in New Geneva, Pa., March 12, 1860. Receiving his preparatory education in the common schools he later attended the Old Georges Creek Academy.
     Beginning his business career at the age of fourteen he worked for six years on the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, running from Cumberland, Md., to Alexandria, Va. He later went to Pittsburgh, Pa., and worked in mills and on street cars.
     About 1882 he entered the saw mill and lumber business and remained actively identified with his various interests until 1890 when he took up the business of dealing in cattle and followed same for a period of ten years.
     In 1900 he entered into business relationship with W. W. Parshall of Uniontown, Pa., which partnership built the H. R. Sackett Coal & Coke Company works near Outcrop, Pa., which he is still operating. In 1904 the same partnership purchased the Dr. Baton farm and part of the Joseph Burchinal farm, located in Fayette County and formed the Sackett Coal & Coke Co., building what is known as the Crystal works which was operated until 1911 when it was sold together with the Madison coke plant, same having been purchased in Westmoreland County. In 1917 the partnership consisting of Mr. Sackett and Mr. Parshall purchased 150 acres of coal from the Rich Hill Coke Company of Uniontown and organized the Harah Coal & Coke Company. An operation was built on these holdings which is active at the present time.
     On October 30, 1879, Mr. Sackett married Miss Annie N. Vance and they have two sons and two daughters: Alexander A., Harry C., Goldie Lea, wife of W. H. Ramsey of Fairchance, Pa., and Laura A., wife of Dr. A. R. Kramer of Uniontown, Pa. His residence address is Smithfield, Pa.

—C A Rook, Western Pennsylvanians, Western Pennsylvania Biographical Association, Pittsburgh, PA (1923). (Researched by Ted Smith.)


The Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution, application.

Applicant Hugh Rosboro Sackett, descendant of Dr Samuel Sackett, b. East Greenwich, Conn, 5 Apr 1754, d. Smithfield, PA, 13 Feb 1833. Application approved 20 Oct 1926.

Hugh Rosboro Sackett, b. New Geneva, Fayette County, PA, 12 Mar 1860;
son of William Sackett, b. 1834, d. 1916, and Milla Eberhart, b. 1836, d. 1923, m. 1859;
grandson of Samuel Sackett, b. 1797, d. 1862, and Priscilla Caldwell, b. 1811, d. 1881, m. 1831;
great-grandson of Samuel Sackett MD, b. 1754, d. 1833, and Sarah Manning, b. 17--, d. 1813, m. 1777;
great-great-grandson of Reuben Sackett, b. 1732, d. 1803, and Mercy Finney, m. 1752;
great-great-great-grandson of Jonathan Sackett, b. 1696, d. 1773, and Ann Filer, m. 1725;
great-great-great-great-grandson of William Sackett, b. 1662, d. 1700, and Hannah Graves, m. 1689;
great-great-great-great-great-grandson of John Sackett, b. 1632, d. 1719, and Abigail Hannum, b. 1640, d. 1690, m. 1659.

Samuel Sackett MD is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence acting in the capacity of physician and surgeon.

Dr. Samuel Sackett's ancestors came from England, with Roger Williams in 1631.
They landed at Plymouth, Mass., and settled at Newtown, now Cambridge, and later moved to Conn.
Dr Sackett studied medicine at Spencertown Conn, and then offered his services as a surgeon to the Continental Army in the War of the Revolution.
Sept 15, 1780 he left the New England States and came to Beesontown, now Uniontown, Pa, arriving there Oct 16, 1780.
He was probably the first Physician to practice medicine in Uniontown and practiced there very successfully for eight years.
In 1788 he moved to the farm, yet known as the Old Sackett Homestead on Georges Creek, one mile south of Smithfield where he continued his practice till his death in 1833.
The farm is still owned by his descendants and many letters and souvenirs, which were left by him, are in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs Elizabeth C Brownfield of Uniontown, Pa.

Applicant's wife Annie Vance.
Children and grandchildren of applicant.
Alexander Sackett, b. 1880, of Smithfield, Pa.
Goldie Sackett Ramsey, b. 1883, of Fairchance, Pa.
Harry Sackett, b. 1886, of Newark, Ohio.
Laura Sackett Kramer, b. 1888, of Uniontown, Pa.
Hugh Sackett, b. 1908, of Smithfield, Pa.
Pearl Ramsey, b. 1899, of Fairchance, Pa.
Adolph Ramsey, b. 1901, of Fairchance, Pa.
Harold Ramsey, b. 1920, of Fairchance, Pa.
Merchant Sackett, b. 1913, of Newark, Ohio.
Virginia Sackett, b. 1917, of Newark, Ohio.
Arthur Kramer, b. 1908, of Uniontown, Pa.
Anna Kramer, b. 1915, of Uniontown, Pa.


Hugh R Sackett
Hugh Rosboro Sackett, 87, founder of the H. R. Sackett Coal and Coke Company at Outcrop, died Thursday afternoon at his home in Smithfield, R. D. 3.
     Born in New Geneva, he was a son of William C. and Parmelia Eberhart Sackett. His business career began in the sawmill and lumber business and in 1900 he was associated with W. W. Parshall at Uniontown. He also had an interest in the Harah Coal and Coke Company and Crystal Works.
     He leaves two sons, Alexander A. of Smithfield and Harry C. of Newark, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs Walter Ramsey of Smithfield and Mrs. Laura A. Kramer of Newark, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Carolyn Leech of Smithfield.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, 21 Mar 1947, p 2.

Anna N (Vance) Sackett (1861–1929), Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pennsylvania
(Src: Find a Grave)

Children of Hugh Rosboro Sackett and Anna N Vance

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6900. Hugh Sackett, m. Anna Vance."
  2. Death record.
  3. Obituary.
  4. "Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906–1967", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Hugh Rosboro, d. Springhill, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 20 Mar 1947, age 87-0-8, coal business owner, widower, b. New Geneva, Pennsylvania, 12 Mar 1860, spouse Anna N Vance, father William C Sackett, b. George's Twp, Fayette Co, mother Parmelia Eberhart, b. New Geneva, PA, informant Anna Castura, of Smithfield, PA, cause pneumonia due to influenza, bur. Smithfield Baptist, 22 Mar 1947."
  5. Website Find A Grave.
  6. "Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906–1967", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Anna, d. Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 29 Jul 1929, age 68-5-28, b. Georges Twp, Pennsylvania, 1 Feb 1861, housewife, spouse H R Sackett, father Wm Vance, b. Georges Twp, mother Margaret Vance, b. Nicholson Twp, PA, informant H R Sackett, Smithfield, cause chronic myocarditis, bur. Baptist Cemetery 31 Jul 1929."
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 1880 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, FHL 1255129 NA T9-1129/217B
    George, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 14 Jun 1880
    Hugh Sackett, head, married, 20, b. PA, farmer, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Anna Sackett, wife, 19, b. PA, housekeeper, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  10. 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.
  11. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 2, Enumeration District 0054, FHL microfilm 1241411
    Springhill, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 4 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Hugh R, head, b. Mar 1860, 40, m. 20y, farmer, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Anna, wife, b. Feb 1861, 39, m. 20y, 4 ch, all living, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Alex, son, b. Oct 1870 [sic: 1880], 19, farm lab, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Harry, son, b. Jan 1876 [sic: 1886], 14, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Laura, daughter, b. Jan 1888, 12, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
    [Next door to Walter Ramsey]
  12. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_1346, p 1B, Enumeration District 0067, FHL microfilm 1375359
    Liberty Street, Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 15 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Hugh R, head, 50, m1. 31y, c & coke operator, coke works, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, home owned
    Sackett, Anna N, wife, 49, m1. 31y, 4 ch, all living, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Harry C, son, 24, occ. none, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Hatchet, Christine, servant, 24, cook, private family, b. VA, father b. NC, mother b. NC.
  13. 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.
  14. "US Sons of the American Revolution membership applications", digital image, Ancestry.com, The Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution, application, "Applicant Hugh Rosboro Sackett, descendant of Dr Samuel Sackett, b. East Greenwich, Conn, 5 Apr 1754, d. Smithfield, PA, 13 Feb 1833. Application approved 20 Oct 1926. Hugh Rosboro Sackett, b. New Geneva, Fayette County, PA, 12 Mar 1860; son of William Sackett, b. 1834, d. 1916, and Milla Eberhart, b. 1836, d. 1923, m. 1859; grandson of Samuel Sackett, b. 1797, d. 1862, and Priscilla Caldwell, b. 1811, d. 1881, m. 1831; great-grandson of Samuel Sackett MD, b. 1754, d. 1833, and Sarah Manning, b. 17--, d. 1813, m. 1777; great-great-grandson of Reuben Sackett, b. 1732, d. 1803, and Mercy Finney, m. 1752; great-great-great-grandson of Jonathan Sackett, b. 1696, d. 1773, and Ann Filer, m. 1725; great-great-great-great-grandson of William Sackett, b. 1662, d. 1700, and Hannah Graves, m. 1689; great-great-great-great-great-grandson of John Sackett, b. 1632, d. 1719, and Abigail Hannum, b. 1640, d. 1690, m. 1659.
  15. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 5B, Enumeration District 0084, FHL microfilm 2341774
    Liberty Street, Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, 4 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Hugh R, head, 70, wid, coal operator, coal mines, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA, home owned, $10,000
    Sackett, Merchant S, brother, 67, wid, occ. none, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Castoria, Anna, servant, 31, servant, private home, b. PA, father b. Austria, mother b. Austria.
  16. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Smithfield City Directory, 1931, "Sackett Hugh R v-pres First Natl Bank h Liberty nr Railroad."; 1934, "Sackett Hugh R h Liberty nr Railroad."
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 4062
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree9Q.3
Last Edited31 Oct 2021
 

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