Jacob R Sackett

(c 1823-1876)
FatherJoseph Larue Sackett (c 1792-1832)
MotherPhebe Rhodes (c 1796-)
Jacob R Sackett, hotelier, son of Joseph Larue Sackett and Phebe Rhodes, was born in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PennsylvaniaG, in about 1823.1 He died aged about 53 in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaG, on 12 February 1876 and was buried at the William Penn Cemetery, PhiladelphiaG, on 16 February 1876.2,3,4 He married Ann Eliza Brittin, daughter of John Brittin and Rachel Butterworth.5 Ann was born in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PennsylvaniaG, in about 1821.5,6 She died in PhiladelphiaG on 26 June 1873 and was buried at the William Penn CemeteryG on 29 June 1873.7
     In 1850 Jacob was living in Byberry, Philadelphia CountyG, and was recorded in the census as Jacob R Sackett, a tavern keeper, aged 27 and born in Pennsylvania. Living with him were his wife Ann, 29, and their children, Sarah, 7, Francinella, 5, Joseph, 2, and Winfield, aged seven months.8
     In 1860 he was living in PhiladelphiaG and was recorded as Jacob R Sacket, a hotel keeper, aged 37. Living with him were his wife Annie, 39, and their children, Sarah, 17, Fraxanilla, 15, Joseph, 13, Winfield, 10, La Fayette, 7, and Annie, 2. Also in the household were a male bartender and a cabinet maker, perhaps a hotel guest.9
     Jacob registered for the Civil War draft in PennsylvaniaG in 1863. He was an innkeeper of Fox Chase, aged 40 and born in Bucks County.10 He served the Union as a Captain in the 1st Regiment, New Jersey Cavalry, during the American Civil War.3,11
     Jacob was listed in the Philadelphia City Directory from 1865 as a hotel proprietor at Frankford Avenue. From 1872 he was listed as a liquor merchant.12
     In 1870 he was living in PhiladelphiaG and was recorded as Jacob R Sacket, aged 47. Living with him were his wife Anna, 47, and their children, Joseph, 23, Lafayette, 20, and Annie, aged twelve. There were seven others in the household, presumably hotel guests.13
Jacob R Sackett (c1823–1876), William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia
(Src: Find A Grave, LDDJR)

Children of Jacob R Sackett and Ann Eliza Brittin

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census: father Joseph was in Wrightstown in 1820 and 1830.
  2. Website Find a Grave.
  3. "Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861–1904", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Jacob R, Capt, Co M, 1st Regt, NJ Cavy, cemetery Wm Penn, Somerton, Phila Co, PA, d. 12 Feb 1876."
  4. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803–1915", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Jacob R, d. Philadelphia, PA, 13 Feb 1876, age 54, married, occ. tavern, res. Main Street, bur. William Penn Cemetery, 16 Feb 1876."
  5. Thurmon King's database.
  6. Ages on census records suggest a date of birth in about 1821. Age on death certificate, 55, suggests she was born in about 1817 or 1818.
  7. Death certificate, Find A Grave, William Nees, "Anna Eliza Sackett, 55, married, d. 26 Jun 1873, cause cancer of uterus, b. PA, ward Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Fox Chase Pike, bur. 29 Jun 1873, William Penn Cemetery."
  8. 1850 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll M432_824, p. 119, image 240
    Bybury, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Sackett, Jacob R, 27, m, tavern keeper, b. PA
    Sackett, Ann Eliza, 29, f, b. PA
    Sackett, Sarah Jane, 7, f, b. PA
    Sackett, Francinella, 5, f, b. PA
    Sackett, Joseph Larue, 2, m, b. PA
    Sackett, Winfield Scott, 7 mo, m, b. PA.
  9. 1860 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_1174; Page: 1043; Family History Library Film: 805174
    Philadelphia 23rd Ward, Pennsylvania, 12 Jul 1860
    Sacket, Jacob R, 37, hotel keeper, personal estate $1,000, b. PA
    Sacket, Annie E, 39, b. PA
    Sacket, Sarah J, 17, b. PA
    Sacket, Fraxanilla, 15, b. PA
    Sacket, Joseph, 13, b. PA
    Sacket, Winfield S, 10, b. PA
    Sacket, La Fayette, 7, b. PA
    Sacket, Annie, 2, b. PA
    Lewis, George, 30, bartender, b. PA
    Welsh, George, 48, cabinet maker, b. PA.
  10. "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sacketts, Jacob R, of Fox Chase, Pennsylvania, 40, inn keeper, b. Bucks Co, enumerated City of Phila, PA, June 1863, class II."
  11. "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861–1865", database, FamilySearch, "Sackett, Jacob R, beg. rank First Lieutenant, final rank Captain, Union, 1st Regiment, New Jersey Cavalry."
  12. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Philadelphia City Directory, 1865, "Sackett Jacob R., hotel, Fkd av & Oxford."; 1866, "Sackett Jacob R., hotel, Fkd & Oxford."; 1867, "Sackett Jacob R., hotel, Frankford c Oxford av."; 1868, "Sackett Jacob R., hotel, Oxford rd c Fkd rd."; 1870, 1871, "Sackett Jacob R., hotel, 4805 & h 4803 Fkd, Fkd."; 1872, "Sackett Jacob R., liqrs, 408 Library, h 4803 Fkd."; 1873, "Sackett Jacob R., liquors, 408 Library, h 4803 Fkd."
  13. 1870 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_1438; Page: 601A; Family History Library Film: 552937
    Philadelphia 23rd Ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 16 Nov 1870
    Sacket, Jacob R, 47 [other columns blank]
    Sacket, Anna E, 47
    Sacket, Joseph L, 23
    Sacket, Lafayette, 20
    Sacket, Annie, 12
    [+ 7 other names].
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 24693
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Glen Sackett, Sarah Sackett, Matthew Castillo, Diane Achuff and Kristin Sackett.
Last Edited6 Sep 2021

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