Sackett, Jacob Thomas

Sackett, Jacob Thomas

Male 1833 - 1904  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Jacob Thomas  [1
    Born Jan 1833  Hayfield Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 29 Aug 1850  Woodcock Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 11 Jun 1860  Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 19 Aug 1870  Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 16 Mar 1904  Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Saegertown Cemetery, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I11645  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 

    Father Sackett, Harvey,   b. 14 Mar 1807, Huntington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1889, Blooming Valley, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Straw, Mary,   b. 1811, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 17 Jun 1830  Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 6 children 
     1. Sackett, Montgomery,   b. Mar 1831, Woodcock Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Woodcock Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +2. Sackett, Jacob Thomas,   b. Jan 1833, Hayfield Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1904, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. Sackett, Ircol,   b. 20 Feb 1834, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Sackett, Lovina Ruth,   b. 20 Feb 1834, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1907, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Sackett, Sarah Elizabeth,   b. 12 Mar 1838, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1920, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Sackett, Homer M.,   b. Sep 1847, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F4473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Woodring, Mary Jane,   b. 12 Dec 1833, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1917, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sackett, Isabella,   b. Abt 1855, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Sackett, Edward T.,   b. 18 May 1857, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1858, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Sackett, William Harvy,   b. 25 Jul 1859, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1938, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Sackett, James Woodside,   b. 6 May 1871, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1944, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1833 - Hayfield Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Aug 1850 - Woodcock Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Isabella - Abt 1855 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Edward T. - 18 May 1857 - Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, William Harvy - 25 Jul 1859 - Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jun 1860 - Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Aug 1870 - Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, James Woodside - 6 May 1871 - Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1904 - Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saegertown Cemetery, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob T. Sackett first came to my attention with a query posted on the SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com from Bin Lee who bought a violin made by J. T. Sackett and was looking for information on the maker of the violin. In my searches I ran across a query posted on Ancestry.com's Sackett message board:
      "Author: BSackett Date: 8 May 2001 6:00 AM
      Surnames: Jacob Sackett, William Sackett
      Classification: Queries

      Looking for the blacksmith, rifle maker, and violin maker ....Lived in Saegertown , PA"
      [A message to the above email address has not been answered.]

      I contacted Bin Lee and obtained further information concerning J. T. Sackett. The label inside the violin has:

      J. T. Sackett, Maker
      No. 431 Saegertown, PA 8 1888
      Old Cremonia wood

      Bin had found another item made by J. T. Sackett:
      At the Red Barn Auction: http://www.oldbarn.com/newpage63.htm
      [Item] "163. Half Stock Penn. Percussion Rifle - 36 cal., 33" barrel, brass hardware, set trigger, walnut stock, pewter end cap - "J. Sackett" maker of fine violins"

      A search engine search of the internet turned up a mention of J. T. Sackett on the website for Crawford Co., PA.:
      From Website: http://www.alltel.net/~yoset/CCo/history/1885/Woodcock.html
      ABBOTT: "History of Crawford County, PA, 1885."
      1885 History: Woodcock Township
      CHAPTER XXXIV.
      BOROUGH OF SAEGERTOWN., page 703:

      "French Creek Lodge, No. 2371, K. of H., was instituted February 15, 1881, with thirty-two members and the following officers: J. T. Sackett, Dictator; John Flaugh, V. D.; A. B. Floyd, Asst. D; W. F. Moyer, Reporter; W. E. Yost, Fin. Rep.; E. L. Russell, Treas.; A. M. McGill, Guide; J. R. Mosier, Chaplain; C. W. Yost, Guardian; Jacob Fleisher, Sentinel; C. W. Robinson, P. D. Meetings are held every Tuesday evening, and the membership is forty-one."

      This led to a query on the SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com which produced the following:
      Census information supplied by Cindy Torres Owens , John Lisle , and Merle Khun :
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      1850 census; Crawford co., PA.; Woodcock Twp., pg 322
      Harvey Sackett, 43, m, MA
      Mary Sackett, 39, f, PA
      Montgomery Sackett, 18, m, PA
      Jacob Sackett, 16, m, PA
      Loomia/Somia ?? Sackett, 15, f, PA
      Elizabeth Sackett, 12, f, PA
      Homer Sackett, 4, m, PA
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      Roll M653 Federal Census; Saegertown Borough, Crawford Co., PA.; 11 June 1860
      Line 32 235/927
      Jacob Sacket, 27, m. Blacksmith, b. Penn
      Mary Sacket, 26, f, ---, Penn
      Isabel Sacket, 5, f, ---, Penn
      William Sacket, 10/12 [10 mo], m, ---, Penn
      Jacob Belvelheines, 21 m, Apprentice, Penn
      Catherine Honeywell, 13 f, ---, Penn
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      From 1870 census Index:
      SACKETT , JACOB ,39, M , W , PA , CRAWFORD , SAEGERTOWN BORO ,1331,835
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      Saegertown, Crawford Co., PA 1880 census
      page #5, Supervisors district #10, enumerator District #114, other side of page has stamped 107A.
      No house or dwelling #'s given, street names used but too faint to read.
      3rd family from the bottom, of page

      Ja??? Sacket, w,m,46, Blacksmith, born PA, parents MA & PA
      Mary J. " " w,f,46, wife, keeping house, born PA, parents PA
      William H. " " w,m,20, single,son, Blacksmith, PA, parents PA
      James W. " " w,m,9, single, at school, born PA, parents PA
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      1900 Federal Census
      Pennsylvania, Crawford County, Roll 1399 Book 1, Page 61
      Woodcock Twp
      Jacob T. Sackett, born Jan 1843, married 45 years, 4 children, 3 living,
      he's still a blacksmith & owns his home
      Mary born Dec 1843
      James W. born May 1871, laborer
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      From: "Anne Stewart"
      To: "Crawford Co. Historical Society"
      Cc: , "Bill Moore"
      Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 10:01:19 -0400

      "Dear Sir:
      Of course you may use the Sackett article for your family newsletter, crediting the source and author of course. ..."
      ***
      Summer Edition; NEWSLETTER OF THE CRAWFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY; Volume XXi No. 2; page 9;
      "Jacob T. Sackett, Blacksmith, Gunsmith and .....Violin Maker" by William B. Moore



      Jacob T. Sacektt was born in Hayfield Twp. in 1833, the son of Harvey an Mary (Straw) Sackett. On his father's side whe was of New England stock, but his mother wa a Pennsylvania German, whose family were members of the same Saegertown area colony of settlers to which the Berlins belonged. Jacob located in Saegertown by 1860, and married a Pennsylvania German" Solomon Woodring's daughter Mary Jane. Jacob worked as a blacksmith, and declared that as his occupation in the 1880 census, but he was more versatile than simply that. He had been listed as a gunsmith in the 1879-80 county directory, and , in 1883, he inserted a description of his establishment in a Crawford County mercantile directory - to wit:

      J. T. Sackiett, Manufacturer of and Dealer in Rifles
      Shot Guns &c. Also Horse Shoer and Blacksmith

      This business was established many years ago. It embraces the
      manufacture and sale of Muzzle Loading Rifles, Shot Guns, and
      Revolvers. In connection with this he carries a line of Breech
      Loading Rifles and Shot Guns, both double and single barreled,
      also Ammunition &c. He also manufactures a very superior
      Violin, which has attained much celebrity for its excellence.
      These have been used by some of the best violinists of Boston,
      that center of American Musical culture, where they elicited the
      warmest commendation, and were preferred to others of
      celebrated make and costly price. Added to the above is the
      Blacksmith Dejpartment, of which it is only necessary to say: It is
      complete in all its details. Horse Shoeing is one of the specialties,
      as is also reparing in all the various branches of the business.
      The facilities are good and the situation is favorable to the
      convenience of patrons, while trade transacted is largely
      distribyted throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Mr. J. T.
      Sackett, proprietor, is a native of Crawford county, and has been
      for many years, filling a much desired niche in the business of
      the town.

      A few of his guns have been identified, and three of his violins. One of his violins has come to light sadly fragmentary and unplayable. the label indicates it is #11, and therefore one of Sackett's earlier productions. The date, which at first looks like 1841, is likely 1871 or 1891. From the remains, it looks to have been competently made, with tiger-striped maple for the back and neck. The only unusual feature is the screw and ratched attachments to tighten the strings, located on the neck below the scroll - these usually appear only on the much larger bass viol. This fragmented piece probably survived only because iit was in its case. Two other intact instruments are known to have survived locally and a third is reportedly being played regularly in the blue grass band in California.

      A Rifle bearing Sackett's name was found at a sale in Waterford recently and is now owned by his great grandson, James Marvin who also owns a Sackett violin.

      Mr. Sackett died in Saegertown of Bright's disease, on March 16, 1904, and is buried in Saegertown cemetery on the hill overlooking Frency Creek. Apparently some of his instruments remained to enliven the area, as the fragmentary survival was discovered at a sale in Cambridge Springs in the late 1960s and the two others were also found locally.
      -William B. Moore

  • Sources 
    1. [S1912] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 26 Sep 2018.
      Name: William Harvy Sackett
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 79
      Birth Date: 25 Jul 1859
      Birth Place: Saegertown, Pennsylvania
      Death Date: 10 Apr 1939
      Death Place: Saegertown, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA
      Father: Jacob Thomas Sackett, b. in Saegertown
      Mother: Mary Jame Wooding, b. in Saegertown
      Spouse: Hattie Sachett
      Informant: Ralph Sackett, Saegertown, Pa.
      Certificate Number: 36623

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 11 Sep 2019.
      Memorial ID 152558808
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152558808

      Jacob T. Sackett
      Birth 1833
      Death 1904 (aged 70?71)
      Burial
      Saegertown Cemetery
      Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Plot Section 3, Lot 33

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 11 Sep 2019.
      1850 census; Crawford co., PA.; Woodcock Twp., pg 322; enumerated 29 Aug 1850

      Harvey Sackett, 43, m, MA
      Mary Sackett, 39, f, PA
      Montgomery Sackett, 18, m, PA
      Jacob Sackett, 16, m, PA
      Loomia/Somia ?? Sackett, 15, f, PA
      Elizabeth Sackett, 12, f, PA
      Homer Sackett, 4, m, PA

      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4HW-3K6 : 12 April 2016), Jacob Sackett in household of Harvey Sackett, Woodcock, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 1138, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

      Researched by Thurmon King; updated by Ted Smith

    4. [S500] 1860 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 11 Sep 2019.
      1860 Census, enumerated 11 Jun 1860 in Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States

      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      Jacob Sackett M 27 Pennsylvania
      Mary Sackett F 26 Pennsylvania
      Isabella Sackett F 5 Pennsylvania
      William Sackett M 10/12 Pennsylvania
      Jacob Bevelhimer M 21 Pennsylvania
      Catherine Honeywell F 13 Pennsylvania

      Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 11 Sep 2019.
      1870 Census, enumerated 19 Aug 1870 in Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States

      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      Jacob Sackett M 39 Pennsylvania
      Mary J Sackett F 38 Pennsylvania
      Isabella Sackett F 15 Pennsylvania
      William Sackett M 11 Pennsylvania

      Household ID: 16
      Line Number: 38
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: M593
      GS Film Number: 000552830
      Digital Folder Number: 004278551
      Image Number: 00779

      "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGX-CYY : 15 June 2019), William Sackett in entry for Jacob Sackett, 1870.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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