Sackett, Frederick Plummer

Sackett, Frederick Plummer

Male 1837 - 1905  (68 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Frederick Plummer  [1, 2
    Born 25 Jun 1837  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 17 Jun 1880  Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 16 Oct 1905  Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried 18 Oct 1905  Earl Cemetery, Kendall, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID I12472  Sackett | Beatrice Marie Sackett, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 

    Father Sackett, Rev. Joel Bascom,   b. 17 Apr 1815, Rutland County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1904, Little Prairie Round, Porter Township, Cass, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Kindman, Mary,   b. Abt 1816, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1836 
    • 1 _MEND Divorce
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 3 children 
     1. Sackett, Frederick Plummer,   b. 25 Jun 1837, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1905, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Sackett, Pluma Alsafine,   b. 12 May 1838, Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1894, South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Sackett, Charles,   b. Abt 1841, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F4652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Earl, Susan,   b. 16 Oct 1843, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1916, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1876  Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Sackett, James Earl,   b. 31 Mar 1868, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1920, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Sackett, Andy,   b. 3 Nov 1869, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1945, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Sackett, Not Named,   b. 2 Jul 1871, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1971, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     4. Sackett, Not Named,   b. 2 Jul 1871, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1871, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Sackett, Grace,   b. 23 Mar 1873, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1924  (Age 51 years)
     6. Sackett, Stanley Sherman,   b. 11 Apr 1875, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1943, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Sackett, Stanley's twin,   b. 11 Apr 1875, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1875  (Age 0 years)
     8. Sackett, Harry Brent,   b. 7 Jun 1877, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1949, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Sackett, Howard,   b. 12 Jun 1880, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1881, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. Sackett, Frederick,   b. 5 Feb 1882, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1956  (Age 73 years)
     11. Sackett, Frank J.,   b. 5 Feb 1882, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1966, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     12. Sackett, Logan E.,   b. 21 Dec 1885, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1952, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     13. Sackett, Elizabeth Pearl,   b. 6 May 1887, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1918, Coutts, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F4639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jun 1837 - Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, James Earl - 31 Mar 1868 - Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Andy - 3 Nov 1869 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Not Named - 2 Jul 1871 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Not Named - 2 Jul 1871 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Grace - 23 Mar 1873 - Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Stanley Sherman - 11 Apr 1875 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Stanley’s twin - 11 Apr 1875 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jun 1876 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Harry Brent - 7 Jun 1877 - Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Howard - 12 Jun 1880 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Jun 1880 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Frederick - 5 Feb 1882 - Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Frank J. - 5 Feb 1882 - Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Logan E. - 21 Dec 1885 - Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Elizabeth Pearl - 6 May 1887 - Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1905 - Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Oct 1905 - Earl Cemetery, Kendall, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • musician, Co H, 205h Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Civil War
      Military: 1 JUN 1864 Civil War Enlistment, Davenport, IA, 44th Inf., Musician
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      blue eyes, dark brown hair, lean, good disposition, honest.
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      He was the eldest child of Joel Bascom Sackett and his wife, Mary Kindman Sackett. He was born June 25, 1837, in Indiana. Little is kknown of his early years, except that he grew up in pioneer times and, having availed himself of every opportunity to acquire knowledge, he became a teacher in the public schools of the county. He was a musician, a fife player, in Company H, 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in which he had enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil War according to a document obtained from the General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. (File No. WC 660 205). According to family legend he was captured early in the war and was confined in Libby prison and at Andersonville for seven months. The family account of his capture has it that his company was camped in southern Ohio and was eating lunch when a scout galloped into camp with a warning of the approach of Southern Raiders. Everyone mounted and rode off as fas as possible excepting Frederick who said he wasn't going to miss his beans for anyone. He continued with his meal and was captured. While in prison he, like everyoone else there, was fed very poorly--on the entrals of animals butchered for the Southern garrison and mostly on raw squash. He developed scurvy and lost all of his teeth. When released he was honorably discharged. When his health improved he agin enlisted, according to "A History of Van Buren County, Michigan" By Captain O. W. Rowland, Vol. II, in an Iowa regiment for 100 days but stayed in until the close when he was agiain honorably discharged.
      He attended Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan for a time, probably after the war, and later taught school at the "Brown School", a country school near Kalamazoo, from the fall of 1866 until the spring of 1867. (The building was still standing when I last checked, about twenty years ago). Susan Earl was one of his pupils, an eighth grade student. He married Susan Earl on June 11, 1867, in Pine Grove, Michigan. He then turned to farming for a livelihood, and his farm was located at Gobles, Michigan.
      He was six foot tall, rather lean and "rawboned"; "a man of good dispositioon, honest and never was involved in serious difficulties with anyone" according to his son, Frank Sackett. He was blue eyed and had dark brown hair. During his later years he lived on a Civil War Veteran's pension. He died October 16, 1905, at Gobles, Michigan and was buried at the Earl Family Cemetery, Pine Grove, Michigan. [Andrew P. Sackett, p. 81]
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      I interviewed the family physician, a Doctor Bennett, who was then retired and living in Kalamazoo, shortly before he died. Anyhow, both he and my mother commented on Frederick's habit, at least in later years, of making announcements and comments in little rhymes he composed whenever he could think of one which was more often than not. Toward the end of his life the crowded and hectic Sackett household became a bit much for him apparently because he built a shack for himself in the woods in the back of the place and slept and spent time there, appearing at the main place often, however, for meals and for special occasions.
      My mother also recalled on occasion shortly after she was married when by happenstance both Frederick and her father, Jotham Hall, were visiting with them. The two visitors were helping them to lay in firewood for the winter and they worked together, each on an end of the crosscut saw. As a team they were totally mismatched. Jotham tried to set a slow steady rhythm which he could keep up all day long. Frederick's inclination was to tear into it at a frantic pace until exhausted, then stop and pant a while and then plunge in again. At the end of the day each came to my mother and said the same thing, "I just can't work with that guy. The way he goes at it will kill me". [Andrew P. Sackett, p 87]
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      http://www.rootsweb.com/~mivanbur/bio10.htm
      BIOGRAPHIES OF VAN BUREN CITIZENS

      But a child when he came with his parents to Van Buren county, Frederick P. Sackett grew to manhood in pioneer times, and having availed himself of every offered opportunity for acquiring knowledge became a teacher in the public schools of the county. Soon after the outbreak of the Civil war, he enlisted in Company H, Thirtieth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and went South with his command, acting in the capacity of musician. He was captured by the enemy and was confined in Libby and Andersonville prisons seven months. During this incarceration he endured all the hardships and sufferings of prison life, among the latter being the loss of all his teeth. When released he returned home on account of ill health and was honorably discharged. After regaining his health he again enlisted in an Iowa Regiment for one hundred days, and was in the service till the close, when he was again honorably discharged. Returning home, he resumed his professional labors, becoming the first teacher in district number two, Pine Grove township. Subsequently he purchased a tract of timber land in Pine Grove township, and for a time devoted his time to clearing the land and tilling the soil. He afterwards sold that farm at an advance, and having bought another farm in the same township conducted it successfully until his death, in 1904, at the age of sixty-eight years.
      Frederick P. Sackett married Susan Earl, who was born in 1843, in Cattaraugus county, New York. Her father, James Earl, was born in the same county, a son of Henry and Isabelle (McLain) Earl. He was reared and married in his native state, and in 1848 came from there to Silver Creek township, Allegan county, Michigan, being accompanied by his wife and children. After living there for a time he then removed to Trowbridge, Allegan county, and lived there two years. Coming then to Van Buren county, he bought a tract of heavily wooded land in Pine Grove township, erected a log cabin in the midst of the wilderness, and immediately began the pioneer task of redeeming a farm from the forest. The settlements in this part of the county were then few and far between, and the intervening woods were filled with all kinds of wild game, while Indians were still numerous. He was a man of undaunted courage and energy, and not afraid of work. He partly cleared and improved several tracts of land near where he first located, selling each one at an advance from the original price. After disposing of one of his farms, he moved to Trowbridge township, Allegan county, but his stay was of short duration, and he returned to Pine Grove township, and continued his residence here until his death, at the age of sixty-two years. Mr. Earl's wife, whose maiden name was Delilah Waite, was born in New York state, and died in Michigan, at the age of sixty-two years. They reared nine children, as follows: Laura; Lucinda; Sarah; David; James; Susan, widow of Frederick P. Sackett, now lives in Gobleville, Michigan; Evlin; Mary; and Newton. Mr. and Mrs. Sackett also reared nine children, namely: Earl; Andy; Grace; Stanley, the special subject of this sketch; Harry; Fred; Frank; Logan; and Pearl.
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      1870 Census, Fred P at Pine Grove, Van Buren Co., MI pg. 492
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      1880 Census; Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, Film T9-0608, Page 559A,
      Fred P. SACKETT, Self, M, M, W, 42, NY, Farmer, VT, NY
      Susan SACKETT, Wife, F, M, W, 36, NY, Housekeeping, NY, NY
      Earl SACKETT, Son, M, S, W, 12, MI, At School, NY, NY
      Andy SACKETT, Son, M, S, W, 10, MI, At School, NY, NY
      Grace SACKETT, Dau, F, S, W, 7, MI, --,NY, NY
      Stanley SACKETT, Son, M, S, W, 5, MI, --, NY, NY
      Harry SACKETT, Son,M, S, W, 3, MI, --, NY, NY
      Elizabeth BRONSON, Niece, F, S, W, 22, MI, Servant, CT, NY
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      1900 Census; Pine Grove Twp., Gobleville, Van Buren, Michigan
      SD No. 119; ED No. 150; Sheet No. 6A [stamped 266]; 11 June, 1900
      138/139
      Sackett, Susan, Head, W, F, Oct, 1843, 56, M, 32, 9-9, New York, New York, New York, Farmer
      Sackett, Harry, Son W, M, June, 1877, 23, S, Michigan, Michigan, New York, Farmer
      Sackett, Fred, Son, W, M, Feb, 1882, 18, S, Michigan, New York, New York, Farm Laborer
      Sackett, Frank, Son, W, M, Feb., 1882, 18, S, Michigan, New York, New York, Farm Laborer
      Sackett, Logan, Son, W, M, Dec, 1884, 15, S, Michigan, New York, New York, At School
      Sackett, Lizzie P., Daughter, W, F, May, 1887, 13, S, Michigan, New York, New York, At School
      Sackett, Frederick P. Father, W, M, June, 1839, 61, M, 32, New York, New York, New York, Farm Laborer
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      Fredrick P. Sackett
      Birth: 1837
      Death: 1905

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Susan Earl Sackett (1843 - 1916)*
      Children:
      Baby Girl Sackett (1871 - 1871)*
      Baby Boy Sackett (1871 - 1871)*

      Burial:
      Earl Cemetery, Kendall, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA

      Created by: Traci Hurlbut
      Record added: Nov 02, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 43856241
      Headstone picture added by: Traci Hurlbut

  • Sources 
    1. [S293] Andrew P. Sackett, Sackett, Andrew P., (1983), p76; p81 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 43856241 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 6 May 2016.
      1880 Census, enumerated 17 Jun 1880 in Pine Grove, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Fred P Sackett Self M 42 New York, United States
      Susan Sackett Wife F 36 New York, United States
      Earl Sackett Son M 12 Michigan, United States
      Andy Sackett Son M 10 Michigan, United States
      Grace Sackett Daughter F 7 Michigan, United States
      Stanley Sackett Son M 5 Michigan, United States
      Harry Sackett Son M 3 Michigan, United States
      Elizabeth Bronson Niece F 22 Michigan, United States

      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW3V-Q82 : accessed 7 May 2016), Grace Sackett in household of Fred P Sackett, Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 218, sheet 559A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0608; FHL microfilm 1,254,608.

      Researched by Ted Smith


    4. [S18] Death Certificate, Michigan; Register D, No. 18 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S293] Andrew P. Sackett, Sackett, Andrew P., (1983), p81 (Reliability: 3).


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