Sackett, Buel Ruthven

Sackett, Buel Ruthven

Male 1834 - 1912  (78 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Buel Ruthven  [1
    Born 4 Jan 1834  Fabius, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 23 Jul 1850  Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 24 Jul 1860  Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 30 Mar 1912  Alameda, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1 Apr 1912  Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1284  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2019 

    Father Sackett, Rev. John Buel,   b. 8 Jan 1812, prob. Fabius, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1870, Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Bardeen, Amanda,   b. 16 Jan 1813, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1881  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 7 children 
     1. Sackett, Buel Ruthven,   b. 4 Jan 1834, Fabius, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1912, Alameda, Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Sackett, Helen Isidore,   b. 31 May 1835,   d. 11 Apr 1839  (Age 3 years)
     3. Sackett, Helen Adelaide,   b. 4 Jan 1840, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Sackett, Mary Isidore,   b. 4 Aug 1845, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1850  (Age 4 years)
     5. Sackett, Herbert Ralph,   b. 15 Aug 1849, Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1910, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Sackett, John Ellwood,   b. 18 Jun 1853, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1926, Winters, Yolo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Sackett, Mary,   b. Abt 1851, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Williams, Susan E.,   b. Abt 1845, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1879  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Feb 1862  California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Harry Edward,   b. 13 Jan 1864, Solano County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1942, Yolo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Sackett, Herbert F.,   b. Abt 1865, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1888, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     3. Sackett, Frances Elizabeth,   b. 27 Oct 1867, Yolo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1958, Solano County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Sackett, Louis Arthur,   b. 2 Oct 1869, Winters, Yolo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1963, Yolo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Williams, Frances E.,   b. Abt 1848, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1879, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Bef 1879 
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Howe, Florence Achella,   b. Aug 1861, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1951  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1879  Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Amanda J.,   b. 26 Nov 1880, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1964, Yolo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Sackett, Buel,   d. Bef 1913, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sackett, Chester Hiram,   b. 15 Nov 1882, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1971, Davis, Yolo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Sackett, Ruthven W.,   b. 10 Sep 1889, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1966, Yolo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Sackett, Florence May,   b. 21 May 1892, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1982, Deer Park, Napa County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1834 - Fabius, Onondaga County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Jul 1850 - Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 24 Jul 1860 - Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Feb 1862 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Harry Edward - 13 Jan 1864 - Solano County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Herbert F. - Abt 1865 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Frances Elizabeth - 27 Oct 1867 - Yolo County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Louis Arthur - 2 Oct 1869 - Winters, Yolo County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Sep 1879 - Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Amanda J. - 26 Nov 1880 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Chester Hiram - 15 Nov 1882 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Ruthven W. - 10 Sep 1889 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Florence May - 21 May 1892 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Mar 1912 - Alameda, Alameda County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Apr 1912 - Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sackett, Buel Ruthven (1854-1912)
    Sackett, Buel Ruthven (1854-1912)
    Picture from: http://calarchives4u.com/biographies/bios-s.htm
    http://www.calarchives4u.com/biographies/photos/sackett-buel.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Weygant, page 321 has:
      5778. Buel Rathburn Sackett, m. James F. Greenlee.
      5779. Helen Adelaide Sackett.
      It is probably a typo, or a printer's error. Buel Rathburn/Rathven Sackett is a male and his sister Helen Adelaide married James F. Greenlee.
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      Supplied by Ted C. Smith from:
      http://cagenweb.com/archives/Biographies/yolo/yolo-heck.htm):

      Buel Ruthven Sackett

      Studying the genealogy of the Sackett family, to which belong the well-known ranchers of California, Buel Ruthven Sackett, now deceased, and his son, Harry E. Sackett, it is found that one of the name, supposedly a native of England, served as a regimental surgeon in the Revolution. His son, Rev. John B. Sackett, was born near Syracuse, N. Y., January 8, 1812, and in 1837 became a pioneer of Ohio, where he first taught school, and later became a Baptist minister in Ashtabula and Knox counties. As a student of the Bible he attained a widespread reputation, and in an accurate knowledge of the Scriptures had few equals. In recognition of his profound Biblical knowledge he was appointed corresponding secretary of the Ohio Baptist convention, and in the discharge of his duties he traveled throughout the entire state. His sudden death, December 24, 1870, closed a career of more than ordinary usefulness and honor. For some years he was survived by his wife, Amanda (Bardeen) Sackett, who was born in New York January 16, 1813, and traced her lineage to Scottish ancestry.

      One of the expeditions that entered California during the early '50s contained among its members a weary and penniless lad who, aroused by tales concerning the discovery of gold, had run away from home in the hope of becoming a gold-seeker in the west. When, after countless discouragements, after a long period of hunger and privation he finally reached his destination, it was only to meet hundreds of discouraged men returning from the mines with the report that the wonderful tales concerning the abundance of gold were wholly untrue. The vision of gold that had allured the eastern youth disappeared before the bald statements of other disillusioned Argonauts, and he turned to a job of splitting rails as a means of providing food and raiment. Four years later he returned to his Ohio home and took up the apprenticeship from which he had run away. No one would have predicted that the twilight of his life would find him one of the prosperous ranchers of California. Destiny seemed to hold him now to the east, but, under all, the magic of Californian attractions was working, and in eighteen months after his return to the east he gave up his position, bade farewell to friends, and for the last time came to the west to earn a livelihood. How well he succeeded in his modest aspirations the record of his holdings and the influence of his name abundantly testify.

      Fabius, a village in the vicinity of Syracuse, N. Y., was the birthplace of Buel Ruthven Sackett, and here he was born January 4, 1834. At three years of age he was taken by his parents to Ohio, and from that time until he was eighteen remained in Ashtabula and Knox counties. Meanwhile he had been apprenticed to a jeweler in Mount Vernon, and as he sat at work he heard little discussed but the discovery of gold in California. Small wonder that his imagination became inflamed and his ambition aroused. The principal impediment was the fact that his apprenticeship had not expired. Finally he determined not to allow that to hinder him in his plans, and so, with a friend, he executed the coup d'etat, running away in the night with a total capital of $8, but with a fund of hope that at the time seemed inexhaustible.

      From the first the discouragements were many. Every outgoing train of emigrants leaving Lexington, Mo., was implored to give work to the lad, whose anxiety grew greater as his fund became less. A loaf of bread warded off starvation, while a barn furnished shelter at night. Thus a week dragged its slow length along, and then a kind-hearted man listened to his appeal, hiring him to aid in driving a herd of stock across the plains. As Mr. Sackett had no knowledge of harnessing horses or driving cattle, he was less helpful than a country boy would have been but with his eagerness and determination he soon learned to be of use to his employer. The journey was tedious and not without danger, but finally California was reached in safety, and he continued on to Sonoma county with the man who had brought him west. From there he walked to Napa county and began to split rails, receiving $6 per hundred, and shortly afterward built a house of logs hewn by himself. Near the cabin he planted apricot, peach and fig trees, which though planted in 1852 are to some extent still bearing fruit.

      Selling his claim and returning to the east, Mr. Sackett took up work in the shop from which he had run away, and as stated above remained there about eighteen months, when he returned to California via the Panama route. He rented land in the northern part of Solano county near Winters, where he remained for two years, and then with Milton Wolfskill bought two hundred and ten acres near Winters, and shortly afterward forty acres of the tract were planted to grapes. On selling out four years later Mr. Sackett received only enough to pay his debts, and he accordingly crossed the line into Yolo county, where he bought one hundred and ninety acres, situated about three miles west of Winters, and here, for four years, engaged in raising vegetables. On selling this property for $2,000 he bought one hundred and fifty acres for the same amount, but this place he sold for $11,000 four years later. His next purchase comprised three hundred and eighty acres in Solano and Yolo counties, and this splendid ranch he and his brother, John, owned and managed jointly with large profit. The William Brinck ranch, for which he paid $18,000, he sold four years afterward for $29,000. In partnership with his brother John he bought nine hundred acres, the most of which is along Putah creek in Yolo county, although a portion of the tract is in Solano county. The large acreage is divided into five farms and each bears a full equipment of improvements. The home farm lies three and a half miles west of Winters in Yolo county, and has about two hundred and fifty acres in orchard and vineyard. In 1906 Mr. Sackett located in Alameda, where he made his home the remainder of his life, his death occurring March 30, 1912. Mr. Sackett's death was sincerely mourned by a great number of friends and associates, who had ever found him a conscientious and thoughtful friend, and also by a number who had been the recipient of his kindly charities. He was a high type of the self-made, self-reliant man who has come to the west to build it up and make it the exceptional country it is today, and it is largely due to him and his followers that his line of business has reached it present flourishing condition.

      In February, 1862, Buel R. Sackett was married to Susan Williams, who was born in Missouri and came across the plains with her father shortly before her marriage. Four children were born to this union, as follows: Harry E., who is an eminent horticulturist of this vicinity; Fannie, who is the wife of R. N. Dinsmore and the mother of Buel Dinsmore; Louis A., who married Clara Graham, and has two children, Buel R. and Dorothy; and Herbert F., deceased. After the death of his first wife Mr. Sackett married Frances Williams, who soon after passed away. On September 30, 1879, at Fairfield, he married Florence A. Howe, a native of Auburn, Fayette county, Iowa, daughter of Hiram T. and Rhoda A. (Pitts) Howe, early settlers of Iowa. Mr. Howe was a soldier in an Iowa regiment in the Civil war, and died during service. Mrs. Sackett was brought to California in 1875 with her mother and stepfather, H. B. Austin. She was the mother of five children, viz: Amanda J., who married Frederick Ayers, of Alameda, Cal.; Buel, deceased; Chester H., who is managing the home place; Ruthven W., who is Mrs. Roy Wyatt, of Winters; and Florence M. All these children have been given a thorough educational training and been brought up to be a credit to the name they bear.

      Transcribed by Bea Barton
      Source: "History of Yolo County, California" by Tom Gregory. Published by the Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California, 1913, pages 415 - 417.
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      Year: 1850; State: Ohio; County: Knox; Township: Mount Vernon Ward 3
      Page 222, Roll M432_700
      Buel Sackett, 16, M, N. York
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      Year: 1860; State: California; County: Solano; Township: Vacaville
      Roll M653_69, Page 359
      Milton Wolfskill, 41, M, W, Farmer, 20000, 5000, Missouri
      Angeline Woolfskill, 19, F, W, Missouri
      B.R. Sackett, 27, M, W, York State
      W. D. Walker, 23, M, W, North Carol
      Henry Giddings, 25, M, W, Laborer, Pennsyl
      M.J. York, 21, M, W, Tennessee
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      Year: 1870; State: California; County: Yolo; Township: Buckeye
      Post Office, Woodland; Roll M593_93, Page 411
      Sackett, Buel R, 36, M, W, Farmer, 2000, 1000, Ohio
      Sackett, Susan E, 25, F, W, Keeping House, Missouri
      Sackett, Harry E, 6, M, W, California
      Sackett, Herbert, 5, M, W, California
      Sackett, Fanny, 3, F, W, California
      Sackett, Louis, 1, M, W, California
      Williams, Francis, 22, F, W, Missouri
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      1880 Census; Vacaville, Solano, California
      FHL 1254083 NA T9-0083; Page 475D
      Buel R. SACKETT, head, married, 47, b. NY, farmer,NY, NY
      Achella SACKETT, wife, 20, b. IA, keeping house, MI, NY
      Harry SACKETT, son, single, 17, b. CA, works on farm, NY, MO
      Herbert SACKETT, son, 15, b. CA, works on farm, NY, MO
      Fanny SACKETT, dau, 13, b. CA, at home, NY, MO
      Louis SACKETT, son, 11, b. CA, works on farm, NY, MO
      [+ a Swedish farmhand, John SODERSTORM, aged 32, & 11 male Chinese
      farmhands: Ah Yee, Ah Slam, Ah Fon, Ah Hop, Ah Sing, Ah Lung, Ah Quong, Ah
      Gum, Ah Hui, Ah Fong, & Ah Goon]
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      Year: 1900; State: CA; County: Solano; Township: Vacaville
      Roll T623_113, Page 17B, ED 148
      Sackett, Buel R, Head, W, M, Jan 1834, 66, M, 21, NY, NY, NY, Farmer, Can Read, Can Write, Speaks English, Owns, Mortgaged, Farm #123;
      Sackett, Florence A, Wife, W, F, Aug 1861, 38, M, 21, 5, 4, IA, NY, NY, Can Read, Can Write, Speaks English;
      Sackett, Louis A, Son, W, M, Oct 1870, 29, S, CA, NY, NY, Miner, 0, Can Read, Can Write, Speaks English;
      Sackett, Amanda J, Daughter, W, F, Nov 1880, 19, S, CA, NY, (NY)IA written above, At School, 10, Can Read, Can Write, Speaks English
      Sackett, Chester H, Son, W, M, Nov 1881, 17, S, CA, NY, IA, At School, 8, Can Read, Can Write, Speaks English;
      Sackett, Ruth W, Daughter, W, F, Sept 1889, 10, S, CA, NY, IA, At School, 8, Can Read, Can Write, Speaks English;
      Sackett, Florence, Daughter, W, F, May 1891, 8, S, CA, NY, IA, At School, 8, Can Read
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      Year: 1910; State: CA; County: Alameda; Township: Alameda 4th Wd
      Roll T624_69, Part 1, Page 155A
      1121 Lafayette Street
      Sackett, Buel R, Head, M, W, 76, M2, 30, NY, United States, United States, English, Own Income, Can Read, Can Write, Owns, Free, House;
      Sackett, Florence A, Wife, F, W, 48, M1, 30, 5, 4, IA, Michigan, NY, English, None, Can Read, Can Write;
      Sackett, Ruthven, Daughter, F, W, 20, S, CA, NY, IA, English, Can Read, Can Write, Attends School;
      Sackett, Florence, Daughter, F, W, 17, S, CA, NY, IA, English, Can Read, Can Write, Does Not AttendSchool;
      Austin, Rhoda A, Mother in Law(it says something above this that looks like
      a star (*) and the word "lot"-don't know for sure), F, W, 75, M2, 40, 3, 2, NY, NY, NY, English, Can Read, Can Write
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      Buel Ruthvan Sackett
      Birth: unknown; New York, USA
      Death: Mar. 30, 1912

      Burial:
      Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum
      Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA

      Created by: Janet
      Record added: Nov 01, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 100008936
      Document image added by: Janet
      Photograph added by: Thurmon King

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 100008936 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 25 Mar 2019.
      Year: 1850; State: Ohio; County: Knox; Township: Mount Vernon Ward 3
      Page 222, Roll M432_700
      Enumerated 23 Jul 1850
      Rev. John B. Sackett, 38, M, Bapt. Clergyman, N. York
      Amanda Sackett, 37, F, N. York
      Buel Sackett, 16, M, N. York
      Helen Sackett, 10, F, Ohio
      Herbit Sackett, 10/12, M, Ohio

      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXQX-TZZ : 12 April 2016), Buel Sackett in household of John B Sackett, Mount Vernon, ward 5, Knox, Ohio, United States; citing family 231, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

      Researched by Thurmon King; updated by Ted Smith

    3. [S500] 1860 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 25 Mar 2019.
      Year: 1860; State: California; County: Solano; Township: Vacaville
      Roll M653_69, Page 359
      Enumerated 24 Jul 1860
      Milton Wolfskill, 41, M, W, Farmer, 20000, 5000, Missouri
      Angeline Woolfskill, 19, F, W, Missouri
      B.R. Sackett, 27, M, W, York State
      W. D. Walker, 23, M, W, North Carol
      Henry Giddings, 25, M, W, Laborer, Pennsyl
      M.J. York, 21, M, W, Tennessee

      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDK8-N19 : 13 December 2017), B R Sackett in entry for Milton Wolfskill, 1860.

      Researched by Thurmon King; updated by Ted Smith


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