Abt 1847 - Unknown
||Sackett, John M. |
||7 Sep 1850
||Elk Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA 
||6 Dec 1870
||Pennsylvania, USA 
||8 Oct 1874
||Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA 
||7 Apr 1880
||Western State Penitentiary, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA 
||22 Nov 1882
||Pennsylvania, USA 
||Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sackett (b. 1718)
||6 Jan 2019 |
||Sackett, George H., b. Abt 1814, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 1856, Pennsylvania, USA (Age ~ 42 years) |
||___, Sophia Amy, b. Abt 1826, Pennsylvania, USA , d. Unknown |
||6 children |
| ||1. Sackett, John M., b. Abt 1847, Pennsylvania, USA , d. Unknown|
| ||2. Sackett, David Harrison, b. Abt 1848, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 10 Jan 1907, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA (Age ~ 59 years)|
| ||3. Sackett, Lewis L., b. 26 Apr 1852, d. Unknown|
| ||4. Sackett, William Daw, d. Unknown|
| ||5. Sackett, Marietta, b. 1850, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA , d. Unknown|
| ||6. Sackett, Keziah, d. Unknown|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - Abt 1847 - Pennsylvania, USA
|Census - 7 Sep 1850 - Elk Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
|Prison Record - 6 Dec 1870 - Pennsylvania, USA
|Prison Record - 8 Oct 1874 - Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
|Prison Record - 7 Apr 1880 - Western State Penitentiary, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
|Prison Record - 22 Nov 1882 - Pennsylvania, USA
- Year: 1850; State: PA; County: Clarion; Township: Elk Twp
Roll: M432_767; Page: 236; Image: 473
Sacket, John M., 3, m, --, PA
- [S506] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2015.
1850 Census, enumerated 7 Sep 1850 in Elk, Clarion County, Penn.
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
George Sacket M 36 Pennsylvania
Sophia H Sacket F 24 Pennsylvania
John M Sacket M 3 Pennsylvania
David H Sacket M 2 Pennsylvania
Marietta Sacket F 0 Pennsylvania
Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4H3-WZC : accessed 15 August 2015), Marietta Sacket in household of George Sacket, Elk, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 951, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 6 Jan 2019.
Forest Republican (Tionesta, Pennsylvania), Tuesday, Dec 06, 1870, Vol: 3, Page: 5
John M. Sackett, alias Amy, alias Rogers, and M. O. Sackett, alias Wright, alias Amy, arrested for robbing Wilhelm's clothing store, attempted to escape from the Sheriff while being taken from the jail to the court room. Just as the prisoners got outside the door of the jail they started on the run, taking two different directions, Sheriff Herpet following one and catching him near the A. & G. W. depot, and Deputy Herpet catching the other near the J. & F. depot. The prisoners were then taken to court, leading guilty to the charge of robbing Wilhelm's store, and were remanded to jail to await sentence and trial for a charge of larceny committed at City Hotel.--Venango Spectator.
Transcribed by Ted Smith
- [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 6 Jan 2019.
The Indiana Progress (Indiana, Pennsylvania), 08 Oct 1874, Thu, Page 13
[Commonwealth] vs. Don Milton. Burglary and larceny. Robert Crawford, pros. True bill. Guilty. Sentenced to imprisonment in Western Penitentiary for a term of one year.
Same vs. John M. Sackett, alias Don Milton. Larceny. James Watt, pros. True bill. Plead guilty. Sentenced to imprisonment for two years in Western Penitentiary.
Same vs. John M. Sackett. John P. Blair, pros. Burglary and larceny. True bill. Def?t. pleads guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of six cents and be confined four years in Western Penitentiary.
Researched by Ted Smith
- [S1578] Myra Roper (Reliability: 3), 4 Jan 2019.
John M. Sackett (1847 - ).
Sackett was serving time at the Western Penitentiary in Allegheny County when on 4/7/1880, he and 2 others (Dan Walker & Daniel Heffner) assaulted a prison guard, tied him up and attempted to escape. He was charged with Assault & Battery and Aggravated Assault and Battery. On 9/10/1880, he pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 years prison effective 10/1/1881 and a $1000 fine.
On 9/24/1882, the Inspectors of Western Penitentiary wrote a letter to the Board of Pardons on behalf of Sackett. They noted Sackett had been in custody 3 previous times over the last 7 years. (Previously convicted for Larceny on 12/3/1866 to 4 yrs & 3 mos prison, released 6/10/1869). He was serving another sentence when he made his escape attempt. The letter states the guard who was assaulted was later dismissed from service for inefficiency and possible collusion in this case in order to assist him in robbing a small safe in the town of Webster, PA. The letter also noted his brother was offering a job and residence in Massachussetts so they recommended pardon as he had served almost a year of the sentence. On 12/18/1882, a hearing was held and pardon granted.
There is included in the documents a letter of 9/29/1882 from Sackett's brother, D.H. Sackett which is on letterhead as an associate publisher for Clark W. Bryan & Co., Holyoke, MA. He states their father died when John was 8 leaving five children. John was oldest and helped take care of the family. D.H. left home in 1865 and returned in 1881, learning what happened to John. He met with him in prison and believed him truly penitent and offered him a job and home in Massachusetts. Information I could find on Ancestry indicates D.H. Sackett was David Harrison Sackett (1848 -1/11/1907). I believe when he spoke of leaving home, he went to serve in the Civil War from 1864 - 1871. Later in life he went into the U.S. Natl Home for Disabled Solders in 1904 in IL where he died and was buried. Census records show he worked in MA but lived in Brooklyn. The Sacketts of America list the parents as George H. (1814 - 1856) and Sophia M. (1826 - ). Other children are Lewis L.; William Daw; Marietta and Keziah.
- [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 6 Nov 2018.
Patriot (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Wednesday, Nov 22, 1882, Page: 1
The Pardon Board
. . .
Applications for Rehearings
John. M. Sackett, aggravated assault and battery. Allegheny County: September 10, 1880. Sentenced to pay a fine of $1,000 and three years in Western Penitentiary from October 1, 1881. Granted.