James K Sackett

(1840-1923)
FatherChauncey Sackett (1808-1866)
MotherSusan Kennedy
James K Sackett, son of Chauncey Sackett and Susan Kennedy, was born in Branch County, MichiganG, in December 1840.1,2 He died aged 82 at the Michigan Soldiers Home, Grand Rapids, Kent County, MichiganG, on 19 February 1923 and was buried at the Soldiers Home Cemetery, Grand RapidsG, on 21 February 1923.3 He married on 2 November 1865, Elizabeth R Robinson, daughter of Peters Robinson and Mary A Calkins.4 Elizabeth was born in North Hampton, Clark County, OhioG, on 23 May 1846.2,5,4 She died aged 76 in Haigler, Dundy County, NebraskaG, on 8 May 1923 and was buried at Haigler CemeteryG.5
     In 1850 James was living in Batavia, Branch County, MichiganG, in the household of his father Chauncey and stepmother Samantha, and was recorded in the census as James Sackett, aged nine and born in Michigan.6
     In 1860 he was living in Sherman, St Joseph County, MichiganG, in the household of A C Vanvlest, 45, a farmer, and his wife Belinda, 42, and was recorded as James Sacket, a laborer, aged 19.7
     James, then of Sturgis, St Joseph County, MichiganG, served the Union during the American Civil War, enlisting at Sturgis on 8 August 1862. He served in Company E, Michigan 19th Infantry Regiment and was mustered out at Washington, DC, on 10 June 1865. He spent 30 days as a prisoner of war in the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia.8,9
     In 1870 he was living in Batavia, Branch County, MichiganG, and was recorded as James K Sackett, a farmer, aged 29. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth, 24, and their children, Lewis, 4, Calvin, 2, and Madison, aged six months.10
     In 1880 he was living in BataviaG, and was recorded as James K Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 39. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth, 34, their children, Lewis, 13, James, 12, Madison, 10, Frank, 6, Abram, 4, and Milton, aged ten months, and their adopted daughter Hattie Rosenbrook, aged 13.11
     James moved sometime before 1889 to Cheyenne County, KansasG where he was assessed for a Civil War veteran's pension.9
     In 1900 he was living in Eureka, Cheyenne County, KansasG, and was recorded as James Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 59. He owned his farm free of mortgage. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth, 54, and their unmarried children, Carl, 24, Milton, 20, and Henry, aged 17.12
     In 1910 James was living at the Michigan Soldiers Home, Grand Rapids, Kent County, MichiganG, and was recorded in the census as James K Sackett, an orderly, aged 68.13
     James was admitted to the Soldiers Home sometime before 1908 and was listed as an inmate there in the Grand Rapids City Directory each year from then until 1920.14 He was receiving a veteran's pension as an army invalid at least from 1907, the order being varied in 1913 so that half the pension was to be paid to his wife Elizabeth, citing his desertion from 4 July 1901.15
     In 1910 James's wife Elizabeth was living at Haigler, Dundy County, NebraskaG and was recorded as Elizabeth Sackett, a widow [sic] aged 63. She owned her home free of mortgage. Her unmarried son Carl, 36, was living with her.16
     In 1920 Elizabeth was living in HaiglerG and was described as Elizabeth Sackett, head of household, a widow [sic] aged 73. She owned her home free of mortgage. Her unmarried son Carl, 44, was living with her. An entry for her son Henry, 37, also unmarried, was recorded but crossed through on the census return.17
James K Sackett (1840–1923), Michigan Soldiers Home Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
(Src: Find A Grave)
Elizabeth Sackett (1846–1923), Haigler Cemetery, Dundy County, Nebraska
(Src: Find A Grave, Marilyn Birkby)

Children of James K Sackett and Elizabeth R Robinson

ChartsCapt Richard Sackett descendant chart
Reference9Q.9

 Notes & Citations

  1. Thurmon King's database, 21089 James Sackett.
  2. Census.
  3. "Michigan Death Certificates 1867–1909", digital image, Ancestry.com, "19 Feb 1923, James K Sackett, at Mich Soldiers Home, Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI, married, age 82-2-3, b. MI, 16 Dec 1840, farmer, father Chancey Sackett b. NY, mother Susan Kenedy b. NY, informant Ed Cole, Soldiers Home, cause Epithelioma involving left side of face, bur. Soldiers Home Cem, 21 Feb 1923."
  4. "Morford-Devoe Family Tree", Ancestry.com, citing bible records in compiler's possession.
  5. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  6. 1850 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, Roll M432_347, p. 582
    Batavia, Branch, Michigan
    106/108
    Sackett, Chancy, 41, farmer, b. NY
    Sackett, Samantha, 41, f, b. NY
    Sackett, Benjamin, m, 10, m, b. MI
    Sackett, James, 9, m, b. MI
    Sackett, Lewis, 8, m, b. MI
    Sackett, Francis E., 6, m, b. MI
    Sackett, Rochambeau, 4, m, b. MI.
  7. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_561; Page: 162; Image: 168
    Sherman, St Joseph County, Michigan
    Sacket, James, 19, laborer, b. MI
    [In household of A C Vanvlest, 45, farmer, & Belinda A Vanvlest, 42, & 5 ch.].
  8. "US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861–1865", database, Ancestry.com, James K Sackett, of Sturgis, Michigan, Union, enlisted at Sturgis, 8 Aug 1862, aged 21, enlisted in Company E, Michigan 19th Infantry regiment on 5 Sep 1862. Mustered out 10 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
  9. "Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889", digital image, Ancestry.com, James K Sackett, Corporal, Company E, Regiment 19, Michigan, Infantry, Volunteer. Prisoner of war in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA, 30 days. Slight deafness in both ears. Partial loss of speech. Testicle shrunken away from the effects of mumps. Pension $15 p.m. GAR member. Address Haigler, Dundy Co, Nebr. Assessed Cheyenne Co, Kansas, 14 Mar 1889.
  10. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Image 325486
    Batavia, Branch County, Michigan, 2 Aug 1870
    Sackett, James K, 29, farmer, real estate $8,000, personal estate $800, b. MI
    Sackett, Elizabeth, 24, keeping house, b. OH
    Sackett, Lewis T, 4, b. MI
    Sackett, Calvin J, 2, b. MI
    Sackett, Madison G, 6/12, b. MI.
  11. 1880 US census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1254573 NA T9-0573/462A (TEK)
    Batavia, Branch, Michigan
    James K Sackett, head, married, 39, b. MI, farmer, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, 34, b. OH, keeping house, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Lewis T Sackett, son, 13, b. MI, at school, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    James C Sackett, son, 12, b. MI, at school, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Madison G Sackett, son, 10, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Frank E Sackett, son, 6, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Abram C Sackett, son, 4, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Milton B Sackett, son, 10 months, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Hattie Rosenbrook, adopted dau, 13, b. NY, at school, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
  12. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 474; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1240474
    Eureka, Cheyenne County, Kansas, 11 Jun 1900
    Sackett, James, head, b. Dec 1840, 59, m. 35y, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, farmer, farm owned freehold
    Sackett, Elizabeth, wife, b. May 1846, 54, m. 35y, 7 ch, 6 living, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Carl, son, b. Jun 1875, 24, single, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Milton B, son, b. Aug 1879, 20, single, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH
    Sackett, Henry C, son, b. Sep 1882, 17, single, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH.
  13. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Michigan Soldiers Home, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
    Sackett, James K, servant, 68, m. 45y, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, orderly, Soldiers Home.
  14. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Grand Rapids City Directories, Michigan, 1908 to 1920, Sackett, James K, inmate Soldiers' Home."
  15. "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payments Cards, 1907–1933", digital image, FamilySearch, Sackett, James K, army invalid, service Pvt & Corp, E 19 Mich Inf, disability slight deafness of both ears ... increasing to total deafness of left ear & slight of rt. Issues: rate $20 from 10 Dec 1907, $24 from 31 May 1912, one-half suspended Bureau order of 15 May 1913, $30 from 16 Dec 1915, $40 from 10 Jun 1918, $50 from 1 May 1920, $72 from 18 Mar 1921. Remarks: Pay ½ to wife Elizabeth R Sackett a/c desertion fr 4 Jul 1901, Comm's letter 16 Oct 1913. Died 19 Feb 1923; Bureau notified 14 Mar 1923. Grand Rapids Sol Home.
  16. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_842; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0050; FHL microfilm: 1374855
    Haigler, Dundy County, Nebraska, 26-28 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Elizabeth, head, 63, wid, 7 ch, 6 living, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY, private boarding, boarding house, own account, home owned free of mortgage
    Sackett, Carl, son, 36, single, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH, laborer, boarding house.
  17. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_991; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 52; Image: 82
    Haigler, Dundy County, Nebraska, 3 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Elizabeth, head, home owned free of mortgage, 73, wid, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sackett, Henry C, son, 37, single, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH, farmer [entry for Henry struck through]
    Sackett, Carl A, son, 44, single, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH, farmer gardener.
Last Edited31 January 2017