John Dempster Sackett

(1822-1893)
FatherSamuel Sacket (1790-1846)
MotherSarah Wright (1791-1862)
John Dempster Sackett, son of Samuel Sacket and Sarah Wright, was born in Lewis County, New York StateG, on 22 November 1822.1,2,3 He died aged 70 in Ionia County, MichiganG, on 12 May 18934 and was buried at Saranac Cemetery, Ionia County, MichiganG.2 He married first in Lowville, Lewis County, New York StateG, on 25 December 1845, Clarissa Searl.5 He married second in Fayetteville, Onondaga County, New York StateG, in 1852, Sylvia A Wheelock.1 Sylvia was born in Jefferson County, New York StateG, on 26 April 1821.3,6 She died aged 52 on 14 August 1873 and was buried at Saranac CemeteryG.2 He married third Lucinda B Arthur, daughter of William Arthur and Mary Bostwick.3 Lucinda was born in New York StateG, on 20 October 1838.3,7 She died aged 88 at the Ionia County Home, Berlin, Ionia County, MichiganG, on 20 December 1926 and was buried at Saranac CemeteryG.8
     In 1855 John was living in Mexico, Oswego County, New York StateG, and was recorded in the census as John D Sackett, a pedlar, aged 33 and born in Lewis County. Living with him were his second wife, Sylvia, 33, John's daughter Clarissa, 8, and John's widowed mother Sarah, 64.9
     In 1860 he was living in Boston, Ionia County, MichiganG, and was recorded as John D Sackett, a clerk, aged 32 [actually 37] and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Sylvia, 33 [actually 39], John's daughter Clarissa, 13, and John's mother Sarah, 61 [actually 68].10
     John registered for the Civil War draft in MichiganG in June 1863 or July 1863. He was a laborer of Boston, Michigan, aged 40 and was registered lame.11
     In 1870 he was living in Saranac, Ionia County, MichiganG, and was recorded as John D Sacket, a speculator, aged 41 [actually 47]. Living with him were his wife, 42 [actually 49], and their daughter Dolly, aged six.12
     In 1880 he was living in Saranac, Ionia County, MichiganG, and was recorded as John D Sackett, a dealer in agriculture implements, head of household, married, aged 50 [actually 57]. Living with him were his third wife Lucinda, 40, and Lucinda's widowed mother, Mary Arthur, 67.13
     John died intestate. Administration of his estate was granted in 1893 by the Probate Court, Ionia County, to his widow, Lucinda B Sackett. She and John's daughter, Clara A Davis, then living in Wisconsin, were the sole heirs. They agreed between them that Clara should receive $1,225, with Lucinda receiving the balance of estate of some $3,000, including John and Lucinda's homestead in Saranac.14
     In 1900 John's widow Lucinda, aged 61, was living at Boston, Ionia County, MichiganG. Her widowed mother Mary, 88, was living with her.15
John D Sackett (1822–1893), Saranac Cemetery, Saranac, Michigan
(Src: Find A Grave, Laura Plummer Ranville)
Sylvia A Sackett (1821–1873), Saranac Cemetery, Saranac, Michigan
(Src: Find A Grave, Laura Plummer Ranville)

Child of John Dempster Sackett and Clarissa Searl

Child of John Dempster Sackett and Sylvia A Wheelock

Sackett Family Association descendants
Diane Lanctot.
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Thurmon King's database, 34283 John Dempster Sackett.
  2. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  3. Census.
  4. "Michigan Deaths & Burials Index 1867–1995", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, John D, d. Ionia County, Michigan, 12 May 1893, age 70, merchant, married, b. NY, father Samuel Sackett, mother Polly Sackett."
  5. "Marriage and death dates from the Black River Gazette of 1831–32 and the Northern Journal of 1838–45, 1847–53, 1855–59", Lowville, Lewis County, New York, digital image, Ancestry.com, "25 Dec 1845, Sackett, John Dempster, and Clarissa Searl, both of Copenhagen."
  6. Gravestone.
  7. Death record.
  8. "Michigan Death Certificates 1867–1909", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Lucinda B, d. Ionia Co Home, Berlin, Ionia County, MI, 20 Dec 1926, widowed, housewife, b. NY, 20 Oct 1838, age 88-2-0, father William Arthur b. NY, mother Mary Bostwick b. NY, informant Chas Gates, Ionia, cause fall, fracture surg. neck, bur. Saranac, 23 Dec 1926."
  9. 1855 New York state census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Mexico, Oswego County, New York, 28 Jun 1855
    Frame house $800
    Sackett, John D, 33, b. Lewis County, pedlar
    Sackett, Sylvia A, 33, wife, b. Jefferson County, milliner
    Sackett, Clarissa M, 8, child, b. MA
    Sackett, Sarah, 64, mother, b. CT, wid
    Family lived in Mexico town 2 years.
  10. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_546; Page: 820; Family History Library Film: 803546
    Boston, Ionia County, Michigan, 4 Aug 1860
    Sackett, John D, 32, clerk, personal estate $200, b. NY
    Sackett, Sylvia, 33, b. NY
    Sackett, Clarissa, 13, b. CT
    Sackett, Sarah, 61, b. MA.
  11. "US Civil War draft registrations records 1863–1865", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, John D, of Boston, 40, laborer, b. New York, enumerated June/July 1863, 4th district,     Michigan, white, class II, remarks: lame."
  12. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_676; Page: 378A; Image: 85163; Family History Library Film: 552175
    Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan, 25 Jul 1870
    Sacket, John D, 41, speculator, real estate $2,500, personal estate $500, b. NY
    Sacket, Sylvia, 42, keeping house, b. NY
    Sacket, Dolly, 6, b. MI
    Murna?, Mary, 60, without occupation, b. NY.
  13. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, FHL 1254584 NA T9-0584/271B
    Saranac, Ionia, Michigan, 1 Jun 1880
    Sackett, John D, head, married, 50, b. NY, dealer in agriculture implements, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sackett, Lucinda B, wife, 40, b. NY, house keeping, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Arthur, Mary B, mother-in-law, widow, 67, b. NY, housework, father b. ---, mother b. ---.
  14. "Michigan, Wills and Probate Records, 1784–1980", digital image, Ancestry.com, John D Sackett, Probate Court, Ionia, Michigan, 1893.
  15. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 717; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 1240717
    Boston, Ionia County, Michigan, 9 Jun 1900
    Sackett, Lucinda, head, b. Oct 1838, 61, wid, no ch, b. NY, father b. PA, mother b. NY, capitalist
    Arthur, Mary B, mother, b. Oct 1811, 88, wid, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY.
Last Edited9 May 2017