Clarissa "Clara" Sackett

(1847-1925)
FatherJohn Dempster Sackett (1822-1893)
MotherClarissa Searl
Clarissa "Clara" Sackett, daughter of John Dempster Sackett and Clarissa Searl, was born in Norwich, New London County, ConnecticutG, on 11 February 1847.1 She died aged 77 in the Odd Fellows Home, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IowaG, on 12 January 19252,3 and was buried at Elmwood St Joseph Cemetery, Mason CityG.4 She married in about 1868, Rev Otis S Davis, son of Thomas Davis and Martha Wilder Stearns.5 Otis was born in VermontG, on 9 August 1845.4,5 He died aged 83 on 12 September 1928 and was buried at Elmwood St Joseph Cemetery, Mason CityG.4
     In 1855 Clarissa was living in Mexico, Oswego County, New York StateG, in the household of her father John and stepmother Sylvia, and was recorded in the census as Clarissa M Sackett, aged eight and born in Massachusetts.6
     In 1860 she was living in Boston, Ionia County, MichiganG, in the household of her father John and stepmother Sylvia, and was recorded as Clarissa Sackett, aged 13 and born in Connecticut.7
     In 1870 she was living in Linn Township, Walworth County, WisconsinG, in the household of her husband Otis, 25, a farmer, and was recorded as Clara Davis, aged 22 and born in Michigan.8
     In 1880 she was living in Rush, Jo Daviess County, IllinoisG, in the household of her husband Otis, 33, a minister, and was recorded as Clarria Davis, aged 32. Living with them were their children, Thomas, 9, and Lewis, aged five.9
     In 1893, Clara inherited $1,225 from the estate of her father John after reaching a settlement with John's widow Lucinda, administrator of his estate and his third wife, who inherited a majority of the assets.10
     In 1900 she was living in Little Grant Township, Grant County, WisconsinG, in the household of her husband Otis, 54, a minister, and was recorded as Clara A Davis, aged 53 and born in Connecticut. Living with them was their daughter Mary, aged 15.11
     In 1910 she was living in Pleasant, Hardin County, IowaG, in the household of her husband Otis, 64, a preacher, and was recorded as Clara Davis, aged 63.12

Children of Clarissa "Clara" Sackett and Rev Otis S Davis

Sackett Family Association descendants
Diane Lanctot.
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
Reference9Q.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Death record.
  2. Email from Diane Lanctot to Sackett List.
  3. "Iowa, Death Records, 1920–1940", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Davis, Clara Ann, d. IOOF Home, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IA, 12 Jan 1925, wife of O S Davis, b. Norwich, CT, 11 Feb 1847, age 77-11-1, housewife, father unk, mother unk, informant A W Stubbs, Mason City, cause carcinoma of liver, bur. Elmwood Cemetery, Jan 1925."
  4. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  5. Census.
  6. 1855 New York state census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), 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.
  7. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), 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.
  8. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll M593_1741, p. 180B, image 364FHL film 553240
    Linn Township, Walworth County, Wisconsin, 6 Jun 1870
    Davis, Otis, 25, farmer, personal estate $300, b. VT
    Davis, Clara, 22, keeping house, b. MI.
  9. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll: 217; Family History Film: 1254217; Page: 377D; Enumeration District: 061; Image: 0136
    Rush, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, 22 Jun 1880
    Davis, O S, 33, minister, b. VT
    Davis, Clarria, 32, wife, keeping house, b. Canada [sic], father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Davis, Thomas D, 9, son, b. WI, father b. VT, mother b. CT [sic]
    Davis, Lewis O, 5, son, b. WI, father b. VT, mother b. CT. [sic]
  10. "Michigan, Wills and Probate Records, 1784–1980", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), John D Sackett, Probate Court, Ionia, Michigan, 1893.
  11. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll 1790, p. 4B, Enumeration District 42, FHL microfilm 1241790
    Little Grant Township, Grant, Wisconsin, 20 Jun 1900
    Davis, Otis S, head, b. Aug 1845, 54, m. 32y, b. VT, father b. VT, mother b. VT, minister, house rented
    Davis, Clara A, wife, b. Feb 1847, 53, m. 32y, b. CT, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Davis, Mary E, dau, b. Nov 1884, 15, b. WI, father b. VT, mother b. CT, at school.
  12. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Roll: T624_404; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0179; FHL microfilm: 1374417
    Pleasant, Hardin County, Iowa, 6/9 May 1910
    Davis, Otis, head, 64, m. 40y, b. VT, father b. VT, mother b. VT, preacher, Evangelist
    Davis, Clara, wife, 63, m. 40y, 4 ch, 3 living, b. KY (MA crossed out), father b. NY mother b. NY.
Last Edited7 May 2017