Richard Johnson Sackett

FatherIsaac Sackett (1798-1881)
MotherMary Johnson (1805-1869)
Marriage1855, Latona, IllinoisGMatilda Tombs1
Richard Johnson Sackett, son of Isaac Sackett and Mary Johnson, was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York StateG, on 10 October 1838.1 He died aged 40 on 2 February 1879.1 He married in Latona, IllinoisG, on 1 May 1855, Matilda Tombs, daughter of Robert Tombs and Jane Small.1 Matilda was born in IrelandG in 18331,2 and died in 1902.1
     In 1850 Richard was living in Laona, Winnebago County, IllinoisG, in the household of his parents Isaac and Mary, and was recorded in the census as Richard S? Sackett, aged twelve and born in New York.3
[Richard] was born at Brooklyn, N. Y., but spent the greater part of his adult life in the state of Ohio. For several years he resided at Chicago and followed the occupation of traveling salesman. At one time he made a trip to Pike's Peak in an unsuccessful search for gold, but the last ten years of his life were spent on a farm at Latona, Ill.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Richard Johnson Sackett and Matilda Tombs

  • Fred J Sackett b. 3 May 1860, d. 9 Nov 1929
  • Matilda Sackett b. 2 Jul 1864
  • Mary Jane Sackett b. 6 Apr 1869, d. 17 Aug 1869
  • Louise Sackett b. 13 Jul 1874

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "3250. Richard J. Sackett, b. Oct. 10, 1838, d. Feb. 2, 1879; m. Matilda Tombs."
  2. Place of birth from son Fred J Sackett's death certificate.
  3. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_134, p. 325
    Laona, Winnebago, Illinois
    Sackett, Isaac, 53, m, farmer, b. MA
    Sackett, Mary, 44, f, b. RI
    Sackett, Caroline, 19, f, b. RI
    Sackett, Richard S?, 12, m, b. NY
    Sackett, Almeny R., 9, f, b. IN.
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
5th great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited18 Jan 2013

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