Samuel S Sackett

(1842-1932)
Samuel S Sackett was born in IndianaG on 4 March 1842.1 He died aged 90 in Harrison, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaG, on 13 March 1932 and was buried at Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, Allegheny CountyG, on 16 March 1932.2,3 He married first in about 1865, Rebecca Green, daughter of Robert Green and Eliza Smith. Rebecca was born in Sewickley, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaG, on 4 March 1845.4,5 She died there aged 53 on 11 March 1898 and was buried at Sewickley CemeteryG.3 Samuel and Rebecca were presumably divorced by about 1890 when he married second Sarah Hodson , daughter of William Hodson and Annie Walton.4 Sarah was born in EnglandG on 16 July 1866.6,4 She died aged 43 at Cherry Street, Brackenridge, Allegheny CountyG, on 27 February 1910 and was buried at Prospect Cemetery, BrackenridgeG.7
     Samuel S Sackett's parents have not been identified, and his origins remain a mystery. His son Leroy was unable to name Samuel's parents for his death certificate. Census records for him before 1880 have not been found. Records that have been found are somewhat contradictory, and the fact of two marriages with apparently overlapping dates suggests the possibility that there were two men, not one. However, the likelihood of there having been two Samuel S Sacketts of similar age in the same area seems remote—and there would then be two mysteries.
     Samuel served from 1861 to 1864 in the Union army during the American Civil War as a corporal in the 24th Ohio Infantry Regiment. He received a disability pension from 1887 for an eye condition.8,9,10
     In 1870 Rebecca was living in Sewickley, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaG, in the household of her mother Eliza Green. She was recorded as Rebecca Green, aged 25 and born in Pennsylvania. Her children were not listed in this household.11
     In 1880 Rebecca was living at Beaver Street, Sewickley, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaG, in the household of her widowed mother Eliza Green. She was recorded as Rebeka Sacket, a seamstress, married, aged 32 and born in Pennsylvania. Her children, Lida, 13, and Harry, aged 12, were living with her.12
     A family comprising husband Samuel Sackett, 29, his wife Rebecca, 28, and children, Lida, 9, and Jerry, aged 8, is also found in the 1880 census records for Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaG. Although the ages are off by some years and the son is named Jerry, not Harry, no other records have been found that would match this family. It would seem likely that this family was reported by Samuel, who was living in Pittsburgh, while his wife and children were living or staying in Sewickley with Rebecca's mother.13
     Samuel was listed in the Pittsburgh City Directory from 1869. He was at first the proprietor of a saloon or eating house, and from 1878 was an electrician. Listings for him in Pittsburgh are found up to 1891. In 1898 Rebecca was listed as a widow, living at 326 Centennial Avenue.14
     In 1900 Samuel was living at Fifth Avenue, Arnold, Westmoreland County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded in the census as Samuel S Sackett, head of household, aged 61. He gave his occupation as "billiards and pool". He rented his home. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 33, and their children, Earl, 6, Leroy, 4, and Madalene, aged one month.15
     In 1910 he was living at Cherry Street, Brackenridge, Allegheny CountyG, and was recorded as Samuel S Sackett, proprietor of a pool room, head of household, a widower, aged 71. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his children, William, 16, Leroy, 13, Madaline, 10, and Mabel, aged seven.16
     Samuel was listed in the New Kensington City Directory in 1911 and 1915. He was the proprietor of a pool/billiards hall. He was living at 106 Cherry Street in 1915, with his children, William, Leroy, Madeline, and presumably Mabel.17
     In 1920 he was living at Cherry Street, BrackenridgeG, and was recorded as S S Sackett, a pool room proprietor, a widower, aged 80. He owned his home. Living with him were his son Earl, 26, and daughter Florence, aged 17.18
     In 1930 he was living at Linden Avenue, Harrison, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaG, and was recorded as Samuel S Sackett, head of household, a widower, aged 91. He owned his home. His unmarried son William, 36, was living with him.19
Samuel S Sackett (1842–1932), Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
(Src: Find A Grave)
Rebecca (Green) Sackett (1845–1898), Sewickley Cemetery, Pennsylvania
(Src: Find A Grave, JBGF)
Sarah (Hodson) Sackett (1866–1910), Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge, Pennsylvania
(Src: Find A Grave)

Children of Samuel S Sackett and Rebecca Green

Children of Samuel S Sackett and Sarah Hodson

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 Notes & Citations

  1. 1900 census has Nov 1839, which matches age 71 on 1910 census. Death certificate (informant son Leroy) and gravestone have 4 Mar 1842.
  2. "Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906–1966", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Samuel S, d. Harrison, Allegheny County, PA, 13 Mar 1932, res. 1123 Linden St, Natrona Heights, widower, retired, b. Indiana, 4 Mar 1842, 90-0-9, father Sackett, mother unk, informant Leroy S Sackett, 1123 Linden St, cause acute influenza, bur. Mt Airy, 16 Mar 1932."
  3. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  4. Census.
  5. Gravestone.
  6. Death record.
  7. "Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906–1966", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Sarah, d. Cherry Street, Brackenridge, Allegheny County, PA, 27 Feb 1910, married, b. England, 16 Jul 1867, 42-7-11, housewife, father Wm Hodson b. England, mother Annie Walton b. England, informant S S Sackett, Brackenridge, cause tuberculosis of lungs, bur. Prospect, 28 Feb 1910." [Gravestone and census have b. 1866]
  8. "Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777–1999", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Allegheny County. Sackett, Samuel S, [b. blank], [d. blank], veteran of Civil War, Army, [service blank], Company F 24th Ohio Infantry, rank Private, cemetery Mt Airy, Harrison Twp, Rt 28, section B, lot 135, grave 1-NE, county headstone, info from J M Laing 2-19-35."
  9. "US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861–1865", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Samuel S, Private, enlisted Company F, Ohio 24th Infantry Regiment, 11 Jun 1861, aged 20, promoted to full Corporal [sic], promoted to Full Private on 11 Sep 1861 [sic], mustered out 17 Jun 1864."
  10. "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payments Cards, 1907–1933", digital image, FamilySearch, "Sackett, Samuel S, army invalid, Corp, F 24 O Inf; disability Dis. eyes; rate 24, 2 Mar 1887; rate 25, 1 Jun 1912; rate 30, 4 Mar 1916; rate 40, 10 Jun 1918; rate 50, 1 May 1920; home Tarentum, PA, transferred from Pittsburgh."
  11. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_1299; Page: 382A; Family History Library Film: 552798
    Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 15 Jun 1870
    Green, Eliza, 50, house keeper, b. PA
    Green, Mary, 28, house keeper, b. PA
    Green, Rebecca, 25, house keeper, b. PA
    Green, Margaret, 20, house keeper, b. PA
    Green, Annie, 18, house keeper, b. PA
    Fitzsimmons, F, 5, b. PA.
  12. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, FHL 1255088 NA T9-1088/426C
    Beaver Street, Sewickley, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 5 Jun 1880
    Eliza Green, head, widow, 58, b. PA, keeping house, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Margt. Green, dau, single, 28, b. PA, home, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Mary Lynch, dau, married, 35, b. PA, seamstress, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Rebeka Sacket, dau, married, 32, b. PA, seamstress, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Frank Fitzimons, gson, 14, b. PA, home, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Lida Sacket, gdau, 13, b. PA, home, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Harry Sacket, gson, 12, b. PA, home, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  13. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, FHL 1255091 NA T9-1091/14C
    Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Samuel Sackett, head, married, 29, b. OH, laborer, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Rebecca Sackett, wife, 28, b. PA, keeping house, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Lida Sackett, dau, 9, b. PA, school, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Jerry Sackett, son, 8, b. PA, school, father b. OH, mother b. PA
    Abraham Thayer, other, single, 46, b. PA, painter, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  14. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Pittsburgh City Directory, 1869, "Sackett Samuel, restaurant, 167 Wood, h Jail ay [sic]."; 1872, "Sackett Samuel, saloon, 1 Wood."; 1877, "Sackett Samuel S, eating house, 60 Fourth av."; 1878, "Sackett Saml S, electrician, 54 Fourth av."; 1881, "Sackett Saml S, electrician, 113 Smithfield."; 1887, 1888, "Sackett Saml S, electrician, 510 Smithfield."; 1890, "Sackett Saml S, electric battery, 510 Smithfield."; 1891, "Sackett Saml, electrician, 510 Smithfield."; 1898, "Sackett Rebecca S, wid Samuel, 326 Centennial av."
  15. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 1496, p. 6B, Enumeration District 78, FHL microfilm 1241496
    Fifth Avenue, Arnold Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
    Sackett, Samuel S, head, b. Nov 1839, 61, m. 10y, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. NY, occ. billiards and pool, home rented
    Sackett, Sarah, wife, b. Jul 1866, 33, m. 10y, 4 ch, 3 living, b. England, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng, immigrated 1887, 13y in US
    Sackett, Earl W, son, b. Jan 1894, 6, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Leroy S, son, b. Apr 1896, 4, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Madalene L, dau, b. Apr 1900, 1/12, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. Eng.
  16. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T624_1292; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 1375305
    Cherry Street, Brackenridge, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 22 Apr 1910
    Sackett, Samuel S, head, 71, wid, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. IN, pool room, own account, home owned on mortgage
    Sackett, William E, son, 16, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. England
    Sackett, Leroy S, son, 13, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. England
    Sackett, Madaline, dau, 10, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. England
    Sackett, Mabel G, dau, 7, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. England.
  17. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, New Kensington City Directory, 1911, "Sackett Samuel S, pool Cherry nr Brackenridge av, h same."; 1915, Sackett Samuel S, billiards 106 Cherry, h same."
  18. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_1510; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 21
    Cherry Street, Brackenridge, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 5 Jan 1920
    Sackett, S S, head, home owned, 80, wid, b. IN, father b. unk, mother b. unk, pool room, own place
    Sackett, Earl W, son, 26, single, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. England, mill worker, Allegheny W
    Sackett, Florence I, dau, 17, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. England, house work, private family.
  19. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Page: 27A; Enumeration District: 0622; FHL microfilm: 2341698
    Linden Avenue, Harrison, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 6 May 1930
    Sackett, Samuel S, head, home owned $6,000, 91, wid, b. IN, father b. unk, mother b. unk
    Sackett, William E, son, 36, single, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. England, occ. none.
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