Isaac Sackett

FatherZavan Sacket Sr (1751-1840)
MotherAbigail Bills (c 1759-1842)
Marriage1833Mercy Mansfield1
Isaac Sackett, farmer, son of Zavan Sacket Sr and Abigail Bills, was born in MassachusettsG on 26 February 1783.1,2 He died aged 86 in Wayne, Ashtabula County, OhioG, on 29 March 18691,3 and was buried at Center Cemetery, WayneG.4,5 He married in 1833, Mercy Mansfield.1 Mercy was born in VermontG on 3 March 1794.1,2,6 She died aged 94 in WayneG on 26 March 18886,7 and was buried at Center CemeteryG.4
     Isaac removed from Massachusetts to Mead, Pennsylvania, either with his father and brother Rolin in the late 1810s or with others of his siblings in the 1820s.
     Isaac was listed in the 1830 census as a householder in Mead, Crawford County, PennsylvaniaG.8
     Isaac moved farther west again in the 1830s and in 1840 he was a householder in Andover, Ashtabula County, OhioG.9
     In 1850 Isaac was living in Orwell, Ashtabula CountyG, and was recorded in the census as Isaac Sacket, a farmer, aged 66 and born in Massachusetts. Living with him were his wife Mercy, 56, and their children, Zaven, 16, Isaac, 13, and Caroline, aged nine.10
     In 1860 he was living in OrwellG and was recorded as I Sackett, a farmer, aged 77. Living with him were his wife Mercy, 66, and their daughter Mary, 18, with her husband John Sage, and their one-year-old daughter Carrie.11
     Isaac made his will in WayneG on 28 September 1868. He left the use of his real estate to his son Zavan during the lifetime of Isaac's widow (unnamed in the will), subject to her maintenance. After her death, the estate was to go to Zavan's son Charles.
     In 1870 Isaac's widow Mercy, aged 76, was living in WayneG, with her son Zaven and his family.12 She was also recorded there in 1880, aged 86.13
Abstract of Will of Isaac Sackett of Wayne Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.
Date: 29 Sep 1868.
Proved: Probate Court, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, 21 Aug 1869.
Wife, household goods.
Son Zavan, use of real estate during lifetime of wife subject to her maintenance, then to grandson Charles S Sacket.
Executor: son Zavan.
Witnesses: Daniel L Pellett, J M Pellett, Anderson Beaty, all of Wayne.
Isaac Sackett (1783–1869), Center Cemetery, Wayne, Ohio
(Src: Find A Grave, Anon)

Children of Isaac Sackett and Mercy Mansfield

578. Isaac Sackett, 1783–1863, of Westfield, Mass., Meadville, Pa., and Wayne, Ohio, son of (184) Zaven and Abigail Bills Sackett, was married, in 1833, to Mercy Mansfield, 1794–1888.
12500. Zaven Sackett, b. Mar. 25, 1834, d. Feb. 13, 1893; m. Mary A. Palmer.
12501. Isaac Sackett, Jr., b. July 21, 1837, d. June 29, 1863.
12502. Mary C. Sackett, b. Oct. 8, 1841; m. 1st, John M. Sage.

Obituary of Mrs. Mercy Sacket
Died at the residence of her son, Zavan Sacket, in Wayne, Ohio, March 26th, 1888, Mrs.Mercy Sacket, at the advanced age of 94 years and 23 days.
     "Mr. Editor, I cannot refrain from asking of you the privilege of occupying a little space in the crowded columns of your paper, to write as briefly as I can, some things in memory of the long and useful life of this esteemed Christian friend. She was a dear good aunt and in the long ago she lived in this neighborhood and was married by Justin Dewey, Esq. to Isaac Sacket, her second husband, a brother of Rolin Sacket, Zavan Sacket, James Sacket, Joseph Sacket and my father, Jabez B. Sacket. As intimated, at the time of this last marriage she was a widow and had one daughter, whose name was Laura Butterfield, respected and beloved by all who knew her. From here the family moved into Ohio and resided for some time in Orwell, and then moved to Wayne township and there she has lived for the last 40 years. Her husband died March 29th 1869, aged 86. By this marriage she had two sons and one daughter. Zavan, the oldest, lives on the homestead, is married, with children around him. Isaac, the second son, was killed at the battle of Bull Run; and Coralin is the wife of J.W. Covert, a well-to-do farmer, residing in Orwell, Ohio.
     "At the age of 20 this cherished friend was hopefully brought into the fold and family of Christ, and every day since that happy change, she exemplified the religion of Jesus by her devoted faithfulness in his service. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 74 years, and truly it may be said that in death her children have lost a precious mother, and her connections a true friend, and that a mother in Israel has fallen to sleep. E.B.R.S. Mead, May 25th, 1888."

Meadville Early Tribune Republican, 30 May 188814

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "578. Isaac Sacket, b. Feb. 26, 1783, d. Mar. 29, 1863; m. Mercy Mansfield."
  2. Census.
  3. Edward Sackett, in his obituary of Isaac's wife Mercy, states Isaac's date of death to be 29 Mar 1869.
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. Isaac's gravestone has date of birth 26 Feb 1773. A birth record has not been found but census and other records suggest he was born in 1783. His nephew Edward Sackett, in his obituary of Isaac's wife Mercy, states that Isaac died on 29 Mar 1869 (as inscribed on the gravestone), aged 86.
  6. Gravestone.
  7. Obituary.
  8. 1830 United States census, "Isaac Sacket, Mead, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 1 male 30-39, total 1."
  9. 1840 United States census, "Isaac Sackett, Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 50-59, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 40-49, total 5."
  10. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_659, p. 472
    Orwell, Ashtabula, Ohio, 10 Sep 1850
    Sacket, Isaac, 66, m, farmer, b. MA
    Sacket, Mercy, 56, f, b. VT
    Sacket, Javan M., 16, m, laborer, b. PA
    Sacket, Isaac, 13, m, b. PA
    Sacket, Caroline M., 9, f, b. OH.
  11. 1860 United States Federal Census, Page 147, FHL film 803932
    Orwell, Ashtabula, Ohio, 17 Jul 1860
    Sackett, I, 77, farmer, real estate $750, personal estate $400, b. MA
    Sackett, Mercy, 66, b. VT
    Sage, John, 26, laborer, personal estate $60, b. NY
    Sage, Mary C, 18, b. OH
    Sage, Carrie A, 1, b. OH.
  12. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll: M593_1170; Page: 396B; Family History Library Film: 552669
    Wayne, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 29 Jul 1870
    Sackett, Zaven, 36, farmer, real estate $1,200, personal estate $400, b. PA
    Sackett, Mary A, 39, keeping house, b. NY
    Sackett, Charles S, 10, at school, b. OH
    Sackett, Ida E, 8, at school, b. OH
    Sackett, Henry P, 3, at home, b. OH
    Sackett, Mercy, 76, at home, b. VT.
  13. 1880 United States Federal Census, NA T9-0992/621A (TEK/CRS)
    Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio
    Zavan Sackett, head, married, 46, b. PA, farmer, father b. MA, mother b. VT
    Mary An Sackett, wife, 49, b. NY, keeping house, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Charles S. Sackett, son, single, 20, b. OH, farmer, father b. PA, mother b. NY
    Ida E. Sackett, dau, single, 18, b. OH, teacher day school, father b. PA, mother b. NY
    Henry P. Sackett, son, 12, b. OH, at school, father b. PA, mother b. NY
    Mercy Sackett, mother-in-law, 86, infirm, b. VT, father b. CT, mother b. MA
    Joseph Sackett, uncle, 80, infirm, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    [Mercy, although recorded as mother-in-law, would have been Zavan's mother, Mercy (Mansfield) Sackett].
  14. Email from Dianne Cobb to Sackett List, Jun 2003.
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