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The Sacketts of America

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great annoyance occasioned by suits at law brought by persons claiming title to his estate, or the greater part of it, by virtue of grants or patents which it was claimed antedated those held by him.


267. Richard Sackett, b. in 1701, d. in 1772; m. Mary _____.
268. John Sackett.
269. Catherine Sackett, m. Thomas Walcot (handwritten note: "Wolcott")
270. Maria Sackett; m. ________ Dean.
271. Josiah Crego Sackett, m. Miss Douglas.

77.  John Sackett, b. 1__?, d. 17_?, of New Haven, Conn., son of (18) Jonathan Sacket, was married, Nov. 27, 1721 to Hannah Smith.


272. Hannah Sackett, m. Benjamin Richmond.

81.  Joseph Sackett, 1712-17_?, of New Haven, Conn., son of (20) Lieut. Joseph and Hannah Denison Sackett.  By the terms of his will which is recorded in probate office at Paughkeepsie, he bequeaths all of his property in Dutchess County to his son Samuel, who is supposed to have been the first of his line to settle in Dutchess County.


276. Sarah Sackett.
277. Reuben Sackett.
278. Joseph Sackett.
279. Hester Sackett, b. in 1743, d. May 6, 1816.
280. Samuel Sackett, b. in 1747, d. Aug. 20, 1816; m. Thankful Wood.


82.  Thomas Sackett, of Hopewell, N. J., Williamsport, Md., and Cumberland County, Penn., son of (22) Simon Sackett, was married at Hopewell, N. J., to Sarah Haywood, daughter of Zackarias Haywood.


281. Elijah Sackett, b. in 1751, d. in 1837; m. Catherine Gibson.

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282. Azariah Sackett, m. Elizabeth Young.
283. Joseph Sackett.
284. Amos Sackett; m. Polly Phillips.
285. Lavisiona Sackett; m. ________ Flemming.
286. Bathsheba Sackett, m. Joseph Eaton.
287. Sarah Sackett.

85.  Joseph Sackett, 1707-____, of Newtown, L. I., New York City and Orange County, all in the State of New York, son of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married, March 23, 1731, to Millicent Clowes, daughter of Samuel Clowes and his wife Catherine Donne.  He was by profession a lawyer.  Previous to or immediately after the date of his marriage he became engaged in mercantile business in New York City, to which for several years he gave considerable attention - dividing his time between that and the practice of his profession.  Meantime his father, Judge Joseph Sackett, and his father-in-law, Samuel Clowes, acquired title to several extensive tracts of fertile land in the vacated Capt. John Evans patent, on the west bank of the Hudson River and in the County of Orange, N. Y.  This land they had surveyed and plotted into small farms and village lots, which they disposed of to incoming settlers.  Evidently this lucrative land business on the Hudson possessed for the young lawyer and merchant a controlling attraction, for about the year 1741, he relinquished all interest in his promising mercantile venture to his younger brothers and removed with his family to Orange County.  There, in addition to looking after his father's real estate interests, he soon became engaged in extensive transactions on his own account.  In 1747 he was appointed, by Governor George Clinton, High Sheriff of Orange County, which office he retained by consecutive reappointments through the administrations of Governors Danvers, Osborn, De Lancy, and Sir Charles Hardy, to the year 1757, when he resigned said office, removed his family to Long Island and took up anew the practice of his profession in New York City.

Samuel Clowes, Esq., 1674-1760, the father of Millicent Clowes Sackett, was born in Derbyshire, England.  In receiving his education he was instructed in mathmatics [sic] by Flamestead, for whose use Greenwich Observatory was erected.  He became a lawyer and on reaching New York in 1697 began the practice of his profession,

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and is credited with being the first lawyer to settle on Long Island.  On July 18, 1698, he was married to Catherine Donne (sometimes written Denne).  In 1702 he accompanied Lord Cornbury to Jamaica and was immediately thereafter commissioned Clerk of Queens County, which office he held until 1710, when the pressure of professional business and personal interests impelled him to resign.  He was practical surveyor as well as an able lawyer.  His name appears as attorney in some of the most important suits of that period, and figures more extensively than that of any man of his time in real estate transactions found recorded in early records of Long Island and the Hudson River counties.

Child of Joseph and Millicent Clowes Sackett.

295. Joseph Sackett, b. Feb. 16, 1733, d. July 17, 1799; m. Hannah Alsop.

88.  Hannah Sackett, 1711-1762, daughter of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married at Newtown, L. I., Sept. 5, 1725, to Thomas Whitehead, physician and surgeon, son of Major Daniel Whitehead and his wife Abigail Stephenson. (For records of ancestors of Thomas Whitehead, see No. 7.)


296. Hannah Whitehead, 1728-1772; m. John Moore.
297. Abigail Whitehead, 1740-1821; m. Nov. 21, 1776, Richard Alsop.

90.  John Sackett, 1716-1783, of Newtown, L. I., and Orange County, N. Y., son of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married to Phebe Burling, of Flushing, N. Y.  John Sackett, referred to in an old record as Counselor at Law and Speaker in Court Judiscature, was associated with his father, Judge Joseph, and his brother, Sheriff Joseph, in laying out the village of New Windsor, Orange County, N. Y., and in the ferry and the freighting business they established at that point.  (See also No. 22.)  His name appears in the list of signers of the Revolutionary Pledge, living in the town of New Cornwall in 1775.


298. John Sackett, m. Jane ________.
299. Justus Sackett.

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91.  Deborah Sackett, 1718-1759, daughter of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married, Oct. 28, 1737, to James Stringham, son of Capt. Samuel Stringham, and grandson of Peter Stringham.

Peter Stringham was a resident of Jamaica, L. I., several years prior to 1683, on which date his name is recorded in list of resident taxpayers of that town.

Capt. Samuel Stringham, son of above, was a resident of Flatbush, L. I., and in 1715 was a member of the military company of that town, commanded by Capt. Jonathan Wright.  A few years later he was commissioned Captain of same company, which office he held as late as 1738.

James Stringham, son of Capt. Samuel, was a resident of Flushing, L. I., in 1736.  On July 17 of that year, he was granted a patent for 1,630 acres of land near the present City of Middletown, Orange County, N. Y.  Some three months later he was married to Deborah Sackett, as above stated.  James Stringham's name appears under date of 1738 as a member of a company of Orange County militia known as "The foot company of the precinct of the Highlands," which saw considerable service on the nearby Indian frontier.


300. David Stringham, father of Rear Admiral Stringham, U. S. N.
301. Ann Stringham.

92.  Frances Sackett, 1720-1745, daughter of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married to Colonel Jacob Blackwell, son of Jacob Blackwell, and his wife Mary Hollett, and grandson of Robert Blackwell, and his wife Mary Manningham.

Robert Blackwell, was, prior to 1676, a merchant doing business in Elizabethtown, N. J.  In that year he contracted marriage with Mary Manningham, of Mannings Island in the East River.  After his marriage he established his residence on said island, which took and has since retained his name.  Mr Blackwell also owned and conducted a plantation on the main land of Newtown, opposite said Island.

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Jacob Blackwell was the youngest son of above mentioned Robert.  He resided near Astoria, L. I., and was a man of unusual size, being six feet and two inches in height and weighing over four hundred pounds.  He was married, May 10, 1711, to Mary Hallett, daughter of Capt. William Hallett, and died Aug. 26, 1743, aged 56 years.

Colonel Jacob Blackwell, son of above and husband of Frances Sackett, was a enterprising business man.  Prior to the French and Indian war he held a Captaincy in the Newtown militia and later became Colonel of a Queens County regiment.  On the breaking out of the War of the Revolution he stood prominent among the Whigs, but being forced to flee at the invasion of the British, his large estate was seized and despoiled by the enemy.  Deeming his presence in the Provisional Convention, of which he was a member, to be of little importance, now that Queens County was overrun by foreign troops, he returned to Newtown, trusting to the assurances contained in the proclamation of Lord Howe: but the privations and pecuniary losses which he continued to suffer from the enemy, are believed to have hastened his death, which occurred Oct. 23, 1780, in his 63rd year.  Colonel Blackwell and his first wife Frances Sackett had three


302. Joseph Blackwell; m. Mary Hazard.
303. Robert Blackwell; m. _______ Benezet.
304a. James Blackwell, b. in year 1748, d. in year 1831; m. Elizabeth Hollett.

93.  James Sackett, 1722-1784, of New York City, son of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married, Nov. 2, 1749, to Frances Dekay, granddaughter of Col. Francis Dekay and his wife Christiana Duncan, and great-granddaughter of Jacobus Tunis Dekay and his wife Hildegrand.  James Sackett was a merchant of New York City, and from 1760 to 1765 a member of the New York Chamber of Commerce.


304. Frances Sackett, m. Nov. 2, 1772, William Laight.

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94.  Samuel Sackett, 1724-1780, of Newtown, L. I., New York City, and Jamaica, N. Y., son of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married, June 27, 1764, to Mary Betts.  He was born at Newtown and on reaching his majority engaged in mercantile business in New York City, being associated with his brother James.  When about 40 years of age he retired from business and settled at Jamaica, where he was married, as above stated.  He however, maintained an establishment in New York City, in which he resided for several months of each year as long as he lived.  During the early part of the War of the Revolution, when lead was the most difficult of all warlike materials to procure, it is recorded that the lead window weights were removed from the dwellings of the principal citizens and made into bullets for the use of the Continental Army.  The house of Samuel Sackett is mentioned as one of the number from which a goodly supply of lead was thus secured.

The will of Mr. Sackett is recorded in New York City records.  It begins in this wise:  "I, Samuel Sackett, of Jamaica, in Queens County, on Nassau Island, in the Province of New York, Gentleman."  It was executed a short time before his death.  By it he bequeathed to his wife Mary the use of all of his furniture, plate, horse, chair and negroes.  In case she prefers to reside in New York city instead of Jamaica, it is provided that she have the use of the designated part of his dwelling house on Queen Street. To his oldest son, Samuel, he gave £700, and to his son Augustus £500, in money.  He then empowers his executors to dispose of his estate after his youngest child shall have arrived at the age of 21, "and after the termination of the present unhappy war," and provides that one equal fourth part of the proceeds be given to each of his four children, viz.: his sons Samuel, Richard and Augustus, and his daughter Sophia.  The concluding clause reads: "Lastly I appoint my relation, Capt. Thomas Lawrence, of New York, and Christopher Smith and Gary Ludlow, of Jamaica, my executors."

Mrs. Sackett survived her husband but a little over three and a half years, her death occurring at Jamaica, Apr. 20, 1784.


305. Samuel Sackett, b. Sept. 22, 1765, d. in year 1822; m. Elizabeth Kassam.
306. Richard Sackett, b. July 3, 1767.

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307. Augustus Sackett, b. Nov. 10, 1760, d. Apr. 12, 1827; m. Minerva Camp.
308. Sophia Sackett, b. July 29, 1774; m. Oliver Goodwin.

95.  Thomas Sackett, M. D., 1726-1769, of Newtown, L. I., graduate of Kings (now Columbia) College, New York, son of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married, Sept. 21, 1762, to Phebe Albertus, daughter of Samuel Albertus and his wife Elisabeth Vandervoort.  Dr. Sackett was born and practiced his profession with success for seventeen years at Newtown, L. I., when he removed to and became a resident of Quebec, Canada.  On July 24, 1769, letters of administration were granted to his wife, Phebe Sackett.

Peter Caesar Albertus, a native of Venice, in Italy, came to New Amsterdam with the early settlers and married there, in 1642, Judith Jans Meynie, from Amsterdam in Holland.  They lived for many years on the Heeren Gracht, now Broad Street.  Mr Albertus  also owned a tobacco plantation at the Wallabout, for which he received a patent June 17, 1743.

John Albertus, oldest son of above, married Elisabeth Scudder, daughter of John Scudder, who was born in England in 1619, came to New England in 1635, and settled at Mespot Kills prior to 1660.  He accumulated a large estate and died at English Kills in April, 1691.

Samuel Albertus, son of John and Elisabeth Scudder Albertus, inherited a large share of his father's estate and died Oct. 14, 1752, at an advanced age.

Samuel Albertus, son of Samuel, the grandson of John, was married, June 1, 1724, to Elisabeth Vandervoort, daughter of Paul Vandervoort.  Their daughter Phebe, as stated above, was married to Thomas Sackett.

Only child of Thomas and Phebe Albertus Sackett.

310. Hannah Sackett, m. John Reynolds.

96.  Elisabeth Sackett, 1729-1778, daughter of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married, Oct. 5, 1750, to Jonathan Fish, 1727-1779, son of Capt. Samuel Fish and his wife Agnes

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Berrien.  Jonathan Fish was a merchant of New York City.  (For Fish line, see No. 97.)


311. Sarah Fish, b. in year 1755; m. Terrance Reiley.
312. Nicholas Fish, b. Aug. 23, 1758, d. June 30, 1833; m. Elizabeth Stuyversant.

97.  William Sackett, 1731-1776, son of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married Aug. 31, 1757, to Sarah Fish, daughter of Capt. Samuel Fish and his wife Agnes Berrien.  Mr. Sackett was a lifelong resident of Newtown, and for many years a vestryman in the Episcopal church there.

Jonathan Fish, colonist and founder of the Long Island Fish family, came from England to America previous to 1637, in which year he, with two of his brothers, settled at Sandwich on Cape Cod.  Previous to 1659 he became a resident of Newtown, Long Island.  ther he served for several years as a magistrate, and there he died about the year 1673.

Nathan Fish, son of above named Jonathan, was one of the citizens of Newtown to whom the Conformatory charter was granted by Governor Dongan.  He was a husbandman and died at an advanced age in 1734.

Capt. Samuel Fish, son of above named Nathan, was thrice married and the father of fifteen children.  His first wife, Agnes Barrien, to whom he was married June 21, 1727, was the mother of his daughter Sarah, who married William Sackett.  They had two


313. Samuel Sackett, b. Jan. 29, 1762, d. Oct. 1, 1763.
314. William W. Sackett, b. Aug. 31, 1765, d. July 9, 1833; m. Susan Smith.

98.  Lieut. Samuel Moore, 1711-1788, of Newtown, L. I., son of Benjamin and (24) Anna Sackett Moore, was married previous to 1748, to Sarah Fish, daughter of John Fish and his wife Elisabeth Hallett.


315. Benjamin Moore, b. Oct. 5, 1748, d. Feb. 27, 1816; m. Charity Clark.
316. Jacob Moore, b. in year 1751, d. July 22, 1825; m. Hannah Waters.
317. William Moore, b. Jan 17, 1754, d. Apr. 2, 1824; m.  Jane Fish.[On page 125, Weygant changes the Number for William Moore to No. 316]

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318. Sarah Moore, m. Thomas Barrow.
319. Patience Moore, m. David Titus.
320. Judith Moore, m. Rev. Thomas L. Moore.

100.  Anne Moore, 1715-____, daughter of Benjamin and (24) Anne Sackett Moore, was married to Lieut. Thomas Hallett, son of Joseph Hallett and his wife Lydia Blackwell.

William Hallett, colonist, founder of the Long Island branch of the Hallett family, was born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1616.  He came first to New England.  Previous to 1655 he settled on Long Island, and became the owner of a large estate near Hellgate.  In the fall of that year the Indians destroyed his house and damaged his plantation at Hallett's Grove, and he took up his residence at Flushing.  In 1656 he was appointed High Sheriff, but was, the same year, deposed by Stuyvesant and fined and imprisoned for entertaining Rev. William Wickendon from Rhode Island, allowing him to  preach at his house, and receiving the sacrament of the Lord's Supper from his hands.  He afterwards returned to Hellgate, where he lived to the age of 90 years.

Capt. William Hallett, 1647-1750, son of foregoing, was married to Sarah Woolsey, daughter of George Woolsey, of Jamaica.  He served several years as a Justice of the Peace, and was Captain of a company of malitia.

Joseph Hallett, son of above mentioned Capt. William, and father of Lieut. Thomas Hallett, who married Anne Moore, was married, Dec. 23, 1702, to Lydia Blackwell, daughter of Robert Blackwell, who was for several years a magistrate and highly respected citizen.

Children of Lieut. Thomas Hallett and his wife Anne Moore.

325. Lydia Hallett, b. Jan. 7, 1739; m. Joseph Borroughs.
326. Joseph Hallett, b. Feb. 28, 1740.
327. Benjamin Hallett, b. Aug. 18, 1743.
328. Thomas Hallett, b. Dec. 18, 1745; m. Elizabeth Willett.
329. Mary Hallett, b. Mar. 6, 1751.
330. Hannah Hallett, b. July 30, 1754; m. William Waters.
331. John Hallett, b. Apr. 2, 1757.

114.  Richard Sackett, of Greenwich, Conn., son of [26] Rev. Richard Sackett and his first wife, whose name has not been ascertained, died

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just previous to the year 1768, intestate and without issue.  So far as can now be learned he was unmarried.  In original papers at Fairfield, Conn., is one looking to the distribution of his estate among his next of kin, who are given as "heirs of Nathaniel Sackett, dec'd, Elisabeth Aak, Abigail Hubbell, dec'd, Mary Lockwood, dec'd, and Joseph Sackett."  It would appear from this document, which is dated Mar. 7, 1768, that of his brothers and sisters, or rather half brothers and sisters, only Elisabeth Aak and Joseph Sackett were then living.

118.  Hon Nathan Sackett, 1720-177-, Greenwich, Conn., son of (26) Rev. Richard and Elisabeth Kirtland Sackett, was married about 1739, to Anne Bush, daughter of Justus Bush, Jr., oldest son of Justus Bush and his wife Anne Smith, of Rye, Westchester County, N. Y.  Anne Bush Sackett died about 1746 and Nathaniel Sackett was married to his second wife, Elisabeth, who died May 1, 1757.  On May 10, 1760 he was married to his third wife, widow Sarah Lockwood.  For a year or two previous to his first marriage he resided in New York City, and was in business there for several thereafter.  During said period he was a member of Capt. Van Horne's militia company.  About 1753 he established his permanent home at Greenwich, and from 1756 to 1760, inclusive, represented that town in the General Assembly of Conn.  And from 1757 to 1760, inclusive, he was a Justice of Peace for the County of Fairfield.  The records of St. John's Church, Stamford, Conn., show that on Jan. 22, 1758, "John, Elisabeth, William, Henry, Charity and Mary - the last two twins - children of Nathaniel and Elisabeth Sackett of Horseneck in Greenwich," were baptized there.  Justus Sackett was the oldest and may have been the only child of Nathaniel Sackett and his first wife, Anne Bush.  There is some uncertainty as to which of his wives was the mother of any one of his children not mentioned above.

Jan Bosch, the colonist ancestor of Anne Bush Sackett, was a native of the "Maory of Bosch," an ancient city of the Netherlands.  His name is first met with in the records of New Amsterdam as one of a company that arrived there on the ship Fox in the month of August, 1662.  These records show that his home, of place of abode, at the date on which he engaged passage on the Fox was "Westphalen."  But he was accompanied by several families com-

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