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The Sacketts of America

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676. Moses Sacket, b. Dec. 3, 1766, d. in year 1850; m. Tryphena Hiscock.
677. Royal Sacket, b. June 12, 1769, d. May 5, 1804; m. Catherine Noble.
678. Joel Sacket, b. Jan. 23, 1772.
679. James Sacket, b. Sept. 15, 1774; m. Nancy Holcomb.
680. John Sacket, b. Feb. 28, 1780, d. Jan. 5, 1807.

dated Aug. 1, 1775.  Enlisted May 8, 1775, service 3 months 1 day, also [This is repeated in notes for #236 below. - T. King]
236.  Samuel Sacket, 1750-___?, of Sheffield, Mass., son of (59) Samuel and Ruth Trumbull Sacket, was a soldier in the War of the Revolution.  His military record, as given in recently published Massachusetts records, reads as follows:
Sacket, Samuel, Sheffield, Private in Capt. William Bacon's Co. Minute Men,  Col. Fellow's Regt., which marched Apr. 21, in response to the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service to May 7, 1775, 17 days; reported enlisted into the army.  Also Capt. William Bacon's Co., Col. Fellow's Regt., muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775.  Enlisted May 8, 1775, service 3 months 1 day, also company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.
238.  Elisabeth Sackett, 1734-___?, daughter of (60) Benoni Sackett and Mindwell Smith, was married, Mar. 6, 1755, to John Shepard, 1733-____, son of John Shepard and Elisabeth Noble.  They resided at Hebron, Washington County, N. Y. [Line Extended]

252.  Mahitable Sackett, 1732-___?, daughter of (73) Capt. (Deacon) Samuel and Elisabeth Todd Sackett, was married in 1755 to Asa Goodyear, 1733-___?, of Meriden, Conn.

254.  Samuel Sackett, 1741-1826, of North Haven, Conn., son of (73) Capt. Samuel Sackett , was married Dec. 24, 1767, to Abigail Blakeley[Blakeslee, daughter of Isaac and Mary Frost Blakeslee. She was born 13 Oct 1746 and died 5 Apr 1815].


694. Samuel Sackett, b. Mar. 2, 1771, d. Aug. 27, 1851; m. Sally Donelson.
695. Elisabeth Sackett.
696. Eli Sackett.
697. Solomon Sackett, m. Sept. 1, 1790, Ruth Turner.
698. Amelia Sackett, m. Feb. 9, 1790, Joel Turner.
699. Joel Sackett, m. Dec. 1789, Lydia Todd.

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256.  Solomon Sackett, 1748-1828, of New Haven and Norfolk, Conn., son of (73) Capt. Samuel Sackett, was twice married.  He and both of his wives are buried in the "North End Cemetery," at Norfolk.  Several of their descendants resided in 1904, in the adjoining town of Colebrook.


700. Solomon Sackett, b. in year 1785, d. in year 1855; m. Hulda Webster.
701. Thomas Sackett, m. Lucy Fellows.
702. Sylvia Sackett, b. in year 1805, d. May 4. 1833.

259.  Sarah Sackett, 1721-1780, daughter of [74] Jonathan and Ruth Hotchkiss Sackett, was married to Lieut. Elisha Booth, of the Township of New Haven, Conn.  In the cemetery at Hamden Plains, Conn., there stands a stone bearing the inscription:

This Stone is erected to the Memory of
who died Jan. 5, 1793.  A 70  Also to his Wife
Who died Dec. 5, 1800 A 80.
"The Ritious shall be in everlasting remembrance."


704. Jonathan Booth, b. June 19, 1747, d. Sept. 22, 1806; m. Rebecca Cooper.
705. Hannah Booth, b. Apr. 1, 1755, d. Aug. 25, 1836; m. Capt. Thomas Punderson.

267.  Richard Sackett, 1701-1771, eldest son of (75) Capt. Richard and Margery L. Sleade Sackett, was married to Mary _________.  Immediately after the death of his father, in 1746, he purchased an improved farm at New Milford, Conn., and removed with his family from Dover, Dutchess County, N. Y., to this farm, which became henceforth his permanent place of abode.  It is recorded in Dutchess County records that he refused to qualify as one of the executors of his father's estate, not caring to become involved in several suits at law then pending relative to title to certain extensive tracts of land, covered by his father's will.  Not much has been learned of the life of Mr. Sackett at New Milford beyond the

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fact that he was a well-to-do farmer.  He seems to  have left a will that was not recorded, but several documents are extant, including an inventory of personal property and a memorandum, evidently prepared for the person who was to draw his will, and which undoubtedly cover the bulk of its contents.  From these we learn that among his possessions, in addition to several pieces of real estate which he directed divided between his wife Mary and his children Richard Sackett, Jr: Margery, wife of David Green, and Mary, wife of Israel Camfield, there was a "Great" Bible, a sword and belt, a gun, a service book, household goods, farming utensils, and some tools for coopering.  Also that said will was dated Jan. 1, 1771, and proven April 2, 1771, and that the larger share of said estate went to his son Richard.


709. Margery Sackett, m. David Green.
710. Mary Sackett, m. Israel Camfield.
711. Richard Sackett, b. July 15, 1749, d. in 1789; m. Martha Benedict.
712. Elisabeth Sackett, b. Oct. 14, 1751, d. probably in infancy.
713. Catherine Sackett, b. Oct 14, 1751, d. probably in infancy.

268.  John Sackett, M. D., of Dover, Dutchess County, N. Y., and Stephentown in the present County of Rensselaer, both in the state of New York, son of (75) Capt. Richard and Margery Sleade Sackett, is frequently mentioned in early records of Dutchess County in connection with sales of real estate.  In a deed given by him to one Moses Harris for 3,497 acres of land that had been a part of his father's estate, he is referred to as "John Sackett of Dover, sole executor and youngest son of Capt. Richard Sackett."  In Hunting's "History of Little Nine Partners," a facsimile of his signature is shown.  After about 1760 he resided at Stephentown.


715. Ezekiel Sackett, m. Mary Atherton, Nov. 13, 1759.
716. Benjamin Sackett, b. in 1752, d. in 1826; m. Phebe Davis.
717. Richard Sackett, b. June 1751, d. Sept. 1778; m. Chloe Atherton.
718. Margery Sackett, m. Josiah Beardsley, Jan. 6, 1763.
719. John Sackett, b. Aug. 18, 1747; m. Prudence Atherton.**
720. Elizabeth Sackett, b. Nov. 22, 1742, d. June 6, 1808; m. Gen. Caleb Hyde.
721. Mary Sackett, m. Alexander MacKey, Sept. 2, 1760.

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722. Catherine Sackett.
723. Lois Sackett, b. Mar. 1749, d. Jan 20. 1770; m. Nathaniel Williams.
724, ____ Sackett; m. _________ Wadsworth.

271.  Josiah Crego Sackett, 17__-17__, youngest son of (75) Capt. Richard and Margery L. Sleade Sackett, was born at Dover, Dutchess County, N. Y., and resided for several years previous to his death at New Milford, Conn.  He married about 1650 a Miss Douglass whose mother is supposed to have been a sister of Col. Philip Skeen, of Albany County, N. Y.  Mr. Sackett and his wife died several years previous to the commencement of the war of the Revolution, and their orphan children were distributed among their mother's people.


725. Nelly Sackett, m. Simeon Kelsey.
726. Prime Sackett.
727. Prince Sackett.
728. ______ Sackett.
729. Skene Douglas Sackett, 1765-1832[sic][1852]; m. Hannah Sexton.

280.  Samuel Sackett, 1747-1816, son of (81) Joseph Sackett, was born at New Haven, Conn.  In 1767 he was married to Thankful Wood, daughter of John Wood, and in the same year settled on a 250 acre section of Big Nine Partners, in Dutchess County, N. Y., near Huns Lake.  There had been an Indian settlement on the property and a number of their deserted wigwams were yet standing when he took possession.  He constructed first, for himself and his bride, a substantial log cabin, but later erected a commodious farm house, in which all  but the two oldest of his nine children were born, and all grew to maturity.  Gradually, as his children became able to assist him, his wilderness section was transferred into a cleared and exceedingly productive farm, and at his death, which occurred Aug. 20, 1816, he was reputed a man of large means.  Several of his children had died previous to his demise and were buried in a family plot on his farm, and there he too was laid to rest.  His wife Thankful lived to her 92nd year.  In the war of the Revolution he was an active patriot, serving through several campaigns in the Sixth Dutchess County Regi-

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ment.  By the terms of his will his Dutchess County farm passed to his sons Isaac and Joel.


730. Jehial Sackett, b. July 24, 1768, d. in 1822; m. Samantha Knapp.
731. Samuel W. Sackett, d. Feb. 10, 1845; m. Anna Hanmore [hand written in: Hammond]
732. James Sackett, m. Susan Pulver.
733. Hannah Sackett, m. Matthew Scott.
734. Phoebe Sackett, m. James Jermond.
735. Polly Sackett, m. James Rowe.
736. Betsey Sackett, m. Darius Sweet.
737. Joel Sackett, b. in 1786 d. in 1836; m. Betsey Husted.
738. Isaac Sackett, b. in 1786, d. in 1836; m. Betsey _______.


281.  Elijah Sackett, 1751-1837, of Cumberland County, Penn., and Delaware County, Ohio, son of (82) Thomas and Sarah L. Haywood Sackett, was married in 1779 to Catherine Gibson, daughter of William Gibson, Jr., and his wife Anna Seaton, and grand-daughter of William Gibson, Sr. and his wife Nancy Holmes.


740. Sarah Sackett, b. in year 1780; m. Richard Gabriel.
741. Ann Sackett, b. in year 1781; m. ______ Hughes.
742. Milton H. Sackett, b. Mar. 19, 1783, d. Feb. 22, 1849; m. Anna Sterret.
743. Guy Sackett, b. in year 1784; m. Sarah Duncan.
744. Augustine Sackett, b. in year 1786; m. Martha Lusk.
745. Lavina Sackett, b. in year 1787; m. John Slack.
746. Lydia Sackett, b. in year 1787; d. unmarried.
747. Rachel Sackett, b. in year 1791; m. John Herbert.
748. Elijah Sackett, b. in year 1792; m. Mary Cunningham.
749. Esther Sackett, b. in year 1794; m. William Cunningham.
750. Elias Sackett, b. in year 1796, d. unmarried.
751. Rhoda Sackett, b. in year 1798, d. unmarried.
752. Jane Sackett, b. in year 1801, d. unmarried.

282.  Azariah Sackett, of Lancaster, Ohio, son of (82) Thomas and Sarah L. Haywood Sackett, was married to Eliza Young.


753. William Sackett, m. Rachel Young.
754. Jonathan Sackett, b. May 8, 1804, d. Nov. 19, 1880; m. Rachel Lush.

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283.  Joseph Sackett, son of (82) Thomas and Sarah L. Haywood Sackett, was a resident of Huntington County, Penn.


755. Joseph Sackett.
756. Isaac A. Sackett, b. Oct. 1, 1785, d. Feb. 1852; m. Eunice Davis.
757. David H. Sackett, b. 1772.
758. Azariah Sackett. [Line extended]
758a. Nancy Sackett.
758b. George Sackett, d. in Nov. 1827.

286.  Bethsheba Sackett, daughter of (82) Thomas and Sarah L. Haywood Sackett, was married to Joseph Eaton.  They resided in Delaware County, Ohio.


759. Joseph Eaton, Jr., m. a Miss Caulkins.

295.  Joseph Sackett, M. D., 1733-1799, of Newtown, L. I., Paramus, N. J., and New York City, son of (85) Joseph and Millicent Clowes Sackett, was married, April 9, 1752, to Hannah Alsop, 1735-1817, daughter of Richard Alsop, 1695-1764, and his wife Elisabeth Crooke, 1703-1776.  Dr. Sackett, previous to the Revolution, had an extensive practice on Long Island, but, in the words of Riker, "being a Whig he, during the war, lived at Paramus, N. J."  Shortly after the declaration of peace he located in New York City.  His residence there, as shown by the New York Directory for the year 1786, was at what was then No. 46 William Street.


761. James Sackett, b. Mar. 20, 1755, d. unmarried.
762. Peter Sackett, b. Nov. 4, 1757; m. Esther Palmer.
763. Elisabeth Sackett, b. Jan. 16, 1772; m. Capt. Daniel Tingley.
764. Joseph Sackett, b. Aug. 6, 1774; m. Margaret _________.

298.  John Sackett, 17__-1811, of Cornwall, Orange County, N. Y., son of (90) John and Phebe Burling Sackett, purchased on Mar. 12, 1770, from Jonathan Ketcham, for the sum of £600, 13s, a

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farm in the town of Cornwall, which, nearly a hundred years later, was owned and occupied by Congressman Lewis Beach.  His name appears as one of the signers of the Revolutionary Pledge, and is given in State records as that of a resident of Orange County who was entitled to bounty land, by reason of service rendered his country in war of Revolution.  His will is dated Sept. 25, 1810, and was recorded in Orange County records the following year.  By it he conveys to his sons Nathaniel, Benjamin, Justus, and John, Jr., his farm, bounded on the north by lands of Joseph Ketcham, on the west by Schunemunk Mountains, on the south by lands of the said Joseph Ketcham and Samuel Simons, and on the east by the highway.  To his wife Jane he leaves a horse, saddle and bridle, a cow, and certain household goods, and directs his sons to pay her $50 a year.  To each of his daughters, whom he designates as Elisabeth, the wife of Robert Wigham, Jr.; Mary, wife of William Ketcham; Anne Sackett, Julia Ann Sackett, and Charity Sackett, he bequeaths specified sums, which he directs be paid by his sons.  His personal property other than that given to his wife he sets apart for the payment of his debts and his funeral expenses.


766. Nathaniel Sackett, b. July 3, 1787, d. Nov. 8, 1834; m. Margaret Lazier.
767. Benjamin Sackett, m. Annie _________.
768. Justus Sackett.
769. John Sackett.
770. Elisabeth Sackett, m. Robert Wigham, Jr.
771. Mary Sackett, m. William Ketcham.
772. Anne Sackett, m. Elijah Horton.
773. Julia A. Sackett, died unmarried.
774. Charity Sackett, died unmarried.

305.  Samuel Sackett, 1765-1822, of Jamaica, Long Island, and Brooklyn, N. Y., son of (94) Samuel and Mary Betts Sackett, was married Nov. 9, 1786, to Elisabeth Kissam, daughter of Daniel Kissam and his wife Mary Betts.  The greater part of the adult life of Mr.. Sackett was spent in Brooklyn, where he was interested in many public movements having for their object the commercial, industrial, educational and moral  advancement of that ambitious and thriving village, which has since become a great

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city.  He was a member of the first Board of Directors of the Wallabout and Brooklyn Bridge Company, incorporated Apr. 6, 1805.  When in 1815 The Society to Prevent and Suppress Vice in the town of Brooklyn was organized, he was made one of its Executive Committee.  He was also for many years a trustee of the Brooklyn Select Academy.  Stiles in his "History of Brooklyn," written in the year 1816, says:  "On the lower side of the turn of present Clinton Street into Fulton was a pretty two story frame dwelling of Samuel Sackett, who was a most excellent man.  He was for many years Overseer of the Poor of Brooklyn, to which, as well as to the duties of  a trustee of the only public school, he gave his undivided attention.  He was a man of polished manners and agreeable address, and was highly esteemed by his contemporaries."


775. Edward K. Sackett.
776. Clarence D. Sackett, b. in 1798, d. Mar. 8, 1858; m. Miss Tredwell.
777. Granville A. Sackett, b. in 1804, d. Mar. 9, 1858, unmarried.
778. Elisabeth K. Sackett, m. Thomas W. Titus.

307.  Augustus Sackett, 1769-1827, founder of the village of Sacketts Harbor, son of (94) Samuel Sackett and Mary Betts, was married at Catskill, Greene County, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1795, to Minerva Camp, 1780-1837.  Augustus Sackett was born in New York City.  He there acquired his education, studied law and began the practice of his profession.  He was also interested in a mercantile business there, and at same time invested largely in unimproved real estate located mainly on and near the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.  One purchase, in which he was interested equally with John W. Watkins, a noted real estate speculator of the  period, contained fifteen thousand acres; a second tract purchased on his own account contained sixteen thousand five hundred acres, and a third, one half of the township of Houndsfield.  He took a lively interest in local military affairs, holding commissions as Lieutenant, Lieutenant Captain, and Captain of State troops.

In 1801 he disposed of his business interests in New York City and removed to his Lake Ontario estate.  He there began a settlement on Black River bay since known as Sacketts Harbor.  The

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founding of that village, by which his name was to be perpetuated, was begun with energy and prosecuted with success.  In 1804 his brother-in-law, Elisha Camp, of Catskill, N. Y., joined him, bringing additional capital and energy to the undertaking.  In 1805 a considerable company of English colonists of the better class were induced to settle there, and the same year the General Government organized all that portion of the State bordering on Lake Ontario into a United States Revenue District, and Mr.. Sackett was appointed its first Collector.  In 1806 the town of Houndsfield, which embraced the village and port of entry of Sacketts harbor, held its first town meeting and elected Mr. Sackett its first supervisor.  In 1807 Jefferson County organized with Mr.. Sackett as its first County Judge.  Two years later Judge Sackett disposed of all his holdings in Jefferson County, mainly to his brother-in-law, Elisha Camp, and removed to Jamaica on Long Island.

During the War of 1812 Sacketts Harbor was made the Headquarters of the Northern Army and Fleet.  Several was vessels were built there and the  town was twice unsuccessfully attacked by English fleets.  It is still a port of entry, but retains little of the commercial and military importance of the period mentioned.

In 1812 Judge Sackett moved from Jamaica to Meadville, Penn. where he had purchased several hundred acres of land.  But after a short sojourn at Meadville he returned to the place of his birth, New York City.  In 1820 he changed his place of abode to Rutherford County, North Carolina, having become interested in a large tract of land located in that vicinity.  By a subsequent transaction he became interested in the islands of the St. Lawrence and returned to Sacketts Harbor.  His last place of residence was Newburgh, Orange County, N. Y.  He died at Albany, N. Y., Sunday, April 22, 1827, from a sudden illness, while enroute from Newburgh to Sacketts Harbor.  The Political Index of Newburgh, in its issue of April 24, 1827, contained the following notice:

Died at Albany, on Sunday last, Augustus Sackett, Esq., formerly of Sackett's Harbor, but late of Newburgh, in the 59th year of his age.

779. Elisha Sacket,* b. Dec. 26, 1797, d. in infancy.
*Toward the latter part of his life Judge Augustus Sackett dropped the final "t" from his name, and his descendants have very generally followed. [Continued at bottom of p. 119]

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780. Augustus H. Sacket, b. June 14, 1800, d. Jan. 20, 1860, unmarried.
781. Elisha C. Sacket, b. Oct. 29, 1802, d. Feb. 3, 1851.
782. Minerva K. Sacket, b. Apr. 12, 1804, d. Aug. 1, 1851; m. Samuel Greenlee.
783. Edward Sacket, b. Feb. 27, 1806, d. Jan. 17, 1866; m. Corneila Beckwith.
784. Charlotte Sacket, b. Nov. 17, 1809, d. Feb. 14, 1810.
785. Thomas O. Sacket, b. Feb. 13, 1811, d. Aug. 13, 1811.
786. George A. Sacket, b. July 20, 1812, d. Apr. 1, 1880; m. Harriet Camfield.
787. Alexander Sacket, b. Aug. 17, 1814, d. Sept. 24, 1884; m. Harriet Johnson.
788. Enos Camp Sacket, b. Jan. 17, 1817. d. in 1817.

312.  Colonel Nicholas Fish, 1758-1833, son of Jonathan Fish and (96) Elisabeth Sackett, was married Apr. 30, 1803, to Elisabeth Stuyvesant, a lineal descendant of Petrus Stuyvesant, Dutch governor of New Amsterdam.  He was born in New York City.  At the outbreak of the Revolution he was a student at Princeton College, but immediately turned aside from his books, secured a commission as Lieutenant, and entered the patriot army, serving at first on staff of Brig.-General Charles Scott.  In November, 1776, he was commissioned Major of the Second New York Regiment of the Line, and a little later was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He participated in the battle of Saratoga, and in 1778, was Division Inspector under Baron Steuben.  At the battle of Monmouth he commanded with credit a body of light infantry, and in 1779 accompanied General Sullivan on his expedition against the Indians.  Later he had a command under Lafyette.  At the battle of Yorktown he was actively engaged, taking a prominent part in the storming of a redoubt, and was a witness to the surrender of Cornwallis.  In 1786 he was appointed Adjutant General of the State of New York, and held that position for several years.  In 1794 he was a Supervisor of Revenue; in 1797, President of the New York Society of the Cincinnati; and from 1800 to 1817 an Alderman in the Municipal Government of New York City.  Colonel Fish was reported to have been a strict dis-
[continuation of note on page 118] his example.  It is somewhat peculiar coincidence that at about the same time a prominent branch of the family, which for generations had omitted the final "t" in writing their names, again added it.

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