John Sackett of New Haven, CT. - pafg04.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Descendants of John Sackett-2

Fourth Generation

10. Sarah Sackett-71 (John , John , John ) was born in 1694.

Author: Justin Maitland
Date: 22 Mar 2002 7:34 PM GMT
Does anybody know the proven genealogy of Sarah Sackett (8-1-1693 in New Haven, CT to 11-13-1766 in New Haven, CT)? She was married to Captain Jonathon Alling.

Sarah married Jonathan Alling Capt.-71sp.

They had the following children:

  29 M i John Alling-245.
  30 M ii Jonathan Alling-246.
  31 M iii James Alling-247.
  32 M iv Joseph Alling-248 was born in 1728. He died in 1803.

12. Samuel Sackett Capt.-73 (John , John , John ) was born on 7 Mar 1701/1702. He died in Feb 1781.

of New Haven, Conn.

was married, Dec. 11, 1728, to Elizabeth Todd, 17_?-1737, daughter of Samuel Todd and his wife Susana Tuthill. Prior to 1741 Capt. Sackett was married to his second wife, ________ ________, who died prior to 1751. On Aug. 6, 1752 he was married to his third wife, Mrs. Hannah Russell Pierpont

Capt. Sackett is frequently referred to in colonial records of New Haven as "Deacon Samuel Sackett." These early records show also that he was prominent in business and and social circles as well as in military and religious affairs. In 1736 he was appointed a Lieutenant and in 1754 commissioned Captain of the "5th Company or Train Band" in the town of New Haven. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1748 and 1749, and again from 1758 to 1776. In 1759 the Governor and General Council of Connecticut authorized Samuel Sackett and several other prominent citizens to organize a company and build and maintain a bridge across the "New Haven East River."

Samuel married (1) Elizabeth Todd-73sp1 daughter of Samuel Todd and Susana Tuthill on 11 Dec 1728. Elizabeth died in 1737.

They had the following children:

  33 F i Sarah Sackett-251 was born on 9 Apr 1730.
        Sarah married Samuel Moulthrop-251sp.
  34 F ii Mahitable Sackett-252 was born on 23 Feb 1731/1732. She died in 1755.
        Mahitable married Asa Goodyear-252sp in 1755. Asa was born in 1733 in Meriden Conn..

of Meridian, Conn
  35 F iii Elisabeth Sackett-253.
        Elisabeth married Mr. Decker-253sp.

Samuel married (2) Unknown-73sp2 before 1741.

They had the following children:

+ 36 M iv Samuel Sackett-254
  37 M v Elias Sackett-255 was born on 27 Mar 1743.
+ 38 M vi Solomon Sackett-256

Samuel married (3) Mrs. Hannah Russell Pierpont-73sp3 daughter of Noadiah Russell Rev. on 6 Aug 1752.

13. Jonathan , Jr. Sackett-74 (Jonathan , John , John ).

of New Haven, Conn.

Of their ten children we have been able to record but one, a daughter.

Jonathan married Ruth Hotchkiss-74sp on 12 Mar 1716/1717.

They had the following children:

+ 39 F i Sarah Sackett-259

14. Richard Sackett-75 (Jonathan , John , John ) died in 1746.

of New Haven, New York City, and Dover, Dutchess County, N.Y.

Richard Sackett appears to have been employed in early life, for considerable period, in the forests of New England to have there learned how tar was extracted from pine trees. In 1699 he was a resident of New York City and the proprietor of a malt house or brewery. This malt house was located on the north side of Cherry Street, which at that time was known as Sackett Street, having been named for said Richard Sackett.

On May 11, 1699, a marriage license was issued in New York City authorizing the marriage of Richard Sackett and Margery I. Sleade.
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At about the same date Richard Sackett was commissioned Captain of the 7th Company of the New York City regiment commanded by Colonel William Peartree. This company was composed in the main of prominent young business men and Capt. Sackett commanded it for several years.

On March 11, 1703, Capt. Sackett petitioned the Lord Cornbury Government for permission to purchase from the Indian proprietors a certain tract of land in Dutchess County, called Wassaic. The license petitioned for was duly granted, the purchase from the Indian proprietors was made, and a patent for same, covering 7,500 acres, was issued to Richard Sackett and Company (Richard Sackett, Josiah Crego, Joseph Sackett, William Huddleson and John Mitchell), bearing date Nov. 2, 1704.

At the time of which we are writing Capt. Sackett was enjoying marked prominence and popularity in both government and social circles, and his name appears frequently in official records of both New York and Connecticut.

In April, 1703, Lord Cornbury appointed him Chief Revenue Officer for the South Eastern Section of the Province of New York. In April, 1704, he filed a minute of expenses incurred in seizing the sloop Betsey of Oyster Bay, for trading contrary to law, and bringing her up to New York. This proceeding shows that he had jurisdiction over the harbor and seacoasts as well as over the city and surrounding country. On June 16, of the same year, he was granted license to dispose by lottery, of several lots and tracts of land in New York City and Dutchess County, N. Y.

The date of birth of Mr. Sackett has not been ascertained. It is claimed by some of his descendants that at one period before his marriage he was a sea captain. It is also stated on supposedly reliable authority that "having perfected his title to the Wassaick tract, he, in connection with several wealthy residents of New York City, purchased the Indian titles to several other extensive tracts in same vicinity, and the colony line between New York and Connecticut not having at the time been established, he probably availed himself of his knowledge of astronomy, acquired in the study of navigation, and made experiments and observations, based upon the treaty of partition made in 1683, but which had never been carried out by actual survey, and persuaded himself that the boundary line when surveyed would run within about two miles of the Ouastonic
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River. And that in this belief he purchased of Metoxan, the Great Chief of all the Indian tribes in that region, 22,000 acres of land -- more than 7,000 acres of which the survey of the boundary line showed to be in Connecticut." The foregoing probably refers to the Little Nine Pardners tract for which a patent was issued on April 10, 1606 (hand written note: "1706?"), to Richard Sackett and associates, the larger section of which is to-day the most productive portion of Dutchess County, and contains some of the most valuable farms to be found in the State of New York.

The records of Connecticut General Assembly, under date of May, 1705, contain the following minute: "Mr. Richard Sackett, of the Province of New York, petitions this Assembly for full liberty for himself and associates to get and transport all such timber of pine and spruce and whatever growing in this colony, that might be of use in furnishing his Majesty's navy, and that he might have a patent for the same. Referred to the next General Assembly to be holden at New Haven in October next."

At said October session the above petition, having been modified by the insertion of certain limitations and conditions, was favorably considered, and a resolution ordering the issue of a patent accordingly was duly passed.

In the Census of the City of New York, taken about 1708, Richard Sackett is shown to have resided in the East Ward, and to have a household consisting of himself, his wife, four children (two sons and two daughters), and four negro slaves (three male and one female).

In 1711 Mr. Sackett settled his family permanently in Dutchess County, building his residence about one mile south of the present village of Wassiac. French, in his "Gazetteer of New York." says that Richard Sackett purchased several large tracts of land of the Indians in Dutchess County and in Sharon, Connecticut. P. H. Smith, in his "History of Dutchess County." says that "at the time Richard Sackett established his family in Amenia there was not another white family nearer than Paughkeepsie. Woodbury and New Milford." In other words within a radius of fifteen miles.

In same year, 1711, Governor Hunter, somewhat in opposition to the Lords of Trade, who favored another person, appointed Mr. Sackett superintendent of the manufacture of naval stores in the Province of New York, and subsequently of New Jersey also.
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This important position he filled acceptably throughout the term of office of Governor Hunter, who mentions him favorably in no less than twelve of his official reports to the Lords of Trade. In the first one of above mentioned reports Governor Hunter says: "I have provided another here by the name of Sackett, who hath lived three years in the Easterne Countries among the manufacturers of tar, and gives me a very rational account of the method of preparing the trees; I have also wrote to Connecticut for two more, who, as I am informed, understand ye matter very well."

Mr. Sackett was also one of the presiding officers of the "Court over Palatines," appointed by "His Excellency, Brigadier Hunter, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief," to manage the affairs of the several Palatine villages within his jurisdiction. The extraordinary powers conferred on this court are shown in the warrant creating it, which is recorded on page 669, Vol. III, Documentary History of New York, and reads as follows:

To Robert Livingston, Richard Sackett, John Cast, Godfrey Wilson, Andrew Bagg and Herman Schumeman, Esqrs. and the officers commanding the detachment of soldiers at Manor Livingston for the time being:
By virtue of powers to me granted by her Majesty's Patent, and her particular instructions with relation to the Palatines within the Province of New York, who by her Majesty's orders and their own contract are obliged to follow the manufacture of naval stores within the said Province, I do appoint you or any three of you (of which number Robert Livingston or Richard Sackett is always to be one), to be a court for regulating and forwarding the said work, with full power to take cognisance of all misdemeanors, disobedience, or other wilful transgressions in the said people to confinement or corporal punishment, not extending to life or mutilation. You are also hereby impowered to nominate to each village or settlement of the said Palatines a fit person for the head of the said village or settlement to whom all your orders are to be directed, and who is to see them put in execution, and in case of tumult, disobedience of any other mutinous proceeding as have already fallen out, the officer commanding the detachment now at Manor Livingston is to assist you, if need be, toward the suppressing the same, preserving the public peace and securing the delinquents, in order to their being brought to Royal and condign punishment, for all which this is your sufficient warrant.
Given at Manor Livingston this present 12th June 1711.
R. Hunter

In 1715, Richard Sackett was, on recommendation of Judge Leonard Lewis, made the first clerk of Dutchess County, which office he held until 1721.
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On Nov. 29, 1722, it is recorded that Richard Sackett petitioned the New York Assembly for "a warrant of survey, to run the north line of Madam Brett's patent, his land lying adjacent thereto (in Dutchess County)."

In 1732 the General Assembly of Connecticut granted a charter to "The New London Society, United for Trade and Commerce," in which Richard Sackett is named as one of the incorporators.

Among the acts passed by the New York Colonial Assembly at session of 1734-5, was one "For the partition and division of a certain tract of land in Dutchess County, granted to Rip Van Dam, Richard Sackett, and others." A full account of proceedings taken under this act, together with copies of official maps, showing the specific allotments in this thirty-five mile trace, may be found in the "History of Little Nine Partners," by Isaac Hunting, of Pine Plains, N.Y., issued from the press of Charles Walsh & Co., Amelia, N.Y., in 1897.

Capt. Richard Sackett died at Wassaick in 1746, and is buried in a private plot on a small rise of ground on the original Sackett Homestead farm at that place. Van Alstine in his "Burying Grounds of Sharon & Vicinity," referring to this particular plot, says: "This is a small enclosure on the hillside above the steel works, on the old road, half way between South Amenia and Wassiack. Here was buried in 1746, Mr. Richard Sackett, the earliest settler of Anemia. The stone that marked the spot has long since disappeared. The whole place is shamefully neglected."

The will of Capt. Sackett was probated April 28, 1746, and was recorded both at Albany and New York City. It reads as follows:

In the name of God Amen. Dec. 14, 1744. I Richard Sackett, of Dover in Dutchess, County, yoeman, being sick ...... leave to my wife Margery all Household goods, and the use of my lot, house and Orchards, during her widowhood, and then to my son John Sackett. I leave to my oldest son Richard Sackett 200 acres of land above his equal share as oldest son. I leave to my wife 50 acres to be at her disposal. I leave to my son John after my wife's decease my house, homestead, orchards and meadows and all my books. I leave to my sone Josiah Crego, and to the heirs of my daughter Mary Dean deceased, and to my daughter Catherine during her widowhood, and to my sons Richard and John the whole of my remaining estate, each an equal part, and they are to pay equally in defending the title. I make my wife Margery and my sons Richard and John executors.

The later years of the life of Capt. Sackett were attended with 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.

Richard married Margery L. Sleade-75sp on 11 May 1699.

They had the following children:

+ 40 M i Richard Sackett-267
+ 41 M ii John Sackett M. D.-268
  42 F iii Catherine Sackett-269.
        Catherine married Thomas Walcot-269sp.
  43 F iv Maria Sackett-270 died before 1746.

Mentioned as deceased in her father's will which was probated in 1746.
        Maria married Mr. Dean-270sp.
+ 44 M v Josiah Crego Sackett-271

16. John Sackett-77 (Jonathan , John , John ).

of New Haven, Conn.

John married Hannah Smith-77sp on 27 Nov 1721.

They had the following children:

  45 F i Hannah Sackett-272.
        Hannah married Benjamin Richmond-171sp.

20. Joseph Sackett-81 (Joseph , John , John ) was born on 27 Oct 1712.

of New Haven, Conn.

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. - [Weygant, p. 60]

He had the following children:

  46 F i Sarah Sackett-276.
  47 M ii Reuben Sackett-277.
  48 M iii Joseph Sackett-278.
  49 F iv Hester Sackett-279 was born in 1743. She died on 6 May 1816.
+ 50 M v Samuel Sackett-280

24. Sarah Alling (Sarah Sackett , John , John ) was born in 1702. She died in 1787.

Information on descendants of Sarah Alling from
Joe Burgess
Grants Pass, OR.

Sarah married Amos Thompson in 1726 in New Haven, CT..

They had the following children:

+ 51 F i Rebecca Thompson

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