Sackett DNA Project test results

A total of 28 Sackett descendants have participated so far in the Sackett DNA Project.

Participants have variously taken 12-, 25-, 37-, or 67-marker tests, usually upgrading to the more detailed tests if the 12-marker results are inconclusive.

Matched DNA results are found to fall in two distinct groups, one of 18 participants (the Thanet line), and one of 7 (the New Haven line). The DNA results of 3 participants are unmatched.

The Thanet line

The Thanet line, headed by Thomas Sackett the elder of Thanet, Kent, England, is the predominant ancestral line of the American Sacketts, through Simon Sackett the colonist. It is also the line of all known present-day English descendants with the Sackett name.

Of the participants with matching DNA in this group, nine have well-documented paper trails back to Thomas Sackett the elder of Thanet.

Several Sacketts whose ancestral trails have otherwise hit brick walls are also found to belong to this group. These are Aaron Sackett of Litchfield, Connecticut (b. say 1763), Skene Douglas Sackett of New Milford, Connecticut (1765–1852), Capt Richard Sackett of New York & Dutchess County (c1678–1746), Warren J Sackett (c1794–1851), and Thomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720–). The matched DNA of known descendants of these Sacketts strongly supports a conclusion that all were descended from Simon the colonist.

The ancestries of participants in this line are shown on the Thanet line DNA/genealogical overlay charts.

The New Haven line

The New Haven line, headed by John Sackett of New Haven, is the second ancestral line of the American Sacketts. Its English roots have not been identified.

Seven participants with closely matching DNA have been placed in the New Haven group. Of these, four have genealogical paper trails back to Joseph Sackett of Vermont (bef 1755–bef 1830). One has a well-documented ancestry back to John Sackett of New Haven. On the strength of the DNA matches, Joseph Sackett of Vermont has now been placed in the New Haven tree as a great-grandson of John of New Haven. James Sackett of Milford, Connecticut (1804–1884) whose parents have not been identified, is also found to belong to this group, and is thus most likely to have been a descendant of John of New Haven.

The ancestries of participants in this line are shown on the New Haven line DNA/genealogical overlay charts

Sackett DNA project results table
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#Earliest documented ancestor3
9
3
3
9
0
1
9
/
3
9
4
3
9
1
3
8
5
a
3
8
5
b
4
2
6
3
8
8
4
3
9
3
8
9
-
1
3
9
2
3
8
9
-
2
4
5
8
4
5
9
a
4
5
9
b
4
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
7
4
3
7
4
4
8
4
4
9
4
6
4
a
4
6
4
b
4
6
4
c
4
6
4
d
4
6
0
Y

G
A
T
A

H
4
Y
C
A

I
I

a
Y
C
A

I
I

b
4
5
6
6
0
7
5
7
6
5
7
0
C
D
Y
a
C
D
Y
b
4
4
2
4
3
8
Thanet line
Sackett DNA participants whose results identify them as descendants of Thomas Sackett the elder of Thanet, Kent (say 1530–1595)
(See also Thanet line overlay charts)
1Modal132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736391213
1Frederick J. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314101013121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615171736391213
1Charles L. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329
1Brian H. SackettAaron Sackett of Litchfield, Connecticut (b. say 1763)
132314111014121214131329
1Robert E. SacketSkene D Sackett of New Milford, Connecticut (1765–1852)
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151616111119231615181736371213
1Robert SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736381213
1Ray J. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329
1Arnold H. Sackett JrThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617
1John H. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181836391213
1Michael J. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet132314111014121213131329179911112615203214151617111119231615181736371213
1David SackettCapt Richard Sackett of New York & Dutchess County (c1678–1746)
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151616
1Herbert R. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736391213
1N46636not known132314111013121213131329
1Paul S. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617101119231615181736381213
1Glenn A. SackettWarren J Sackett (c17941851)132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617
1Allen E. SackettThomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720)132314111014121213131329179911112615203214151617
1Byra G. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet132314111014121214131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736391213
1Bruce K. SackettThomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720)132314111014121213131329179911112615203214151617111119231615181736391213
1Robert W. SackettThomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720)132314111015121213121328179911112615203114151617111119231515181836381213
New Haven line
Sackett DNA participants whose results identify them as descendants of John Sackett of New Haven (1620s–1684)
(See also New Haven line overlay charts)
2Modal142314111115121211131329{17,18}9101111251419291515171711101923{16,17}151717{36,37}381212
2Lester L. SackettJoseph Sackett of Vermont b. bef 1755
1423141111151212111313281891011112514192915151717
2George R. SackettJoseph Sackett of Vermont b. bef 1755
142314111115121211131329
2Leonard A. SackettJoseph Sackett of Vermont b. bef 1755
1423141111151212111313291891011112514192915151517
2George B. SackettJohn Sackett of New Haven
1423141111151212111313291791011112514192915151717111019231715171737381212
2Loren W. SacketJames Sackett of Milford, Connecticut (1804–1884)
142314111115121211131329
2Terry J. SackettJohn Sackett of New Haven1423141111151212111313291791011112514192815151717
2Richard A. SackettJoseph Sackett of Vermont b. bef 17551423141111151212111313281791011112514192915151717111019231615171736381212
Unmatched results
Sackett DNA participants whose results do not match those of descendants of the Thanet or New Haven lines
3Sean SackettCapt Richard Sackett of New York & Dutchess County (c1678–1746)
1323141111151212121413311891011112515193015151717111119221713161837381212
3James M "Jim" SackettJames Sackett (1804–1893) of Lorain County, Ohio
132514111114121212913251791011112615192715151617
3470266Ancestry not known. DNA matches that of James M "Jim" Sackett132414111114121212913251791011112615192715151617111119231615181738391212
3163944not known
1324151111141212121413301891011112514193015151617111119231515191736371112
3300788Thomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say1720)132314111015121215121328