47. Jonathan Sacket, b. Mar. 20, 1696; d. Sept. 1, 1773; m. Ann Filer.
47. Jonathan Sacket, 1696–1773, of Westfield, Mass., and of the towns of Hebron and Kent (now Warren) in Conn., son of (9) William and Hannah Graves Sacket, was married in February, 1722, to Abigail Ashley, who died before the end of that year. On Jan. 28, 1725, he was married to Ann Filer, daughter of Zebulun Filer and his wife Experience Strong*. Jonathan Sacket was born and grew to manhood in the town of Westfield. Immediately after his marriage to Abigail Ashley he took possession of a small farm at Hebron, Conn., which he had purchased the previous year. There is some uncertainty as to just when he removed from Hebron to Kent. The records of Kent show that in the year 1745, "Jonathan Sacket, of Hebron," purchased from one Joseph Fuller, certain lands in that town, and that in 1749 he purchased from one Joseph Phillips another tract in same town. These records also show that in 1749 he conveyed certain lands in the town of Kent to his son, Jonathan Sacket, Jr.
Wills of Jonathan and Anne Sacket.
In the name of God AMEN. I Jonathan Sacket, of Kent in Litchfield County, Colony of Connecticut, in New England. ... give unto Anne my beloved wife the use of the half of my dwelling house and the half of my barn and the use of the half of my lot that I now live on during her widowhood,
and I also give unto my beloved wife to be at her disposal as she please, two cows and ten sheep and my riding mare and side saddle and bridle, and all my household goods and beds and bedding, pots, kettles and co. Also my looms and loom tackling belonging thereto.
Item, I give to my wel beloved son Justus one half of my house and barn to be at his disposal at my decease, and my home lot that I now live on at the decease or marriage of my wife. And I also give unto my son Justus my oxen and all my team tackling, and all my stock excepting the above mentioned cows, mare and sheep that I have given to my beloved wife, and my said son Justus is to find his mother a team cart and plow & co to do her team work with so long as she remains my widow. And also I give unto my son Justus that piece of land I bought of James Phelps, that is joining to my lot I now live on, and he to pay unto my son Jonathan three pounds six shillings and eight pence.
Item. I give unto my beloved son Jonathan the above named three pounds six shilling and eight pence that my son Justus is ordered to pay to him, and also four pounds three shillings that my son Reuben is to pay to him in money or spetia. And as to my wearing clothes I give them to my beloved sons Jonathan, Justus and Reuben, to be divided equally between them. And I do appoint my well beloved wife and my son Justus to be my lawful executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of June A. D. 1772. And in presence of three witnesses I do publish and pronounce and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
Jonathan Sacket (ss)
John Bliss, Jr.
In the name of God Amen I Anne Sacket of Kent in Litchfield County in the State of Connecticut being well and in perfect memory . . . . do make this my last Will and Testament . . . . I give & demise and dispose . . . . in manor following viz
After my debts and funeral charges are paid I give to my grand children, sons of my oldest son Jonathan Sackett deceased viz: to William Sacket, Jese Sacket and Almon Sackett the one third part of the whole of my estate that is to say one half of the aforsaid one third part I give unto Willyam, Filer and Jese and the other half I give to Almon always provided that it is to understand that William hath received two pounds lawful money which is to be accounted towards his part -- the money he received November 1773
Item. I give unto my son Justus Sacket one third part of the whole of my estate
Item. I give unto my son Rubin Sacket one third part of the whole of my estate
Furthermore I ordane and appoint my son Justus Sacket executor of this my last Will and Testament signed sealed and pronounced in the presents of my witnesses ___ day of June 1783
Anne Sacket (s)
Signed sealed and pronounced in presence of us
Children of Jonathan and Ann Filer Sacket.
201. Anne Sacket, b. June 12, 1726, d. in infancy.
202. Jonathan Sacket, b. Dec. 26, 1727, d. in year 1777; m. Hannah Phelps.
203. Justus Sacket, b. Mar. 9, 1730, d. Mar. 16, 1815; m. Lydia Newcomb.
204. Reuben Sacket, b. June 17, 1732, d. June 5, 1803; m. Mercy Finney.
205. Aaron Sacket, b. Aug. 1735, probably died in childhood.
206. Anne Sacket, b. Aug. 23, 1738, probably died in childhood.
207. Hannah Sacket, b. Aug. 13, 1740; probably died in childhood.
208. Rebecca Sacket, b. Apr. 14, 1743; probably died in childhood.
—Weygant, The Sacketts of America
[*Weygant left out a generation. Ann Filer's parents were Samuel Filer, 1681–1710, and Abigail Phelps, 1682–1710 (TEKing)]