Capt. Joseph Sackett

(1655/56-1719)
FatherSimon Sackett (c 1630-1659)
MotherSarah Bloomfield (c 1633-)
Capt. Joseph Sackett, son of Simon Sackett and Sarah Bloomfield, was born in Springfield, MassachusettsG, on 23 February 1655/56.1,2,3,4,5 He died in Long Island, New York StateG, on 23 September 1719.2 He married first before 1678, Elizabeth Betts, daughter of Capt Richard Betts and Joanna ___.2,6,7,8 He married second between 1700 and 1710, Anna ___. He married third in 1711, Mercy (Whitehead) Betts, daughter of Daniel Whitehead and Abigail Whitehead.9 Mercy was the widow of Capt Thomas Betts, a brother of Joseph's first wife Elizabeth.9
     On 23 April 1711, Captain Joseph "for the love, goodwill, and affection for my beloved son" gave to his son Simon 288 acres of land in Hopewell, bordering on the Delaware River.10
     Joseph made his will in Newtown, Queens CountyG, on 20 September 1719, naming as beneficiaries his wife Mercy, his sons Samuel, Joseph, Richard, John and William, his daughters Sarah, Patience, Abigail and Anne/Hannah, and the children of his late daughter Elizabeth. The will was proved on 22 December 1719.

Children of Capt. Joseph Sackett and Elizabeth Betts

Child of Capt. Joseph Sackett and Mercy (Whitehead) Betts

ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
William Sackett & Anne Lawrence relationship chart
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 Notes & Citations

  1. James Riker, The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New-York: containing Its History from its first Settlement, D Fanshaw, New York (1852), p345
    "1. Joseph Sackett, son of Simon 2d, was b. at Springfield, Feb. 23, 1656. Left fatherless at a tender age, it is probable he was taken into the family of his grandfather Bloomfield, and accompanied the latter on his removal to Newtown in 1662. However, Sackett was here in 1674, and for many years enjoyed a prominent standing in the town.
    By his own exertions and favor shown him by his bachelor uncle, Daniel Bloomfield, he accumulated a large estate in Newtown and elsewhere. He m. thrice; first, Elizabeth dau. of Capt. Rich. Betts; secondly, Anna ---, and lastly to Mercy, widow of Thos. Betts, Esq., who survived him. Capt. Sackett d. near the close of 1719, in his 64th yr. His ch. were Simon, Joseph, Richard, John, William, Samuel, Elizabeth and Sarah, who, in succession, m. Jos. Moore; Anna, m. Benjamin Moore; Abigail, m. John Alsop; and Patience, who m. John Lawrence."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "7. Joseph Sackett, b. Feb. 23, 1656, d. Sept. 23, 1719; m. 1st, Elizabeth Betts."
  3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEHGS, Boston, vol. 18 (1864): 143, Springfield Records, "Joseph Sackett s. of Lyman Sackett borne the 23 of ye 12 mon. 1655.
  4. Vital Records, Springfield, Massachusetts, to 1850, Book 1, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1638–1728, "Joseph Sackett Sonne of Symon Sackett Borne the 23 of the .12. mon 1655."
  5. Vital Records, Springfield, Massachusetts, to 1850, Hampshire Records, Springfield Birthes, "Joseph Sackett Son of Symon Sackett born the 23th of 12th mon: 1655."
  6. Marriage date assumed from date of birth of first child.
  7. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEHGS, Boston, vol. 55 (1901): 300.
  8. "Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700", database, American Ancestors, "Joseph [Sackett] (1656–1719) & 1/wf Elizabeth (___) ; Newtown, LI. "
  9. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  10. Hunterdon [NJ] County Records 1701-1838, "Indenture dated 23 April 1711...Joseph Sacket of Newtown on Long Island in the province of New York for the love, good will and affection....for my beloved son, Simon Sacket of Hopewell, Burlington County deeds to him 288 acres in Hopewell bounded by the Delaware River, Richard Scudder, and Zebulon Heston. Signed. Witnesses: Ralph Hunt, Elizabeth Laning (with her mark) and Hanah Laning (with her mark). Recorded: 5 June 1718." [Page 18, No. 462].
Last Edited25 August 2017