John Sacket

FatherJohn Sackett (1632-1719)
MotherAbigail Hannum (1640-1690)
John Sacket, son of John Sackett and Abigail Hannum, was born in Northampton, MassachusettsG, on 4 November 1660.1,2 He died in Westfield, MassachusettsG, on 20 December 1745.1,3,4,5 He married first in Windsor, Hartford County, ConnecticutG, on 1 December 1686, Deborah Filley, of Windsor, daughter of William Filley and Margaret Cockney.1,6,5,7 Deborah was born in WindsorG, on 21 March 1660/61.8 She died in WestfieldG, on 20 November 1701.3,9,5 He married second at WestfieldG, on 17 May 1703, Mahitable (Danks) Harris, daughter of Robert Danks and Elizabeth Swift.1,3,4,10 Mahitable died in WestfieldG, in November 1744.3,4,11
     John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 10 May 1718.
History of Westfield
John Sacket is included in Lockwood's Westfield History in a list (with his father, also John, and brother William) of townsmen of Westfield who had taken the oath of allegiance to the King.
     He is also mentioned in a business account contained in a letter from Rev Samual Mather, pastor of the church in Windsor, Conn. to Rev Edward Taylor, pastor of the church in Westfield.
     There are other references in Lockwood to John Sacket but, as they do not specify "Jr", they are taken to refer to his father, John Sackett Sr.12

Children of John Sacket and Deborah Filley

Children of John Sacket and Mahitable (Danks) Harris

See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 8 
Thurmon King's Database, 7
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
Benjamin Sackett & Thankful King relationship chart
Lieut David Sackett & Lucretia Shepard relationship chart
Israel Sacket & Eunice Sacket relationship chart
John Noah Sackett & Francelia L Sackett relationship chart
King Sacket & Lydia Sacket relationship chart
Thanet DNA chart 1

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Website Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection) (New England Historic Genealogical Society) (, birth, p.7, "Saccot, John, births in 1660, (4) of Noueme John son of John and Abigall Saccot was Borne"; p. 8, "Saccot, John, s. John & Abigall, Nov. (4) 1660"; p.9, "Sacket, John, s. John & Abigall Hannum, Nov. 4 1660."
  3. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:23.
  4. Birth & Death Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "Sacket, John, Jr. m. Mehitable Danks, May 17, 1703, d. Dec. 20, 1745."
    "Sacket, Mehitable, w. John, Jr. m. May 17, 1705, d. Nov.--, 1744."
  5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEHGS, Boston, 6 (1852): 269, Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, "John Sackett, wife Deborah; chn. John, b. March 3, 1688; Abigail, b. Oct. 16, 1690; Daniel, b. Aug. 14, 1693; David, b. July 7, 1696; Benjamin, b. Oct. 30, 1698; Deborah, b. Nov. 16, 1701. Mrs. D. Sachett d. Nov. 20, 1701. Mr. S. m. again, had several children, d. Dec. 20, 1745."
  6. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackit, John, of Westfield, m. Deborah Filley, of Windsor, Dec. 1, 1686. Windsor Vital Records, 1:61."
  7. "Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700", database, American Ancestors, "John [Sackett] (1660–1745), Westfield & 1/wf Deborah Filley (16611–701); 1 Dec 1686; Windsor, CT/Westfield/Wethersfield. "
  8. Clarence Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston.
  9. Birth & Death Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "Sacket, Deborah, m. John, Jr. d. Nov. 20, 1701."
  10. Marriage Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "John Sacket Jr. of W. and Wid. Mehitable Harris of W; m. May 17, 1703."
  11. Vital Records, Westfield, Massachusetts.
  12. John (Rev) Lockwood, Westfield and Its Historic Influences 1669-1919, published by the author (1922).
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited2 January 2019