Benjamin Sacket

FatherJohn Sacket (1660-1745)
MotherDeborah Filley (1660/61-1701)
Benjamin Sacket, son of John Sacket and Deborah Filley, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 31 October 16981,2,3,4 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on the same day.5,6 He died aged about 54 in 1753.1 He married in WestfieldG, on 4 December 1729, Thankful King, daughter of David King and Abigail Sacket.1,7,8,9 Benjamin and Thankful were first cousins, their respective father and mother being siblings.
     Benjamin made his will on 27 August 1746 in Sheffield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, naming as beneficiaries his wife Thankful; his sons Benjamin, King and Zebulon; and his daughter Deborah. Not mentioned by name was his daughter Abigail. He appointed his wife Thankful and his brother Daniel executors.10 The omission by name in Benjamin's will of his daughter Abigail may indicate that she was born after the date of the will. The will does, however, refer to daughters in the plural. It would appear from provisions in the will for an unborn child that Thankful was pregnant at the time. In the event, Benjamin survived a further seven years after making his will.

Children of Benjamin Sacket and Thankful King

See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 37 
Thurmon King's Database, 159
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart (#1)
Tree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart (#2)
Benjamin Sackett & Thankful King relationship chart
King Sacket & Lydia Sacket relationship chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts.
  3. Birth & Death Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "Sacket, Benjamin, s. John, Jr. & Deborah, b. Oct. 31, 1698."
  4. 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."
  5. Website Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836 (, "1698 Sacket, Benjamin s. John & Deborah, 8 mo 30 d."
  6. Birth and baptism dates are inconsistent.
  7. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "62. Thankful King, b. in 1704, d. in year 17--; m. (37) Benjamin Sacket."
  8. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:193.
  9. Marriage Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "Benjamin Sacket of W. and Thankfull King of W; m. Dec. 4, 1729."
  10. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, Benjamin Sackett's will, 1746.
Sackett line3rd great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited4 March 2018