Samuel Sackett1

(1724-1780)
FatherJudge Joseph Sackett (1680-1755)
MotherHannah Alsop (1690-1773)
Samuel Sackett, son of Judge Joseph Sackett and Hannah Alsop, was born in Newtown, Long Island, New York StateG, on 23 June 1724.2 He died in Jamaica, New York StateG, on 29 September 1780.2 He married at Jamaica, New York StateG, on 27 June 1764, Mary Betts.2
     Samuel was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made on 31 March 1755.1
     Samuel Sackett served in the American Revolutionary War as a captain in the 4th Regiment, New York Line.3
Extract from The Sacketts of America

[Samuel Sackett was] engaged in mercantile business in New York City, being associated with his brother James. When about 40 years of age he retired from business and settled at Jamaica, where he was married, as above stated. He however, maintained an establishment in New York City, in which he resided for several months of each year as long as he lived. During the early part of the War of the Revolution, when lead was the most difficult of all warlike materials to procure, it is recorded that the lead window weights were removed from the dwellings of the principal citizens and made into bullets for the use of the Continental Army. The house of Samuel Sackett is mentioned as one of the number from which a goodly supply of lead was thus secured.

The will of Mr. Sackett is recorded in New York City records. It begins in this wise: "I, Samuel Sackett, of Jamaica, in Queens County, on Nassau Island, in the Province of New York, Gentleman." It was executed a short time before his death. By it he bequeathed to his wife Mary the use of all of his furniture, plate, horse, chair and negroes. In case she prefers to reside in New York city instead of Jamaica, it is provided that she have the use of the designated part of his dwelling house on Queen Street. To his oldest son, Samuel, he gave £700, and to his son Augustus £500, in money. He then empowers his executors to dispose of his estate after his youngest child shall have arrived at the age of 21, "and after the termination of the present unhappy war," and provides that one equal fourth part of the proceeds be given to each of his four children, viz.: his sons Samuel, Richard and Augustus, and his daughter Sophia. The concluding clause reads: "Lastly I appoint my relation, Capt. Thomas Lawrence, of New York, and Christopher Smith and Gary Ludlow, of Jamaica, my executors."

Mrs. Sackett survived her husband but a little over three and a half years, her death occurring at Jamaica, Apr. 20, 1784.

Children of Samuel Sackett and Mary Betts

ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
Reference94.5M.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "94. Samuel Sackett, b. June 23, 1724, d. Sept. 29, 1780; m. Mary Betts."
  3. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (http://dar.org/), "Sackett, Samuel
    Service: New York
    Rank: Captain
    Birth: 6-23-1724, Newton, New York
    Death: 4-15-1780, Jamaica, New York
    Service Description: Col Henry B.Livingston, 4th Regt, NY Line
    Spouse: Mary Betts."
Last Edited6 July 2012