Deacon & Captain Justus Sacket

(1729/30-1815)
FatherJonathan Sacket (1695/96-1773)
MotherAnn Filer (c 1705-1787)
Deacon & Captain Justus Sacket, of Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, son of Jonathan Sacket and Ann Filer, was born in Hebron, ConnecticutG, on 9 March 1729/30.1,2 He died aged 85 on 16 March 18152 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.3 He married in Kent, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 1 January 1756, Lydia Newcomb, 1738-1808, daughter of Benjamin Newcomb and Hannah Clark.4,2 Lydia was born in about 1731.5 She died aged 77 in WarrenG, on 16 November 18086 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.7
     Justus was commissioned Captain of the Second Train Band of Kent (Warren), Connecticut, in 1765, and served in the American Revolutionary War.8
     Justus was a founding, covenanting, member at the first "gathering" of the Congregational Church at Warren in 1756, and was a deacon of the church. In 1776, when the congregation decided to build a proper church meeting house to replace the old schoolhouse, he was sent to the General Court "to git a committee to Stake A place to Set sd house."9
     Justus was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Kent, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 12 June 1772.6
     Justus was named as a beneficiary in his mother's will made in Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in June 1783.6
     In 1790 Justus was living in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were three men, and three females.10
Extract from The Sacketts of America

Capt. Sacket was born in East Greenwich (now Hebron), Conn., but in 1750 removed to and became a permanent resident of Kent. He there took an active part in religious, political and military affairs and gained and held the confidence and respect of his townsmen. His name appears in the list of founders of the first church established in Kent, and in 1753 he was appointed by the General Assembly of Connecticut to collect a tax levied against the property of East Greenwich for support of a minister of the Gospel. He was a Justice of the Peace from 1771 to 1777, and again from 1779 to 1782. In the year last named he represented his town in Connecticut Legislature. In 1765 he was commissioned Captain of the Second Train Band of the town of Kent, and during the War of the Revolution he participated in several short campaigns.

Children of Deacon & Captain Justus Sacket and Lydia Newcomb

ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
Eleazer Curtis Sacket & Patty Sacket relationship chart
Homer Skiff Sackett & Charrie E Strong relationship chart
Thanet DNA chart 1
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackit, Justus, s. Jonath [sic], b. Mar. 9, 1729/30. Hebron Vital Records, 1:17."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "203. Justus Sacket, b. Mar. 9, 1730, d. Mar. 16, 1815; m. Lydia Newcomb."
  3. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 51:12, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Justus, died 1815."
    51:13, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sacket, Justus Esq, died Mar 16, 1815, age 85 yrs."
    27:331, Hartford Courant, 29 Mar 1815, "Sacket, Deac. Justus, Warren, died Mar 16, age 85."
    Connecticut Mirror (Hartford), 3 Apr 1815, "Sacket, Dea. Justus, Warren, died Mar 16, age 85."
    Connecticut Herald (Hartford), 4 Apr 1815, "Sacket, Dea. Justus, Warren, age 85."
  4. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Justice, m. Lyddia Newcomb, Jan. 1, 1756, by Timothy Hatch. Kent Vital Records, 1:10."
  5. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, has 1738.
  6. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  7. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 51:13, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sacket, Lydia, wife of Justus Esq, died Nov 16, 1808, age 77 yrs."
    26:184, Danbury Times, 7 Dec 1808, "Sacket, Mrs, Warren, wife of Deacon Justus Sacket, age 77."
    Litchfield Gazette, 7 Dec 1808, "Sacket, Lydia, Warren, wife of Deacon Justus, age 77."
    Connecticut Herald (Hartford), 13 Dec 1808, "Sacket, Lydia, Warren, age 77."
  8. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (http://dar.org/), "Sackett, Justus
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank(S): Civil Service, Patriotic Service
    Birth: 3-9-1730, Hebron, Windham Co, Connecticut
    Death: 3-16-1815, Warren, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Service Source: Hoadly, Pub Recs of the State of Ct 1776-1781, Vol 1, pp 3,62, 90, 379; Vol 2, pp 250, 256; Vol 3, pp 10, 375, Vol 4, pp 81,131, 138; Vol 5, p 115
    Service Description: 1) J.O.P. 1775/6,1779 Etal, Deputy; 2) Rep to Gen Assem Fr Kent 1775-1783
    Residence: Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: Lydia Newcomb."
  9. Lucy Sackett Curtiss, The Congregational Church, Warren, Connecticut, 1756–1956 (1956), vi, "Deacons of the Church ... Justus Sackett [undated, but late 1700s] ... Salmon Sackett, 1808, (Moved to Tallmadge, Ohio)."
    4–5, "Among the pioneers who during the first decade took up land in the section now known as Warren, were some of the town's most influential men .... For example, ... Justus and Homer Sackett; ...."
    12–13, "... September 22, 1756—the day for the "gathering" of the new church ... covenanting members [18, including] Jonathan Sackett, Jonathan Sackett, Jun., Justus Sackett."
    16, "In 1776 Justus Sackett was sent to the General Court "to git a committee to Stake A place to Set sd house" [a proper meeting house to replace the little schoolhouse]."
  10. 1790 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Justus Sacket. Warren, Litchfield, CT. 3 white males (16+) and 3 white females.
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