Reuben Sacket

FatherJonathan Sacket (1695/96-1773)
MotherAnn Filer (c 1705-1787)
Reuben Sacket, son of Jonathan Sacket and Ann Filer, was born in Hebron, ConnecticutG, on 17 June 1732.1,2 He died aged 71 in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 5 July 18033,2 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.4 He married in Kent, Litchfield CountyG, on 21 December 1752, Mercy Finney, daughter of Dr John Finney and Ann Toogood.5,2,6 Mercy was born in Swansea, MassachusettsG, on 1 January 1729/30.6,7 She died aged 75 in WarrenG on 23 January 18058,9 and was buried at Hillside Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield CountyG.9,10
     Reuben was a selectman and a member of a committee involved in patriotic service in Kent, Connecticut, during the American Revolutionary War.11
     Reuben was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Kent, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 12 June 1772.2
     Reuben was named as a beneficiary in his mother's will made in Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in June 1783.2
     In 1790 Reuben was living in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were one man, one boy, and three females.12

Children of Reuben Sacket and Mercy Finney

See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 204 
Thurmon King's Database, 3799
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
Thanet DNA chart 1

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackit, Rubine, s. Jonathan, b. June 17, 1732. Hebron Vital Records, 1:13."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  3. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sacket, Reuben, d. July 5, 1803, æ 71 years. Warren Vital Records, 1:140."
  4. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image,, 51:12, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Reuben, died July 5, 1803, age 71 yrs."
  5. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sacket, Ruben, m. Marcy Finney, b. of Kent, Dec. 21, 1752, by Rev. Cyrus Marsh. Kent Vital Records, LR1:12."
  6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEHGS, Boston, vol. 60 (1906): 70, Bristol Branch of the Finney Family, "Mercy [Finney], [d. John Finney & Ann Toogood], b. [Swansea, Mass.] Jan. 1, 1729–30; m. Dec. 21, 1752, Reuben Sacket of East Greenwich, now Warren, Conn."
  7. Research notes, Thurmon King, 26 Jun 2014.
  8. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sacket, Marcy, w. Reuben, d. Jan. 23, 1805, æ 75 years. Warren Vital Records, 1:140."
  9. Website Sharon, Connecticut, Burying Grounds ( (, The Sharon Burying Ground, "Sackett, Mrs. Marcy, widow of the late Reuben, of Warren, died Jan. 23, 1805, æ. 75."
  10. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image,, 43:4, Inscription, Hillside Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Mary, wife of Reuben, died Jan 23, 1805, age 75 yrs."
  11. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (, "Sackett, Reuben
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank(s): Civil Service, Patriotic Service
    Birth: 6-17-1732, Hebron, Hartford Co, Connecticut
    Death: 6-5-1803, Warren, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Service Source: Ct Rev War Accts, 1st Ser, Vol 11, Doc 110a, Roll #36.15; Atwater, Hist of Kent, Ct, p 35
    Service Description: Selectman & Member of Committee, Kent
    Residence: Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: Mercy Finney."
  12. 1790 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, Reuben Sacket. Warren, Litchfield, CT. 1 white male (16+), 1 white male under 16, and 3 white females.
Sackett line4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited27 January 2019