Justus Sackett

(1740-1827)
FatherHon Nathaniel Sackett (1720-bef 1761)
MotherAnne Bush (-c 1746)
Justus Sackett, son of Hon Nathaniel Sackett and Anne Bush, was born in 1740.1 He died aged 86 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 15 January 18271,2 and was buried at the Second Congregational Church Cemetery, GreenwichG.2,3 He married Anna Lyon.1 She was born on 27 September 1740.4,5 She died aged 96 in GreenwichG, on 15 February 18371,4,6 and was buried in the Second Congregational Church CemeteryG.1,4,7
     Justus served as a sergeant in the American Revolutionary War.8
     In 1790 Justus was living in Norwalk, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were two white males (16+), three white males under 16, three white females, and one slave.9
The Justus Sackett House

An article in the GreenwichFreePress in September 2017 reported a proposal by the nearby Brunswick School to purchase the Justus Sackett House at 45 Patterson Avenue, Greenwich, and to convert the single family dwelling into three apartments for teachers.
The article gives historical details: "The Federal style house, plaqued "Justus Sackett House, circa 1779," was, according to the Greenwich Historical Society, originally located facing Maple at the curved beginnings of North Street. Back then there was no Patterson Avenue – only part of the Sackett Farm which stretched backward toward the area of Perryridge.
"Justus Sackett purchased the house from Nehemiah Mead, Jr.
"In 1905 the house was moved to 45 Patterson Ave.
"The house has a charming port cochere, with a notable combination of both square and round columns. Before being moved, the house had a pitched roof.
"When William H Sackett*, who had inherited the house, sold it to James Dominick in 1851, the new owner, enlarged the house by changing the old pitched roof into a flat roof, with a comfortable third floor where the attic had been. At the time, Maher Ave existed, but was a private road."

* William Henry Sackett (1822–1903), Justus's grandson.

Justus Sackett house, 45 Patterson Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2017
(Src: GreenwichFreePress.com)

Children of Justus Sackett and Anna Lyon

ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
Whitman Sackett Mead & Sarah Mead Sackett relationship chart
Reference340.6N.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "340. Justus Sackett, b. in year 1740, d. Jan. 15, 1827; m. Anna Lyon."
  2. Website Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections (New England Historic Genealogical Society) (http://www.NewEnglandAncestors.org), "Sackett, Justus, d. Jan. 15, 1827, in 87th yr. Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich Fairfield Co., Connecticut."
  3. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 17:245, Inscription, Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, "Sackett, Justus, died Jan 15, 1827, age 86 yrs."
  4. Website Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections (New England Historic Genealogical Society) (http://www.NewEnglandAncestors.org), "Sackett, Anna, widow of Justus Sackett, d. Feb. 15, 1837, æ. 96 yrs, 4 mos and 19 days. Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut."
  5. Date of birth calculated from age at death.
  6. There is a discrepancy in the recording of the inscription on the gravestone of Justus's widow Anna, The Sacketts of America showing a date of 15 January 1837 and an age of 99 years, 4 months and 9 days, and the NEHGS Manuscript Collection showing 15 February 1837 and 96 years, 4 months and 19 days.
  7. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 17:245, Inscription, Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, "Sackett, Anna, wife of Justus, died Feb 15, 1837, age 96 yrs 4 mos 19 days."
  8. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (http://dar.org/), "Sackett, Justus
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank: Sergeant
    Birth: 1740, New York, New York
    Death: 1-15-1827, Greenwich, Fairfield Co, Connecticut
    Service Source: Johnston, Ct Men in the Rev, pp 455, 488, 489
    Service Description: Capt Abraham Mead, Col John Mead
    Residence: Greenwich, Fairfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: Anne Lyon."
  9. 1790 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Justice Sacket. Norwalk and Stamford, CT. 2 white males (16+), 3 white males under 16, 3 white females, and 1 slave.
Last Edited17 September 2017