Benjamin Sacket

(1762-1844)
FatherDeacon & Captain Justus Sacket (1729/30-1815)
MotherLydia Newcomb (c 1731-1808)
Benjamin Sacket, son of Deacon & Captain Justus Sacket and Lydia Newcomb, was born in Kent, ConnecticutG, on 28 July 1762.1,2 He died on 14 July 1844.2 He married first at Kent, ConnecticutG, on 21 November 1782, Betsey Eldred.3,2 She was born in ConnecticutG, in about 1761.4 She died on 9 March 1819.5 He married second on 5 October 1819, Mary Gaylord.5 She died in 1856.5
     Benjamin Sacket served as a private in the American Revolutionary War.6
     In 1790 Benjamin was living in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were one man, three boys, and three females.7
     Benjamin was a pew holder in the Congregationall Church, WarrenG in 1816 and in 1822.8

Children of Benjamin Sacket and Betsey Eldred

  • Justus Sacket+ b. 30 Aug 1784, d. 5 Apr 1846
  • Achsah Sacket b. 21 Jan 1786, d. 23 Nov 1831
  • Myron Sacket b. 13 Feb 1787, d. c 1849
  • Simmons Sacket+ b. 8 Dec 1788, d. 19 Sep 1863
  • Lydia Sacket b. 1 Nov 1790
  • Clark Sacket+ b. 4 Feb 1793, d. Jun 1864
  • Moses Sacket+ b. 21 May 1795, d. 25 Apr 1871
  • Joanna Sacket b. 2 Jul 1797
  • Benjamin Sacket+ b. 29 Aug 1799, d. 16 Nov 1885
  • Orphea Sacket b. 6 Jul 1801, d. 28 Oct 1885
  • Minerva Sacket b. 5 Dec 1803, d. c 1853

Child of Benjamin Sacket and Mary Gaylord

  • Frances A. Sacket b. 31 Aug 1820, d. 29 Sep 1852
ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
Reference655.6N.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "[Sackett], Benjamin, s. [Justice & Lyddia], b. July 28, 1762. Kent Vital Records, 1:10."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "655. Benjamin Sacket, b. July 28, 1762, d. July 14, 1844; m. Betsey Eldred."
  3. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Benjamin, m. Bette Eldred, Nov. 21, 1782, by Rev. Peter Starr. Kent Vital Records, 2:164."
  4. Birthplace CT from 1880 census record for son Benjamin.
  5. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  6. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (http://dar.org/), "Sackett, Benjamin
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 7-28-1762, Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Death: 7-14-1844, Warren, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Pension Number: *W1940
    Service Source: *W1940
    Service Description: 1) Capts Olmsted, Sturtevant, Cols Enos; 2) Canfield
    Residence: Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: 1) Betsey Eldred, 2) Mercy/Mary Gaylord."
  7. 1790 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Benjamin Sacket. Warren, Litchfield, CT. 1 white male (16+), 3 white males under 16, and 3 white females.
  8. Lucy Sackett Curtiss, The Congregational Church, Warren, Connecticut, 1756–1956 (1956), 19–20, "List of Pew Holders in Old Meeting House, 1816 [included] Justus Sackett, Moses Sackett, Benjamin Sackett, Homer Sackett, Alexander Sackett, Aaron Sackett."
    39–40, "List of Pew Holders in New Meeting House, 1822 [included] Benjamin Sackett, Homer Sackett, Justus Sackett, Aaron Sackett, Moses Sackett, Alexander Sackett."
Last Edited23 June 2017