Sackett DNA Project test results

Matched DNA results of Sackett descendants who have participated so far in the Sackett DNA Project are found to fall into two distinct groups, described here as the Thanet line and the New Haven line.

The Thanet line

The Thanet line, headed by Thomas Sackett the elder of Thanet, Kent, England, is the predominant ancestral line of the American Sacketts, through Simon Sackett the colonist. It is also the line of all known present-day English descendants with the Sackett name.

Of the participants with matching DNA in this group, a significant number have well-documented paper trails back to Thomas Sackett the elder of Thanet, providing a benchmark for this group.

Several Sacketts whose ancestral trails have otherwise hit brick walls are also found to belong to this group. These are Skene Douglas Sackett of New Milford, Connecticut (1765–1852), Aaron Sackett of Litchfield, Connecticut (b. say 1763), Capt Richard Sackett of New York & Dutchess County (c1678–1746), Warren J Sackett (c1794–1851), Thomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720–), and Nathaniel Sackett (say 1770–1817). The matched DNA of known descendants of these Sacketts strongly supports a conclusion that all were descended from Simon the colonist.

The ancestries of DNA participants in this line are shown on the Thanet line DNA/genealogical overlay charts.

The New Haven line

The New Haven line, headed by John Sackett of New Haven, is the second ancestral line of the American Sacketts. Its English roots have not been identified.

A number of participants with closely matching DNA have been placed in the New Haven group. Two have well-documented ancestries back to John Sackett of New Haven, providing a benchmark for the group. Several participants have genealogical paper trails back to Joseph Sackett of Vermont (bef 1755–bef 1830). On the strength of the DNA matches, Joseph Sackett of Vermont has now been placed in the New Haven tree as a great-grandson of John of New Haven. James Sackett of Milford, Connecticut (1804–1884) whose parents have not been identified, is also found to belong to this group, and is thus most likely to have been a descendant of John of New Haven.

The ancestries of participants in this line are shown on the New Haven line DNA/genealogical overlay charts

Sackett DNA project results table
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Earliest documented ancestor3
9
3
3
9
0
1
9
/
3
9
4
3
9
1
3
8
5
a
3
8
5
b
4
2
6
3
8
8
4
3
9
3
8
9
-
1
3
9
2
3
8
9
-
2
4
5
8
4
5
9
a
4
5
9
b
4
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
7
4
3
7
4
4
8
4
4
9
4
6
4
a
4
6
4
b
4
6
4
c
4
6
4
d
4
6
0
Y

G
A
T
A

H
4
Y
C
A

I
I

a
Y
C
A

I
I

b
4
5
6
6
0
7
5
7
6
5
7
0
C
D
Y
a
C
D
Y
b
4
4
2
4
3
8
Thanet line
Sackett DNA participants whose results identify them as descendants of Thomas Sackett the elder of Thanet, Kent (say 1530–1595)
(See also Thanet line overlay charts)
Modal132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736391213
Arnold H. Sackett JrThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617
Byra G. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet132314111014121214131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736391213
Charles L. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329
Dennis L. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet132314111014121213131329
Derek A. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151616111119231615181736371213
Fred SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314101013121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615171736391213
Herbert R. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736391213
John H. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181836391213
Michael J. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet132314111014121213131329179911112615203214151617111119231615181736371213
Paul S. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617101119231615181736381213
Ray J. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329
Robert SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736381213
Scott M. SackettThomas Sackett the elder of Thanet132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736391213
David SackettCapt Richard Sackett of New York & Dutchess County (c1678–1746)
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151616
Allen E. SackettThomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720)132314111014121213131329179911112615203214151617
Bruce SackettThomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720)132314111014121213131329179911112615203214151617111119231615181736391213
Robert W. SackettThomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720)132314111015121213121328179911112615203114151617111119231515181836381213
895855Thomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720)132314111014121213131329179911112615203214151617
Brian H. SackettAaron Sackett of Litchfield, Connecticut (b. say 1763)
132314111014121214131329
Robert E. SacketSkene D Sackett of New Milford, Connecticut (1765–1852)
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151616111119231615181736371213
Glenn A. SackettWarren J Sackett (c17941851)132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617
N46636Sackett line not documented132314111013121213131329
563640Sackett line not documented132314111014121214131329179911112615203114151617111119231615181736391213
775952Sackett line not documented
132314111014121213131329179911112615203114151617
New Haven line
Sackett DNA participants whose results identify them as descendants of John Sackett of New Haven (1620s–1684)
(See also New Haven line overlay charts)
Modal1423141111151212111313291791011112514192915151717111019231615171736381212
George B. SackettJohn Sackett of New Haven
1423141111151212111313291791011112514192915151717111019231715171737381212
Terry J. SackettJohn Sackett of New Haven1423141111151212111313291791011112514192815151717
George SackettJoseph Sackett of Vermont b. bef 1755
142314111115121211131329
Leonard A. SackettJoseph Sackett of Vermont b. bef 1755
1423141111151212111313291891011112514192915151517
Lester L. SackettJoseph Sackett of Vermont b. bef 1755
1423141111151212111313281891011112514192915151717
Richard A "Dick" SackettJoseph Sackett of Vermont b. bef 17551423141111151212111313281791011112514192915151717111019231615171736381212
Loren W. SacketJames Sackett of Milford, Connecticut (1804–1884)
142314111115121211131329
683445Sackett line not documented1423141111151212111313301791011112514192915151717111019231615171736381212
Unmatched results
Sackett DNA participants whose results do not match those of descendants of the Thanet or New Haven lines
Sean SackettCapt Richard Sackett of New York & Dutchess County (c1678–1746)
1323141111151212121413311891011112515193015151717111119221713161837381212
163944Thomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say 1720)
1324151111141212121413301891011112514193015151617111119231515191736371112
300788Thomas Sackett of Hopewell, New Jersey (say1720)132314111015121215121328
James M "Jim" SackettJames Sackett (1804–1893) of Lorain County, Ohio
132514111114121212913251791011112615192715151617
470266Ancestry not known. DNA matches that of James M "Jim" Sackett132414111114121212913251791011112615192715151617111119231615181738391212