1713. Colonel James Sackett, 1770–1821, of Van Levens (formerly Sackett's) Corners, Albany County, N. Y., son of (719) John, Jr., and Prudence Atherton Sackett, was married to a Miss Chitterdon. Colonel Sackett was an active business man, a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, and an enthusiastic militiaman. He represented his town for several years in the County Board of Supervisors, and in 1818 was a member of the State Assembly. In the militia he served with credit for full thirty years, filling every position from private to regimental commander. His commissions from Ensign to Colonel are dated as follows:
1800 Ensign of Albany Light Infantry Company.
1803 Lieutenant in regiment commanded by Lt.-Col. Todd.
1805 Captain in regiment commanded by L.-Col. Paul Todd.
1807 Junior Major of regiment commanded by Col. Farington.
1809 Junior Major of regiment commanded by Lt.-Col. Wm. Mackey.
1812 Senior Major of regiment commanded by Lt.-Col. Boardman
1814 Lieut.-Col. commanding 25th Reg. New York State Inf.
1818 Colonel of 25th Regt. N. Y. S. I., with rank from May 1, 1816.
He was buried from church at Van Levens Corners in July 1821 with military and Masonic honors, and laid to rest in Snyder Cemetery.
—Weygant, The Sacketts of America