835. William Henry Sackett, M. D., 1779–1820, of Bedford, Westchester County, N. Y., son of (340) Justus and Ann Lyon Sackett, was married, Sept. 28, 1808, by Rev. Ebenezer Grant, to Rebecca Holly, daughter of Col. Jesse Holly and his wife Catherine Holmes. Dr. Sackett was born in Greenwich, Conn. After graduating at Yale College he studied medicine under Dr. Perry at Ridgefield, Conn. In 1860 he began the practice of his profession at Bedford, and soon became the leading physician in Westchester County. Scharf, the historian of Westchester, says that he was "A man of splendid general culture and a keen student of the new lights then being thrown upon the science of medicine by Cullen, Brown, Darwin, and Rush," and that he "was esteemed the most accomplished physician in the county." In 1810 he was commissioned as Surgeon of Regiment of State Troops, commanded by Col. Harris, and in 1818, Hospital Surgeon of Eleventh Division of Infantry.
Colonel Jesse Holly was born Sept. 20, 1753, and died at Newtown, L. I., Sept. 17, 1823. He served during the war of the Revolution, and for over twenty-one years after peace was declared, as a commissioned officer of Westchester County Militia, filling with zeal and ability, during his thirty years of continuous service in war and peace, every grade from Lieutenant to Regimental Commander.
Children of Dr. William H. and Rebecca Holly Sackett.
2237. William H. Sackett, Jr., b. Nov. 11, 1810, d. May 2, 1816.
2238. Sarah Isaacs Sackett, b. Feb. 9, 1812, d. Mar. 22, 1851.
2239. Catherine Ann Sackett, b. Dec. 30, 1813, d. Aug. 23, 1885; m. H. Owen.
2240. Maria H. Sackett, b. Mar. 21, 1817, d. Apr. 15, 1890; m. J. McDonald Betes.
2241. Augusta R. Sackett, b. Apr. 12, 1820, d. Feb. 4, 1874; m. Albert McNulty.
—Weygant, The Sacketts of America