Justus Sackett

FatherBenjamin Sackett (1762-1844)
MotherBetsey Eldred (c 1761-1819)
Justus Sackett, of Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, son of Benjamin Sackett and Betsey Eldred, was born in WarrenG on 30 August 17841,2 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WarrenG, on 29 June 1800.3 He died aged 61 on 5 April 1846.1 He married on 4 October 1812, Mary "Polly" Bradley.1 She died in 1867.1
     Justus was a pew holder in the Congregational Church, WarrenG, in 1816 and in 1822. According to Lucy Sackett Curtiss in her history of the Warren Congregational Church, Justus's house was commonly known as "Sackett's Harbor" because no one was ever refused shelter there, although it may of course have been a reference to the village of that name.4
     In 1860 Justus's widow Polly, aged 73, was living in WarrenG in the household of her daughter Emily and son-in-law Henry James Comstock.5

Children of Justus Sackett and Mary "Polly" Bradley

  • Betsey Jane Sackett b. 11 Nov 1813, d. 23 Nov 1850
  • Laura A Sackett b. 15 Apr 1815, d. 3 Jun 1867
  • Emily Sibyl Sackett+ b. 26 Jan 1817, d. 26 Feb 1882
  • Mary J Sackett+ b. 18 Jan 1819, d. 18 Feb 1894
  • Lucinda Cordelia Sackett b. 21 Feb 1821, d. 13 Mar 1876
  • Cornelia M Sackett b. 22 Jul 1822, d. 15 Feb 1826
  • Janette E Sackett b. 1 Oct 1824, d. 23 Aug 1825
  • Lucy Eliza Sackett+ b. 22 May 1826, d. 20 Mar 1918
  • Justus B Sackett b. 27 Mar 1829, d. 12 Dec 1830

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1500. Justus Sacket, b. Aug. 30, 1784, d. Apr. 5, 1846; m. Mary Bradley."
  2. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "[Sackett], Justus, s. [Benjamin & Betty], b. Aug. 30, 1784. Warren Vital Records, 1:117."
  3. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920", digital image, Ancestry.com, Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Clark, Justus, Achsa, Myron, Symmons, Lydia, Moses, Joanna & Benjamin, children of Benj(ami)n and w. bp. 29 Jun 1800. 2:42."
  4. Lucy Sackett Curtiss, The Congregational Church, Warren, Connecticut, 1756–1956, 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."
    58, "The Sackett homestead* was commonly known as 'Sackett's Harbor', because no one was ever refused shelter there. [Footnote:] *The home of Justus Sackett stood south of the "Stone House" on the now discontinued road which led through "Hardscrabble" to Litchfield. Across the road was the cheese factory. Lucy was one of the six lively "Sackett girls".
  5. 1860 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll M653_81, p. 326, Image 333, FHL Film 803081
    Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut, 30 Jun 1860
    Henry Comstock, 46, farmer, real estate $5,000, personal estate $1,600, b. MA
    Emily S Comstock, 43, b. CT
    Silia J Comstock, 18, b. MA
    Justus S Comstock, 10, b. CT
    Polly Sackett, 73, b. CT
    Kate Weth?, 24, teacher common schools, b. CT.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited18 Jun 2021

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