Colonel James Sackett

(1770-c 1821)
FatherJohn Sackett (1747-1805)
MotherPrudence Atherton (1748-1808)
Colonel James Sackett, son of John Sackett and Prudence Atherton, was born on 6 June 1770.1 He died in Van Levens Corners, New York StateG, in about 1821. He married ___ Chittendon.1
     James was listed in the census in 1800 and 1810 as a householder in Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York StateG.2,3
     James Sackett served as a militiaman for thirty years, becoming Colonel of the 25th Regiment, New York State Infantry, in 1816.
     In 1820 he was a householder in Westerlo, Albany CountyG.4
Colonel James 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

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1713. James Sackett, b. June 6, 1770; m.___ Chittendon."
  2. 1800 United States census
    "James Sacket, Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York State."
  3. 1810 United States census
    "James Sackett, Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York State."
  4. 1820 United States census
    "James Sackett, Westerlo, Albany County, New York State."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett lineGreat-grandson of Captain Richard Sackett of New York
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited3 Jan 2022

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