Rebecca Sackett1,2

FatherJoseph S Sackett (1715/16-1798)
MotherSarah Vansant (1726-1796)
Rebecca Sackett, daughter of Joseph S Sackett and Sarah Vansant, was born in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PennsylvaniaG, on 6 June 1760.3 She died in WrightstownG on 1 January 1802.3 She married at the Southampton Baptist Church, Bucks CountyG, on 13 July 1784, Rev William H Wetherill, son of William Wetherill and Rebecca Haines.4 Rev William H Wetherill was born in Bristol, Bucks CountyG, on 23 April 1762.5 He died in Wrightstown TownshipG and was buried in Penns Park Cemetery, Wrightstown.3
     Rebecca was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, PennsylvaniaG, on 21 October 1793.6

More about Rev William H Wetherill.
Rev William H Wetherill
"Penns Park's importance in the area of religion centers around its Methodist congregation which was among the earliest in the county. The leader of this movement in the strongly Quaker central Bucks County area was William Wetherill. Wetherill was also a key figure in the development of the village. In 1803 he purchased the entire northwest portion of the crossroads, including the store and tavern, from Jesse Anderson (who built another tavern on the northeast corner of the intersection a decade later). A year after his purchase of the land at the crossroads he conveyed a small lot of land along the New Hope Road to the Methodists in trust for the establishment of a graveyard and the eventual construction of a church. This action was only a year after the important General Conference of the Methodist Church and less than a year after the first Methodist Church in Bucks County was erected in Bristol. True to the Methodist tradition, services were held in William Wetherill's home until a church was erected in 1833. The church was built by Wetherill, a mason by trade, and by his son-in-law Charles Johnson*. Under the guidance of William Wetherill, Methodism flourished in this small isolated community in the heart of the predominantly Quaker region."
* Note by Lynn Tinsley: son-in-law Charles Johnson would be James Dungan Johnson.
[Source: Living Places website, researched by Lynn Tinsley].

Abstract of Rev William H Wetherill's will
"William Wetherill, 12 Oct 1842, Wrightstown Twp. Wife Hannah. Children Samuel, Joseph P, Sackett, Huldah James, Phebe Johnson, Elizabeth Thomas, Mary Wetherill, William, Ellnor, Sally (wife of Nathan Supplee), Clara (wife of Reuben Lee), Patience Iliff, Simon (deceased, children William, Charles, Lydia). Exec: sons Samuel & Joseph P. Wit: Charles Thompson, Charles W. Smith. Proved 4 Mar 1843
[Source: Thomas G Myers: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Will Abstracts 1825-1870, Willow Bend Books, Maryland: Will #7832, Book 12, page 293]

Children of Rebecca Sackett and Rev William H Wetherill

  • William H Wetherill
  • Simon Sackett Wetherill b. c 1775, d. 16 Oct 1833
  • Rebecca Wetherill b. 14 Nov 1784, d. before 12 Oct 1842
  • Sarah Wetherill b. 5 Apr 1786, d. 23 Nov 1854
  • Clara Wetherill b. c 1789, d. 29 Jan 1876
  • Patience Wetherill+ b. 3 Sep 1790, d. Dec 1870

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, not recorded.
  2. Researched by Lynn Tinsley.
  3. Email from Lynn Tinsley to Sackett Discussion List, 30 October 2005.
  4. F Edward Wright, compiler, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Church Records of 17th and 18th Centuries, Colonial Roots, Lewes, Delaware (2003), "William Wetherill & Rebecka Sacket were married 13 Jul 1784 per license by Revd William Van Horne."
  5. John Wesley Haines, A Quaker Family of Burlington County, New Jersey, since 1682, Carr Publishing Inc, Boyce, VA (1961).
  6. Will of Joseph Sackett of Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 21 October 1793, proved, 27 March 1798 (Probate file 02837) (Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Abstracts of Wills, 1785-1825),
    "Joseph Sackett, Wrightstown Twp., yeoman, 'far advanced in age.' October 21, 1793. Codicil November 1, 1794. Proved March 27, 1798.
    Wife Sarah. Son Joseph, son-in-law Simon Bennitt and son-in-law Joshua Dungan, son of Joseph, exrs. Sons Simon and Joseph. Daus., Clauche, Rachel, Sarah, Elizabeth, Rebecca. Gddau. Mary Kinsey, 'Goods lent to Dau. Patience, and in possession of her father John Kinsey.' Land purchased of Joseph Wilkinson and John Watson. Do. adj. Garret Vansant and Samuel Kirk.
    Wits: Isaac Chapman, Thomas Chapman, Sarah Chapman."
Sackett line5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Lynn Tinsley, Richard Hearn and William Charles "Bill" Bonnet.
Last Edited28 Jul 2012

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