Stephen Sacket

(1777-1831)
FatherStephen Sacket (1748-1830)
MotherEunice Ross (c 1746-1830)
Stephen Sacket, son of Stephen Sacket and Eunice Ross, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 7 August 17771 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 12 October 1783.2 He died aged 53 in Boston, MassachusettsG, on 12 May 1831.3,4 He married first at the First Church, WestfieldG, on 25 October 1798, Hannah Bancroft, daughter of John Bancroft and Elizabeth Holcomb.5,6 Hannah was born in WestfieldG on 26 June 17807 and died aged 35 in WestfieldG on 27 October 1815.8 In addition to the children listed, Stephen and Hannah had a child who died in 1802, a stillborn daughter in 1804, and in 1808 twin children who survived for one day.9,10,11 Stephen married second in about 1817, Ruhamah (Lyman) Sackett, widow of his second cousin Walter Sackett. Ruhamah was born in about 1778.12 She died aged 58 in Boston, MassachusettsG, on 13 May 1837 listed as "city poor" and was buried at South Ground, BostonG.13
     Stephen was listed in the census in 1800 and 1810 as a householder in WestfieldG. In 1820, Ruhamah was listed as a householder there.14,15,16
     Stephen was listed in the Boston City Directory in 1825 and 1830, described as an Indian doctor, living at 14 Myrtle. After his death, Ruhamah was listed there in 1831 and 1832. In the 1836 directory, she was described as an Indian doctress.17
     Ruhamah was listed on 5 September 1827 as a depositor, of $50, at the Provident Institution for Savings, Boston. Her stepdaughter Hannah had been left $50 in the will of Stephen's brother-in-law Charles King and it would seem likely that this was the source of the deposit.18
     Stephen was named as a beneficiary in his father's will, made at WestfieldG on 5 October 1829 and proved on 2 March 1830. He was to receive a sum of $100 plus his share of the estate already received.

Children of Stephen Sacket and Hannah Bancroft

Children of Stephen Sacket and Ruhamah Lyman

  • Francis Sackett+ b. c 1817, d. 25 Nov 1873
  • Jane Sacket b. 26 Apr 1819, d. 17 Mar 1869

 Notes & Citations

  1. Thurmon King's database.
  2. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1783 Sacket, Stephen s. Stephen & Eunice, Oct. 12."
  3. American Antiquarian Society, "Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704–1930" (Ancestry image), Columbian Centinel, Massachusetts, 18 May 1831, death, "Sacket, Stephen, form. of Westfield, aged 53."
  4. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), "12 May 1831, Stephen Sackett, 53, consumption, rem. to Forest Hills, 7 Jan 1767."
  5. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Stephen Sacket Jr. of W. and Hannah Bancroft of W; m. Oct. 25, 1798 ."
  6. "Westfield, MA: Marriage Records of the First Church, 1781–1835" (American Ancestors transcript), "1796 Stephen Sacket Jr. of Westfield & Hannah Baneroft of Westfield."
  7. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), "Bancroft, Hannah, b. Westfield, MA, 26 Jun 1780, dau. of John Bancroft & Elizabeth Holcomb."
  8. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836", digital image, American Ancestors, "1815 Oct. 27 The wife of Stephen Sacket Jr. 35 years."
  9. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836", digital image, American Ancestors, "1802 A child of Stephen Sacket."
  10. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836", digital image, American Ancestors, "1804     March 8 An infant daughter of Stephen Sacket Still born."
  11. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836", digital image, American Ancestors, "1808 May 19 Twin child'n of Stephen Sacket Jr. 1 day."
  12. Death record.
  13. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), "13 May 1837, Rewhamah Sackett, 58, city poor, dropsy, bur. 130 South Gd."
  14. 1800 United States census
    "Stephen Sacket, Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts."
  15. 1810 United States census
    "Stephen Y Sacket, Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts."
  16. 1820 United States census
    "Ruhamah Sacket, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts."
  17. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Boston City Directory, 1825, 1830, "Sacket Stephen, Indian doctor, 14 Myrtle."; 1831, 1832, "Sackett Ruhamah, 14 Myrtle."; 1836, "Sackett, Ruhamah, Indian doctress, 15 Myrtle."
  18. "Boston, MA: Provident Institution for Savings, 1817-1882", digital image, American Ancestors, "Ruhamah Sackett, res. 5 Sep 1827, Boston, Suffolk, MA, married, $50."
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree6N.3
Last Edited30 May 2022
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
9214 Stephen Sacket
 

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