Stephen Sacket Jr

FatherStephen Sacket (1748-1830)
MotherEunice Ross (c 1746-1830)
Marriage1798, WestfieldGHannah Bancroft5,6
Marriage1817Ruhamah (Lyman) Sackett
Stephen Sacket Jr, 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.
     Stephen was listed in the 1830 census as a householder in BostonG.19
     Stephen made his will in BostonG on 12 October 1830, naming as beneficiaries his wife Ruhamah, and his children, Bancroft, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Jane. He also named his brother Daniel's widow Tryphena. His son Francis was not named. He left the $100 legacy recently received from his father to his daughters, Elizabeth and Jane, son-in-law George Noble (daughter Hannah's husband), and Charles Bullard (who is not identified as a family member but was an executor with George Noble and was evidently closely connected). Charles Bullard and George Noble were also to have three lots of land in South Hampton and Westfield and the residue of the personal estate after specific bequests. The will was proved in Boston on 14 November 1831.20
Abstract of Will of Stephen Sacket, physician of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Date: 12 Oct 1830.
Proved: Probate Court, Boston, 14 Nov 1831.
Ruhamah Sacket, $1.
Ruhamah's children, $1 each.
Brother's widow Tryphenia Sacket, $10.
Tryphenia's children, $1 each.
Son Bancroft Sacket $1.
George Noble, specified clothing & personal effects.
Charles Bullard & George Noble: all real estate consisting of 3 lots of land in South Hampton & Westfield.
Elizabeth Sacket, Jane Sacket, Charles Bullard & George Noble, $100 legacy from my father & all amounts owed to me.
Daughter Hannah, wife of said Noble, best bed & bedding.
Daughter Elizabeth, second best bed & bedding.
Charles Bullard & Jane Sacket, all medical stock.
Charles Bullard, waggon & harness.
Charles Bullard & George Noble, residue of personal estate.
Executors: Charles Bullard & George Noble.
Witnesses: Augustus Reed, Joseph Meads, Francis Gardner.

Children of Stephen Sacket Jr and Hannah Bancroft

Children of Stephen Sacket Jr 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. Sackett 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" (American Ancestors image), "1815 Oct. 27 The wife of Stephen Sacket Jr. 35 years."
  9. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836", "1802 A child of Stephen Sacket."
  10. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836", "1804     March 8 An infant daughter of Stephen Sacket Still born."
  11. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836", "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 Jr, Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male under 10, 2 males 16-25, 1 female 16-25, total 4."
  15. 1810 United States census, "Stephen Sacket Jr, Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, total 5."
  16. 1820 United States census, "Ruhamah Sacket, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male under 10, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, total 4."
  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" (American Ancestors image), "Ruhamah Sackett, res. 5 Sep 1827, Boston, Suffolk, MA, married, $50."
  19. 1830 United States census, "Stephen Sackett, Boston Ward 7, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-14, 2 males 20-29, 1 male 50-59, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 50-59, total 8."
  20. "Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers" (American Ancestors image).
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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