Erastus Sacket Jr

FatherErastus Sacket (1721-before 1797)
MotherElizabeth Leonard (1729/30-1816)
MarriageSarah ___
Erastus Sacket Jr, son of Erastus Sacket and Elizabeth Leonard, was born in Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 29 July 17501,2 and baptized at the Church of Christ, Westfield, Hampden CountyG, on 9 September 1750.3 He died aged 88 in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 28 September 18384,5 and was buried at Terrace Grove, Pittsfield CemeteryG.5 He married Sarah ___. Sarah was born in 1758.6 She died in PittsfieldG on 30 April 18335 and was buried in Terrace Grove, Pittsfield CemeteryG.
     Erastus served in the American Revolutionary War.5
     Erastus was included in a 1786 census of Pittsfield householders; his father Erastus was also listed.7
     In 1790 Erastus was living in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG. In his household were one man and six females, presumably his wife Sarah and five of their daughters.8
     Erastus was listed in the census in 1800, 1810, 1820, and 1830 as a householder in PittsfieldG.9,10,11,12
     Erastus and his brother Solomon were founder members, with 24 other townsmen, of the Berkshire Cattle Show, held in the Square in the Village of PittsfieldG for the first time on 1 October 1810 when "farmers in this County and its vicinity" were "respectfully invited to attend this first exhibition, from nine to three of the clock, with bulls, oxen, steers, and other neat cattle, Merino sheep of the different grades, as well as other improved breeds, hogs or swine of different breeds, and such useful animals as they may think proper" in the hope that "this essay will lead to permanent annual cattle shows, and that an incorporated Agricultural Society will emanate from these meetings."13
     Erastus was appointed joint administrator, with his daughter Beulah, of the estate of Beulah's husband Jonathan Davis who died intestate in Otsego County, New York, in about 1811.14

Children of Erastus Sacket Jr and Sarah ___

 Notes & Citations

  1. Cooke, Pittsfield Families Vol 9, p 116.
  2. Vital Records, Springfield, Massachusetts, to 1850, Book 2, Births, 1728–1772, "Erastus Sackett Son of Erastus Sackett & Elizabeth Sackett of Springfield was born July 29th anno: Dom. 1750."
  3. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1750 Sacket, Erastus s. Erastus & ---, Sept. 9."
  4. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1:293, Pittsfield Sun, 3 Oct 1838, "Died. This town, Sep 28, Mr Erastus Sackett."
  5. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 3:12, Record of Revolutionary Soldiers of Berkshire County, Berkshire County Chapter of the State Society of Sons of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Erastus, b. 1750, d. Pittsfield, Sept. 28, 1838, ae 88, son of Erastus and Elizabeth (Chaffee) Sackett. He was buried in Terrace Grove, in Pittsfield Cemetery. Grave has marker. His wife, Sarah, d. April 30, 1833, ae 75."
  6. Date of birth based on age at death.
  7. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 26:375, records of First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, [1786 census] Ares. Sackett [next line] Ar. Sackett Junr."
  8. 1790 United States census, Erastus Sacket, Jun. Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA. 1 white male (16+) and 6 white females.
  9. 1800 United States census, "Erastus Sackett, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45 and over, 4 females under 10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, total 10."
  10. 1810 United States census, "Erastus Sackett, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, total 5."
  11. 1820 United States census, "Erastus Sacket, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 45 and over, total 5."
  12. 1830 United States census, "Erastus Sacket, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 70-79, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 30-39, total 6."
  13. The Pittsfield Sun, Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Newspapers.com image), 8 Aug 1810, p 3.
  14. "New York Probate Records" (FamilySearch image).
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree6N.3
Last Edited22 Nov 2023
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