Benjamin P Sackett

FatherIsaac Sackett (c 1780-after 1862)
MotherSarah "Sally" ___ (c 1797-)
Benjamin P Sackett, son of Isaac Sackett and Sarah "Sally" ___, was born in Madison, Madison County, New York StateG, in 1815.1 He died aged 54 in St Lawrence CountyG on 5 April 1869 and was buried at Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam, St Lawrence CountyG.2 He married first in New York CityG on 13 September 1839, Sarah Smith.3 She died on 5 November 1841 and was buried at Bayside Cemetery, PotsdamG.2 He married second in about 1842, Jane E Towle, daughter of John Towle and Sally ___. Jane was born in Keeseville, Clinton County, New York StateG, on 16 August 1825.4 She died aged 74 in Grasmere, Hillsborough County, New HampshireG, on 28 February 1901 and was buried at Bayside Cemetery, PotsdamG.2,5
     Benjamin served in an artillery regiment in the US Army for six years from 4 December 1833. His first enlistment for a three-year term was at Sackett's Harbor, New York. He was promoted Sergeant during his second three-year term and was stationed towards the end of the term at Fort Columbus, Governors Island, New York. He was of Governors Island at his first marriage shortly before discharge from the army.6,7
     In 1850 Benjamin was living in Potsdam, St Lawrence CountyG, and was recorded in the census as Benjamin Sackett, a farmer, aged 34 and born in New York. Living with him were his wife Jane, 26, and their son Gilbert, aged four. They were living in the household of Benjamin's parents Isaac and Sally. Benjamin worked his own land next to his father's farm.8
     On 1 February 1855 Benjamin's father Isaac bought 15 acres of land in PotsdamG for $86, the land to be under contract to his son Benjamin.9
     In 1860 he was living in PotsdamG and was recorded as Benj[amin] P Sackett, a farmer, aged 46. Living with him were his wife Jane, 34, and their children, Gilbert, 14, Elsie, 12 [actually 10], George, 8, and Emily, aged three.10
     On 4 December 1862 a document was drawn up by brothers Isaac B, Levi, and Benjamin P, providing for the care of their father Isaac in his old age.11
Benjamin P Sackett (1815–1869), Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, gravehunter1218)

Children of Benjamin P Sackett and Jane E Towle

 Notes & Citations

  1. US Army records.
  2. Find a Grave.
  3. "New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, U.S., United Methodist Church Records, 1775-1949" (Ancestry image), "13 Sep 1839, New York, Benjamin Sackett, of Gov Island, NY, & Sarah Smith, of NY. By Rev N Kellogg. Witnesses: Chas C Hull, Sarah Post."
  4. Death record.
  5. "New Hampshire, U.S., Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947" (Ancestry image), "Jane E Sackett, d. Grasmere, 28 Feb 1901, aged 74-6-12, previous res. NY, b. Keesville, NY, 16 Aug 1825, widow, cause apoplexy, father John Towle, b. Newbury NH, farmer, mother Sally Towle, b. Ware NH."
  6. "US Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798–1914" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Benjeman, 18, eyes hazle, hair brown, complexion fair, 5' 8½", b. NY, Madison, labourer, enlisted 4 Dec 1833, Sackts Har, by Lt Bradley, for 3 yrs, 3 Art E, discharge 4 Oct 1836 by re-enlisting."
  7. US Army Enlistments, "Sackett, Benjamin, 21, eyes hazle, hair brown, complexion light, 5' 8½", b. NY, Madison, soldier, enlisted 4 Oct 1836, I?vinton [Irvington?], by Lyon, for 3 yrs, 3 Art E, 22 Sep 1939, 2d enlistment Ft Columbus NY (Sergt)."
  8. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll M432_590, p. 26
    Potsdam, St Lawrence, New York
    Sackett, Isaac, 70, farmer, real estate $1300, b. VT
    Sackett, Sally, 53, b. VT
    Davis, David, 20, farmer, b. NY
    Davis, Cynthia, 16, b. NY
    Sackett, Benj, 34, farmer, real estate $240, b. NY
    Sackett, Jane, 24, b. NY
    Sackett, Gilbert, 4, b. NY.
  9. Thurmon King's database, citing "1 Feb 1855 55B137 Anna Maria Clarkson, Fredrica Clarkson, Emily V. Clarkson, Ann Margaret Clarkson, Mary Matilda Clarkson, Anna Augusta Clarkson of NYC, and Thomas S. Clarkson and Elizabeth, his wife, of Potsdam,-1st part Isaac Sackett of Potsdam, 2nd part $86.00 town of Potsdam 15.10 acres under contract to Benjamin P. Sackett rec. Sept 10, 1857."
  10. 1860 United States Federal Census, Roll M653_855, p 820, FHL film 803855
    Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York
    Sackett, Benj P, 46, farmer, real estate $750, personal estate $100, b. NY
    Sackett, Jane, 34, b. NY
    Sackett, Gilbert A, 14, b. NY
    Sackett, Elisa D, 12, b. NY
    Sackett, Geo H, 8, b. NY
    Sackett, Emily A, 3, b. NY.
  11. Thurmon King's database, citing "65C118 Benjamin P. Sackitt of Potsdam-1st part Isaac Sackett & Isaac B. Sackett of Potsdam-2nd part $400.00 description of care of Isaac in old age and his funeral expenses to be paid within 3 months of death and discussion of Levi C. Sackett and his heirs, son of Isaac, to be paid $400.00 2 parcels of land one being land Isaac has lived on "for many years". signed by B.P. Sackitt and Jane E Sackitt his wife rec. Dec 8, 1862."; "4 Dec 1862 65C124 Isaac Sackitt & Isaac B Sackitt of Potsdam-1st part Benjamin P. Sackitt of Potsdam-2nd part $400.00 quit claim 2 parcels rec. 8 Dec 1862."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line3rd great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
ChartsLine 4 (American)
Last Edited6 Jan 2024
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
15488 Benjamin P Sackett

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