|Father||John Sackett (1632-1719)|
|Mother||Abigail Hannum (1640-1690)|
On 5 July 1679, the 17 year-old William with his father John appeared in the Springfield court charging James Sexton with beating and wounding William "at the Pound dore when some of the hogs were in the Pound he gave him 3 blows with his fist and tooke him by the Throat and hindered the putting the rest of the hogs into the Pound." Judge Pynchon found for William and fined Sexton 20 shillings for the wounding and 20 shillings for "Rescuing the swine" together with costs of 17 shillings and six pence.11
William's name appeared (with those of his father John, and brother John) in an undated list of townsmen of Westfield who had taken the oath of allegiance to the King.12
9. William Sacket, 1662–1700, of Westfield, Mass., son of (4) John and Abigail Hannum Sacket, was married December 26, 1687, to Sarah Crain, who a short time thereafter died without issue. In 1689 he was married to Hannah Graves, daughter of Isaac Graves and Hannah Church. In the winter of 1699–1700 he was drowned in the Connecticut River near Deerfield on his return from a wedding he had been attending with a party of relatives and friends.
Thomas Graves, colonist the grandfather of Hannah Graves Sacket, came to New England accompanied by his wife and several almost or quite grown up sons previous to the year 1631, presumably in one of the vessels of Governor Winthrop's fleet in 1630. Very soon thereafter he erected a dwelling house a few miles inland from Boston. It is recorded in the ancient records of the Colony that when, on March 6, 1632-3, the "line of division between Newtown and Charlestown" was established, it was determined that "the neck whereon Mr. Graves' house standeth shall belong to Newtown."
When in 1636 Mr. Hooker and the larger number of the inhabitants of Newtown removed to Hartford, George Graves, one of the sons of Thomas, joined the migrating company. An account of their memorable journey has been given in the biographical sketch of (1) Simon Sackett, colonist, and his wife Isabel.
The name of George Graves appears engraved on the monument erected, some sixty years since, to the memory of the "Founders of Hartford," in the ancient burying ground of that city. A few years after the date of the Hooker migration, Thomas Graves, with his wife and several children - including his son Isaac - removed from Newtown, then called Cambridge, to Hartford.
Isaac Graves, son of Thomas, the colonist, was married at Hartford about the year 1645 to Mary Church. In 1656 they removed to Hatfield and later to Hadley, where on January 24, 1666, their daughter Hannah, who married William Sacket, was born.
Richard Church, colonist, and his wife Annie, were at Hartford in 1637, and removed from there in 1660 to Hadley, where he died in December, 1667. In his will he mentions his daughter "Hannah, wife of Isaac Graves."
45. Hannah Sacket, b. June 1692.
46. Rebecca Sacket, b. Sept. 18, 1694, d. Sept. 15, 1782; m. T. Dewey.
47. Jonathan Sacket, b. Mar. 20, 1696; d. Sept. 1, 1773; m. Ann Filer.
Children of William Sacket and Hannah Graves
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "9. William Sacket, b. Apr. 20, 1662; d. Mar. 28, 1700; m. Hannah Graves."
- "Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection)" (American Ancestors transcript), birth, p. 8, "Sacket, William, s. John & Abigall, (Apr. 20) 1662."
- James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1860-62).
- Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts.
- The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston: NEHGS), 6 (1852): 269, Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, William Sackett, m. Hannah Cram, Nov. 27, 1689; chn. Joseph, b. July 25, 1690; Hannah, b. Aug. 15, 1692; Rebecca, b. Sept. 16, 1694; Jonathan, b. March 20, 1696. Mr. W Sacket d. March 28, 1700. [The name Hannah Cram appears to be a transcription error for Hannah Graves. The Westfield records have Hannah Graves. Weygant records a first wife Sarah Crain, and there may have been confusion between the two marriages.]
- "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, William, m. Hanah Graves, Nov. 27, 1689, d. Mar. 28, 1700."
- "Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700" (American Ancestors transcript), "William [Sackett] (1662–1700) & 1/wf Sarah/Hannah Cram?/Crain?; 27 Nov 1689, 26 Dec 1687; Westfield. "
- Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:41, "William Sacket m. Hannah Graves, November 27, 1689."
- "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "William Sacket of W. and Hannah Graves of W; m. Nov. 27, 1689."
- "Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700" (American Ancestors transcript), "William [Sackett] (1662–1700) & 2/wf Hannah Graves (1666–); 27 Nov 1689; Westfield. "
- Joseph Smith, editor, Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 1639-1702: The Pynchon Court Record, an original judges' diary of the administration of justice in the Springfield Courts in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1961), pp291-2.
- John (Rev) Lockwood, Westfield and Its Historic Influences 1669-1919, published by the author (1922), p101.
|Sackett line||2nd great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
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|Last Edited||21 Oct 2022|