Rev Richard Sackett AM
|Father||Captain Joseph Sackett (1655/56-1719)|
|Mother||Elizabeth Betts (c 1660-between 1700 & 1710)|
Richard became a member of the Presbyterian Church in Newtown sometime between 1708 and 1724.4
Richard was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Newtown, Queens CountyG, on 20 September 1719. He was to inherit, jointly with his siblings, all his father's land and meadows at Hopewell and Maidenhead in New Jersey.
Details of Rev Richard Sackett's ministry are given in Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies.5
—Weygant, The Sacketts of America, citing The Yale Graduate, 1860.
26. Rev. Richard Sackett, about 1686–1727, of Greenwich, Conn., son of (7) Capt. Joseph and Elizabeth Betts Sackett, was married before reaching his majority. His wife died shortly after the birth of their only child, who was named for his father. Mr. Sackett then entered Yale College and studied for the ministry. He graduated with honor in 1709, and the following year was married to Elizabeth Kirkland, daughter of Lieut. John Kirtland and his wife Lydia Platt. The "Yale Graduate," in issue of 1860, contains the following:
Mr. Mead doubtless drew his conclusion that Mr. Sackett was in "middle life" when he graduated from Yale, from the fact that he was a widower when he entered. Riker, in his "Annals of Newtown," giving a record of children of Capt. Joseph Sackett, simply states that "Richard married and died at Greenwich, Conn."
An old book which was probably included in the before mentioned inventory, is entitled, "The First Epistle of St. John the Apostle." It was written, as shown by the title page, by Nathaniel Hardy, minister of the gospel and preacher to the parish of St. Dionecius, and printed in London in 1659. This ancient volume was, in 1905, in possession of the heirs of Daniel Gott, Esq., of Syracuse, N. Y. Written in it, unquestionably by the hand of Rev. Richard Sackett, is this note:
The Greenwich Town Records contain the following: "Richard Sackett, of Greenwich, and his wife Elizabeth had: John, b. Nov. 14, 1713; Elizabeth, b. evening next after Dec. 28, 1717; Nathaniel, b. June 8, 1720; Abigail, b. Aug. 29, 1722; Joseph, b. Feb. 11, 1724-5."
Nathaniel Kirtland, 1616-1678, the grandfather of Elizabeth Kirtland Sackett, came from Count Bucks, England, to Massachusetts Bay, in the ship Hopewell in the year 1635. For several years he resided at Lynn, after which he removed to Southold, L. I., where he was married. Previous to the year 1658 he returned to Lynn, of which town he was for several years a Selectman.
Lieut. John Kirtland, 1659-1716, son of Nathaniel Kirtland, and father of Elizabeth Kirtland Sackett, was married, May 16, 1679, to Lydia Pratt, daughter of Lieut. William Pratt. Lieut. John Kirtland was a man of prominence in Saybrook, and during the years 1702 and 1703 was the commandant of the Government fort there.
The following is as nearly complete a list as we are able to give of Rev. Richard Sackett's
115. John Sackett, b. March 14, 1713, d. March 15, 1713.
116. Elizabeth Sackett, b. Mar. 28, 1715.
117. Mary Sackett, b. Dec. 28, 1717; m. ___ Lockwood.
118. Nathaniel Sackett, b. June 8, 1720, d. before 1768; m. 1st, Ann Bush.
119. Abigail Sackett, b. Aug. 29, 1722; m. Jehial Hubbell.
120. Joseph Sackett, b. Feb. 11, 1724; m. Hannah Budson.
Child of Rev Richard Sackett AM and ___ ___
- Richard Sackett b. c 1706, d. c 1767
Children of Rev Richard Sackett AM and Elizabeth Kirtland
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "26. Richard Sackett, b. in 1686, d. May 8, 1737 [sic: 1727]; m. Elizabeth Kirtland."
- James Riker, The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New-York: containing Its History from its first Settlement (New York: D Fanshaw, 1852), p345 "Richard m. and d. at Greenwich, Ct."
- American Antiquarian Society, "Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704–1930", digital image, Ancestry.com, Boston, various newspapers, 8 May 1727, death, "Sackett, Richard, Rev., at Greenwich, 8 May 1727. Jour."
- Records of the Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., received into membership, "1708, Joseph Sackett, Sr."
- Frederick Lewis Weis, The Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies: New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, 1628–1776, American Antiquarian Society, digital image, (http://www.americanantiquarian.org/proceedings/44539283.pdf), "Richard Sackett, A.M.., b. Newtown, L.I., N.Y., son of Captain Joseph and Elizabeth (Betts) Sackett; A.B., Y.C., 1709, A.M.; sett. Hopewell (Mercer) N.J., Pennington Chh., 1711–1712; Lawrence (Mercer) N.J., Maidenhead Chh., 1711–1712; Greenwich, Conn., 1st Parish, 1714–1716; Ord. West Greenwich, Conn., 27 Nov. 1717; sett. West Greenwich, Conn., 1716–1727; Cong.; d. Greenwich, Conn., 8 May 1727."
|See also||Thurmon King's Database, 6523|
|Appears in||Sacketts in the Church|
|Sackett line||3rd great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
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|Last Edited||11 Feb 2022|