Eliakim Sacket

FatherJohn Sacket (1660-1745)
MotherMahitable (Danks) Harris (c 1675-1744)
Marriage1738, WestfieldGBethesda Fowler1,5,6,7
Eliakim Sacket, son of John Sacket and Mahitable (Danks) Harris, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 12 April 17121,2,3 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 20 April 1712.4 He died aged 52 in WestfieldG on 7 July 1764.1,5,6 He married in WestfieldG on 5 July 1738, Bethesda Fowler, daughter of Samuel Fowler and Mercy ___.1,5,6,7 After Eliakim's death, Bethesda married second in WestfieldG on 12 October 1777, Hewit Root.8
     Eliakim made his will at WestfieldG on 5 July 1764, naming as beneficiaries his wife Bethesda, his sons Justus, Stephen, Ezra and Pliny, and his daughters Rhoda, Mercy, Eunice, Sarah and Molly. His wife Bethesda and son Justus were appointed executors. He left £450 to his wife Bethesda and to each of his sons, Stephen, Ezra, and Pliny, £410 to his son Justus, and £100 to each of his daughters, Rhoda, Mercy, Eunice, Sarah, and Molly, the sums to be adjusted proportionately according to the value of his estate.
Abstract of will of Eliakim Sacket, of Westfield, Massachusetts.
Date: 5 Jul 1764.
Source: Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
Wife Bethesda, £450.
Son Stephen, £450.
Son Ezra, £450.
Son Pliney, £450.
Daughter Rhoda Ashley, £100 less amount already received.
Daughter Mercy, £100 & 10 sheep.
Daughter Eunice, £100.
Daughter Sarah, £100.
Daughter Molly, £100.
Son Justice, £400 plus £10.
Executors: Wife Bethesda and son Justice.

Children of Eliakim Sacket and Bethesda Fowler

42. Eliakim Sacket, 1712–1764, of Westfield, Mass., son of (8) John and Mahitable Danks (Harris) Sacket, was married July 5, 1738, to Bethesda Fowler, 1717– ?, daughter of Samuel Fowler and his wife Maria Root*. The following is a
copy of his will.
In the name of God Amen, this fifth day of July Anaque Domine, 1764. I Eliakim Sacket of Westfield in the County of Hampshire and Provence of Massachusetts Bay in New England being infirm and weak of body but in perfect mind and memory * * * touching such worldly estate both real and personal, as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form, viz.:
     Imprimus, I give to my beloved wife Bethesda Sacket Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds.
     Item, I give to my beloved son Stephen Sacket Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds.
     Item, I give to my beloved son Ezra Sacket Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds.
     Item, I give to my beloved son Pliney Sacket Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds.
     Item, I give to my beloved daughter Rhoda Ashley, with what she has already had, One Hundred Pounds, that is to say with what she has had to make the hundred pounds.
     Item, I give to my beloved daughter Mercy Sacket One Hundred Pounds, which hundred pounds is to rise and fall with her brothers and sisters as my estate may be after my debts are paid, also ten sheep.
     Item, I give to my beloved daughter Eunice Sacket One Hundred Pounds.
     Item, I give to my beloved daughter Sarah Sacket One Hundred Pounds.
     Item, I give to my beloved daughter Molly Sacket One Hundred Pounds.
     And so in proportion my will is that my several children shall have more or less according as my estate shall inventory after my just debts are paid, excepting the ten sheep which I give to my daughter Mercy, and also Ten pounds which I give as an addition to my son Justice's portion of four hundred pounds.
     I now constitute and appoint my beloved wife Bethesda Sacket, and my son Justice Sacket my executors of this my last Will and Testament * * hereby utterly disallowing all and every former Will and Testament.
Record of Children.
186. Eliakim Sacket, Jr., b. Nov. 23, 1739, d. Aug. 26, 1758; unmarried.
187. Rhoda Sacket, b. Dec. 21, 1740; m. Josiah Ashley.
188. Mercy Sacket, b. Nov. 25, 1742; m. Oliver Weller.
189. Justice Sacket, b. Oct. 14, 1745, d. in year 1778; m. Naomi Weller.
190. Stephen Sacket, b. May 23, 1748, d. in year 1830; m. Emma Ross.
191. Ezra Sacket, b. Nov. 15, 1750, d. in year 1834; m. Lydia Lovering.
192. Pliny Sacket, b. May 24, 1753; m. Elisabeth Kellogg.
193. Eunice Sacket, b. Feb. 19, 1756; m. (170) Israel Sacket.
194. Sarah Sacket, b. Aug. 29, 1758; m. Elna Hoyt.
195. Molly Sacket, b. Nov. 23, 1761.

[*Bethesda's parents were Samuel Fowler and Mercy ___.]

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "42. Eleakim [sic] Sacket, b. Mar 12, 1712, d. in 1764; m. Bethesda Fowler."
  2. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:23.
  3. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, Eliakim, s. John Jr. & Mehitable (Marris) b. Apr. 12, 1712."
  4. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1712 Sacket, Eliakim     s. John & Mehetabel, 2 mo 20 d."
  5. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:231.
  6. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)", "Sacket, Eliakim, m. Bethesday Fowler, July 5, 1738, d. July 7, 1764."
  7. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Eliakim Sacket of W. and Bethesday Fowler of W; m. July 5, 1738."
  8. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)", "Hewit Root (Roott) of Great Barrington & Bethesday Sacket of W; m. Oct. 12, 1777."
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