Jonathan Sacket

FatherWilliam Sacket (1662-1700)
MotherHannah Graves (1665/66-after 1700)
Marriage1722, WestfieldGAbigail Ashley1,9,10
Marriage1725, Hebron, ConnecticutGAnne Filer1,11,12
Jonathan Sacket, son of William Sacket and Hannah Graves, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 20 March 1696/971,2,3,4,5,6 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 21 April 1697.7 He died aged 76 in Kent (later Warren), Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 1 September 17731,8 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield CountyG.13 He married first in WestfieldG in February 1721/22, Abigail Ashley.1,9,10 She died before the end of that year.14 He married second in Hebron, ConnecticutG, on 28 January 1724/25, Anne Filer, daughter of Samuel Filer and Abigail Phelps.1,11,12 Anne was born in about 1705.15 She died aged 81 in WarrenG on 8 March 178715 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.16
     Jonathan was one of the founding members of the Congregational Church in Warren. In 1750 he was appointed to "supply the church with preaching" and it was probably at his home six years later that the organisation of the church was finally achieved with the founding, covenanting, members attending the first "gathering" of the Church on 22 September 1756. In the following year he was appointed to a committee to select a minister.17,18,19
     Jonathan made his will in Kent, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 12 June 1772, naming as beneficiaries his wife Anne, and his sons Justus, Jonathan and Reuben.1 He left the use of half his house, barn, and lot to his wife Anne during her widowhood, and also left her two cows, ten sheep, his riding mare, and all household goods. He left his son Justus half the house and barn, oxen, and livestock, subject to an adjusting payment to his brother Jonathan. Jonathan was also to receive a cash payment from his brother Reuben. The transcript of the will (which may have been abbreviated) does not state Reuben's inheritance.
     Jonathan's widow Anne made her will in Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in June 1783, naming as beneficiaries her sons Justus and Reuben, and her grandsons William Sackett, Filer Sacket, Jesse Sackett and Almeron Sacket. Her son Justus was appointed executor. She left her estate in shares of one-third to each of her sons Justus and Reuben, and one-third to her grandsons William, Filer, Jesse, and Almon, sons of her deceased son Jonathan, the grandsons' one-third to be split half to William, Filer, and Jesse, and half to Almon.
Abstract of will of Jonathan Sacket, of Kent, Litchfield County, Colony of Connecticut.
Date: 12 Jun 1772.
Source: Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
Wife Anne, use of half of house, barn, & lot, during her widowhood, & 2 cows, 10 sheep, riding mare, & all household goods.
Son Justus, half house & barn, oxen, & all stock except bequests to wife, & adjoining land paying son Jonathan £3 6s 8d.
Son Jonathan, £3 6s 8d from son Justus, & £4 3s from son Reuben.
Sons Jonathan, Justus, & Reuben, to share wearing clothes.
Executors: Wife & son Justus.
Witnesses: John Bliss Jr, Samuel Bliss, Ephraim Tanner.
Abstract of will of Anne Sacket, of Litchfield County, State of Connecticut.
Date: Jun 1783.
Source: Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
Grandchildren William, Filer, Jesse, & Almon, sons of oldest son Jonathan dec'd, one-third of estate, the one-third to be split half to William, Filer, & Jesse, & the other half to Almon; William's share to be adjusted for £2 received in Nov 1773.
Son Justus, one-third of estate.
Son Reuben, one-third of estate.
Executor: son Justus.
Witnesses: Nathaniel Spooner, Augustus Curtis, Rebekah Spooner.

Children of Jonathan Sacket and Anne Filer

47. Jonathan Sacket, 1696–1773, of Westfield, Mass., and of the towns of Hebron and Kent (now Warren) in Conn., son of (9) William and Hannah Graves Sacket, was married in February, 1722, to Abigail Ashley, who died before the end of that year. On Jan. 28, 1725, he was married to Ann Filer, daughter of Zebulun Filer and his wife Experience Strong*. Jonathan Sacket was born and grew to manhood in the town of Westfield. Immediately after his marriage to Abigail Ashley he took possession of a small farm at Hebron, Conn., which he had purchased the previous year. There is some uncertainty as to just when he removed from Hebron to Kent. The records of Kent show that in the year 1745, "Jonathan Sacket, of Hebron," purchased from one Joseph Fuller, certain lands in that town, and that in 1749 he purchased from one Joseph Phillips another tract in same town. These records also show that in 1749 he conveyed certain lands in the town of Kent to his son, Jonathan Sacket, Jr.
Wills of Jonathan and Anne Sacket.
In the name of God Amen. I Jonathan Sacket, of Kent in Litchfield County, Colony of Connecticut, in New England. ... give unto Anne my beloved wife the use of the half of my dwelling house and the half of my barn and the use of the half of my lot that I now live on during her widowhood, and I also give unto my beloved wife to be at her disposal as she please, two cows and ten sheep and my riding mare and side saddle and bridle, and all my household goods and beds and bedding, pots, kettles and co. Also my looms and loom tackling belonging thereto.
     Item, I give to my well beloved son Justus one half of my house and barn to be at his disposal at my decease, and my home lot that I now live on at the decease or marriage of my wife. And I also give unto my son Justus my oxen and all my team tackling, and all my stock excepting the above mentioned cows, mare and sheep that I have given to my beloved wife, and my said son Justus is to find his mother a team cart and plow & co to do her team work with so long as she remains my widow. And also I give unto my son Justus that piece of land I bought of James Phelps, that is joining to my lot I now live on, and he to pay unto my son Jonathan three pounds six shillings and eight pence.
     Item, I give unto my beloved son Jonathan the above named three pounds six shilling and eight pence that my son Justus is ordered to pay to him, and also four pounds three shillings that my son Reuben is to pay to him in money or spetia. And as to my wearing clothes I give them to my beloved sons Jonathan, Justus and Reuben, to be divided equally between them. And I do appoint my well beloved wife and my son Justus to be my lawful executors of this my last Will and Testament.
     In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of June A. D. 1772. And in presence of three witnesses I do publish and pronounce and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
Jonathan Sacket (ss)
John Bliss, Jr.
Samuel Bliss
Ephraim Tanner

In the name of God Amen I Anne Sacket, in Litchfield County and State of Connecticut being well and in perfect memory . . . . do make this my last Will and Testament . . . . I give & demise and dispose . . . . in manner following viz
     After my debts and funeral charges are paid I give to my grand children, sons of my oldest son Jonathan Sackett deceased viz: to William Sacket, Jesse Sacket and Almon Sackett the one third part of the whole of my estate that is to say one half of the aforsaid one third part I give unto Willyam, Filer and Jesse and the other half I give to Almon always provided that it is to understand that William hath received two pounds lawful money which is to be accounted towards his part—the money he received November 1773
     Item, I give unto my son Justus Sacket one third part of the whole of my estate.
     Item, I give unto my son Reuben Sacket one third part of the whole of my estate.
     Furthermore, I appoint my son Justus Sacket executor of this my last Will and Testament.
Anne Sacket (s)
Signed sealed and pronounced in the presence us
Nathaniel Spooner
Augustus Curtis
Rebekah Spooner
Children of Jonathan and Ann Filer Sacket.
201. Anne Sacket, b. June 12, 1726, d. in infancy.
202. Jonathan Sacket, b. Dec. 26, 1727, d. in year 1777; m. Hannah Phelps.
203. Justus Sacket, b. Mar. 9, 1730, d. Mar. 16, 1815; m. Lydia Newcomb.
204. Reuben Sacket, b. June 17, 1732, d. June 5, 1803; m. Mercy Finney.
205. Aaron Sacket, b. Aug. 1735, probably died in childhood.
206. Anne Sacket, b. Aug. 23, 1738, probably died in childhood.
207. Hannah Sacket, b. Aug. 13, 1740; probably died in childhood.
208. Rebecca Sacket, b. Apr. 14, 1743; probably died in childhood.

[Weygant missed a generation and gave Ann Filer's parents as Zebulon Filer and Experience Strong; they were Samuel Filer and Abigail Phelps.]

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "47. Jonathan Sacket, b. Mar. 20, 1696; d. Sept. 1, 1773; m. Ann Filer."
  2. Vital Records, Westfield, Massachusetts.
  3. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts.
  4. 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.]
  5. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, Jonathon, s. William & Hanah (Graves) b. Mar. 20, 1696."
  6. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1860-62).
  7. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1697 Sacket, Jonathan s. William & Hannah, 1 mo 21 d."
  8. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Jonathan, d. Sept. 1, 1773. Kent Vital Records, 2:41."
  9. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:169 26 Jan 1722 Marriage intentions filed: Jonathan SACKET & Abigail ASHLEY.
  10. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Jonathon Sacket of W. and Abigail Ashley of W; m. [date blank]."
  11. Barbour Collection, "Sackit, Jonathan, m. Anne Filer, Jan. 28, 1724/5. Hebron Vital Records, 1:80."
  12. Weygant missed a generation and gave Ann Filer's parents as Zebulon Filer and Experience Strong; they were Samuel Filer and Abigail Phelps. (TEKing).
  13. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934" (Ancestry image), 51:12, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Jonathan, 1773."
  14. Sacketts of America, p50.
  15. Barbour Collection, "Sackett, Anne, Sr., Mrs., d. Mar. 8, 1787, æ 81. Warren Vital Records, 1:116."
  16. Hale Collection, 51:12, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Ann, relict of Jonathan, died Mar 6, 1787, age 82 yrs."
  17. Lucy Sackett Curtiss, The Congregational Church, Warren, Connecticut, 1756–1956, Brewer-Borg Corp (1956), digital image, Internet Archive (, 11–12, "In 1750, ... petition was made to the General Court and permission was granted for the establishment of a new ecclesiastical society ... known as "The Society of East Greenwich in the Town of Kent" .... On July 13, 1750, in the house of John Finney, the new Society held its first meeting. Nathaniel Swift, Jonathan Brownson, and Benjamin Sackett were elected a Society's Committee to proceed with the organization of the church, while Jonathan Sackett and Jeremiah Fuller were appointed a committee to supply the church with preaching." "It was probably in the home of Jonathan Sackett, which stood near the present Sackett homestead, that the organization of the Church was finally achieved six years after the Society had come into being."
    12–13, "... September 22, 1756—the day for the "gathering" of the new church ... covenanting members [18, including] Jonathan Sackett, Jonathan Sackett, Jun., Justus Sackett." "By the close of the year ten more had "owned the covenant": [including] Hannah, wife of Jonathan Sackett, Jr."
    14, "The following year [1757] Jonathan Sackett and Jeremiah Fuller were again appointed a committee to select a minister."
  18. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920" (Ancestry image), Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Jonathan, adm. ch. 22 Sep 1756. 5:58."; "Sackett, Anne, adm. ch. 31 Jul 1757, from Hebron. 5:58."; "Sackett, Jonath(a)n & w., mems. in full communion with Church of Christ in East Greenwich, 18 Mar 1772. w. Anna. 2:11.";.
  19. Howard Carter, Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Carter ... of MA and CT, Norfolk, CT (1909), digital image,, pp 23–24, "The church of the "Society of East Greenwich (now Warren) in the town of Kent" was formerly organized Sept. 22, 1756. [First covenant, names included:] Jonathan Sackett, Jonathan Sackett Jun., Justus Sackett. 'Then the above named Persons publickly Covenanted and were declared to be a Church of Christ.' "
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