Samuel Sacket

FatherSamuel Sacket (1674-1709)
MotherElizabeth Bissell (c 1675-)
Samuel Sacket, son of Samuel Sacket and Elizabeth Bissell, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 20 November 17041,2,3 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 26 November 1704.4 He died aged about 55 in 1760.1 He married in Suffield, Hartford County, ConnecticutG, on 9 November 1738, Ruth Trumble.1,5,6,7
     Samuel made his will at Sheffield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 3 April 1760, naming as beneficiaries his wife Ruth, his son Samuel, and his daughters, Thankful, Abigail, and Rachel. He left one-third of his estate to his wife Ruth during her lifetime, with reversion to his children, his son Samuel having a double share. The remaining two-thirds of his estate was to be split two-fifths to his son Samuel and one-fifth to each of his daughters, Thankful, Abigail, and Rachel. He appointed his wife executrix.
Abstract of will of Samuel Sacket, of Sheffield, Massachusetts
Date: 3 Apr 1760.
Source: Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
Wife Ruth, one-third of estate, real & personal during lifetime, then to children, son Samuel to have double part.
Of the remaining two-thirds:
Son Samuel, two-fifths, & house, barn, & orchard after wife's death.
Daughter Thankful, one-fifth, & a feather bed.
Daughter Abigail, one-fifth.
Daughter Rachel, one-fifth.
Executrix: wife Ruth.
Witnesses: John Callondrer, Ebenezer Trumble, Zenas Higgins.

59. Samuel Sacket, 1704–1760, of Westfield and Sheffield in Mass., son of (14) Samuel and Elisabeth Bissell Sacket, was married in Nov. 1738, to Ruth Trumble.
In the name of God Amen, the twenty third day of April 1760, I Samuel Sacket of Sheffield, husbandman, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God...
     Imprimus, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ruth the improvement of one third part of my estate both Real and Personal, during her natural life, and then go to the children, my son Samuel to have a double part. I will that my wife have the improvement of one third of my house barn and orchard in her third part. I also give to my wife Five pounds beside her thirds.
     Item, I give to my well beloved son Samuel two fifth parts of the remainder of my estate Real and Personal. And he to have my house barn and orchard in his part after my wife has done with them.
     Item, I give to my beloved daughter Thankful one fifth part of my estate Real and Personal, in such manner as is consistent with that what I have given my son, and also Thankful to have a feather bed above what her sisters have.
     Item, I give to my well beloved daughter Abigail one fifth part of my estate Real and Personal in such manner as is consistent with what I have given my wife and son & co.
     Item, I give to my well beloved daughter Rachel one fifth part of my estate Real and Personal in such manner as is consistent with what I have given my wife and son &co.
     N.B.—My debts to be paid out of my estate first of all, by my executors and then each to have their part. Likewise I constitute make and ordain my well beloved wife Ruth the sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
     The above will is signed by Samuel Sacket and witnessed by John Callondrer, Ebenezer Trumble and Zenas Higgins.
Record of Children.
232. Ruth Sacket, b. Aug. 26, 1740, d. Oct. 10, 1741.
233. Thankful Sacket, b. Jan. 29, 1742.
234. Abigail Sacket, b. Apr. 27, 1745.
235. Rachel Sacket, b. Dec. 23, 1747.
236. Samuel Sacket, b. Oct. 29, 1750.

See also
The Sacketts of America, 137 

Children of Samuel Sacket and Ruth Trumble

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "59. Samuel Sacket, b. in 1704, d. in 1760; m. Ruth Trumbell."
  2. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:120.
  3. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, Samuel, s. Samuell & Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1704."
  4. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1704 Sacket, Elizabeth d. Samuel & Elizabeth, 9 mo 26 d." [This baptism record for Elizabeth is taken, by the date, to refer to Samuel; possibly an error in the register caused by the confusion of the parents and children having the same names, or a transcription error in the database]
  5. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:172, 21 October 1738 marriage intentions filed: Samuel Sacket & Ruth Trumble.
  6. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sacket, Samuel, of Westfield, & Ruth Trumble, d. John, of Suffield; Int. Pub., Oct. 23, 1738, of Westfield, m. Ruth Trumble, of Suffield, Nov. 9, 1738. Suffield Vital Records, 1:121."
  7. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Samuel Sacket of W. and Ruth Trumble of W; m. [date blank]."
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