Frances Sackett

FatherJudge Joseph Sackett (1680-1755)
MotherHannah Alsop (1690-1773)
Frances Sackett, daughter of Judge Joseph Sackett and Hannah Alsop, was born on 4 December 1720.1 She died aged 33 on 4 February 1754.1 She married Colonel Jacob Blackwell, son of Jacob Blackwell and Mary Hollett.1

Children of Frances Sackett and Jacob Blackwell

  • Joseph Blackwell b. say 1746
  • Robert Blackwell b. say 1747
  • James Blackwell b. c 1748, d. c 1831

92. Frances Sackett, 1720–1745, daughter of (23) Judge Joseph and Hannah Alsop Sackett, was married to Colonel Jacob Blackwell, son of Jacob Blackwell and his wife Mary Hollett, and grandson of Robert Blackwell and his wife Mary Manningham.
     Robert Blackwell was, prior to 1676, a merchant doing business in Elizabethtown, N. J. In that year he contracted marriage with Mary Manningham, of Mannings Island in the East River. After his marriage he established his residence on said island, which took and has since retained his name. Mr Blackwell also owned and conducted a plantation on the main land of Newtown, opposite said Island.
     Jacob Blackwell was the youngest son of above mentioned Robert. He resided near Astoria, L. I., and was a man of unusual size, being six feet and two inches in height and weighing over four hundred pounds. He was married, May 10, 1711, to Mary Hallett, daughter of Capt. William Hallett, and died Aug. 26, 1743, aged 56 years.
     Colonel Jacob Blackwell, son of above and husband of Frances Sackett, was a enterprising business man. Prior to the French and Indian war he held a Captaincy in the Newtown militia and later became Colonel of a Queens County regiment. On the breaking out of the War of the Revolution he stood prominent among the Whigs, but being forced to flee at the invasion of the British, his large estate was seized and despoiled by the enemy. Deeming his presence in the Provisional Convention, of which he was a member, to be of little importance, now that Queens County was overrun by foreign troops, he returned to Newtown, trusting to the assurances contained in the proclamation of Lord Howe: but the privations and pecuniary losses which he continued to suffer from the enemy, are believed to have hastened his death, which occurred Oct. 23, 1780, in his 63rd year. Colonel Blackwell and his first wife Frances Sackett had three
302. Joseph Blackwell; m. Mary Hazard.
303. Robert Blackwell; m. ___ Benezet.
304a. James Blackwell, b. in year 1748, d. in year 1831; m. Elizabeth Hollett.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "92. Frances Sackett, b. Dec. 4, 1720, d. Feb. 4, 1754; m. Joseph [sic: Jacob] Blackwell."
Sackett line4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited25 Nov 2019

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