Hon Nathaniel Sackett

FatherRev Richard Sackett AM (1686-1727)
MotherElizabeth Kirtland
Marriage1739Anne Bush2
Marriage1746Elisabeth ___
Marriage1760, Stamford, Fairfield CountyGSarah (___) Lockwood4,5
Hon Nathaniel Sackett, son of Rev Richard Sackett AM and Elizabeth Kirtland, was born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 8 June 1720.1,2 He died before 14 June 1761.2,3 He married first in about 1739, Anne Bush, daughter of Justus Bush Jr.2 Anne died in about 1746.2 He married second after 1746, Elisabeth ___. She died in GreenwichG on 1 May 1758.6,7 He married third at Stamford, Fairfield CountyG, on 10 August 1760, Sarah (___) Lockwood.4,5
Nathaniel's children
The mother of some of Nathaniel's children has not been positively identified. These were listed by Weygant as: Richard, Sarah, Joseph, Deborah, Nathaniel, and Abigail.
     Sarah married Edward Joyce in 1765 and was therefore born probably before 1746, which would make her the daughter of Anne Bush.
     Deborah would appear to be the same as Deborah Sackett the daughter of Rev Samuel Sackett, and was thus incorrectly listed as a daughter of Nathaniel.
     A baptism record has been found for Nathaniel, identifying him as the son of Sarah Lockwood, by then a widow.
     It remains unresolved which of Nathaniel's wives, Anne Bush or Elisabeth ___, was the mother of Richard, Joseph, and/or Abigail.

Children of Hon Nathaniel Sackett and Anne Bush

Children of Hon Nathaniel Sackett

Children of Hon Nathaniel Sackett and Elisabeth ___

Child of Hon Nathaniel Sackett and Sarah (___) Lockwood

118. Hon Nathaniel Sackett, 1720–177_, Greenwich, Conn., son of (26) Rev. Richard and Elisabeth Kirtland Sackett, was married about 1739, to Anne Bush, daughter of Justus Bush, Jr., oldest son of Justus Bush and his wife Anne Smith, of Rye, Westchester County, N. Y. Anne Bush Sackett died about 1746 and Nathaniel Sackett was married to his second wife, Elisabeth, who died May 1, 1757. On May 10, 1760 he was married to his third wife, widow Sarah Lockwood. For a year or two previous to his first marriage he resided in New York City, and was in business there for several thereafter. During said period he was a member of Capt. Van Horne's militia company. About 1753 he established his permanent home at Greenwich, and from 1756 to 1760, inclusive, represented that town in the General Assembly of Conn. And from 1757 to 1760, inclusive, he was a Justice of Peace for the County of Fairfield. The records of St. John's Church, Stamford, Conn., show that on Jan. 22, 1758, "John, Elisabeth, William, Henry, Charity and Mary—the last two twins—children of Nathaniel and Elisabeth Sackett of Horseneck in Greenwich," were baptized there. Justus Sackett was the oldest and may have been the only child of Nathaniel Sackett and his first wife, Anne Bush. There is some uncertainty as to which of his wives was the mother of any one of his children not mentioned above.
     Jan Bosch, the colonist ancestor of Anne Bush Sackett, was a native of the "Maory of Bosch," an ancient city of the Netherlands. His name is first met with in the records of New Amsterdam as one of a company that arrived date on which he engaged passage on the Fox was "Westphalen." But he was accompanied by several families coming direct from "Maory of Bosch." This Jan Bosch was a man of affairs in New Amsterdam. Almost immediately after his arrival he became a prominent householder, and for a decade a merchant, having frequent business with the courts; sometimes as a defendant and sometimes as plaintiff.
     Albertus Bosch, son of above, who is described in early records as a "Sword Cutler of New Amsterdam," had his residence and place of business on "the south side of Stone Street, east of Broad Street."
     Justus Bosch, son of above mentioned Albertus, anglicized his family name by spelling it "B-u-s-h," and his descendants, with but a few exceptions, have followed his example. After New Amsterdam was re-christened New York City, Justus Bush became a prominent merchant there. He also became one of the original proprietors of the town of Rye, Westchester County, N. Y. On Feb. 23, 1697, he was married in the "Dutch Church," in New York, to Annekin (Anne) Smith.
     Justus Bush, Jr., of Rye, N. Y., and Greenwich, Conn., oldest son of above mentioned Justus and Annekin Smith Bush, and the father of Anne Bush, the first wife of Nathaniel Sackett, at one time was the owner of a grist mill in the town of Greenwich. Justus Bush, Sr., in his will, which is dated June 24, 1737, and probated Dec. 4, 1739, makes provision, first of all, for his oldest son, Justus, Jr., in language as follows:
I, Justus Bush, of Rye, in Westchester County, N. Y., merchant being in good health. I leave to my oldest son Justus, £5, over and above £500 that I have given him, and what more shall come to him by this will, in full bar of all claim as heir at law.
     In a clause following he provides that his interest in a copper mine in Farmington, Conn., together with all his land in Newtown, shall belong to all of his children.
Children of Nathaniel Sacket.
340. Justus Sackett, b. in year 1740, d. Jan. 15, 1827; m. Anna Lyon.
341. Richard Sackett, d. in year 1799; m. Rachel Holmes.
342. Sarah Sackett, m. Edward Joice, M. D.
343. Joseph Sackett.
344. Deborah Sackett, m. Benjamin Mead. *
345. Nathaniel Sackett, m. Bethiah Reynolds.
346. Abigail Sackett.
347. John Sackett, m. Mary Bush.
348. William Sackett.
349. Henry Sackett.
350. Charity Sackett.
351. Mary Sackett.
352. Elizabeth Sackett.

[* 344 Deborah Sackett would appear to be the same as 153 Deborah Sackett who married Benjamin Peck, son of Theophilus Peck and Elisabeth Mead. —CRS Mar 2015]

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Nathaniel, s. Richard & Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1720. Greenwich Vital Records, ER:172."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  3. Nathaniel's widow Sarah baptized their son Nathaniel on 14 Jun 1761.
  4. Frederic W Bailey, "Early Connecticut Marriages Prior to 1800", Genealogical Publishing Co, 1997 (Ancestry image), Stamford, Fairfield County, "Nath'l. Sacket & Widow Sarah Lockwood both of Greenwich, Aug 10, 1760."
  5. Sacketts of America, has 10 May 1760.
  6. Barbour Collection, "Sackett, Elizabeth, w. Nathaniel, d. May 1, 1758. Greenwich Vital Records, 1:112."
  7. Sacketts of America, records Elisabeth's date of death as 1 May 1757.
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