William Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1688-1728)
MotherSusanna Field (c 1690-)
Birth1727, NewtownG,1
Death1802, NewtownG,1,2
Marriage1749, NewtownGAnna Lawrence1,3
William Sackett, yeoman of Newtown, Long Island, son of John Sackett and Susanna Field, was born in NewtownG on 29 December 1727.1 He died there aged 74 on 28 April 18021,2 and was buried at the Lawrence Cemetery, Astoria, Queens CountyG.4 He married in NewtownG on 14 February 1748/49, Anna Lawrence, his first cousin, daughter of John Lawrence and Patience Sackett.1,3 Anna was born on 21 November 1731.3,5 She died aged 66 on 11 April 1798 and was buried at the Lawrence Cemetery, Astoria, Queens County, New York StateG.4,6,7
     The inscription on Anna's gravestone reads
Inscribed to perpetuate the remembrance of Anna Sackett, wife of William Sackett, who died the 11th April Anna Domini 1798; aged 66 years, 4 months & 21 days.
"She was her husband's fond companion, her children's tender & careful parent, & the friend & support to the needy. Reader! Art though prepared to follow."

     In 1790 William was living in Newtown, Long IslandG. In his household were three men, two boys, and two females. He also owned eleven slaves.8
     William was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in Newtown, Long IslandG.9
     William made his will at Newtown, Long IslandG, on 7 June 1798. He left his farm in Newtown to his eldest son John, and his farm in Milford, Connecticut, to his son Daniel who was already established there. He also named his son Jonathan and his grandsons, William and Lawrence (sons of my son John), and Jacob B, William, and John L (sons of my son Jonathan). The will was proved on 13 May 1802.10
Abstract of will of William Sackett, yeoman of Newtown, Queens County, New York.
Date: 7 Jun 1798.
Proved: 13 May 1802.
Source: American Ancestors, "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835."
Testator: William Sackett of New Town, Queens Co, N.Y., Yeoman.
Son John, use of my farm.
Son Daniel, use of my farm at Old Milford, Connecticut.
Sons John & Jonathan.
Wife & children of son Jonathan, annuity of Catharine Lawrence.
Grandsons William & Lawrence Sackett, sons of son John, when of age.
Grandsons Jacob B Sackett, William Sackett, John L Sackett, son of son Jonathan, when of age.
Executors: Sons John & Jonathan Sackett, Thomas Lawrence, Sackett Leverich, & Samuel Riker.
Witnesses: John Lawrence, William Leverich, Thomas Cumberson.
Anna (Lawrence) Sackett (1731–1798), Lawrence Cemetery, Astoria, New York
(Src: Find A Grave, Leslie W)

Children of William Sackett and Anna Lawrence

122. William Sackett, 1727–1802, of Newtown, L. I., son of (27) John and Elisabeth Field Sackett, was married, Feb. 14, 1749, to (141) Anne Lawrence, daughter of Capt. John Lawrence and his wife (31) Patience Sackett. Mr. Sackett was by occupation a farmer and lived and died on the farm at Newtown on which he was born. (This William Sackett seems to have been a pronounced Loyalist, and if so, is unquestionably the William Sackett of Queens County, who acknowledged allegiance to King George in 1776, and is mentioned by Sabine as an addresser of Lt. Col. Sterling in 1779.)
Children of William and Anne Lawrence Sackett.
388. John Sackett, b. July 27, 1755, d. May 12, 1819; m. Elizabeth Gibbs.
389. Daniel Sackett, b. Mar. 29, 1759, d. Jan. 7, 1822; m. Martha Green.
390. Jonathan Sackett, b. Sept. 22, 1761; m. Sarah Banks.
391. Nathaniel Sackett, b. Aug. 23, 1764, d. Mar. 26, 1797, unmarried.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "122. William Sackett, b. Dec. 29, 1727, d. Apr. 28, 1802; m. (141) Anne Lawrence."
  2. Register of Deaths, Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., "1802, Apr. 27, William Sackett."
  3. Sacketts of America, "141. Anne Lawrence, 1731–1798; m. (122) William Sackett."
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. Date of birth based on age at death.
  6. Gravestone.
  7. Register of Deaths, Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., "1798, Apr. --. Anna Sackett, wife of William Sackett."
  8. 1790 United States census, William Sackett. Newtown, Queens, NY. 3 white males (16+), 2 white males under 16, 2 white females, and 11 slaves.
  9. 1800 United States census, "William Sackett, Newtown, Queens County, New York State, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45 and over, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 12 slaves, total 21."
  10. "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835" (American Ancestors image), Will of William Sackett of New Town, Queens County, NY, proved 13 May 1802.
Sackett line4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American) (#1)
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William Sackett & Anne Lawrence relationship chart
Sackett Family Association descendants
Brian William Sackett and Jason Donald Sackett.
Last Edited6 Nov 2023

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