Captain Daniel Sacket

(1734/35-1824)
FatherDaniel Sacket (1693-1776)
MotherMary Weller (c 1707-1789)
Captain Daniel Sacket, son of Daniel Sacket and Mary Weller, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 6 March 1734/35.1,2,3 He died aged 89 in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 20 April 1824.1,4,5,6 He married first in about 1755, ___ ___. He married second at WestfieldG on 13 May 1762, Rebecca Gillet.7,8,9 She died there on 18 December 1767.7,8 He married third at WestfieldG on 22 September 1768, Mehitable (Cadwell) Dewey, daughter of Abel Cadwell and Ann Dwight, and widow of Ashbel Dewey.7,10 Mehitable was born in WestfieldG on 7 December 174011 and died aged 88 in PittsfieldG on 19 November 1829.12
     Daniel Sackett served as a captain in the American Revolutionary War. Several members of his family served under his command: his brothers Ozem Sacket and Lieutenant Abner Sacket, and his cousins Captain Adnah Sacket and Ezra Sacket.13
     In 1790 Daniel was living in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG. In his household were four men, one boy, and four females.14
     Daniel was received into full communion in the First Church of Christ, PittsfieldG, on 22 September 1799. His wife Mehitable had been received into the church on 27 August 1791.15,16 On 28 February 1810 Captain Daniel was one of eight members of the First Church voting unanimously to suspend certain members who had signed a paper of separation from the church.17
Extract from The Sacketts of America

[Captain Daniel Sacket] was an active participant in the Colonial wars of his time, and in the war of the Revolution. The history of "Massachusetts as Colony and State," records the fact that he served in Captain Horton's Company of Colonel Worthington's Regiment in 1756, and that he was with Captain Benjamin Day when he marched his company to reinforce the army at Crown Point in same year. On Apr. 26, 1776, he was commissioned Captain of 7th Company of Col. John Moseley's Hampshire County Regiment, and on Oct. 21, 1776, he marched with his company under Lieut. Colonel Timothy Robinson for Ticonderoga. On Nov. 29, 1777, he was mustered out, but soon re-entered the service and continued therein until Nov., 1779, when he resigned, giving as a reason that he was unable to give proper time and attention to the duties of his office. He is also credited with commanding a company in Shay's Rebellion.

Children of Captain Daniel Sacket and ___ ___

  • Alanson Sacket b. after 1757, d. c 1798
  • Elijah Sacket b. after 1757

Children of Captain Daniel Sacket and Rebecca Gillet

Children of Captain Daniel Sacket and Mehitable (Cadwell) Dewey

Sackett line4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 165 
Thurmon King's Database, 184
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Marc Howard, Susan Nykamp, Kevin M Sackett and Sally Day.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:206.
  3. Birth & Death Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "Sacket, Daniel, s. Daniel & Mary (Weller) b. Mar. 6, 1734/5."
  4. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1:139, Pittsfield Sun, 22 April 1824, "Died. This town, Ap'l 20, Capt. Daniel Sacket, in 90th yr."
  5. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 27:21, records of First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, (Union Parish), deaths in the parish, "1824, Capt Sackett (ch), apoplexy, – years."
  6. American Antiquarian Society, "Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704–1930", digital image, Ancestry.com, Columbian Centinel, Massachusetts, 28 Apr 1824, death, "Sackett, Daniel Capt d. in Pittsfield, aged 89."
  7. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, B:75.
  8. Birth & Death Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "Sacket, Rebecca Gillet, w. Daniel, Jr. m. May 13, 1762, d. Dec. 18, 1767."
  9. Marriage Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "Daniel Sacket Jr. of W. and Rebecca Gillet of W; m. May 13, 1762."
  10. Marriage Records (NEHGS), Westfield, Massachusetts, "Daniel Sacket Jr. of W. and Mehetable Dewey of W; m. Sept. 22, 1768."
  11. Thurmon King's database, 185 Mehitable Cadwell.
  12. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1:188, Pittsfield Sun, 26 Nov 1829, "Died. This town, Nov. 19, Mrs. Mehitable Sacket, relict of late Capt. Daniel Sacket, in 89th yr."
  13. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (http://dar.org/), "Sackett, Daniel
    Service: Massachusetts
    Rank: Captain
    Birth: 3-6-1734, Westfield, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts
    Death: 4-20-1824, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co, Massachusetts
    Service Source: MA Sols & Sails, Vol 13, p 73
    Service Description: 1) 7th Co., Col John Moseley; 2) Hampshire Co. Regt.
    Residence: Westfield, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts
    Spouse: 1) Rebecca Gillet, 2) Mahitable Cadwell Dewey."
  14. 1790 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Daniel Sacket. Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA. 4 white males (16+), 1 white male under 16, and 4 white females.
  15. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 26:289, records of First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, admissions, "1799 Sep 22, Capt. Sackett was rec'd into full communion."
  16. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 26:289, records of First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, admissions, "1791 Aug 27, Mrs. Mehetable Sackett, wife of Capt. Sackett, received into full communion."
  17. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 26:350, records of First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, 1810 Feb 28. Capt. Daniel Sacket was one of eight church members voting unanimously to suspend certain members who had signed a paper of separation from the church.
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