William Sacket

FatherWilliam Sacket (1700-1755)
MotherHannah Bagg (say 1700-)
Marriage1760, WestfieldGLydia Weller1,5,7,8
William Sacket, son of William Sacket and Hannah Bagg, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 7 September 17301,2,3 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 25 April 1731.4 He died aged 71 in WestfieldG on 2 February 1802.1,5,6 He married in WestfieldG on 10 January 1760, Lydia Weller, daughter of Jonathan Weller and Mary Bridgeman.1,5,7,8 Lydia was born in 17399 and died aged 89 in WestfieldG on 17 May 1828.10
     William was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made at WestfieldG on 9 November 1752. He was appointed executor and was left the residue of the estate after bequests to his mother and sister.
     William Sacket served as a private in the American Revolutionary War.11
     In 1790 William was living in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG. In his household were four white males (16+), three white males under 16, one white female, and one other free person.12
     William was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in WestfieldG.13
     William made his will in WestfieldG on 24 January 1797. His wife Lydia, was to receive, in addition to the "widow's third", all the household furniture, William's black mare with side saddle, a cow, and $50 in cash. He left specified lots of land to his daughters: two lots totalling 51 acres to Molly, and one lot of 64 acres to Lydia. The remainder of his estate was to be divided equally among his sons, William, Moses, Royal, Joel, James, and John. In a codicil dated 25 June 1799, he directed that Royal's share was to be divided equally among Royal's children, perhaps indicating that Royal had been taken ill by that date (Royal died aged 34 a few years later). Probate was granted to William's son James as executor on 2 March 1802.14
Abstract of will of William Sacket of Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Date: 24 Jan 1797.
Wife Lydia, use of one-third of real estate during lifetime, one-third of personal estate absolutely, all household furniture, my black mare & side saddle, one cow, & $50 cash.
Dau Molly Carter, one lot of 21½ acres in new addition no. 54, one lot of 29½ acres in new addition no. 39, & $12.
Dau Lydia Noble, one lot of 64 acres in new addition, & $10.
Six sons, William, Moses, Royal, Joel, James & John, rest of estate, real & personal, in equal shares.
Appraisers: Col James Taylor, Joseph Root.
Executors: sons William & James.
Witnesses: Sam Mather, James Taylor, Azariah Mosley.
Codicil 25 Jun 1799.
Son Royal's share of estate to be divided equally among Royal's children.
Witnesses: Sam Mather, Jacob Noble, Azariah Moseley.
Probate: 2 Mar 1802, to executor James Sacket, William Sacket having declined to act as executor.

Children of William Sacket and Lydia Weller

227. William Sacket, 1730–1802, of Westfield, Mass., son of (57) William and Hannah Bagg Sacket, was married, Jan. 10, 1760, to Lydia Weller, 1739–1828.
673. Mollie Sacket, b. Oct. 14, 1760, d. Apr. 8, 1809.
674. William Sacket, b. Aug. 29, 1763; m.Olive Dean.
675. Lydia Sacket, b. Oct. 27, 1764, d. Aug. 23, 1838; m. 1st, Solomon Noble.
676. Moses Sacket, b. Dec. 3, 1766, d. in year 1850; m. Tryphena Hiscock.
677. Royal Sacket, b. June 12, 1769, d. May 5, 1804; m. Catherine Noble.
678. Joel Sacket, b. Jan. 23, 1772.
679. James Sacket, b. Sept. 15, 1774; m. Nancy Holcomb.
680. John Sacket, b. Feb. 28, 1780, d. Jan. 5, 1807.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "227. William Sacket, b. Sept. 1730, d. in year 1802; m. Lydia Weller."
  2. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:172.
  3. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, William, s. William & Hanah (Bagg) b. Sept. 7, 1730."
  4. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1731 Sacket, William s. William & Hannah, April 25."
  5. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)", "Sacket, William, m. Lydia Wellar, Jan. 10, 1760, d. Feb. 2, 1802 ."
  6. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836" (American Ancestors image), "1802 Feb. 2 William Sacket 71 years."
  7. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, B:34.
  8. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "William Sacket of W. and Lydia Wellar of W; m. Jan. 10, 1760."
  9. Date of birth based on age at death.
  10. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836", "1828 May 17 Wid. Lydia Sacket 89 years."
  11. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, William
    Service: Massachusetts
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 9-7-1730, Westfield, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts
    Death: 2-2-1802, Westfield, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts
    Service Description: Capt David Mosely, Col John Mosely
    Comments: Ss: Ma Sol & Sail, Vol. 13 P. 731
    Residence: Westfield, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts
    Spouse: Lydia Weller."
  12. 1790 United States census, William Sacket. Westfield, Hampshire, MA. 4 white males (16+), 3 white males under 16, 1 white female, and 1 other free person.
  13. 1800 United States census, "Wm Sacket, Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, total 8."
  14. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image).
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Last Edited6 Nov 2023
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