Richard Sackett

(1701-1771)
FatherCapt Richard Sackett (c 1678-1746)
MotherMargery L (___) (Crego) (Wislake) Slade (before 1665-)
Richard Sackett, son of Capt Richard Sackett and Margery L (___) (Crego) (Wislake) Slade, was born in New York CityG in 1701.1 He died in 1771.1 He married Mary ___.1
     Richard made his will on 1 January 1771, naming as beneficiaries his wife Mary, his sons Richard, his daughters Margery and Mary.2 The will was proved on 2 April 1771.2
Immediately after the death of his father, in 1746, [Richard Sackett] purchased an improved farm at New Milford, Conn., and removed with his family from Dover, Dutchess County, N. Y., to this farm, which became henceforth his permanent place of abode. It is recorded in Dutchess County records that he refused to qualify as one of the executors of his father's estate, not caring to become involved in several suits at law then pending relative to title to certain extensive tracts of land, covered by his father's will. Not much has been learned of the life of Mr. Sackett at New Milford beyond the fact that he was a well-to-do farmer. He seems to have left a will that was not recorded, but several documents are extant, including an inventory of personal property and a memorandum, evidently prepared for the person who was to draw his will, and which undoubtedly cover the bulk of its contents. From these we learn that among his possessions, in addition to several pieces of real estate which he directed divided between his wife Mary and his children Richard Sackett, Jr: Margery, wife of David Green, and Mary, wife of Israel Camfield, there was a "Great" Bible, a sword and belt, a gun, a service book, household goods, farming utensils, and some tools for coopering. Also that said will was dated Jan. 1, 1771, and proven April 2, 1771, and that the larger share of said estate went to his son Richard.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Richard Sackett and Mary ___

  • Mary Sackett b. say 1738
  • Margery Sackett b. say 1739
  • Richard Sackett+ b. 15 Jul 1749, d. 1789
  • Elisabeth Sackett b. 14 Oct 1751
  • Catherine Sackett b. 14 Oct 1751
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sandra Mueller, Alice Sackett and George S Thomas.
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Thanet DNA chart 4

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "267. Richard Sackett, b. in 1701, d. in 1772; m. Mary ___."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
Generation.Tree267.5M.3a
Sackett lineSon of Capt Richard Sackett
Last Edited17 May 2017