Samuel Sackett

FatherJoseph Sackett (1712-after 1795)
Mother___ ___
Marriage1767Thankful Wood1
Samuel Sackett, son of Joseph Sackett and ___ ___, was born in New Haven, ConnecticutG, in 1747.1 He died aged about 69 in Dutchess County, New York StateG, on 20 August 1816.1 He married in 1767, Thankful Wood, daughter of John Wood.1
     Samuel Sackett served in the American Revolutionary War in the 6th Dutchess County Regiment.2
     In 1790 Samuel was living in Washington, Dutchess County, New York StateG. In his household were three men, three boys, and six females.3
     Samuel was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made at Stanford, Dutchess CountyG, on 20 May 1795. He was left the residue of his father's estate after other specific bequests, and was required to take care of his sister Hester.4
     Samuel was taxed in StanfordG in 1799 to 1803 on his house and farm and personal estate. His real estate was valued at $3,357, suggesting a land holding of some 2,000 acres at the then going rate.5
     Samuel was listed in the census in 1800 and 1810 as a householder in StanfordG.6,7
     Samuel made his will in StanfordG on 1 April 1812, naming as beneficiaries his wife Thankful, sons, Jehial, Samuel Jr, James, Joel and Isaac, and daughters, Hannah, Phebe, Polly, and Betsey. The will was proved at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, on 3 September 1816.8
Abstract of Will of Samuel Sacket of Stanford, Dutchess County, New York.
Date: 1 Apr 1812.
Proved: Surrogate's Court, Poughkeepsie, 3 Sep 1816.
Wife Thankful, improvement of one-third of all lands during her lifetime, all household furniture, 2 cows.
Son Gehiel, $1,000.
Son Samuel Jr, $750.
Son James, $250.
Dau Hannah, wife of Mathew Scott, $500, incl. $120 owed by Mathew.
Dau Phebe, wife of James Germond, $500.
Dau Polly, wife of Lasher Row, $500.
Dau Betsey, wife of Derias Sweet, $500.
Sons Joel & Isaac, all lands & tenements in specified lots, with proviso that Isaac provide for Samuel's sister Ester. Instructions to Joel & Isaac to pay yearly interest to beneficiaries of cash sums until death of their mother, then to pay principal sums in 4 annual instalments.
Executors: sons Gehial & Samuel Jr.
Witnesses: Jesse Thompson, Gurdon Miller, Jesse P Thompson.

     Samuel's widow Thankful was listed in the 1820 census as a householder in StanfordG.9

Children of Samuel Sackett and Thankful Wood

280. Samuel Sackett, 1747–1816, son of (81) Joseph Sackett, was born at New Haven, Conn. In 1767 he was married to Thankful Wood, daughter of John Wood, and in the same year settled on a 250 acre section of Big Nine Partners, in Dutchess County, N. Y., near Huns Lake. There had been an Indian settlement on the property and a number of their deserted wigwams were yet standing when he took possession. He constructed first, for himself and his bride, a substantial log cabin, but later erected a commodious farm house, in which all but the two oldest of his nine children were born, and all grew to maturity. Gradually, as his children became able to assist him, his wilderness section was transferred into a cleared and exceedingly productive farm, and at his death, which occurred Aug. 20, 1816, he was reputed a man of large means. Several of his children had died previous to his demise and were buried in a family plot on his farm, and there he too was laid to rest. His wife Thankful lived to her 92nd year. In the war of the Revolution he was an active patriot, serving through several campaigns in the Sixth Dutchess County Regiment. By the terms of his will his Dutchess County farm passed to his sons Isaac and Joel.
730. Jehial Sackett, b. July 24, 1768, d. in 1822; m. Samantha Knapp.
731. Samuel W. Sackett, d. Feb. 10, 1845; m. Anna Hanmore
732. James Sackett, m. Susan Pulver.
733. Hannah Sackett, m. Matthew Scott.
734. Phoebe Sackett, m. James Jermond.
735. Polly Sackett, m. James Rowe.
736. Betsey Sackett, m. Darius Sweet.
737. Joel Sackett, b. in 1786 d. in 1836; m. Betsey Husted.
738. Isaac Sackett, b. in 1786, d. in 1836; m. Betsey ___.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "280. Samuel Sackett, b. in 1747, d. Aug. 20, 1816; m. Thankful Wood."
  2. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Samuel
    Service: New York
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 1747, New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut
    Death: 8-20-1816, Dutchess Co, New York
    Service Source: Roberts, NY in the Rev, pp 247, 250
    Service Description: Capt Barlow, 6th Regt, Dutchess Co Militia
    Residence: Dutchess Co, New York
    Spouse: Thankful Wood."
  3. 1790 United States census, Samuel Sacket. Washington, Dutchess, NY. 3 white males (16+), 3 white male under 16, and 6 white females.
  4. "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835" (American Ancestors image).
  5. "New York, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1799–1804" (Ancestry image), Stanford, Dutchess County, NY, 1799, "Sacket, Samuel, real estate $3357, personal estate $634, tax $3.99."; 1800, "Sacket, Samuel, house & farm, real estate $3287, personal estate $680, total $3967, tax $10.90."; 1801, "Sacket, Samuel, real estate $3357, personal estate $1000, total $4357, tax $14.52."; 1802, "Sacket, Samuel, real estate $3357, personal estate $300, total $3657, tax $2.48."; 1803, "Sacket, Samuel, real estate $3357, personal estate $300, total $3657, tax $4.39."
  6. 1800 United States census, "Samuel Sacket, Stanford, Dutchess County, New York State, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 2 females 45 and over, total 11."
  7. 1810 United States census, "Saml Sacket, Stanford, Dutchess County, New York State, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 4 females 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, total 8."
  8. "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999" (Ancestry image).
  9. 1820 United States census, "Thankfull Sackett, Stanford, Dutchess County, New York State, 1 male 10-15, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44, total 3."
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