Samuel Sackett

FatherSamuel Sackett (1724-1780)
MotherMary Betts (-1784)
Samuel Sackett, son of Samuel Sackett and Mary Betts, was born in Jamaica, New York StateG, on 22 September 17651 and died aged 56 in Brooklyn, New York CityG, on 7 March 1822.1,2,3 He married on 9 November 1786, Elizabeth Kissam, daughter of Daniel Kissam and Mary Betts.1 Elizabeth died in New York CityG on 4 June 1816.4
     Samuel was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made at JamaicaG on 26 September 1780. He was to receive a sum of £700 at age 21 together with an equal share with his siblings, Richard, Augustus, and Sophia, of the residue of the estate.5
     Sackett Street in Brooklyn, NY, was named after Samuel Sackett.6
Samuel Sackett worked in poor relief in Brooklyn and was a trustee at the sole public school in the area. His manorlike residence was the site of the first regular hospital in Brooklyn proper (until that point only temporary ones had existed), and he was one of the organizers of the Brooklyn Apprentices Library, which later became the Brooklyn Institute. His son Clarence, a lawyer, state assemblyman, and village trustee, was instrumental in helping secure for the City of Brooklyn its municipal charter and served as alderman to the new city from the Seventh Ward.

Brooklyn by Name

Children of Samuel Sackett and Elizabeth Kissam

Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Appears inSackett places
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "305. Samuel Sackett, b. Sept. 22, 1765, d. in year 1822; m. Elizabeth Kassam."
  2. Website Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801–1890 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), 3/8/1822. "Yesterday Samuel Sackett, 57."
  3. American Antiquarian Society, "Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704–1930", digital image,, Columbian Centinel, Massachusetts, 13 Mar 1822, death, "Sacket, Samuel Esq, d. in Brooklyn, LI, aged 57."
  4. Website Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801–1890 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "6/5/1816. Yesterday morning Mrs Elizabeth Sackett wife of Samuel of Brooklyn."
  5. "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999", digital image,
  6. Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss, Brooklyn by Name: How the Neighborhoods, Streets, Parks, Bridges, and More Got Their Names, NYU Press (2006), 70, Sackett Street.
Last Edited30 September 2019

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