Colonel Richard Sackett

(between 1741 & 1750-1799)
FatherHon Nathaniel Sackett (1720-before 1761)
Colonel Richard Sackett, son of Hon Nathaniel Sackett, was born between 1741 and 1750.1,2 He died in Tioga County, New York StateG, in 1799.1 He was buried at Owego, Tioga CountyG. He married in about 1769, Rachel Holmes, daughter of Isaac Holmes and Abigail Mead.1,3
     Richard Sackett served as an officer throughout the American Revolutionary War. He rose to become a Captain in the 2nd Midland Regiment. He was captured by the British but later exchanged. After the War he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the Westchester County Regiment of Militia.4 His estate was to be shared equally between his two sons after making financial provision for his wife and two daughters. Executors of the will were to be his sons Nathaniel and Caleb, together with Colonel Richard's cousin Richard Sackett of Bedford.
     In 1790 Richard was living in Bedford, Westchester County, New York StateG. In his household were three men and three females. He also owned six slaves.5
     Richard made his will in New York CityG in 1798, naming as beneficiaries his wife Rachel, his sons Nathaniel and Caleb, and his daughters Betsey and Polly.1

Children of Colonel Richard Sackett and Rachel Holmes

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. A birth record has not been found. The estimated date of 1741 to 1750 is on the basis that he was younger than his brother Justus born 1740, as stated by Weygant, and that he was old enough to have had two children in 1770. His mother was probably Anne Bush or possibly Elisabeth ___.
  3. Date of marriage based on birth of children.
  4. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (, "Sackett, Richard
    Service: New York
    Rank: Captain
    Birth: (Circa) 1745, New York
    Death: 1799, Tioga Co, New York
    Service Source: NY in the Rev As Colony & State pg.207
    Service Description: 1) L Col Budd, Col Thomas Thomas; 2) Westchester Co Militia, 2nd Regt
    Residence: Westchester Co, New York
    Spouse: Rachael Holmes."
  5. 1790 US census, digital image,, Richard Sackett, Esqr. Bedford, Westchester, NY. 3 white males (16+), 3 white females, and 6 slaves.
See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 341 
Thurmon King's Database, 6735
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited6 Apr 2021

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