Roxana "Roxey" Sacket

FatherCaptain Daniel Sacket (1734/35-1824)
MotherMehitable (Cadwell) Dewey (1740-1829)
Roxana "Roxey" Sacket, daughter of Captain Daniel Sacket and Mehitable (Cadwell) Dewey, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 6 July 17731,2 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 11 July 1773.3 She died aged 18 in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 11 March 1792.4 She married at the First Church of Christ, PittsfieldG, on 5 April 1790, Capt William Francis Jr, son of Capt William Francis and Phebe Woodhouse.5,6 William was born in 1770.6 He died aged 69 in PittsfieldG on 21 August 1839.7,6
     William Francis married second in PittsfieldG on 9 April 1795, Lois Butler, by whom he had eight children between 1796 and 1813. The first of these, born in Pittsfield on 17 April 1796 was named Roxana, apparently after his first wife. William and Roxana's son Woodhouse also remembered his mother, naming his daughter Roxana Sackett Francis.8,9,10,6
Roxana (Sacket) Francis (1773–1792), Pittsfield Cemetery, Massachusetts, "In memory of Mrs. Roxana Francis wife of Mr. William Francis who died March 11, 1792 in the 22 year of her age."
(Src: Find a Grave, James Bianco)

Child of Roxana "Roxey" Sacket and Capt William Francis Jr

 Notes & Citations

  1. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, B:75.
  2. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, Roxey, d. Daniel Jr. & Mehetable Dewey, b. July 6, 1773."
  3. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1773 Sacket, Roxa d. Daniel & Mehetable, July 11."
  4. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), "Mrs Roxana Francis died 28 Sep 1820 aged 48 yrs."
  5. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 26:382, records of First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, marriages, "1790 Apr 5, Mr William Francis Junr & Roxana Sackett."
  6. Rollin H Cooke, Pittsfield Families (Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Berkshire Athenaeum), 3:224–225
    Francis, William, Capt., son Capt. William Francis & Phebe Woodhouse
    b. 1770
    d. Aug 20 1839 ae 69
    m. 1, Apr 5 1790 (pub Mar 15) to Roxana Sacket, dau. of Daniel Sackett & Mehitabel Cadwell.
    m. 2, Apr 9, 1795 to Lois Butler. She b. 1772, d. Sept 28 1820 ae 43 [sic]. m. 3, Apr 14 1821, New Lebanon, N.Y., to Cynthia Doolittle of Hancock.
  7. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", (Ancestry image), "Capt William Francis died 21 Aug 1839, 69 yrs."
  8. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", (Ancestry image), "Children of William Francis & Lois his 2nd wife. 8 ch from 1796 to 1813 incl. Roxana born 17 Apr 1796."
  9. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", (Ancestry image), "Children of Woodhouse Francis & Mira his wife. Roxana Sackett born 29 Aug 1820."
  10. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", (Ancestry image), Pittsfield, marriages, "9 Apr 1795, Mr William Francis & Mrs Butler."
Sackett line5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited17 Nov 2021
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
9627 Roxana "Roxey" Sacket

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