Ozem Sacket

FatherOzem Sacket (1736/37-1801)
MotherMercy Weller (c 1745-1812)
Ozem Sacket, farmer, son of Ozem Sacket and Mercy Weller, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 24 November 17771,2,3 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 21 November 1790.4 He died aged 68 in WestfieldG on 28 August 18461,5 and was buried at the Old Burying Ground, WestfieldG.6
     Ozem was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made at WestfieldG on 26 June 1799. He was left various specified lands.
     Ozem was listed in the census in 1810, 1820 and 1840 as a householder in WestfieldG.7,8,9
     Ozem made his will in WestfieldG on 13 March 1846. He left his lands or the value thereof to be divided in various proportions of an estimated total value of $2,300. His brothers, Aaron, Warham, and Charles, and sister, Harriet, were each to receive a portion to the value of $500, and seven children of his deceased sister Mercy were to receive in total a portion of $300, this amount to be apportioned variously among them. He left $1 cash to each of six children of his "half-brother" Jonathan. According to Westfield registers of births, Ozem and Jonathan had the same parents, Ozem (Sr) and Mercy. The use of the term half-brother would appear to be a moral judgement based on Jonathan's birth just four months after his parents' marriage, a detail evidently still of significance more than eighty years later.10
Abstract of will of Ozem Sackett of Westfield, MA.
Date: 13 Mar 1846.
Proved: 1st Tue of Nov 1846.
Brothers Aaron, Warham, & Charles, & sister Harriett Burt, shares of land in proportion $500 each.
Children of sister Mercy Sackett Brass dec'd, shares of land in proportions: Jared Brass $100, Samuel Brass $50, Elijah Brass $50, Polly Sackett $25, Sophia Sanderson $25, Charlotte Bates $25, Rebecca Bates $25.
Children of half-brother Jona' Sacket: Leicester Sacket, Dudley D Sacket, Loisa? Brown, Rhoda Packard, Huldah Whipple, Julianna Sacket, each $1 cash.
Residue: in proportion to above division of land.
Executors: Nephew Enoch Sacket, Jason Fox the husband of my niece.
Witnesses: Wm G Bates, David Morley, Lyman Root.
Ozem Sacket (1777–1846), Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Massachusetts
(Src: Find a Grave, Thurmon King)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "495. Ozem Sacket, b. in year 1777, d. in year 1846."
  2. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, B:89.
  3. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, Ozem, s. Ozem & Mercy Wellar, b. Nov. 24, 1777."
  4. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1790 Sacket, Ozim s. Ozim & Mercy, Nov. 21."
  5. Vital Records, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, v26, p173, death, "August 28, 1846, Ozam Sackett, male, [marital status blank], 68, farmer, [cause blank], b. Westfield, s. Ozam & ___ Sackett."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. 1810 United States census, "Osam Sacket, Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, total 3."
  8. 1820 United States census, "Orem Sacket, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 26-44, total 4."
  9. 1840 United States census, "Osam Sacket, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 50-59, 1 female 70-79, total 4."
  10. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image).
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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Last Edited29 Nov 2023
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