Erastus Sacket

FatherMoses Sacket (1743-1813)
MotherEunice Cadwell (1749-1842)
Erastus Sacket, son of Moses Sacket and Eunice Cadwell, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 16 October 17901,2,3 and died there aged 35 on 23 November 1825.4
     Erastus was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in WestfieldG on 17 April 1812. He was to receive an amount of $800.5
     Erastus died intestate. His brother Israel was appointed administrator of his estate by the Springfield Probate Court on 7 February 1826. An inventory compiled by Israel is heavily amended but it is clear that Erastus had been cared for by family members. His estate was valued at some $600. Of this, $315 was proposed to be paid to his mother Eunice "for assisting in taking charge of the said Erastus for thirteen years before his decease." Other sums were due to "my brothers and sisters", Roxana and Frances being named, apparently relating to unpaid legacies from Erastus's inheritance from his father, and also "to taking care of the said Erastus since the decease of my father". A complication was that some undivided lands were held jointly by Erastus and Israel.5

 Notes & Citations

  1. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, B:176.
  2. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, Erastus, s. Mosses & Eunice Cadwell, b. Oct. 16, 1790."
  3. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "505. Erastus Sacket."
  4. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836" (American Ancestors image), "1825 (Nov.) 23 Erastus Sacket 35 years."
  5. "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 Edited3 Dec 2021
Sackett Database1075 Erastus Sacket

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