Major Buell Sackett

FatherBenjamin Sacket (1731-after 1776)
MotherDorothy Buell
Major Buell Sackett, son of Benjamin Sacket and Dorothy Buell, was born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 28 July 1763.1,2,3,4 He died aged 76 in New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York StateG, on 19 January 18401,5,2,3 and was buried at West Lebanon Cemetery, Columbia CountyG.6,2 He married first in about 1784, Sally Earl Beach.1 She died in about 1815.1 He married second in about 1818, Lydia Buell.1 Lydia died in about 1832.1
     Buell Sackett enlisted at the age of 16 in the 5th Continental Regiment, and served in the American Revolutionary War. He witnessed the execution of Major André at Tappan, New York, on 2 October 1780. After the war, he joined the Columbia County Regiment of Militia, was commissioned Ensign in 1803, Lieutenant in 1804, and Captain in 1805. He retired in 1807 with the rank of Major.1,7,5
     In 1790 Buell was living in Canaan, Columbia County, New York StateG. In his household were one man, two boys, and two females.8
Major Buell Sackett (1763–1840), West Lebanon Cemetery, Columbia County, New York
(Src: Find A Grave, Fred Saar)

Children of Major Buell Sackett and Sally Earl Beach

Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 541 
Thurmon King's Database, 1275
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Website National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Patriot & Grave Index (, "Ancestor # P-283618, Buell Sackett, b. 1763, d. 1840, bur. Cem nr post office, Columbia, NY."
  3. Website Daughters of the American Revolution (, "Ancestor #A098940, Sackett, Buell, service Connecticut, rank Private, b. 28 Jul 1763, Sheffield, Berkshire County, MA, d. 18 Jan 1840, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY, pension no. S14396, res. Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, spouse Sally E Beach."
  4. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", digital image,, Sheffield, "Sacket, Bewell, son of Benjamin & wife Dorothy, born 28 Jul 1763."
  5. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1:316, Pittsfield Sun, 30 Jan 1840, "Died. New Lebanon, N.Y., Jan 19, Capt Buel Sacket in 75th yr. Rev. soldier. Was one [sic: ?"on"] guard at execution of Maj. Andre."
  6. Website Find A Grave (, "In Memory of Capt Buell Sackett who died Jan 19th 1840 in the 77th year of his age."
  7. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (, "Sackett, Buell
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 7-28-1763, Sheffield, Berkshire Co, Massachusetts
    Death: 1-18-1840, Lebanon, Columbia Co, New York
    Pension Number: *S14396
    Service Source: *S14396; Bates, Lists and Returns of Ct Men in the Rev, vol 12, p 205
    Service Description: 1) Capt John St.John, Col Philip Bradley
    Residence: Litchfield, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: Sally E. Beach."
  8. 1790 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, Buel Sackett. Canaan, Columbia, NY. 1 white male (16+), 2 white males under 16, and 2 white females.
Last Edited29 October 2019

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