Polly Sackett

FatherLieutenant David Sacket (1743-1838)
MotherLucretia Shepard (1758-)
Polly Sackett, daughter of Lieutenant David Sacket and Lucretia Shepard, was born in Blandford, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 18 January 1795.1,2,3 She died there aged 77 on 25 August 18724,5 and was buried at Hill Cemetery, BlandfordG.6 She married in BlandfordG on 15 March 1815, Linus Gibbs, son of Isaac Gibbs and Anes Hamilton.1,7 Linus was born in BlandfordG on 25 July 1791.8,6,2 He died aged 76 on 23 February 1868 and was buried at Hill Cemetery, BlandfordG.6
     In 1850 Polly was living in BlandfordG in the household of her husband Linus Gibbs, 60, a farmer, and was recorded in the census as Polly Gibbs, aged 57 and born in Massachusetts. Living with them were their children, Nelson, 22, Joseph, 19, Ellen, 14, and Arthur, aged 13.9
     Polly's husband Linus made his will at Blandford on 18 June 1867. He left his personal estate to Polly during her lifetime. Their children were to inherit equally after Polly's death, save that their son Nelson had already received his share.
     In 1870 Polly was living in Becket, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, in the household of her daughter Dolly and son-in-law Lorenzo Robins, and was recorded in the census as Polly Gibbs, aged 74.10
Abstract of Will of Linus Gibbs of Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Date: 18 Jun 1867.
Proved: 16 Jun 1868.
Wife Polly, all personal estate during her lifetime.
Children: Nelson D Gibbs having received his share during my life; Sarah E Fry, Dolly Ann Robbins, Lydia M Osborn, Harriet A Osborn, Marriette Gibbs, Joseph A Gibbs, Caroline A Ames, Ellen M Gibbs, equal shares of my property after decease of wife Polly, except $1,500 to Joseph A Gibbs for our support, subject to conditions of bond dated 29 Dec 1865.
Executor: Lorenzo C Robbins.
Witnesses: Lydia J Harris, Andelia R Phelps, Philo W Knot.

Polly (Sackett) Gibbs (1795–1872), Hill Cemetery, Blandford, Massachusetts
(Src: Jon Sterling)

Children of Polly Sackett and Linus Gibbs

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "566. Polly Sacket, m. ___ Gibb."
  2. Birthplace from daughter Dolly's death record.
  3. Date of birth based on age at death.
  4. "Massachusetts, U.S., Death Records, 1841-1915" (Ancestry image), "25 Aug 1872, Polly Gibbs, widow, 77-7-7, consumption, d. Blandford, b. Blandford, [parents' names not stated]."
  5. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), Blandford deaths, "25 Aug 1872, Polly Gibbs, widowed, 77-7-7, consumption, of Blandford, d. Blandford, b. Blandford, father Sackett, bur. Blandford."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988", (Ancestry image), Blandford, marriage, "15 Mar 1815, Linus Gibbs & Polly Sacket. By Rev John Keep."
  8. Census.
  9. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 318, p 124a
    Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, 26 Aug 1850
    Gibbs, Linus, 60, farmer, real estate $5000, b. MA
    Gibbs, Polly, 57, b. MA
    Gibbs, Nelson, 22, laborer, b. MA
    Gibbs, Joseph, 19, laborer, b. MA
    Gibbs, Ellen, 14, b. MA
    Gibbs, Arthur, 13, b. MA.
  10. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593_601, p 169A, FHL film
    Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, 12 Jul 1870
    Robins, Lorenzo C, 59, farmer, real estate $1000, personal estate $700, b. MA
    Robins, Dolly A, 52, keeping house, b. MA
    Robins, Lydia M, 18, teaching school, b. MA
    Gibbs, Polly, 74, no occupation, b. MA.
Sackett line5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited20 Mar 2023
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
1628 Polly Sackett

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