Roland Sacket

FatherEzra Sacket (1750-1834)
MotherLydia Lovering (c 1750-1831)
Marriage1813, WestfieldGSally Phelps3
Roland Sacket, farmer, son of Ezra Sacket and Lydia Lovering, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 5 September 1790.1 He died there aged 91 on 7 July 18822 and was buried at Pine Hill Cemetery, WestfieldG. He married in WestfieldG on 8 November 1813, Sally Phelps, daughter of John Phelps.3 Sally was born in MassachusettsG in about 1790.4 She died aged 79 in WestfieldG on 23 February 18705,6 and was buried at Pine Hill CemeteryG.7
     Roland was listed in the 1820 census as a householder in Russell, Hampden CountyG.8 In 1830 and 1840 he was a householder in WestfieldG.9,10
     Roland was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in WestfieldG on 1 March 1834. He was to share with his brother Charles all the real estate. However, the estate was found to be insolvent and it would appear that the land would need to have been sold to meet the claims of creditors.11
     In 1850 Roland was living in WestfieldG and was recorded in the census as Roland Sacket, a farmer, aged 55. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 56, and children, Ashmon, 27, and Marilla, aged 17.12
     In 1860 he was living in WestfieldG and was recorded as Roland Sacket, a farmer, aged 66. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 67, and son Ashmon, aged 37.13
     In 1870 he was living in WestfieldG and was recorded as Rorall Sackett, a farmer, aged 80. Living with him were his daughter Miranda, 50, and son Ashmon, 40. Also in the household were Alfred Loomis, 16, a farm laborer, and Elizabeth Gibbins, 50, a housekeeper.14
     Roland was included in a list of principal tax payers of Westfield published in the Westfield News-Letter in August 1872.15
     In 1880 he was living in WestfieldG and was recorded as Roland Sackitt, head of household, a widower, aged 88. Living with him was his son Ashman (wrongly described as brother in the census), aged 55. Also in the household was Harrison Newberry, 63, a laborer.16
     Roland made his will in WestfieldG on 2 May 1882. He left his estate to his son Ashmon, subject to Ashmon making cash payments to his siblings: $400 to Enoch, $300 to Roland, and $100 to Marilla. In an unusual clause, Roland directed that the bodies of several family members buried on the family farm be removed to the Pine Hill Cemetery.17
Abstract of will of Roland Sackett of Westfield, Hampden County.
Date: 2 May 1882.
1. Son Ashmun, all estate, real & personal, subject to paying to son Enoch $400, to son Roland $300, & to dau Marilla Hale $100.
2. "To the children of my deceased son Augustus J and to the children of my deceased daughters Rachael and Amanda, I give nothing."
3. "I direct my executor to disinter the bodies of my son Richard, my daughter Rachael, and my mother-in-law, now buried on the farm now occupied by my son Ashmun, and inter them in the lot owned by me in the Pine Hill Cemetery."
Executor: son Ashmun.
Witnesses: Franklin B Atwater, George P Van Deusen, George W Loomis, J R Dunbar.
Roland Sacket (1790–1882), Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Massachusetts
(Src: Find a Grave, Marlana Ambridge)

Children of Roland Sacket and Sally Phelps

611. Rowland Sacket, 17__–18__, of Southwick, Mass., son of (191) Ezra and Lydia Lovering Sacket, was married.
1376. Enoch Sacket, m. Celestia Doane.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "611. Roland Sacket."
  2. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910" (American Ancestors image), Westfield, v337, p401, death, "July 7 /82, Roland Sackett, male, married, 92, old age, at Westfield, farmer, b. Westfield, s. Ezra, b. Westfield, & Sarah, b. Russell."
  3. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Roland Sacket of W. and Sally Phelps of Russell; m. Nov. 8, 1813."
  4. Date of birth based on age at death.
  5. Gravestone.
  6. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910", Westfield, v230, p44, death, "1870 Feb 23, Sally (Phelps) Sackett, female, married, 79, gangrene, at Westfield, b. Russell, father John."
  7. Find a Grave.
  8. 1820 United States census, "Roland Sacket, Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-44, total 6."
  9. 1830 United States census, "Rowland Sackett, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-9, 2 males 10-14, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 30-39, 2 females 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 70-79, total 11."
  10. 1840 United States census, "Roland Sacket, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male 5-9, 2 males 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male 50-59, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 20-29, 2 females 30-39, 1 female 50-59, total 11."
  11. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image), Hampden County Probate Court, 1834, Ezra Sacket, case 9705.
  12. 1850 United States Federal Census, M432_318/215[2]
    Westfield, Hampden County, MA
    Roland Sacket, 55, farmer, $2,000, b. MA
    Sarah Sacket, 56, b. MA
    Ashman [or Ashmun] Sacket, 27, farmer, b. MA
    Marilla Sacket, 17, female, b. MA.
  13. 1860 United States Federal Census, M653_502/906/100/680/828
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Roland Sacket, 66, farmer, $3,000, $1,000, b. Mass
    Sarah Sacket, 67, b. Mass
    Ashmun Sacket, 37, farmer, b. Mass.
  14. 1870 United States Federal Census, M593_619/434/187/931/1235
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Sackett, Marandus, 50, female, keeping house, $500, $150, b. Mass
    Sackett, Rorall, 80, male, farmer, $2,500, $5,500, b. Mass
    Sackett, Asburn, 40, male, farm laborer, $1,000, $2,000, b. Mass
    Loomis, Alfred, 16, farm laborer, b. Mass
    Gibbins, Elizabeth, 50, house keeping, b. Mass.
  15. Westfield News-Letter, Westfield, Massachusetts (Westfield Athenaeum image), 23 Aug 1872, p 2
    The Heaviest Tax Payers.
    The following list includes, we believe, the principal tax payers of Westfield.
    [List of about 500 names includes:] Marshall A Sackett $55.83; Sackett Est of H $53.65; Sackett Noah $102.42; Sackett James M $71.17; Sackett & Cadwell $78.45; Sackett Roland $97.80; Sackett Martin $91.40; Sackett George $67.26; Sackett Enoch $101.60; Sackett Henry $132.65; Sackett Chas D $ 92.57.
  16. 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL 1254535, NA T9-0535/71C
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Roland Sackitt, head, widower, 88, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Ashman Sackitt, brother, single, 55, b. MA, farmer, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Harrison Newberry, other, single, black, 63, b. MA, laborer, father b. MA, mother b. MA.
  17. "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
3rd great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited29 Nov 2023
Sackett Database2450 Roland Sacket

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