Solomon Sacket

FatherErastus Sacket (1721-before 1797)
MotherElizabeth Leonard (1729/30-1816)
Marriage1793, PittsfieldGElizabeth "Betsey" Kellogg8,9,10
Solomon Sacket, son of Erastus Sacket and Elizabeth Leonard, was born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 7 August 17621,2,3 and baptized at the Church of Christ, Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 25 September 1763.4 He died aged 51 in PittsfieldG on 9 May 18145,6,7 and was buried at Pittsfield CemeteryG.11,12 He married at the First Church of Christ, PittsfieldG, on 17 January 1793, Elizabeth "Betsey" Kellogg, daughter of Nathaniel Kellogg and Hannah Barnard Hastings.8,9,10 Elizabeth was born in Colchester, New London County, ConnecticutG, on 9 December 1772.11,12,9 She died aged 76 in PittsfieldG on 6 July 184911,13 and was buried at Pittsfield CemeteryG.11,14
     Solomon Sacket served in the American Revolutionary War for thirteen days in October 1781.1,11
     Solomon was listed in the census in 1800 and 1810 as a householder in PittsfieldG.15,16
     Solomon and his brother Erastus were founder members, with 24 other townsmen, of the Berkshire Cattle Show, held in the Square in the Village of PittsfieldG for the first time on 1 October 1810 when "farmers in this County and its vicinity" were "respectfully invited to attend this first exhibition, from nine to three of the clock, with bulls, oxen, steers, and other neat cattle, Merino sheep of the different grades, as well as other improved breeds, hogs or swine of different breeds, and such useful animals as they may think proper" in the hope that "this essay will lead to permanent annual cattle shows, and that an incorporated Agricultural Society will emanate from these meetings."17
     Solomon's widow Elizabeth was listed in the census in 1820, 1830 and 1840 as a householder in PittsfieldG.18,19,20
     Elizabeth Sacket was named in the Pittsfield Sun on 10 October 1821 in a list of persons for whom letters had been received at the post office.21
     Solomon was stated in the Kellogg Genealogy to have been childless. However, there were two children, a boy and a girl, in his household in 1800 and 1810. Their ages, between 10 and 15 in 1810, indicating births in or after 1795, would fit with Solomon and Betsey's marriage in 1793.
     A candidate for the boy is Werien/Warren J Sackett, born in Massachusetts in about 1794, whose parents have not otherwise been identified.
Solomon Sacket (1762–1814), Pittsfield Cemetery, Massachusetts
(Src: Find A Grave, James Bianco)
Elizabeth (Kellogg) Sacket (1772–1849), Pittsfield Cemetery, Massachusetts
(Src: Find A Grave, BScapin)

633. Soloman Sacket, 1762–___, of Pittsfield, Mass., son of (198) Erastus and Elizabeth Leonard Sacket, has the following record of service in war of the Revolution: "Sacket, Solomon, private, Capt. Joel Stevens' Co., Col. David Roseter's Regt. Entered service Oct. 12, 1781; discharged Oct. 25, 1781; service 13 days, on an alarm at Saratoga. Roll dated Pittsfield."

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "633. Solomon Sacket, b. Aug. 7, 1762."
  2. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, A:30.
  3. Rollin H Cooke, Pittsfield Families (Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Berkshire Athenaeum), 9:13,
    "Sackett, Solomon, son Erastus Sackett & Elizabeth Chaffee/Leonard
    b. 1762, bpt. Sept 25 1763, Westfield (chh rec)
    d. May 9 1814 in 52 yr.
    m. Jan 12 1793, pub 1792, to Betsey Kellogg, of Dalton, dau. of Nathaniel Kellogg & Hannah Barnard (Hastings). She b. Dec 9 1772, Colchester, Ct, d. July 6 1849 ae 77 (East Cem)
    Had no children acc. to Kellogg Genealogy.
    He was a Revolutionary soldier. Lieut 1777.
    Probate records #3236 give his Will Apr 24 1814 proved July 7 1814, leaving property to wife Elizabeth, she to support his mother Elizabeth.
    Aug 7 1849 petition for dist. to bros. & sisters.
    Probate records 7323. Petition of Charles Kellogg states that Elizabeth Sackett d. July 6 1849, leaving himself only surviving brother, and James K Kellogg, Nathaniel Kellogg, John Kellogg, Elizabeth S Stockwell, wife of Alanson Stockwell, Emily B Kern, wife of Daniel Kern, all children of Nathaniel kellogg, brother to said Elizabeth; children of Polly Hill, wife of Ensign Hill, dec'd sister to sd. Elizabeth; children of Sophia Hall, wife of John Hall, dec'd sister of sd. Elizabeth.
    Solomon Sackett lived on the Weller farm.
    Erastus Sackett lived on the J T Clark farm."
  4. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1763 Sacket, Solomon s. Erastus & ---, Sept. 25."
  5. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1:70, Pittsfield Sun, 12 May 1814, "Died, This town, May 9, Mr Solomon Sacket."
  6. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 26:337, records of First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, deaths, "1814 May 9, Mr Solomon Sackett."
  7. American Antiquarian Society, "Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704–1930" (Ancestry image), Columbian Centinel, Massachusetts, 18 May 1814, death, "Sacket, Solomon, d. in Pittsfield."
  8. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 26:385, records of First Church of Christ, Pittsfield, marriages, "1793 Jan 17, Mr Solomon Sackett & Mrs Betsy Kellogg."
  9. Rollin H Cooke, Pittsfield Families, 6:83, "Elizabeth [Kellogg, dau. Nathaniel Kellogg & Hannah Barnard Hastings] b. Dec 9 1772, m. 1793 Solomon Sackett." 6:85–6, "Elizabeth [Kellogg, dau. Nathaniel Kellogg & Hannah Barnard Hastings] b. Dec 9 1772, d. July 6 1849 ae 76, m. Jan 12 1793, Solomon Sackett. No children." 9:6–7, "Solomon [Sackett, son of Erastus Sackett & Elizabeth Chaffee or Leonard], b. 1762, m. Betsey Kellogg."
  10. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), "17 Jan 1793, Mr Solomon Sacket & Mrs Betsey Kellogg were married." [all brides in this register were styled Mrs]
  11. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 3:12, Record of Revolutionary Soldiers of Berkshire County, Berkshire County Chapter of the State Society of Sons of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Solomon, b. 1762, d. Pittsfield, Mass., May 9, 1814, in 52nd yr., son of Erastus and Elizabeth (Chaffee) Sackett. His wife was Elizabeth Kellogg, of Dalton, b. 1772, d. July 16, 1849, ae 77. There were pub. 1792, m. Jan. 17, 1793. Their gravestones are in front row, north end of cemetery at Pittsfield. His gravestone has a Rev. marker."
  12. Find a Grave.
  13. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910" (American Ancestors image), v39, p56, death, "July 6 1849, Elizabeth Sackett, 77, at Pittsfield, widow, b. Dalton, [parents blank], organic disease of the heart."
  14. Gravestone.
  15. 1800 United States census, "Solomon Sackett, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-25, 2 females 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, total 7."
  16. 1810 United States census, "Solomon Sackett, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, total 5."
  17. The Pittsfield Sun, Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Newspapers.com image), 8 Aug 1810, p 3.
  18. 1820 United States census, "Elizabeth Sacket, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 female under 10, 1 female 45 and over, total 2."
  19. 1830 United States census, "Elizabeth Sacket, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 50-59, total 2."
  20. 1840 United States census, "Elizabeth Sackett, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1 female 60-69, total 1."
  21. The Pittsfield Sun, 10 Oct 1821, "List of Letters. Remaining in the Post-Office at Pittsfield, Ms. October 1, 1821. Elizabeth Sacket (2)."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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Last Edited25 Nov 2023
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