Benjamin Sackett

FatherDeacon & Captain Justus Sacket (1729/30-1815)
MotherLydia Newcomb (c 1731-1808)
Marriage1782, WarrenGBetty Eldred2,3
Marriage1819, WarrenGMercy Gaylord2,4
Benjamin Sackett, son of Deacon & Captain Justus Sacket and Lydia Newcomb, was born in Kent (later Warren), Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 28 July 1762.1,2 He died aged 81 in WarrenG on 14 July 18442 and was buried at Warren Center CemeteryG.5,6,7,8 He married first in WarrenG on 21 November 1782, Betty Eldred.2,3 She was born in ConnecticutG in about 1761.9 She died aged 58 on 9 March 18192,10 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.11 He married second in WarrenG on 5 October 1819, Mercy Gaylord.2,4 She died in 1856.12
     Benjamin Sacket served as a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. In August 1778 he was a Private in Enos' Regiment, Connecticut State Troops.13,14
     In 1790 Benjamin was living in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were one man, three boys, and three females.15
     Benjamin and Betsey were admitted to the Congregational Church of Christ, WarrenG, on 22 December 1799. Benjamin was listed as a pew holder there in 1816 and 1822.16,17
     Benjamin was listed in the census in 1800 and 1810 as a householder in WarrenG.18,19
     Benjamin was listed in the 1841 census of Revolutionary War pensioners. At the reference date of 1 June 1840, he was living in WarrenG and was aged 78.20
     Benjamin died intestate. His sons, Justus and Benjamin Jr, were appointed as administrators on 22 July 1844 by the Court of Probate, Litchfield, to compile an inventory of estate. The gross value of the estate was some $2,900, including $2,250 for Benjamin's half-share of a 180-acre farm.21
     In 1850 Benjamin's widow Mercy was living in WarrenG in the household of her stepson Benjamin and his wife Thalia, and was recorded in the census as Mercey Sackett, aged 71 and born in Connecticut.22
Benjamin Sackett (1762–1844), Warren Center Cemetery, Litchfield, Connecticut
(Src: Find a Grave, Terry Goodwin)

Children of Benjamin Sackett and Betty Eldred

Child of Benjamin Sackett and Mercy Gaylord

655. Benjamin Sacket, 1762–1844, of Warren, Litchfield County, Conn., son of (203) Capt. Justus Sacket, was married Nov. 22, 1782, to Betsey Eldred, who died Mar. 9, 1819. On Oct. 5, 1819 he was married to his second wife Mary Gaylord, who died in 1856. He was a soldier in war of the Revolution, serving in Capt. David Olmstead's Company, of Col. Enas' Regiment. His name appears on pension rolls of 1832 and 1840 as a resident of Warren, Conn.
1500. Justus Sacket, b. Aug. 30, 1784, d. Apr. 5, 1846; m. Mary Bradley.
1501. Ashsah Sacket, b. Jan 21, 1786, d. Nov 23, 1831; m. David Hine.
1502. Myron Sacket, b. Feb. 14, 1787, d. in year 1849; m. Orphia Dean.
1503. Simmons Sacket, b. Dec. 8, 1788, d. Sept. 19, 1863; m. Edna Hayes.
1504. Lydia Sacket, b. Nov. 1, 1790, d. July 23, 1812 [sic: 23 Feb 1872]; m. Erastus Chidchester.
1505. Clark Sacket, b. Feb. 4, 1793, d. in June, 1864; m. Cynthia Preston.
1506. Moses Sacket, b. May 21, 1795, d. Apr. 25, 1871; m. Celia L. Fox.
1507. Joanna Sacket, b. July 2, 1797; m. Charles Bingham.
1508. Benjamin Sacket, b. Aug. 29, 1799, d. Nov. 16, 1865; m. Thalea Moulthorp.
1509. Orphea Sacket, b. July 6, 1801, d. Oct 28, 1885; m. Daniel E. Brinswold.
1510. Minerva Sacket, b. Dec. 5, 1803; m. Silas Comsock.
1511. Frances A. Sacket, b. Aug. 31, 1820, d. Sept. 29, 1852, without issue.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "[Sackett], Benjamin, s. [Justice & Lyddia], b. July 28, 1762. Kent Vital Records, 1:10."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "655. Benjamin Sacket, b. July 28, 1762, d. July 14, 1844; m. Betsey Eldred."
  3. Barbour Collection, "Sackett, Benjamin, m. Bette Eldred, Nov. 21, 1782, by Rev. Peter Starr. Kent Vital Records, 2:164."
  4. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920" (Ancestry image), Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Benjamin, m. Mercy Gaylord, 5 Oct 1819. 2:24a."
  5. Find a Grave.
  6. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934" (Ancestry image), 51:19, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Benjamin, died July 14, 1841 [sic: 1844]."
  7. Hale Collection, Litchfield Enquirer, 25 Jul 1844, "Sackett, Benjamin, Warren, died 14 Jul 1844."
  8. Hale Collection, Columbian Register, 27 July 1844, "Sackett, Benjamin, Warren, [no date; no age]."
  9. Birthplace CT from 1880 census record for son Benjamin.
  10. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Benj(ami)n & w. Betty, adm ch. 22 Dec 1799, on profession, she d. 9 Mar 1819, age 58. 5:68-9."; "Sackett, Betty, w. Benj(ami)n, d. 9 Mar 1819, age 58. 2:13a."
  11. Hale Collection, 51:19, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Betty, wife of Benjamin, died Mar 9, 1819, age 58 yrs."
  12. Sacketts of America.
  13. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Benjamin
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 7-28-1762, Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Death: 7-14-1844, Warren, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Pension Number: *W1940
    Service Source: *W1940
    Service Description: 1) Capts Olmsted, Sturtevant, Cols Enos; 2) Canfield
    Residence: Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: 1) Betsey Eldred, 2) Mercy/Mary Gaylord."
  14. "U.S., Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783" (Ancestry transcript), "Sacket, Benjamin, military date Aug 1778, military place Connecticut, unit Enos' Regiment, Connecticut State Troops, rank Private."
  15. 1790 United States census, Benjamin Sacket. Warren, Litchfield, CT. 1 white male (16+), 3 white males under 16, and 3 white females.
  16. Lucy Sackett Curtiss, The Congregational Church, Warren, Connecticut, 1756–1956, Brewer-Borg Corp (1956), digital image, Internet Archive (, 19–20, "List of Pew Holders in Old Meeting House, 1816 [included] Justus Sackett, Moses Sackett, Benjamin Sackett, Homer Sackett, Alexander Sackett, Aaron Sackett."
    39–40, "List of Pew Holders in New Meeting House, 1822 [included] Benjamin Sackett, Homer Sackett, Justus Sackett, Aaron Sackett, Moses Sackett, Alexander Sackett."
  17. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Benj(ami)n & w. Betty, adm. ch. 22 Dec 1799. 2:22."; "Sackett, Benj(ami)n & w. Betty, adm ch. 22 Dec 1799, on profession, she d. 9 Mar 1819, age 58. 5:68-9."; "Sackett, Benjamin & w. Betty, adm. ch. 1 Jan 1801. 2:25."; "Sackett, Benjamin & w. Mercy, ch. mems. 11 May 1825. 2:37."
  18. 1800 United States census, "Benjn Sacket, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 3 males under 10, 3 males 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, total 11."
  19. 1810 United States census, "Benjamin Sacket, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 2 males under 10, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45 and over, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, total 14."
  20. "U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1841" (Ancestry image), "Connecticut, Litchfield County, Warren, Benjamin Sackett, age 78, head of family."
  21. "Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609–1999" (Ancestry image).
  22. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 43, p 87a
    Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut
    Sackett, Benjam, 51, farmer, real estate $4000, b. CT
    Sackett, Thalia, 49, b. CT
    Sackett, Axy, 22, b. CT
    Sackett, Henry, 18, farmer, b. CT
    Sackett, Sarah, 16, b. CT
    Sackett, Mary, 9, b. CT
    Sackett, Mercey, 71, b. CT
    Weeks, Wm, 21, laborer, b. CT.
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