Lydia Sackett

(1768-1813)
FatherDeacon & Captain Justus Sacket (1729/30-1815)
MotherLydia Newcomb (c 1731-1808)
Lydia Sackett, daughter of Deacon & Captain Justus Sacket and Lydia Newcomb, was born in Kent (later Warren), Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 19 February 1768.1,2 She died aged 45 on 20 March 1813.2,3 She married in WarrenG on 1 January 1787, Benjamin Carter, son of Lieut Samuel Carter and Martha Buell, and brother of Sarah Carter who married Lydia's brother Homer.4,2,3 Benjamin was born in WarrenG on 8 January 1762.3 He died there aged 91 on 30 July 1853.3 After Lydia's death, Benjamin married, second, Mary Wadsworth by whom he had three children.

30. Benjamin Carter [son of Lieut. Samuel Carter and Martha Buell] b. Warren, Ct., Jan. 8, 1762; d. there July 30, 1853, ae 92; m. (1) Warren, Ct., Jan. 1, 1787, Lydia Sackett, b. Warren, 1768, d. March 20, 1813, ae 45, dau. of Dea. Justus and Lydia (Newcomb) Sackett. He m. (2) Hartford, Ct., Sept. 12, 1814, Mary Wadsworth, b. Hartford, Jan. 25, 1776, d. Warren, Aug. 15, 1845, ae 69, dau. of Gurdon and Mehitable (Wright) Wadsworth.
     He lived on the "Flat Rock Corner," (so called), and had a stentorian voice. It is related that he would stand on the flat rock and call to his son, Ward, who lived a quarter of a mile or more away, and tell him to return a borrowed plough, harrow or the like. He was Justice of the Peace many years, and representative from Warren in 1807, 1811, 1814, and 1820. "Squire" Benjamin Carter was one of the first to leave the Congregational church and join the Methodists. There was a split on the temperance question, the Methodists then being opposed to the temperance movement.
     Children by first wife:
106. i. Ward, b. Feb. 11, 1788.
107. ii. Ralph, b. Aug. 8, 1790.
108. iii. Benjamin, b. March 15, 1797.
109. iv. Norman, b. Jan. 23, 1802.
     Children (Second wife): [3 children].

Children of Lydia Sackett and Benjamin Carter

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "[Sackett], Lydia, d. [Justice & Lyddia], b. Feb. 19, 1768. Kent Vital Records, 1:10."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "659. Lydia Sacket, b. in year 1768, d. in year 1813; m. Benjamin Carter."
  3. Howard Carter, Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Carter ... of MA and CT, Norfolk, CT (1909), digital image, Ancestry.com, pp 48–49.
  4. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Lydia, m. Benjamin Carter, Jan. 1, 1787. Warren Vital Records, 1:29."
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 3793
Sackett line5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree6N.3
Last Edited15 Apr 2022
 

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