Lydia Sackett

FatherDeacon & Captain Justus Sacket (1729/30-1815)
MotherLydia Newcomb (c 1731-1808)
Marriage1787, WarrenGBenjamin Carter4,2,3
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 in WarrenG on 20 March 18132,3 and was buried at Warren Center CemeteryG.5,6 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 18533 and was buried at Warren Center CemeteryG.5 After Lydia's death, Benjamin married, second, Mary Wadsworth by whom he had three children.
Lydia (Sackett) Carter (1768–1813), Warren Center Cemetery, Litchfield County, Connecticut
(Src: Find a Grave, Michael Bradbury)

Children of Lydia Sackett and Benjamin Carter

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].

 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,, pp 48–49.
  4. Barbour Collection, "Sackett, Lydia, m. Benjamin Carter, Jan. 1, 1787. Warren Vital Records, 1:29."
  5. Find a Grave.
  6. Gravestone, In Memory of/ Mrs Lydia wife of/ Mr Benjamin Carter/ who died March 20 1813/ Aged 45 years/ Her morning sun that rose devinely bright was quickly shaded by the gloom of night.
Sackett line5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited26 Aug 2022
Sackett Database3793 Lydia Sackett

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