Samuel Sackett MD

FatherReuben Sacket (1732-1803)
MotherMercy Finney (1729/30-1805)
Samuel Sackett MD, son of Reuben Sacket and Mercy Finney, was born in Kent, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 1 April 1754.1,2 He died aged 78 in Georges Township, Fayette County, PennsylvaniaG, on 13 February 18332 and was buried at Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Fayette CountyG.3,4 He married first in Sharon, Litchfield CountyG, on 10 February 1777, Sarah Manning.2,5,6,7 She died in 1813.2 He married second in Fayette CountyG on 10 January 1819, Eve Stentz, daughter of Philip Daniel Stentz and Catharine Elizabeth Hertzog.7 Eve was born in 1765.4 She died aged about 81 in 1846 and was buried at Mount Moriah Baptist CemeteryG.4
     Samuel was an army surgeon during the American Revolutionary War, serving in Adjutant John Minten's 2nd Regiment from 1778 to 1781.8,3
     Samuel bought a plot of land in Union Township, Fayette County, PennsylvaniaG, on 22 June 1786.9
     In 1790 Samuel was living in Springhill Township, Fayette County, PennsylvaniaG. In his household were one man, three boys, and four females.10
     In 1798 Samuel owned and occupied a log-built house in Springhill TownshipG. The house measured 26 feet by 30 feet on a plot of 40 perches (a quarter of an acre). The value of the property was assessed at $140 on which he paid a tax of 28 cents. He was also the tenant of 67 acres of land in Springhill. He also owned unoccupied land comprising 216 acres in Wharton Township, Fayette County.11,12,13,14
     Samuel was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in SpringhillG.15
     Samuel was named as a beneficiary in his mother's will made in Sharon, ConnecticutG, on 16 October 1804. He was living some way away and would receive his inheritance if he returned and made claim within five years.
     Samuel was listed in the 1810 census as a householder in German Township, Fayette CountyG.16
     Samuel and his second wife, Eve, were among the original members who met at Dr Sackett's house, a mile south of Smithfield, to organize the Smithfield Methodist Episcopal Church in about 1819.17 In 1820 he was listed in SpringhillG.18 In 1830 he was living in Georges Township, Fayette CountyG.19

662. Samuel Sacket, M. D., 1754–1833, of East Greenwich, Conn., and Fayette County, Penn., son of (204) Reuben and Mercy Finney Sacket, was married Feb. 10, 1777, to Sarah Manning, 17_ –1813. Dr. Sacket began the practice of his profession as a physician and surgeon in the Revolutionary Army. In 1781 he was at Uniontown, Fayette County, Penn., and seven years later settled permanently at Morgantown, in same county. He was a farmer as well as a physician, and the farm he then lived on was at a recent date in the possession of one of his descendants.
1534. Reuben T. Sacket, b. Jan. 16, 1778, d. in year 1823.
1535. David Filer Sacket, M. D., b. Jan. 18, 1780, d. in 1864; m. Martha Milliken.
1536. Betsey Sacket, b. Apr. 4, 1782.
1537. Lucinda Sacket, b. Mar. 5, 1784.
1538. Alexander Sacket, M. D., b. Jan. 10, 1786, d. in year 1814.
1539. Mary A. Sacket, b. Sept. 3, 1788.
1540. Anne Sacket, b. Nov. 9, 1790.
1541. Lydia Sacket, b. Nov. 22, 1792.
1542. Samuel Sacket, b. Sept. 20, 1795, d. Apr. 27, 1860; m. Priscilla Caldwell.
1543. Sarah Sacket, b. Oct. 20, 1797.

Dr Samuel Sackett (1754–1833), Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, PA
(Src: Find a Grave, Joe)

Children of Samuel Sackett MD and Sarah Manning

  • Reuben T Sacket+ b. 16 Jan 1778, d. 24 Dec 1823
  • David Filer Sackett MD+ b. 18 Jan 1780, d. 1864
  • Betsey Sacket b. 4 Apr 1782
  • Lucinda Sacket b. 5 Mar 1784
  • Alexander Sacket b. 10 Jan 1786, d. c 1814
  • Mary A Sacket b. 3 Sep 1788
  • Anne Sacket b. 9 Nov 1790
  • Lydia Sacket b. 22 Nov 1792
  • Samuel Sackett+ b. 20 Sep 1795, d. 27 Apr 1860
  • Sarah Sacket b. 20 Oct 1797, d. c 1870

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sacket, Samuel, Jr., s. Ruben & Marcy, b. Apr. 1, 1754. Kent Vital Records, LR1:12."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "662. Samuel Sacket, b. Apr. 5, 1754, d. Feb. 13, 1833; m. Sarah Manning."
  3. "Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777–1999", digital image,, "Fayette County. Sackett, Dr Samuel, [b. blank], [d. blank], veteran of Revolutionary War, Army, service 1778 to 1781, Adj John Minten's 2nd Regt, rank Surgeon, Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa, section left front, 2 ft Stone G A R Marker, info from Miss Jane Brownfield, 7/2/34."
  4. Website Find A Grave.
  5. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Samuel, m. Sarah Maning, Jan. 10, 1777, by Rev. Cotton Mather Smith. Kent Vital Records, 2:139."
  6. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920", database,, Sharon, First Church of Christ (Congregational), "Sackett, Samuel of Spencertown, m. Sarah Manning, of Sharon, 10 Feb 1777."
  7. Copies of records of marriages of Dr Samuel, apparently copied from his personal papers by his son Samuel Jr, submitted in support of a Revolutionary War pension claim in 1856, "Feby 10 AD 1777 there I was married to Sarah Manning at Sharon at Mr. Mays by Mr. Smith P.M. s/s."; "10 January 1819 Sunday, This day in the Evening perhaps between 7 & 8 oclock I Samuel Sackett was married to Eve Stanz by Richard Patton Esquire at her Mothers House."
  8. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Samuel
    Service: Connecticut - Pennsylvania
    Rank: Physician or Surgeon
    Birth: 4-5-1754, East Greenwich, Connecticut
    Death: 2-13-1833, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania
    Pension Number: *S4811
    Service Description: Surgeon Physician, Surgeon's Mate
    Residence: Connecticut
    Spouse: Sarah Manning."
  9. Sackett Letters & other papers, Museum at Yuma Territorial Prison State Park, Giss Parkway & Prison Hill Road, Yuma, Arizona, Indenture 22 Jun 1786, Henry Beeson, yeoman, vendor, Samuel Sackett, physician, purchaser, Lot of Ground at Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, consideration £5, "Breadth Eastward and Westward on the front or North End of Said lot on a line Forty five feet wide Called Elbow Street Seventy two feet and a half Southward on Medow Alley being in Wedth on said Alley Twenty five feet Bounded on the West by Peter Hooks lot and the East by on Medow Alley Together with all and singular the Buildings whatever on the Said Lot of Ground erected",.
  10. 1790 US census, digital image,, Samuel Sackett. Springhill, Fayette, PA. 1 white male (16+), 3 white males under 16, and 4 white females.
  11. "Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798", digital image,, Springhill, Fayette County, PA, "Sacket, Samuel, owner & occupant, 1 dwelling house, 26 x 30 feet, log built, 2 stories, 3, 4 windows, 12, no lights, 40 perches, value $140."
  12. "Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798", digital image,, Springhill, Fayette County, PA, "Sacket, Saml, occupant, Andw Oliphant, owner, 1 dwelling house, 40 perches, value $140, assessment 28 cents."
  13. "Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798", digital image,, Springhill, Fayette County, PA, "Sacket, Samuel, occupant, Roger Starling, owner, 67 acres, value $402, assessment 76 cents."
  14. "Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798", digital image,, Wharton, Fayette County, PA, "Sacket, Samuel, owner, land unoccupied, 216 acres, 80 perches, assessed value $72."
  15. 1800 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Samuel Sachit, Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania."
  16. 1810 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Samuel Sackett, German, Fayette County, Pennsylvania."
  17. Franklin Ellis, Editor, History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: L H Everts & Co, 1882), 576-577.
  18. 1820 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Samuel Sukett (?), Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania."
  19. 1830 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Samuel Sackett, Georges, Fayette County, Pennsylvania."
See alsoSackett letters, Yuma Territorial Prison Museum collection
Thurmon King's Database, 3803
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited1 Sep 2021

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