Alexander Sackett

FatherReuben Sacket (1732-1803)
MotherMercy Finney (1729/30-1805)
Alexander Sackett, son of Reuben Sacket and Mercy Finney, was born in Kent, ConnecticutG, on 6 March 1758.1,2 He died aged 71 in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 17 March 18293 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.4 He married Patience ___.2 Patience was born in about 1761.5 She died aged 68 in WarrenG on 8 May 1829.
     Alexander Sackett served in the American Revolutionary War with the rank of Sergeant.
     In 1790 Alexander was living in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were one man, one boy, and two females.6
     Alexander was a pew holder in the Congregational Church, WarrenG, in 1816 and in 1822.7
[Alexander Sacket] was a Revolutionary soldier. The records of Connecticut troops show that he was a fifer in Capt. Joseph Carter's Company of the 13th Connecticut Regiment, in August and September, 1776; that he was a sergeant in Capt. Olmstead's Company, of Col. Enos' Regiment, from June to September in 1778, serving at Fort Montgomery and West Point, and was also a sergeant in Capt. Mix's Company attached to regiment commanded by Col. Increase Moseley.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America
Appears inSacketts in the Military
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Alexander, s. Reuben & Mercy, b. Mar. 6, 1758. Kent Vital Records, 1:8."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "663. Alexander Sacket, b. Mar. 6, 1758, d. May 7, 1829; m. Patience."
  3. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "663. Alexander Sacket, b. Mar. 6, 1758, d. May 7, 1829; m. Patience."
    [Cemetery inscription has d. 17 Mar 1829 & death was reported in Litchfield Enquirer on 9 Apr.]
  4. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image,, 51:12, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Alexander, died Mar 17, 1829, age 71 yrs."
    Litchfield Enquirer, 9 Apr 1829, "Sacket, Alexander, Warren, age 70."
  5. Date of birth based on age at death.
  6. 1790 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, Alexander Sacket. Warren, Litchfield, CT. 1 white male (16+), 1 white male under 16, and 2 white females.
  7. Lucy Sackett Curtiss, The Congregational Church, Warren, Connecticut, 1756–1956 (1956), 19–20, "List of Pew Holders in Old Meeting House, 1816 [included] Justus Sackett, Moses Sackett, Benjamin Sackett, Homer Sackett, Alexander Sackett, Aaron Sackett."
    21, "Adjustments to the seating were often necessary, perhaps to satisfy the complaints of disgruntled parishioners. For example: "Voted to move ... Esq. Sackett and Capt. Carter to the East side of the Great Door ... Alexander Sackett and Sylvester Finney to the South East Piller Pue ...."
    39–40, "List of Pew Holders in New Meeting House, 1822 [included] Benjamin Sackett, Homer Sackett, Justus Sackett, Aaron Sackett, Moses Sackett, Alexander Sackett."
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited5 February 2015

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