Aner Sackett

(1766-after 1814)
FatherReuben Sacket (1732-1803)
MotherMercy Finney (1729/30-1805)
Aner Sackett, daughter of Reuben Sacket and Mercy Finney, was born in Kent, ConnecticutG, on 10 April 1766.1,2 She died after 1814. She married before 1804, Reuben Williams. He was born in about 1761.3 He died aged 51 in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 11 March 18134,5 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, Warren, ConnecticutG.6
     Aner, listed as Anar Williams, was named as a beneficiary in her mother's will made in Sharon, ConnecticutG, on 16 October 1804.
     Reuben made his will in WarrenG on 6 March 1813, appointing Homer Sacket (Aner's first cousin) as executor. Reuben's estate was valued at some $2,000, including his 32-acre farm with dwelling house and barn, valued at $700. Homer compiled a most thorough inventory of Reuben's assets and effects, including crops, livestock (gray mare $40), and personal clothing (1 yellow silk handkerchief 60 cents). Reuben was apparently a man of some means and his inventory included loans (with accumulated interest) made to various family members and others. There were outstanding loans of $12 to Benjamin Sacket and $5 to Alexander Sacket. The extent and complexity of the inventory are reflected in Homer's statement of expenses which included an item "to ten days taking inventory & examining accounts $17.00."
     Reuben left the use of all his real and personal estate to his wife Aner during her lifetime, after which his brothers Sturges and Jesse and sister Betty Arsbourn were to inherit.7
     Aner's brother Alexander, writing from Warren to their brother Samuel in Pennsylvania on 11 August 1814, reported that "Sister Aner lives in her house with only one little boy about 13 years old. her situation is rather lonely tho she has property so she can support her self comfortably. She keeps one horse and one cow and that is all she pretends to winter. She is not very healthy but has a feble Constitution."8
     It is clear from Reuben's will that he and Aner did not have children, and it would appear that the 13-year-old boy would have been a servant. In the 1810 census Reuben's household in Warren comprised one male aged 45+ and one female aged 26 to 44, with no children.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "666. Anne Sacket, b. Apr. 10, 1766."
  2. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "[Sackett], Aner, d. Reuben & Mercy, b. Apr. 10, 1766. Kent Vital Records, 1:8."
  3. Date of birth based on age at death.
  4. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650–1934", database, Ancestry.com, "Williams, Reuben, d. Connecticut, 11 Mar 1813, age 51, bur. Old Cemetery, Connecticut."
  5. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920", digital image, Ancestry.com, Warren, "Williams, Reuben, adm. ch. July 1, 1802 by letter from Greenfield; d. Mar 11, 1813, age 52."
  6. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, Old Cemetery, Warren, Connecticut, "Williams, Reuben, died Mar 11, 1813, age 51 yrs."
  7. "Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609–1999", digital image, Ancestry.com.
  8. Sackett Letters & other papers, Museum at Yuma Territorial Prison State Park, Giss Parkway & Prison Hill Road, Yuma, Arizona.
See alsoSackett letters, Yuma Territorial Prison Museum collection
Thurmon King's Database, 4478
Sackett line5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Generation.Tree6N.3
Last Edited24 Aug 2021
 

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