William Sacket

FatherWilliam Sacket (1730-1802)
MotherLydia Weller (1739-1828)
Marriage1788, WestfieldGOlive Dean1,6,7,8
William Sacket, son of William Sacket and Lydia Weller, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 29 August 17621,2,3 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 15 May 1763.4 He died aged 85 in Jefferson County, New York StateG, on 30 November 1847.5 He married in WestfieldG on 13 February 1788, Olive Dean, daughter of Faxon Dean and Mehetable (Hetty) Cleavland.1,6,7,8 Olive was born in Hadley, MassachusettsG, on 6 January 17666 and died aged 79 on 14 July 1845.5 In addition to the children listed, William and Olive had stillborn twin daughters in 1800.9
     In 1790 William was living in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG. In his household were one man, one boy, and two females.10
     William was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in WestfieldG.11
     William was named in his father's will made in WestfieldG on 24 January 1797 and proved on 2 March 1802. He was to inherit an equal share of the estate with his five brothers after specific bequests of lands to their two sisters.12
     William was in Lowville, Lewis County, New York StateG, by 1807 when he was listed on a census of electors there. In March 1813 he was appointed an Inspector of schools when the first public schools were established.13
     William was listed in the census in 1820 and 1830 as a householder in LowvilleG.14,15

Children of William Sacket and Olive Dean

674. William Sacket, 1763–___, of Westfield, Mass., and Jefferson County, N. Y., son of (227) Capt. William and Lydia Weller Sacket, was married in 1788 to Olive Dean.
1560. William Sacket.
1561. Samuel Sacket.
1562. Julia Sacket, b. Mar. 11, 1792, d. Apr. 9, 1852. m. James Noble.
1563. Marvin Sacket.
1564. Laura Sacket.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "674. William Sacket, b. Aug. 29, 1763; m. Olive Dean."
  2. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, B:34.
  3. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, William, s. William & Lydia Wellar, b. Aug. 29, 1762."
  4. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1763 Sacket, William s. William & Lydia, May 15."
  5. Sackett database, citing Grace Keir.
  6. Marion Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650–1727) of Dedham, Mass., published by the author (1957), p 34, "Olive [Dean, d. of Faxon Dean & Mehetable (Hetty) Cleavland] b. Hadley, Mass., Jan 6, 1766; m. William Sackett at Westfield, Mass., Feb 13, 1788; [children:] Samuel, Martin, Cynthia, Olive." [The list of children in The Sacketts of America of William, Samuel, Julia, Marvin, and Laura has been confirmed by Westfield vital records.]
  7. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, C:51.
  8. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "William Sackett Jr. of W. and Olive Dean of W; m. Feb. 13, 1788."
  9. "Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728–1836" (American Ancestors image), "1800 Sept. 25 A female twin child of William Sacket Jun'r Still born", "1800 Sept. 25 The other female twin child of William Sacket Jun'r Still born."
  10. 1790 United States census, William Sacket Junr. Westfield, Hampshire, MA. 1 white male (16+), 1 white male under 16, and 2 white females.
  11. 1800 United States census, "Wm Sacket Jr, Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 2 males under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 3 females under 10, 1 female 26-44, total 9."
  12. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image).
  13. Franklin Benjamin Hough, History of Lewis County, New York, D Mason & Co, Syracuse, NY (1883), digital image, Internet Archive (archive.org), p 322-323
    Census of Electors in Lowville, in 1807.
    Sacket, William.
    p 352
    Public Schools
    The first school was taught in this town [Lowville] by Miss Hannah Smith, a sister of Mrs. Elijah Baldwin of Martinsburgh, in a little log school house near the lower mill. Samuel Slocum taught in 1804, and was one of the earliest male teachers in town. The first public provision for schools was made in March, 1813, under the general school act then newly passed. Amasa Dodge, Robert McDowell, and Moses Waters, were appointed first commissioners, and with these, Isaac Clinton, William Sacket, Benjamin Hillman, Benjamin Davenport, Chester Buck, and Daniel Kelley, Inspectors.
  14. 1820 United States census, "William Sackett, Lowville, Lewis County, New York State, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, total 4."
  15. 1830 United States census, "William Sacket, Lowville, Lewis County, New York State, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 60-69, total 4."
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited21 Nov 2023
Sackett Database56 William Sacket

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