James Sacket

FatherWilliam Sacket (1730-1802)
MotherLydia Weller (1739-1828)
James Sacket, son of William Sacket and Lydia Weller, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 15 September 17741,2,3 and baptized at the Church of Christ, WestfieldG, on 18 September 1774.4 He died aged 69 in WestfieldG on 2 January 18445 and was buried at the Old Burying Ground, WestfieldG.6 He married first at the First Church, WestfieldG, on 10 June 1804, Nancy Holcomb.3,7,8,9 Nancy was born in about 1775.10 She died aged 59 on 31 August 183411 and was buried at the Old Burying Ground, WestfieldG.6 He married second in Enfield, Hartford County, ConnecticutG, on 31 December 1834, Sophia Chandler (Holcomb) Hale, daughter of Horace Holcomb and Roxanna Shepard, and widow of Chauncey Hale.6,12,13 Sophia was born on 19 November 1800.14 She died aged 78 in WestfieldG on 2 May 1879.15
     James was named in his father's will made in WestfieldG on 24 January 1797. He was to inherit an equal share of the estate with his five brothers after specific bequests of lands to their two sisters. James was also appointed executor of the will and probate was granted to him on 2 March 1802.16
     James was listed in the census in 1810, 1820, 1830, and 1840 as a householder in WestfieldG.17,18,19,20
     In 1850 James's widow Sophia was living in WestfieldG and was recorded in the census as Sophia Sacket, aged 50. Her children from her first marriage, Chauncey Hale, 22, and Sophia, 24, now married to Morgan Gaylord, were living with her.21
     James's widow Sophia made her will in WestfieldG on 28 June 1852. She left her estate to her children Sophia and Chauncey of her first marriiage.16
Abstract of Will of Sophia C Sacket of Westfield, Hampden County, MA.
Date: 28 Jun 1852.
Dau Sophia Gaylord, wife of Avery M Gaylord, furniture & clothing, $100, my share of real estate in Springfield which, including her existing share, will amount to $825.
Dau Sophia to hold residue of property for benefit of my son Chauncey Hale.
Executor may pay sums to dau Sophia and son Chauncey for maintenance of them and their families, but not for payment of debts of dau Sophia's husband nor debts of Chauncey's.
Executor: Jonathan Pomeroy.
Witnesses: R A Chapman, William Stowe, Samuel Knox.
James Sacket (1774–1844), Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Massachusetts
(Src: Find a Grave, Marlana Ambridge)
Nancy (Holcomb) Sacket (1775–1834), Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Massachusetts
(Src: Find a Grave, Marlana Ambridge)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, B:34.
  2. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, James, s. William & Lydia Wellar, b. Sept. 15, 1774."
  3. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "679. James Sacket, b. Sept. 15, 1774; m. Nancy Holcomb."
  4. "Baptisms performed in the Church of Christ, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1679–1836" (American Ancestors transcript), "1774 Sacket, James s. William & Lydia, Sept. 18."
  5. Vital Records, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, v8, p146, death, "James Sackett, married, male, farmer, Jany 2, 1844, Westfield."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, C:266.
  8. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "James Sacket of W. and Nancy Holcomb of W; m. June 10, 1804."
  9. "Westfield, MA: Marriage Records of the First Church, 1781–1835" (American Ancestors transcript), "1804 James Sacket of Westfield & Nancy Holcomb of Westfield."
  10. Date of birth based on age at death.
  11. American Antiquarian Society, "Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704–1930" (Ancestry image), Columbian Centinel, Massachusetts, 6, 10, & 13 Sep 1834, death, "Sacket, Nancy (Mrs), wife of James Sacket d. in Westfield, aged 59."
  12. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, James, of Westfield, Mass., m. Mrs. Sophia Hale, of [Enfield], Dec. 31, 1834, by [Rev.] Francis L. Robbins. Enfield Vital Records, 4:1810."
  13. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)", "James Sacket of W. and Sophia O. Hale of Enfield. Conn.; m. [date blank]."
  14. Death record.
  15. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910" (American Ancestors image), v310, p376, death, "1879 May 2, Sophia C Sackett, f, widow, 78-5-13, pneumonia, at Westfld, [occupation blank], b. Westfld, parents Haran* & Roxanna, both b. Westfld." *Horace (gravestone and other records).
  16. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image).
  17. 1810 United States census, "James Sacket, Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, total 5."
  18. 1820 United States census, "James Sacket, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, total 5."
  19. 1830 United States census, "James Sackett, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 30-39, 3 males 50-59, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 50-59, total 7."
  20. 1840 United States census, "James Sacket, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 40-49, total 4."
  21. 1850 United States Federal Census, Roll 318, p 184a
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Sacket, Sophia, 50, real estate $5000, b. MA
    Hale, Chauncy, 22, cigars, b. MA
    Gaylord, Morgan M, 26, cigars, real estate $2000, b. MA
    Gaylord, Sophia, 24, b. MA
    [& 7 others, probably lodgers].
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited29 Nov 2023
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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