Richard Sackett

FatherRichard Sackett (1701-1771)
MotherMary ___
Richard Sackett, son of Richard Sackett and Mary ___, was born in New Milford, ConnecticutG, on 15 July 1749.1,2 He died in Arlington, VermontG, in 1789.2 He married in about 1776, Martha Benedict, 1756-1812, daughter of Jonathan Benedict and Lucy Castle.2
     Richard was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made on 1 January 1771.3
     Richard Sackett served as a private in Vermont in the American Revolutionary War.4
Extract from The Sacketts of America

[Richard Sackett] appears to have been a well-to-do husbandman. On Jan. 4, 1770, nearly six month previous to reaching his majority, he purchased from his father, for the sum of "Four Hundred Pounds lawful money of the Colony" of Connecticut, fifty acres of land adjoining the homestead farm at New Milford. The deed given him is in the hand writing of his uncle, Dr. John Sackett, who is also one of the witnesses to the signing of it. This deed is now in the possession of Mr. James D. Sackett, of Cleveland, O., to whom it was recently presented by a kinsman whom he visited at Poultney, VT. This Richard Sackett is not shown by public records to have been especially active in public affairs. On the death of his father, in 1771, he came into possession of several pieces of real estate at New Milford, including the homestead farm. In 1775 he disposed of the last piece of real estate at New Milford, and became a permanent resident of Arlington, VT., where he was an active member of a military company commanded by Capt. Ebenezer Wallace, in the ranks of which he participated in one or more campaigns during the war of the Revolution. He died at Arlington in the spring of 1789, survived by his wife Martha, three sons and a daughter. On June 24, following, Mrs. Sackett gave birth to a second daughter.

Children of Richard Sackett and Martha Benedict

  • Richard Sackett+ b. 22 Apr 1777, d. 19 Jul 1828
  • Lucy Sackett b. 8 Oct 1780, d. c 1836
  • Jonathan Sackett+ b. 12 Mar 1783, d. 3 Aug 1851
  • Anson Sackett+ b. 27 May 1785, d. 24 Aug 1869
  • Hester Sackett b. 24 Jun 1789, d. 20 Aug 1877

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackit, Ritchard, s. Ritchard & Mary, b. July 15, 1749. New Milford Vital Records, LR6:10."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "711. Richard Sackett, b. July 15, 1749, d. in 1789; m. Martha Benedict."
  3. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "267. Richard Sackett, b. in 1701, d. in 1772; m. Mary ___."
  4. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (, "Sackett, Richard
    Service: Vermont
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 7-15-1749, New Milford, Connecticut
    Death: 1789, Arlington, Vermont
    Service Description: Capt. E. Wallis
    Spouse: Martha Benedict."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett lineGrandson of Capt Richard Sackett of New York
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sandra Mueller, Alice Sackett and George S Thomas.
Last Edited17 May 2017

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