Richard Sackett

FatherRichard Sackett (1701-1771)
MotherMary ___
Marriage1776Martha Benedict2
Richard Sackett, son of Richard Sackett and Mary ___, was born in New Milford, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 15 July 1749.1,2 He died in Arlington, Bennington County, 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 Capt Wallis' Company of Vermont Militia in the American Revolutionary War.4,5

Children of Richard Sackett and Martha Benedict

711. Richard Sackett, 1749–1789, of New Milford, Conn., and Arlington, VT., son of (267) Richard Sackett, was married previous to 1776 to Martha Benedict, 1756–1812. He 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.
     Thomas Benedict (or Bennydick), the colonist ancestor of Martha Benedict Sackett, was a native of Nottinghamshire, England, and came to Massachusetts Bay in 1638, and there married Mary Bridgman. They lived for several years at Southold, and in 1662 resided at Jamaica, L.I. Still later they were at Norwalk, Conn., where Mr. Benedict was made a deacon if the church.
     John Benedict, one of the nine children of Thomas and Mary Bridgman Benedict, was born at Southold, L.I., and removed with his parents to Norwalk, Conn., where on Nov. 11, 1670, he was married to Phebe Gregory. He was there sworn a freeman in 1680, succeeded his father as deacon, and from 1689 to 1699 held the office of selectman.
     Joseph Benedict, one of the seven children of John and Phebe Gregory Benedict, was born at Norwalk, Conn., where he was married to his first wife Anne, previous to whose death, in 1716, they removed to Ridgefield, Conn. There on Mar. 21, 1720, he was married to his second wife, Mary.
     Jonathan Benedict, 1723–1800, son of Joseph Benedict and his wife Mary, was married to Lucy Castle, who was the mother of his ten oldest children, and who died at North Milford, VT. Mr. Benedict shortly after the death of his wife Lucy, moved to Manchester and was there married to widow Margary Seelye (Pinnock).
     Martha Benedict, 1756–1812, eldest daughter of Jonathan and Lucy Castle Benedict, some two years after the death of her husband, Richard Sackett, in 1789, was married to Jason Kellogg.
Children of Richard and Martha Benedict Sackett.
1680. Richard Sackett, b. Apr. 22, 1777; m. Cahziah Conger.
1681. Lucy Sackett, b. Oct. 8, 1780; m. Potter Conger.
1682. Jonathan Sackett, b. Mar. 12, 1783, d. Aug. 3, 1851; m. Lucy Wright.
1683. Anson Sackett, b. May 27, 1785, d. Aug. 24, 1869; m. Docia Ruggles.
1684. Hester Sackett, b. June 24, 1789, d. Aug. 20, 1877; m. Wm. Cadman, M. D.

 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. 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."
  5. John E Goodrich, editor, The State of Vermont Rolls of the Men Engaged in the War of the Revolution, Tuttle, Rutland, VT (1904), digital image,,
    p 319, "A Pay Roll of Capt. E. Wallis' Company of Militia for service done in the Year 1780. [Includes] Richard Sackett, October alarm 6 Days, 50 Miles, Amt. pay 8.0, Amt. travel 16.8, Total 1.4.8."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett lineGrandson of Captain Richard Sackett of New York
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sandra Mueller, Alice Sackett and George S Thomas.
Last Edited9 Jul 2023
Sackett Database7935 Richard Sackett

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