John Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett MD (c 1702-after 1760)
Mother___ ___
Marriage1769, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York StateGPrudence Atherton1,2,3,4
John Sackett, son of John Sackett MD and ___ ___, was born in Albany, Rensselaer County, New York StateG, on 18 August 1747.1 He died aged 57 at Wayne Lake, Steuben County, New York StateG, on 26 July 1805 and was buried at Weston Cemetery, Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York StateG.5 He married in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York StateG, on 26 October 1769, Prudence Atherton, daughter of James Atherton and Elizabeth Dormant.1,2,3,4 Prudence was born in 1748.1 She died aged 60 on 5 October 1808 and was buried at Weston CemeteryG.5
     John Sackett was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.6,7
     John's wife Prudence was left an equal share with her sister Mary and two other siblings in 150 acres of land in Northmoreland Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in her father James Atherton's will made in Kingstown, Luzerne County on 3 March 1789.8
     In 1790 John was living in Stephentown, Albany County, New York StateG. In his household were three males (16+), one male under 16, and six females.9
John Sackett (1747–1805), Weston-Wood Farm Cemetery, Tyrone, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, Buddy Leech)
Prudence (Atherton) Sackett (1748–1808), Weston-Wood Farm Cemetery, Tyrone, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, Buddy Leech)

Children of John Sackett and Prudence Atherton

719. John Sackett, 1747–__, of Albany (now Rensselaer) County, N. Y., son of (268) John Sackett, M. D., was married Oct. 26, 1769, to Prudence Atherton, 1748– ?, daughter of James Atherton. John Sackett was a Revolutionary soldier and is credited with service in regiments commanded by Colonels John Field and Henry Luddington.
1713. James Sackett, b. June 6, 1770; m. ___ Chittendon.
1714. Simeon Sackett, b. Nov. 30, 1771; m. Hannah Woodard.
1715. Sarah Sackett, b. Nov. 21, 1773.
1716. Jacob Sackett, b. Nov. 5, 1775.
1717. Benjamin Sackett, b. Oct. 22, 1777. (Of Tryon, Steuben Co., N. Y.)
1718. Betsey Sackett, b. Nov. 22, 1779.
1719. Chloe Sackett, b. May 17, 1782.
1720. Amelia Sackett, b. June 15, 1784.
1721. Ezekiel Sackett, b. Nov. 22 1786.
1722. Lois Sackett, b. Nov. 17, 1788.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "719. John Sackett, b. Aug. 18, 1747; m. Prudence Atherton."
  2. Vivian Moore, Sketches of Old Hillsdale (1937), p. 101 "John Sackett...mar. Dover, NY 10/24/1769 to Prudence Atherton...children: Simeon, Benjamin, John, Amelia mar. _ Persall, Margaret mar. _ Pitcher, Jacob, Cloe mar. . Vermilyea, Ezekiel, Elizabeth mar. Adams, Sarah, 1774-1843 mar. J. Koon in Westerlo, NY 2/23/1794."
  3. Ruth E Barlow, A History of the South Amenia Presbyterian Church of Union Society 1759-1959, John Sackett & Prudence Atherton were married by Rev Ebenezer Knibloe.
  4. "New York, Marriages, 1686–1980" (FamilySearch transcript), "26 Oct 1769, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, John Sackett & Prudence Atherton."
  5. Monumental inscription on the grave of John & Prudence Sackett (Weston Cemetery, Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York), "Sackett, John 7-26-1805 æ 59
    Prudence wf 10-5-1808 æ 60
    Sackett, Lois 11-17-1788 - 12-12-1807
    Sackett, Benjamin 4-1-1852 æ 81
    Sackett, Simeon 11-30-1771 - 1-25-1813
    Sackett, Jacob 11-5-1775 - 2-9-1813."
  6. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, John
    Service: New York
    Rank: Soldier
    Birth: 8-18-1747, Albany Co, New York
    Death: 7-25-1805, Wayne Lake, Steuben Co, New York
    Service Source: Roberts, NY in the Rev, pp 139, 140, 149, 152
    Service Description: Cols John Field & Henry Luddington, Dutchess Co Militia
    Residence: Dutchess Co, New York
    Spouse: Prudence Atherton."
  7. "U.S., Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783" (Ancestry transcript), "Sacket, John, military place New York, unit 4th Regiment, 1776-81, New York Militia."; "Sackett, John, military date 16 Apr 1777, military place New York, unit Field's Regiment (Dutchess County), New York Militia."; "Sackett, John, military date Sep 1777, military place New York, unit Ludington's Regiment, New York Militia, rank Private."
  8. "Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683–1993" (Ancestry image), Will of James Atherton of Kingstown, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 3 Mar 1789.
  9. 1790 United States census, John Sackett. Stephen Town, Albany, NY. 3 white males (16+), 1 white male under 16, and 6 white females.
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