Skene Douglas Sackett

Mother___ Douglas
Skene Douglas Sackett, son of an unidentified Sackett father and ___ Douglas, was born in New Milford, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in 1765.1 He died in Windsor, Ashtabula County, OhioG, on 9 June 1852.1 He married in about 1788, Hannah Saxton.1
     Skene Douglas Sackett was recorded in The Sacketts of America as a son of a Josiah Crego Sackett and Miss Douglas. Josiah Crego Sackett was recorded as a son of Captain Richard Sackett of New York. Later research revealed that Josiah Crego was Captain Richard's stepson and not therefore a Sackett.
     Although Skene's father has not been identified, a DNA test completed by a descendant matches the results of tests of others in the Thanet line, indicating that he would have been a descendant of Simon Sackett the colonist.
     Skene served in the American Revolutionary War in the 2nd Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Army from 1780.2
     Skene was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in Paris, Oneida County, New York StateG.3 He was taxed there on real and personal estate in 1800.4 In 1820, 1830 and 1840 he was a householder in Windsor, Ashtabula County, OhioG.5,6,7
     Skene was listed in the 1841 census of Revolutionary War pensioners. At the reference date of 1 June 1840, he was living in WindsorG and was aged 76.8

Children of Skene Douglas Sackett and Hannah Saxton

  • Gery Sackett+ b. 7 Feb 1789, d. 13 Feb 1866
  • Polly Sackett b. 25 Dec 1791, d. Nov 1855
  • Elisabeth Sackett b. 7 Sep 1793
  • Marvin Sackett b. 23 Jan 1796
  • Chauncey Sackett+ b. 28 Apr 1798, d. 9 Oct 1863
  • Horace Sackett b. 25 Sep 1803, d. 22 Mar 1870

729. Skene Douglas Sackett, 1765–1852, of New Milford, Conn., and Astabula County, Ohio, youngest child of (272) [sic] [271] Josiah Crego Sackett, was married about 1788 to Hannah Saxton, of Waterbury, Conn. Both of his parents having died while he was quite young, he was sent to live with a Mr. Bull, who had married one of his mother's sisters.
     According to family tradition he was a strong, healthy lad, who in appearance was a full grown man before he had completed his 14th year. The records of "Connecticut in the Revolution: show that
     "Skene Douglas, residence N. Milford, enlisted Jan. 23, 1780, for three years, in Captain Samuel Comstock's Company, of Colonel Heman Swift's Second Regiment of the Connecticut Line." Also that
     "Skene Douglas, a member of Captain Joseph Allen Wright's Company, of Second Regiment of Connecticut Line, commanded of Colonel Heman Swift, was paid from January 31, 1781." And also that
     "Skene Douglas Sackett, a Connecticut Revolutionary soldier, residing in the State of Ohio, was a pensioner, under the law of 1818."
     The traditional explanation of the dropping of his surname when he enlisted is that he hoped by so doing to prevent his uncle discovering his whereabout and securing his discharge on account of his being under the prescribed age, the inference being that his uncle was a Tory.
     The following additional records relating to him were furnished the compiler of this volume by Mr. F. J. Sackett, of Cincinnati, Ohio, one of his lineal descendants: "Skene Douglas Sackett removed from Connecticut to the Whitestone country, as it was then called, in 1798, where he rented a farm on the reservation of the Brotherton Indians, in Oneida County, N. Y. About 1800 he came to Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio . . . . and lived on land that is now a portion of the city of Painesville, until about 1803, when he removed so the township of Mesopotamia, Trumbell County, Ohio, where he lived some two years, removing from there to Windsor, Astabula County, Ohio, where he lived the balance of his life, dying June 9, 1852."
1744. Gery Sackett, b. Feb. 7, 1789, d. Feb. 13, 1866; m. Julia Adams.
1745. Polly Sackett, b. Dec. 25, 1791, d. in Nov. 1855; m. 1st, A. Crandal.
1746. Elisabeth Sackett, b. Sept. 7, 1893 [sic], d. before reaching maturity.
1747. Marvin Sackett, b. Jan. 23, 1796, d. before reaching maturity.
1748. Chauncey Sackett, b. Apr. 28, 1798, d. Oct. 9, 1863; m. Sarah Gladding.
1749. Horace Sackett, b. Sept. 25, 1803, d. Mar. 22, 1870; m. Dirmeriss Olin.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "729. Skene Douglas Sackett, 1765–1832 [sic: 1852]; m. Hannah Sexton."
  2. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Skene Douglas
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 5-1-1765, New Milford, Connecticut
    Death: 6-9-1852, Windsor, Ohio
    Pension Number: *S
    Service Description: Capt. Wright, Col. Swift, Cont. Service
    Spouse: Hannah Saxton."
  3. 1800 United States census, "Skeen D Sacket, Paris, Oneida County, New York State, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44, total 5."
  4. "New York, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1799–1804" (Ancestry image), Paris, Oneida County, NY, 1800, "Sackett, Skeen D, real estate $511, personal estate $50, tax $1.18."
  5. 1820 United States census, "Skene D Sacket, Windsor, Ashtabula, Ohio, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, total 7."
  6. 1830 United States census, "S D Sacket, Windsor, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 60-69, total 2."
  7. 1840 United States census, "Skene D Sackett, Windsor, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1 male 70-79, 1 female 50-59, total 2."
  8. "U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1841" (Ancestry image), "Ohio, Ashtabula County, Windsor, Skene D. Sackett, age 76, in household of Jonathan Wilder."
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Sackett Family Association descendants
Wendy Sacket, Lauri Diel, Stefanie Sacket-Mowers and Elizabeth "Sue" Moore.
Last Edited30 Nov 2023
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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