Dr James Sackett

(1755-)
FatherJoseph Sackett MD (1732/33-1799)
MotherHannah Alsop (c 1735-c 1817)
Dr James Sackett, son of Joseph Sackett MD and Hannah Alsop, was born on 20 March 1755.1 He was unmarried.1
     In 1790 James was living in New York City Montgomery WardG. In his household were one white male (16+), one white male under 16, three white females, and one slave.2
     James Sackett was a surgeon's mate in the 14th Virginia Infantry during the American Revolutionary War and later became a surgeon in the Navy. While serving in the Virginia regiment, Doctor Sackett was court-martialled for "neglecting to visit and procure necessaries [i.e. latrines] for the sick of the regiment", and for "absenting himself and going to the State of New York without leave". He was acquitted of the first charge, but found guilty of the second, and was sentenced to be reprimanded by the Commanding Officer of his Regiment. Doctor Sackett resigned from the army later that month.3
James Sackett ... was, at the outbreak of the war of the Revolution, studying medicine with his father at Newtown, L. I. When a few months later his parents removed to Paramus, N. J., he went with them, and was there commissioned a Lieutenant in "Spencer's Additional Regiment." In the latter part of 1777, he resigned his commission in Spencer's Regiment and accepted the appointment of Surgeon's Mate in the 14th Virginia Infantry. Later he became a Surgeon in the Navy, and according to Riker, died unmarried.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "761. James Sackett, b. Mar. 20, 1755, d. unmarried."
  2. 1790 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, James Sacket. New York City Montgomery Ward, New York, NY. 1 white male (16+), 1 white male under 16, 3 white females, and 1 slave.
  3. Website Library of Congress, George Washington Papers (http://www.loc.gov), series 3g Varick transcripts, letterbook 3, image 157, George Washington General Orders, "Head Quarters Valley-Forge Tuesday April 14th 1778. At a General Court Martial whereof Colonel Vose was President (April 6th 1778) Doctor Sackett Surgeon's Mate of 14th Virginia Regiment tried first, For repeatedly neglecting to visit and procure necessaries for the sick of the Regiment, 2ndly For absenting himself and going to the State of New York without leave, acquitted of the first charge, but found guilty of the second, being a breach of 5th Article of 14th Section of the Articles of War & sentenced to be reprimanded by the Commanding Officer of the Regiment to which he belongs. The Commander in Chief approves the sentence and orders it to take place tomorrow."
    This item appears also in The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799 (John C. Fitzpatrick, editor). (http://www.loc.gov). It is noted there that Dr James Sackett resigned on 24 April 1778.
Generation.Tree761.7O.3a
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited5 July 2012