Benjamin Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1747-1811)
MotherJane ___
Birth1796, New York StateG,1
Baptism1797, New York StateG,2
Marriage1825Catharine Lazear1,3
Benjamin Sackett, son of John Sackett and Jane ___, was born in New York StateG on 27 December 17961 and baptized at the Methodist Episcopal Church (Newburgh Circuit), New York StateG, on 7 September 1797.2 He married in about 1825, Catharine Lazear.1,3 Catharine was born in July 1798.4,5 She died aged 61 in Ontario County, New York StateG, on 11 March 1860 and was buried at Washington Street Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, New York StateG.4,6,7
     Benjamin was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Orange County, New York StateG, on 25 September 1810.8
     Benjamin was listed in the 1820 census as a householder in Cornwall, Orange CountyG.9
     In 1855 Benjamin's widow Catharine was living in Seneca, Ontario County, New York StateG, in the household of her son John, 28, and was recorded in the census as Catherine Sacket, aged 57. They had lived in Seneca for one year.10
Catharine (Lazear) Sackett (1798–1860), Washington Street Cemetery, Geneva, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, Sheri)

Children of Benjamin Sackett and Catharine Lazear

767. Benjamin Sackett, of Cornwall, Orange County, N. Y., son of (298) John Sackett, was married and had two
1907. John H. Sackett, d. in 1903; m. Catherine Lazier.
1908. James Sackett, d. aged about eight years.

[Later research note: Catherine Lazier was Benjamin's wife.]

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "767. Benjamin Sackett, m. Annie ___." [Later research finds that Benjamin's wife was Catherine Lazear, named in Sacketts of America as the wife of Benjamin's son John.]
  2. Augusta Leslie, Record of Baptisms and Marriages: Newburgh Circuit, NY, Methodist Episcopal Church (1901), digital image, Internet Archive (, "September 7, 1797. Then Baptised Benjamin Sackett, son of John and Jane Sackett. Born December 27, 1796. By me, Jacob Egbert."
  3. Date of marriage based on birth of first child.
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. Date of birth based on age at death.
  6. Gravestone, "Catharine/ wife of/ Benjamin Sackett/ died/ Mar. 11, 1860/ aged 61 yrs 8 mos/ ?2 days."
  7. "New York, U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, 1850–1880" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Catharine, d. Seneca, Ontario County, New York, Mar 1860, age 61, widow, consumption, b. NY."
  8. Sacketts of America.
  9. 1820 United States census, "Benjamin Sacket, Cornwall, Orange County, New York State, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 2 females 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, total 5."
  10. 1855 New York state census, Seneca, New York
    John H Sacket, 28, head, b. Orange Co, joiner, frame house $1,500, res. Seneca 1 yr, landowner
    Catherine Sacket, 57, mother, b. Orange Co, res. Seneca 1 yr.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
4th great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
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Last Edited7 Jan 2024
Sackett Database6054 Benjamin Sackett

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