Colonel Caleb H Sackett

FatherColonel Richard Sackett (between 1741 & 1750-1799)
MotherRachel Holmes (c 1745-c 1820)
Colonel Caleb H Sackett, son of Colonel Richard Sackett and Rachel Holmes, was born on 9 April 1770.1 He died on 28 February 1841 and was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, Allegany County, New York StateG.2 He married Jane McMaster, daughter of James McMaster.2
     Caleb was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in New York CityG in 1798. He was to inherit his father's estate equally with his brother Nathaniel after financial provision was made for his father's widow Rachel and daughters Betsey and Polly. He was appointed joint executor with his brother Nathaniel and his father's cousin Richard Sackett of Bedford.1
     Caleb was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in Tioga, New York StateG.3
     In 1810 he was a householder in Spencer, Tioga CountyG.4
     Colonel Caleb Sackett was commissioned Paymaster of a Militia Regiment in Tioga County, New York, in 1810. He was commissioned Adjutant of the 95th Regiment in 1817, Major of the 79th Regiment in 1820, and Lieutenant Colonel and Commandant of the 199th Regiment in 1821.1
[Colonel Caleb Sackett] was a prominent and highly respected farmer of Tioga County, N. Y. He was an enthusiastic militiaman. In 1810 he was commissioned Paymaster of Colonel Swartwood's Regiment, of which his twin brother Nathaniel was at same time commissioned Quartermaster. The recently published minutes of the New York State Military Appointments, show that in 1817 he was commissioned Adjutant of 95th Regiment, in 1820 Major of 79th Regiment, and in 1821 Lieut. Col. Commandant of 199th Regiment, all of Tioga County. No record of his service in War of 1812 has been found. So far as known to the compiler of this volume he was unmarried.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Colonel Caleb H Sackett and Jane McMaster

  • Emma Brown Sackett5 b. say 1800
  • Richard Sackett+ b. c 1807
  • Nathaniel G. Sackett b. c 1816
  • Hannah Sackett b. 27 Jan 1821, d. 24 Jan 1890
  • Hannah Sackett2 b. 27 Jan 1821, d. 24 Jan 1890
  • Elizabeth Sackett2 d. 2 Feb 1879
  • Susan Sackett2 d. 23 Sep 1871
  • William H. Sackett b. c 1841
  • John Sackett b. c 1847

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Thurmon King's database.
  3. 1800 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Caleb Sacket, Tioga, Tioga County, New York State."
  4. 1810 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Caleb H Sackett, Spencer, Tioga County, New York State."
  5. Email from Alan & Sheila Partington to Sackett Discussion List.
See alsoThe Sacketts of America, 841 
Thurmon King's Database, 6911
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Alan & Sheila Partington, Stephen Richard "Steve" Sackett and Diane Touzet.
Last Edited7 Dec 2019

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