William Cutter, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut
The Sackett data in this book would appear to have been taken directly from Weygant's The Sacketts of America. It is noted that Cutter's work was published four years after Weygant's 1907 publication. In particular, Cutter reproduces unquestioningly Weygant's assumptions about an elder John Sackett who would have been brother to Simon the colonist.
Cutter's work is a good example of how historical conjecture can, if repeated often enough, become historical "fact". The extract is reproduced here for the sake of completeness and, of course, much of the data is entirely accurate.
Cutter did add some later information, not in Weygant, and this is shown bold in the text.
John Sackett, immigrant ancestor, came to New England from Bristol, England, with his brother Simon, on the ship "Lyon," in the winter of 1630-31. He brought with him his son, John Sackett Jr., who was about three years old at the time. No record of any other of his immediate family has been found. Either before leaving England, or during his tedious mid-winter voyage to America, he became attached to the brilliant and popular non-conformist minister, Roger Williams, whom he followed first to Plymouth settlement and afterwards to Rhode Island. Tiring of life in the wilderness, he made his way to New Haven settlement, in the records of which he is mentioned as early as 1640, and as late as 1684. On October 6, 1684, he filed an inventory of the estate of John Sackett, Jr.
Child: John, see forward.
(II) John (2), son of John (1) Sackett, was born about 1628, died September 3, 1683 [sic – obviously a typo; Weygant has 1684]. He was born in England and brought to New England by his father in 1631, when about three years old. Very little is known of his boyhood days. In 1646 he was a member of the New Haven train band. The general court of that year first brought him to notice and gave him a place in the recorded history of Connecticut by fining him six cents "for wanting a rest at the training he attended." A rest was a stick crotched at one end which was used to steady the heavy musket then in use, when taking aim. On May 20, 1652, he married Agnes Tinkham, who was probably a younger sister of the colonist, Ephraim Tinkham, of Plymouth settlement. He remained a resident of New Haven until his death in 1684. The records show that on October 6, 1684, John Sackett made and filed an inventory of the estate of John Sackett Jr. Agnes (Tinkham) Sackett died at New Haven in the early part of the year 1707. An inventory of her estate was filed April 25, 1707, by her grandson, Lieutenant Joseph Sackett, who had previously been appointed administrator of her husband's estate. The records also show that on July 8, 1712, Lieutenant Joseph Sackett made a final accounting of said estates and was discharged from his bonds. Children: John, born April 30, 1653 mentioned below; Jonathan, June 6, 1655; Mary, September 24, 1657; Joseph, March 2, 1660; Martha, September 19, 1662.
(III) Lieutenant John (3), son of John (2) Sackett, was born April 30, 1653, died in 1703. He married, about the year 1686, Mary, daughter of William and and Sarah (Allard) Woodin. William Woodin was a colonist and is first mentioned in the New Haven records in 1643. He married there October 5, 1650, Sarah Allard, who died in 1693. He died in 1684. John Sackett's wife, Mary Woodin, died in 1717. Like his father and many of his kin, John Sackett took a lively interest in military affairs. As soon as he reached the required age, he joined the New Haven military company and remained an active member of it to the day of his death. After serving for many years as a private and non-commissioned officer, he was commissioned an ensign and later a lieutenant. The records of the general court of Connecticut show that at a session held at Hartford, May 14, 1696, a lease from certain Indians was confirmed for a considerable tract of land to John Sackett and others. Children: Mary, born 1688; Sarah, 1694; John, 1699; Samuel, see forward.
(IV) Captain Samuel, son of Lieutenant John (3) Sackett, was born March 7, 1702, died in February, 1781. Captain Sackett is frequently referred to in the colonial records of New Haven as "Deacon Samuel Sackett." These early records show that he was prominent in business and social circles as well as in military and religious affairs. In 1736 he was appointed a lieutenant and in 1754 he was commissioned captain of the "5th Company or Train Band" in the town of New Haven. He was justice of the peace in 1748-49, and again from 1758 to 1776. In 1759 the governor and general council of Connecticut authorized Samuel Sackett and several other prominent citizens to organize a company and build and maintain a bridge across the "New Haven East River." He married (first), December 11, 1728, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Tuthill) Todd. She died 1737. Before 1741 he married (second) --- ---, and she died before 1752. On August 6, 1752, he married (third) Mrs Hannah Russell Pierpont, daughter of Rev. Noahdiah Russell and widow of Lieutenant Joseph Pierpont. Children: Sarah, born April 9, 1730; Mahitable, February 23, 1732; Elizabeth; Samuel, March 20,1741; Elias, March 27, 1743; Solomon, mentioned below.
(V) Solomon, son of Captain Samuel Sackett, was born in 1748, died August 8, 1823. He lived in New Haven and Norfolk. He married twice and both of his wives are buried in the "North End Cemetery," at Norfolk. Several of their descendants resided in 1904 in the adjoining town of Colebrook. Children: Solomon, born 1785, mentioned below; Thomas; Sylvia, born 1805.
(VI) Solomon (2), son of Solomon (1) Sackett, was born in 1785, died 1855. He resided in Sandsfield, Massachusetts, and North Canaan, Connecticut. He married Huldah Webster. Children: Mary; Rhoda; George, born June 9, 1820; Solomon, May 24, 1823, mentioned below; Lucretia; Cordelia. [Cutter omits Harvey]
(VII) Solomon (3), son of Solomon (2) Sackett, was born in Sandsfield, Massachusetts, May 24, 1823, died in Colebrook, Connecticut, February 19, 1904. He was a traveling salesman for the Beardsley Scythe Company, and the Winsted Manufacturing Company of Winsted for twenty years. In later years he had a small farm in Colebrook, after he had retired from active business. He settled a great many estates. He was a Republican, and a representative to the legislature several times. He married Melissa Fargo, who died September 30, 1909. Children: Grove, born March 18, 1851; George, December 14, 1857; Frank, mentioned below.
(VIII) Frank, son of Solomon (3) Sackett, was born in Sandsfield, Massachusetts, May 2, 1861. He attended the public schools of Colebrook and Winsted, Connecticut. He began his business career in the employ of the William L. Gilbert Clock Company in 1879 and continued with this concern until 1905. For twenty years he was foreman of the lever and movement department. Since 1905 he has been retired, living at Winsted. He is a member of Clifton Lodge of Odd Fellows. In religion he is a Methodist and he is trustee and collector of the Winsted Methodist Church. In politics he is a Republican. He married (first) in Colebrook, October 4, 1883, Alice G. Greene, who died May 13, 1884. He married (second), July 4, 1887, Nettie J., daughter of James Edwin and Sarah M. (White) Dean, of Winsted. She died in 1898. He married (third), March 14, 1900, Sarah C. Chase, who died June 3, 1909. He married (fourth) Belle Hart, born December 7, 1876, daughter of Walter and Lilly (Church) Hart. Children of second wife: Grove E., born September 3, 1892; George Solomon, July 4, 1896.
William Cutter, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York (1911), pp 373-375. (Researched by Chris Sackett).