Samuel Sackett

(1747-1816)
FatherJoseph Sackett (1712-)
Mother___ ___
Samuel Sackett, son of Joseph Sackett and ___ ___, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1747.1 He died in Dutchess County, New York State, on 20 August 1816.1 He married in 1767, Thankful Wood, daughter of John Wood.1
     Samuel Sackett served in the American Revolutionary War in the 6th Dutchess County Regiment.2
In 1767 [Samuel Sackett] was married to Thankful Wood, daughter of John Wood, and in the same year settled on a 250 acre section of Big Nine Partners, in Dutchess County, N. Y., near Huns Lake. There had been an Indian settlement on the property and a number of their deserted wigwams were yet standing when he took possession. He constructed first, for himself and his bride, a substantial log cabin, but later erected a commodious farm house, in which all but the two oldest of his nine children were born, and all grew to maturity. Gradually, as his children became able to assist him, his wilderness section was transferred into a cleared and exceedingly productive farm, and at his death, which occurred Aug. 20, 1816, he was reputed a man of large means. Several of his children had died previous to his demise and were buried in a family plot on his farm, and there he too was laid to rest. His wife Thankful lived to her 92nd year. In the war of the Revolution he was an active patriot, serving through several campaigns in the Sixth Dutchess County Regiment. By the terms of his will his Dutchess County farm passed to his sons Isaac and Joel.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Children of Samuel Sackett and Thankful Wood

ChartsJohn Sackett of New Haven descendant chart
New Haven DNA chart 1
Reference280.5M.9

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "280. Samuel Sackett, b. in 1747, d. Aug. 20, 1816; m. Thankful Wood."
  2. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (http://dar.org/), "Sackett, Samuel
    Service: New York
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 1747, New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut
    Death: 8-20-1816, Dutchess Co, New York
    Service Source: Roberts, NY in the Rev, pp 247, 250
    Service Description: Capt Barlow, 6th Regt, Dutchess Co Militia
    Residence: Dutchess Co, New York
    Spouse: Thankful Wood."