Captain Benjamin Sackett

(1752-1826)
FatherJohn Sackett MD (c 1702-aft 1760)
Mother___ ___
In Memory of Mr. Benjamin Sackett who departed this life June 28, 1826, in the 73rd year of his age.
Mrs. Phoebe Sackett wife of Benjamin Sackett who departed this life October 12th, 1826, in the 72nd year of her age.
Captain Benjamin Sackett, son of John Sackett MD and ___ ___, was born in Dover, New York State, in 1752.1,2 He died aged 73 in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York State, on 28 June 18261,2 and was buried the following day in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Stephentown.2,3 He married on 11 November 1773, Phebe Davis.1,2 She was born in about 1754.4 She died in Stephentown on 12 October 18265 and was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Stephentown, on 13 October 1826.5,6
     Benjamin Sackett served as a private in the American Revolutionary War. He was a Captain of New York State Militia after the war.7,8
     Captain Benjamin's house in Stephentown was mentioned in George Holcomb's Diary on 24 May 1819. The Stephentown diarist's next entry for Captain Benjamin was to record his death on 28 June 1826: "Old Capt. Benjamin Sackett died. Funeral the next day, Mr. Hendrick preached at Presbyterian meetinghouse."3,9

Children of Captain Benjamin Sackett and Phebe Davis

DescendantsSackett Family Association descendants of Captain Benjamin Sackett and Phebe Davis:
John W Sackett, Ed Sackett, Sean Sackett, Randall A Warner and Willis Jensen.
Reference716.6N.9

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "716. Benjamin Sackett, b. in 1752, d. in 1826; m. Phebe Davis."
  2. Website Rensselaer County, NY, USGenWeb Project (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrensse/), Interments in Rensselaer County, NY, "Sackett, Benjamin, d. 28 Jun 1826, 73y, wife: Phebe Davis, father: Dr. John Sackett, Presbyterian Cemetery, Stephentown, born in Dover, NY, married 11 Nov 1773."
  3. Website Rensselaer County, NY, USGenWeb Project, Diary of George Holcomb of Stephentown (George Holcomb) (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrensse/), 28 Jun 1826. "Old Capt. Benjamin Sackett died. Funeral the next day, Mr. Hendrick preached at Presbyterian meetinghouse (age 71)."
  4. Date of birth based on age at death.
  5. Website Rensselaer County, NY, USGenWeb Project (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrensse/), Interments in Rensselaer County, NY, "Sackett, Phebe, d. 12 Oct 1826, 72y, w. Benjamin Sackett, Presbyterian Cemetery, Stephentown."
  6. Website Rensselaer County, NY, USGenWeb Project, Diary of George Holcomb of Stephentown (George Holcomb) (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrensse/), 13 Oct 1826. "Funeral of Old Widow Phebe Sackett, wife of deceased Benjamin Sackett. Died very suddenly yesterday morn. Moses Hunter preached at the meetinghouse."
  7. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  8. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (http://dar.org/), "Sackett, Benjamin
    Service: New York
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 1752, Stephentown, New York
    Death: 1826
    Service Description: 1) Col Killian Van Rensselaer; 2) 4th Regt., Albany Co., Mil.
    Spouse: Phoebe Davis."
  9. Website Rensselaer County, NY, USGenWeb Project, Diary of George Holcomb of Stephentown (George Holcomb) (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrensse/), 24 May 1819. "Sister Newton & husband (Isaac) moved in Joseph Hills house near Capt. B. Sackett's. I put her on a bed (she is very ill) and drove slowly."