729. Skene Douglas Sackett, 1765–1832 [sic: 1852]; m. Hannah Sexton.

729. Skene Douglas Sackett, 1765–1852, of New Milford, Conn., and Astabula County, Ohio, youngest child of (272) [sic] [271] Josiah Crego Sackett, was married about 1788 to Hannah Saxton, of Waterbury, Conn. Both of his parents having died while he was quite young, he was sent to live with a Mr. Bull, who had married one of his mother's sisters.
According to family tradition he was a strong, healthy lad, who in appearance was a full grown man before he had completed his 14th year. The records of "Connecticut in the Revolution: show that
"Skene Douglas, residence N. Milford, enlisted Jan. 23, 1780, for three years, in Captain Samuel Comstock's Company, of Colonel Heman Swift's Second Regiment of the Connecticut Line." Also that
"Skene Douglas, a member of Captain Joseph Allen Wright's Company, of Second Regiment of Connecticut Line, commanded of Colonel Heman Swift, was paid from January 31, 1781." And also that
"Skene Douglas Sackett, a Connecticut Revolutionary soldier, residing in the State of Ohio, was a pensioner, under the law of 1818."
The traditional explanation of the dropping of his surname when he enlisted is that he hoped by so doing to prevent his uncle discovering his whereabout and securing his discharge on account of his being under the prescribed age, the inference being that his uncle was a Tory.
The following additional records relating to him were furnished the compiler of this volume by Mr. F. J. Sackett, of Cincinnati, Ohio, one of his lineal descendants: "Skene Douglas Sackett removed from Connecticut to the Whitestone country, as it was then called, in 1798, where he rented a farm on the reservation of the Brotherton Indians, in Oneida County, N. Y. About 1800 he came to Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio . . . . and lived on land that is now a portion of the city of Painesville, until about 1803, when he removed so the township of Mesopotamia, Trumbell County, Ohio, where he lived some two years, removing from there to Windsor, Astabula County, Ohio, where he lived the balance of his life, dying June 9, 1852."


1744. Gery Sackett, b. Feb. 7, 1789, d. Feb. 13, 1866; m. Julia Adams.
1745. Polly Sackett, b. Dec. 25, 1791, d. in Nov. 1855; m. 1st, A. Crandal.
1746. Elisabeth Sackett, b. Sept. 7, 1893[sic], d. before reaching maturity.
1747. Marvin Sackett, b. Jan. 23, 1796, d. before reaching maturity.
1748. Chauncey Sackett, b. Apr. 28, 1798, d. Oct. 9, 1863; m. Sarah Gladding.
1749. Horace Sackett, b. Sept. 25, 1803, d. Mar. 22, 1870; m. Dirmeriss Olin.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America