Polly Brass

(c 1787-1870)
FatherHenry Brass (say 1765-)
MotherMercy Sacket (1768-1809)
Polly Brass, daughter of Henry Brass and Mercy Sacket, was born in about 1787 and baptized at Chester, Hampden CountyG, on 24 August 1794.1 She died aged about 83 in Westfield, Hampden CountyG, on 6 December 1870 and was buried at Old Burying Ground, WestfieldG.2 She married at First Church, WestfieldG, on 31 March 1808, Russel Sackett, son of Gad Sacket and Lucy Williams.3,4,5,6 Russel and Polly were first cousins once removed, Russel's father Gad Sacket and Polly's grandfather Ozem Sacket being brothers.
     Polly was listed in the 1840 census as a householder in WestfieldG.7
     Polly was named as a beneficiary in her uncle Ozem Sacket's will made in WestfieldG on 13 March 1846. She was to receive a share calculated in the proportion of $25 of the estimated $2,300 total land value.8
     In 1850 Polly was living in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, and was recorded in the census as Polly Sacket, aged 60, and born in Massachusetts. Living with her were her children, Mercy, 36, and Charles, 27, and a William Sacket, aged eleven.9,10
     In 1860 she was living in WestfieldG in the household of her son Roland, and was recorded as Polly Sacket, houseworker, aged 72, and born in Massachusetts.11
     In 1870 she was living in WestfieldG in the household of her daughter Mercy, and was recorded as Polla Sackett, aged 83.12
Polly (Brass) Sackett (1787–1870), Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Massachusetts
(Src: Find a Grave, Thurmon King)

Children of Polly Brass and Russel Sackett

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), "Polly Brass, ch. Harry and Mercy, bp. Chester, 24 Aug 1794. C.R.I."
  2. Find a Grave.
  3. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "510. Russell Sacket, b. in 1782, d. in 1839; m. Mary Brass."
  4. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, C:304.
  5. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Russell Sacket of W. and Polly Brass of W; m. Mar. 31, 1808."
  6. "Westfield, MA: Marriage Records of the First Church, 1781–1835" (American Ancestors transcript), "1808 Russel Sacket of Westfield & Polly Brass of Westfield."
  7. 1840 United States census, "Polly Sacket, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male 5-9, 2 males 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 2 males 20-29, 1 female 10-14, 2 females 20-29, 1 female 50-59, total 10."
  8. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image).
  9. 1850 United States Federal Census, M432_318/227
    Westfield, Hampden County, MA
    Polly Sacket, 60, b. MA
    Mercy Sacket, 36, b. MA
    Charles Sacket, 27, whips, b. MA
    William Sacket, 11, b. MA.
  10. The 11-year-old William was possibly an illegitimate son of Mercy.
  11. 1860 United States Federal Census, M653_502/839/33
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Edmond Cooley, 51, laborer, $-, $50, b. Conn
    Sophiona Cooley, 51, b. VT
    Malissa Cooley, 28, whips, b. NY
    Lewis J Cooley, 17, laborer, b. NY
    Valorous Cooley, 15, male, R Road, b. NY
    Lydia Sacket, 40, washer woman, $-, $50, b. Mass
    Fanny Sacket, 2, b. Mass
    Roland Sacket, 32, whip maker, $1,500, $150, b. Mass
    Polly Sacket, 72, house work, b. Mass
    Mercy Sacket, 44, whips, b. Mass
    William W Halliday, 21, whips, b. Mass
    Samuel J Sacket, 10, b. Mass.
  12. 1870 United States Federal Census, M593_619/429
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Sackett, Mercy, 57, keeping house, b. Mass
    Sackett, William, 31, works in stall, b. Mass
    Sackett, Clara, 6, attending school, $200, $-, b. Mass
    Sackett, Jasper, 4, at home, $200, $-, b. Mass
    Sackett, Polla, 83, no occupation, $1,500, $-, b. Mass
    Sackett, Eliza, 45, no occupation, b. Mass.
Sackett line6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American) (#1)
Line 3a (American) (#2)
Russell Sacket & Polly Brass relationship chart
Last Edited29 Nov 2023

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