Col James Sackett
|Father||John Sackett (1747-1805)|
|Mother||Prudence Atherton (1748-1808)|
James was taxed in Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York StateG, in 1799 to 1803 on his real and personal estate.3
James was listed in the census in 1800 and 1810 as a householder in RensselaervilleG.4,5
James Sackett served as a militiaman for thirty years, becoming Colonel of the 25th Regiment, New York State Infantry, in 1816.
James was listed in the 1820 census as a householder in Westerlo, Albany CountyG.6
1713. Colonel James Sackett, 1770–1821, of Van Levens (formerly Sackett's) Corners, Albany County, N. Y., son of (719) John, Jr., and Prudence Atherton Sackett, was married to a Miss Chitterdon. Colonel Sackett was an active business man, a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, and an enthusiastic militiaman. He represented his town for several years in the County Board of Supervisors, and in 1818 was a member of the State Assembly. In the militia he served with credit for full thirty years, filling every position from private to regimental commander. His commissions from Ensign to Colonel are dated as follows:
1800 Ensign of Albany Light Infantry Company.
1803 Lieutenant in regiment commanded by Lt.-Col. Todd.
1805 Captain in regiment commanded by L.-Col. Paul Todd.
1807 Junior Major of regiment commanded by Col. Farington.
1809 Junior Major of regiment commanded by Lt.-Col. Wm. Mackey.
1812 Senior Major of regiment commanded by Lt.-Col. Boardman
1814 Lieut.-Col. commanding 25th Reg. New York State Inf.
1818 Colonel of 25th Regt. N. Y. S. I., with rank from May 1, 1816.
He was buried from church at Van Levens Corners in July 1821 with military and Masonic honors, and laid to rest in Snyder Cemetery.
[Van Levens Corners would be Van Leuvan's Corners, named after Isaac Van Leuvan. Earlier known as Sackett's Corners and then Preston's Corners. New York State Historical Marker, 5 miles south of Snyder's Corners, Westerlo, NY. —StoppingPoints.com]
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1713. James Sackett, b. June 6, 1770; m.___ Chittendon."
- Find a Grave.
- "New York, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1799–1804" (Ancestry image), Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY, 1799, "Sacket, James, house & lot, real estate $1260, personal estate $86, tax $1.34."; 1800, "Sackett, James, house & lot, real estate $1260, personal estate $70, tax $2.66."; 1801, "Sacket, James, real estate $1050, personal estate $200, total $1250, tax $2.50."; 1803, "Sackett, James, real estate $600, tax $0.53."
- 1800 United States census, "James Sacket, Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York State, 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, total 5."
- 1810 United States census, "James Sackett, Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York State, 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, total 10."
- 1820 United States census, "James Sackett, Westerlo, Albany County, New York State, 2 males 16-25, 2 males 45 and over, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, 1 slave, total 7."
|Appears in||Sacketts in the Military|
|Sackett line||Great-grandson of Captain Richard Sackett of New York|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||21 Nov 2023|