Sarah "Sally" Sackett

FatherJoseph S Sackett (1715/16-1798)
MotherSarah Vansant (1726-1796)
Sarah "Sally" Sackett, daughter of Joseph S Sackett and Sarah Vansant, was born probably in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PennsylvaniaG, in about 1755.1 She died aged 70 on 4 January 1826 and was buried at the Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Newtown, Bucks CountyG.2 She was unmarried.
     Sarah was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PennsylvaniaG, on 21 October 1793.3
     Sally made her will in Northampton, PennsylvaniaG, in August 1822. She named her sister Elizabeth and various nephews and nieces. She left money to be used towards the costs of building a meeting house in Wrightstown for the Religious Society of Methodists. The will was proved on 25 February 1826.4

 Notes & Citations

  1. Date of birth based on age at death.
  2. "Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths & Burials" (Findmypast image), Newtown Presbyterian Churchyard, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, stone 11, "In/ memory of/ Sally Sackett/ who departed this life/ January 4th AD 1826/ Aged 70 years."
  3. Will of Joseph Sackett of Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 21 October 1793, proved, 27 March 1798 (Probate file 02837) (Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Abstracts of Wills, 1785-1825),
    "Joseph Sackett, Wrightstown Twp., yeoman, 'far advanced in age.' October 21, 1793. Codicil November 1, 1794. Proved March 27, 1798.
    Wife Sarah. Son Joseph, son-in-law Simon Bennitt and son-in-law Joshua Dungan, son of Joseph, exrs. Sons Simon and Joseph. Daus., Clauche, Rachel, Sarah, Elizabeth, Rebecca. Gddau. Mary Kinsey, 'Goods lent to Dau. Patience, and in possession of her father John Kinsey.' Land purchased of Joseph Wilkinson and John Watson. Do. adj. Garret Vansant and Samuel Kirk.
    Wits: Isaac Chapman, Thomas Chapman, Sarah Chapman."
  4. Sackett database, citing Thomas G. Myers; Bucks County, Pennsylvania Will Abstracts 1825-1870; Willow Bend Books, 2000; Westminster, Maryland. "Will #5503, Aug 1822, Book 10, page 430: Sally Sackett, Northampton Twp, brother in law William Wetherell, nephew Simon Wetherell. Money toward building meeting house in Wrightstown for Religious Society of Methodists. Friend Robert McCoy. Nieces Mercy Eastburn, Sarah Snider, Sarah Hart, Elenor Dungan, Ann Chapman, Sarah Supplie and Clara Lee. Sister Elizabeth. Exec: nephew Christian Snider and John Hart. Wit: Isaac Chapman, John Chapman. Proved 25 Feb 1826."
Sackett line5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
3rd great-granddaughter of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited14 Dec 2023

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