Amherst Douglas Sackett1

FatherCalvin Pardee Sackett (1783-1853)
MotherHannah Douglass (1785-)
Amherst Douglas Sackett, son of Calvin Pardee Sackett and Hannah Douglass, was born on 4 November 1808.2 He was baptized at the Presbyterian Church, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York StateG, on 3 June 1818.3 He died aged 17 in StephentownG on 29 September 1825 as a result of injuries sustained when he was kicked by a four-month-old colt—we are indebted to the Stephentown diarist for recording the age of the horse, presumably doing so to absolve such a young animal of blame!—4,5,6 and was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, StephentownG, on 1 October 1825.4,5
Amherst Douglas Sackett (1808–1825), Presbyterian Cemetery, Stephentown, NY
"Amherst Douglas Sackett, son of Calvin P. and Hannah Sackett, who died suddenly September 29, 1825, aged 17 years."

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, not recorded.
  2. Oramel A Sackett, Family Bible Records, birth, "Amherst Douglass Sackett Nov. 4, 1808."
  3. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 65:50, records of the Stephentown, N.Y. Presbyterian Church 1794–1825, "Oramel Almeron, Amherst Douglas, Cordelia, Culver Pardee, Lucy Lavinia, children of Calvin & Hannah Sackett, baptized 3 Jun 1818."
  4. Website Rensselaer County, NY, USGenWeb Project (, Interments in Rensselaer County, NY, "Sackett, Amhurst Douglas, d. 29 Sep 1825, 17y, s. Calvin P Sackett & Hannah Douglas, Presbyterian Cemetery, Stephentown, died suddenly."
  5. Website Rensselaer County, NY, USGenWeb Project, Diary of George Holcomb of Stephentown (George Holcomb), 1 Oct 1825. "Funeral for Amherst L. Sackett. He was kicked by a colt 4 months old. Kicked in the bowels. He lived 24 hours."
  6. Oramel A Sackett, Family Bible Records, death, "Amhurst D. Sackett Sept. 22, 1825."
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of Captain Richard Sackett of New York
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited8 Feb 2015

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