Azariah Root

FatherEli Root (1731-1804)
MotherMindwell Sacket (1732/33-1767)
Marriage1788, PittsfieldGNellie Barber1
Azariah Root, son of Eli Root and Mindwell Sacket, was born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 20 December 1761.1 He died aged 90 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, OhioG, on 1 January 1852.1 He married in PittsfieldG on 5 October 1788, Nellie Barber, daughter of Matthew Barber.1
     Azariah served in the American Revolutionary War, and witnessed the execution of Major André at Tappan, New York, on 2 October 1780. In the War of 1812, Azariah commanded a regiment.1

 Notes & Citations

  1. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 3:99, Record of Revolutionary Soldiers of Berkshire County, Berkshire County Chapter of the State Society of Sons of the American Revolution, "Root, Azariah, b. Pittsfield, Dec 20, 1761, d. near Upper Sandusky, O. Jan 1, 1852, m. Pittsfield Oct 5, 1788 Miss Nellie Barber, dau of Matthew. He was son of Eli and Mindwell (Sackett) Root. He rem. from Pittsfield to Ohio about 1804. See obituary in Sun. He witnessed the execution of Andre in Rev. In war of 1812 he commanded a regiment."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
3rd great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited29 Aug 2019

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