Hannah Sacket

FatherJohn Sackett (1632-1719)
MotherAbigail Hannum (1640-1690)
Hannah Sacket, daughter of John Sackett and Abigail Hannum, was born in Northampton, Hampshire County, MassachusettsG, on 7 March 1668/69.1,2,3 She died aged 80 in Windsor, Hartford County, ConnecticutG, on 30 August 1749.1,4 She married first in April 1688, Thomas Dewey III, son of Thomas Dewey II and Constant Hawes.1 Thomas Dewey III was born in NorthamptonG on 26 March 16655,6 and died aged about 25 in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, in 1690.1,5 She married second on 3 May 1691, Capt Benjamin Newberry II, son of Benjamin Newbury and Mary Allen.1 She married third between 1709 and 1719, ___ Merryman.1
     Hannah was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 10 May 1718.

12. Hannah Sacket, 1669–1749, daughter of (4) John and Abigail Hannum Sacket, was married in April, 1688, to Thomas Dewey, 1664-1690, of Westfield, Mass. On May 3, 1691, she was married to her second husband, Capt. Benjamin Newbury, 2nd, 1669-1709. Previous to the year 1719 she was married to her third husband, a Mr. Merryman.
     Hon. Thomas Newbury, colonist, grandfather of Capt. Benj. Newbury, 2nd, came from England in 1634, and was one of the Assistants in the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1636, and died that year leaving property valued at £1520, 4, 7.
     Capt. Benjamin Newbury, 1st, father of Capt. Benjamin Newbury, 2nd, was born in England and came to America with his father in 1634. He was married, June 11, 1646, to Mary Allen, daughter of Hon. Matthew Allen.
     Hon. Matthew Allen was one of the early residents of Newtown, Mass., where in 1632-3 he built a house for himself and family, adjoining that of the colonist Simon Sackett. Paige, in his "History of Cambridge," quoting from records made by Hinman & Hazard, says:
"Allen, Matthew, was here, in 1632, and in 1635 he owned the estate at N. W. corner of Winthrop and Dunster streets. He also owned the opposite corner, south of Winthrop street. He was a deputy in the General Court. 3 March, 1635-6, removed to Connecticut with Hooker, and settled at Windsor, where he died in 1670, having had children John, Thomas and Mary. Mr. Allen sustained a high rank with his fellow colonists; held several town offices, and served as Juror, Deputy Magistrate, and Assistant in the Colony Government. He was also appointed by the Colony, in 1660 and 1664, one of the Commissioners of the United Colonies, an office fully equal in dignity and importance to that of Senator in the Congress of the United States."
Children of Capt. Benjamin and Hannah Sacket Newbury.
     49. Benjamin Newbury, b. Jan. 31, 1693, d. Sept. 24, 1709.
     50. Roger Newbury, b. June 24, 1706.
     51. Marah Newbury, b. Feb. 3, 1709, d. June 5, 1753.

Child of Hannah Sacket and Thomas Dewey III

  • ___ Dewey b. 1689, d. 9 Dec 1689

Children of Hannah Sacket and Capt Benjamin Newberry II

  • Benjamin Newbury b. 31 Jan 1692/93, d. 24 Sep 1709
  • Roger Newbury b. 24 Jun 1706
  • Marah Newbury b. 3 Feb 1708/9, d. 5 Jun 1753

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "12. Hannah Sacket, b. Mar. 7, 1669; d. Aug. 3., 1749; m. 2nd, Ben Newbury."
  2. "Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection)" (American Ancestors transcript), birth, "Saccot, Hannah, dau. of John Saccot & Abigail, b. Mar. 7 1668/9."
  3. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1860-62).
  4. Thurmon King's database.
  5. Website New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Brief Notes of the Early History of the Dewey Family in America (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "Thomas Dewey, [s. Thomas Dewey & Constant Hawes], b. March 26, 1664–5, m. Hannah Sackett of Westfield, and d. there without issue, April 27, 1692."
  6. Vital Records, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, "Dewey, Thomas, s. Thomas & Constant, Mar 26, 1664."
Sackett line2nd great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited1 Apr 2021

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