Anne Sackett

FatherCaptain Joseph Sackett (1655/56-1719)
MotherElizabeth Betts (c 1660-between 1700 & 1710)
Marriage1710, Newtown, Long IslandGBenjamin Moore1,2,3
Anne Sackett, daughter of Captain Joseph Sackett and Elizabeth Betts, was born in Newtown, Long Island, New York StateG, in 1681.1 She died aged about 76 on 30 September 1757.1 She married at Newtown, Long IslandG, on 27 December 1710, Benjamin Moore, son of Samuel Moore and Mary Reed, and brother of Joseph Moore who married Anne's sister Elizabeth.1,2,3
     Anne was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in Newtown, Queens CountyG, on 20 September 1719. She was to share with her siblings the residue of her father's personal estate after specific bequests.

Children of Anne Sackett and Benjamin Moore

  • Lieutenant Samuel Moore+ b. 5 Dec 1711, d. 7 Apr 1788
  • Mary Moore b. 10 Jan 1713/14
  • Anne Moore b. 5 Nov 1715
  • Sarah Moore b. 17 May 1718, d. 22 Mar 1750
  • Benjamin Moore b. 23 Nov 1720, d. c 1745
  • John Moore b. 28 Jan 1722/23
  • Elizabeth Moore b. 10 Jan 1724/25
  • Patience Moore b. 18 Oct 1727
  • John Moore b. 5 Jul 1730, d. 18 Oct 1827

24. Anne Sackett, 1681–1757, oldest daughter of (7) Capt. Joseph and Elizabeth Betts Sackett, was married Dec. 27, 1710, to Benjamin Moore, of Newtown, Long Island, N. Y., son of Capt. Samuel Moore and grandson of Rev. John Moore, both of whom were men of prominence, whose records are closely interwoven in the early history of Long Island.
     Rev. John Moore came to Massachusetts from England about the year 1636. He was at the time unmarried and a comparatively young man. He had evidently studied for the ministry in England. On Dec. 8, 1636, he was sworn a freeman and recorded as a resident of Cambridge, Mass., "where in the following year he purchased from Humphrey Vincent a house and garden on the southerly side of Winthrop Street, between Dunster and Brighton Streets, together with sundry lots of land." This property he did not dispose of until during or after the year 1642. The records of Cambridge show that at one period during these years he was a magistrate. He was also associated with and deeply interested in the founding of the school at Cambridge which became Harvard College and is now America's most renowned university. Early in the year 1641 he removed to Long Island, N. Y., and in April of that year was recognized as a resident of Southampton. Previous to changing his place of abode from New England to Long Island, he became engaged in the securing of subscriptions to a fund for the education of divinity students at the Cambridge school, and continued his efforts in that direction after his removal to Long Island. Riker says "he was an independent * * * having been permitted in New England to preach but not allowed to administer the sacrament. After this mode he officiated for many years. * * * He was reputed to be a good preacher." The early colonial records of New York and Connecticut show that on reaching Long Island he took an active and influential part in secular as well as religious affairs. At a convention held in Hartford, May 30, 1644, looking to a union of Long Island with the New England Colonies, his name appears as that of a delegate from the "Third Ward of Southampton." A little later in the same year he was in attendance at a meeting of the General Court of Massachusetts, evidently on the same business. About the same period he began preaching regularly to the congregation to Hempstead. About the year 1646 he was married to Margaret Howell, daughter of Edward Howell, colonist, who came to America from Buckingham, England, in 1637. In 1652 Mr. Moore removed to Newtown, L. I., and there became the first regular minister of that settlement, and continued preaching there until his death in 1657. Some 20 years later the town, in recognition of his valuable services, in negotiations with the Indian owners for the purchase of Newtown plot and in the building of the settlement, awarded 80 acres of land to his surviving children.
     Capt. Samuel Moore, son of Rev. John Moore and his wife Margaret Howell, was married to Mary Reed, 1651-1738, daughter of Capt. Thomas Reed. Capt. Moore served his town as Constable, Assessor, Commissioner of Town Court, Supervisor, and on several important commissions. He served also in the ranks, as Lieutenant, and as Captain of the Newtown militia.
     Benjamin Moore, son of above and husband of Anne Sackett, was a man of marked influence in Newtown, but unlike his father and grandfather, took but little interest in public affairs and did not acquire official prominence.
Children of Benjamin Moore and Anne Sackett Moore.
     98. Samuel Moore, b. Dec. 5, 1711; m. Sarah Fish.
     99. Mary Moore, b. Jan. 10, 1714; m. James Renne.
     100. Anne Moore, b. Nov. 5, 1715; m. Thomas Hollett.
     101. Sarah Moore, b. May 17, 1718; m. Samuel Moore.
     102. Benjamin More, b. Nov. 23, 1720, d. in year 1745, unmarried.
     103. John Moore, b. Jan. 28, 1723, d. in childhood.
     104. Elizabeth Moore, b. Jan. 10, 1725; m. William Hazard.
     105. Patience Moore, b. Oct. 18, 1727; m. [136] Joseph Lawrence.
     106. John Moore, b. July 5, 1730; m. Hannah Whitehead.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "24. Anne Sackett, b. in 1681, d. Sept. 30, 1757; m. Benjamin Moore."
  2. Website New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Register Book for Parish of Jamaica kept by the Rev. Thomas Poyer (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "Ben: Moore & Hannah Sackett both of New Town 10ber 27, 1710 at New Town, publish'd."
  3. "New York City, Marriages, 1600s–1800s" (Ancestry transcript), "1710, New Town, Queens County, Hannah Sackett & Benjamin Moore."
Sackett line3rd great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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