James Sackett MD

FatherRev Samuel Sackett (1711/12-1784)
MotherHannah Hazard (c 1712-after 1777)
James Sackett MD, son of Rev Samuel Sackett and Hannah Hazard, was born, presumably in Dutchess County, New York StateG, on 3 October 1756.1 He died aged 34 in Frederickstown, Dutchess CountyG, on 28 August 1791.1 He was unmarried.1
     James made his will at FrederickstownG on 19 March 1789. He left his estate to his mother Hannah during her lifetime, with reversion to his brother Nathaniel, sister Hannah, nephew Joseph, and niece Deborah. Administration of the estate was granted at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, on 4 October 1791, to Benjamin Pellton, all the beneficiaries and the executors having requested his appointment.2
     In 1790 James was living in Frederickstown, Dutchess County, New York StateG. In his household were three males (16+) and three females.3
Abstract of grant of administration of estate of James Sackett of Frederickstown, Dutchess County, New York.
Source: "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999," digital image, Ancestry.com.
Date of will: 19 Mar 1789.
Testator: James Sackett of Frederickstown, Dutchess County, New York, practitioner of phisick.
Mother Hannah Sackett, whole estate during lifetime.
Residuary legatees: Nathaniel Sackett, Hannah Baldwin, Joseph Sackett son of Joseph, Deborah Peck daughter of sister Deborah.
Executors: Joseph Sackett, Benjamin Peck.
Administration granted at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, 4 Oct 1791, to Benjamin Pelton at request of executors and of residuary legatees, Hannah Sackett, Nathaniel Sackett, Hannah Baldwin and her husband Isaac Baldwin Jr, Joseph Sackett, and Deborah Mead and her husband Platt Mead.

157. James Sackett, M. D., 1756–1791, youngest child of (32) Rev. Samuel and Hannah Hazard Sackett, served both as a regimental and hospital surgeon during the War of the Revolution; after which he became a successful practitioner in Dutchess County. He died very suddenly from some mysterious and unascertained cause at a time when to all appearances he was in the enjoyment of vigorous health. He is reputed to have been "a close student, a ripe scholar, unmarried, and greatly respected by a large circle of friends." At the time of his death he was the Surgeon of Dutchess County Regiment commanded by Colonel John Drake.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "157. James Sackett, b. Oct. 3, 1756, d. Aug. 28, 1791, unmarried."
  2. "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999" (Ancestry image).
  3. 1790 United States census, James Sacket. Frederickstown, Dutchess, NY. 3 white males (16+) and 2 white females.
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Sackett line4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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