Deacon & Captain Justus Sacket
|Father||Jonathan Sacket (1695/96-1773)|
|Mother||Anne Filer (c 1705-1787)|
Justus was commissioned Captain of the Second Train Band of Kent (Warren), Connecticut, in 1765, and served in the American Revolutionary War.8
Justus was a founding, covenanting, member at the first "gathering" of the Congregational Church at Warren in 1756, and was a deacon of the church. In 1776, when the congregation decided to build a proper church meeting house to replace the old schoolhouse, he was sent to the General Court "to git a committee to Stake A place to Set sd house."9
Justus was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Kent, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 12 June 1772. He was left half the house and barn and all the farm stock after specific bequests to his mother.10
Justus was named as a beneficiary in his mother's will made in Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in June 1783. He was left a one-third share of her estate.
In 1790 Justus was living in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were three men, and three females.11
In 1800 he was a householder in WarrenG.12
In February 1814 Justus, then 83, suffered a fall, breaking a thigh, as described by his nephew Alexander Sackett writing in August 1814 from Warren to Dr Samuel Sackett (Alexander's brother) in Pennsylvania.
203. Capt. Justus Sacket, 1730–1815, of Kent (now Warren), Conn., son of (47) Jonathan and Ann Filer Sacket, was married, in 1757, to Lydia Newcomb, 1738-1808, daughter of Benjamin Newcomb and his wife Hannah Clark. Capt. Sacket was born in East Greenwich (now Hebron), Conn., but in 1750 removed to and became a permanent resident of Kent. He there took an active part in religious, political and military affairs and gained and held the confidence and respect of his townsmen. His name appears in the list of founders of the first church established in Kent, and in 1753 he was appointed by the General Assembly of Connecticut to collect a tax levied against the property of East Greenwich for support of a minister of the Gospel. He was a Justice of the Peace from 1771 to 1777, and again from 1779 to 1782. In the year last named he represented his town in Connecticut Legislature. In 1765 he was commissioned Captain of the Second Train Band of the town of Kent, and during the War of the Revolution he participated in several short campaigns.
656. Salmon Sacket, b. May 8, 1764, d. Nov. 24, 1846; m. Matilda A. Curtis.
657. Homer Sacket, b. Aug. 6, 1765, d. May 7, 1853; m. Sarah Carter.
658. Lodema Sacket, b. Jan. 27, 1767, d. Dec. 5, 1844; m. Augustus Curtis.
659. Lydia Sacket, b. in year 1768, d. in year 1813; m. Benjamin Carter.
660. Betsey Sacket, b. in year 1770, d. Jan. 19, 1821; m. Elisha Swift.
661. Minerva Sacket, b. in year 1772, d. in year 1820; m. Abel Carter.
Children of Deacon & Captain Justus Sacket and Lydia Newcomb
- Benjamin Sackett+ b. 28 Jul 1762, d. 14 Jul 1844
- Deacon Salmon Sackett+ b. 8 Mar 1764, d. 23 Nov 1846
- Homer Sackett+ b. 6 Aug 1765, d. 17 May 1853
- Lodema Sackett+ b. 2 Jan 1767, d. 5 Dec 1857
- Lydia Sackett+ b. 19 Feb 1768, d. 1813
- Betsey Sackett b. 19 Sep 1769, d. 19 Jan 1821
- Minerva Sackett b. 17 Nov 1770, d. 1820
Notes & Citations
- Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackit, Justus, s. Jonath [sic], b. Mar. 9, 1729/30. Hebron Vital Records, 1:17."
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "203. Justus Sacket, b. Mar. 9, 1730, d. Mar. 16, 1815; m. Lydia Newcomb."
- "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 51:12, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Justus, died 1815."
51:13, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sacket, Justus Esq, died Mar 16, 1815, age 85 yrs."
27:331, Hartford Courant, 29 Mar 1815, "Sacket, Deac. Justus, Warren, died Mar 16, age 85."
Connecticut Mirror (Hartford), 3 Apr 1815, "Sacket, Dea. Justus, Warren, died Mar 16, age 85."
Connecticut Herald (Hartford), 4 Apr 1815, "Sacket, Dea. Justus, Warren, age 85."
- Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Justice, m. Lyddia Newcomb, Jan. 1, 1756, by Timothy Hatch. Kent Vital Records, 1:10."
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, has 1738.
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
- "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, 51:13, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sacket, Lydia, wife of Justus Esq, died Nov 16, 1808, age 77 yrs."
26:184, Danbury Times, 7 Dec 1808, "Sacket, Mrs, Warren, wife of Deacon Justus Sacket, age 77."
Litchfield Gazette, 7 Dec 1808, "Sacket, Lydia, Warren, wife of Deacon Justus, age 77."
Connecticut Herald (Hartford), 13 Dec 1808, "Sacket, Lydia, Warren, age 77."
- Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Justus
Rank(S): Civil Service, Patriotic Service
Birth: 3-9-1730, Hebron, Windham Co, Connecticut
Death: 3-16-1815, Warren, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
Service Source: Hoadly, Pub Recs of the State of Ct 1776-1781, Vol 1, pp 3,62, 90, 379; Vol 2, pp 250, 256; Vol 3, pp 10, 375, Vol 4, pp 81,131, 138; Vol 5, p 115
Service Description: 1) J.O.P. 1775/6,1779 Etal, Deputy; 2) Rep to Gen Assem Fr Kent 1775-1783
Residence: Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
Spouse: Lydia Newcomb."
- Lucy Sackett Curtiss, The Congregational Church, Warren, Connecticut, 1756–1956, vi, "Deacons of the Church ... Justus Sackett [undated, but late 1700s] ... Salmon Sackett, 1808, (Moved to Tallmadge, Ohio)."
4–5, "Among the pioneers who during the first decade took up land in the section now known as Warren, were some of the town's most influential men .... For example, ... Justus and Homer Sackett; ...."
12–13, "... September 22, 1756—the day for the "gathering" of the new church ... covenanting members [18, including] Jonathan Sackett, Jonathan Sackett, Jun., Justus Sackett."
16, "In 1776 Justus Sackett was sent to the General Court "to git a committee to Stake A place to Set sd house" [a proper meeting house to replace the little schoolhouse]."
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "47. Jonathan Sacket, b. Mar. 20, 1696; d. Sept. 1, 1773; m. Ann Filer."
- 1790 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Justus Sacket. Warren, Litchfield, CT. 3 white males (16+) and 3 white females.
- 1800 US census, database, American Ancestors, "Justus Sacket, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut."
|See also||Thurmon King's Database, 3017|
|Appears in||Sacketts in the Church|
Sacketts in the Military
|Sackett line||4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
Eleazer Curtis Sacket & Patty Sacket relationship chart
Homer Skiff Sackett & Charrie E Strong relationship chart
Thanet DNA chart 1
|Last Edited||7 Aug 2021|