|Father||Captain Richard Sackett (c 1678-1746)|
|Mother||Margery L (___) (Crego) (Wislake) Slade (before 1665-)|
Richard was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Dover, Dutchess County, New York StateG, on 14 December 1744. He was left 200 acres of land as eldest son, and an equal one-fifth share with his three siblings (or their heirs) and stepbrother of the residue of the estate. He was appointed an executor of the will with his mother and brother John.
Richard made his will on 1 January 1771, naming as beneficiaries his wife Mary, his son Richard, and his daughters Margery and Mary.1 The will was proved on 2 April 1771.1
Children of Richard Sackett and Mary ___
267. Richard Sackett, 1701–1771, eldest son of (75) Capt. Richard and Margery L. Sleade Sackett, was married to Mary ___. Immediately after the death of his father, in 1746, he purchased an improved farm at New Milford, Conn., and removed with his family from Dover, Dutchess County, N. Y., to this farm, which became henceforth his permanent place of abode. It is recorded in Dutchess County records that he refused to qualify as one of the executors of his father's estate, not caring to become involved in several suits at law then pending relative to title to certain extensive tracts of land, covered by his father's will. Not much has been learned of the life of Mr. Sackett at New Milford beyond the fact that he was a well-to-do farmer. He seems to have left a will that was not recorded, but several documents are extant, including an inventory of personal property and a memorandum, evidently prepared for the person who was to draw his will, and which undoubtedly cover the bulk of its contents. From these we learn that among his possessions, in addition to several pieces of real estate which he directed divided between his wife Mary and his children Richard Sackett, Jr: Margery, wife of David Green, and Mary, wife of Israel Camfield, there was a "Great" Bible, a sword and belt, a gun, a service book, household goods, farming utensils, and some tools for coopering. Also that said will was dated Jan. 1, 1771, and proven April 2, 1771, and that the larger share of said estate went to his son Richard.
710. Mary Sackett, m. Israel Camfield.
711. Richard Sackett, b. July 15, 1749, d. in 1789; m. Martha Benedict.
712. Elisabeth Sackett, b. Oct. 14, 1751, d. probably in infancy.
713. Catherine Sackett, b. Oct 14, 1751, d. probably in infancy.
|Sackett line||Son of Captain Richard Sackett|
|See also||Thurmon King's Database, 7929|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
Thanet DNA chart 4
Notes & Citations
- Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "267. Richard Sackett, b. in 1701, d. in 1772; m. Mary ___."
|Last Edited||25 December 2019|