John Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1716-1783)
MotherPhebe Burling (say 1728-1797)
Marriage1774Polly ___3
Marriage1795Jane ___1
John Sackett, of Cornwall, New York, son of John Sackett and Phebe Burling, was born on 8 April 1747.1,2 He died on 20 June 1811.1,2 He married first in about 1774, Polly ___.3 She died in about 1794. He married second in about 1795, Jane ___.1
     John Sackett served as a soldier in the Orange County (New York) Militia in the American Revolutionary War.2,4
     In 1790 John was living in New Cornwall, Orange County, New York StateG. In his household were three males (16+), four males under 16, and four females.5
     John was assessed for tax on real estate valued at $1,650 and personal property of $222 in CornwallG in 1799 and 1801.6,7
     John was listed in the census in 1800 and 1810 as a householder in New CornwallG.8,9
     John made his will in Orange County, New York StateG, on 25 September 1810, naming as beneficiaries his wife Jane, his sons Nathaniel, Benjamin, Justus and John, and his daughters Elisabeth, Mary, Ann, Julia and Charity.10
     John's widow Jane was listed in the 1830 census as a householder in CornwallG.11

Children of John Sackett and Polly ___

Children of John Sackett and Jane ___

298. John Sackett, 17__–1811, of Cornwall, Orange County, N. Y., son of (90) John and Phebe Burling Sackett, purchased on Mar. 12, 1770, from Jonathan Ketcham, for the sum of £600. 13s, a farm in the town of Cornwall, which, nearly a hundred years later, was owned and occupied by Congressman Lewis Beach. His name appears as one of the signers of the Revolutionary Pledge, and is given in State records as that of a resident of Orange County who was entitled to bounty land, by reason of service rendered his country in war of Revolution. His will is dated Sept. 25, 1810, and was recorded in Orange County records the following year. By it he conveys to his sons Nathaniel, Benjamin, Justus, and John, Jr., his farm, bounded on the north by lands of Joseph Ketcham, on the west by Schunemunk Mountains, on the south by lands of the said Joseph Ketcham and Samuel Simons, and on the east by the highway. To his wife Jane he leaves a horse, saddle and bridle, a cow, and certain household goods, and directs his sons to pay her $50 a year. To each of his daughters, whom he designates as Elisabeth, the wife of Robert Wigham, Jr; Mary, wife of William Ketcham; Anne Sackett, Julia Ann Sackett, and Charity Sackett, he bequeaths specified sums, which he directs be paid by his sons. His personal property other than that given to his wife he sets apart for the payment of his debts and his funeral expenses.
766. Nathaniel Sackett, b. July 3, 1787, d. Nov. 8, 1834; m. Margaret Lazier.
767. Benjamin Sackett, m. Annie ___.
768. Justus Sackett.
769. John Sackett.
770. Elisabeth Sackett, m. Robert Wigham, Jr.
771. Mary Sackett, m. William Ketcham.
772. Anne Sackett, m. Elijah Horton.
773. Julia A. Sackett, died unmarried.
774. Charity Sackett, died unmarried.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "298. John Sackett, m. Jane ___."
  2. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, John
    Service: New York
    Rank: Soldier
    Birth: 4-8-1747, Cornwall, Orange Co, New York
    Death: (Ante) 6-20-1811, Cornwall, Orange Co, New York
    Service Description: Maj Zachariah Dubois, Orange Co Militia
    Spouse: 1) Polly X, 2) Jane X."
  3. Jane Thompson-Stahr, The Burling Books: Ancestors and Descendants of Edward and Grace Burling, Quakers (1600-2000) (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2001), 301, citing Mary (Sackett) Ketcham family bible.
  4. "New York Military in the Revolution" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, John, Orange, New York, First Regiment, Enlisted Men."
  5. 1790 United States census, John Sacket. New Cornwall, Orange, NY. 3 white males (16+), 4 white male under 16, and 4 white females.
  6. "New York, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1799–1804" (Ancestry image), Cornwall, Orange, NY, 1799, "Sacket, John, real estate $1,650, personal property $222, total $1,872, tax $6.26."
  7. "New York, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1799–1804", (Ancestry image), Cornwall, Orange, NY, 1801, "Sackett, John, real estate $1,650, personal property $222, total $1,872, tax $6.26."
  8. 1800 United States census, "John Sacket, New Cornwall, Orange County, New York State, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 26-44, total 9."
  9. 1810 United States census, "John Sacket, Cornwall, Orange County, New York State, 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, total 8."
  10. Sacketts of America.
  11. 1830 United States census, "Jane Sackett, Cornwall, Orange County, New York State, 1 male 5-9, 1 female 5-9, 2 females 20-29, 1 female 50-59, total 5."
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