Justus Sackett

FatherHon Nathaniel Sackett (1720-before 1761)
MotherAnne Bush (-c 1746)
Justus Sackett, son of Hon Nathaniel Sackett and Anne Bush, was born in 1740.1 He died aged 86 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 15 January 18271,2 and was buried at the Second Congregational Church Cemetery, GreenwichG.2,3 He married Anna Lyon.1 She was born on 27 September 1740.4,5 She died aged 96 in GreenwichG on 15 February 18371,4,6 and was buried in the Second Congregational Church CemeteryG.1,4,7
     Justus served as a sergeant in the American Revolutionary War.8
     In 1790 Justus was living in Norwalk, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were two white males (16+), three white males under 16, three white females, and one slave.9
     Justus was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in GreenwichG.10 The household of nine persons included a slave. It was probably this Justus Sackett who was recorded as the owner of slaves Charles and Silva, born sometime in the 1800s, respectively son and daughter of Hager.11 In 1820 he was a householder in GreenwichG.12
The Justus Sackett House

An article in the GreenwichFreePress in September 2017 reported a proposal by the nearby Brunswick School to purchase the Justus Sackett House at 45 Patterson Avenue, Greenwich, and to convert the single family dwelling into three apartments for teachers.
The article gives historical details: "The Federal style house, plaqued "Justus Sackett House, circa 1779," was, according to the Greenwich Historical Society, originally located facing Maple at the curved beginnings of North Street. Back then there was no Patterson Avenue – only part of the Sackett Farm which stretched backward toward the area of Perryridge.
"Justus Sackett purchased the house from Nehemiah Mead, Jr.
"In 1905 the house was moved to 45 Patterson Ave.
"The house has a charming port cochere, with a notable combination of both square and round columns. Before being moved, the house had a pitched roof.
"When William H Sackett*, who had inherited the house, sold it to James Dominick in 1851, the new owner, enlarged the house by changing the old pitched roof into a flat roof, with a comfortable third floor where the attic had been. At the time, Maher Ave existed, but was a private road."

* William Henry Sackett (1822–1903), Justus's grandson.
Justus Sackett house, 45 Patterson Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2017
(Src: GreenwichFreePress.com)

Children of Justus Sackett and Anna Lyon

340. Justus Sackett, 1740–1827, of Greenwich, Conn., son of (118) Nathaniel and Anne Bush Sackett, was married to Anna Lyon. The records of St. John's Episcopal Church at Stamford, Conn., show that on Mar. 11, 1787, Sally, Justus, Betsey, William Henry, and John, children of Justus and Anna Sackett, of Greenwich, were baptized there. Mr. and Mrs. Sackett were both buried in the cemetery at Greenwich, where their graves are marked by stones bearing these inscriptions:
In memory of
who died Jan. 15, 1827
in the 87th year
of his age.

In memory of
widow of Justus Sackett
who died Jan. 15, 1837
aged 99 years, 4 months, 9 days.

830. Justus Sackett, b. in 1778, d. May 7, 1854; m. Clarissa Belcher.
831. John Sackett, d. in year 1864; m. Mary Meed.
832. Mary Sackett, m. Josiah Brown.
833. Sally Sackett, m. Jonathan Secor.
834. Betsey Sackett, b. about 1783, d. May 21, 1837; m. Thomas M. Wilson.
835. William H. Sackett, b. 1779, d. Dec. 29, 1820; m. Rebecca Holly.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "340. Justus Sackett, b. in year 1740, d. Jan. 15, 1827; m. Anna Lyon."
  2. Website Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "Sackett, Justus, d. Jan. 15, 1827, in 87th yr. Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich Fairfield Co., Connecticut."
  3. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934" (Ancestry image), 17:245, Inscription, Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, "Sackett, Justus, died Jan 15, 1827, age 86 yrs."
  4. Website Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections, "Sackett, Anna, widow of Justus Sackett, d. Feb. 15, 1837, æ. 96 yrs, 4 mos and 19 days. Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut."
  5. Date of birth calculated from age at death.
  6. There is a discrepancy in the recording of the inscription on the gravestone of Justus's widow Anna, The Sacketts of America showing a date of 15 January 1837 and an age of 99 years, 4 months and 9 days, and the NEHGS Manuscript Collection showing 15 February 1837 and 96 years, 4 months and 19 days.
  7. Hale Collection, 17:245, Inscription, Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield County, "Sackett, Anna, wife of Justus, died Feb 15, 1837, age 96 yrs 4 mos 19 days."
  8. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Justus
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank: Sergeant
    Birth: 1740, New York, New York
    Death: 1-15-1827, Greenwich, Fairfield Co, Connecticut
    Service Source: Johnston, Ct Men in the Rev, pp 455, 488, 489
    Service Description: Capt Abraham Mead, Col John Mead
    Residence: Greenwich, Fairfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: Anne Lyon."
  9. 1790 United States census, Justice Sacket. Norwalk and Stamford, CT. 2 white males (16+), 3 white males under 16, 3 white females, and 1 slave.
  10. 1800 United States census, "Justus Sacket, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 2 females 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, 1 other free person, 1 slave, total 9."
  11. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Justus, had negro Charles, s. Hager, b. Sept. 16, 18[ ]; had negro Silva, d. Hager, b. Mar. 29, 18 [ ]. Greenwich Vital Records, 1:160."
  12. 1820 United States census, "Justus Sacket, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 45 and over, 3 other free persons, total 6."
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Last Edited17 Nov 2023
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