Captain John Sackett

FatherWilliam Sackett (1727-1802)
MotherAnna Lawrence (1731-1798)
Birth1755, Newtown, Long Island, New York StateG,1
Baptism1755, NewtownG,2
Marriage1783Elizabeth Gibbs1,3
Captain John Sackett, son of William Sackett and Anna Lawrence, was born in Newtown, Long Island, New York StateG, on 27 July 17551 and baptized at the Presbyterian Church, NewtownG, on 28 September 1755.2 He died aged 63 on 12 May 1819.1 He married in about 1783, Elizabeth Gibbs.1,3 Elizabeth was baptized as an adult at Presbyterian Church, NewtownG, on 15 December 1790, her children William and Lawrence being baptized at the same time.4 She died in Newtown, Long IslandG, on 27 May 1836.5
     John Sackett was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. He was later commissioned in the Militia, becoming Captain of the Queens County Regiment in 1793.6
     John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Newtown, Long IslandG, on 7 June 1798. He was left the farm in Newtown.7
     John was listed in the 1810 census as a householder in NewtownG.8
     In 1820 John's widow Elizabeth was listed as the householder, the household comprising 17 persons, including six slaves.9 She was a householder there in 1830.10

Children of Captain John Sackett and Elizabeth Gibbs

388. Capt. John Sackett, 1755–1819, of Newtown, L. I., son of (122) William and Anne Lawrence Sackett, was married to Elisabeth Gibbs of Connecticut. Mr. Sackett was a Revolutionary soldier. He served in the ranks of Col. John Harper's Levies and in other commands. After the war he took an active part in reorganization of the Militia, and in 1798 was commissioned First Lieutenant of Capt. Remson's Company of the Queens County Regiment, and served as such until 1793, when he succeeded Capt. Remson and commanded his company until 1804.
930. William Sackett, b. Feb. 23, 1784, d. Feb. 4, 1849; m. Gertrude Meserole.
931. Lawrence Sackett, b. Sept. 14, 1786.
932. Anne Sackett, b. Feb. 24, 1791; m Peter Gorsline.
933. Mary Sackett, b. Apr. 28, 1793; m. [444] Joseph Lawrence.
934. Patience Sackett, b. July 21, 1795, d. unmarried.
935. Elisabeth Sackett, b. Dec. 18, 1799, d. unmarried.
936. Amy Sackett, b. June 6, 1804, d. unmarried.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "388. John Sackett, b. July 27, 1755, d. May 12, 1819; m. Elizabeth Gibbs."
  2. Baptisms Register, Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., "1755, Sept. 28. John, s. of William Sackett."
  3. Date of marriage based on birth of first child.
  4. Baptisms Register, Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., "1790, Dec. 15. Elizabeth, wife of John Sackett."
  5. Register of Deaths, Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., "1836, May 27, Mrs. Elisabeth Sackett, widow of John Sackett."
  6. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, John
    Service: New York
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 1755, Newton, New York
    Death: 1819, Newton-Prob, New York
    Service Description: Col John Harper's Levies
    Residence: Newton, Long Island, New York
    Spouse: Elizabeth Gibbs."
  7. "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835" (American Ancestors image), Will of William Sackett of New Town, Queens County, NY, proved 13 May 1802.
  8. 1810 United States census, "John Sacket, Newtown, Queens County, New York State, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-15, 3 females 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 4 other free persons, 5 slaves, total 19."
  9. 1820 United States census, Elizabeth Sacket, Queens County, New York State, 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 2 females under 10, 3 females 16-25, 2 females 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, 6 slaves, total 17.
  10. 1830 United States census, "Elizabeth Sacket, Newtown, Queens County, New York State, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 female 15-19, 2 females 20-29, 2 females 30-39, 1 female 50-59, total 8."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Brian William Sackett and Jason Donald Sackett.
Last Edited22 Nov 2023
Sackett Database7047 Captain John Sackett

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