Lieutenant Daniel Sackett

FatherWilliam Sackett (1727-1802)
MotherAnna Lawrence (1731-1798)
Lieutenant Daniel Sackett, son of William Sackett and Anna Lawrence, was born in Newtown, Long Island, New York StateG, on 29 March 17591 and baptized at the Presbyterian Church, NewtownG, on 13 May 1759.2 He died aged 62 in Old Milford, New Haven County, ConnecticutG, on 7 January 18221 and was buried at Milford Center CemeteryG.3 He married in MilfordG on 16 June 1782, Martha Green.4,1 Martha was born in about 1760.5 She was probably the "old" Mrs Sackett who died in MilfordG on 1 December 1842.6
     Daniel Sackett served in the American Revolutionary War.
     The death on 8 April 1789 of a negro boy belonging to Daniel Sackett is recorded in the Milford vital records.7
     In 1790 Daniel was living in Milford, New Haven County, ConnecticutG. In his household were one white adult male, two white females, and one slave.8
     In 1800 he was recorded in the census living in Milford, ConnecticutG.9
     Daniel 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 Milford, Connecticut, where he was already established.10
     In 1810 he was recorded living in MilfordG.11
     In 1830 and 1840, Daniel's widow Martha was recorded living alone in MilfordG. She was aged 80 in 1840.12,13

389. Lieut. Daniel Sackett, 1759–1822, of Newtown, L. I., and Old Milford, Conn., son of (122) William and Anne Lawrence Sackett, was married to Martha Green. He died at Old Milford, leaving no descendants. In the war of the Revolution he was Lieutenant of Capt. Livingston's Company, of Colonel Malcomb's Regiment.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "389. Daniel Sackett, b. Mar. 29, 1759, d. Jan. 7, 1822; m. Martha Green."
  2. Baptisms Register, Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., "1759, May 13. Daniel, s. of William & Anna Sackett."
  3. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image,, Inscription, Milford Center Cemetery, Milford, New Haven County "Sackett, Col. Daniel, died Jan 8, 1822, age 63 yrs, Revolutionary War marker."
    Columbian Register (New Haven), 19 Jan 1822, "Sackett, Col. Daniel, Milford, Revolutionary War, age 63, [no date]."
    Connecticut Herald (Hartford), 22 Jan 1822, "Sackett, Daniel, Col., Milford, age 63, [no date]."
    Connecticut Journal (New Haven), 22 Jan 1822, "Sackett, Col. Daniel, Milford, Revolutionary War, age 63, [no date]."
    35:74, Hartford Times, 22 Jan 1822, "Sackett, Daniel (Col), Milford, age 16 [sic], [no date]."
  4. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sockett, Daniel, m. Martha Green, June 16, 1763, by Samuel Wales. Milford Vital Records, 1:164." [Date is an error in Barbour; m. date per pension records 16 June 1782]
  5. Census.
  6. Connecticut Private Records, New Haven Co, Deaths & Marriages, 1824–1883 (an index typed from a set of cards based on marriages and deaths taken from the original copy of New Haven County private records, 1824–1883, which was purchased from Mr Samuel Tannenbaom, book dealer, Hartford, CT, April 15, 1951.), "Sackett, Mrs., d. Dec 1, 1842, ”old”, page 18."
  7. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, Daniel, had negro boy d. Apr. 8, 1789. Milford Vital Records, SM:39."
  8. 1790 US census, digital image,, Daniel Sacket. Milford, New Haven, CT. 1 white male (16+), 2 white females, and 1 slave.
  9. 1800 US census, Milford, New Haven, Sackett, Daniel, 000 20 - 001 10.
  10. "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835", digital image, American Ancestors, Will of William Sackett of New Town, Queens County, NY, proved 13 May 1802.
  11. 1810 US census, Milford, New Haven, Sackett, Daniel, 011 010 - 000 11.
  12. 1830 US census, Milford, New Haven, Sackett, Martha, household of 1 female.
  13. 1840 US census, digital image,, Milford, New Haven, Martha Sackett, 80.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited30 Aug 2021

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