Lieutenant Daniel Sackett

FatherWilliam Sackett (1727-1802)
MotherAnna Lawrence (1731-1798)
Marriage1782, MilfordGMartha Green4,1
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 18221,3 and was buried at Milford Center CemeteryG.5 He married in MilfordG on 16 June 1782, Martha Green.4,1 Martha was born in about 1760.6 She would have been the "old" Mrs Sackett who died in MilfordG on 1 December 1842.7
     Daniel Sackett served in the American Revolutionary War. On 1 July 1780 he was a Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, New York Levies.8,9
     The death on 8 April 1789 of a negro boy belonging to Daniel Sackett is recorded in the Milford vital records.10
     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.11
     Daniel's wife Martha was admitted to the First Congregational Church, MilfordG, on 25 July 1790. She transferred her membership on 27 May 1810 to the Second Church in Milford.12,13
     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.14
     Daniel was listed in the census in 1800, 1810 and 1820 as a householder in MilfordG.15,16,17
     In 1830 and 1840, Daniel's widow Martha was recorded living alone in MilfordG. She was aged 80 in 1840.18,19
     Martha was listed in the 1841 census of Revolutionary War pensioners. At the reference date of 1 June 1840, she was living in MilfordG and was aged 80.20

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. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackett, ––, Col., d. [ ], 1822. Milford Vital Records, BP:46."
  4. Barbour Collection, "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. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934" (Ancestry 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]."
  6. Census.
  7. 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."
  8. "U.S., Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Daniel, military date 1 Jul 1780, military place New York, unit 1st Regiment, New York Levies (1780), rank Lieutenant."
  9. "New York Military in the Revolution" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Daniel, New York, (Malcom), Lieut."
  10. Barbour Collection, "Sackett, Daniel, had negro boy d. Apr. 8, 1789. Milford Vital Records, SM:39."
  11. 1790 United States census, Daniel Sacket. Milford, New Haven, CT. 1 white male (16+), 2 white females, and 1 slave.
  12. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920" (Ancestry image), Milford, First Congregational, "Sackett, Martha, w. Daniel, adm. ch. 25 Jul 1790. 1:54."
  13. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, Milford, First Congregational, "Sackett, Daniel, Col., his w., dism. & recom. 27 May 1810 to 2nd church "in this place". 1:93."
  14. "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.
  15. 1800 United States census, "Danll Sackett, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, 2 males 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 slave, total 5."
  16. 1810 United States census, "D Sackett, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, 1 other free person, 1 slave, total 8."
  17. 1820 United States census, "Daniel Sackett, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 45 and over, total 4."
  18. 1830 United States census, Milford, New Haven, Sackett, Martha, household of 1 female.
  19. 1840 United States census, Milford, New Haven, Martha Sackett, 80.
  20. 1840 United States census, "Connecticut, New Haven County, Milford, Martha Sackett, age 80, head of family."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited14 Nov 2023

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