John Sacket

FatherMoses Sacket (1743-1813)
MotherEunice Cadwell (1749-1842)
Marriage1807, WestfieldGRachel Morse3,4,5
John Sacket, son of Moses Sacket and Eunice Cadwell, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 30 March 1781.1,2,3 He died in WestfieldG on 6 August 18393 and was buried at the Old Burying Ground, WestfieldG.6 He married in WestfieldG on 26 November 1807, Rachel Morse, daughter of Chester Morse and Rachel Wood.3,4,5 (The Sacketts of America has Rachel's father as Chester. Her death record has Nathan.) Rachel was born in West Springfield, Hampden CountyG, on 15 April 1784.7,8 She died aged 72 in WestfieldG on 26 December 18569 and was buried at the Old Burying Ground, WestfieldG.6
     John was listed in the census in 1810, 1820 and 1830 as a householder in WestfieldG.10,11,12
     John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in WestfieldG on 17 April 1812. He had already been provided for by his father, presumably in the form of land. He was left an amount of $150 (his brothers Erastus and Israel, not previously provided for, were left $800 each.)13
     John made his will in WestfieldG on 16 July 1839. His wife Rachel was left the usual widow's third, all the household goods, and one cow. He left each of his married daughters, Roxana and Eunice, $1. The rest of his estate was to go to his son Orren subject to Orren providing a home and maintenance for John's unmarried daughters, Anne, Cordelia A, Clarissa, and Melissa. The will was proved on 1 October 1839.13
     In 1855 John's widow Rachel was living in WestfieldG and was recorded in the census as Rachael Sacket, aged 70. Also in the household were Lemuel and Lydia Sacket with their three young children. Lemuel was a son of Rachael's husband John's first cousin Russell Sacket.14
Abstract of will of John Sackett of Westfield, Hampden County, MA.
Date: 16 Jul 1839.
Probate: first Tue of Oct 1839.
Wife Rachel, one-third of estate during lifetime, all household goods, & 1 cow.
Dau Roxana, wife of Nathan Noble, $1.
Dau Eunice, wife of William Noble, $1.
Son Oren D, rest of estate, real & personal, subject to providing a home & maintenance for daus Anne, Cordelia A, Clarissa, & Melissa.
Executor: Norman T Leonard.
Witnesses: Jabez Moore, Eunice Sackett, Lydia Mallory.

Children of John Sacket and Rachel Morse

502. John Sacket, 1781–1839, of Westfield, Mass., son of (169) Moses and Eunice Cadwell Sacket, was married, Nov. 26, 1807, to Rachel Morse, 1784–1856, daughter of Chester Morse and his wife Rachel Wood.
1115. William Sacket, b. Sept. 25, 1808, d. Oct. 24, 1836; m. Philander Cotton.
1116. Eunice Sacket, b. July 1, 1810; m. William Noble.
1117. Anna Sacket, b. Mar. 28, 1812, d. Feb. 12, 1853; m. Nathan Noble.
1118. Orren Sacket, b. Oct. 26, 1814, d. Feb. 21, 1886; , M. Morse and J. Ensign.
1119. Roxana Sacket, b. Jan. 19, 1819, d. May 11, 1892; m. Nathan Noble.
1120. Cordelia Sacket, b. Jan. 22, 1821; m. (1126) Heman Sacket, Jr.
1121. Clarissa Sacket, b. July 24, 1826; m. Aaron W. Dewey.
1122. Melissa Sacket, b. June 11, 1828, d. Apr. 23, 1853; m. Isaac Tirrell.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, B:176.
  2. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Birth and Death Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sacket, John, s. Mosses & Eunice Cadwell, b. Mar. 30, 1781."
  3. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "502. John Sacket, b. in year 1781, d. Aug. 6, 1839; m. Rachel Morse."
  4. Vital Records (LDS), Westfield, Massachusetts, C:300 25 October 1807 marriage intentions.
  5. "Westfield, Massachusetts, Marriage Records (Dougherty abstracts)" (American Ancestors transcript), "John Sacket 2nd of W. and Rachel Morse of Russell; m. Nov. 25, 1807."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. Death record.
  8. Date of birth based on age at death.
  9. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910" (American Ancestors image), v102,     p239,     death, "1856 Dec 26, Rachel Sackett, 72-8-11, at Westfield, widow, b. W Springfield, d. Nathan & Rachel Morse, lung fever."
  10. 1810 United States census, "John Sacket, Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44, total 4."
  11. 1820 United States census, "John Sacket 2d, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, total 8."
  12. 1830 United States census, "John Sackett, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 40-49, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 40-49, total 8."
  13. "Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991" (Ancestry image).
  14. 1855 Massachusetts state census, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Rachael Sacket, 70, b. MA
    Lemuel Sacket, 34, mason, b. MA
    Lydia Sacket, 33, b. MA
    Samuel J Sacket, 5, b. MA
    Emma J Sacket, 4, b. MA
    Lydia S Sacket, 2, b. MA.
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
3rd great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
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William Noble & Eunice Sacket relationship chart
Heman Sacket & Cordelia Sacket relationship chart
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Last Edited27 May 2024
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