Major Buell Sackett

FatherBenjamin Sacket (1731-1790)
MotherDorothy Buell (1739-)
Marriage1784Sally Earl Beach1
Marriage1818Lydia Buell6
Major Buell Sackett, son of Benjamin Sacket and Dorothy Buell, was born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 28 July 1763.1,2,3,4 He died aged 76 in New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York StateG, on 19 January 18401,2,3,5 and was buried at West Lebanon Cemetery, Columbia CountyG.2,7 He married first in about 1784, Sally Earl Beach, daughter of Samuel Beach and Rachel Strong.1 Sally was born on 27 May 1761.8 She died aged 54 in New LebanonG on 14 August 1815 and was buried at West Lebanon CemeteryG.8 He married second in about 1818, Lydia Buell, daughter of John Buell and Lydia Peck.6 Lydia was born in 1775.1 She died aged about 57 on 8 May 18321,9 and was buried at West Lebanon CemeteryG.8
     Buell Sackett enlisted at the age of 16 in the 5th Continental Regiment, and served in the American Revolutionary War. He witnessed the execution of Major André at Tappan, New York, on 2 October 1780. After the war, he joined the Columbia County Regiment of Militia, was commissioned Ensign in 1803, Lieutenant in 1804, and Captain in 1805. He retired in 1807 with the rank of Major.1,5,10,11
     In 1790 Buell was living in Canaan, Columbia County, New York StateG. In his household were one man, two boys, and two females.12
     Buell was taxed in CanaanG in 1799 to 1802 on his real and personal estate. His house and farm were valued at $1,045.13 He also owned land valued at $50 in Stephentown, Rensselaer CountyG, in 1802 and 1803.14
     Buell was listed in the census in 1800 and 1810 as a householder in CanaanG.15,16 In 1820 he was a householder in Lebanon, Columbia CountyG.17
Major Buell Sackett (1763–1840), West Lebanon Cemetery, Columbia County, New York
(Src: Find A Grave, Fred Saar)
Lydia (Buell) Sackett (1775–1832), West Lebanon Cemetery, New York
(Src: Find a Grave, Fred Saar)

Children of Major Buell Sackett and Sally Earl Beach

541. Major Buel Sackett, 1763–1840, of Litchfield, Conn., and New Lebanon (formerly Canaan), N. Y., son of (174) Benjamin and Deborah Buel Sacket, was married, about 1784, to Sally Earl Beach, 1761–1815. About 1818, he was married to his second wife, Lydia Buell, 1775–1832. When but 16 years of age he enlisted in the 5th Continental Regiment, which at the time was encamped at New Windsor, about two miles distant from General Washington's Headquarters, at Newburgh, N. Y. This regiment subsequently served on both sides of the Hudson and was on duty at West Point when Major Andre was executed. After the close of the war Mr. Sackett became a resident of New Lebanon, N. Y., and joined the Lebanon company of the Columbia County regiment of militia, which was composed mainly of veterans of the Revolutionary army. In this company he served first as a private and then passed through the non-commissioned grades to Ensign, receiving a commission as such in March, 1803. The following year he was promoted to Lieutenant, and in 1805 to Captain. In 1807 he retired from the militia service with the rank of Major. A newspaper notice of his death, published at the time, closes as follows: "He was a soldier of the Revolution, and was one of the guard at the execution of Major Andre. Thus, one after another, fall and are deposited beneath the clods of the valley, the few remaining patriots of early days. Very shortly the death knell of the last one must sound in the ears of those who have inherited the rich legacy left by these patriots."
1200. John Sackett, b. July 31, 1785, d. Feb. 17, 1827; m. Loraine ___.
1201. Philo Sackett, b. June 13, 1786, d. Oct. 12, 1863; m. Grace Perkins.
1202. Norman Sackett, b. Mar. 27, 1791, d. July 11, 1868; m. Esther Waterman.
1203. Nathan Sackett, b. May 15, 1794, d. Ap. 25, 1874; m. Martha Daukin.
1204. Ebenezer Sackett, b. Nov. 9, 1799. d. Oct. 16, 1846.
1205. Henry C. Sackett, b. June 25, 1805, d. July 28, 1886.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "541. Buell Sacket, b. July 28, 1763, d. Jan 18, 1840; m. 1st, Sally E. Beach."
  2. Website National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Patriot & Grave Index (, "Ancestor # P-283618, Buell Sackett, b. 1763, d. 1840, bur. Cem nr post office, Columbia, NY."
  3. Website Daughters of the American Revolution (, "Ancestor #A098940, Sackett, Buell, service Connecticut, rank Private, b. 28 Jul 1763, Sheffield, Berkshire County, MA, d. 18 Jan 1840, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY, pension no. S14396, res. Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, spouse Sally E Beach."
  4. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital records, 1620–1988" (Ancestry image), Sheffield, "Sacket, Bewell, son of Benjamin & wife Dorothy, born 28 Jul 1763."
  5. Cooke Collection of Massachusetts genealogical records, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1:316, Pittsfield Sun, 30 Jan 1840, "Died. New Lebanon, N.Y., Jan 19, Capt Buel Sacket in 75th yr. Rev. soldier. Was one [sic: ?"on"] guard at execution of Maj. Andre."
  6. Sacketts of America.
  7. Find a Grave, "In Memory of Capt Buell Sackett who died Jan 19th 1840 in the 77th year of his age."
  8. Find a Grave.
  9. Gravestone.
  10. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Buell
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank: Private
    Birth: 7-28-1763, Sheffield, Berkshire Co, Massachusetts
    Death: 1-18-1840, Lebanon, Columbia Co, New York
    Pension Number: *S14396
    Service Source: *S14396; Bates, Lists and Returns of Ct Men in the Rev, vol 12, p 205
    Service Description: 1) Capt John St.John, Col Philip Bradley
    Residence: Litchfield, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: Sally E. Beach."
  11. "U.S., Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783" (Ancestry transcript), "Sacket, Buel, military date 1 Jul 1780, military place Connecticut, unit 5th Connecticut Regiment, rank Private."
  12. 1790 United States census, Buel Sackett. Canaan, Columbia, NY. 1 white male (16+), 2 white males under 16, and 2 white females.
  13. "New York, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1799–1804" (Ancestry image), Canaan, Columbia County, NY, 1799, "Sacket, Buel, house & farm, real estate $1045, personal estate $97, tax $1.14."; 1800, "Sacket, Buel, house & farm, real estate $1045, personal estate $112, total $1157, state tax $1.15, county tax $1.33."; 1801, "Sacket, Buell, real estate $1045, personal estate $7, total $1052, state tax $1.05, county tax $1.45."; 1802, "Sacket, Buel, real estate $1045, total $1045, tax $1.51."
  14. "New York, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1799–1804", (Ancestry image), Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY, 1802, "Sackett, Buel, adjoining Nathaniel Gardner, real estate $50, tax $0.04."; 1803, "Sackett, Buel, adjoining Nathaniel Gardner, real estate $50, tax $0.04."
  15. 1800 United States census, "Buell Sackett, Canaan, Columbia County, New York State, 3 males under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 2 females 26-44, total 11."
  16. 1810 United States census, "Buel Sackett, Canaan, Columbia County, New York State, 2 males under 10, 3 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45 and over, total 8."
  17. 1820 United States census, "Buel Sackett, Lebanon, Columbia County, New York State, 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, total 7."
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