William Henry Sackett MD

FatherJustus Sackett (1740-1827)
MotherAnna Lyon (1740-1837)
Marriage1808Rebecca Holly1
William Henry Sackett MD, son of Justus Sackett and Anna Lyon, was born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, in 1779.1 He died aged 41 on 29 December 1820.1 He married on 28 September 1808, Rebecca Holly, daughter of Jesse Holly and Catherine Holmes.1 Rebecca was born in about 17922 and died aged 60 in Bloomingdale, New York StateG, on 18 November 1852.3
     William Sackett was commissioned as Surgeon of a Regiment of State Troops in 1810, and Hospital Surgeon of the 11th Division of Infantry in 1818.

Children of William Henry Sackett MD and Rebecca Holly

835. William Henry Sackett, M. D., 1779–1820, of Bedford, Westchester County, N. Y., son of (340) Justus and Ann Lyon Sackett, was married, Sept. 28, 1808, by Rev. Ebenezer Grant, to Rebecca Holly, daughter of Col. Jesse Holly and his wife Catherine Holmes. Dr. Sackett was born in Greenwich, Conn. After graduating at Yale College he studied medicine under Dr. Perry at Ridgefield, Conn. In 1860 he began the practice of his profession at Bedford, and soon became the leading physician in Westchester County. Scharf, the historian of Westchester, says that he was "A man of splendid general culture and a keen student of the new lights then being thrown upon the science of medicine by Cullen, Brown, Darwin, and Rush," and that he "was esteemed the most accomplished physician in the county." In 1810 he was commissioned as Surgeon of Regiment of State Troops, commanded by Col. Harris, and in 1818, Hospital Surgeon of Eleventh Division of Infantry.
     Colonel Jesse Holly was born Sept. 20, 1753, and died at Newtown, L. I., Sept. 17, 1823. He served during the war of the Revolution, and for over twenty-one years after peace was declared, as a commissioned officer of Westchester County Militia, filling with zeal and ability, during his thirty years of continuous service in war and peace, every grade from Lieutenant to Regimental Commander.
Children of Dr. William H. and Rebecca Holly Sackett.
2237. William H. Sackett, Jr., b. Nov. 11, 1810, d. May 2, 1816.
2238. Sarah Isaacs Sackett, b. Feb. 9, 1812, d. Mar. 22, 1851.
2239. Catherine Ann Sackett, b. Dec. 30, 1813, d. Aug. 23, 1885; m. H. Owen.
2240. Maria H. Sackett, b. Mar. 21, 1817, d. Apr. 15, 1890; m. J. McDonald Betes.
2241. Augusta R. Sackett, b. Apr. 12, 1820, d. Feb. 4, 1874; m. Albert McNulty.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "835. William H. Sackett, b. 1779, d. Dec. 29, 1820; m. Rebecca Holly."
  2. Date of birth based on age at death.
  3. Website Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801–1890 (New England Historic Genealogical Society), 11/20/1852. "Bloomingdale Nov 18 Rebecca Sackett 60y wid late Dr William H of Bedford NY."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited19 Apr 2024

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