A selection of notable Sacketts—the famous, infamous, and some just interesting

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William Saket is the earliest recorded Sackett. He was in dispute with the Abbot of St Augustine in 1317.
Simon Sackett the colonist (1595–1635) migrated in about 1631 from the Isle of Thanet, Kent, to Massachusetts.
Jeffery Sackett (1617–1695), three times Mayor of Sandwich, Kent, whose reputation was tarnished by a damaging court case.
John Sackett of New Haven (1620s–1684) migrated sometime before 1641 to New Haven, Connecticut, presumably from Thanet, Kent. His origin remains a tantalizing mystery.
Captain John Sackett (1697–1753) was master of several ships plying the Atlantic, was captured by the French, freed by British privateers, and survived shipwrecks.
Nathaniel Sackett (1737–1805) was George Washington's spymaster during the American Revolutionary War.
Moore pic Bishop Benjamin Moore (1748–1816) was Episcopal bishop of New York and president of Columbia College.
John Sackett (1757–1834) was the owner of the hoy Margate which was shipwrecked in 1802 with great loss of life.
Augustus pic Augustus Sacket (1769–1827) founded the village of Sackets Harbor, Lake Ontario, New York.
Moore pic Professor Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863) was credited with writing the poem, "A visit from St. Nicholas," beginning: "Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house / Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
Ann Sackett (1779–aft 1851) sometime record holder for most children.
Thomas Baker Sackett (c1796–1837), convicted of highway robbery on the streets of London, was sentenced to death by hanging, but at the eleventh-hour was granted a reprieve from execution.
Hamilton pic Hon Hamilton Fish (1808–1893) was U.S. Secretary of State from 1869 to 1877 during the administration of President Ulysses S Grant, and had earlier served as Governor of New York.
Hon William Augustus Sackett (1811–1895) was a U.S. Representative from New York.
Delos pic General Delos Bennet Sacket (1822–1885) was a commander in the American Civil War and became Inspector General of the United States Army.
Colonel William Sackett (1838–1864) fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Trevilian Station.
Augustine pic Augustine Sackett (1841–1914) was the inventor of Sackett Board (drywall), and was inducted in 2017 into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
William Edgar Sackett Jr (1848–1926) was a journalist and political author who made an unsuccessful bid for the Governorship of New Jersey in 1913.
Alfred pic The Revd Alfred Barrett Sackett, OBE (1862–1951) was a Methodist minister and Chaplain to the Forces in Gibraltar during the First World War, and was subsequently appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Fred pic Frederic Moseley Sackett (1868–1941) was US Ambassador to Germany during the collapse of the Weimar Republic and Hitler's rise to power.
Julia pic Julia Sanderson (née Sackett) (1888–1975) was a singer and actress who achieved stardom in both New York and London.
Alfred Barrett Sackett, MC, MA (1895–1977) was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the First World War and later became a distinguished headmaster, also serving on the World Methodist Committee.
Earl pic Rear Admiral Earl LeRoy Sackett (1897–1970) was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism in the Second World War as commander of the USS Canopus in the Philippines.
Jimmy pic Leonard James Marr (1918–2009) was a historian who wrote the definitive History of Guernsey.
Albert pic Rear Admiral Albert M Sackett (1920–2016), US Navy (retired), fought in three wars (World War II, Korea, and Vietnam).
Nancy (Davis) Reagan (1921–) was a Hollywood actress and is the widow of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States.
David pic David Lawrence Sackett (1934–2015) was a Canadian medical doctor and a pioneer in evidence-based medicine who proved that aspirin helps prevent heart attacks.
Susan Sackett (1943– ) is an American author and screenwriter, best known for her involvement in the Star Trek franchise. (Link is to Wikipedia article.)
Penny pic Penny Sackett (1956–) is an astronomer and Chief Scientist of Australia.
Sarah Palin (1964–) was Governor of Alaska, 2006–09, and ran for the US vice-presidency in 2008.