Sackett, John P

Sackett, John P

Male 1632 - 1712  (80 years)

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  • Name Sackett, John P 
    Born 1632  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Oct 1712  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • A cenograph also exists at Old Warren Center Cemetery in Warren, Connecticut.
    Person ID I4  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2018 

    Father Sackett, Simon Sr.,   b. 1595, St. Peter's Church, Thanet, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1635-10 Oct 1635, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Pearce, Isabel,   b. England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Apr 1682, Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Aug 1627  St. John The Baptist, Margate, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannum, Abigail,   b. 22 Nov 1640, Windsor Township, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1690, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1659  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Sacket, John,   b. 4 Nov 1660, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1745, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Sacket, William,   b. 20 Apr 1662, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1699-1700, near Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     3. Sacket, Abigail,   b. 1 Dec 1663, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1683, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. Sackett, Mary,   b. 1665,   d. 19 Nov 1667, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +5. Sacket, Hannah,   b. 7 Mar 1668, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1749, Windsor Township, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Sacket, Mary,   b. 8 Jun 1672, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729  (Age 56 years)
     7. Sacket, Samuel,   b. 16 Sep 1674, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1709, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     8. Sacket, Elizabeth,   b. 27 May 1677, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1682, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     9. Sacket, Abigail,   b. 1683,   d. Abt Jul 1743  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Stiles, Sarah,   b. 1636,   d. Aft 1718  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1690  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • John Sacket Widower & Sarah Stewart Widow were married Jan 15 1690

      Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1632 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1659 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, John - 4 Nov 1660 - Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, William - 20 Apr 1662 - Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Abigail - 1 Dec 1663 - Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Hannah - 7 Mar 1668 - Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Mary - 8 Jun 1672 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Samuel - 16 Sep 1674 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Elizabeth - 27 May 1677 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1690 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1712 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Sackett Ancestors
    Sackett Ancestors
    Sacketts Remembered:
    Simon d. 1633 (father)
    John d. 1712 (son)
    William d. 1723 (Grd'son)
    Jonathan d. 1773 Gr Grd'son)
    Jonathan d. 1777 (Gr-Gr Grd'son)
    Justus d. 1815 (Gr-Gr-Gr Grd'son)

  • Notes 
    • Weygant's record of John is as follows:

      pp16-17
      "4. JOHN SACKET, 1632 - 1719, son of (1) Simon Sackett and his wife Isabel, was, so far as known, the first white child born in Newtown (now Cambridge), Mass. In 1653 he became a resident of Springfield, Mass., receiving from the town commissioners a gift of four pieces of land, agreeable to an ordinance passed to encourage the speedy settlement of that place. On November 23, 1659, he was married to ABIGAIL HANNUM, 1640 - 1690, daughter of WILLIAM HANNUM (colonist), and his wife, HONOR CAPEN, of Dorchester, Windsor and Northampton. A short time after date of his marriage to Abigail Hannum, John Sacket sold his land at Springfield and removed to property he had purchased some fifteen miles up the Connecticut River at Northampton. There he and his family lived until 1665, when he again sold out and moved to a farm purchased of one Chapin near Westfield, on what are now called Sacket's Meadows. Mr. Sacket's removal to Westfield was at the date of the first permanent settlement of that town, and about ten years previous to the commencement of King Philip's Indian wars. There Mr. Sacket built a house and barn, both of which were burned, Oct. 27, 1675, by the Indians, who, at the same time, destroyed a large amount of other property, and drove off his cattle. He rebuilt his house and barn, and also erected a saw mill on a creek which ran through his farm and emptied into the Waronoco (now Westfield) River.

      "The building of a dam on this creek was the occasion of a vexatious lawsuit, brought against him by Thomas, Jedediah and Jonah Dewey, who claimed that by reason of Sacket's saw mill dam the water was backed up on their grist mill. The case was tried at Springfield before a jury, who found for plaintiff, but the court in giving judgment, recited that it was a hard case for the defendant and "therefore ordered that the plaintiffs should, with a hired man and oxen, work with said Sacket 9 days in taking down and removing said dam."

      "At a town meeting held in 1672 at Westfield, John Sacket was chosen a selectman, and as late as 1693 he held the same office.
      "Abigail Hannum Sacket died October 9, 1690, and about a year later John Sacket was married to SARAH, daughter of JOHN STILES and widow of John Stewart of Springfield. He continued to reside on his Westfield farm to the day of his death."
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      [Weygant reproduces at pp17-18 a typescript of John Sacket's Will.]
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      Weygant has the date of death for John as Oct 8, 1719 (page 14) which appears to be a typo. John's will is dated May 10, 1718 and on page 18 the probate record shows that the will was presented for probate on May 20, 1719. This is well in advance of the October date given by Weygant.

      Savage, James; "Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers"; gives the date of death as April 8, 1719
      JOHN, Northampton, had John, b. 1660; William, 1662; Abigail, 1663; Mary, wh. d. 1667; had Hannah, 1669; rem. to Westfield, there had Mary, again, 8 June 1672; Samuel, 18 Oct. 1674; Eliz. 28 Aug. 1677, wh. d. at 5 yrs. His ho. was burn. by the Ind. 1675; his w. d. 9 Oct. 1690; and he m. 1691, Sarah, the only d. of John Stiles, wid. of John Stewart of Springfield; and d. 8 Apr. 1719.

      The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 6, July 1852, page 266, "Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield":
      JOHN SACKET, wife Abigail; chn. Mary, b. June 8, 1672; Samuel, b. Oct.
      18, 1674; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 28, 1677, d. June 15, 1682. Abigail, his
      wife, d. Oct. 9, 1690. He married Sarah Steward, 1691. John Sacket, d.
      Ap.8, 1719.
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      Westfield Town Records: JOHN SACKET married (2) SARAH STEWART January 14, 1690 [A:rear].
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      Weygant's contention that John was born in Newtown has not been proved. Anderson gives John's date of birth as "say 1630". Since Anderson assumes the date of migration to have been 1632, he assumes too that John was born in England.

      Riker's reference to John is brief: "His [Simon the colonist's] sons Simon and John removed in 1653 to Springfield, on the Connecticut River, where they took the oath of fidelity, Mar. 23, 1656. John afterwards removed to Northampton, and thence to Westfield, where he d. in 1719, a. 87. His posterity have been numerous in Westfield and its vicinity, and are also found in western New-York."

      Burt, in his History of Springfield [see Appendix], includes several references to John Sacket:
      p250. 10 Jan 1658. Jno Sackat is granted land.
      p126-7. 23 Dec 1659. John Sacket is listed in the seating plan in the meeting house.

      Lockwood, in his Westfield History (see Appendix], includes numerous references to John Sacket:
      p58. 11 Feb 1667. A town meeting orders that a gate be erected by Sacket's house.
      p80. 12 Mar 1667. John Sackett's "five acres over the brooke."
      p62. 16 Feb 1669. John Sacket is appointed one of three men to lay out grants of land.
      p63. 23 Mar 1669/70. The three men are sacked for neglecting their duties and are replaced.
      p72. Sackett's Brook was originally called "Tomhaumucke."
      p86/7. Original allotment of land.
      p91.
      In a short biography of John, Lockwood states that John was born in 1632, three years after Simon and Isabel came from England. This implies a migration in 1629.
      p101. John is included in a list of settlers who have taken an oath of allegiance to the King.
      p217/8. Autumn 1675. John's house and barn are burnt by the Indians.
      p226-8.
      15 Jan 1675/76. John Sacket, as Constable, writes with details of the expense of maintaining a garrison of soldiers.
      p231.
      26 Mar 1676. John Sacket is a co-signatory to a document setting out land improvements to be carried out by townsmen.
      p179.
      17 Aug 1684. John Sacket is a juror in a hearing into the death of Eleezer Weller. The jury finds that death was caused by suicide by hanging.
      p183.
      Autumn 1685. John Sackett is sued for infringing the rights of a neighbour by setting a mill higher up the brook.
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      References:
      Appendix:
      Anderson, Robert: Great Migration
      Burt, Henry: History of Springfield
      Lockwood, John: Westfield History
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      "Family Record: Consisting of Genealogical Table and Biographical Notes Relating to Ancestors of Adam Tredwell Sackett, Their Children and Children's Children." by Charles H Weygant; Newburgh, N. Y.; 1899.
      Page 12:
      "Judge Garry V. Sackett in his manuscript records
      says: 'In the Fall of 1830 I visited the old grave-
      yard at Westfield and saw the stones erected to John
      Sackett and Sarah Sackett. They stand in the south-
      east corner of the yard. His is broken near the mid-
      le, and the top part lies on the ground. It recites
      his name and that he died in the year 1712, aged 80.
      Hers is whole and recites that she died in 1790, aged
      59.'"
      [Note: The will of, and probate records for John's estate indicate that John died in 1719 instead of 1712 as recorded by Judge Garry V. Sackett. However, his notes do give us the probable location of his grave. It is also interesting to note that Judge Sackett used the wrong name; Sarah, John's 2nd wife. for Abigail Hannum's headstone. - Thurmon King]
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      Death: 0-8-1719
      Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      John P Sackett
      Birth: 1632; Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
      Death: Oct. 18, 1719; Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA

      Second wife was Sarah Stiles (per suggestion of F-A-G contributor Alvin Oglesby)

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Simon Sackett (1602 - 1635)
      Isabel Pearce Sackett Bloomfield
      Spouses:
      Abigail Hannum Sacket (1640 - 1690)
      Sarah Stiles Sackett (1636 - ____)
      Children:
      William Sackett (1662 - 1700)

      Note: 1995 Inventory by Walter Ayers, Westfield Historic Commissioner

      Burial:
      Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA

      Created by: Dave Robison
      Record added: May 28, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 37604384

  • Sources 
    1. [S1558] Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 22 Jan 2018.
      Connecticut headstone inscriptions, volume 51, 622-1 (12)

      Town of Warren, Connecticut
      622-1 Old Cemetery
      Copied by William Hall
      November 28, 1934.

      Sackett, Patience, relict of Alexander, died May 8, 1829, age 68 yrs.

      Sackett, Alexander, died Mar. 17, 1829, age 71 yrs.

      Sackett, Reuben, died July 5, 1803, age 71 yrs.

      Sackett, Charles Burr, son of Moses & Cordelia L., died June 4, 1818, age 2 mos.

      Sackett, Simon, died at Cambridge about 1633.

      Sackett, John, son of Simon, died at Westfield 1712.

      Sackett, Win., son of John, died 1723.

      Sackett, Jonathan, died 1773.

      Sackett, Jonathan, died 1773. [yes, there are two]

      Sackett, Justus, died 1815.

      Sackett, Ann, relict of Jonathan, died Mar. 6, 1787, age 82 yrs.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S1363] Mariage Record - Kent England , Tyler Index to Parish Registers, 1538-1874 , (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 3 Jun 2016.
      A photo of Marriage Record - Kent England , Tyler Index to Parish Registers, 1538-1874 shows

      PEARCE
      p. 12
      1627 Aug 6 SACKET, Simon Isabel PEARCE

    3. [S1364] England Marriages, 1538-1973, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 3 Jun 2016.
      Name Simon Sacket
      Spouse's Name Isabella Pearce
      Event Date 06 Aug 1627
      Event Place Margate, Kent, England
      Citing this Record

      "England Marriages, 1538?1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNN4-TX9 : accessed 3 June 2016), Simon Sacket and Isabella Pearce, 06 Aug 1627; citing Margate, Kent, England, reference film #1866678; FHL microfilm 1,866,678.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1384] Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 25 Jun 2016.
      Name John Sacket
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 23 Nov 1659
      Event Place Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Abigail Hamman
      Spouse's Gender Female

      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHHY-S4Q : 27 April 2016), John Sacket and Abigail Hamman, 23 Nov 1659; citing Marriage, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 186,164.

      See also
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-2YCR : 27 April 2016), John Sacket and Abigall Harman, 23 Nov 1659; citing Marriage, , Northampton, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 760,648.

      See also
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-LP45 : 27 April 2016), John Saccot and Abigail Hannum, 23 Nov 1659; citing Marriage, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 186,161.

    5. [S2] Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, Compiled by Clifford L Stott, Published by NEHGS.


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