Sackett, Ensign David

Sackett, Ensign David

Male 1743 - 1838  (94 years)

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  • Name Sackett, David  [1, 2
    Prefix Ensign 
    Born 19 Aug 1743  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jun 1838  Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Gould Cemetery, Pierpoint, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1621  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 23 May 2013 

    Father Sacket, Isaac,   b. 14 Feb 1703, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1773, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Shepard, Elizabeth,   b. 14 Feb 1712, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1735  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Weygant, p. 47:
      Isaac Sackett, was married, Dec. 18, 1735, to Elizabeth Shepard.
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      Westfield Town Records:
      ISAAC SACKET married ELIZABETH SHEPARD December 18, 1735 [A:221].
    Children 6 children 
     1. Sacket, Lydia,   b. 18 Dec 1736, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1810  (Age 73 years)
     2. Sacket, Ezekiel,   b. 12 Sep 1738, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1820, Houseville, Lewis County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Sacket, Mahitable,   b. 7 May 1741, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Sackett, Ensign David,   b. 19 Aug 1743, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1838, Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. Sacket, Capt. Adnah,   b. 5 Dec 1745, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1813, Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Sacket, Zaven,   b. 28 Apr 1751, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1840, Mead Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     
    Family ID F657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shepard, Lucretia,   b. 16 Feb 1758, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1830, Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1773  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Westfield Town Records:
      DAVID SACKET m. LUCRETIA SHEPARD, April 23, 1773 [B:210].
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      Married by Lucretia's grandfather, Deacon John Shepard.
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Betsey,   b. Abt 1774,   d. Unknown
     2. Sackett, Lucretia,   d. Unknown
     3. Sackett, David,   b. 1776,   d. 2 Feb 1829  (Age 53 years)
     4. Sackett, Lydia,   b. 10 Aug 1779, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1873, Huntington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Sackett, John,   b. Abt 1780,   d. 5 Jan 1847, Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     6. Sackett, Mark,   b. Abt 1791, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     7. Sackett, Polly Anna,   b. 16 Aug 1795,   d. 25 Aug 1872, Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Aug 1743 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1773 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Lydia - 10 Aug 1779 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Mark - Abt 1791 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jun 1838 - Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gould Cemetery, Pierpoint, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Westfield Town Records:
      DAVID SACKET, b. August 19, 1743 [A:221].
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      of Westfield, Mass., and later of Ohio

      Information on this line supplied by Wayne Shepard and Patty Chrisman. - [T. King]

      His record in the War of the Revolution reads:

      Sacket, David, Westfield, Ensign, in Capt. Malcomb Henry's Co., Col. David Brewer's (9th) Regt. Company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. Also recommended in Committee of Safety at Cambridge June 17, 1775, that said officer be commissioned by Congress. Also Ensign Capt. Malcomb Henry's Co., David Brewer's Regt., muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1771 (sic); engaged Aug. 9, 1775; service 2 mos. 3 weeks, 6 days.

      David Sacket (8/31/1743-6/6/1838) from Westfield. Served as ensign in Captain Malcom Henry's
      company, Colonel David Brewers 9th regiment; muster roll dated I August 1775; enlisted 9 May 1775; service 2 months 3 weeks 6 days; recommended in Committee of Safety at Cambridge, 17 June 1775, that said officers be commissioned by Congress.

      He was commissioned by Congress as an Ensign. His commission was signed by Joseph Warren, President Pro-temp dates 19 May 1775 and served till January 1776. when he was again commissioned by Congress as a 2nd lieutenant. His commission was signed by John Hancock. He served in Captain Warham Parks'company, in Colonel Ebenezer Learned's 3rd Continental Infantry Regiment from 1 January 1776 till 31 December 1776. He served in the following battles-Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, Rochester, Long Island, White Plains, Trenton and Princeton.

      He was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Shepard) Sacket. He was born at Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He served in the American Revolutionary War as an Ensign, 2nd Lieutenant and Lieutenant with Massachusetts State troops, and one year (1776) in the Continental Army. He married Lucretia Shepard. In the 1790 U.S. Census they had one son and four daughters and were living in the town of Blanford, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He and his family continued to live at Blandford, being shown in the 1800 and the 1810 U.S. Census. His pension documents, from 1817, indicate that he moved with his wife Lucretia, his youngest son, John, and one daughter to Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio. At the time of his wife's death, circa 1830, he appears in the U.S. Census, age 87, living in Denmark Township, with a younger man and woman, possibly his son David and wife[*], in the household. He died at the age of 95 and is buried in the Gould Cemetery, Pierpoint Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.
      [* The son, David appears to have remained in MA and the one in the father's household in 1830 is more likely John Sackett. See: Affidavit by Q. F. Atkins; below - Thurmon King]

      His revolutionary war and pension records from the National Archives, Washington, D.C., indicates that he served in the Continental Army from Massachusetts, number S.40,379. It reads:
      "David Sacket, residing in the County of Ashtabula, in the State of Ohio, on his Solemn Oath, declares and says, as follows, to wit- - That he was born in the County of Hampshire, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the 31st day of August one thousand seven hundred and forty four - that he entered into the military service of the United States in the revolutionary war with Great Britain, as an Ensign in the Massachusetts Bay service by virtue of a Commission, signed by order of the Congress of that Colony, signed by Joseph Warren, President P.T. thereof, and countersigned by Saml. Freeman Secy. pro tem. dated 19 day of May AD 1775 -he was attached to the foot company of the Regiment of Foot, whereof David Brewer was Colonel - that he served in the above mentioned Regiment, until the 1st day of January AD 1776, when he received a Commission as Second Lieutenant by order of Congress of the United Colonies - Signed by John Hancock President thereof and attested by Charles Thompson Secy. - by his said commission he was appointed to serve in Captain Parks company, in the 3rd Regiment of Foot, commanded by Ebenezer Learned in the Army of the United Colonies, raised for the defense of American liberty, and for repelling every hostile invasion thereof - that he served as Lieutenant, in the Regiment last mentioned for the period of one year -that during his service as Ensign and Lieutenant he was in the following named battles - to wit - Bunker Hill so called - at Dorchester heights - at Rochester point when Colo. Wm. Shepard was wounded - at Long Island - at White Plains near New York - at Trenton and at Princeton, when he was discharges by General Washington from the service - this discharge he has lost - that he was frequently in service during the conflict for independence, after his discharge, but it was in the militia - that he is in reduced circumstances and needs the assistance of his Country for his support - that he voluntarily relinquishes his all and singular the pensions, if any, which have been before granted to him by the laws of the United States - He herewith transmits to the Secretary of War for the U. States the commissions hereinbefore mentioned -which he has been able, much by accident however, to preserve - He has no further evidence within his knowledge and reach to adduce in support of his claims for a pension. - He therefore prays for relief under the Act of Congress, dated the 18th day of March 1818, intitled An Act to provide for certain persons, ingaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war. /s/ David Sacket -

      The State of Ohio, Ashtabula County. ss.
      Be it remembered that David Sacket hereinbefore mentioned, who in my presence subscribed his own name to the foregoing statement, personally came before me the subscriber, President of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the third Circuit in the state aforesaid, on the nineteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, at Jefferson in the County aforesaid, and on his corporal oath declared the foregoing statement, by him subscribed, to be true and just.

      In testimony whereof, I have hereunto at Jefferson aforesaid in the County of Ashtabula aforesaid and state of Ohio aforesaid, on the day and year last above written, subscribed my name officially.
      /s/ George Tod.

      to the Hon. the Secretary at War, for U. States - The Dept. will please direct to me at Youngstown, Trumbull County, Ohio, and oblige. G. Tod

      The Declaration supplementary and (illegible) Foregoing application for a pension on solemn oath made -that under his Commission as 2d. Lieutenant he served the period as before stated, in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Ebenezer Leamed in the "Massachusetts Line" underline and on the Continental Establishment.
      /s/ David Sacket

      Sworn to and subscribed before me President of the Court as is hereinbefore stated the 10th day of June 1819 - At Jefferson in the County of Geauga in the state of Ohio. /s/ George Tod

      In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name officially, at Jefferson in the County of Ashtabula aforesaid, the 10th day of June 1819. /s/ George Tod

      I George Tod President as aforesaid do further certify, that it appears to my satisfaction that the said David Sacket, did serve in the revolutionary war, as stated in the preceding declaration, against the common enemy for the time of nine months at one time, on the continental establishment. Given at Youngstown in the County of Trumbull of Ohio, this 12th day of August 1819 /s/ George Tod

      The State of Ohio Geauga County) Be it remembered that I George Tod President of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the third Circuit in the said state of Ohio, do hereby certify that the applicant for a pension, David Sacket in the forgoing original and supplementary declaration mentioned, is one and the same person - and that he the same David Sacket is in reduced circumstances - and that he really needs the assistance of his Country for his support. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name officially at Jefferson in the County of Ashtabula aforesaid, the 10th day of June 1819. /s/ George Tod

      State of Ohio, Ashtabula County) Court of Common Pleas, June Term 1820. On this Day of June 1820 Personally appeared in open Court being a Court of Review for the County aforesaid, David Sacket aged seventy-six years old, Resident in said County, who being first duly sworn according to law, Doth on his Oath Declare that he served in the Revolutionary war as follows (to wit) twelve months in the company commanded by Capt. Warharn Parks in the Regt. commanded by Colonel Learned in the line of the state of Massachusetts - on the Continental establishment - that during the time aforesaid he served as Ensign in the Company aforesaid a part and the remaining part of the twelve months aforesaid he served as a Lieutenant in the said Company - That he applied for a pension under the Act of Congress approved 18th March 1818 on the 19th day of June 1818, and that he received a pension certificate numbered (14.503). And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 -and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner Disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby to so diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an Act of Congress Entitled an Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary war, passed on the 18th Day of March 1818, and that I have no property or securities, contracts, or debts due to me other than what are contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed.

      Schedule underline

      One horse One tea kettle
      One year old steer One dish kettle
      One pony One meat barrel
      Thirty pounds pork One pair fire tongs
      One old hern plough One axe
      One piece of a chain One Iron kettle
      One Debt of Nine Hundred Dollars One Debt against William. Baker of - 15.00
      against Warren Parks - Supposed to be worth nothing One Debt against John Boomhouse (?) -20.00

      And the said David Sacket further saith that by occupation he is a farmer - that by reason of bodily infirmities he is unable to labor but little. That his family consists of himself and Lucretia his wife whose age is sixty four years unhealthy constitution and much debilitated and incapable of supporting herself. That he is indebted to John Bible in the sum of Forty Dollars --- 40.00
      To the estate of Daniel Knapp ----18.00 his
      David X Sacket
      mark
      Swom to and subscribed on this 21 Day of June 1820.

      /s/ T.R. Hawley, Clerk C.P.

      I - Timothy R. Hawley Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Ashtabula Do hereby Certify that it is the opinion of the court aforesaid that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the foregoing schedule is sixty five dollars.

      In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed the seal of the said Court at Jefferson this 21 Day of June 1820
      /s/ T. R. Hawley, Clerk, C.P.

      The State of Ohio, Ashtabula County ss)
      I - Timothy R. Hawley, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Ashtabula and State of Ohio, Do hereby Certify That since the first Day of this month Q. F. Atkins, Levi Brown, Phillip Goff & Noah Hoskins, Esquires, have been and now are acting Justices of the Peace in and for Said County Duly Commissioned and qualified & that full faith & credit are and of right ought to be given to all their Official Acts as such. - In Testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed the Seal of said Court and annexed my official Signature this sixteenth Day of September A.D. 1824

      /s/ T. R. Hawley, Clerk.
      I - Q. F. Atkins of lawful age being duly sworn Depose and say that some time in the spring of the year 1820 while serving as Sheriff of the County of Ashtabula, Ohio, I was called upon by a Mr. Church from the State of Massachusetts to go with him to John Sackets in Pierpoint in the County and State aforesaid to serve a Capias in favor of a brother of the said Church unless he could effect some compromise with Mr. Sacket that should secure the debt - At his request I went to the house of Mr. Sacket and heard the conversation that passed between Church and Sacket - Church proposed to Sacket that if he would Mortgage the farm to his brother that he bought of him, and for which he had paid in part, that he would allow him a year, (if I remember rightly) to pay the amt. due, which was from five to eight hundred dollars - At that time David Sacket, the father of John Sacket was (with his wife and Daughter) living in the house with his son, John -It appeared by the conversation that David Sacket (the father) had paid most if not all that Mr. Church's Brother had received toward the farm; and the Father manifested much unwillingness to subject his part of the farm (as he & his Son had divided it) to the incumbrance of a Mortgage; stating that he was old and that if he lost it, he should be left destitute, for he had paid all he was able to for land - After he was convinced that the claim of Mr. Church's Brother bore equally upon the whole farm, in case the money could not be raised to discharge the debt, he (David Sacket) consented to the Mortgage deed which was given at that time to Church's Brother, and which eventually held the farm. I have been acquainted with David Sacket for four or five years past and believe him to be an honest, upright man that would not knowingly defraud the U. States or an individual of even the smallest sum - From my knowledge of David Sacker's pecuniary affairs, I am satisfied that at the time he was entered on the Pension list of the Army of the Revolution he was in indigent circumstances, and that the schedule of his property furnished the War Department was substantially correct - And further this Deponent saith not.
      /s/ Quintus F. Atkins.

      Personally came Quintus F. Atkins who being Duly sworn says that the within Deposition by him subscribed is true according to the best of his recollection, knowledge & belief.
      Jefferson, Sept. l6th, 1824. /2/ Noah Hoskins, Justice of the Peace

      I, Paul Howland of lawful age being Duly sworn Depose and say that I have been intimately acquainted with Mr. David Sacket pensioner of the United States for the space of three years and an half. That I did work on a barn for him in the year 1821 and Received payment for the same to the amount of 24 Dollars 50 cents, and that I put up a house and inclosed it for 62 1/2 Dollars and there was work performed on the inside for 19 1/2 Dollars. 7 1/2 Dollars of which yet remains Due to me. I further state that the payment I have Received was in money which he received from the United States as a pension. I further state that Mr. Sacket is a man whose character for truth and veracity has ever been since my acquaintance with him and now is unimpeached and I believe unimpeachable. I would further state that to all appearances Mr. Sacket is nearly Destitute of all kinds of property except such as he has obtained with his pension money.
      Denmark (Twp.), Sept. 13th, 1824
      Isl Paul Howland

      Personally Carne Paul Howland who being duly sworn according to law and the foregoing Deposition being read to him says that the same is true according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, and subscribed the same in my presence this 13th day of Sept. A.D. 1824.
      /s/ Levi Brownjust. Peace

      I, Peter Knap of lawful age being Duly sworn Depose and say that I have been a neighbor to Mr. David Sacket for the space of seven years - that I am knowing to his, having been almost Destitute of property previous to his receiving a pension from the United States. That I have also been knowing to his purchasing one hundred acres of land on which he now lives and Erecting a house and barn thereon with the money which he has Received from the United States as a Pension with the exception of one horse which turned toward the payment of his land and such labor as he has himself performed in Erecting his house and barn. I further state from my knowledge of his situation I have no reason to believe that he has a note of a thousand Dollars against either of his sons in law or any obligation of any great amount Except the one stated in a Schedule of his property presented to the Court of Common Pleas in June A.D. 1820.

      I can further state that Mr. Sacket is a man whose character for truth and veracity has ever been since my acquaintance with him and now is unimpeached and I believe unimpeachable. I would further state that to all appearances Mr. Sacket is nearly Destitute of all kinds of property except such as he has obtained with his pension money.
      /s/ Peter Knap

      Personally Came Peter Knap who being Duly sworn according to Law and the foregoing Deposition being carefully read to him says that the same is true according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, and subscribed the same in my presence this 13th Day of Sept. A.D. 1824.
      /s/ Levi Brown,just. Peace

      Note: In the Pension File of David Sacket, other Depositions were made on Sept. 13, 1824, by others of his neighbors: William Crooker; John Dibell, Jr.; Phineas Barker; William Crooker, Sr.; John R. Boombower; Elihu Knap; Giles Ives, and Phillip Goff. These Depositions were identical in wording with that of Peter Knap (Knapp?), above, except that some stated that they had been neighbors of David Sacket for "seven years"; others "nearly seven years"; and one or two "six years". Two of the Depositions showed they were sworn to before Levi Brown at Denmark Township; others, also sworn to before Levi Brown, did not indicate where they were made. Levi Brown married Mahitable Sacket, per Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, underline and was probably a relative of David Sacket, by marriage.
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      Year: 1820; State: Ohio; County: Ashtabula; Township: Denmark (pulls up as Lenox)
      Roll M33_87, Page 31, Image 40
      David Sackett
      Census: 000 001 - 000 01
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      Sacket, D. [David]
      Year: 1830; State: OH; County: Ashtabula; Township: Denmark
      Roll: M19_126; Page: 118; Image: 238
      Census: 000 001 000 001 0 - 000 100 000 000 0

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] The Shepard Families of New England, Vol III, Jacobus, Donald Lines; Shepard, Gerald Faulkner, editor, (New Haven Colony Historical Society (1973)).

    2. [S5] Wayne Shepard, Shepard, Wayne.

    3. [S6] Westfield Town Records, Book A, page 221 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S6] Westfield Town Records, Bk 2 pg 210 (Reliability: 3).


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