Sackett, Judge Joseph

Sackett, Judge Joseph

Male 1680 - 1755  (75 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Joseph 
    Prefix Judge 
    Born 1680 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1755  English Kills, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Person ID I5864  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2009 

    Father Sackett, Capt./Col. Joseph,   b. 23 Feb 1656, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1719, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Betts, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1658, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1735, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Children 10 children 
     1. Sackett, Simon,   b. 1678, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718, Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Sackett, Judge Joseph,   b. 1680,   d. 27 Sep 1755, English Kills, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Sackett, Anne,   b. 1681,   d. 30 Sep 1757, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Sackett, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1683,   d. Sep 1716  (Age ~ 33 years)
     5. Sackett, Rev. Richard,   b. 1686, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1727  (Age 41 years)
     6. Sackett, John,   b. 1688, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1728, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +7. Sackett, Sarah,   b. 1689, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1760  (Age 71 years)
     8. Sackett, Abigail,   b. 1695,   d. 8 Dec 1751  (Age 56 years)
     9. Sackett, William,   b. 1696,   d. 29 Aug 1761  (Age 65 years)
     10. Sackett, Patience,   b. 12 May 1701, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1772, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     
    Family ID F2305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alsop, Hannah,   b. 1690, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1773  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 23 May 1706 
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Joseph,   b. 5 Mar 1707,   d. Aft 1757  (Age 50 years)
     2. Sackett, Richard,   b. 30 Jun 1709,   d. 11 Feb 1726  (Age 16 years)
    +3. Sackett, Hannah,   b. 7 Aug 1711,   d. 26 Jul 1762  (Age 50 years)
     4. Sackett, Elizabeth,   b. 15 Aug 1713,   d. 17 Dec 1721  (Age 8 years)
     5. Sackett, John,   b. 15 May 1716, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1783  (Age 66 years)
     6. Sackett, Deborah,   b. 18 Nov 1718,   d. 10 Jan 1754  (Age 35 years)
    +7. Sackett, Frances,   b. 4 Dec 1720,   d. 4 Feb 1754  (Age 33 years)
     8. Sackett, James,   b. 12 Sep 1722,   d. 12 Sep 1784  (Age 62 years)
     9. Sackett, Samuel,   b. 23 Jun 1724,   d. 30 Sep 1780, Jamaica, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     10. Sackett, Dr. Thomas,   b. 27 Dec 1726,   d. 27 Jun 1769, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     11. Sackett, Elizabeth,   b. 25 Jun 1729,   d. 10 Apr 1778  (Age 48 years)
     12. Sackett, William,   b. 27 Aug 1731,   d. 1 May 1776  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, John - 15 May 1716 - Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Sep 1755 - English Kills, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • of English Kills, Newtown, Long Island, NY.

      Judge Sackett was, says Riker in his "Annals of Newtown," "a man of probity, a Justice of the Peace and a Judge from 1749 to his death, Sept. 26, 1755," and it may be added that he was an office holder in the Presbyterian Church, took an active part in public affairs, and was ever held in high esteem by his townsmen. In 1724 he and his brother-in-law, John Alsop, purchased jointly the central portion of the "Chambers-Southerland Patent," located on the west shore of the Hudson River, in the town of New Windsor, Orange County, N. Y. There they built a substantial wharf, erected a commodious storehouse and established a sloop freight and passenger line, which ran at stated intervals to and from New York City. They also started and maintained for a number of years a flat-boat ferry at that place, which carried horses and cattle, as well as human beings to and from a point near what afterwards became Fishkill Landing, on the opposite shore. This ferry, which was the first of its kind established on the central Hudson, was extensively patronized previous to the Revolution. It is a matter of history that in July, 1775, Morgan and his famous body of riflemen crossed the river on this New Windsor ferry when hastening to join Washington's army at Boston. Not long after that date it was discontinued.

      John Alsop, who was by profession a lawyer, located at New Windsor at the time of the before mentioned purchase, but after remaining there a few years sold out his interest to Joseph Sackett, Jr., his partner's oldest son, and took up the practice of his profession in New York City, where he acquired marked prominence.

      The Sacketts, it would seem, did not long remain entirely content with their holdings in New Windsor. Colonial land papers show that on Jan. 11, 1727, a patent was duly issued to Nathaniel Hazzard and Joseph Sackett for 4, 000 acres in adjoining town of Blooming Grove; that on July 7, 1736, a patent for additional plots containing 2,000 acres in same vicinity was issued to Joseph Sackett. The extensive grants covered a considerable portion of what is now one of the most populous and productive farming districts in Orange County, NY.

      In 1749 a land company, composed of Joseph Sackett, Jr., his brother John Sackett, and eight other men of local prominence, was organized under the title of "The Proprietors of New Windsor." To this company the Sacketts transferred all of their New Windsor real estate except the wharf and storehouse property. The "Proprietors" laid out the entire unimproved portion of their purchase in village lots and township plots, and a considerable number of new dwellings were added to the settlement; but already the importance of the village as a commercial centre had begun to decline, and to-day (1907), what was then the business portion of New Windsor is a veritable "Deserted Village," with a church in which no service has been held for years, dilapidated dwellings, and no signs of commercial life save the unsightly sheds of several brick yards at the river's edge. But the township plots on the western bounds of the tract have become the country seats of families of wealth, and constitute one of Newburgh's aristocratic suburbs.

      The original records, consisting of rude maps and transfer data of "The Proprietors of New Windsor," is in possession of the "Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands," at Newburgh, NY.

      Judge Sackett was never an actual resident of New Windsor. He died at English Kills, Sept. 27, 1755. His wife, Hannah Alsop Sackett, outlived him nearly eighteen years, her death occurring June 17, 1773, in the 83rd year of her age. Judge Sackett's will is recorded in the New York City records of probate and reads in part as follows:

      WILL OF JUDGE JOSEPH SACKETT.

      In the name of God Amen, Mar. 31, in the year of our Beloved Lord Christ 1755, I Joseph Sackett of Newtown, in Queens County, being in perfect health . . . My executors to pay all debts and clear my land that is mortgaged to the Loan Office at Jamaica in Queens County. My executors are to sell all my lands lying in the Patent of Goshen in Orange County, except the land that is to be laid out at Wawayanda, or the other lands belonging to the patent or a Round Hill, so called, and what land belongs to me joining the same. It lyeth between the land of Hezekiah Howell and Thomas Coleman. And what land I have lying between a brook called Perry's and a hill called Caar Matthews on said hill. Reserving in all the lands they sell three quarters of all mines and minerals with privilege to dig and carry off same, and to erect buildings for that use. They are also to sell all my lands in New Jersey, reserving the same privileges. And they are also to sell all my lands and Meadows in Newtown, except what I shall give to my wife and my son William.

      I leave my wife Hannah one half of the lands and buildings hereinafter named, during her widowhood, and the other half to my son William, viz - My Mansion house and all the buildings and lot of ground they stand on, and all my lands on the east and south sides of the road that leadeth from Newtown to New York ferry except a lot I bought of John Culver, and all my lands and meadows lying on the west side of said road as far as the lower end of Smiths Island. And also my land swamp at a place called Juniper swamp, and a piece of upland and fresh meadow bounded east by Francis Morel, north by the middle ditch, west by a ditch that runs through my meadow joining to John Ketcham and Rapalye and the creek above Cars Mill. And after my wife's death my son William to have the whole, and to pay his brother Thomas and his sister Elizabeth Fish each £100.

      I leave to my sons Thomas and William all my wearing clothing. To my son Joseph a silver headed cane. To my daughter Elizabeth Fish the choice of my Negro girls. To my son William, a Negro boy. I leave to my wife Hannah one half of the rest of my movables and the remainder to be sold to pay my debts.

      I leave to my six sons Joseph, John, James, Samuel, Thomas and William a hill called Round Hill, lying between the lands of Hezekiah Howell and Thomas Coleman (in Orange County) also a piece of land lying between the brook called Perry's brook on a hill called Car Matthews, but on condition that if there be any mines or minerals on said land or lands I have sold in New York and West Jersye, they shall pay to my daughter Hannah one thirteenth of the clear profit, and also to Elizabeth Fish and the children of my deceased daughter Frances Blackwell, and the children of my deceased daughter Deborah Stringham, and to my wife, two thirteenths.

      If my son William dies without issue then his lands go to the rest of my children. My executors are to sell so much cleared land joining the lot I bought of Jonathan Culver as will make it 40 acres with that lot, and they are to sell all my upland and fresh meadows, joining to Thomas Monell on the main ditch and the road.

      The above, signed by Joseph Sackett and witnessed by Richard Hollett, Jr., James Way, Jr., and Thomas Way, was probated Oct. 22, 1755. - [Weygant, pgs 30-33]
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      1753
      Sacket, Joseph, of Newton, lately dec'd--his dwelling at Newton Landing, three farms in the precinct of Goshen, and other property to be sold by Joseph, John, James, Samuel and William Sacket, executors (10/27)
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      The New York Mercury, October 27, 1755
      To Be SOLD
      By JOSEPH, JOHN, JAMES, SAMUEL and WILLIAM SACKET, the executors of JOSEPH SACKET, of Newton, lately deceased, the dwelling-house of the said deceased, at Newton-Landing, five rooms on a floor, an entry through the same, a large kitchen joining said house, and the lot adjoining the same, containing about 12 acres, with a good stream for a mill, convenient for a country seat. Also, three farms in the precincts of Goshen, two of which are in Evens's Patent, and one in the patent of Wawayanda. The above to be sold at private sale.

      The following to be sold at publick vendue, on the 19th day of November next, at the above said dwelling house, sundry tracts and lots of land and meadows in Newton; several of said lots have wood on them and one piece of about ten or twelve acres of wood-land at Juniper-Swamp. Also, negroes, negro children', horses, cattle, houshold goods, and utensils of husbandry. The vendue to begin at 10 o'clock in the morning, and continue from day to day, till the whole is sold.


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