Sackett, William W.

Sackett, William W.

Male 1765 - 1833  (67 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Sackett, William W. 
    Born 31 Aug 1765  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jul 1833  Lumberland, Sullivan, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6337  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2019 

    Father Sackett, William,   b. 27 Aug 1731,   d. 1 May 1776  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Fish, Sarah,   b. 24 Feb 1729,   d. 24 Nov 1804  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1759  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 3 children 
     1. Sackett, Samuel,   b. 29 Jan 1762,   d. 1 Oct 1763, Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Sackett, William W.,   b. 31 Aug 1765,   d. 9 Jul 1833, Lumberland, Sullivan, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Sackett, Male,   d. 1760, Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Smith, Susan,   b. 1770,   d. Unknown 
    Married 1790  [1
     1. Sackett, William Woods,   b. 27 Jan 1791,   d. 14 Jul 1836, Lumberland, Sullivan, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Sackett, Louise,   b. 22 Apr 1792,   d. Unknown, Honesdale, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sackett, Harriet,   b. 20 Apr 1793,   d. Unknown, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sackett, Nathan Smith,   b. 5 Mar 1795,   d. 15 Oct 1853, Sullivan County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Sackett, Caroline,   b. 15 Nov 1796,   d. Unknown, Unmarried Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sackett, Nicholas Fish,   b. 14 Aug 1799,   d. Unknown
     7. Sackett, Augustus Mowbray,   b. 16 Mar 1801,   d. Feb 1871  (Age 69 years)
    +8. Sackett, James W.,   b. 8 Jan 1803, Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1887, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Sackett, Sarah Case,   b. 19 Feb 1805,   d. Unknown
     10. Sackett, Susan,   b. 1 Mar 1807,   d. 24 Dec 1808  (Age 1 years)
     11. Sackett, Susan Smith,   b. 3 Mar 1809,   d. 1881  (Age 71 years)
     12. Sackett, Elisabeth Smith,   b. 15 Sep 1812,   d. Unknown
     13. Sackett, Augustus M.,   b. 1814,   d. Unknown
     14. Sackett, Charles Joseph,   b. 21 Apr 1816, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1885  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F2604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, James W. - 8 Jan 1803 - Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Charles Joseph - 21 Apr 1816 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 1833 - Lumberland, Sullivan, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Notes 
    • of Newtown, Hunting Grove, Monticello and Lumberland, all in the State of New York

      All of his immediate family wrote their names S-a-c-k-e-t-t.

      Mr. Sacket was by education and profession a civil engineer and surveyor. On leaving school he read law for a short time in the office of his stepfather, John Woods, Esq., of New York City. On reaching his majority and coming into possession of some property located within the bounds of the present County of Orange, which he had inherited for his grandfather's estate, he decided to locate in Newburgh, then the most promising village on the western bank of the central Hudson. The practice of his profession took him to all parts of the counties of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan, which were being at the time rapidly settled, mainly by former residents of Long Island. In 1793 Mr. Sacket became interested in the general store and fulling, grist and saw mills, which were being conducted by his father-in-law at Hunting Grove, and removed his family to that place, but about 1796, having been appointed Revenue Collector for the ninth division of the New York District, he re-transferred his residence to the village of Newburgh. In 1797 he was employed to survey and make a map of the town of Newburgh. This map was filed in the office of the Secretary of State at Albany, and has ever since been regarded an unimpeachable authority in all matters appertaining to boundaries of original land grants within that town, as well as of the dividing line between the present counties of Orange and Ulster. When in 1801 the Newburgh & Cochecton Turnpike Company was organized, Mr. Sacket became one of its board of directors and was employed to survey and lay out the route to be traversed. This road was of great value to Newburgh, increasing its importance as a commercial centre. While this survey Mr. Sacket became interested in several extensive tracts of timber land in Sullivan County, on one of which the closing years of his life was spent.

      During the greater part of the time from 1800 to 1813, Mr. Sacket was associated with one of his brothers-in-law in a general store at Newburgh. But in the year last named he removed to Monticello, Sullivan County, where for a considerable period he had been engaged professionally in the construction of the Narowsburgh and Sullivan Turnpike, and in the making of numerous surveys of temper lands. While residing at Monticello he erected on an extensive and heavily tembered tract he had purchased in the adjoining town of Lumberland, a commodious dwelling, with all necessary out-buildings, to which he removed with his family in 1818. After he became settled there he constructed near his house a saw mill, and engaged quite extensively in the manufacture of lumber. This with the continued practice of his profession absorbed his time, energies and attention up to within a short period of his death, in 1833. Two pocket receipt books carried by him from 1788 to 1813 have been preserved and are now (1907) the property of his grandson, William W. Sackett, who for many years was a resident of Wilkesbarre, Penn. These old receipt books contain the signatures of several hundred residents of Ulster, Orange and Sullivan Counties who were men of prominence a hundred years ago. They also contain minute genealogical tables of several generations of his ancestors and their families. These receipt books, together with available official records, the files of old Newburgh newspapers, and published histories of the counties mentioned, furnish abundant and interesting data for a more extended history of his life than available space in this volume will admit of publishing. A few extracts from the authorities mentioned, given chronologically, must of necessity suffice.

      Received of William W. Sacket, two pounds on account of surveying Lot No. 22 in the 3000 acre tract in Wawayanda Patent, it being in part.
      Jan. 7, 1792
      Elias Oldfield

      Received of W. W. Sacket ten shillings for his subscription to a school house at Robert Ross's.
      Jan. 25, 1793.
      Abram Neely.

      Received Newburgh June 6, 1798, of Wm. W. Sacket a mote of Abram Snyder's for 26 pounds; an order on David Coldon for 5 pounds, and 14 pounds in cash, in full for a negro wench named Candice, purchased from my mother Elisabeth Colden.
      Alexander Colden.

      Newburgh June 30, 1798.
      Received of Wm. W. Sacket the sum of 3 dollars in full for road taxes.
      Elnathan Foster.

      Received, Newburgh, August 27, 1798, of Wm. W. Sacket a draft on the Treasurer of the County of Orange for four dollars for assisting in the surveying of the town of Newburgh.
      James Lorimer.


      The auctioneers within the ninth division will observe by their licences that the time for which they are granted expires the last of this month. The state has taken up the regulating of sales at auction by appointing auctioneers in said division. In consequence of such regulation I am not authorized to license any in future.

      Therefore request that every auctioneer complete his returns agreeable to law and take up his bonds.
      Newburgh, NY., Sept. 21, 1798.
      William W. Sacket,
      Collector of Revenue.

      P. S. - As there is no auctioneer in this part of the country at present but myself, it will be necessary for those making vendues to consult the auctioneer before they appoint the day of sale, as it may happen to be on the days when he is previously engaged and they be in consequence thereof disappointed.
      Wm. W. Sacket, Auctioneer.


      All owners of stills within the ninth division of the district of New York must make entry thereof in writing at this office between the last day of May and the first day of July agreeable to law or forfeit 250 dollars.

      The law requires that all distillers and all places where distilled spirits are deposited shall have the following words written over the door "Distiller of Spirits." This and every other duty the law requires, is expected to be complied with under penalty annexed thereto.

      It must be observed that no new license will be given per this until the duties in arrears are paid.
      Newburgh, May 28, 1799.
      Wm. W. Sacket, Collector of Revenue.

      N. B. -- The office of the Inspector is removed to the house next forth of Benjamin Smiths, on the hill back of the village of Newburgh.
      Conveyancing and surveying will be done at the moderate price, at short notice.

      Received Newburgh June 8, 1799 of Messrs Sacket & Smith their note of hand for one hundred and twenty six 760100 dollars, which when paid will be in full for nails, shovels and hollow ware sold them this day.
      Appollas B. Leonard.

      Recieived Newburgh Dec. 13, 1799, of William W. Sacket, forty dollars on accound of a negro man named Will, sold him 27
      November, last.
      Cad. R. Golden.

      Received Newburgh Mar. 20, 1800, of Wm. W. Sacket two pounds 15 shilling in full for bombs for Sacket & Smith.
      Uriah Brett.

      Will be sold without reserve on Tuesday, the 14th February next, at twelve o'clock on the premises, a lot of land with a house, barn and still house thereon, containing two acres, joining Van Dusers Mills in Hunting Grove, and about 8 acres of wood land within one mile of said lot.

      And on Wednesday the fifteenth, at the house of Thomas Gardner in the Village of Newgurgh at two o'clock P. M. a house and lot (eighty by one hundred corner lot) on Smith Street, also a lot fifty by one hundred on said streed, also lot no Eighty-three, a ten acre lot in the Village of New Windsor. Good title will be executed forsame and terms of payment made known on said day
      January 23, 1804
      Wm. W. Sacket.
      Sacket, William W.
      Year: 1820; State: NY; County: Orange; Township: Deer Park
      Roll: M33_64 Page: 275 Image: 277
      Census: 101 411 - 112 11

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, ( (Reliability: 2), 16 Nov 2019.
      Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 106 : 1913

      Mrs. Maude Stanton Jacbos, #105721

      Born in Sullivan County, New York
      Wife of William Frank Jacobs, M.D.
      Descendant of Nathan Smith, as follows:

      1. Horace H. Stanton (1857-89) m. 1883 Mary E. Stone (b. 1866).
      2. George G. Stanton (1832-95) m. 1856 Susan E. Sackett.
      3. James W. Sackett (1803-1887) m. 1834 Nancy Beers (1815-90).
      4. William W. Sackett (1765-1833) m. 1790 Susan Smith (b. 1771)
      5. Nathan Smith m. Susan Mackintosh.

      Nathan Smith (1746-98) was a member of the State Legislature of New York, 1777-93. He was born in Huntington, L.I.; died in New York City.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

Home Page |  What's New |  Most Wanted |  Surnames |  Photos |  Histories |  Documents |  Cemeteries |  Places |  Dates |  Reports |  Sources