1762 - Abt 1833 (71 years)
||Sackett, James |
||14 Jan 1762
||Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA 
||Abt 1 Sep 1833
||Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
||9 siblings |
||Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
||26 Feb 2015 |
||Sackett, Joseph, b. 11 Feb 1724, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. Aft 7 Mar 1768 (Age 44 years) |
||Budson, Hannah, d. Unknown |
||28 Apr 1751
||Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
- Vital Records of Greenwich, CT
Joseph, of Greenwich, m Hannah BUDSON, dau Thomas, of North Castle, Westchester Co., N.Y., Apr 28, 1751, by Rev Samuel Sackett of Bedford
||10 children |
| ||1. Sackett, Capt. Richard, b. 7 Jun 1754, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. 24 Nov 1827 (Age 73 years)|
| ||2. Sackett, Thomas, b. 31 Jan 1756, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. 27 Feb 1763, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Age 7 years)|
| ||3. Sackett, Joseph, b. 2 Nov 1758, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. Aft 1 Sep 1833 (Age 74 years)|
| ||4. Sackett, Solomon, b. 4 Jan 1760, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. 1794, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Age 33 years)|
| ||5. Sackett, Lt. James, b. 14 Jan 1762, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. Abt 1 Sep 1833, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA (Age 71 years)|
| ||6. Sackett, Nathaniel, b. 8 Oct 1763, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. 1812, Bedford, Westchester County, New York, USA (Age 48 years)|
| ||7. Sackett, Deborah, b. 4 Feb 1765, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. 20 Feb 1765, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Age 0 years)|
| ||8. Sackett, Samuel, b. 4 Aug 1766, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. Unknown|
| ||9. Sackett, Daniel, b. 23 Sep 1768, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA , d. Unknown|
| ||10. Sackett, Hannah, b. Abt 1775, d. Bef Jun 1842 (Age ~ 67 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Vital Records of Greenwich, CT
Sackett, James, b. Jan 14, 1762
of Westchester County, N. Y.
served during the war of the Revolution and for fifteen years after the declaration of peace as a private soldier and a commissioned officer in 2d Westchester County Regiment. Throughout the greater part of his long term he served under his cousin, Richard Sackett, who during the war was the Captain of his Company, and after the war commanded the Regiment in which he for five years served as Adjutant. [Weygant, pgs 71; 128-129]
Was named with his brother Joseph as one of the executors of the will of their brother Nathaniel. The will was dated; Bedford, Westchester County, N. Y., Mar. 13, 1812
Abstract of Pension File of James Sackett:
Sackett, James, NY Line, S7449, Soldier was born in 1762 at Greenwich in Fairfield Co., CT, Soldier lived at Bedford in Westchester Co., NY at time of enlistment and he lived there after the Rev. War then moved to Skaneateles in Onondaga Co., NY and in 1826 he moved to Syracuse, NY where he applied 10 Apr 1833. [Source: Abstractions of Rev. War Pension Files; page 2994]
PROPERTY SALES BY DATE OF RECORDING
TOWN OF TULLY: 1791-1819
Smith, Catalina, Philip to J. Sacket 1807 (F,579) lot 9
Sacket, James to D. Meeker 1808 (G,371) lot 9
Childs, Evander, Mary to J. Sackett 1814 (O,552) lot 31+
TOWN OF MANLIUS , ONONDAGA CO., NY: 1810-1819
Hoffman, Joseph O. to J. Sackett 1815 (P,462) lot 61
Sanger, Jedediah to J. Sacket 1812 (M,70) lot 61
PROPERTY SALES BY DATE OF RECORDING
TOWN OF MANLIUS, ONONDAGA CO., NY: 1830-1839
Sackett, James to J. Rowley 1832 (WW,92) lot 61
Sackett, James to G. Cross 1832 (WW,93) lot 61
Sackett, James to A. Wilson et al. 1832 (WW,139) lot 61
SKANEATELES, HISTORY OF ITS EARLIETS SETTLEMENT AND REMINISCENCES OF LATER TIMES BY EDMUND NORMAN LESLIE, 1902
HISTORY OF SKANEATELES.
JAMES SACKETT- James Sackett was a remarkable character in his time. It is said that he came to Skaneateles with about forty thousand dollars, and, being a bachelor, lived a life of leisure. His residence, which he purchased of John Briggs, still stands, in a remodeled form, near the lake-shore, west of the bridge in the village (now the Frederick Shear place). Irritable and profane, he was Isaac Sherwood's equal, and for several years occasionally moved his barn to and from in front of Sherwood's tavern. On one occasion, it is said, he tore a chimney down to get a cricket out. James Sackett afterward removed to Syracuse and became a large landowner there. In a foot-note of the "Onondaga Centennial" is the following description of James Sackett:
"Mr. Sackett was a very peculiar and eccentric bachelor. His tastes in dress were very singular, and he often wore a frock coat reaching mostly to his heels, a wide-brimmed hat with a veil over his face. He usually traveled about in a dilapidated sulky, with a top patched up in varied colors. When he was on foot, he carried a large umbrella, with a white patch on top. When he was ready to build on his property, he contracted for a house twenty-two by forty feet in size. As the contractor did not come and build as agreed, Sackett bargained with another man to do the same work, and the structure was immediately erected. Before it was finished, the first contractor came with timers, etc., for the performance of his contract. Although Mr. Sackett was not bound to fulfil his agreement with this man, he said to him, "Here, put it up at the end of this one." Of course he then had a house twenty-two by eighty feet. With all his peculiarities he was a well-disposed person, correct and prompt in business matters. At his death his estate was worth $150,000. A part of his estate was land embracing and surrounding the side of the Cathedral. This land, or a part of it, was covered with a pleasant grove, the possession of which greatly delighted Mr. Sackett. One morning he arose to find nothing left of it but the stumps of the trees, which had been mostly sawed off and marked with white chalk. The afflicted ownere made desperate efforts to learn who among his enemies did the deed, but he never succeeded." - [Supplied by Kari Rhoel]
EARLY SKANETELES REAL ESTATE VALUES COMPARED WITH SYRACUSE REAL PROPERTY VALUES-
James Sackett during the early part of the nineteenth century was the owner of all the lands in this village south of the Seneca Turnpike road and east of the outlet of the lake, on which are now the business stores of this village. He also owned many acres in the western portion of this village, including the present Fred. Shear property, on which Sackett had his residence, succeeding the John Briggs tavern. Sackett afterward removed to the village of Syracuse, where he invested largely in real estate. Soon after his assuming his residence there, he had as his family physician Dr. Mather Williams, who was one of the earliest physicians in Syracuse. Dr. Williams' services, which was not very extravagant in those early days, was finally settled by Dr. Williams receiving from his patient a tract of land out over James Street hill. It was then not very valuable, nor did it give promise of becoming one of the home districts of the village. Dr. Williams was a gentleman of the old school, suave and courteous, who always affected the latest mode of dress, and was never seen without th ruffled shirt-front and high-stock collar.
MEMORIAL HISTORY OF SYRACUSE, N.Y.
FROM ITS SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME
Edited by Dwight H. Bruce, 1891 (extracted)
THE EARLY OCCUPANTS OF "ROBBER'S ROW".
On the Salina street side of this block (82) were in 1824 the dwellings of Dr. Colvin, _____Lewis (a brother-in-law of Sterling Cossitt) and James Sackett, the latter a very eccentric and peculiar old bachelor. "In 1824," says Mr. Cheney, "he contracted with a man to build him a house about 22 x 40 feet. The contractor did not come and put up the house as he agreed. He then contracted with another builder to put up the same kind of a house, which was immediately done. While the second contractor was finishing the first house, the first contractor came with the second house. Although Mr. Sackett was under no obligation to accept the house, he said to the builder, "Here, put it up at the end of this one." Of couse he had a house 22 x 80 feet. He had a rough board fence put around the lot, which was entered by a gate swinging on a post in the cneter." Mr. Sackett had also singular tastes in the matter of dress. He wore a frock coat reaching down to his heels, a wide brimmed hat with a large veil over his face. Such an outfit on a tall, fleshless man like Mr. Sackett, made him an object of notice to every person. He always hired masons to fill his ice houses, so that the work should be well done. He usually traveled about the country in an old rickety sulky, with a patched top of various colors, drawn by a splendid hors. Whenever he went on foot he carried an old umbrella with a large white patch on top. But with all his oddities he was a well disposed man, and correct and prompt in business matters. He died possessed of an estate valued at $150,000.
In 1827...........all north of that to Willow street was still owned and occupied by James Sackett....
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS IN ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1791-1841
James Sackett Syracuse
Aug 28; 1833 recorded Dec 2 1833
Niece, Catherine Sackett
sister-in-law Tabitha Sackett (Widow of my late brother, Richard Sackett, deceased.)
Niece Betsy Coggswell and her family
Servant Joseph Barton 50 acres of land on my lot #18 in town of Hannibal
Extrs-Niece Catherine Sackett
Friends, B. Davis Noxon of Syracuse, Daniel Kellogg, Freeborn G. Jewett
My books commonly called "Military Books" which relate to the military lands.
Wit:-Elijah Phillips of Syracuse, George W. Samson 2nd
Testator died "on or abouth the 1st day of Sept 1833 he leve no widow, father or mother
him surviving but left Joseph Sackett of the State of Conn.
Hannah Betts: Daniel Betts: Philo Betts of State of Conn
(Caroline Ferris of State of Conn.
(Wife of Gideon Ferris Mary Wood wife of Thomas Wood
Henrietta Sherwood wife of
John M. Sherwood Co of Cayuga this State.
James Sacket: Joseph Sackett Jr. Wm. Sackett of the City of N.Y.
Fanny Raymond wife of Henry Raymond of Co. of Westchester, this State
Also a son of Nthaniel Sackett Christian name not able to state but a resident of City of N.Y.
Tabitha Sackett of the County of Tioga this State
Catherine Sackett: Louisanna Blanchard widow of _____? Blanchard of Co of Tioga this State
Elizabeth F.S. Coggswell of sd town of Salina wife of Z. (Ziba) W. Coggswell:
Richard Raymond: Chas.
Raymond: Mary Elizabeth Raymond: Thos Raymond:
Daniel Raymond all of the Co. of Tioga
Chas Latt?Marsh: Edward Salt? Marsh of State of Mo. all of whom are of full age except Daniel: Richard: Chas and Mary Elizabeth Raymond who are minors
under 21 yrs of age
and Elijah Philips of Salina is gdn ad litem.