Sackett, Rev. Samuel

Sackett, Rev. Samuel

Male 1712 - 1784  (72 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Samuel 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 2 Mar 1712  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 1784  [1, 2
    Buried First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Yorktown, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I7289  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2021 

    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 Whitehead, Mercy,   b. Abt 1663,   d. Aft 1719  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1711 
     1. Sackett, Rev. Samuel,   b. 2 Mar 1712,   d. 5 Jun 1784  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F2306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hazard, Hannah,   d. Aft 6 Jun 1784 
    Married 1734 
     1. Sackett, Deborah,   b. 15 Jan 1733,   d. 17 Dec 1745  (Age 12 years)
     2. Sackett, Joseph,   b. 18 Apr 1735,   d. 1 Dec 1757, Crompond, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     3. Sackett, Nathaniel Sr.,   b. 10 Apr 1737, Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1805, Sackett Lake, Sullivan County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Sackett, Mercy,   b. 3 Mar 1739,   d. 15 Sep 1741  (Age 2 years)
     5. Sackett, Samuel,   b. 18 Jun 1741,   d. Aug 1741  (Age 0 years)
     6. Sackett, Samuel,   b. 24 May 1743,   d. 16 Sep 1745  (Age 2 years)
     7. Sackett, William,   b. 8 Jul 1744,   d. 16 Sep 1745  (Age 1 years)
     8. Sackett, Deborah,   b. 25 Oct 1746,   d. 14 Jul 1769  (Age 22 years)
     9. Sackett, Capt. Samuel,   b. 10 Jul 1749,   d. 15 Apr 1780  (Age 30 years)
     10. Sackett, Hannah,   b. 1751,   d. 22 Jun 1836, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     11. Sackett, Ebenezer,   b. 16 Oct 1753,   d. 21 Oct 1761  (Age 8 years)
     12. Sackett, James,   b. 3 Oct 1756,   d. 28 Aug 1791  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Nathaniel Sr. - 10 Apr 1737 - Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Yorktown, Westchester County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • In 1735 Mr. and Mrs. Sackett took up their residence in Orange County, N. Y., where the Sacketts and Hazards were largely interested in unimproved lands, owning many thousands of acres in what are now the towns of New Windsor, Cornwall, Woodbury, Blooming Grove and Montgomery. The young couple resided during the greater part of the first eight years of their wedded life at the foot of Storm King Mountain, near the village of Cornwall. During these, to them, not uneventful years, Mr. Sackett labored as a missionary, mainly in the towns mentioned. One of his principal preaching stations was Little Britain, where he lay the foundation of a society which is still in existence. The minutes of the Presbytery of New Brunswick show that in 1742 he was sent to preach in Westchester County - the special field assigned him being Cortland Manor, embracing North Salem, Cortland town Crompond and Somers. In 1743 he was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Society at Bedford. In 1747 to 1749 Crompond (now Yorktown ) secured his services for half the time. From 1749 to April 11 1753, he labored at Bedford. He was then settled over the church at Hanover, Conn., where he remained until 1760, when he returned to the church Crompond. In 1765 he was again at Hanover, which became the scene of his labors until after the commencement of the Revolution. A letter written by him to is son Nathaniel, at Fishkill, N. Y., dated "Hanover, Oct. 29, 1776," contains the following request: "Send us two wagons immediately to help us away with some small things before the enemy are upon us." During the long struggle for independence Mr. Sackett's position as minister at Crompond was most trying. His daughter Hannah was the wife of Stephen De Lancey, son Hon. James De Lancey: and the De Lanceys were bitter Tories. His sons were serving in the Patriot Army. His pastoral flock was divided, some were Whigs and others were Loyalists. Crompond was about midway of the distance between the outposts of the opposing armies. But he preached whenever occasion offered, not concealing the fact that his sympathies were with those of his countrymen who had determined to throw off the galling yoke of oppression. In July, 1779, the meeting house at Crompond, in which his flock assembled for worship, was destroyed by fire kindled by a body of British cavalry sent out for that especial purpose. A short time after the close of the war a new edifice was erected on the site of the burned building. And for over a century a plain tombstone has stood in the graveyard adjoining it, bearing this inscription:
      Rev. Samuel Sackett, who died June 5, 1784.
      He was a judicious, faithful, laborious
      and successful minister or Christ.
      [Weygant, p. 40-45]
      Abstracts of Wills, Vol XII, 1782-1784

      page 321-322
      Page 13.--In the name of God, Amen. This 21st day of April, 1784. I,
      SAMUEL SACKETT, of the Manor of Cortlandt, Westchester County, Minister
      of the Gospel in Christ, being weak in body. I give to my grandson,
      Joseph Sackett, my riding saddle and bridle and ten shillings. Whereas I
      am bound as security in several obligations for my son Nathaniel, for
      which he has conveyed to me by deed his farm in Dutchess County, as
      security, I therefore will my executors to sell the said farm, and
      discharge the said obligations, and return the overplus, if any, to my
      said son Nathaniel, and whereas he now is indebted to me for monies lent
      I order he pay the same to my executors. To my loving wife Hannah, her
      choice of my beds, with all my flax and wool, and the wool which shall
      be taken off my sheep this spring, my looking glass and six silver
      table-spoons. My negro woman Sill, my household goods and stock and
      moveable estate to be sold and the moneys with all my other moneys to be
      for the support of my wife so long as she shall live. I bequeath my
      library with all my books to my wife Hannah, Hannah Bauldin and James
      Sackett. To my son James, all my land in the Precinct of New Cornwell,
      Ulster County. The money remaining at the death of my wife to go one
      moiety to my daughter, Hannah Bauldin, and the other to my son James. To
      my son-in-law, Benjamin Peck, my watch, shoe and knee buckles and
      walking staff. I make my wife, my sons-in-law, Isaac Bauldin and
      Benjamin Peck, and my son James, executors.

      Witnesses, Mary Purdy, Joseph Lee, Joseph Strang, of Cortlandts Manor,
      Esquire. Proved, June 16, 1784.
      CD from
      Database; Cemetery Inscriptions of Westchester County, NY
      Place; Presbyterian Ground, Yorktown,(formerly Crompond - Tom Smith) Westchester County, NY
      Rev. Samuel Sackett; died June 5, 1784- age 72 years

  • Sources 
    1. [S2636] Presbyterian Ground, Yorktown, Westchester County, NY, William P. Horton (Reliability: 3), 13 Aug 2021.
      Sacket, Rev. Samuel, died June 5, 1784 age 72 years

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave ( (Reliability: 2), 13 Aug 2021.
      Memorial ID 36360260

      Rev Samuel Sacket
      Birth unknown
      Death 5 Jun 1784
      First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
      Yorktown, Westchester County, New York, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

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