Sackett, Joseph

Sackett, Joseph

Male 1735 - 1757  (22 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Joseph 
    Born 18 Apr 1735 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1757  Crompond, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Presbyterian Ground, Yorktown, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7294  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2010 

    Father Sackett, Rev. Samuel,   b. 2 Mar 1712,   d. 5 Jun 1784  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Hazard, Hannah,   d. Aft 6 Jun 1784 
    Married 1734 
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F2968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Strang, Elizazabeth,   d. Unknown 
    Married 1756 
     1. Sackett, Joseph,   b. 1757,   d. 12 Feb 1817, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Dec 1757 - Crompond, Westchester, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Presbyterian Ground, Yorktown, Westchester, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Joseph Sackett, 1735-1757, of Hanover, New Haven County, Conn., was married in 1756 to Eliza Strang, daughter of Daniel Strang, of Westchester County, N. Y. Mr. Sackett, several months previous to marriage to Miss Strang, engaged in business, opening a general store at Hanover. A business letter written by him to his brother Nathaniel in New York City, contains so much of interest to the student of American History who would compare the business methods of that period with those of to-day, that it is given herewith intact.

      Hanover June 7, 1757.
      To Nathaniel Sackett at New York.

      Dear Brother:- The boat not going off as soon as I expected, I have taken some more butter, which I send with the other to you with a staff I have made for you. I believe if I had a dozen pair of spectacles they would sell pretty soon. The rum goes off briskly. The two pieces of forest cloth, the shallows, and especially the two dozen worsted caps seem to stick a hand slowly. I shall be glad if you will inform me what the skins I sent you fetch apiece, and also how much I may allow for mink skins, if you can inform yourself handily, and also whether I may take sewing thread and at what price, and you will oblige.

      Your affectionate brother
      Joseph Sackett

      P. S. - The butter I send was all in one large butter tub, two small tubs and a pail, all good fresh butter excepting that in the great tub, which is middling. I must get you to keep a memorandum of what the butter fetches or comes to. I must beg one more favor of you and that is that you will send a pair of mens glasses to me by the bearer that will about suit yourself, which a certain person desires me to send for.

      I am in haste your affectionate brother
      Joseph Sackett.

      In less than a year after date of this well preserved old letter, the young merchant was called hence. In 1893, (5009) C. H. Clark, Esq., while wandering among the graves of his kinsmen in the old burial ground adjacent to the Presbyterian Church at Crompond, Westchester County, N. Y., tarried long enough in front of one of the ancient tombstones to decipher this almost obliterated inscription:

      Here lies the body of Joseph Sackett,
      Born Apr. 18, 1735,
      and departed this life Dec. __, 1757.
      Long Island Vital Records Repository
      CD from
      Database; Cemetery Inscriptions of Westchester County, NY
      Joseph Sackett; Apr.18, 1735-Dec.1, 1757

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