Sackett, Hannah

Sackett, Hannah

Female 1751 - 1836  (85 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Hannah 
    Born 1751 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Jun 1836  Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pompey Hill Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7428  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 
     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, 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)
     
    Family ID F2968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 De Lancey, Stephen,   d. 6 May 1796 
    Married 1768 
    • 1 _MEND Divorce


      Hannah Sackett, was married in year 1768, to Stephen De Lancey, from whom she secured a legal separation during the early part of the Revolutionary period.
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F3018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Baldwin, Maj. Isaac Jr.,   b. 12 Nov 1753, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1818, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1779 
    Children 
     1. Baldwin, Samuel Sackett,   b. 22 Oct 1781, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1854, LaFayette, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Baldwin, Isaac,   b. 4 Feb 1784,   d. 27 Jan 1844, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Baldwin, Ann,   b. 19 Dec 1786, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1872, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Baldwin, James Henry,   b. 25 Jun 1788,   d. 1811, Unmarried Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     5. Baldwin, Charles Augustus,   b. 23 May 1790,   d. 14 Mar 1818, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F3019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Baldwin, Samuel Sackett - 22 Oct 1781 - Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Baldwin, Ann - 19 Dec 1786 - Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1836 - Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pompey Hill Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Hannah Sackett, at the date of her marriage to Stephen De Lancy, was not yet seventeen years of age, was possessed of an attractive presence and unusual force of character. She soon won the confidence and respect of her husband's aristocratic kinsfolk, with whom she became and bid fair long to remain a special favorite. But the Revolution came with civil war and its attending woes.

      The following incident in the life of Hannah Sackett De Lancey is given in the McDonald Manuscripts, and has been printed in "History of Westchester County," and other works, but will bear repeating in this connection:

      "This lady mounted on a fine bay horse was endeavoring to escape from the burning of the meeting house by the British in July (should be June), 1779, when she was overtaken about a mile north of Crompond by some of the enemy's cavalry, who robbed her of her shoe buckles and ear rings and requested her to dismount. She refused, exclaiming, "Is this the way you treat unprotected females? I will inform your superiors. Where is your commander?" On his appearing she informed him she was the wife of Stephen De Lancey, and, added, "Is this the proper treatment for her? I demand an escort to a place of safety." The British officer on hearing the De Lancey's name granted her request. She carefully abstained from telling him she was the daughter of Mr. Sackett, the Whig Presbyterian minister at Crompond."

      According to family tradition the shoe buckles above referred to were a present from her sister-in-law, Miss Sookey De Lancey, and there are recorded facts which indicate very strongly that Miss Sookey, and her mother as well, sympathized in the great struggle then pending, with the Patriots rather than with the Royalists.

      At the outbreak of the Revolution the Sacketts, with but few exceptions, promptly espoused the Patriot cause, and the brothers of Mrs. Stephen De Lancey were among the very first young men of Westchester County to take up arms in defence of what they believed to be their inalienable rights and outraged liberties. The De Lanceys, with equal unanimity, remained loyal to King George, who had conferred upon their family numerous Royal favors, and to whom nearly every male member of nature age had repeatedly sworn allegiance. From the commencement of hostilities the Sacketts of Westchester took an active part in the recruiting, arming and organizing of Patriot volunteers. Several of the De Lanceys held commissions in the Royal army and played conspicuous parts in the forming and commanding of Loyalist legions.

      The home of Rev. Samuel Sackett, the Whig Presbyterian minister of Crompond, was but a few miles distant from the Manor House of this Tory son-in-law, Stephen De Lancey, of North Salem. The outposts of the British were established but a few miles to the southward. The advance lines of the Americans were but a few miles to the northward. And the intervening country, miscalled neutral ground, was speedily overrun by marauding bands; first from one side and then from the other. The Royalists destroying or carrying off the property of the Whigs, and the Patriots destroying or carrying off the property of the Tories. On all sides respect and confidence gave place to hatred and distrust. The warmest of friends became the bitterest of enemies. Families were scattered, homes were broken up, and the days that tried the souls of men were at hand.

      Word reached the De Lanceys at the Manor that Capt. Samuel Sackett, the favorite brother of Mrs. Stephen De Lancey, who had accompanied Montgomery in his campaign into Canada, had, after being promoted for gallantry in action, been severely wounded. And again that Nathaniel Sackett, another brother, who was a delegate to the Provisional Congress and an active member of its "Committee for Defeating Conspiracies Against the Liberty of America," was causing the arrest and imprisonment of outspoken Tories of high social standing. Meantime word reached the family of Rev. Samuel Sackett at the Manse, that his son-in-law, Stephen De Lancey, was in close and secret communication with the British commander, and that bands of Tories, led by members of the De Lancey family, were arresting and dragging off to prison outspoken Patriots. As a direct result of this deplorable state of affairs there came about an estrangement between Hannah Sackett and her husband which soon led to a legal separation. - [Weygant, pages 90-92]
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      Hill Top (Pompey Hill) Cemetery, Pompey, NY
      Baldwin, Hannah Sackett d. June 22, 1836, ae. 84, w/o Isaac


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