Capt. Joseph Sackett

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Capt. Joseph Sackett

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Birthplace: Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: September 23, 1719 (63)
Newtown, Queens County, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Sackett and Sarah Woodward
Husband of Elizabeth Sackett; Anna Sackett and Mercy Sackett
Father of Simon Sackett; Anna Moore; Judge Joseph Sackett; Anna Moore; Elizabeth Moore and 7 others
Brother of Samuel Sackett 2
Half brother of Nathaniel Woodward and Margaret Helen Burroughs

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About Capt. Joseph Sackett

Joseph made his will in Newtown, Queens CountyG, on 20 September 1719, naming as beneficiaries his wife Mercy, his sons Samuel, Joseph, Richard, John and William, his daughters Sarah, Patience, Abigail and Anne, and the children of his late daughter Elizabeth. The will was proved on 22 December 1719. He left specified lands in Newtown to each of his children, and land in Hopewell and Maidenhead, New Jersey, to his children jointly, his eldest son Joseph to have a double share. He left his mansion, with its adjoining garden, orchards, and lands, to his youngest son Samuel.

References

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "7. Joseph Sackett, b. Feb. 23, 1656, d. Sept. 23, 1719; m. 1st, Elizabeth Betts."
  2. James Riker, The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New-York: containing Its History from its first Settlement, D Fanshaw, New York (1852), 345, "1. Joseph Sackett, son of Simon 2d, was b. at Springfield, Feb. 23, 1656. Left fatherless at a tender age, it is probable he was taken into the family of his grandfather Bloomfield, and accompanied the latter on his removal to Newtown in 1662. However, Sackett was here in 1674, and for many years enjoyed a prominent standing in the town.
  3. By his own exertions and favor shown him by his bachelor uncle, Daniel Bloomfield, he accumulated a large estate in Newtown and elsewhere. He m. thrice; first, Elizabeth dau. of Capt. Rich. Betts; secondly, Anna ---, and lastly to Mercy, widow of Thos. Betts, Esq., who survived him. Capt. Sackett d. near the close of 1719, in his 64th yr. His ch. were Simon, Joseph, Richard, John, William, Samuel, Elizabeth and Sarah, who, in succession, m. Jos. Moore; Anna, m. Benjamin Moore; Abigail, m. John Alsop; and Patience, who m. John Lawrence."
  4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEHGS, Boston, vol. 18 (1864): 143, Springfield Records, "Joseph Sackett s. of Lyman [sic] Sackett borne the 23 of ye 12 mon. 1655. [Lyman is corrected to Symon in Register 87 (1933): 302.]
  5. Vital Records, Springfield, Massachusetts, to 1850, Book 1, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1638–1728, "Joseph Sackett Sonne of Symon Sackett Borne the 23 of the .12. mon 1655."
  6. Vital Records, Springfield, Massachusetts, to 1850, Hampshire Records, Springfield Birthes, "Joseph Sackett Son of Symon Sackett born the 23th of 12th mon: 1655."
  7. Marriage date assumed from date of birth of first child.
  8. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEHGS, Boston, vol. 55 (1901): 300.
  9. "Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700", database, American Ancestors, "Joseph [Sackett] (1656–1719) & 1/wf Elizabeth (___) ; Newtown, LI. "
  10. "New York, Marriages, 1686–1980", database, FamilySearch, "1711, Prebyterian Church, Newtown, Queens, New York, Joseph Sackett & Massah Betts."
  11. Records of the Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., received into membership, "1708, Joseph Sackett, Sr."
  12. Records of the Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., received into membership, "1708–1724, Mercy Sackett."
  13. Hunterdon [NJ] County Records 1701-1838, "Indenture dated 23 April 1711...Joseph Sacket of Newtown on Long Island in the province of New York for the love, good will and affection....for my beloved son, Simon Sacket of Hopewell, Burlington County deeds to him 288 acres in Hopewell bounded by the Delaware River, Richard Scudder, and Zebulon Heston. Signed. Witnesses: Ralph Hunt, Elizabeth Laning (with her mark) and Hanah Laning (with her mark). Recorded: 5 June 1718." [Page 18, No. 462].

Captain Joseph Sackett, son of Simon Sackett and Sarah Bloomfield, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on 23 February 1655/56.1,2,3,4,5 He died aged 63 in Long Island, New York State, on 23 September 1719.

He married first before 1678, Elizabeth Betts, daughter of Capt Richard Betts and Joanna ___. He married second between 1700 and 1710, Anna ___.He married third at Newtown, Long Island, in 1711,

Mercy (Whitehead) Betts, daughter of Daniel Whitehead and Abigail Stephenson. Mercy was the widow of Capt Thomas Betts, a brother of Joseph's first wife Elizabeth.

Joseph was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Newtown in 1708. The Mercy Sackett listed as a member sometime between 1708 and 1724 was presumably his wife.
On 23 April 1711, Captain Joseph "for the love, goodwill, and affection for my beloved son" gave to his son Simon 288 acres of land in Hopewell, bordering on the Delaware River.  Joseph made his will in Newtown, Queens County, on 20 September 1719, naming as beneficiaries his wife Mercy, his sons Samuel, Joseph, Richard, John and William, his daughters Sarah, Patience, Abigail and Anne, and the children of his late daughter Elizabeth. The will was proved on 22 December 1719. He left specified lands in Newtown to each of his children, and land in Hopewell and Maidenhead, New Jersey, to his children jointly, his eldest son Joseph to have a double share. He left his mansion, with its adjoining garden, orchards, and lands, to his youngest son Samuel.

Source: Sackett Family Genealogy website

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Capt. Joseph Sackett's Timeline

1656
February 23, 1656
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1678
1678
Newtown, Long Island, New York
1680
1680
Newtown, Long Island, New York
1680
1681
1681
Queens County, Province of New York
1683
1683
Newtown, Queens County, New York
1686
1686
1688
1688
Newtown, Queens County, New York
1689
1689
Newtown, Long Island, New York, United States