During the Revolutionary War, Sackett was a soldier and was credited with service in regiments commanded by Colonels Field and Luddington.

Colonel Field commanded the Third Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia in New York State, and Colonel Luddington commanded the Seventh Regiment.

Sackett died in Frederickstown, Steuben County, New York, on July 25, 1805, and Prudence died October 5, 1808, in Steuben County, New York. They were buried in the Weston-Wood Farm Cemetery, Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York.

The John Sackett Chapter, NSDAR, is based in Redford, Michigan. The chapter was organized November 8, 1941, at Botsford Inn in Farmington Township. There were 18 organizing members present, 10 of whom were descendants of the man whose name the chapter bears.

The name, John Sackett, was considered quite appropriate for this chapter because the Sacketts were among the first settlers in Redford and played an important part in the development of the town.