Saturday, January 28, 2012

Surname Saturday - Ackley

This past Tombstone Tuesday, I introduced ancestors in my Ackley line.

Daniel Ackley was born in 1799 in Delaware County, New York.  His likely parents were Jacob Ackley and Phoebe Jenkins.  Daniel married his wife Rachel Phelps about 1819, probably in Ohio where Rachel's family were located.  In 1820, the were enumerated in Phelps Twp, Madison, Ohio.  They went back to Wayne County, New York by 1830, and eventually settled in Shiawassee Town, Shiawassee, Michigan by 1840.

Daniel and Rachel had the following children:

Hiram,  m Mary Wallace
Francis,  m Amanda Vaughn
Nancy,  m William Frederick
James,  m Jane Jackson
Hannah,  m Orra Cook
Sarah Jane,  m David See, Andrew Snyder

After his wife Rachel died in 1844, Daniel married Nancy Martha Secord. Their children were:

Melvina
Alonzo

Other Ackley and Phelps families lived in the Laingsburg, Shiawassee County area.

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