Fifth Generation


329. John Anson ACKLEY458,466 was born on 27 July 1789 in Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States.5,202,382,467,468 He was elected as Marshal in June 1815 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.202,469 He belonged to Mason Concord Lodge # 15470 he was the secretary of the lodge in 1816 John was living between 1840 and 1860 in Parma, Cuyahoga , Ohio.382,421,467,468 This is taken from a book published in July 1896
"Memorial To The Pioneer Women Of The Western Reserve"
which contains write-ups about the female pioneers in townships in the Western Reserve.

Thomas ADAMS and wife settled across the road from where Mrs. Fanny INGERSOLL now resides. He was a blacksmith. His brother, David ADAMS and wife, Buelah PRINCE, purchased a part of what afterward became the John A. ACKLEY farm. These brothers came from South Amherst, Mass. In 1825.
Between 1850 and 1860 he was a Farmer in Parma, Cuyahoga , Ohio.382,467 He died on 28 December 1865 at the age of 76 in Parma, Cuyahoga , Ohio.468 John appeared in the census 1840, 1850 & 1860 in Ohio. He was an a surveyor of the Ohio Canal.471 He purchased land 422 State : OH
Document Number : 12491
Acreage : 40.00
Patentee Name : Ackley, John
Land Office : Bucyrus
Section/Township/Range : 31/3 South/13 East
Meridian/Survey Area : First Principal
Date Signed : Mar 15, 1836
State : OH
Document Number : 17016
Acreage : 40.00
Patentee Name : Ackley, John
Land Office : Bucyrus
Section/Township/Range : 24/3 South/12 East
Meridian/Survey Area : First Principal
Date Signed : Aug 10, 1837 John A. Ackley and Lorenzo Carter were half brothers and were largely
responsible for the original layout of the city of Cleveland Ohio.

1815
POPULATION, ABOUT 100

CLEVELAND VILLAGE ORGANIZED

President, Alfred Kelly.
Trustees, David Long, Nathan Perry,
Samuel Williamson.
Recorder, Horace Perry.
Treasurer, Alonzo Carter.
Marshal, John A. Ackley (half-brother
of Lorenzo Carter).
Postmaster, Ashbel Walworth.

John A Ackley, was the first Marshall of Cleveland Village


John was born in Casselton, Vermont and lived in Litchfield, Connecticut. He moved to Ohio and founded the Connecticut Land Company with Moses Cleveland. He was the first Marshall of the village of Cleveland in 1815. He was half brother to Lorenzo Carter, the first permanent white settler in Cleveland.

From a biography of his son, John M. Ackley (author unknown):

John Anson Ackley was born at Castleton, Vermont in 1789 and died in 1866. He prepared for college in Vermont and took a special course of engineering in what is now Cornell University at Ithaca, New York. He was one of the few pioneers in Northern Ohio who possessed a technical education. Coming to Ohio he located in Cleveland, then a hamlet, and when Cleveland was organized as a village he was made the first marshal. For many years he did work as an engineer on state and federal projects, including the building of the Ohio Canal and improvements on the Muskingum River to provide slack water navigation. He was asked by the United States Government to estimate the cost of building a stone pier on the east bank of the river, and the itemized statement he submitted in 1831 is now possessed by his son, John M. Ackley. He superintended the building of this pier. After his marriage he bought a tract of land in Parma Towhship, the improvements consisting of a small clearing and a log house. On this land, now known as York Road, he erected good buildings and though his professional duties kept him away much of the time his home was there until his death at the age of seventy seven. He was a member of Cleveland City Lodge No. 15 of Masons, and in 1816 served as its secretary. John A. Ackley married Miriam Emerson, who was born in the State of Maine. She died at the age of seventy years. Their children were: Mary E., John M., Solon N., Minnie E., Miriam, Elisabeth, and Sarah and Julia Ann. The daughter Miriam married J. P. Collins; Elisabeth became the wife of Burr Robbins, the circus man, and Sarah L. married Theodore M. Towl; Julia A. married Capt. Daniel W. Stearns. Solon married Cornelia Victoria James

John Anson ACKLEY and Caroline SMITH were married on 10 September 1815 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.5,472,473 They5,472,473 were divorced on 11 March 1843 in Ohio.474 Caroline SMITH475, daughter of Roswell SMITH and Mary "Polly" PRATT, was born about 1793 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.476 She died of consumption on 4 March 1853 at the age of 60 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.476,477 twin to Caroline

John Anson ACKLEY-1060 and Caroline SMITH-1061 had the following children:

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i.

Anson ACKLEY-1063.

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ii.

David ACKLEY appeared in the census in 1840 in New York, United States. He was living in 1840 in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States.271 There is reference to David being a brother of John M Ackley

847

iii.

Mary Elizabeth ACKLEY was born on 7 January 1831.468 She died on 21 January 1835 at the age of 4.468

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iv.

John Milton ACKLEY-1107.

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2nd Lt Solon Napolean ACKLEY-1130.

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Marion O (Minnie ) E. ACKLEY-1205.

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vii.

Elizabeth (Libbie) C ACKLEY-1207.

John Anson ACKLEY and Miriam EMERSON were married on 24 March 1843 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.5,382,467,468,472,473 LDS has name as Marion and marriage date as 30 Mar 1843 Miriam EMERSON, daughter of Asa EMERSON and Sally SMALL, appeared in the census between 1850 and 1860 in Ohio. She was born on 25 April 1809 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.382,467,468,478 She died on 21 February 1879 at the age of 69.468,478 Her Obituary appeared in the 478 Id#: 0000678Name: Ackley, MiriamDate: Feb. 24, 1879Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #001.Notes: Ackley- Friday, February 21, at 11 a. m., Miriam E. Ackley, widow of J. A. Mckley, aged 79 years. Funeral Monday morning, Feb. 24, at 10 o'clock, from her late residence, in Parma, Ohio. Marion is said to be related to the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

John Anson ACKLEY-1060 and Miriam EMERSON-1062 had the following children:

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i.

Sarah Lucretia ACKLEY-1209.

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ii.

Julia Ann ACKLEY-1212.