Seventh Generation


3086. 27 August 1861 as a Comm Sergeant2Lt Chauncey Clark ACKLEY1481,1486,2593 Enlisted Troy, Bradford , Pennsylvania in Co. F, 11th Pa V C581,583,925,2593 He was born on 6 September 1840 in East Groton, Tompkins, New York.51,434,765,916,917,1481,1483,1484,1486,2593 He was dicharged from the military on 13 December 1862 in Virginia581,925,2593 disability discharge On 7 September 1864Chauncey Enlisted Westfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania in Co. D, 207th Pa. V. I.583,2593 as a 2nd Lieutenant
Wounded at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865 He was dicharged from the military on 31 May 1865 2593,2605 mustered out with company, May 31, 1865 He received a military pension on 29 December 1866 in for service during the Civil War in the Pennsylvania Infantry, Regiment: 207, Company: D583 Chauncey was living in 1870 in Clymer, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.916 living with parents 1870 On 22 July 1870 he was an a farmer in Clymer, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.916 He appeared in the following News Article from the Wellsboro Agitator on 10 May 1881 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States Two barns belonging to Mr C C Ackley were burned in Clymer township on the 27th ultimo. The buildings contained 63 tons of hay, two wagons and a quantity of farming tools. The loss was about half covered by insurance. Incendiarism was undoubtedly the cause of the fire.. Chauncey appeared in the following News Article from the Wellsboro Agitator on 16 December 1890 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States Mr C C Ackley, of Sabinsville, recently shot a white owl that measured 51/2 feet from tip to tip of its outspread wings. Marriage announcement for MARRIED: Westfield, PA., Jan 3, 1895 by W. H. Parsons Esq., Captain C.C. Ackley & Miss Mary Higgins both of Sabinsville, PA Tues Jan 16, 1895. The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, PA He died from Pneumonia on 9 February 1898 at the age of 57 in Clymer, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.51,583,765,1483,1486 He appeared in the following News Article from the Wellsboro Agitator on 5 October 1898 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
Claims she is Chancy Ackley's widow.
There was a sensation at Sabinsville
The other day when Miss Gennie Hamlin announced that she was the only true and lawful widow of the late Chancy Ackley, and that she proposed to bring suit to recover what she claims is her rightful share of his estate. The general opinion is that this is a case of blackmail; but, on the other hand, it is asserted that further developments in the matter will be rich and racy, and that the testimony will make one of the most sensational cases on record in this region.
Mr Ackley died February 9, 1898 and he left a widow of very unique conditions..
No one ever mistrusted that he had married anyone but the woman whom he lived at the time of his death. His widow, who was Miss Mary Higgins, of Clymer, is said to be nearly distracted over the claim made by the other woman. Chauncey appeared in the following News Article from the Brooklyn Eagle on 3 January 1901 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States WILL

Wellsboro, Pa., January 3 - The discovery of a marriage certificate in a compartment of an old valise is likely to bring to an end the contest over the will of the late Chauncey C Ackley, who died three years ago, leaving an estate valued at $40,000. A widow and one son were Ackley's only known survivors. A few days after his death, however, Jennie Hamlin, a school teacher of Clymer Township, presented herself and claimed to have been married Ackley at Elmira, N.Y. in 1893. She was unable to prove her claim and her suit against the estate was decided against her. He appeared in the following News Article from the Fort Wayne Sentinel on 4 January 1901 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States FOUND IN AN OLD VALISE
THE CERTIFICATE PROVING A MARRIAGE

A Will Contest in Pennsylvania is to be Reopened- Large Estate is at Stake

Wellsboro, Pa., Jan. 4.- The discovery of a marriage certificate in a compartment of an old valise is likely to bring to an end the contest over the will of the late Chauncey C Ackley, who died three years ago, leaving an estate valued at $40,000. A widow and one son were Ackley's only known survivors. A few days after his death, however, Jennie Hamlin, a schoolteacher of Clymer Township, presented herself and claimed to have been married to Ackley at Elmira, N. Y. in 1893. She was unable to prove her claim and her suit against the estate was decided against her.


At a sewing bee held at the Hamlin home a valise long out of use was brought into requisition as a receptacle for carpet rags. The long-missing certificate was discovered by one of the party, it proclaims the marriage of Chauncey C. Ackley and Miss Jennie Hamlin by a justice of the peace on February 14, 1893. The case is to have another hearing. He appeared in the following News Article from the Wellsboro Agitator on 29 April 1903 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States Notice in Partition

In the« matter of the partition of the real estate
of C. C. ACKLEY, late of Clymer town-
hip Tioga county deceased.
To Charles Ackley. of Ellinsburg, Washington; Ida Mattison and L. B. Mattison, her Husband, of Jamestown N Y; Myra Reynolds and Ira Reynolds, her husband, of Deposit, N. Y.,and all other heirs at law of C. C. Ackley, deceased
You are hereby notified that at Orphans'
Court held at Wellsboro in and for said county.
On the 10th day of March 1903 the petition of
Mary A Ackley was presented. representing
that on September 1, 1902, she presented a petition
to said Court representing that she was the lawful widow of CHAUNCEY C. ACKLEY,
late of Clymer township. deceased, who died on
February 11th, 1808, seized of considerable real
estate therein fully described which he devised to Verge E Sweazey and Charnels H Sweazey as trustees to hold for the term of twenty years upon the trust therein stated;
that said decedent left to survive him one child only,
Margaret May-Ackley, a minor, of whom petitioner is guardian.
That thereupon the court directed a writ of partition to be issued to E E Watrons, A R Nilee and E H Owlett, Commissioners, who made report to said Court that they were
unable to divide and part the said land so as to set over to Mary A Ackley, widow an equal one third without injury to or spoiling the, and that they had valued
and appraised the several parcels or pieces as therein stated: whereupon the Court made a decree requiring that the parties in interest should be made parties to the proceedings before further proceedings had thereon.

Said petitioner also set forth the names and addresses of the above and other collateral heirs of said C C Ackley, deceased, and prayed that a citation might be awarded to said heirs requiring them to appear in Court and show cause why the part ion and proceedings therein should not be amended by adding thereto the names of several collateral heirs, etc., whereupon the court made the following order;
“ And now, March 19, 1903 upon reading the within petition citation is awarded as prayed for. Notice to be given to parties interested and not voluntarily appearing resident within the Commonwealth, as directed by law, and notice on such parties interested not resident within the Commonwealth by advertisement in one weekly newspaper published in Wellsboro, Pa., for three successive weeks prior to next term of court, and by mailing a copy of each of such newspapers to the last known place of residence of such non resident parties. Returnable on the first day of next term.”
You are therefore hereby notified to appear at the Orphans Court held at Wellsboro in and for said county on the 23rd day of May A D 1903, and show cause in accordance with said order of the Orphans Court.
Fran Van Durn
April 39 Chauncey was buried in Ackley Cemetery, Clymer Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.51,924,1483 He appeared in the census 1850, 1860 & 1870 in Pennsylvania. He served in the military Civil War in F Co. 11th Cav Reg. PA.51,581,583,924,1481,1483,2605 also listed with D 207th Regt. Pennsylvania Vo lMustered Out at Alexandria, VA on 31 May 1865 Biography of1484 CHANCY C. ACKLEY, son of Roswell Ackley, was born in Groton City, New York, September 6, 1840, and was eight years old when his parents came to Tioga county. He was educated in the common schools and Union Academy and commenced life as a teacher, which vocation he followed for three years. He then engaged in farming, buying and selling stock, and various other occupations at different periods. On August 24, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, entering the service as a sergeant. In December, 1862, he was honorably discharged. In the fall of 1863, he assisted in raising an independent battery of 180 men, which, however, was afterward disbanded, by order of Adjutant-General Russell. In August, 1864, he recruited forty men for Company D, Two Hundred and Seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was commissioned second lieutenant of said company September 2, 1864. He was mustered out of the service May 31, 1865. During his first term he participated in all the battles of the Peninsular Campaign, as a member of the Eleventh Cavalry, and thence in Norfolk, Virginia, and through to North Carolina. During his second term of service, he was in command of the picket-line along the James river, and received the thanks of his general for giving warning of an expected attack by the rebels in front of Owlett House battery. He was also in the battles of Stony Creek, hatcher’s Run, and fort Steadman. In the last battle he charged ahead of his company, and took five prisoners himself. He was severely wounded in the head, back and right arm at Petersburg, from the effects of which wounds he still suffers. Mr. Ackley was married January 3, 1895, to Mary A. Higgins, a daughter of Thomas Higgins, of Clymer township. He is a member of H. C. Ackley Post, No. 469, G. A. R., of Sabinsville, and in politics, an ardent Republican.

Chauncey C Ackley rendered distinguished service during the civil war. Having come to Tioga county with his father when a boy of eight years old, he acquired an education in the local schools, became a teacher, then a farmer and stock dealer, and at the outbreak of the civil war enlisted in the Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, as a sergeant. He was honorably discharged, after which he raised an independent battery which was subsequently disbanded. He was afterwards commissioned
second lieutenant of a company which he himself recruited, and was finally mustered out of service at the close of the war, having been actively engaged in all the battles of the Peninsular campaign and rendered distinguished services in Virginia and North Carolina. He was severely wounded at Petersburg, bearing the effects of the injury for the remainder of his life. He married Mary A. Higgins, daughter of Thomas Higgins, of Clymer township; he was a Republican, and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Lieut. Chauncey C. Ackley

A son of Roswell and Almira (Southworth) Ackley, both now deceased, and was born Sept. 6, 1840, in East Groton, Tompkins Co., N. Y., coming to Tioga Co., Pa., with his parents when eight years of age. He was living in Clymer twp., this county, at the time of his enlistment from Troy, Bradford Co., Pa., Aug. 27, 1861, as Sergt. _________ Co. F, 11th Pa. V. C. Nov., 1862, he was confined in hospital at ________, Va., about six weeks with fever, chronic diarrhea and rheumatism, receiving an honorable discharge from there dec. 13, 1862. ______ remaining at home a little over one year he re-enlisted Aug. 24, ___ at Westfield, Pa., in Co. D, 207th Pa. V. I., as 2nd Lieutenant; ___ participated in the Peninsular Campaign, on scouting, skirmishing ___ the Cav. Service, Bermuda Hundred, Charge on Ft. Steedman and _____ assault on Petersburg; at the latter conflict April 2, 1865, he ____ injured and captured but not confined in prison; this injury was caused by explosion of a shell, rendering him insensible, for which ______ was sent to City Point Hospital, where he remained twenty days, and was honorably discharged from his second enlistment at the close of the war; May 31, 1865; his great grandfather, and two of his great uncles, _____ in the Revolutionary war; the former was one of the French ______ who, joined Marquis De LaFayette in the Revolutionary war. ____ had four brothers in the late war, Geo. M., was 2d Lieut. Of Co. _____ 45th Pa. V. I.; L. B., a member of Co. L, 11th Pa. V. C., Beriah S. ____ Co. D, 207th Pa. V. I. and Henry C. as Sergt. Of Co. D, 207th Pa. ___ A brother-in-law Aaron Yale, served in Co. D. Pa. V. I. Com-____ Ackley was present on the James River, Va., and witnessed the ____ between the Monitor and Merrimac, March 8, 1862, to hold Mc____ back. Comrade Ackley was the officer who was on duty at ____ Front, Va., who learned of an intended attack on our lines _____, and informed the officer in charge of lines, who directed him to communicate his information to the Commanding General which he ___ Comrade Ackley is P. P. C., and O. of D., of Sergt. Ackley Post, __ Sabinsville, Pa., he has been school director of Clymer twp., Tioga Co., Pa., he is now engaged in farming and his address is Sabinsville, Pa.

2Lt Chauncey Clark ACKLEY and Mary Agnes HIGGINS were married on 3 January 1895 in Westfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.765,1481,1484,1486,2618 Catherine & children (& brothers) rented the Ackley Farm and Chauncey Ackley married her daughter, Mary,...that is how she met him.
Mary Agnes HIGGINS, daughter of Thomas HIGGINS and Catherine TUNNEY, was born on 20 September 1876 in County Mayo Ireland.765,948,958,1126,1486 She immigrated about 1880 to the United States from Ireland.1126 She was living in 1900 in Tioga , Pennsylvania.948 living with father Thomas Higgins Mary appeared in the following News Article from the Wellsboro Agitator on 15 May 1907 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States Mrs. Chauncey Ackley's residence on the corner of Central avenue and Sturrock street was damaged by fire Saturday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock, to the extent of $50 to $100. Some small children living in the neighborhood were, playing about the place and set fire to a small pile of straw near a cellar window on the south side of the house. A brisk Wind was blowing and the fire soon spread to the building, . which would undoubtedly have been very badly damaged but for the timely discovery of the blaze, Elizabeth, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Campbell, who live across the street, was upstairs and happened to look out of the window, discovering the fire. She ran down stairs immediately and told her mother and Mrs. Campbell and several of the neighbors sent in an alarm and then went to work at the fire with a garden hose. As the house was unoccupied, the kitchen door was broken down and the hose, which was too short to reach from the Campbell residence, was attached to the kitchen faucet in the Ackley home. .With this small stream the fire was subdued and was practically under control when the Department arrived. The firemen finished the nearly completed work in a minute or two without using much water. The outside of the house for several feet was charred, the cellar ceiling burned and the walls of the bathroom and kitchen soaked with water. She received a military pension on 29 August 1918 in for her husbands service during the Civil War in the Pennsylvania Infantry, Regiment: 207, Company:583 She appeared in the census in 1920 in Pennsylvania. Mary was living in 1920 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.958 She moved to in New York City, New York, United States about 19202619 She appeared in the census in 1930 in New York, United States. Mary was living in 1930 in Elmira Heights, Chemung, New York, United States.1126 lodger She died on 23 December 1930 at the age of 54 in Elmira Heights, Chemung, New York, United States.765,2618,2620 Her Obituary appeared in the Wellsboro Gazette on 1 January 1931 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States Mrs Mary C Ackley
Dies at Elmira Heights

Mrs Nary C Ackley, widow of Lieut. Chauncey C Ackley, Civil War veteran, formerly of Sabinsville, died at the home of her sister, Mrs Louis Coles, at Elmira Heights on Tuesday, Dec 23.
Mrs Ackley is survived by her daughter Margaret, and four sisters. Mrs Louis Coles, Elmira Heights; Mrs Louis Tipple, of Wellsboro; Mrs James Conlon, of Endicott, and Mrs Martin Herrington of Rutherford N J.
Funeral Services were held from the home of Mrs Coles at 8 o'clock Friday morning and from St. Charles church at 9 a m. Interment was made in St Peter and St Paul cemetery, Elmira.
Mrs Ackley lived in Wellsboro for a number of years on Conway street and Central avenue. Her daughter Margaret, graduated from Wellsboro high school about 1910 or 1911. She was buried in St Peter and St Pauls Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung , New York.2620,2621

2Lt Chauncey Clark ACKLEY-2625 and Mary Agnes HIGGINS-2626 had the following children:

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Margaret Mary (Maggie May) ACKLEY appeared in the census between 1900 and 1920 in Pennsylvania. She was born on 28 August 1896 in Clymer, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.765,948,958,1126,1484,1751,2611,2612 She was living in 1900 in Tioga , Pennsylvania. living with grandfather Thomas Higgins 1900 Margaret was living in 1920 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.958 living with mother On 12 April 1930 she was an employed in a publishers office in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.1126 She appeared in the census in 1930 in New York, United States. Margaret was living in 1930 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.1126 She appeared in the following News Article from the Wellsboro Gazette on 3 August 1944 in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
SABINSVILLE BRIEFS

Miss Margaret Ackley of Elmira is in town for .a few weeks while she is completing a history of the Ackley family, Miss. Ackley is the daughter of Captain C. C. Ackley, who at one time owned-the most of Clymer township She died in November 1962 at the age of 66 in New York, United States.1751 Margaret had Social Security Number 126-10-0256 NY.1751