Sixth Generation


1448. Amasa ACKLEY was born about 1810 in New York, United States.40,395,1133,1213,1414 Placed under the Guardianship of Giles Moffat on19 Apr 1826 He appeared in the census in 1850 in New York, United States. He was living in 1850 in Sherburne, Chenango, New York.395 On 5 September 1850 Amasa was a Waggon Maker in Sherburne, Chenango, New York.395 Circa 1856 he was a Postmaster in Buffalo, Wright , Minnesota.90,1420,1421 He was living between 1860 and 1870 in Buffalo, Wright , Minnesota.1133,1213,1422,1423 The village of Buffalo was platted in 1856 by Amasa Ackley, G. A. J. Overton and Jackson Taylor

Jan. 6, 1857, a petition was received by the board of county commissioners, consisting then of D. P. Chase, H. W. McCrory and Ambrose Bryant, to establish the precinct of Buffalo. The petition was granted and Amasa Ackley Moses S. Calkins and S. B. Culver were appointed judges of election. George A. J. Overton, justice of the peace. Amasa Ackley, constable. Moses S. Calkins, road overseer. On 12 July 1870 Amasa was a Farmer in Buffalo, Wright , Minnesota.1133 He died circa 1886 at the age of 76.40 He appeared in the census 1860, 1865 & 1870 in Minnesota. Amasa was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Buffalo, Wright , Minnesota.40 He.1424 The first Yankee to permanently locate in Buffalo Township (which included Chatham Township until 1866) was Augustus Prime, who settled on Section 9 in April, 1855. He died at Monticello in 1870. He was followed by Solomon Hatch, a native of Maine, who came here in May of the same year, purchasing a claim that had been previously made on Section 5. He brought his family to their new home in October and resided there until his death, which occurred in January, 1874. Also in the fall of 1855, Amasa Ackley and George A. J. Overton came to the shores of Buffalo Lake and selected claims on Section 30. They moved their families to the claims in February, 1857. Mr. Ackley is said to have built the first dwelling on the Buffalo site. His home served as the very first post office, and the very first election was held there also. He remained to enjoy Buffalo’s growth. Mr. Overton moved to Stevens County in 1875 and died there in March, 1881. James Griffin, the first black to live in the area, moved the Ackley and Overton families here, and on February 15, 1856, located permanently in Section 32.
 
Moses S. Calkins and David Calkins (Mr. Ackley’s brothers-in-law), Daniel Grey, Thomas Smithson, and S. B. Culver all settled in the township in the spring of 1856. S. B. Culver located in Section 20, on the west end of Lake Pulaski, the old site of the Indian trading post. Thomas Smithson settled in Section 8, on the northeast shore of the same lake, and his brother Levi was here by January, 1857. Daniel Grey took a claim adjoining Ackley’s. J. M. Keeler and J. J. Odell came the same year. Jackson Taylor arrived in Buffalo on August 20, 1856 and purchased the claim of Daniel Grey. Taylor was a native of Kentucky and became here a prominent citizen, being postmaster for many years. He also engaged in farming and in the hotel and milling business. The first birth and the first death in the township was that of William M. Smithson, born May 20, 1856 and died May 31, 1856 — the son of Thomas Smithson. The father made the casket, and C. W. Hudson, a neighbor, read the Episcopal burial service. The first marriage was that of James Gilbert and Jennie Prime, April 16, 1857.
 
In January, 1857, an election precinct was organized, called Buffalo, which extended to the west line of the county. The precinct was established by the board of county commissioners, and the following precinct officers appointed: Judges of Election, Amasa Ackley, Moses Calkins and Levi B. Culver; Justice of the Peace, G. A. J. Overton; Constable, A. Ackley; and Overseer of Roads, Moses S. Calkins. The township was organized and the first election held on May 11, 1858, at which the following officers were chosen: Supervisors, Jackson Taylor, Amasa Ackley and Moses S. Calkins; Town Clerk, J. M. Keeler; Justices of the Peace, David S. Calkins and J. M. Keeler; and Assesssor, B. Ambler.
In Rockford Township Henry Liederback took a claim on Section 13 in 1856. Except for Mr. Liederback, the land from Rockford Village to Buffalo Village remained unclaimed in that year.

Amasa ACKLEY and Mary Ophilia "Polly" CALKINS were married.395,1133,1213,1423 Mary Ophilia "Polly" CALKINS was born on 5 November 1817 in New York, United States.395,1133,1213,1425,1426,1427,1428 She appeared in the census in 1850 in New York, United States. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Utah. Mary was living in 1900 in Mt Nebo, Utah , Utah.1425 living with son inlaw Orlando Bushnell She was living in 1910 in Green Meadow, Ada , Idaho.1426 She died from mitral regurgitation on 2 December 1912 at the age of 95 in Eagle, Ada, Idaho.1427,1428 Mary was buried on 4 December 1912 in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.40,445 Block E
Lot 78
Space 3 Her Obituary appeared in the Idaho Statesman on 5 December 1912 in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States She has Death Cert # #: 0038181427,1428 She appeared in the census 1860, 1865 & 1870 in Minnesota.

Amasa ACKLEY-5287 and Mary Ophilia "Polly" CALKINS-5288 had the following children:

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Ella ACKLEY-8982.