Fifth Generation


302. Benjamin ACKLEY432 was born on 20 December 1768 in East Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.5,45,71,93,124,154,433,434 Laura Hine has birth as ca 1780 He was baptized on 18 June 1769 in East Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.4,5,93,189 Church of Christ He was living between 1791 and 1810 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.18,435,436,437,438 Benjamin Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 1812 Taxpayers in 1812 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.439 In 1813 he was a Justices of the Peace in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.440,441 He was living between 1820 and 1850 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.434,442,443,444 On 21 October 1850 Benjamin was a Farmer in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.434 He died on 11 March 1855 at the age of 86 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.71,93,124,433,445 He appeared in the census 1820, 1830, 1840 & 1850 in Pennsylvania. Benjamin was a Blacksmith in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.446 Benjamin Ackley was the first blacksmith in the township Biography of447 About 1791, Benjamin Ackley first came into the township, remaining here a part of the time until November, 1793, when he moved his family here and lived in a log house where Elisha Lewis' house now stands. His native place was New Milford, Conn. He was the first regular blacksmith in the township, and until he arrived there was none nearer than Black-Walnut. Mr. Ackley was born in Litchfield Co., Conn., in 1769. His first wife was Nancy Maxfield, to whom he was married in 1780. She having died, he married Amy, daughter of Thomas Lewis, in 1812. In 1813 he was commissioned justice of the peace, and held the office for ten years. He died in Wyalusing in 1855. Mr. Ackley reared a large family of children, many of whom still reside in the township. It is worthy of note that somewhat later than the period now under consideration, there were four families living upon one square mile, who collectively numbered upwards of sixty children, viz.: John Hollenback, Major Taylor, Mr. Buck, and Mr. Ackley.


Biography of441,448 Benjamin Ackley, a native of New Milford, Conn., born, 1769, came to Wyalusing in 1791. He was a blacksmith by occupation and the first regular one to locate in the township. He was a man of considerable ability and for a number of years was justice of the peace. He married first, Nancy Maxfield, by whom he had children: Lloyd, Harry, Niram, Olive (Mrs. Harris Scofield), Mary Ann (Mrs. Aholiab Taylor), and Hannah (Mrs. John Black).
Lloyd married 1st Clarry Gordon, 2nd Polly Coolbaugh;
Niram married Sophia Wells.
Harry, born April 5, 1795, was one of the Tuscarora pioneers. He was a man of excellent mind and sterling worth, and performed many public duties. He was captain of a company of sharp-shooters in old militia days, and in 1851 was elected an associate judge of Bradford county, serving a term of five years. He married, 1814, Miss Abigail Bennett of Connecticut. Their children were: Angeline (Mrs. Milton Lewis), Ferris, Alfred, Lucretia (Mrs. John Lum), Nancy (Mrs. Washington Taylor), Demmon, Lorenzo, Harry S., Helen (Mrs. Stephen Bowen), Sophia (Mrs. Stuart Biswork) and Henry. Judge Ackley died January 11, 1864, aged 69 years.
For his second wife, Mr. Ackley married Amy, daughter of Thomas Lewis. Their children were: Sally, Cordelia (Mrs. Moses Tyler), Caroline (Mrs. Alphonso Lloyd), Sterling, Justus and Benjamin. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ackley died, 1855
He was buried in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.445 About 1791, Benjamin Ackley first came into the township, remaining here a part of the time until November, 1793, when he moved his family here and lived in a log house where Elisha Lewis' house now stands. His native place was New Milford, Conn. He was the first regular blacksmith in the township, and until he arrived there was none nearer than Black-Walnut. Mr. Ackley was born in Litchfield Co., Conn., in 1769. His first wife was Nancy Maxfield, to whom he was married in 1780. She having died, he married Amy, daughter of Thomas Lewis, in 1812. In 1813 he was commissioned justice of the peace, and held the office for ten years. He died in Wyalusing in 1855. Mr. Ackley reared a large family of children, many of whom still reside in the township. It is worthy of note that somewhat later than the period now under consideration, there were four families living upon one square mile, who collectively numbered upwards of sixty children, viz.: John Hollenback, Major Taylor, Mr. Buck, and Mr. Ackley.

Benjamin ACKLEY and Nancy MAXFIELD were married on 10 November 1790 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.5,93,433 also listed as Masfield by LDS and Nancy Maxfield

History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches
By H. C. Bradsby, 1891
Biographical Sketches pp. 581-593 has his first wife as Emeline Gordon, of Standing Stone Nancy MAXFIELD was born about 1771.45,93 She died on 5 May 1812 at the age of 41 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.40,45,93,433 find a grave has death year as 1819 She was buried in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.40

Benjamin ACKLEY-802 and Nancy MAXFIELD-803 had the following children:

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Lloyd L ACKLEY-805.

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Henry ACKLEY was born on 27 April 1794 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.5,93,449 LDS also has birth place Quaker Hill, Dutchess Co., NY He died on 28 November 1795 at the age of 1 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.449

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Hon Henry (Harry) ACKLEY-808.

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Sally ACKLEY was born on 5 April 1798 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.5,93,449 She died on 30 May 1807 at the age of 9 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.93,449 Drowned

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Mary Ann ACKLEY-954.

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Niram ACKLEY-956.

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Hannah ACKLEY-958.

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Olive ACKLEY-961.

Benjamin ACKLEY and Amy LEWIS were married on 11 December 1812 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.5,93,124,434,441,450,451 Amy LEWIS, daughter of Thomas LEWIS and Mary TURRELL, was born on 20 June 1785 in Connecticut.93,124,154,434,441,450 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Pennsylvania. She died on 28 March 1855 at the age of 69 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.93,124,445 Amy was buried in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.445

Benjamin ACKLEY-802 and Amy LEWIS-804 had the following children:

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Sally ACKLEY was born on 29 August 1813 in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.5,93,449,450,451 She died on 23 May 1830 at the age of 16.450,451 another source has age at death 22y 2m, death date 23 May 1938 She was buried in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.452

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Cordelia ACKLEY-964.

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Sterling ACKLEY-968.

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Justus ACKLEY-979.

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Harriet Barns ACKLEY-986.

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Benjamin A ACKLEY Jr-987.

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Caroline ACKLEY-993.