First Generation


1. Benjamin F ACKLEY1 was living between 1880 and 1900 in Wilbarger , Texas.2,3,4 was one of the forst voters in Wilbarger Co., Texas in 1886
living with son Hosea in 1900 He was born on 29 March 1826 in Ohio.2,5,6,7 Portrait and biographical album of Whiteside County, Illinois states he is from Indiana

In 1844 he was an of Comstock & A. City Refrectory in Chicago, Cook , Illinois.8 In 1855 Benjamin was a dealer in coal and wood in Chicago, Cook , Illinois.9 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Illinois. He was living in 1860 in Hahnaman, Whiteside , Illinois.5 Benjamin appeared in the census in 1870 in Missouri. On 1 July 1870 he was a Farmer in Grant Township, Dade , Missouri.7 He was living in 1870 in Grant Township, Dade , Missouri.7 Benjamin purchased land on 25 August 1871 in Dade , Missouri10 Document #: 237
Misc. Doc. Nr: 2611 He appeared in the census between 1880 and 1900 in Texas. he is shown as married but wife not listed in the 1880 census He purchased land on 30 July 1885 in Fannin, Wilbarger , Texas11 Benjamin died on 20 April 1907 in Texola, Beckham, Oklahoma.6,12 He was buried in Texola Cemetery, Texola, Beckham, Oklahoma.6,13 He.14,15 In 1854, Mrs. Ryder, a widow lady, and her family arrived in the township. During the following three or four years a number of families came in. Among the arrivals were James Chambers, W.M. Halsted, Benj. Ackley, Martin Clark, Wm. Humphrey, Wm. JOhnson, John J. Van Valkenburg, Wm. Brakey, Geo. Brakey, Wm. McNickel, Thomas Langan, Peter Ford, Amos Reeves and Dr. Reuben Davis.

James Chambers was from Indiana. He located on section 4 where he remained a number of years, and then moved to Kansas. Benj. Ackley was also from Indiana. He located on section 4 and likewise moved to Kansas, some years ago. (see farm ownership atlases in Photo Album-Maps on this website) Martin Clark came from the same State. Chambers, Ackley and Clark were brothers-in-law. Mr. Clark located on section 2. He also moved to Kansas, where he has since died. Elmyra Ellen Ackley Gessel Hodges letter states Benjamins parents may have been born in New York

Benjamin F ACKLEY and Frances CASE were married on 6 December 1849 in Brookville, Franklin , Indiana.1,5,7,16,17,18,19 Indiana Marriages through 1850 has 8 Dec 1849 Frances CASE was born on 13 February 1832 in Preble , Ohio.1,5,6,7 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Missouri. Frances died about 1871 in Avilla, Jasper , Missouri.1,2,6,20 She was buried in Avilla Cemetery, Avilla, Jasper , Missouri.6,21

Benjamin F ACKLEY-8444 and Frances CASE-8445 had the following children:

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Edward ACKLEY-8446.

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Louisa Ann ACKLEY-8447.

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Mary Frances ACKLEY-21287.

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Col Peter Preston ACKLEY-8449.

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Hosea Benjamin ACKLEY-9450.

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James Albert "Bert" ACKLEY-8448.

Benjamin F ACKLEY and Mrs Eliza J KELSO were married on 7 November 1875 in Dade , Missouri.1,16,22 Elmyra Ellen Ackley Gessel Hodges has date as 13 Feb 1875 Mrs Eliza J KELSO was born (date unknown).