First Generation


1. Pvt Ephriam Q ACKLEY1,2 Enlisted in the military04 March 1865 as a Pvt in Enfield, White, Illinois3 He appeared in the census between 1880 and 1900 in Illinois. He was born on 1 March 1839 in Ohio.1,2,4,5,6,7,8 Ephriam was dicharged from the military on 16 December 1865 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas3 On 19 June 1880 he was an a farmer in Heralds Prarie, White , Illinois.4 He was living in 1880 in Heralds Prarie, White , Illinois.4,6 Ephriam received a military pension on 12 July 1890 in for service during the Civil War in the Illinois Infantry, Regiment: 18, Company: K3,9 He was living in 1900 in Elk Parie, Jefferson , Illinois.5,6 He died on 9 April 1919 in Jefferson , Illinois.2,6,7,9,10 Ephriam was buried in Kirk Cemetery, Ina, Jefferson , Illinois.1,2,6 He lived in Whitefield, Bureau, Illinois.11 He served in the military Civil War in K 18th Illinois Infantry.1,3,6,11 Ephraim's Civil War papers in which he declares his mother always told him he was born 1
March 1839 in Ohio and his father "has been dead since before he can
remember". When he enlists in the military at Enfield, IL at age 26, it
indicates he was five foot eight inches, black hair and black eyes, with
a dark complexion. He was a farmer.

had a step daughter named Mary who married a Harshman

Pvt Ephriam Q ACKLEY and Martha Jane HEDGES were married on 26 February 1864 in Gallatin , Illinois.1,2,4,5,6,8,12 Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 has her last name as STRAUGHMATT Martha Jane HEDGES appeared in the census between 1880 and 1900 in Illinois. She was born on 22 November 1842 in Louisville, Jefferson , Kentucky.2,4,5,7,8,13 1900 census has birth as Nov 1840 She was living in 1900 in Elk Parie, Jefferson , Illinois.5 Martha died on 14 February 1917 in Spring Garden, Jefferson, Illinois.1,2,7,14 She has Death Cert # 001681714 She was buried in Kirk Cemetery, Ina, Jefferson , Illinois.1,2,7 Her Obituary appeared in the 15 OBITUARY

Martha, the daughter of John and Mary Hedges, was born November 22, 1842, near Louisville, Kentucky. She was married in 1861 to Henry Stroughmatt, who fought and died during the Civil War, leaving her one daughter, Mrs. Mary Harshman of Kansas City, Mo. She was married again to Ephriam Ackley. To this union was born nine children, three boys and six girls, six of whom survive her. William Ackley of Dexter, Mo., Jewel Ackley of White County, Ill., Virgil Ackley of Ina, Ill., Mrs. Ann Ellison of Gallatin County, Ill., Mrs. Maggie Frasure of Ina and Mrs. Ophelia Williams of Christopher, Ill. The deceased are Mrs. Easter Wilson, Mrs. Francis Harper and Juliana Ackley.
She professed faith in Christ at the age of sixteen years and united with the Walnut Grove Baptist Church near Norris City, Ill., of which body she was a member for many years. She was a member of the Ina Baptist Church at the time of her death, which sad event occurred at her home in Ina February 14, 1917. She had been afflicted for a number of tears, but ????? all, she was very patient and cheerful and often expressed her resignation to her Master, she was ready to go at His call. She was a kind and indulgent mother and will be greatly missed by her husband and children who now mourn her departure.
She leaves to mourn her death a husband, seven children, a number of grand children and great grand children, two brothers W. C. Hedges of Ina and G. J. Hedges of Huntington Ark., and one sister, Mrs. Emaline Acord of Ina, Ill., together with a host of relatives and friends.
We shall greatly miss her, but our loss is gain to her, for she died in the Lord.
The funeral services were conducted by Fulton Hedges at the Ina Baptist Church Feb 15, (Scriptural text: ll Peter 1-14) after which the body was laid to rest in the Kirk cemetery to await the resurrection.

Pvt Ephriam Q ACKLEY-8492 and Martha Jane HEDGES-8493 had the following children:

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Easter Emeline ACKLEY-8494.

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Sarah Frances ACKLEY-8495.

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William Henry ACKLEY-8496.

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Ephraim Juel ACKLEY-8497.

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Martha Ann ACKLEY-8498.

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Margaret E (Meg) ACKLEY-8499.

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Virgil ACKLEY-8500.

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Delany B ACKLEY was born on 30 March 1880 in White , Illinois.1,4,6 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Illinois. He died before 1897.1,6

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Ophelia ACKLEY-8544.

Pvt Ephriam Q ACKLEY and Sarah Ellen Harmon PICKETT were married on 4 May 1917 in Jefferson , Illinois.1,2,6 Sarah Ellen Harmon PICKETT was born (date unknown).