777. Ezra ACKLEY was born about 1802 in Licking, Ohio, United States. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Ohio. He was living in 1830 in Mary Ann Township, Licking , Ohio.420 Ezra presented a claim for hostile Indian damages in 1832 on 10 January 1838 in House of Representatives, Washington D C.874 He purchased land on 22 November 1839 in Kendall , Illinois423,875 Document #: 5991 He died on 30 May 1840 at the age of 38 in Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois. Ezra.876,877 Ackley Run (Creek) stream flowing through sections 14 and 15, Fox Township. The stream flows northwestward and joins Hollenback Creek in the east half of section 15, Fox Township. Ackley Run was named for Ezra Ackley an early settler of Kendall County.
HISTORY OF KENDALL COUNTY.
In the Spring of 1831, the Sank Indians, conceiving or pretending that they had been cheated or otherwise wronged by the treaty at Prairie du Chien, crossed the Mississippi River at Fort Armstrong (now Rock Island) and demanded satisfaction for their grievances' of General Atkinson, who was then stationed at that point. Considerable force was exhibited on the part of General Atkinson, but in order to conciliate them and cause no dissatisfaction, several thousand dollars' worth of provisions, consisting mostly of flour and pork~ was turned out to them by the government, upon which they became apparently satisfied, and recrossed the Mississippi to their own homes, some where in the present State of Iowa. In the Spring of 1832 they again demanded satisfaction for grievances, and the commandant at Fort Armstrong notified the then governor of the state in regard to the threatened hostilities ; but it took the messenger a long while to reach the capital, and it took much longer for the governor to call out and equip the militia, and before any considerable force could be interposed between the Indians and the settlement. the blow had fallen. This portion of the country had belonged to the Pottawatomie Indians from time immemorial and they had not. yet removed from the country. The chiefs, although professing friendship for the white people, were also friendly with the hostile Indians. who were Sauks and Foxes. When. the Indians crossed the Mississippi they passed up the north side of Rock River, while General Atkinson, with the United States forces, passed up from Fort Armstrong on the south side of the same river until he arrived at Dixon's Ferry, where for a time he stopped, upon. learning of the defeat of Stillman the day before (the 15th of May, 1832) ; from this point Major Stillman or General Atkinson dispatched a young man by the name of Holley, and two others, for the settlement on Fox River, but they never reached their destination, and were supposed to have been murdered by the Indians, as the same day the Indians arrived at the mouth of Rod Creek, at which place it was proposed to hold a council with the chiefs o the Pottawatomie. During the time the council was in session, the Pottawatomie Chief Shabona and his friends could not be drawn into the war Knowing that the council could sit but a few hours at farthest, and that danger would then threaten the new settlements, for whom he professed friendship, Shabona secretly dispatched his sister's son, a trusty young Indian, by the name of Peppers or Pepys, with instructions to proceed t George Hollenback's house, as it was the nearest, and. give him warning The young man, fearing he might be followed, went to Clark Hollenback's house, four miles in a contrary direction. Mr. Hollenback was absent but his son Thomas, seeing the only chance for saving the lives of his uncle's family was in immediate action, rode at full speed a perfectly un broken colt to his uncle's house, and gave the alarm. The wagon-box was set upon the wagon, the horses harnessed and. hitched, and while Mr. Hollenback hurried to Ackley's and Harris' houses to give the warning, a few necessary articles were placed in. the wagon. It was now lab in the evening. Mr. Hollenback and his family, Peter Bolinger, who was at this time a member of his family, Mr. Ackley and his wife and their two children, with Mr. Harris' family, placing the women and small children in the wagon, the larger children and men on foot, started to make their escape, pursuing an easterly course. On account, however, of the straying of the horses of Mr. Harris, and the absence of himself and his two Sons in search of them, Mr. Harris' family had to escape on foot, and Mrs. Harris' father, old Mr. Combs, who was sick in bed, had to be left to the mercy of the Indians. In their flight their numbers were augmented by Mr. Harris, who joined his family the next clay, Mr. E. G. Ament who was Mr. Harris' son-in-law, his brother Hiram, Mr. Morton who lived with Mr. Ament, Stephen Wrest, an old Frenchman Basil Lamsett, better known as Peter Specie (or Pecie as lie called himself), Keeler Clark and his brother William 0. Clark. After hardships, trials and hair-breadth escapes from hostile Indians, they reached Plainfield.
Ezra ACKLEY and Elsie "Eby" COOMBS were married on 12 July 1821 in Licking, Ohio, United States.5,314,869,870 LDS also lists her first name as Ailcy
Ezra ACKLEY-28814 and Elsie "Eby" COOMBS-28815 had the following children: