184. Pvt Benajah ACKLEY Jr328 was living from 1790 to 1820 in Maine.329,330,331,332 He was born about 1755.71,125,333,334 Northern Light Newspaper, Eastport Maine Obituary; dated 16 May 1830, refers to age of
IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION
ACKLEY BENAIAH- Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co., Col. Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt.; discharged July 16, 1777: service, 23 days, at Machias, when ship “Ambuscade” lay in the harbor. Benajah Ackley Jr Migrated to Machias Maine In 1764 From Ct. via Nova Scotia
Benajah Jr participated in what is widely recognized as the first military action of the Revolutionary War. He along with other farmers and fishermen from the Machias, Washington Co. Me. area , assualted by dory and rowboat the British Frigate H.M.S. Margurite on the Machias River and succeeded in capturing it.
Maine was a part of Massachusetts untill 1820
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of
Ackley Jr., Benajah.Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co., Col. Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt.;
Pvt Benajah ACKLEY Jr and Anna HOLMES were married on 12 November 1775 in Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.5,6,71,125 U.S./Internat'l Marriage Records, 1340-1980 has year as ca 1775 Anna HOLMES, daughter of Samuel HOLMES and Charity BRYANT, was born about 1759 in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States.337 She died about 1795 at the age of 36 in Whiting, Washington, Maine, United States. death date is undocumented.
Pvt Benajah ACKLEY Jr-3580 and Anna HOLMES-3581 had the following children: