Fourth Generation

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
death 75 yrs.
birth date calculated on age of 75 at death
Gene Pool Individual Records has birth as 18 October 1755 Lebanon, Widham Co, CT
On 23 June 1777he Enlisted in Capt. Joseph Sevey's co335 Benajah was dicharged from the military on 16 July 1777 335 He was buried in May 1830 in Whiting, Washington, Maine, United States. He died on 12 May 1830 at the age of 75 in Whiting, Washington, Maine, United States.125,334,336 Gene Pool Records has year as 1829
His Obituary appeared in the Eastport Sentinel on 2 June 1830 in Eastport, Washington, Maine, United States In Whiting, on the 16th inst. Mr. Benajah Ackley, Aged 75 years. He was one of the first settlers in that town,-he was a very kind father, a good neighbor, and an industrious and honest man. He died in full belief of a blessed immortality beyond the grave. He has left many descendants of the first, second and third generations, to mourn over their loss. Benajah appeared in the census 1790, 1800, 1810 & 1820 in Maine. He served in the military Revolutionary War in Massachusetts.125,335 Maine was a part of MA until 1820


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
Canada with his Mother and Stepfather

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
the Revolution., p.29

Ackley Jr., Benajah.Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co., Col. Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt.;
discharged July 16, 1777; service, 23 days, at Machias, when ship "Ambuscadeö lay in the harbor.

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:



Samuel ACKLEY-3582.



Amos A ACKLEY-4412.



Daniel ACKLEY-4472.



Oliver ACKLEY-4634.



James Thomas ACKLEY-4692.



Elizabeth ACKLEY-4886.



Jonathan ACKLEY-4888.



Adonijah ACKLEY-5033.



Anna ACKLEY-4481.



Living (private).