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From: "Gail Yeaple" <>
Subject: RE: [NYDELAWA-L] Ackerly - Mead
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 13:50:59 -0700
We have a very early Catherine Akerly (and sometimes sp. Ackerly, and earlier Eglie)
Page 34 of the Yaple Family in America...
Johann Nicholas Yaple,*(3rd child of Philip Henry Yaple and his 2nd wife Susanna Vesqueau Hinebach Yaple),
"m 1788 Catherine Akerly (Eglie) b ca 1769 d 6 Feb 1854. Resided Hopkins Plkace, Dry Brook, NY"
Elsewhere in the book (pg 331) it says "Hanicle [his nickname from a combination of JoHANN and NICHOLas]
married 17 Feb 1789 Marbletown, Ulster County, NY." And almost the same info is repeated on pg 333: "...Catherine Akerly, daughter of Benjamin Akerly, she was born October 9, 1769. Both were then of Middletown, NY..." This section taken from a letter from Winfield Scott,Commissioner, when Ann E. Smith wrote for information regarding her relative's Revolutionary War papers. (Johann Nicholas Yaple sometimes refered to as John Nicholas Yaple)
Page 331... "Nicholas and Catherine resided at what was first called Akerley Town, afterward Lumberville, and now Arena, Delaware Co., NY. Catherine's father owned almost all the land now covered by Arena, and on her marriage gave her a farm there. That is how Nicholas and Catherine came to settle there. The old house where they lived is still standing and occupied as a dwelling and seems a substantial as when first built over a hundred years ago..., (this was in 1894 from the Yaple Record, by Ann E. Smith)"
Page 335 shows Catherine Yaple's application as widow of John N Yeaple "who served in the Revolutionary war as a Private..." And there is a whole section in the book on the children of this union. This earlier Catherine Akerly and John N Yaple had 7 children.
There are some other Akerly's listed in this book but thought going back as far as I could would be the most help. You should probably be looking at Benjamin Akerly, who must have been among some of the first settlers of the area.
Hope this is helpful.
> [Original Message]
> From: JWalch <>
> To: <>
> Date: 10/9/2005 11:21:46 AM
> Subject: RE: [NYDELAWA-L] Ackerly - Mead
> I am also interested in the Ackerly/Ackley family of that area. I am
> looking for Lemuel and Catherine Ackley whose daughter, Harriet Amelia
> Ackley married Henry H. Mead, son of Leonard Wesley Mead of Roxbury. Don't
> know if there is any connection...
> Any information would be helpful.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: calamityjane [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 5:48 PM
> Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Ackerly of Arena
> My nephew asked me to find out information on his great great
> grandfather Daniel B. Ackerly who came from Arena.
> Daniel was born 17 Aug 1817 and died Beaverkill, t/o Rockland, Sull Co 19
> Jan 1900. 82y 5m 2d
> Just recently I was a the town clerk's office and the only thing listed
> regarding his death was that it was unattended and that he died of cerebral
> apoplexy. No parents and no known obituary or will.
> Daniel was married to Rebecca Jane Close d/o Elijah. Her death
> certificate was more confused. Her son Aaron gave the info and a birthdate
> of 4 or 9 March 1830, her age at death was listed as 82y 10 m 10d, BUT she
> had was appears to be 2 death dates- one 25 Jan 1913, the other 30 Jan 1913.
> As you can see these dates just don't work out.
> Aaron also stated that the last time he had seen her alive was on
> the 19th of Jan. Aaron, or maybe someone not paying attention, wrote her
> parents were Elijah Close and Rebecca Jane Close, maybe that is correct, but
> it was one of those things that "didn't feel right".
> It seems that Daniel with the B. middle initial is descended from
> Benjamin, but is he a grandson or son. Some think he is the son of John.
> And, did Daniel have any brothers or sisters?
> any help here greatly appreciated, evelyn
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