Jefferson County, NY Pioneers


PIONEER ACKERMAN FAMILY



1. ROBERT ACKERMAN (son of JAMES/JACOBUS & MARTJE (ENDERSE) ACKERMAN of Tarrytown and Rye, Westchester County, NY.) was born at Stillwater or Milton Townships, Saratoga County, NY in 1763. His two sons, Lyman and Daniel, were both later of Pillar Point, Town of Brownville. Robert ACKERMAN was only 13 years old when the Revolutionary war broke out. It is unknown if he served during war time, but he did serve as a Corporal in the 13th Regt Albany, NY Militia. He married first a woman whose name is unknown, in either Stillwater, Milton or Ballstown, Saratoga, NY. Roxelana's parents were living in Ballstown in 1790, likely so were Robert and his sons. Between 1795 and 1811 they moved to the frontier of Oswego Co, living near Richland and/or Mexico. Lyman as well as his half brothers Asa and John had enlisted at Richland to serve in the War of 1812. Each of the brothers served only 1 month from Oct-Nov 1814. Asa was wounded and returned to his family.

Shortly after they moved again and settled on or near Pillar Point as the Ackermans were quite a presence there for nearly 80 years. By 1815 Robert and his 2 oldest sons were living on Pillar Point In 1820 Robert, John, Asa, Daniel and Lyman were listed as heads of households with all of them in agriculture except Lyman who was in both agriculture and commerce. Lyman became a Reverend to the folks out on Pillar Point, and he conducted nearly all of the marraiges, etc. for nearly 50 years. In 1823 Roxelane's membership at the Milton, Saratoga, NY church was released and she was dismissed, (the same year as his death).

Robert was laid to rest in 29 May 1823, the 3rd person buried at Sherwin Bay Cemetery. Roxelana lived a few years more as a head of household (see 1825 census). She died in 1828 and is buried at his side in Sherwins Bay Cemetery. After the death of son John a major exodus from Pillar Point occurred, with nearly all of the brothers leaving for Iowa and Wisconsin. Several ended up in Kenosha, Adams and Columbia, WI

He married (1) circa 1782 at Saratoga
(---). She died between 1785 and 1788, as Robert remarried to Roxelana Childs in 1789.

Children of first marriage, ACKERMAN:

2 i LYMAN ACKERMAN

3 ii DANIEL ACKERMAN

ROBERT ACKERMAN married (2) 1789 probably at Ballstown, Saratoga County, NY
ROXELANE CHILD, who was the daughter of Capt. INCREASE & OLIVE (PEASE) CHILD of CT and Greenfield, Saratoga, NY per 1790 Saratoga census. She was born 3 May 1769 Woodstock, Windham, CT. She died 5 November 1828 and was buried at Sherwin Bay Cemetery, Pillar Point, NY

Children of second marriage, ACKERMAN:

4 iii JOHN ACKERMAN married IRENE MEIGS

5 iv ASA C. ACKERMAN married RHODA SHERWIN

6 v ROBERT ACKERMAN married HANNAH EDDY

7 vi OLIVE ACKERMAN

8 vii ROXELANE ACKERMAN married JAMES LLOYD WOOLSEY

9 viii SOLOMON ACKERMAN

10 ix MARK C. ACKERMAN

11 x LORYANN ACKERMAN

12 xi DAVID ACKERMAN

13 xii AMANDA ACKERMAN


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