Biography of Edwin Ackart
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Ackart, Edwin. - Jacob Ackart was born in Schaghticoke April 22, 1813. He was educated in the schools of that day and was a farmer. September 14, 1836, he married Christina Bratt of Schaghticoke; they had four children: Melinda E., who died August 5, 1874; Edwin, Phebe E., and Chauncy. Jacob Ackart's father. Peter, was born in the same town, January 16, 1784. He married Maria Benway of his native town; they had eight children David, who died; John, Maria, Jemima, Eleanor, Peter B., Jacob, and David No. 2. Mr. Ackart died April 23, 1861. Jacob Ackart's grandfather and his brother Solomon were born in Dutchess county, and were soldiers in the war of the Revolution. Edwin, son of Jacob, was born in Schaghticoke. He was educated in the public schools and is one of the town's most intelligent farmers. He married Josephine Blewer of Easton; they had six children: Mary C., Fannie E., George E., Charles L., Jacob N., and Forrest C. Mrs. Ackart died November 14, 1888. The ancestry of the family is Dutch.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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