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Elisha Ackerman
Born 1791

ELISHA ACKERMAN, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Langworthy; born in Saratoga Co., N. Y., in 1791; came to Jones Co. in 1852. His wife's maiden name was Betsey Brundage. also a native of New York; they were married, in their native State, in 1811; have had eleven children, nine of whom are living——Rachel, Olivia, Eleanor, Erastus, Nancy, Delilah, De Witt Clinton, Isaac, Margaret and Jane; of these, one, a son, Isaac, was in the late civil war; he enlisted, in 1863, in an Iowa regiment; discharged at the close of the war, in 1865; was wounded by being thrown from a horse while in the service, and disabled for life. The subject of this sketch, Mr. Elisha Ackerman, was in the war of 1812; he enlisted in 1814, and was in about four months, a member of Capt. Collimore's company, No. 2. He has children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, numbering, all together, over one hundred; a number of his grandchildren were also in the late war of the rebellion (seven of them). Mr. Ackerman is nearly 90 years of age. and is one of the oldest men and oldest settlers of Jones Co.; his health is quite good for one of his age, has a good memory, and converses readily, and, aside from a lameness that he has, has no serious physical trouble. He owns eighty acres of land where he lives, and forty acres of timber-land in Monticello Township. He is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 620.


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