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Who are the parents of Temperance Ackley 1815-1879 ?

I am searching for a family Bible showing the descendants of Deborah (Pettegrew) Ackley 1782-1843 who lived in Machiasport, Washington, Maine and married Amos A. Ackley. Did she give birth to a…Continue

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What Maine surnames are you researching?
Ackley, Bill, Trafton, Gardner, Fogg, Drisko, and more
What locations in Maine are you researching?
Machiasport, Machias area.

Machiasport, Machias area

I am searching for a family Bible showing the descendants of Deborah (Pettegrew) Ackley 1782-1843 who lived in Machiasport, Washington, Maine and married Amos A. Ackley. Did she give birth to a daughter born 1815 named Temperance, or was Temperance adopted or "taken in"?
.....I have found published SOURCES for Temperance: US Census's (1850, 1860, 1870), U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule, & her marriage registration. I have searched for wills, etc. without any success.   But I need to have a family Bible or PUBLISHED SOURCE that mentions her parents with her birth information. A family tree posted on a website such as Ancestry is, in many instances, copied from someone else. Someone's web-page with a family tree and a long numbered source list doesn't count unless the actual source is shown.  Did Deborah (Pettegrew) Ackley give birth to Temperance in ~1815?  Are you Deborah's descendant?  I would appreciate your help!

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Maine Family Bible needed for Ackley, Holmes, or Pettegrew 1810-1820

Looking for descendants-Ackley family 1810-1818 Maine: Machias-Cutler-Whiting. Need Family Bible for Ackleys, Holmes, Pettegrew families for that period.  Looking for a daughter Temperance Ackley born 1811-1818, possibly born 1815.  Need her parents names.  Please do not send me info from Ancestry. A Family Bible or Will is my only hope.  

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:24pm

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At 6:54pm on May 29, 2015, Theresa Seabrook said…
I would love to exchange emails. My email is It's interesting too that Sewell was a captain on the ship and loved the water, my Dad did as well. He would go out on his boat for hours and hours, leaving the house sometimes before the sun came up till after the sun went down. I'm so excited about pictures. It's interesting to see if there's any similarities between my sister and myself to them. So thank you in advance. Theresa
At 12:19am on May 29, 2015, Theresa Seabrook said…
And here's another thing I've always wondered about, why did Nettie and Charles move to Detroit only to move back a few years later? I never really knew my Dads family most of them passed before I was born and he choose not to talk much about them. So any stories you have I would love to hear. Thanks Theresa
At 12:16am on May 29, 2015, Theresa Seabrook said…
I did read the story of Sewell coming back to Syracuse when he wife sent for him. I believe he was in correspondence with her and that they had regular letters sent between them. I'll have to go through some of my notes, but I recall that he was very happy out west and he was going to send for the rest of his family, but something happened that made him come back. I would love to see a picture of him. My grandfather Howard also worked on the railroad too as well as a couple of his sons.
At 2:11pm on April 7, 2015, M Kathryn Kelly said…

"Looking for the Ackley Family Bible that would be covering the Ackley families of Maine in the early 1800"

Have you tried American Ancestors/NEHGS? The collection of bibles and manuscripts is quite extensive.


At 9:41pm on April 4, 2015, Theresa Seabrook said…
My great great grandfather was Sewell Trafton, his daughter Nettie, married my great grandfather Charles Seabrook, and had my grandfather Howard as one of their children. Several generations of Seabrook men worked on the railroad as did Sewell. It also looks like after looking over several years of census that he was a single father when he came to Syracuse. I'm interested in any stories you may have about the Trafton's. My dad never really talked about his family.
At 3:05pm on June 2, 2014, Jean Marie Bagley said…

Hey Jeanette are you still around?  Jean

At 11:12am on May 23, 2014, Jean Marie Bagley said…

Hi Jeanette  Do you already know your Berry tree?  I am also a Berry descendant from Machias, ME.  Have a Gardner in my line and a Fogg.  Have you checked out the map of 1860 of the state of Maine?  They even have who lived in each house.  I found my Bagley's (John Adam Bagley married Lucy Berry (daughter of Westbrook Berry) on the map in Waite, ME.  Did not expect to find that but thru many hours of checking each county (starting with Washington County) I got lucky 

Jean Bagley Scott


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