Robert Ackerman was born in 1763 at Stillwater Township, Saratoga Co., NY.He joined the 13th Albany Co. Militia when he was fourteen and was promoted to Corp.He married Roxelane Child at Ballstown, Saratoga Co. in 1782.Roxelane was a daughter of Increase Graham Child who fought in the French and Indian War as a Colonel in the Continental Army and later was a Capt. in the Continental Army under Generals Schuyler and Gates during the Revolution. Robert later served in the War of 1812 with Parkhurst's Battalion of the NY Militia. By 1820 Robert and Roxelane moved to Pillar Point, Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY. He died on Pillar Point 07 May 1839 and is buried in Sherwin Bay Cemetery. This information I have documented.What I have learned from other researchers but not confirmed by hard evidence, is that Robert's parents wereJacobus James Ackerman and Martjie Enderse Anderson and his brothers were Isaac (who also moved to Pillar Point) and Jacobus.