Dear Diane, My great great grandmother was a Nancy Ackerman. She was born in Connecticut, but the 1850 census lists her father, Maurice, as being born in New York. According to this same census, she had five sisters, Julia, Martha, Sarah, Ann, and Phebe. Her Father was born in 1806. Any information you might have would be greatly appreciated. Nancy married a Sharkey, but I don't know his first name.