I believe this is her line
Ancestors of Experience Crippen - 26 May 2001
1.Experience Crippen was born about 1710.She died after 1753.Joined E Haddam Church 7 Oct 1739
LDS has an Mrs Experience Ackley born ca 1733 East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT , Spouse Benjamin Ackley
2.Thomas Crippen was born about 1672 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.He was baptized on 27 Aug 1704.He died on 25 Oct 1732.He was married to Mary Ackley on 20 Mar 1696 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.LDS has marriage ca 1694
3.Mary Ackley was born about 1673 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.another source has birth 1678 Death 25 oct 1732
LDSalso has birth ca 1682 this does not fit in any way
LDS also lists birth place as Hartford Co., CTShe was baptized on 27 Aug 1704.She died on 6 Jun 1726.Thomas Crippen and Mary Ackley had the following children:
i. Thomas Crippen was born on 3 Dec 1696 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.He was baptized on 27 Aug 1704.
ii. Elizabeth Crippen was born on 14 Jun 1699 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.She was baptized on 27 Aug 1704.
iii. Hannah Crippen was born on 25 May 1703 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.She was baptized on 27 Aug 1704.
iv. Lydia Crippen was born on 26 Jan 1706 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.She was baptized on 26 Jan 1707.
1 v. Experience Crippen.
4.Thomas Crippen was born about 1650 in England.He died about 1705 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.He was married to Frances about 1672 in England.
5.Frances was born about 1652 in England.Thomas Crippen and Frances had the following children:
2 i. Thomas Crippen.
6.Nicholas Ackley was born about 1635.Birth records: United States/Europe 900-1880 has England as birth place others have birth place as Wales
LDS has birth place as England
U.S./Internat'l Marriage Records, 1340-1980 has birth place as EnglandHe was living about 1655 in Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut.He resided lot No. 42 Trumbull street about 1665 in Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut.He was living about 1668 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.Colonial America CT Census has name as Acly, NecalasHe had an estate probated about 1695 in Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut.Name: Nicholas Ackley Location: Haddam
Died 29 April, 1695. Invt. œ188-11-00. Taken 8 May, 1695, by John Scovel, John Bate, Alexander Rooly (Rollo). The children--5 Sons: John, Thomas, Nathaniel, James, Samuel; and 5 daughters: Hanna, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary & Lydia.
Court Record, Page 89--5 September, 1695: Adms. to John Ackley.
Page 97--20 March, 1696: An Agreement between the Widow & Children of Nicholas Ackley, which this Court approve.
Dist, on File: To the Mother-in-law œ12 and her own Estate that she brought to the House; the Eldest son a double share, and each of the others a single share. Signed:
Witness: John Chapman, Abel Shaylor.
Miriam Ackley, James Ackley, Thomas Ackley, Elizabeth X Shalor, Nathaniel Ackley, Hanna X Purple, John Ackley, Mary X Beppin, Samuel Ackley, Sarah Spencer, Lydia Robinson, wife of Thomas Robinson
He died on 29 Apr 1695 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.Ackley, Nicholas, of Haddam, died April 29, 1695. He left a widow and. children, John, Nathaniel, James,} Hannah, Mary, Sarah and Lydia-perhaps another son. He moved from Hartford to Haddam. (For Ashley, p. 13, read Ackley.-.'-see P. 110.)Nicholas may have been one of several young men brought over to America by William Wadsworth. Daniel Brainerd and Nicholas were pioneers of Haddam CT.
Nicholas had two pieces of land recorded to him in Hartford CT one piece bought after 1655
and sold on Mar 20 1667/8 to a John Mitchell. The second piece he sold to Nathaniel Standley in Dec 1663.( the 3 could have been an 8) The streetNicholas lived on in Hartford became known as Trumbull St. ( one of his great grandchildren was named Trumbull).
He served as a fire marshall during the time he lived in Hartford.
Nicholas was one of 28 young men who bought land in 1662 at "30 Mile Island" later called Haddam.Nicholas moved his family to this land in 1667.Nicholas owned in Haddam a 14 Acre home lot as well as the "little Island at thelowerend of the cove" and a "6 acre lot towards Saybrook.This cove is where the Salmon River enters the CT River.
At his death his estate showed a valuation of 188-11-00 pounds. He did not leave a will and on 5 Sep 1695, administration of his estate was granted to his son John. On 20 Mar 1696 the widow his 2nd wife and his children signed an agreement giving 12 pounds and the estate she bought to the "house" to his 2nd wife and to the eldest son John a double share and to each of the other children a single share.
(Another source lists among passengers an Ackley, ON THE TWENTIETH OF MARCH, 1630a group of menand women,one hundred and forty in number, set sail from Plymouth, England aboard the good ship,the "Mary and John".ItlandedinNantucket, Massachusetts onthe Thirtieth of May, 1630.
They soon settled at Dorchester, Massachusetts.Five years later, a group ofthisso-called"DorchesterCompany" traveled110 milesthroughthe New England wilderness to settle in Windsor, Connecticut, where a trading post had been established as the first English settlement in theConnecticut River Valley26 September, 1633.Surviving the rigors of the New Englandwinters, Indian hostilities and other challenges, they raised their families in the staunch Puritan traditions.***This source is not verifiable at this point and is only included aspossible but not entirely credible.)
WILLIAM SPENCER, of East-Haddam, Conn., was married to Sarah Ackley, daughter of Nicholas Ackley, of Haddam, one of the first settlers of that town.
ACKLEY, NICHOLAS, was located on lot No. 42 Trumbull street, in Hartford, in 1665, and waschimney viewer in Hartford in 1662--he for a time lived at 30 Mile Island, at the lower end of the Cove, and had a 6 acre lot toward Saybrook.
the sons of Nicholas, settled east of the Connecticut river
Nicholas Ackley was located on lot No. 42, Trumbull Street, Hartford, Ct., in 1665. In 1662 he was chimneyviewer in Hartford.
In the "Earliest Volume of the Town Votes of Hartford" appears this record, "It is ordered that evry howse shall have a ladder or tre at Most who shall reach (within) Two ffoote of the Topp of his howse uppon (the) forfeteur of fave shillings A mounth for (each) mounth he shall want the same." This vote gives us a hint only of the duties of a chimney-viewer, but Hinman, in his "First Puritan Settlers," makes the matter plain, thus--"As the office of Chimney-viewer is attached to the names of some of the first settlers, I take the liberty of explaining the cause. Immediately after the organization of the town of Hartford as a town, or, rather, as a company of land-holders, a law was enacted that all chimneys should be cleansed by the owner, once in a month, by a penalty provided by law. Therefore, that the law should be strictly
obeyed and carried out by the inhabitants, for several years, a committee of respectable men (for no others held offices at that day) were appointed to see that all householders fully obeyed the law. It was also a law that each householder should provide a ladder for his house, where there was not a tree standing by his house, which reached within two feet of the top of the chimney. This law also came within the duties of the viewers of chimneys. At the time these laws were in force, men were selected to fill every office, high or low, with a single eye to the fact, that men who held the offices, should be of such a standing in society, as the men should honor their offices, and not the offices the holders of them. To effect this object, you find men who had filled a seat at the General Court, the next year filling the office of Hayward or Chimney-viewer. It was this practice of our worthy ancestors, which caused an officer--either civil or military, who held any place of power, to hold on to his titles with a tenacity--that living or dead--he never lost them."
Nicholas Ackley was one of the twenty-eight young men who, in 1662, bought the land where the Haddams and some adjoining towns now stand. This purchase was long denominated "The lands at Thirty Mile Island," from an Island in Connecticut River which, it was calculated, was thirty miles from its mouth. The Indians, who reserved for themselves forty acres, together with Thirty Mile Island, and the right to hunt and fish where they pleased, roamed over the plantation for many years.
Dr. Field says: "For forty or forty-five years from the time of settlement, the people were accustomed to carry arms with them to the place of public worship, that they might be able to defend themselves in case of a sudden attack." As the men could not have stayed in their homes with guns in their hands all the rest of the week, it is difficult to conjecture what comfort or security was left with the women and children. However, we have no account of any serious mischief to the first planters or their immediate descendants. All the inhabitants settled, at first, along the western border of the river, in what is now called Old Haddam. The larger
number of their houses stood near together, on a hill overlooking at the present day, a landscape of great beauty.
Most of the owners of these lands settled on them in the summer of 1662 or soon after; but some of the company were so slow in improving their rights that action was taken by the little colony to prompt them. Nicholas Ackley was one of these delinquents and he was reminded that he was wanted at Thirty Mile Island, in a way that resulted in the following promise from him to assure them that he would in fact become one of them, although it was perhaps, pleasanter to view chimneys in Hartford:
"This writing made ye eight off November 1666 bindeth me niklis Akly of harford to come with my ffamely to settle att thirte mille Island by ye twenty ninth of October next inseuing date hearof ealso to have my part of fence up yt belongs to my home lot by ye Last of next insueing as of failing hearof to forfit ten pounds to ye inhabitant of thirte mile Island as witness my hand and Seall
witnes James Bate."
Nicholas Ackley appears to have kept this agreement, as he removed from Hartford, and his name is recorded among the "first settlers at Thirty Mile Island," where he had a "six acre lot towards Saybrook," and he owned the little island near the Cove. Every one of his sons, seven in number, moved to the east side of the Great River, but he died on the west side. Having settled there nearly thirty years before, he still kept his home on that side. Dr. Patterson says: "March 19, 1671-2, Nicholas Ackley and wife Hannah, of Haddam, deeded to William Spencer, of same town, all their right in land between Sammon River and Lyme bounds; both divided and undivided. The Hartford probate records show that he died at Haddam April 29, 1695, and that his 2nd wife, Miriam, survived him
He was married to Hannah Ford Mitchel about 1656 in Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut.LDS has Ca 1655
LDS states Hannah of Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
7.Hannah Ford Mitchel was born about 1634 in England.another source has birth as 1639
U.S./Internat'l Marriage Records, 1340-1980 has year as 1629one source has a child named Nicholas born in Hartford CT in 1665 and died in CT no date givenNicholas Ackley and Hannah Ford Mitchel had the following children:
i. Nicholas Ackley was born about 1656.He died about 1682.Nicholas is listed in some sources as a son, however he is more likley a
grandson of unknown parentage.
Ancestry and Family of Sophia Fidelia Hall lists him as Nicholas Jr
ii. Benjamin Ackley was born about 1656.He died about 1682.Benjamin is listed in some sources as a son, however he is more likley a
grandson of unknown parentage.
Ancestry and Family of Sophia Fidelia Hall lists him as a son
iii. Hannah Ackley was born about 1657 in Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut.LDS also lists plave as Hartford, Hartford Co., CTShe died on 19 Dec 1718.SAVAGE, VOL 3 DICT FIRST SETTLERS OF NE
A Genealogical history of early New England settlers; These books are still regarded as the authority on early New England genealogy; Written by James Savage; Vol. III
PURLPE, EDWARD, Haddam 1674, m. Hannah Ackley, prob, d. of Nicholas. In that vicin. the name is found to our day.
iv. Elizabeth Mary Ackley was born about 1660 in Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut.some sources put her birth data at ca 1676
one source has middle name as May
LDS also has birth as ca 1674, place Hartford, CTShe died on 20 Mar 1698 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.
v. Sarah Ackley was born about 1661 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.one source has birth date as Apr 1687
LDS has birth dates of ca 1665, ca 1670, ca 1680
LDS has several listings of different dates all within 10 years, Husband listed as Daniel or William Spencer, With one exception all places of birth in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT the exception being Kent Co., RI.She died after 1721.WILLIAM SPENCER, of East-Haddam, Conn., was married to Sarah Ackley, daughter of Nicholas Ackley, of Haddam, one of the first settlers of that town.
vi. Sgt John Ackley was born about 1662 in Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut.other sources put his birth at 1666
LDS also has birth as ca 1669 and place as East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
Birth records: United States/Europe 900-1880 as ca 1669 & 1662Heabout 1691/92 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.Moses Rowley, Senior, "late of Saquanesset, now of Machimodus in Haddam," bought 60 acres of land of Jonathan Gilbert, originally laid out to John Henderson of Haddam, deceased. The date of this deed is May 3, 1692, and there is another deed dated October 4, 1693, which names Moses Rowley. An agreement of the heirs of James Bates of Haddam, dated Feb. 1691-2, refers to "mony in moses rowlyes and John Ackley's hands, to be reserved to pay debts with." These records indicate that he removed to Haddam as early as 1691
John Ackley the eldest son,as stated in a deed from his father dated "December the last," 1694, was born, it is believed, about 1662 and, if so at Hartford. He died a widower on August 25, 1736, at East Haddam,leaving seven children, who divided
him occured at Hartford on May 23, 1699, when Rebecca Spencer [see Spencer, p. 776] became his wife, but it seems possible that he married previously, since on the above date he may have had a later and younger wife * if the recorded age, at death, of his youngest son, Nathaniel, be correct).
well as the birth of all the children of is three brothers is preserved, no such record has been found pertaining to his children.
The fact, however, that 7 children of them all, there may have been twins, or the recorded age of Nathaniel at death may have been incorrect.
John Mitchell, his son-in-law. It seems fair to infer that John had been left a widower by, and perhaps but shortly before, December 7, 1727, and that he meant to make his
was in consideration of "my love and tender respect which I do bare unto my son Benjamin Ackly" and specified that Benjamin should have about 24 acres of his father's home
that John himself might continue to use this property during his life but that even at one Benjamin was to have the use of half the house and barn.
He died on 25 Aug 1736 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.He had an estate probated.Page 380 Name: Sergt. John Ackley Location: East Haddam
Died 25 August, 1736. Invt. œ383-04-06. Taken by Henry Chapman, Jeremiah Gates and Thomas Cone.
Court Record, Page 50--22 September, 1736: Adms. to John Ackley, son of the decd., who gave bond with Bartholomew Foster of Wallingford for œ500.
Page 52--2 November, 1736: Exhibit of inventory.
In Dec 1727, John deeded various tracts of land to his sons and to John Mitchell, Husband of his Daughter Rebecca. On 7 Dec 1727 John deeded 24 acres of the home lot as well as the house, barn and orchards to his son Benjamin with the reservation that John would continue to have the use of the property during his life.
In 1718 Johns estate had been valued at 64-05-00 pounds but at his death in 1736 it was valued at 383-04-06 pounds, his estate was administered by his son John.His holdings included part ownership of a small Island bearing his name in the CT river near Haddam Neck.On 26 Sep 1736 his 7 children signed, and in Nov 1736 Acknowledged an agreement of didtribution of his estate.
John--In 1718 his estate in East Haddam was rated at œ64 5s. In 1700 he deeded to his brother James land which he had received through his wife Rebecca. She signed the deed Rebecca Spencer. "Dec. the last," 1694, his father called him his eldest son, in a deed on Haddam Land Records. He was administrator on the estate of his father in 1695.
vii. Thomas Ackley was born about 1664 in Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut.one source puts birth at abt 1675
Lds also has birth as ca 1661, ca 1670, ca 1671, ca 1676He died on 16 Jan 1704 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.LDS alsoputs death date at 1703
John and Nathaniel Ackley were appointed guardians for the childrenHe had an estate probated on 26 May 1704 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.Died 16 January, 1703-4. Invt. œ75-08-00. Taken by Daniel Braynard and Thomas Robinson, Selectmen.
Court Record, Page 56--26 May, 1704: This Court grants Adms. to Hannah Ackley, the widow of Thomas Ackley, decd.
Page 68--14 August, 1705: Benjamin Trowbridge, in right of his wife Hannah, renders an account of Adms. on the 7th of November, 1705. This Court order that the sd. Benjamin Trowbridge and Hannah his wife, Adms., may keep the lands belonging to the estate in their hands at present for their bringing up the small children, provided they keep the buildings and fences in repair. This Court appoint John and Nathaniel Ackley, of Haddam, guardians to Thomas, Job, Hannah and Ann, the four children of the sd. late Thomas Ackley. Dist. by John Fuller, Timothy Fuller and James Bates, of Haddam.
Page 71--7 November, 1705: Hannah Trowbridge, late Hannah Ackley, presented to this Court an account of her Adms., which this Court do allow and grant her a Quietus Est.
Page 17 (Vol. VIII) 3 July, 1710: Nathaniel Ackley, guardian to the four above mentioned children, having died, John Ackley assumes full guardianship.
Dist. File: 7 February, 1721-2: An agreement between the heirs for a dist. of the estate of Thomas Ackley, late of Haddam, decd., wherein Job Ackley made choice of his father-in-law, Benjamin Trowbridge, to be his guardian.
Benjamin X Trowbridge, ls. Hannah X Trowbridge, ls. Alexander X Spencer, ls. Ann X Spencer, Thomas X Ackley, ls. Job Ackley, ls. John X Lord, ls. Hannah X Lord.
Page 138 (Vol. X) 6 December, 1726: An agreement made 7 February, 1721-2, for the dividing and settling of the estate of Thomas Ackley, late of Haddam, decd., was now exhibited by the heirs to sd. Estate, viz: Benjamin Trowbridge for himself and Ann his wife, relict to sd. decd.; Alexander Spencer for himself and Ann his wife; John Lord for himself and Hanna his wife, late decd.; Thomas Ackley and Job Ackley. And before this Court they acknowledged sd. agreement to be their free act and deed, which agreement is accepted by this Court to be a settlement of sd. Estate.
He resided He had lived east of the river.On 14 Aug 1705, John Ackley and his brother Nathaniel was made joint guardians of Thomas,s four children after his death. Upon Nathaniels death in 1710 John beame the sole guardian.
viii. Nathaniel Ackley was born about 1666 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.LDS has birth as ca 1686, ca 1673, ca 1679, ca 1688
He died on 27 Feb 1710 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.LDSputs his death date at 1709He had an estate probated on 7 Mar 1710 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.Name: Nathaniel Ackley Location: Haddam
Invt. œ130-12-10. Taken 7 March, 1709-10, by Daniel Brainard, Joshua Brainard and James Parsivall.
I, Nathaniel Ackley of Haddam, do make my last will and testament: I give to Esther Hungerford œ16 cash. The rest of my estate to be divided into nine equal parts, to be paid to my brothers' and sister's children: to my brother John Ackley's children a ninth part, to be divided equally between them; and so of the rest, to my brother Thomas Ackley (deceased) his children, and to my sister Elizabeth (deceased) her children. This to be secured in the hands of my brother Thomas Robinson, to be paid to said children when they come of age. The rest of the children's part to be put into the hands of the parents, to be paid to the children when they come of age. I appoint my brother James Ackley and my brother Thomas Robinson to be executors of this my will.
Witness: Ebenezer Hills, Hannah Rowley, William Spencer, Jr.
Nathaniel X Ackley, ls.
Court Record, Page 8--21 March, 1709-10: Adms. with the will annexed to James Ackley and Thomas Robinson.
Page 17--3 July, 1710: Whereas, this Court, the 14th of August, 1705, did appoint John Ackley and Nathaniel Ackley of Haddam to be guardians to Thomas, Job, Hannah and Anne, four children of Thomas Ackley, late of Haddam, decd, and the sd. Nathaniel Ackley being lately dead, the sd. John now appears and offers to take the guardianship upon himself.
Record on File: 14 May, 1711: We the undersigned have received into our hands both real and personal estate of Thomas Robinson and James Ackley, Adms. to sd. estate, that doth belong to our children.
William Spencer, Samuel Ackley, Edward X Purple, Thomas Gipson, John Ackley.
Nathaniel never married, on his death in his will he made a individual bequest to Esther Hungerford (possibly his fiancee and quite certainly the daughter of Thomas Hungerford.) and left the remainder of his estate which totaled 130 lb, to be divided into 9 equal portions for each of the chioldren of his 9 brothers and sisters.
ix. Lydia Ackley was born about 1670 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.LDS lists birth,ca 1674, Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, ca 1676, Hartford Co., CT, ca 1696, Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT.LDS also lists death as ca 1726 Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
3 x. Mary Ackley.
xi. James Ackley Sr was born about 1678 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.LDS also has birth as ca 1676, 1677, 1681He was baptized on 20 Mar 1707 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.Ancestry and Family of Sophia Fidelia Hall has date as 30 MarHe signed a will on 6 Aug 1746.His will dated August 6, 1746, gave to Nathaniel, his son, "one gun which was once his uncle Nathaniel's.He died on 19 Sep 1746 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.69 years at deathHe was buried in Cove Cemetery, East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.
xii. Sgt Samuel Ackley was born about 1680 in East Haddam, Middlesex , Connecticut.Lds lists his birth at different timesca 1660, ca 1663, ca 1665,ca 1683, ca 1687
U.S./Internat'l Marriage Records, 1340-1980 has