The Valley Chronicle, St. Charles, Ill. Nov. 21, 1882:
An old Settler. Uncle John G. Acers of Blackberry made us a pleasant visit on Saturday last. He had just returned from a visit to relatives in McHenry county and was on his way to see friends in Batavia and Aurora. The old gentleman is 80 years old but remarkably well preserved. His father John Acers was born in Cummington, Hampshire County, Mass., July 23rd 1772. In 1794 he removed to Ontario Co., N. Y., when that county was a wilderness. He married in Ontario County, and about the year 1800 removed to Elk Creek township, Erie Co. Pa., where he remained until 1808 when he went Chautauqua Co N.Y. where he resided until 1835 when he came to Illinois and settled east of Batavia where Harvey McNair now resides. His death occurred in 1864 when he was 92 years of age. Mrs. Acers died in 1862. They were the parents of 8 children, 6 sons and 2 daughters, of whom 3 are still living: John Gordon Acers of Blackberry, Roswell Warren Acers of Iola, Allen Co, Kansas, and George Elliott Acers who still owns the old homestead at Batavia. John G. settled at Blackberry in 1837 and has since called that township his home. The Acers family has extensive connections in this region. ------------ I am not related to this family and have no further information. K.