Hi Cynthia - we communicated a few years ago.I had also exchanged e-mails with Rolfe.Better late then never - and perhaps you have this info already.
DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO FROM JOHN WILLIAM ACRES BACK TO THE ACRES IMMIGRANT?I am trying to trace my husband's ancestry of each family line back to the immigrant ancestors.Savage has a Henry Acres in Newbury, MA abt 1674 and a John Acres 1656 in Muddy River, now Brookline, MA
ACRES - ANCESTORS OF JOHN JAMES SHIELS
The Acres family resided first in Boston, Suffolk, MA in the early 1820's and possibly before. I am still searching for the Immigrant ancestor. I have confirmed that our Acres lineage goes back to
John William Acres, a sailmaker in Boston. More research is needed to verify that he is the son of George T and Hannah (French) Acres, as someone has purposed and I have shown here.
John William Acres and wife Eliza Ann Bellamy are the known progenerators of the very large Acres family of Malden, Middlesex, MA. They had 4 children known born in Chelsea, MA 1878-1882; a daughter Nina born 1885, location unknown; then 6 children known born in Malden 1887-1904. Thus they brought the Acres family to Malden before 1887.
The Index of Marriages in MA Centinel & Columbian Centinel
1784-1840, pub in the CC 10/31/1818. pg 12: On 31 Oct 1818 George T ACRES married Hannah FRENCH, in Boston, Suffolk, MA.
They had a son JOHN W Acres: and perhaps others.
RESEARCH: TO VERIFY IF THEY ARE CONNECTED TO OUR JOHN WILLIAM ACRES ===========================================================** my hisbands direct lineage
**JOHN WILLIAM ACRES.
Born in ca 1820-1823 in Boston, Suffolk, MA. 1850 Boston, Suffolk, MA Census listed John and wife Eliza with 6 children
Occupation: 1860 Cordwainer;
1880 census, Malden, Middlesex, MA: Head of Household: John W Acres: age 57, est birth yr: <1823> birthplace: MA; Sailmaker. Relationship: Self; Married, White Male; Father b MA; Mother
b MA. 4 youngest children at home: Benjamin, Etta, George, and Marria B [possibly misspelled and 'B' substituted for 'E'] ,
John died on 11 Sep 1888 in Malden, Middlesex, MA.
Buried in Pine Grove Cemetary, 145 Boston St.,Lynn, Essex, MA.
About 1842/3 JOHN WILLIAM married ELIZA ANN (#2) BELLAMY / also sp Bellemy. Eliza was born in Jul 1823 in Boston, Suffolk, MA, daughter of CHARLES W & SARAH B BELLAMY, Research revealed that there were 2 Eliza's born to C W & Sarah Bellamy. The 1st died as a child, age 4.
Malden, MA Death Records Vol 347, pg 141: Our Eliza A Bellamy d in Malden, Middlesex, MA, age 59 yrs & 8 mos of Hepatitis
Records at Pine Grove Cemetery: Eliza A Acres dau/o Sarah Bellamy d 3/26/1883, Malden, Middlesex, MA. Age 59 yrs.
John & Eliza had the following 12 children: [1)-12)]
1) Eliza A. Born abt 1843/44 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.
2) John W Jr. Born cal 1844/1845 in Boston, Suffolk, MA. Died in 1888 [?]in Malden, Middlesex, MA. Occ: 1870 & 1880 Sailmaker.
On 26 Apr 1871 John W Jr married Harriet, in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA. She was born ca 1853.
They had the following 2 known children: [2i & 2ii]
2i. Catherine. Born abt <1872> in MA, USA.
2ii. Harriet. Born ca 1875 in MA, USA.
3) Sarah E. Born on 14 Feb 1850 in Chelsea, Suffolk, MA. Died on 4 Mar 1852, age 2.
4) Mary E. Born in Apr 1850 in Boston, Suffolk, MA. Probably died before the 1860 census as she is not listed with the family.
5) Charles Warren Bellemy Sr Acres. Born on 10 Jun 1851 and died on 21 Dec 1924 in Boston, Suffolk,MA, age 73. Buried in Mt Hope Cemetary, Mattapan, Suffolk, MA.
Occupation: 1870 sailmaker; 1890 clerk.
Sometime after 10 Jun 1866, Charles Warren Bellemy married Adelaide UNK
They had the following 6 children: [5i - 5vi]
5i. Adelaide. Died young.
5ii. Frank. Born on 24 Jun 1888 in Chelsea, Suffolk, MA. Buried in Mt Hope Cemetary, Mattapan, Suffolk, MA.
Military: "U 915, Roll WW II_2371930, MIUSA1939B_082511 Frank Acres, 9 Linden St, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. Age 53, b Chelsea 6/24/1888. contact: sister, Mrs Mildred (Acres) Taylor [wife of Stanley Taylor] at 9 Hallet St, Neponset, MA. Employer: Joseph Pollak, 81-89 Freeport St, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA."
5iii. Harry. Born on 4 Jul 1889 in East Boston, Suffolk, MA.
Buried in Mt Hope Cemetary, Mattapan, Suffolk, MA.
Military: "Harry Acres age 26, b 7/4/1889, East Boston, Suffolk, MA; 21 Fulton St, Boston, Suffolk, MA; employed as a packer by Four Rivers Ship Building Co. Single. Supporting Mother, Father
and Brother. Requesting an exemption. Medium Height and weight. Blue eyes, dark brown hair." Dated 6/5/1917. Boston Ward 20, precinct 6; "U-1943 Harry Acres, 130 Park St, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, age 53 b 7/4/1889 E.Boston, MA."
5v. Charles Warren Bellamy, Jr ACRES. Born on 30 May 1880 and died on 22 Mar 1951 age 71 in Boston, Suffolk, MA. Buried in New Calvary Cemetary, Mattapan, Suffolk, MA. Occupation: Tailor by Trade.
Military: 2760 #A640 WW I Draft Card: Charles Warren Acres,[Jr] 62 Harbor __, Dorchester, Boston, MA. b 5/30/1880; ship builder, Quincy, Norfolk, MA. Next of: Kin Harriett Acres, 62 Harbor _,
Boston; Hgt short, brown eyes, brown Roll #1684941 Draft Board 11."
On 25 May 1900 when Charles Warren Bellamy. Jr was 20, he married Harriett, in Boston, MA.
They had the following 10 children: [a-j]
a. Adelaid Helen (1900-1988)
b. Catherine Mildred (1901-1960)
c. Mary Ellen. Born in 1903. Died in 1908, age 5.
d. Harriet Zita (1905-1993)
e. Ethel Agnes (1906-2000)
f. Charles Joseph (1908-1996)
g. Walter. Born on 13 Sep 1913. Infant died in Sep 1914.
h. Bartholomew Leo. Born on 23 May 1916. died on 7 Oct 1993 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, he was 77.
i. Rita Marie B Jan 1917 - D 31 Dec 1919, age 2.
j. Bernard Francis (1919-2001)
5vi. Mildred. Born on 12 Oct 1882. [d/o Charles Warren Bellamy Acres SR]
6) William. Born ca 1853.
7) Marria Evelyn. Born 25 Nov 1853 [?]Chelsea, Suffolk, MA.
1880 census: Marria B Acres, age 17, est b <1863>;
8) Benjamin. Born in <1857/58> in Chelsea, Suffolk, MA. Occupation: 1880 Sailmaker.
**9) EDWIN ACRES. Born in 1855/56 in East Boston, Suffolk, MA,.
1880 census of Chelsea, Suffolk, MA: wife & 2 daughters, Sail Maker.
Occupation: 1900 Awning Maker; 1930 sailmaker;
Malden, MA Death Certificate #442: Edwin Acres: d 29 Sep 1948, 9:O5 am at home 24 Noble St, Malden, MA. age 92 years; Widowed husband of Lucy J Mansfield; Retired Sailmaker; Own Business; No SS#; Father: John W Acres, b England. Mother's info unknown.
Informant Herbert Acres, son;
Buried on 1 Oct 1948 in Forestdale Cemetary, Malden, Middlesex, MA.
On 30 Apr 1877 EDWIN married LUCY JANE MANSFIELD, daughter of EDWIN MANSFIELD (abt 1826-18 Oct 1878) & ABIGAIL STACKPOLE (1831-10 Jan 1898), in Saugus, Essex, MA,.
Lucy was born on 4 Apr 1860 in Saugus, Essex, MA.
Malden, MA Death Certificate #163 of Lucy J Acres. Died, April 6, 1938, 10:50pm at home, 24 Noble St, Malden, MA where she had lived for 60 years. Age 78 yrs, 2 days. Last worked 2 yrs ago.
Father Edwin Mansfield b Saugus, MA; Mother: [incorrectly cited] as Lucy J (Stackpole) Mansfield b Saugus, MA. Wife of Edwin Acres.
[THIS IS THE DECEASED] Informant son John W Acres. Lucy Acres was buried on 10 Apr 1938 in Forestdale Cemetary, Malden, MA.
They had the following 11 children: [9i-9xi]
9i. Lotta/Lottie. Born on 20 Dec 1878/79 assuming Chelsea, Suffolk, MA. Prob died before the 1900 census as she is not listed with the family
9ii. Ethel. Born in 1880 assuming Chelsea, MA. In the 1880 Census was age 5 mos.
9iii. Alder or Alden. Born in Jul 1882. assuming Chelsea. Occupation: 1930 signalman Elect RR.
9iv. Edwin Mansfield Jr. Born on 11 Oct 1882 in Chelsea, Suffolk, MA. Occupation: 1900 day laborer; 1918 Last Maker.
Military: "WW I Draft Card: # A2511, #28: Res 15 V______ing St, Malden, Middlesex, MA; age 35, born 10/11/1882; Last Maker at George P Cox Last Co, 650 Eastern Ave, Malden,
Middlesex, MA. Height Medium; Medium Build; Blue eyes, Dark hair."
Next of kin: Edith B Acres Jr, 15 V_____ing St, Malden Roll 1674358, Draft board 2
"U 1325, Edwin Acres Jr, 84 Jacob St, Malden, Middlesex, MA; age 59 b 10/11/1882 Chelsea, Suffolk, MA; Employer: City of Malden Cemetery Dept, Forest St, Malden. MIUSA1939B_082511" Edwin Mansfield Jr married Edith Blanche.
9v. Nina. Born in Jun 1885. Chelsea or Malden? MA
9vi. Edith Mansfield. Born in 1887 in Malden, Middlesex, MA, USA. prob died before 1900 census. Not listed with the family.
9vii. Marion. Born in Dec 1889. asumming Malden, MA
**9viii HAROLD ROY SR ACRES. Born on 6 Oct 1894 in Malden, Middlesex, MA. Died on 17 Feb 1954 in Malden, Middlesex, MA, age 59. Buried on 20 Feb 1954 in Forestdale Cemetary, Malden, Middlesex, MA.
Military: "U-556: Harold R Acres b 10/6/1894, Malden, Middlesex, MA , age 47, residing at 5 Field St, Malden. Wife Cora E Acres, same address. Employed by General Electric Co, 140 Federal St,
Boston, Suffolk, MA. Roll: WW II _ 2371930"
The 1/18/1920 US Federal Census, 77 North Milton St, Malden, Middlesex, MA, shows Harold R Ceres [Acres] HOH, age 25; Occ: Saleman Retail Hardware Store; Sales Engineer,General Electric Co.; Cora E Ceres [Acres] age 24 wife; Sons JOHN C[ross] ACRES 6;Karola R Acres 4 11/12; Richard W Acres 2 10/12; Chester S Acres 4/12; Brothers-in-law William McCarthy age 31 & George W McCarthy age 20; Boarder Harry George age 47.
The 4/16/1930 US Federal Census, 5 Field St, Malden, Middlesex, MA, shows Harold R Acres, HOH age 35; Cora E Acres wife age 33; Sons: JOHN W ACRES [?],11; Harold Acres 15, Richard Acres 13, Chester Acres 10; Frederich Acres age 8
NOTE: DID THEY HAVE 2 SONS NAMED JOHN AND DID ONE DIE YOUNG BEFORE 1930? OR IS THERE A CENSUS OR TRANSCRIPTION ERROR? -CAS
Malden, Middlesex, Ma, Death Certificate #85, Resided 5 Field St, Malden, Middlesex, MA for 30 yrs. Died February 17, 1954, age 59 yrs, born in Malden, MA. Occupation: Sales Engineer; SS# 012-0196197; Male, white, Married, husband of Cora Evelyn McCarthy; Father: Edwin Acres b: South Boston, Suffolk, MA; Mother: Lucy Mansfield, b: Saugus Essex, MA. Informant: spouse Cora McCarthy Acres.
Cause of Death: Cornonary Thrombosis 3 hrs; Hypertension 1 1/2 yrs; Peptic Ulcer 12-15 yrs prior to death. Former Malden MA Alderman
They had the following 8 children: (i)-(viii)
(i).John Cross Acres. Born on 31 Jul 1913 in___?___, Middlesex, MA. Died Aug 1986 in Malden, Middlesex, MA Age 73. Buried in Forestdale Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex, MA.
In the 1920 US Federal Census, Malden, Middlesex, MA: son John C Acres, age 6 b abt 1914, MA.
Military: Enlistment for WW II 6/13/1942 Boston, Suffolk, MA; John C Acres, b 1913 Middlesex co, MA. For the duration of WW II. Pvt. Completed 4 years of High School. Upholsterer, single without
dependants ; height 69", weight 158 lbs. [married at a later date]
(ii) Harold Roy Jr (1915-2001) Military: " #2478 #99 6/5/1917, age 22; Res 18 N Milton St, Malden, Middlesex, MA. Order clerk General Electric, 84 State St, Boston, Suffolk, MA. Supporting Wife and 3 children. Medium Height ; Slender build; Lt blue eyes; Lt brown hair."
**(iii) RICHARD WARREN (1917-1980) [see webspawner]
(iv) John W. Born abt 1919 in MA. Born on 31 Jul 1913/4 in MA. died in Aug 1986, he was 67.
In the 1930 US Federal Census, Malden, Middlesex, MA: son John W Acres age 11, b abt 1919
RESEARCH: WHERE THERE 2 SONS NAMED JOHN? DID ONE DIE YOUNG? - CAS
(v) Chester Stanford (1919-2005)
(vi) Frederick. Born abt 1922. Still Living as of 1/2008
(vii) Kenneth (ca 1931-2007)
(viii) Carol (~1937-). Still Living as of 1/2008
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