I just thought this was a neat letter from Angeline ACKERMAN to my grandmother, Janet ACKERMAN sometime in the mid-20th Century, about gaining membership with DAR.
I do not like the formal manner of addressing me as Miss Ackerman. I am your second cousin so think of me _____ as your Angeline or Cousin Angeline.
I remember you very well as a little girl when your father, mother, brother, and you made us a nice visit. I hope your little girl looks like you.
My mother had an uncle Clark Berry who was a brother of my grandmother Akerman, your great-great grandmother.
If you want to belong to the DAR use this line for application.
Your father. 2.
Your grandfather 3.
Peter True Akerman born 1829. died gravestone Alexandria 1909. married Emily Jane Berry born 1831 died 1901. 4.
Peter Akerman born 1803 in Farmington, HN. Gravestone Alexandria died 11 of Feb 1877 at 73 years and 6 months. Marired the 15th of February 1824 to Betsey Scruton born Strafford, NH died 15th of Octoboer 1893 gravestone in Alexandria 90 years and 11 months. 5.
Son of Phineas Akerman baptized 22nd of June 1783. Died November 11th 1859 at 76 years and 10 months gravestone at Alexandria, NH. Married Sarah Allard who was born in Farmington, NH. 6.
Peter Akerman born 29th of February 1748 in Portsmouth, NH (Family Bible). Died 11th of May 1832 in Dover, NH. He had two wives, the second one's last name was Kimball married on the 28th of November 1779 In Rye, NH. His first wife was Rachel Foss
"Peter Akerman served as a private to captain Elkins at Medford, MA during siege of Boston. Enlisted in December 1775 in Capt. Jonathan Wentworth's Company. For one year in the Quebec Company with Washington in NJ under general Gatts. Remarried after his enlistment Ex----- and no discharged at Morris Town in February 1776. Enlisted at Portsmouth NH for three years Captain Beals Company, Colonel Scannels regiment. Wounded at Bennis Heights 19th of September. Transferred to invalid ____ at Boston. Discharged 11th of April 1780. Enlisted in the summer of 1780 Captain Danial Jewells, Colonel Thomas Bartlets Regiment. C___ marched for the defense of West Point 95 miles to Worchester. Original Pensioner 7th of November 1787 authorities New Hampshire rolls. Vol 1. Page 192, 648, 649, Vol 2. 597, Vol 3. Page 5, 13, 109, 209, 327, 339, 331, 341, 343, 345, 350. Pension record one paper at least numbered S.205.85"
Peter True was the Akerman family name for eldest son. This was written sometihng by Arthur Ackerman a man from MASS uncle Mike Akerman was his grand uncle.
You can find records in Portsmouth, Greenland, Farmington, and the graveyards and Lil Ramp. A John Akerman married the daughter of John Berry the tradition is he came to Boston on a British war vessel, jumped overboard and swam to shore, went to Rye, and was employed in the family of John Berry. He said for fifteen years he has been trying to find out who Peter Akerman of Portsmouth parents were, he was born the 29th of February, 1748 an apprenticed Jonathon Locke of Rye, and served him well.
He came to believe Peter was a son or grandson of Benjamin Akerman of Portsmouth, NH who died in 1758, 10 years after Peter was born. His wife was Elizabeth Hodge. Benjamin was a butcher, had a slaughterhouse with a garden in Portsmouth, was born 1710. To his death at 48: "Doorkeeper of the General Assembly of New Hampshire"11 children by his first wife, 4 by his second wife Mary. Two sons were lost at sea. Benjamin was a son of Goody Akerman who lived at Portsmouth as soon as 1847. He does not know who her husband is.
About the Berry family they also came from England. We can trace them back to 1845 in Berry England in Low Castle County. Sir Thomas Berry (esteemed, estaunced) the cause of Richard III. The king was killed in the battle of Bosworth 1845. His property and his followers property was confiscated, Sir Thomas Bury among the number. Ruins of Bury castle still remain. The Burys changed their name to Berry.
William Berry was the first settler in Rye as early as 1632. Our families are also descendants from them. Floyd is also a lot of data about the Berrys and Lockes in Greenland, Portsmouth, and Farmington. This is a big letter or I could tell your more.
Did you see in a recent New Hampshire profile of the old Robert's home? One of Papa's cousins married a later Roberts. Uncle Clark could tell you about it. When your father was 16 your Uncle Volney and he came down from Meredith and Clarence spent the summer with us while Russell and Uncle Clark went out to California. We had a very nice visit with him and were sorry when Uncle Clark came in the fall and went home. Write again!