Re: Joseph Park Acker, son of Daivd DePeyster Acker and Eleanor M. Vanderbilt
I descend from Joseph Park Acker's oldest brother Charles. I question the birth date of July 1857. In the 1860 (July 27) census, Joseph is listed as age 10/12. In Joseph's obituary in 1914 in the NY Times he is listed as in his 35th year. This leads me to a birth year of 1859. I believe he married Ida Ackerman in 1880 and she died in 1885. They had one son, Franklin born October 23, 1883. He is listed in the Social Security death records. I do not know what happened to Eunice.
Me and a cousin have a couple of 1800's Acker photo albums. Some of the photos are labeled, some are not, and some could be mis-labeled. There are a couple labeled Joesph Park Acker. One photo is labeled "Mrs. Clark" taken by a Bridgeport, Connecticut photo studio. There is also a photo of a baby from the Farrington studio of Delhi, NY. It is identified as George Carrington age 3.5 months. I know nothing about him.
Always interested in David D. Acker family information...Bill Pate