I have some questions about William Acker, s/o of Peter Acker and Jane Sutherland, which I hope someone can help me clear up:
1) Do you know exactly where his Pendleton Dist. SC property was?Every indication is that he lived somewhere between Belton and Neal's Creek.
2) He and his wife, Nancy Clement, were dismissed by letter from Big Creek Baptist church in 1818; where did they take up membership at that point? [Spearman, Visions and Victories, p. 37: 1 Jan. 1818, "Brother William Acker made application for letters for himself and wife and it was granted."]
3) Nancy died in 1845; where was she buried?
4) William was listed as "Esq." in the 1829 will of Moses Holland.That means he was a Justice of the Peace or Justice of the Quorum by that date. Do you know when he was appointed to political office?My earliest evidence is from 1837. [Acts and Resolutions of the Gereral Assembly of the State of SC, passed in December, 1837, pp. 29: Appointments by Committee on Vacant Offices, 20 Dec. 1837. Anderson District, Justices of the Quorum: Andrew Reid, George Swilling, William Acker, Joseph Cox, George Manning, Thomas J. Sullivan vice James Douthit, declined.]
5) When and where did William Acker die? Did he go to AL with his son, Henry Dearborn Acker?William is in the 1850 Anderson Dist. census, living with James Holeman.An 1856 Anderson Dist. court case says that William Acker left Anderson 3-4 years prior to 1856. [1850 Anderson Co., Eastern Sub-Division, p. 252 #182: William Acker, 78,farmer, no re, VA; living with him, James Holeman 17.] [Anderson Dist. Court of Magistrates and Freeholders, #309, 14 Aug. 1856, William Nevitt's Lewis, Assault with intent to ravish [Rachel Frances Ann Holman]; not guilty.Some testimony as to whereabouts of William Acker, who left the county 3-4 years prior.]