Re: Native American Ackleys
By Carole November 23, 2002 at 12:19:02
I did find some Native American Ackleys once, while looking for records of my own Ackley line.
There were two students at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School 1879-1918 [Pennsylvania].You can find the file in the State search at USGenweb.com.
Their names were James and Albert Ackley, of the Chippewa nation.
I know that my gg grandfather, Elias C. Ackley (1826-1873) was returning from the California Gold Rush with a friend, and was attacked and robbed. The thieves cut their throats, and an Indian tribe rescued and nursed them back to health.*
When I found the file, I wondered if they were related, or descended from friends of his.
*source:Alice McKeen; a copy of her letter can be found on the Ed and Allen Ackley site, I believe, at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/4437/http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/4437/
If they don't have it posted anymore, write and ask, if interested.I think they may have removed our line because we haven't been able to tie it into theirs.