Re: Benjamin Ackley b. 1753
That site is not a comprehensive list of Benjamin and Hannah's children/descendents. I, too, am researching this line. The descendents of this family use the name Ackley and Acla. I think that confuses a lot of people during research. It seems, according to most people, that there were two Benjamin Ackla/Ackleys who settled in Bradford County. One in the Durrell/Asylum area and another in the Wyalusing area. The Wyalusing branch moved up around the Rome/Orwell area and the Durrell/Asylum branch pretty much stayed within that general vincinity.
The specific line that I am researching is:
Benjamin Ackla/Ackley 1753-1835
m. Hannah Bennett
Jonathan Ackla/Ackley About 1802 - ?
m. Elizabeth "Betsey" Vinson
William H. Ackla/Ackley 1825-1916
m. Catherine ?
Uriah Acla 1861-1940
m. Mary A. Benjamin 1861-1914
Atla Acla 1903-1964
m. Viola Hatch 1908-1978
m. Ann M. Brown
Lawrence C. Acla
m. Leigh Taffe
James C. Acla
I believe that William was the son of Jonathan. In the 1830 Asylum Township census, Jonathan (last named spelled as Ackley) lived with his spouse and two children, one male and one female, under 5. This supports my theory that William Acla, born 1825, is the son of Jonathan.
In the 1850 census, William is living with William and Hannah Coolbaugh.
There is also a William Acla, age 21, in the 1850 census for Durrell, living with an Angeline Acla, also 21.