Albert Acker

Albertus Acker (1757 - 1832)

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Pvt Albertus (Albert) Acker
Born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Frankfort ("Pepper Cotton"), Somerset, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Groveland, Livingston County, New York,map
Profile last modified | Created 23 May 2015
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Categories: American Revolution.

Pvt. Albert Acker served in the New York Line in the American Revolution
Service started: March, 1779
Unit(s): 3d Regt., Col. Peter Gansevoort
Service ended: March. 1781


  • Albertus (Albert) Acker was the son of Heinrich Acker (Echardt, Eckert) (1723-1774) & Magdalena Beem (Boehm) (1723-1765)
  • While his given name may have been Albertus, he was known as Albert.
  • Siblings:
    • Maria Acker 1745–
    • Anna Eckhardt 1747–
    • Anna Margaretha Acker 1749–1841
    • Agnesa Acker 1751–
    • Ursula Acker 1753–
    • Henry Acker 1756–1838
    • Magdalena Acker 1763–
    • Johannes Acker 1765–1793
  • Married Sarah Sallie Hart on 17 Jul 1786 in Frankfort ("Pepper Cotton"), Somerset, New Jersey. Children:
    • Anna Acker 1788–1845, m. Stephen Mapes Banker
    • Silas Acker 1791–1866, m. Elizabeth McClenen
    • Nathan Acker 1799–1877, m. Sally Keyser (Kiser)
    • Elizabeth Acker Newkirk 1801–1862, m. John Newkirk
    • Samuel Acker Sr 1804-1878, m. Catherine Keyser, followed by Lovina Fredline
    • Permelia Acker 1807–1833, age 26
    • Albert Acker 1811–1812 ‡
    • Levi Acker 1813-14 ‡
    • John Acker 1792–1793 ‡
    • Henry Acker 1794– , m. Mary Hold
    • Francis Acker 1797– , m. Permely Pond
    • Sarah Ann Acker 1820-1821 ‡
  • Military Service
    • Veteran of the Revolutionary War: Mustered Mar 1779; discharged 1 Mar 1781. Served in the New York Line. Company payroll of Capt Henry Talbot's Co., 3rd Regiment New York, commanded by Col Peter Gansevoort. SAR Patriot #: P-101028
  • Died 10 Jun 1831 in Groveland, Livingston, New York, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery.


  • 1790 United States Federal Census. Year: 1790; Census Place: Hillsdale, Columbia, New York; Series: M637; Roll: 6; Page: 233; Image: 262; Family History Library Film: 0568146.
  • 1810 United States Federal Census. Year: 1810; Census Place: Clinton, Dutchess, New York; Roll: 30; Page: 269; Image: 00215; Family History Library Film: 0181384
  • 1820 United States Federal Census. 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Groveland, Ontario, New York; Page: 95; NARA Roll: M33_62; Image: 58
  • 1830 United States Federal Census. 1830; Census Place: Groveland, Livingston, New York; Series: M19; Roll: 93; Page: 34; Family History Library Film: 0017153.
  • Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, Roster of Revolutionary Ancestors (see image)
  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI). Albertus Acker, Birth Date 1750, Birthplace New York, Volume 01, Page 257, Reference Heads of Families at the first U.S. census. NY. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (308p.):65
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #21861213
  • Indiana State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution applications: National Number 100313, State Number 2214, dated Sep 1970 (see image)
  • U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900. Albert Acker, Application Year 1819, Application State New York, Applicant Designation: Rejected Pension Application File, Second Applicant Name Sarah, Second Applicant Designation Other Application File. Archive Publication Number M804, Archive Roll Number 6, Total Pages in Packet 100.
  • WILL: Albert Acker; Groveland, Livingston Co., NY; 1832
    • Source: SAMPUBCO photocopy Livingston co NY Will Book Vol 2 , Pages 108
    • Written: March 8 1832 Recorded: March 4 1833 Livingston County Surrogates Court
    • "In the name of God Amen. I Albert Acker of the town of Groveland in the county of Livingston and State of New York being weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do make and constitute this my last will and testament and desire it to be recorded as such and as to such worldly estate where with I had pleased God to bless me with. I give demise & dispose in the following manner and form viz: Firstly I give and bequeath to my son Henry Acker one dollar. 2dy I give and bequeath to my son Francis Acker one dollar 3ly I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Banker fifteen dollars or one good cow. 4ly I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey Newkirk fifteen dollars or one good cow. The above legacies to be paid by Sarah my wife in three years after my decease. Sixthly I leave and bequeath to my loveing wife Sarah Acker the use of all my real Estate and personal property to be at her control in during her life time or as long as she remains my widow. In case my said wife should yet married I allow my executor hereafter named if the think (not readable) best for the benefit and heirs to take the property from my wife. Except he dower right and take care of it for my heirs herein after named and after the decease of my wife I allow and order my said executors to sell all my real & personal Estate to the best advises (not readable) the case. And my executors is hereby empowered to sell the same and make to the purchases good and sufficient titles in law for the same as much so as I might have done in my life time and the monies accruing from such property It is my will & pleasure that my son Silas Acker be paid fifteen dollars which together with some Seventy one dollars I gave him some twenty years ago constitutes his share And all the residies of money accrueing from said sales is to be paid by my said Executors to my fore Said viz Nathan Acker Samuel Acker Albert Acker and Levi Acker in Equal shares to be divided. I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint my Friends John Boyd & David Gamble of Groveland my Executors of this my last will & testament hereby revoking all other & former wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 8th day of March 1832. Signed sealed published & (not readable) by the said testator Albert Acker on & for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator. his mark Albert + Acker"
  • "Oft Told Tales" by Nora Del Smith Gumble as reprinted in the Decatur Daily Democrat, Adams Co, Indiana; 22 March 1969 (but unsourced)
    • " Samuel Acker's "father, Albert, was a Revolutionary soldier who served in a New York regiment from 1 March 1779 to 1 March 1781. That places him in the army of Stony Point. I seem to have heard that he was fifteen and that he was a drummer boy. Uncle Norman Acker (4th child, oldest son) at Pleasant Mills, Ind., has an old flintlock musket that was purported to have been a Revolutionary gun."
    • "Albert's name was on the muster roll at West Point in 1779. In 1781, Washington took the older soldiers at West Point and marched them south cross-country for the battle at Yorktown, in October 1781...
    • "Before the trek (west) started, Grandfather Samuel and his brother, Nathan, married sisters, Catherine and Sally Keyer (or Kiser), born near Geneva in Wayne County, N. Y. which adjoins Seneca."
    • Albert Acker's Revolutionary War pension was revoked in 1823 - and Sarah Acker's reinstatement request of 1845 was denied as Albert was determined to be a deserter."
    • "During the investigation, the government concluded Albert was born in or about 1760. Military payroll records during Albert's enlistment list both Conrad and Albert Acker."

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American Rifleman

SAR Application 100313 (1970)
SAR Application 100313 (1970)

Indiana DAR Roster of Revolutionary Ancestors
Indiana DAR Roster of Revolutionary Ancestors

Albert Acker, Headstone, 1832
Albert Acker, Headstone, 1832


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