ACKLEY, Nancy (Brightman) 1797-1883
Posted By: Diane M Scott (email)
Date: 8/20/2012 at 15:04:56
Nancy (Brightman) Ackley – March 12, 1797 – February 5, 1883
Nancy Brightman was born in Rhode Island, August 18, 1797. She married James Ackley, who was born in Otsego Co., NY March 12, 1797.
They moved to Illinois in 1864. Came to Iowa November 24, 1865, driving from Illinois with a team and settled upon a farm in section 20, township 94 range 17.
Mr. Ackley died February 1, 1870. They were the parents of eleven children, six sons and three daughters.
Two children preceded her in death; David who died at the age of ten, by falling from a tree and severing the jugular vein on a snag that had been cut sharp with an ax; Nancy died at the age of two, accidentally scalded by pulling a kettle of hot water onto herself.
Nancy Brightman Ackley died on February 5, 1883 at Marble Rock. Burial was in West Side Cemetery, Marble Rock.
From the "History of Floyd County 1882- Union Township, Floyd County IA"
Floyd Obituaries maintained by Kermit Kittleson.
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