Ackers and Hancock (Tomb e)

Murdock (Tomb d) Left Pointing Hand Right Pointing Hand Richards (Tomb f)

Tomb e Inscription
William Acker's Tomb 1817
& Henry K. Hancock's

Tomb e, Ackers and Hancock

William Ackers, bapt. Oct. 18, 1719. d. Oct. 9, 1794, aged 76 yrs. His wife:
Hannah (White) Ackers, dau. of Edward White, bapt. Feb. 12, 1727, d. Nov. 30, 1800, aged 74 yrs. Their chn:
Sarah Ackers Sharp, wid. Of Robert Sharp bapt. April 24, 1757, d. Sept. 2, 1843, aged 87 yrs.
Susanna Ackers, bapt. Feb. 26, 1749. d. -
Hannah Ackers Allen, bapt. Feb. 26, 1749. mar. 1st Henry Kelham. mar. 2nd Joseph Allen of Worcester. d. Feb. 24, 1832, aged 82 yrs.
Ann Ackers Hancock. See Belcher Hancock.
William Ackers,R. C. C. b. at Brookline Aug. 21, 1765. d. at Brookline, July 14, 1841, aged 76 yrs. His wife:
Mehitable Hyslop, dau. of Rev. Robert Abercrombie, b. at Pelham, Mass. 1768. d. at Brookline, Dec. 23, 1843, aged 75 yrs. Their chn:
David Hyslop Ackers, b. - d. Jan. 25, 1833, aged 34 yrs.
Hannah Ackers, b. at Brookline, Feb. 5, 1800,J. D. G. d. at Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1882. (unmar.)
Mehitable Ackers, b. at Brookline, March 6, 1804.J. D. G. d. at Cambridge, March 11, 1886, aged 82 yrs.
John Ackers, bapt. Feb. 1, 1807. d. -
F. P. C. R. and Mr. S. S. Crosby, 21 Sacramento St., Cambridge.

"The names of John and William Ackers, and that of their father, appeared on the petition for the separation of Muddy River from Boston in 1704. In 1744 the Ackers built a fine large house on the corner of Brighton and Boylston Streets, which was quite imposing for a farm-house in those days. In the Revolutionary times it was occupied as barracks for the colonial troops, but the family did not leave it, as many families left their houses but divided with the soldiers and bore the inconvenience.

"Mr. William Ackers died in 1794, at a good old age. His son William, the third of the name, married the adopted daughter of Mr William Hyslop.

"Mr. Hyslop gave her a great wedding, which was a grand event in the town for those times, and was not only a theme for tea-table chat, but was remembered, talked of, and written about, long after. The sons of this marriage were outlived by their father, who died in 1841, the last male member of this ancient family." H. F. W., p. 311.

Belcher Hancock, b. -. d. May 14, 1813, aged 59 yrs. His wife:
Ann Ackers Hancock, dau. of Wm. and Hannah (White) Ackers, b. Nov. 10, 1760. d. Nov. 28, 1847, aged 87 yrs. Their son:
Henry Kelham Hancock, bapt. at Brookline, Jan. 4, 1789. d. at Boston, July 8, 1854.
Ann Hancock, dau. of Belcher, bapt. Aug. 29, 1790. d. -.
Ebenezer Hancock, son of Belcher, bapt. Mar. 25, 1792. d. -.
William Hancock, son of Belcher, bapt. Feb. 9, 1794. d. -.
Mary, dau. of Belcher, bapt. Nov. 20, 1796, by Mr. Kellogg. d. Sept. 26, 1797.
Mary, dau. of Belcher, bapt. Nov. 25, 1798. d. -.
Belcher, son of Belcher, bapt. July 27, 1800, by Mr. Gray.
Hannah, dau. of Belcher, bapt. Oct. 3, 1802. d. -.
John, son of Belcher, bapt. Oct. 30, 1803, by Mr. Bradford. d. at Phila, Pa., Nov. 14, 1835.
F. P. C. R. and Mrs. Kilby Page.

Text from Harriet Alma Cummings. Burials and Inscriptions in the Walnut Street Cemetery. Brookline: The Riverdale Press, 1920.

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