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From my Book "Line of Descent of George Roger Gilbert": Part IV

Five - Great - Grandparents

and beyond

204. Samuel Hackley and 205. Irene Tilden - (Peter Hackley, 102; Anna Hackley, 51; Lucy Ann Bliss, 25; Adelbert Mahlon Barber, 12; Harry Emmett Barber, 06; Mildred Barber, 03, George Roger Gilbert, 01).

Samuel Hackley was born October 1, 1740 in Lebanon, Connecticut, son of Marshal and Hannah (Abell) Hackley.

Barbour Collection Records: Hackley -

Marshal, m. Hannah Abel, Oct.3,1739
Samuel, s. [Marshal & Hannah], b.Oct.1,1740

Irene Tilden was born February 22, 1746 in Tolland , Connecticut, daughter of Isaac and Irene (Phelps) Tilden

Barbour Collection Records: ...................

Tolland, Hebron:

Tilden, Arine, dau. Isaac & Irene Phelps, b. 22 Feb. 1746
Tilden , Isaac, Jr. m. Ireene Phelps, Nov. 10, 1743

The marriage of Samuel Hackley and Irene Tilden took place November 8, 1764 in New London, Connecticut.

Barbour Collection Records: Hackley -

Hackley, Samuel and Arine Tilden, m. 08 Nov 1764 in New London, Colchester.

Samuel Hackley and Irene Hackley were living in Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts when the 1790 Federal Census was taken. At that time a male 16 or more years of age was living with them. Their son, Peter Hackley, with one son under 16 and 2 females, also lived in Richmond.

Samuel died April 9, 1808 in Richmond, Massachusetts and I presume was buried there. His Vital records say his age was 66 while his birth record proclaims it would have been 68. I have not yet uncovered the death date for his wife Irene Hackley.

I found the Richmond Massachusetts Vital Records Lm38 R41 and discovered:

Hackley, Samuel, Apr. 9, 1808 a 66

February 3, 1996

Today I went back to the Mormon Family History Library on Murray Hill Road in Vestal.

The fact that Peter Hackley was only aged 26 to 45 in the 1800 census means that he could not be the Peter Hackley, son of Marshall, born 20 Jul 1743. In that same census was Samuel Hackley who was over 45. They were the only Hackleys in the 1790 and 1800 census of Richmond, Mass. I was looking for a birth record showing that Samuel had a son, Peter. I did not find any. On the strength of the hunch that Samuel is Anna Bliss's grandfather, I looked for a marriage record for Samuel Hackley and that lead to the following discoveries found in the microfiche records of relatives of members of the Mormon Church and in the Barbour Collection, vital records of towns in Connecticut.

Tilden, Arine, dau. Isaac & Irene Phelps, b. 22 Feb. 1746, Tolland, Hebron
Hackley, Samuel and Arine Tilden, m. 08 Nov 1764 in New London, Colchester.

I copied other microfiche records first that are duplicated by the records from the Barbour Collection. That collection is the easier to read and more accurate set of records so I will put them here.

New London,Colchester - all Tilden

Arine, m. Samuel Hackley, Nov. 8, 1764
Joseph W., of Lebanon, m. Clarissa E. Fuller of Colchester, Nov. 25, 1841 by Rev. Daniel
G. Sprague, West Chester.
Judeth, d. Isaac, b. Apr. 30 1749
Judith, m. Oliver Buel, Dec. 15, 1768


THE HACKLEY FAMILY

Monday, August 28, 1989

Took a trip to Syracuse today. The old Syracuse Public Library has been moved and is now called the Onondaga County Library. It is located in the "Gallery", whose front is on Warren Street, a sort of metro center with Dey Brothers accessible, a food court and other things. It is located across the street from the Hotel Syracuse and directly behind the extension of the Hotel Syracuse called the Hilton Syracuse. I arrived in Syracuse at about 9:30 but did not actually get to the library until 11.

Armed with information about Anna Hackley, I went directly to the Barbour Collection of Vital Records of Connecticut. Those records are micro-film copies of the micro-film produced by the Mormon Church. I looked at the town of Lebanon, Conn. and found:

page 75 - Hackley
Marshal,m.Hannah Abel,Oct.3,1739
Samuel,s.[Marshal & Hannah],b.Oct.1,1740

Vital Records of Norwich Lc 76 N 832 B.

Hackley, Peter the son of Marshal Hackley & his wife Hannah was born July 20th 1743. Hackley, Simeon the son of John & his wife, Kathrine was born June 1st 1748
Sluman, Thomas & Sarah Bliss m. 1668

Wednesday, August 30, 1989

Made another trip to the Onondaga County Public Library

The Galleries of Syracuse
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202-2494,

arrived about 9 A.M.

I had written myself some notes as to what I should look at today. I went back to the Vital Records of Norwich that I hurried through Monday. In addition I found:

Betty & Sarah: ye twin daughters of Marshall Hackley & his wife, Hannah was born March 19th 1745/6
Hannah, ye wife of Marshall Hackley died on the 13th day of October, 1749.

Next, I discovered that not only does the library have micro-film of the Vital Records by town but that they have micro-film of the actual cards from the original collection. These cards are alphabetical and when a repeat name occurs they are copied chronologically. I had not the slightest idea as to which town to look for Marshall Hackley's father but with the alphabetical list I found:

Hackley, Marshall s. Peter & Elizabeth, b.Oct.21, 1715 New London,Conn.
Hackley, Peter m. wid. Elizabeth Baker, July 31, 1699 New London,Conn.
Hackley, Peter m. Lydia Darrow, Aug. 3, 1708 New London,Conn.

Having found Marshall's father in New London, I now took the roll of micro-film containing New London to look at. I found:

Hackley, Elizabeth d.Peter & Elizabeth,b.Feb.1, 1709
, George s.Peter & Elizabeth,b. Aug.13, 1719
, Johanna d.Peter & Elizabeth,b.Apr.3, 1703
, Joan[n]h d.Peter & Elizabeth,b.Apr.3, 1703
, Joannah m.Thomas Crocker,Jr.,June 22, 1721
, Marshall s.Peter & Elizabeth,b.Oct.21, 1715
, Peter m.Lydia Darrow, Aug. 3, 1708
, Richard s. Peter & Elizabeth,b. Apr.14, 1711
, Sarah d.Peter,b.Sept.2,1713
Baker, Elizabeth wid. m. Peter Harkly, July 31, 1699
, Elizabeth d. Joshua & Hanna[h],b.May 9, 1676
, Joshua of New London d.Dec. 27, 1717
, Elizabeth m. Richard Atwell, Mar. 11, 1703
Harkly, Peter m.wid. Elizabeth Baker, July 31, 1699

At first, I thought Peter married Elizabeth, the daughter of Joshua & Hanna[h], but after looking at all the New London records see that she married Richard Atwell. That means the widow Baker has a different maiden name and will be very difficult to uncover.

Thursday, February 1, 1996

Went to the Mormon Church Family History Library to check out and authenticate Peter Hackley, father of Anna (Hackley) Bliss. He has given me some concern and doubt and I am in the middle of writing his history into my book. I want to be correct about his daughter's ancestry. An earlier article I found on John M. Hackley, son of Samuel Nathan, son of Aaron, son of Peter says that Peter was born in Hebron, Conn. When I arrived at the Library, I asked if they had the Barbour collection and to my surprise they said yes. The Barbour collection is a copy of all the vital records from the towns in Connecticut. I checked the vital records of Hebron and found no Hackley's at all! Here is what I found some of it is new and some I may have had before.

Peter Hackely and Elizabeth Waterhouse Baker, married 31 Jul 1699 in New London, Lebanon.

I knew everything but the name Waterhouse before as she was called the widow Baker then.
Their children;

Hackley, Johanna, ch. Peter & Elizabeth Waterhouse Baker, b. 03 Apr. 1703
Hackley, Elizabeth, " , b. 01 Feb. 1709
Hackley, Richard, " , b. 14 Apr. 1711
Hackley, Sarah, " , b. 02 Sept. 1713
Hackley, Marshall, " , b. 21 Oct. 1715
Hackley, George, " , b. 13 Aug. 1719
Hackley, John , " , b. 13 Aug. 1719

Richard Hackley above was the father of a son Peter Hackley b. 27 Jan. 1742.
Johanna Hackley married Thomas Crocker, Jr. 22 Jun 1721
Hackley, Marshall & Hannah Abell, m. 03 Oct 1739.
children;
Hackley, Samuel, b. 02 Oct 1740
Hackley, Peter, b. 20 Jul 1743
Hackley, Betty, b. 19 Mar 1745
Hackley, Sarah, b. 19 Mar 1745

Peter Hackley's daughter Lucy was born in 1789.

I was unable to determine if Richard Hackley's son Peter had a son Peter who would have been born around the time Mary Rowley, wife of Peter Hackley, was born. I also could not find children for Marshall Hackley's son Samuel to see if he had a son Peter.

Thursday, February 22, 1996

Went again to Syracuse to the Onondaga County Library. Still do not have positive proof that Samuel Hackley had a son Peter. Looked first at the Vital Records of Richmond, Massachusetts again and saw that Peter's son Aaron named his second oldest child, Irene, which was Samuel's wife's name , and another child Samuel Nathan. The circumstantial evidence keeps mounting. Here are those Vital Records I copied.

Births -children of Peter -
Aaron bp. July 1, 1798
Anna bp. May 19, 1799
Lucy bp. July 1, 1798
Polly bp. July 1, 1798

Children of Aaron -
Elizabeth bp. May 12, 1822
Irene bp. Feb. 22, 1816
Jane Ann bp. June 4, 1818
Nancy Marie bp. Dec. 29, 1810
Samuel Nathan bp. March 26, 1820
Sara Lucy bp. Aug. 30, 1825

There were children of Isaiah and Calvin Tilden listed in these vital statistics as well as some of the name Tracy.

Deaths included: Hackleys
Jane, d. Aaron, March 24, 1836 ae 17
Samuel, April 9, 1808 aged 66

Tilden
Isaac, twin son Calvin and Lydia July 11, 1777
Isaac, Jan. 9, 1792 ae 77
Jeremiah, twin son Calvin and Lydia Aug. 4, 1777
_______, widow, Aug. 21, 1809 ae 85

In another book about Richmond, Mass. , RICHMOND, MASSACHUSETTS 1765-1965, LM 38 R 41 A under Churches and Religious Groups on page 67 was...

Another time, Peter Hackley complained that Richard Rowley failed to stick to an agreement he had made to sell Hackley a farm and an appeal was made to the church for justice. The outcome of this case is not recorded, but we surmise that it had a bearing on the fact that shortly afterward Rowley was excommunicated because " he has embraced the sentiments of a different denomination of professing Christians."

Great - Great - Great - Great - Grandparents

102. Peter Hackley and 103. Mary Rowley -( Orrin Bliss, 50; Lucy Ann Bliss, 25; Adelbert Mahlon Barber, 12; Harry Emmett Barber, 06; Mildred Barber, 03; George Roger Gilbert, 01).

Peter Hackley was born in the 1760s in the vicinity of Hebron, Connecticut, the son of Samuel and Irene (Tilden) Hackley. He moved with his family to Richmond, Massachusetts where he married Mary Rowley, daughter of Colonel Aaron and Anna (Richmond) Rowley, on June 23, 1785. Mary Rowley was born in Middletown, Connecticut in the 1760s and moved with her family to Richmond, Massachusetts in 1772. They were the parents of 1 son, Aaron Hackley, and 3 daughters, Lucy, Polly, and Anna Hackley.

For many years I had searched for the marriage record of Orrin Bliss and the maiden name of Orrin Bliss's wife, Anna Hackley. Information about them came at first from the Bliss Genealogy. The first printing of that book did not contain any information concerning their marriage date nor her maiden name. The second printing I discovered in 1989 and information about the marriage was now included. They were married in Canaan, NY. and her maiden name was given as Mackley. I drove to Canaan, made some inquiries and ended up in Kinderhook, NY at the Columbia County Historical Society. The marriage record showed that her maiden name was not Mackley but Hackley. Her place of residence was given as Richmond, Massachusetts, which is located a short distance from Canaan, NY where she was married. My trips and discovery all took place around August 23rd, 1989, long after I knew only her first and married names.

.......... In addition, when I looked at the 1790,1800, 1810 census indices for Mass., and N.Y. I could not find any Mackley. Because of all the other errors (in the Bliss genealogy) , I began to suspect an error here. Certainly, there would have been some mention of Mackley (in the census indices).

On Wednesday, Aug. 23rd 1989, I decided to go to Canaan to check the authenticity of the name Mackley. I left the house about 9:30 and returned by 7:30, having traveled by route 23 out of Oneonta, across the Rip Van Winkle bridge, up routes 9, and 295 to Canaan. There I found the Congregational Church and talked to the people in the house next. They had no records. The lady said she had helped them record some records down in the town of Kinderhook at the "History House".

After thanking her, I rode 5 miles further to Richmond, Mass.. I was surprised and disappointed. It was really not a collection of homes and stores but simply a lot of homes spread all along the highway. I found two cemeteries, but nothing of value in either.

I returned to Kinderhook, which I had passed through on my way to Canaan, and inquired at the Library about the "History House". The Librarian told me where I could find the Columbia County Historical Society. I arrived there about 2:30 P.M. and left when they closed at 4. There I found the copied record of Orrin Bliss's marriage:

Records of the Canaan Congregation Church

1817, Jan. 28 Orin Bliss - Otsego & Anne Hackey - Richmond (the l in Hackley was missing.)

Pres: Simeon Hackley (the last name was typed with an e and an l as an overstike); Avery Babcock; Eben Southerland.

(Those "Pres:"ent was an additional find for me. I now believe her last name is Hackley and am sure Simeon is either her brother or father.)

Next, I searched the 1790, 1800 and 1810 census to see if Hackleys existed in Mass. or New York. I found:

1790 - no Hackleys in the Massachusetts census ^

Columbia County Canaan town pg 60

Males under 16 Males over 16 Females

Hackley, Andrew 2 2 6

Hackley, Simeon 1 4 5


1800 index showed in New York: page

Hackley, Andrew 2078 : 2 Columbia County

Hackley, Simeon 2078 : 2 Columbia County

Hackley, Thomas 478 : 5 Otsego County


1810 showed No Hackleys in Columbia County, New York

page

Hackley, A. Otsego 119 0 0 1 0 1 - 0 2 (the rest of the females are not given)

Hackley, D. Otsego 119 0 0 1 0 1 - 1 1

Hackley, J. Otsego 119 3 0 0 1 0 - 0 1

Hackley, R. Otsego 119 0 0 1 0 0 - 1 0

Hackley, Roger Otsego 119 2 1 0 1 0 - 1 0

Hackley, T. Otsego 120 2 1 0 1 0 - 1 0

No Simeon

Next, the librarian showed me a book containing "Abstracts of Wills of Columbia County, New York".

on page 4 Book A. from 1786-1798

Ezekiel Hackley of Lebanon.

Dated June 4, 1788. Probated February 9, 1789.

Mentions: wife Anna; son: Elah: daughters: Arathusa and Anna.

Executors: Nehemiah Fitch and Simeon Hackley

Witnesses: Nehemiah Fitch, Nathan Lee, Simeon Hackley and Roswell Pebody.

The Rowley Genealogy contained the name of Orrin's mother, Abigail Rowley and I remembered that her sister had married someone named Hackley. It turned out to be Peter Hackley. I thought someone in his family may have been Anna Hackley Bliss's father. On my next trip I discovered that Anna's father was named Peter Hackley.


Monday, August 28, 1989

Took a trip to Syracuse today. The old Syracuse Public Library has been moved and is now called the Onondaga County Library. It is located in the "Gallery", whose front is on Warren Street, a sort of metro center with Dey brothers accessible, a food court and other things. It is located across the street from the Hotel Syracuse and directly behind the extension of the Hotel Syracuse called the Hilton Syracuse. .....

Armed with information about Anna Hackley, I went directly to the Barbour Collection of Vital Records of Connecticut. Those records are micro-film copies of the micro-film produced by the Mormon Church. I looked at the town of Lebanon, Conn. and found:

page 75 - Hackley

Marshal, m.Hannah Abel, Oct.3,1739

Samuel, s. [Marshal & Hannah], b. Oct.1,1740

.................Still uncertain of the connection between any of these people, I turned to the books in this beautiful library. I found the Richmond Massachusetts Vital Records Lm38 R41 and discovered:

Births

Hackley,Aaron, ch. Peter, bp. July 1, 1798 c.r.

,Anna, d. Peter, bp. May 19, 1799 c.r.

,Lucy, ch. Peter, bp. July 1,1798 c.r.

,Polly, ch. Peter, bp. July 1, 1798 c.r.

Marriages

Hackley, Lucy (see Polly)

, Peter and Mary Rowley, June 23, 1785

Rowley, Abigail and Charles Bliss, Mar. 14, 1790

, Anna and Thomas Leadbetter, int. June 29, 1791

, Erastus and Eunice Cone, Mar. 10, 1799

, Mary and Peter Hackley, June 23, 1785

, Olive and Erastus Tracey [int. Tracy of Pittsfield], Oct. 14, 1792 [Tracy c.r.]

When I came to look at the 1790 and 1800 censuses from Richmond, Massachusetts, I began to eliminate some of the doubt about Peter Hackley. Only two Hackley names appeared in that town's census in 1790. One was Samuel Ha(r)kley and the other Peter Ha(r)kley. In 1800 the names are listed as Peter and Samuel Hackley. No Harkleys are listed in 1800. I am sure the change from an original c to r is an error in transcribing and that these are the same persons in both censuses. In 1800, the census that better defines an age, Peter Hackley was between the ages of 26 and 45 and could not have been 57 years old as he would have been in 1800, if he were the son of Marshall Hackley.


1790 Mass. Census Berkshire County


Town of Richmond

Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊÊ Free white males of 16 years Ê ÊFree white males Ê Free white females

Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êand upward including Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê under 16 years Ê Ê Êincluding heads

Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊÊ heads of households Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êof households


Harkley, Samuel Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 2 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1

Harkley, Peter Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 1 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 2


1800 Mass. Census


MALES FEMALES

Berkshire County Ê Ê Êunder 10 16 26 over || under 10 16 26 over

Town of Richmond Ê Ê Ê10 Ê16 26 45 Ê45 Ê|| Ê 10 Ê16 26 45 45

Hackley , Peter Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 0 Ê Ê1 Ê0 1 ÊÊ 0 Ê Ê Ê 2 Ê Ê1 Ê0 Ê1 0

Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊÊ , Samuel Ê Ê Ê Ê0 ÊÊ 0 Ê 0 0 Ê Ê1 Ê Ê Ê0 Ê Ê 0Ê 0 Ê 0 1

Because in 1790 and 1800 there are only two Hackley families listed in Richmond, Massacusetts, I have to believe they are related. Samuel Hackley does have one son living with him in 1790 showing that he did have children. Also, living but 5 miles away in Canaan, NY, are Simeon and Andrew Hackley who might be related. Simeon was a witness to the marriage of Peter's daughter Anna and Orrin Bliss. Peter could be another of Samuel's sons, married and with a family. Peter's wife would be the correct age for Mary Rowley who was born in the 1760s. Since, because of age, neither the 1743 Peter Hackley, son of Marshall Hackely, nor the 1742 Peter Hackley, son of Richard Hackley, could be the Peter Hackley in this census, another Peter Hackley had to exit. Thus I am certain Mary, the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Rowley, was the bride of Peter Hackely who is most likely the son of Samuel Hackley.

My ancestor, Peter Hackley, was married 15 years before 1800. The Peter Hackley in the 1800 census had children all born within that time period and the vital records of Richmond, seen above, show him to have 1 son and 3 daughters. These records verify that he could be the person who married in Richmond, Massachusetts, Mary Rowley of Richmond. In addition, Samuel Hackley would be the correct age to be Samuel, the son of Marshal and Hannah Hackley born October 1, 1740. from the Lebanon, Connecticut vital records.

Thursday, February 22, 1996

Went again to Syracuse to the Onondaga County Library. Still do not have positive proof that Samuel Hackley had a son Peter. Looked first at the Vital Records of Richmond, Massachusetts again and saw that Peter's son Aaron named his second oldest children, Irene, which was Samuel's wife's name , and another child Samuel Nathan. The circumstantial evidence keeps mounting. Here are those Vital Records I copied.

Births -

Children of Peter -

Aaron bp. July 1, 1798

Anna bp. May 19, 1799

Lucy bp. July 1, 1798

Polly bp. July 1, 1798

The following article is about John Hackley, the great-grandson of Peter and Mary (Rowley) Hackley and gives further circumstantial evidence that Samuel Hackley was Peter's father. The article mentions that Aaron's maternal grandfather was Nathan Scott. If Samuel Hackley was Aaron's paternal grandfather, his paternal grandmother was Irene Tilden. The article states that Aaron named two of his children Samuel Nathan Hackely and Irena Hackley. Aaron Hackley was the brother of Anna (Hackley) Bliss, my 3-great-grandmother.

Today, 8/24/89 I decided to see what information I could find in the Vestal Public Library. I browsed through some other history books and found in a History of Otsego County the following.

" JOHN M. HACKLEY

John M. Hackely, who occupies and important position among the agriculturists who are conducting the farming interests of Hartwick, was born in this town, August 3, 1846. He is a son of Samuel Nathan Hackley, who came of good old New England stock, and was born among the Berkshire hills, in the town of Richmond, Berkshire, Co., Mass., January 26, 1820, and in after life became a prosperous farmer of this section. He in turn was a son of Aaron Hackley, who was a native of the same State, and a son of Peter Hackley. The latter was born in Hebron, Conn., moved to Massachusetts when a young man, married Miss Polly Rowley, of the town of Richmond, and resided there many years prior to coming to Otsego County to spend his last days.

The grandfather of subject grew to stalwart manhood in his native town, was there married in due time, and in 1836 came with his wife and six children to this county, making the removal all the way from the Berkshire hills to this section with a team. He first purchased a farm near Toddsville, which he occupied a short time. He changed farms two or three times, and in 1849 took possession of the one that our subject now owns and occupies. This is one of the oldest farms in this section, and was formerly known as the "Winsor Farm," having been owned by Mr. Winsor, who was one of the first settlers of the county. It is related that when he bought the land, which was then heavily timbered, with but a log cabin for improve-ment, he gave a pair of shoes for the first payment. The grandfather of subject remained a resident of the place until his death, August 26, 1862

The maiden name of the grandmother of subject was Betsy Scott. She was born in the same town as her husband, and was a daughter of Nathan Scott, who is thought to have been a native of Long Island, whence he removed to Richmond, purchased a farm, and remained a resident of that Massachusetts town until his demise. He married Annie Simmons, who was a lifelong resident of Richmond. The grandmother of subject died May 31, 1845. These are the names of the seven children she reared - Nancy Maria, Polly, Irena, Jane Annie, Samuel Nathan, Elizabeth and Sarah Lucy.

The father of subject was the only son of the family. He was reared to the life of a farmer, and always resided with his parents or they with him until death parted them and he succeeded his father in the ownership of the homestead, which is a valuable piece of property. Here he died September 18, 1876, were old age had come upon him, leaving behind him the record of a well-spent life. September 16, 1840, he had married Miss Betsy Murdock, who was born in Hartwick, July 22, 1822, and is still living on the old homestead. Her father, John Murdock, was a native of Vermont, as were his parents so far as known. When he was young they came to this county from their old home among the hills of Vermont, with oxteams, and were among the early settlers of the town of Hartwick, and here spent the remainder of their days. The grandfather of our subject chose the occupation of farmer, which had been followed by the family for generations, and after marriage with Belinda Wheeler, located in Bissell Hollow, where he lived a number of years. He then removed to the locality know as the "White House" purchased a farm, and there died July 14, 1833. His wife survived him many years, her death occuring March 10, 1854.

John M. Hackley is one of four children, he being the only son. His sisters were named Emmer, Ella and Addie, the latter of whom died at the age of Fourteen years. Our subject received a good education in the public schools, and in his youth a sound training in all that pertained to agriculture, as he was the only one upon whom his father could depend for help in carrying on his farm. He has always lived with his parents, and since his father's death has managed the homestead, which he keeps up to the same standard of cultivation and improvement that it attained in other hands. In 1888 he bought a farm adjoining the homestead, which he operated in connection with it, and does an extensive and profitable business in general farming and stock raising, having his farms well stocked.

December 4, 1878, Mr. Hackley was united in marriage with Miss Fannie Carr, a native of Hartwick, and a daughter of Edwin Carr, of whom an extended sketch appears elsewhere in this work. Mr. and Mrs. Hackley have made their home a cheerful and attractive abiding place and the center of true hospitality. Their children, of whom they have three - Ethel May, Addie M. and Laura B. - are being reared under wholesome home influences.

Our subject and his wife are members of the Christian Church, which he has served as trustee, and in their exemplary daily lives show the worth and sincerity of their religious profession. In politics he is a Democrat. Socially, his is a member of Hartwick Grange No. 746. "

Until I can prove otherwise, I believe that Peter Hackley was the son of Samuel Hackley and that he was born between 1760 and 1765. His wife, was Mary Rowley, the daughter of Colonel Aaron and Anna (Richmond) Rowley and was born in the 1760s. They all lived in Richmond, Massachusetts until early in the 1800s when their children moved to Otsego County, NY. They later followed. The daugh-ters of the Colonel, Mary and Abigail, each had children that married each other. Mary's daughters, Anna Hackley and Polly Hackley married Abigail's sons, Orrin Bliss and Alfred Bliss, respectively. Colonel Rowley was a Revolutionary War Soldier of some acclaim. He, with his two sons, Aaron, Jr. and Moses, fought in the stuggle at Ticonderoga and in other battles.

I have very little information about either Peter Hackley or Mary (Polly) Rowley. During my most recent library visit I came across this piece about Peter.

Thursday, February 22, 1996

Went again to Syracuse to the Onondaga County Library. In another book about Richmond, Mass. , RICHMOND, MASSACHUSETTS 1765-1965, LM 38 R 41 A under Churches and Religious Groups on page 67 was...

"Another time, Peter Hackley complained that Richard Rowley failed to stick to an agreement he had made to sell Hackley a farm and an appeal was made to the church for justice. The outcome of this case is not recorded, but we surmise that it had a bearing on the fact that shortly afterward Rowley was excommun-icated because ï he has embraced the sentiments of a different denomination of professing Christians.' "

When and where Peter and Mary Hackley died and were buried I do not know. If the article on the life of John M. Hackley is correct, they died in Otsego Co., NY. Other Bliss family members were buried near Hartwick, NY.

The Children of Peter and Mary (Rowley) Hackley

I. Aaron bp. July 1, 1798 in Richmond, Mass. m. Besty Scott, daughter of Nathan Scott. Aaron died August 26, 1862. Betsy died May 31, 1845

Children:

1. 1. Nancy Marie bp. Dec. 29, 1810
2. 2. Irene bp. Feb. 22, 1816
3. 3.Jane Ann bp. June 4, 1818, d. March 24, 1836
4. 4. Samuel Nathan bp. March 26, 1820, d. September 18, 1876; m. September 16, 1840 in Hartwick, NY, Betsy Murdock, b. July 22, 1822, in Hartwick.
5. Children:
1. A. Emmer (Emma ?),
2. B. Ella
3. C. Addie - died at age 14
4. D. John M. Hackley - born August 3, 1846 in Hartwick, NY. Married December 4, 1878, Fannie Carr, daughter of Edwin Carr of Hartwick, NY.
5. Children:
1. i. Ethel May
2. ii. Addie M.
3. iii. Laura B.

6. 5. Elizabeth bp. May 12, 1822
7. 6. Sara Lucy bp. Aug. 30, 1825

II Lucy bp. July 1, 1798; married James Mercer of Canaan, May 7, 1811

III Polly bp. July 1, 1798; married July 12, 1812, Alfred Bliss of Otsego, Co., NY, son of Charles and Abigail (Rowley) Bliss, of Otsego Co., NY.

Children:

Had two sons and one daughter all born between 1810 and 1820. There may have been other children born later.

IV Anna - baptised May 19, 1799, died June 10, 1883 in Binghamton, NY. Married January 28, 1817, in Canaan, Columbia Co., NY, Orrin Bliss - born August 26, 1794, Otsego Co., NY , died January 17, 1883 in Binghamton, NY.; son of Charles and Abigail (Rowley) Bliss, of Otsego Co., NY.
Children: (Bliss)

1. I. Lucy Ann - born November 19, 1819 in Otsego, Co., NY; died June 20, 1894 in Binghamton, NY; married William H. Barber, born November 9, 1819, died April 23, 1888 in Binghamton, NY. Children: (Barber) (See Part 3, page 73 of this work)
2. II. Louisa M. - born 1825, died 1884. Married by Rev. J. W. Davidson, January 12, 1854, Levi S. Mayhew born 1816, died 1902. He was a Stone mason in 1880. Both are buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, plot 55E, Binghamton, New York. Children:
1. I. Alice M. - born 1855. Married William M. Layton born 1857. In 1880 he was a wagonmaker.
2. II. Mary E. - born 1856
3. III.Anna E. - born 1858, died 1897. Married Lorin S. Harding, born 1854, died 1909. He was a painter in 1880. Both are buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Plot 55 E, Binghamton, New York.
4. III. Sonija - born 1826
5. IV. Charles M. - born 1827. Married Orilla Bogart, born 1839. The daughter of Parmelia Bogart - born 1812 in Herkimer, County, New York. Charles was a farmer who later ran a Creamery in Binghamton, New York ^.
Children:
1. 1. Ellen - born 1855. Married ____?____ Carmine.
2. 2. Orrin E. - born 1857, died September 6, 1875, aged 17 years.
3. 3. Charles, Jr. - born 1860
4. 4. Estella - born 1864
5. 5. Louella - born 1864, died January 8, 1875, aged 9 years.
6. 6. Minnie - born 1869
6. V. Aaron H. - born 1835. Married by Rev. H. B. Clarke, November 9, 1857 in the Village of Binghamton, NY, Mary Emma Carmin, born 1837 in Cataragus, County, New York. Both were from the Town of Union, Broome County, New York. He was earlier a livery owner and later, in 1880, a teamster .
Children:
1. 1. Lewis/Louis - born 1858/9. Teamster and single in 1880.
2. 2. Sarah A. - born 1862
7. VI. Anna Elizabeth - born 1838
8. VII. Mary E. (Mariette) - born 1840. Married March 8, 1855 Charles E. Cady, teacher, born 1835 in Columbia County, New York.
9. Children:
1. 1. Mary Evelyn - born 1856