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Pvt Peter Acker

Pvt Peter Acker

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 16 Oct 1875 (aged 51)
Cherokee County, Texas, USA
Burial Dialville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 9791483 · View Source
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Peter Acker was born December 10, 1823 in Alabama to Joseph and Ruth Alexander Acker.

Joseph Acker was a veteran of the War of 1812. His father, also named Peter Acker, was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. Thus, the Confederate Cavalryman named Peter Acker came from a family who served their country and fought for liberty.

Peter married Martha Thompson in Bibb Co., Alabama on March 26, 1846. This family moved to Texas in 1849. It is known from the 1850 census that the Peter Acker family was in Cherokee Co., Texas living with his brother's family, Christopher Columbus Acker, when the 1850 census was taken.

Peter and Columbus Acker joined Co. C 3rd Texas Cavalry which was formed at Rusk, Texas. The company left for duty in early June, 1861. S. B. Barron speculated in his book, Lone Star Defenders, that Christopher Columbus and Peter Acker returned home when the 1862 conscription law as passed. However, Peter Acker seems to have not been present in his home because they had no children between September 1861 and January 1867.

The activities of the unit are recorded in the Cherokee Co., Texas County Clerk's office. In addition, S. B. Barron's book mentioned above tells much about the actions of the unit. Peter and Martha Thompson Acker had eleven children. Nine of these children lived to adulthood.
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Peter died Oct 16, 1875 and is buried in Rocky Springs Cemetery near Dialville, Cherokee Co., Texas.
Source; Willie Harold Acker, Sr., great-grandson



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  • Maintained by: Cousins by the Dozens
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 10 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9791483
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Peter Acker (10 Dec 1823–16 Oct 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9791483, citing Rocky Springs Cemetery, Dialville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cousins by the Dozens (contributor 46904925) .