Phila Ackley

2 November 1804–9 January 1887 (Age 82)
Sherburne, Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Phila

When Phila Ackley was born on 2 November 1804, in Sherburne, Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Ackley, was 27 and her mother, Lucy (More) Scoville, was 25. She had at least 6 sons and 5 daughters with Myron Cyrenius Briggs. She lived in Eaton, Madison, New York, United States in 1850 and New York, United States in 1870. She died on 9 January 1887, in Sherburne, Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in North Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Myron Cyrenius Briggs
Phila Ackley
Elnora T. Briggs
Myron Cyrenus Briggs
Vincent Coryelle Briggs
Melville C. Briggs
Charles M. Briggs
Clarkson J. Briggs
Loisa T. Briggs
Sophia Jannett Briggs
Ellen Briggs
Clarissa Electa Briggs

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+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 23

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

1 English: from any of various places named in Old English as āc lēah ‘oak clearing’. Possible sources include Acle in Norfolk, Aykley in Durham, and Ackley Farm in Powys. Compare Oakley , which has the same origin.2 Americanized spelling of Swiss German Egli .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Philes Briggs in household of Harriet Eldrige, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Philn Briggs in household of Myron Briggs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Phila Briggs in household of Myron Briggs, "United States Census, 1870"

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