The Resource Acker family diaries

Acker family diaries

Label
Acker family diaries, 1880-1906
Title
Acker family diaries
Inclusive dates
1880-1906
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains the personal diaries of Rockingham County residents Isaac Acker and his son David.
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Biographical or historical data
The Ackers were avid farmers and also had an interest in carpentry. Isaac Acker (1832-1908) was born near Broadway and served in the Confederate army as an orderly sergeant in the 7th Virginia Cavalry under Generals Turner Ashby and Thomas L. Rosser. David Acker (1869-1959), also born near Broadway, was influential in founding the Rockingham County Farm Bureau. He held various positions in agricultural organizations at both the local and state level, served as president of a local bank and was an officer of a telphone and telegraph company. He was married to Martha M. B. Sellers and had three children.
Cataloging source
VMC
Summary expansion
Day-to-day events in the lives of the Acker family are discussed, including such topics as farming, weather, and daily chores. Weddings, funerals, and trips are also mentioned
Label
Acker family diaries
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/2050Acker.aspx
Note
Also known as: Acker family collection; Isaac Acker diaries; and David C. Acker diaries
Arrangement
Series I. Isaac Acker Diaries (Folders 1-5: 1880-1906); Series II. David C. Acker Diaries (Folders 6-8: 1889-1900); Series III. Indices.
Control code
18876655
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
1 Hollinger box (8 folders)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
On deposit from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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