• Born in December 1777 - Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
  • Deceased 4 April 1849 - Pittsford, Monroe, New York, USA,aged 71 years old
  • Buried - Pioneer Burying Ground, Pittsford, Monroe County, New York





Individual Note

Landmarks of Monroe County, New York: Containing an Historical Sketch of Monroe County and the City of Rochester, page 68, John Acer, son of William Acer, who was one of the first people to make a home in this locality, and whose descendants occupy a leading position in the early annals of Pittsford. John Acer was especially prominent in village affairs, being a man of public spirit and broad views. He at one time owned 100 acres, the northeastern corner of which land is now the intersection of Monroe and Main streets. In 1826 he built the Phoenix Hotel, a building noteworthy for an architectural excellence far in advance of the time, and still the leading hotel of the village. His wife was Hannah Whipple, daughter of sea captain, by whom he had seven children, of whom Mrs. Jane May was the youngest, and is now the sole survivor.


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John (Ackers) Acer 1777-1849