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Rev. Thomas P. Ackerman

This obituary was posted here with the permission of Susan Knight Gore.  For history and other information on the Presbyterian Church, please visit her web site at The Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Contributing information by George and Peggy Ackerman

The Rev. T. P. Ackerman was born in Kentucky, June 13, 1818.  He made a profession of faith in Christ at a prayer-meeting when about eighteen years of age. Married Miss Garrett in Sumner county, Tenn., and placed himself under the care of the old Nashville Presbytery, in which his course as a probationer and his life as a preacher were spent. He did useful service in the cause of the Master, and departed in much peace December 19, 1887. It was his privilege to rejoice in the conversion of his fourth and last son during the week in which he died. He left a widow and eight children, who loved and honored him. There is hope of a re-union of an unbroken household in the better land.

[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, January 5, 1888, page 8]

Thomas P. Ackerman, Cumberland Presbyterian Minister, born: 13 June 1818 - Kentucky died: 19 December 1887 - Nashville, Tennessee buried: Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee. married: 12 June 1843 - Sumner County, Tennessee -wife: Susan Garrett

Children of Thomas and Susan Garrett Ackerman:

  1. Thomas H. b 1850 - 1913
  2. Amanda b 1853
  3. Lovie Ann b 1855
  4. Robert b 1859
  5. William b 1861
  6. Susan and Lula b 1865
  7. John b 1868

Dr. Thomas H. Ackerman practiced medicine in Cleveland County, Arkansas, from 1884 until his death in 1913.  His grandson, Dr. George L. Ackerman submitted this information.

Sumner County, Tennessee Obituary Index

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