Anna Vertrees Love Ackerly was born near Johnson City, Tennessee and
studied Home Economics at Tusculum College, Tennessee. She married Raymond S.
Ackerly and came to live on the family farm at Crystal Run, Orange County, New
York. She helped form the Orange County Home Bureau and was a 4-H leader. Her
husband Raymond, son Robert, and daughter Helen all attended Cornell
University. Vertrees Ackerly was on several Home Bureau boards and taught many
informal home economics courses. She was also an active member of the
Associated Country Women of the World.