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Full text of "A westward journey : the Akers from Virginia to Washington : including data on Charles, McCoy, Range, Smith, Howell, Klepper, Mead(e), Humphreys, Bowman, Lorton, Rhoade, Dickson, Ronimus, Carr, Steel/Stahl, Blackburn, Abrell/Abrahall, Coons/Kon"





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WESTWARD 



JOURNEY 



THE AKERS FROM VIRGINIA TO WASHINGTON 



INCLUDING DATA ON; CHARLES, McCOY, RANGE, SMITH, 

HOWELL, KLEPPER, MEAD(e), HUMPHREYS, BOWMAN, LORTON, 

RHODES, DICKSON, RONIMUS, CARR, STEEL/STAHL, 

BLACKBURN, ABRELL/ABRAHALL, COONS/'KONES, ISBELL, 

WINE/WEIN, WORRELL, MEYER, HORN, TYE, DAGEN, SUSS, & 

HUMPERT FAMILIES 



RONALD L. AKERS 






1998 



DATE MICROFILMED 
APR 1 3 2001 
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ACKNOWXEDGMENTS AND DEDICATION 

Over the past four (and more) years many people have come to my assistance and supplied 
me with information about my Akers family and its many supporting branches. Since 
initially I knew very little about my paternal roots I was dependent upon newly found 
relatives and others that had researched and recorded much of the Mers' history In later 
sections of this book I will try to fijrther explain the process that unfolded and how I came 
to the level of knowledge that now exists. 

So, without further fanfare I would like to acknowledge and thank the following for their 
generous help and encouragement: 

a. Sister Virginia (Akers) Pullen 

b. Aunt Ora (Jacks) Akers 

c. First cousins: 

1. Thomas J. Akers, Jr. and his daughter .Alice (Akers) McWilliams 

2. Larry Hovig 

3. William Johnson* 

4. Linda (Akers) Melville* 

d. Second cousins: 

1 . Anna Ruth (Akers) Lycan* 

2. Gary Douglas Akers* 

3. Liza (Akers) Kidd 

4. Dale (and wife Margaret) Range 

e. More distant relatives, but just as helpful: 

1 . Cornelius Carroll 

2. Dessie Little Simmons 

3 . Dorothy Fulton, granddaughter of my deceased cousin Cora (Holmes) 
Smith 

4. William C Akers, a descendant of my great x 4 uncle, Valentine Akers 

5 Nora Holmes, widow of my cousin Cecil Holmes 

6 Patricia (.\kers) Hunter, she sent me the first picture I had ever seen of 
my grandfather! 

f And many others, unnamed and some deceased, that helped in many ways. My 
own family has put up with my passion and perhaps excessive use of time on this project, 
but I especially thank my wife, Mildred, for supporting my desire to gening the story 
down on paper. 

* indicates "once removed" 

I would like to dedicate this work to the continued memory of this family, although it was 
in no way seemingly historically imponant it had a fierce determination to survive in 
difficult circumstances through hard work. We have our share of minor legal scrapes and 
a few with histories that we might prefer did not happen, but they did and we can't change 
it, only learn from them. So I hope this documentation will help all of the family's 
descendants better understand from what humble roots we come fi-om. 



FOREWORD 

This book will attempt to trace the paternal line of Mers of Colonial Virginia (and a bit 
before) and their many supponing maternal lines, dowir to the present time of the author 
It will ultimately focus on the life of my grandfather. Robert Alexander Akers, the family 
thai he was bom into, his famihes, and his descendants. 

Some data will be provided, as background, that relates to the Virginian Akers families of 
the pre-Revoiutionary War penod as well as those that panicipated in the opening of the 
Ohio Valley in Kentucky in the very early 1800's. 

These ,\kers families were primarily of the land, farmers, and their desire to move where 
there was more or better quality land took them from Europe (as known, primarily the 
Bntish Isles) to .America, across Virginia, to Kentucky, to Missouri, and for my 
grandfather (and a few other .Akers plus members of the Range, Smith, and Brewer 
families) to Washington State. 

In the case of my paternal grandmother, Maiy Jane Range, her ancestors were also 
colonial era immigrants from several European countries, primarily Germany (including 
the .Alsace). Switzerland, and the British Isles. After arriving in America these people 
moved across mideastem United States (New Jersey. Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the 
Carolinas), ultimately concentrating in Washington County, Tennessee. 

I never knew my Akers/Range grandparents, and in some ways barely knew my father or 
any of his siblings. This situation, which will be more fijlly developed in the Introduction 
Section, required me to start my search for my roots with very little hard data. As the 
reader will discover, I have been very fortunate, and have for me at least found a wealth of 
information and family history. I have done this work not only to satisfy my own lifelong 
curiosity as to where I came from but for my close relatives and my offspring as well. It is 
a great privilege to walk vicanously in the times and locations of one's ancestors. 

Ronald L. Akers 
13203 Clyde Park Ave 
Hawthorne, CA 90250-4915 

Summer 1998 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ii 

DEDICATION ii 

FOREWORD iii 

T.\BLE OF CONTENTS iv 

INTRODUCTION 1 

THE .-ANCIENT" AKERS 8 

KENTUCKY 15 

MISSOURI 40 

WASHINGTON 53 

DISPERSAL OF THE FAMILY 76 

CONCLUSION 113 

APPENDIX 115 

REFERENCES 188 



COVERS; 

Front: Sketches of farm implements and life, on Gold, the color of the "ripe 
Palouse wheat" 

Back: The Robert Akers Bam, Fairbanks Road, four miles west of Tekoa, 
Washington, still standing in 1998 and probably over 100 years old. Photo taken 
by Ronald L Akers, August 1994. 



Spine; Green, the color of Spring in the "Palouse". 



IV 



INTRODUCTION 

In this section I will anenipt to relate how the process of learning what I now know about 
the .\kers fanyly and its supporting lines occurred. It will also include information on the 
research I have done on the ongins of the fanuiies of the three wives of my grandfather as 
wdl. 

I should state "up front" that I was always interested in my family roots, but because of 
the lack of information readily available or my waning persistence nothing much happened 
until I decided to retire from frill time work in late 1993. My mother's German immigrant 
roots were well if not deeply, known and were a great sense of historical pnde on her side 
of the family with several pictures and many stories to back them up. However my father's 
family almost was a total mystery. 

My father's roots were shadowy, with the aura of the unknown and "well, they didn't get 
along", so we didn't talk about them much. We had no pictures of his father, Robert 
.-Mexander .^kers, and I believe only a veiA' small one (about one inch square) of his 
mother, Mary Jane (Range) We knew that Robert was bom in Kentucky and settled in 
Washington after a lengthy stay in Missouri where his first wife, Malinda Catherine 
(Charles) died and that there were four children of that marriage. We knew that my father 
was the only surviving child of Robert and Mary Jane's marriage and that she died before 
he was a year old. We knew that my grandfather married a third time and that there were 
five children of the marriage. By the time I was 18 years old I had only met one uncle 
from the first family, Thomas, and one from the third, John. M the rest were basically 
unknown. My father said that he did not get along with his father from an early age and at 
about the time he would have started high school he ran away from home and did not 
return for about two years. He was close to his brother Tom (Uncle Thomas) of the first 
family, and several of his brothers in the third family but apparently not close enough to 
keep in close contact. 

My father, Dewey Akers, died in the crash of a light aircraft in August of 1952 and I lost 
my pnmary source of information, in addition I was really not either interested or v^nse 
enough to ask the right questions or to get things written down. It wasn't until the late 
I960'3 when in July of 1968 during a change of stations (I was in the US. Air Force at 
that time as a career officer) that we visited my Uncle John m Lewiston, Idaho. At that 
time he introduced me to two of his brothers (Earl and Rolland) and his sister (Nell) and 
took me to the site of the Roben Akers' property near Tekoa. Wastungton where the 
.Akers bam. built probably in the 1 890'3, was still standing. I should note here that my 
mother, unfortunately had almost no knowledge of the Akers/'Range femilies. 

This experience again sparked my Interest and with Uncle John's help I was able to 
construct by about 1 969 a crude and incomplete chart showing my grandfather's three 
families and descendants. It seemed that Uncle John, even though he wanted to help had 
some major limiutions and "hang ups" with the details of the Robert Akers' family I also 



attempted to follow-up on some of the major steps in my father's life having to do with his 
early school attendance, military service, and college and university accomplishments. 
This later area resulted in supplied reports that were at considerable variance with the 
stories of my childhood (maybe I didn't listen very well) and I became dtsheanened and 
stopped searching for my roots by about 1972. My Aunt AJdyth, widow of my Uncle 
Tom, also tned to help me but had little data, ahhough she did send me a picture of my 
father with his first wife, taken in the late 1920'3 which was helpfiil in learning her identity. 

I can only say that the spark of interest and curiosity did not totally die because in the mid- 
latel980's I bought a series of books which in addition to giving some "rough" information 
on genealogy and the historic Akers names in Europe and America gave the names and 
addresses of all the Akers families in the World. One can say that these are a waste of 
money, and this is true in the sense if one expects to find "their family" in this history, but 
as a precursor to the "Phone CD-ROM" they did their job. 

During this time (1991-2) my cousin Thomas (Jr) Akers' daughter, Alice, became 
interested in the family and accessed the U.S. Census records and was able to record the 
family of Robert back about two generations confirming the family's connection with 
Floyd Co, Kentucky, With this information and the addresses of all the people with an 
Akers name within a 30 mile radius of Prestonsburg, the county seat of Floyd Co, a semi- 
massive search was planned. In mid/late 1993 I prepared and sent out about 165 letters to 
persons within that 30 mile radius of Prestonsburg, KY (where by my books accounting 
about 2% of all of the World's supply of Akers' resided!) with an ancestors chart and 
other pieces of data (along with a self addressed stamped envelope) requesting that they 
respond with any data on ,\kers families and in specific the Jonathan/ Solomon ones. 

As most surveys are norm to result, about \0% were returned (in one way or another), but 
fortune, or fete, was on my side because one Akers addressee passed the letter to his sister 
living nearby in Ft Gay, WV, and the dam was broken; she was my second cousin, Anna 
Ruth (Akers) Lycan, great grand daughter of John Henry Akers an older brother of my 
grandfather, Robert Alexander Akers. Initially she did not recognize that we had found 
each other, and I not knowing much was not a lot of help either. The recorded history 
that the Kentucky relatives we had located did not accurately document that my 
grandfather, Roben, not only was the youngest of the family, but that had ended up in 
Washington State. But in any case contact had been made and the information flow went 
at a high rate thereafter. Anna Ruth has been my most faithful and helpful correspondent. 
She has willingly shared all of the Akers ancestral history that she had gathered and has 
referred me to other Akers cousins so that I might write to them as welL 

Following this major success, I began looking for records (based on what little I knew) of 
my grandmother, Mary Jane (Range) Akers, bom in TN in 1853 An exhaustive search of 
the Tennessee censuses was launched at the local LDS Family History Center in Santa 
Monica, After a suitable period I found she and her family in Washington Co, TN. The 
facts as to when and where she had died, and where she was buried were still unknown. I 



wTote to Washington State wth no results. My only hope (or next best guess) was that 
she was buned in TN. We would check that out later! 

In 1994 wtth .-Knna Ruth's help I contacted Gary Douglas Akers, a great grandson of 
Thomas Washington .\kers, another older brother of my grandfather, Gary, thank 
goodness like Anna Ruth, was also intensely interested in his family history, so on our first 
visit to MO and KY we toured in reverse chronological order the sites of my grandfather's 
habitation tn those areas. This first trip was one of feeling our way, we visited, with 
Gary's kind assistance, the gravesites in Freeman, MO and the Courthouse in Harrisonville 
(the county seat of Cass. Co) and collected several documents and records that helped 
piece together many aspects of our family, Gary talked about these ancestors like he had 
personally known them. His memory for this data is quite phenomenal 

The next step of the 1994 trip was to visit Floyd Co, KY the birthplace of my great 
grandfather and grandfather and all of his siblings. Here we visited the Courthouse and 
Library in Prestonsburg (the county seat of Floyd Co, KY) and found many deeds and the 
mamage cenificate of my great great grandparents Solomon Akers and Matilda Mead, 
dated 1812. Anna Ruth and I met for the first time in person and after the initial 
formalities set off to find the grave of our grandfather (great for me and great great for 
her) Jonathan .\kers on Toler Creek, abranchoffof the Sandy River. Finding of the 
grave, which was ultimately successfijl, was quite an adventure, It seemed that Anna 
Ruth, who I believe had never been to this "Hallow" (pronounced locally as "Haller"), was 
a bit concerned as to how we the outsiders (especially myself with a definite non-Kentucky 
accent) were going to be regarded. To cut this short, we were treated very cordially, but 
with some latent suspicion, and after two false starts found the location of Jonathan's 
grave The caretaker of the cemetery (the Rainey-Hunt) first looked at me with a 
practiced eye and said in his thick Kentucky drawl: "what part of the U. S. Government 
are you from anyway''" (ie; are you a revenuer''). After I had assured him that other than 
being retired fi-om the USAF , I was just a private citizen looking for the grave of an 
ancestor, his demeanor changed completely and said "follow me up the hill after I open the 
gate" There high on the side of an old strip coal mine and its restored topography we 
found the headstone of Jonathan Akers, my great grandfather. Who knows if it is his 
actual gravesite or the actual dates of his birth or death, as the caretaker said, "One day 
this headstone was just here, I don't know who put it up!". I guess it doesn't matter that 
much as we all believe this where it happened and the exact spot or time is not that 
imponant. There are few Akers of direct lineage still living in this area so we had no one 
to ask at to how and when it had happened. It was quite amazing to be driving down the 
narrow roads and see mailboxes with ".■^kers, Howell, Keathly and other &imily names" 
thereon Looking at the Floyd Co map we found at least four ".^kers Branches" (streams 
or creeks to us Westerners). It was an adventure of an lifetime and continued as we 
toured with .Anna Ruth the area of her grandparent's home and cemeteries, 

From Floyd Co we drove south through the western tip of VA and into TN. Now we 
were on our own. No newly found relatives to hdp us, but I knew that my grandmother, 
Mary Jane Range was fi-om Washington Co, TN based on my research into the censuses of 



that area. As we drove south, my wife, Mildred, said, "well, where are we going'"^ 
Previously I had thought about the possibility of looking for my grandmother in Johnson 
City, Elizabethton, or Jonesbourough, TN, all had some geographical attachment to her 
In desperation I said, "let's go to Jonesbourough since it is the county seat" As we pulled 
off the Interstate we entered a lovely, small city with beautitlilly restored colonial style 
buildings. Within no more than a few blocks we found a visitor's center and although late 
in the day it was open and we went in to inquire about our quest. I asked about the 
location of a library where we might look into genealogical data. The helpftii lady behind 
the desk said, "yes, right next door is the county library and they have a large genealogical 
section and many helpful volunteers" She then helped us find a local city run campsite for 
us to stay with our RV for the mght. The next day we arrived at the library early and very 
quickly the volunteers asked us what family we were interested in, I said, "Range", and 
they said rather to my surprise, "oh, there are a lot of them around here"! I looked at 
book after book that morning and into the afternoon without any success; then in the late 
afternoon I was given a series of books dealing with the cemeteries of Washington Co 
There in one of the volumes I found the entry of my grandmother's grave in a nearby 
cemetery, including a transcription of her stone, which included my grandfather's name 
(wife of R.A. Akers). I knew we had found her; checking a map which the library had we 
located the cemetery only about 20 miles away from where we sat. She was buried with 
her parents and other family members. My hunch was right, fortune was still on our side. 
The next day we drove through Johnson City to the Bluff City Cemetery and without 
much trouble found her grave. What can I say, it was an emotional moment, a 
grandmother I had never seen, a mother my father had never known, had any descendant 
ever visited her grave? I don't think so. Pictures were taken and notes were made Her 
gravestone is the only record we have of her death date. We still don't know where she 
died, we can only assume Whitman Co, WA, but since there were only spotty death 
records kept there at that time, we don't know. After copying the records in the library 
that pertained to the Range and allied families (that we knew about at that time) we left 
the area and continued our trip home via the southern route to CA. 

From data found in TN in 1994 we were able to locate information on a closely related 
Range family still living in Washington Co. A history of Washington Co. TN had been 
published in 1988 and therein was an article on the family of John Albert and Rutha 
Range. John .Albert was an older brother of Mary Jane, so we attempted to contact the 
author; Mrs Eddie Range, whose husband would have been my father's first cousin. The 
reply to my letter came from her son and daughter-in-law. Dale and Margaret Range, my 
second cousin. Dale and Margaret were able to supply a considerable amount of 
information on our Range line and many clues to supportive lines. Unfortunately Mrs 
Eddie Range had died the prior year. 

During 1995 added research was done on all fronts to study and expand the Akers and 
Range known history Slowly, more and more of the family became understood and many 
key documents were located. Trips to Whitman Co. WA were made to meet with Aunt 
Ora .Akers and to visit area libraries and court houses. During this time we also 
discovered two additional Akers cousins: William Johnson and wife Ruth and Linda 



Meivrlle, both grandchildren of my father's half brother, William Akers. They were equally 
helpful in filling in data on William's family and their own families 

In 1996 we made our second trip east, agam visiting Cass Co, MO; Floyd Co, KY: and 
Washington Co, TN As before, Gary .-Vkers, .Anna Ruth (.AJcers) Lycan and families were 
our gracious hosts and never seemed to tire of showing us around or supporting our 
quests for data During this tnp we added several new family members to our list of 
visitees They are: William (Bill) C. .Akers and wife Vivian of Lexington, KY (Bill is a 
descendant of great x 3 uncle Valentine Akers); Cornelius Carroll and his father Amos of 
Harold, KY (Cornelius is a relative via the Howell line and the Editor/Publisher of the 
"Old Floyd Co., KY Families", a quality quarterly journal of genealogy of that area); Liza 
(Akers) Kidd of Pikeville, KY (a granddaughter of Nancy Ann Akers, my grandfather's 
sister), and of course Dale and Margaret Range of Gray, Washington Co, TN. During this 
trip we, with a better understanding of the basis for the Akers family and supporting family 
lines, were able to concentrate on new areas and specific questions. For example, while in 
HamsonvUle, MO (county seat of Cass Co) Gary Akers and I were able to find the death 
record of Sarah (Howell) Akers, which gave not only her exact date and cause of death, 
but her exact age which allowed us to calculate her date of birth, which was previously 
unknown to we .Akers researchers. Try as we might, we were unable to find any record of 
Malinda's (my grandfather's first wife) death; as irony would have it, the county started 
keeping death records the month following her death. Also we were unsuccessful in 
finding what happened to Solomon Akers, Jr's first wife, Matilda (Mead) Akers who 
disappears fi-om the MO public records in 1 846. While Gary and I dug through court 
houses, libranes and historical society archives, Mildred became an expert on the exploits 
of the infamous Quantrill band (raiders) of which three of Solomon Jr's sons (Sylvester, 
Larkin and Henry) were members. To jump ahead a bit but on the same thought, while in 
Floyd Co, KY she read up on the history of the Hatfield - McCoy feud in the adjoining 
Pike Co, as the McCoy clan includes as a member, the first wife of my grandfather, 
Malinda Charles who was a great granddaughter of the family patriarch, William McCoy 
It seems she enjoyed researchmg the more exciting or (?) aspects of the family. 

On to Floyd Co, KY, using Anna Ruth (Akers) and E.B Lycan's place in nearby Ft Gay, 
WV as homebase, we spent time getting to know Cornelius Carroll and his father .Amos, 
and Liza (.Akers) Kidd As usual and expected they were very hospitable and helpful to 
our search for expanding our .Akers database One of the successful quests of this period 
had been to find the military/pension record of my great uncle Marion .Akers (my 
grandfather's oldest brother). Up to this time we had all been unsuccessful but through an 
accident when Anna Ruth had sent me a portion of a recently published book which dealt 
in pan with the greater Akers family and erroneously included great grandfather Jonathan 
.Akers' family did we notice that "Marion" was listed as James M (Marion) .Akers. With 
his seemingly more complete/correct name we quickly found his Civil War records 
revealing that he had not died in the war "per se" but of typhoid fever in a military hospital 
in .April 1 863 after only about six months service. From his pension file we learned the 
dire circumstances of Jonathan's family at that time, Jonathan's ultimate death fi-om the 
effeas of cholera, and how it took Sarah over 15 years to get James' pension! While in 



KY we had hoped to find the location of James' grave but to no avail, success one piece at 
a time I guess. 

Liza Kidd was kind enough to let us photograph the large framed historic charcoal 
drawings she has hanging in her house, one of Nancy Ann Mers and the other of the four 
sons of Sarah (Howeil) Akers. A photocopy of the latter was the first picture I had ever 
seen, sent to me by Patricia (<\ker3) Hunter in 1993, of my grandfather. 

As in 1994, from Floyd Co, KY we drove on to Washington Co, TN to visit our newly 
found Range cousins. Washington County was now somewhat familiar ground to us this 
time. After checking into our well known Jonesborough RV park we called Dale and 
Margaret Range to let them know we were "in town". They were also wonderiiil hosts 
and showed us many of the local historic spots of direct interest to our family such as: The 
Peter Range House, The Issac Hammer (and Susannah Milhous Bowman Hammer) 
House, The John and Louvisa (Isbell) Carr graves and homesite, and their ancestral home. 
We met two more Range cousins; Lorene (Range), and Earl Range and his wife Merle 
(Smith), Again we visited the Jonesbourgh library and with newly found family lines that 
support the Range line, such as the Bowmans, Kleppers, Isbells, Carrs, Humphreys, and 
Steeles we dug into the books anew. Many additional documents and records were added 
to our files before we had to move on to the rest of our planned trip. A visit to 
grandmother Mary Jane's grave capped off the Washington County itinerary. 

Since 1996 we have continued to probe ftirther into the past of many Akers and Range 
supporting lines. We have delved into the Tyes, Meads, Blackbums, Abrells/Abrahalls, 
Howells, WineAVeins, Milhouses, Taylors and many more; some with more success than 
others. This is still very much on going and certain lines are still in a state of flux. This 
brings up a thought that passes through my mind frequently and when I discuss the 
process and outcome that I have tried to describe in this chapter I often mention it. When 
I was very young, perhaps ten years of age, I can distinctly remember asking my father, 
"what are we?" (ie; what is our ancestry'^). Setting aside my mother's well known German 
background, he said on more that one occasion, "we are Scotch-Irish" Well, at this point 
it appears that he really didn't know, which is very sad to me that he never came to 
understand his rich and varied background. It is too bad that he was never able to speak to 
his own mother about it and for some reason his stepmother, who could (should) have 
known, didn't help either. It seems to me that the .^ers line is predominantly English and 
many of the supporting lines as well (Blackburn, Tye, Mead, and Howell), maybe the 
Lortons were Irish. On the Range side (his mother) much is German (Range, 
Bowman/Boughman, Kiepper, Milhous, Wine'AVein, Steele/ Stahi, etc), some Scotch 
(Carr), some English (Isbell), and some Irish, which is a maybe, (Taylor). So, if he had 
wanted to be generally specific perhaps if he had known, he should have said, "we are 
English and German", quite a difference! 

I will bring this introduction to a close while mentioning two other successes that occurred 
in the 1996/7 time period. The first has to do with my tather's first wife. The reader will 
recall from a prior page that Aunt Alydth had given me her picture, which had on the back 



"Viva" With that and a few ideas from some aunts on my mother's side I started looking 
for Viva, I though her real name might be Vi\ian. It was my assumption that she had died 
a few vears before my father mamed my mother (about 1930). I started looking in places 
that I ioiew he had lived in those times. First I looked in Illinois without luck, then in 
Montana and found her, Genevieve Alvo (Barnes) Akers, bom in Garfield, WA, very near 
mv dad's birthplace, in 1899 Her death certificate stated that she had died on 20 May 
1930 in KaUispel, Montana of a hemorrhage, possibly dunng childbirth although I have 
never been able to confirm it, and was buried in Garfield with her family. 

The second has to do with my grandfather's third wife, Maria Catherine Smith-Cloyd. 
This lady was fi-om the same part of Washington Co, TN as my grandmother, Mary Jane 
Range, and there had always been a family feeling, or aknost a story of sorts, that these 
two women were somehow connected, or that their families were more than just fiiends. 
.\fter considerable searching. Dale and Margaret Range located some Smith family 
material which included a portion of the Smith family bible. This helped prove that Mary 
Jane Range's mother, Susannah KJepper, was an older sister of Maria Catherine Smith's 
mother, Eliza Klepper Thus the second and third wives of my grandfather were first 
cousins and my father's step-mother was already related to him as he was her first cousin 
once removed! An expanded version of this story is included as a special item housed in 
the .\ppendLx of this book. 

So now on with the chronicle of where we Akers have come fi"om and how we have 
evolved. I should note that in the following chapters I attempt to trace the Mers line 
fi-om the earliest known (William .AJcers( 1 )) in VA down through my grandfather's family. 
I have not mcluded all of the siblings and descendants at each generational level. I will 
show the maternal lines joining the .Akers male lines as I know them, but again I have not 
listed all the siblings and descendants that my database includes. If any reader wishes the 
expanded data at or below a certain person or family, I will gladly supply what I know. 
Maybe in some ftjture edition or upgrade I can include these people. I hope you enjoy 
reading and reflecting on this story as much as I have enjoyed collecting and compiling the 
data, and preparing the text. RLA. 



THE ANCENT AKERS 
(AKERS OF \TRGINL\) 

The Akers of Virginia that are the ancestors of our .\kers line originated we believe in 
England and emigrated to America in the mid I600's, We have a "Transportation Record" 
for a Wm Acres being brought to Maryland in 1655 which is certainly timewise consistent 
with our William Akers( 1 ) and could well be our ancestor. The accompanying ancestor 
chart for Blackburn Akers, Sr. who appears to be the third generation American Akers of 
our line, shows his known lineage. This lineage has been well substantiated by a senes of 
wills and other research, see references 1 and 2. The Blackburn Akers family is well 
documented as hs members are included in both the Revolutionary War and the 1 790 
(first) US census records. Preceding William Akers( 1) we will not speculate further back 
as to the location of the family's English heritage or possible Norman origins. 

These Akers were to the great extent "planters", that is, farmers who owned their land as 
contrasted to farmers who worked someone else's land. They started out spelling their 
name "Acres" like the land they worked and the ancient origin of the name itself For the 
general purpose of this book, the "Akers" spelling will be used, although its use did not 
become common until the mid 1 800's. The documents we have found on this line indicate 
they were largely illiterate as they signed their deeds and other documents with an "X" or 
their initials. We know that Blackburn Akers could sign his name. 

It is not the prime intent of this book to write about or speculate on these families of the 
pre-Revolutionary - colonial period. The Blackbums, Mead(e)s, Abrahalls, Worralls and 
Tyes came fi-om British stock. The Tyes we believe have connections to the Tyes of 
County Kent, England in the late 1500's. The Worralls potentially descend fi-om that 
family fi-om County Chester and several of the family came with Wm Penn to populate his 
settlement in the late 1600's in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Abrahalls appear both in 
Pennsylvania and Virginia in the mid-1600's and seemingly stem fi-om the Abrahalls of 
County Hereford where the hne using the same crest can be traced into the 1300's. The 
Mead(e)s may well be fi-om County Essex where they are found living at the end of the 
17th century and tie to the Fell family of early Quaker origins whose ancestry is traced by 
some to the time of the Conquest (lOOO's). The Blackbums have not been traced across 
the Atlantic to a specific place in the British Isles. 

The only documents we have to trace our American Akers are a series of deeds and wills 
transferring land as the Akers family progressed in colonial Virginia. The reader will note 
that generation by generation they moved westward across Virginia as new lands were 
opened up and safe to cultivate. 

Several of Blackburn Akers, Sr.'s sons were Revolutionary War soldiers, Solomon (St.), 
Valentine and Augustine (Austin) specifically. Consistent with their frontiersman lifestyle 
and behavior these men did not make the most obedient soldiers or citizens of a law 
abiding nature that we might wish for. Only Solomon (Sr.) was respectable enough to 
make the list of Virginia DAR Revolutionary War veterans. There are several civil court 



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?.\i4er» 

b: .AbL 1600 m England 
d: Lnkuuwn in England 








\ViBuffi.4ii£r3(l) 

b, .^bL 1635 m England .' 

m: Unknown in VA 

&. .\ugust 1707 m Essex Co. VA 










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1 






WilUam .\kers U) 

b: .AbL 1675 in RoppaliannockfEssex) Co. V.A 

an Abe I69)i ai VA 

d: Bet .i4Jnl 01. 1751 m Essex Co, VA 


1 


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I 






KathtTine 

b.-.AbL 1640 in'' 

dBef. 170:mEssexCo, V.A 








\\'ffilain Ah*r3 (3) 

h. .AH. I TOO in .Afljemarfca Buckm^umlCa V.A 

nv AbL 1730 n .Albemarle) Budungjiam) Co, 

VA 

± Bcf. 1796 in Bodnnghani Co. VA 




















b-. .XbU 1675 in VA 

d: Unknown m E^sex Co, VA 


1 




















Joiia Btiiddma 

bi.AbL l650iaFn!>lanil? 
m: ,AbL 1675 in VA? 
d L«known ia V.A 






BUcUHirn Mien. Sr 

!>. .Ujl 1 "35 o .Alhrmurk Co, VA 
m: 1755 n Buckmgh»m Co.VA 
d 1797 m Monmjmerv Co. VA 














wmm BfaKkbwa 

b: .AbL 1675 in Charles City Co, VA 

m:.AbL 1705 in V A 

d: .AbL May 07. P'rg « Hennco Co. VA 


















Rk-hiiH Tvc 

b-. Dcrrmber 06, 1 590 m Oievenmg, County 

Kent England 

nr ^y*. 1645 in Charles City Co, VA 

d: .AbL Ooober 03. 1658 n Qwrles Cfty Co, 

VA 








1 










b: AbL riOmHoincoCo. VA 

d .\tL 130U n .UbemarkiBuciim^iani) Co^ VA 












Lambert Ty* 

b: ,\bL l<i55 m Kent?, England 

m: .AbL October 1681 m Hennoo Co, V.A 

d: .AbL .August 07. 17;!i m HenncoCo, VA 








1 








II 






















Joy« Boys 

b: Unimown m ? 
d Unknown in ? 






b: .AbL 1685 m HenncoCo, VA 
d: .\ft. \-2S SI VA 






















Mary 

b: AbL 1660 n Engiaod?, VA7 
d: Aft. 17:8 m HenncoCo. VA? 


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Hiisiand: BJacJtburn Akers, Sr 


Born: .Abt. 1735 


in: 


.Mbemarle Co, VA 


Mamed; 1755 


in: 


Biickinph.im Tn VA 


Died; 1797 


in: 


Montgomery Co. VA 


Father- William A.kejs(:>) 






Mother: Susannah Blackburn 






Other Spouses: 







Wife: Elizabeth Blackburn 



Bom: Aki. 1735 
Died: Abt. 1785 
Father: John Blackburn 
Mother: Elizabeth Bla±fauni 
Other Spouses: 



in: .Albermarle Ca VA 
in: Montgomery Co. \'A 





CHILDREN 


1 


Name: Solomon .Akers, Sr 






Bom: .Abt. 1756 


in: Buckingham (then Albermarle) Co, V.A 


M 


Married: .Abt. 17S0 


in: VA 




Died: Aft. Apnl 1817 


in: Flovd Co, KY 




Spouse: Miss Lorton 


- 


2 


Name: John B Akers 






Bom: 1758 


in: Buckingham Co, VA 


M 


Mamed: March 21. 1785 


in; Buckingham Co, V.A 




Died: .Abt. 1839 


in; Franklin County, V.A 




Spouse: Anne Jefihes 




3 


Name Valfflirine Akers 






Bom; 1762 


in; Buckingham Co. VA 


M 


Mamed: Abt 1784 


in; Montgomery Co, VA 




Died Bef. 1840 


in; Floyd County, K.Y 




Spouse: Frances Branham 




4 


Name: .Augustine .Akers 






Bom: Abt. 1763 


m: Buckingham Co, V A 


M 


xMamed: February 09, 1785 


in: MontgooKTv Co, V.A 




Died: Unknown 


in; ? 




Spouse. Rhoda Thompson 




5 


Name: Clavboume .Akers 






Bom: Abt. 1765 


in: Buckingham Co. V.A 


M 


Mamed; Mav 08. 1793 


in: Montgomery Co, V.A 




Died: Febiuarv 1815 


in. Moiilgonicry Co, V.A 




Spouse: Eli2abeth Thompson 




6 


iMame: William .Akers 






Bom: Abt. 1756 


in: Buckingham Co. V.A 


M 


Mamed; JuJy 02, 1811 


in: VA 




Died: Unknown 


in: ? 




Spouse: Frances Sowers 




7 


Name: Patty .Akers 






Bora: .Abt. 1767 


m; Buckingham Co, V.A 


F 


Mamed: September 28, 1788 


m: Montgomery Co, V.A 




Died: Unknown 


in: ■' 




Spouse: Elswick Thompson 





1 2 



Name Jonathan Akers 
Born Abe 1770 
Mamal. Abt. March 25. 1795 

Died Unknown 
Spouse, Rinnah Howard 



Name: Jacob Akers 
Bom: Abi. 1772 
Mamed: December 21, 17% 

Died: Unknown 
Spouse Ruth How^d 



Name: 

Bom: 

Mamed: 

Died: 

Spouse: 



Blackburn .Akers. 
.Abt. 1774 
.Apnl 17. 1797 
Unknown 
Elinor Howard 



Jr 



Name: Susaimah .Akers 
Bom: .Abt. 1776 
.Mamed: February 03. 1792 

Died: 1859 
Spouse: Francis Charlton 



m: Buckingham Co. VA 
la: Moatgomerv Co, VA 
in: ? 



in; Montgomery Co. V.A 
m: .MoTrtgomery Co, VA 
m; ? 



in: V.\ 

in: Montgomery Co, VA 



m: 



m: Montgomery Co, VA 
in; Montgomery Co. VA 
in: Montgomery Co, VA 



i: 


Name 


Adam Akers 








Bora: 


UnknoHTi 


in: VA 




.M 


.Mamed 


1 :nk-nn\*Ti 


m: VA 






Died; 


Unknown 


in; VA 






Spouse: 


Nano .\Jtizer 






15 


Name: 

Bora: 

Mamed: 

Died: 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 

in: 




14 


Name; 

Bora: 

Mamcd: 

Died; 

Spouse 




in: 
in: 
in: 




15 


.Name: 

Bom: 

.Mamed 

Died: 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 
in: 




16 


Name; 

Bom. 

.Mamed; 

Died: 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 
in: 




17 


Name 

Bom; 

Mamcd 

Died: 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 
in: 





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records in Virginia dealing with the foibles, squabbles and financial problems of this 
generation of .Akers. But, we won't go into those here. 

For the most part it appears they married the local women but with the exception of the 
Blackburn line we know little of those families. Solomon Sr 's marriage to a Miss Lorton 
is family lore but unproved as no marriage record for him has been found. It is known by 
other records that the two families lived in close proximity and that the Lortons are a very 
small family with the male side fairly well documented by a series of wills and other 
records, so certain educated guesses can be made. It is possible that the Lortons are of 
Irish ancestry and one source places the family name in County Tipperary. At this pomt it 
might be useful to note that on the accompanying and succeeding ancestor charts any link 
annotated with a "?" indicates a lack of proof, but still our best estimate based on available 
data. 

These Akers are well documented in the 1 790 Census of Virginia (.America's first oflBcial 
national census), and the one in 1800 as well. When the first decade of the 1800's rolls by 
we find that our line of Solomon Sr. and his brother Valentine, had made their move west, 
that was across the main ridge of the Appalachian Mountains to Floyd Co, Kentucky to 
claim land granted to veterans of the Revolutionary War. 



14 



KENTUCKY 

Our ancestor Solomon .\kers, Sr , and his brother Valentine, appear to be the first of our 
.AJcers line to move to Floyd Countv-, KY What we know of his family is shown on the 
accompanving family group record. By common acceptance Solomon and his brother 
came to Floyd County to farm before 1810. Solomon, Sr and his wife, presumed to be a 
Lonon, fanned and lived out their lives in Floyd County; he there died after April 1817. 
Both are thought to be buried in Floyd County, but no record has yet been found of the 
dates or place. 

Solomon, Sr brought as a member of his family his son, and our ancestor, Solomon 
.■\kers, Jr to Floyd County Solomon, Jr. was about 20 when he arrive in Kentucky and 
by 12 February 1812 he married Matilda Mead. Matilda was the youngest daughter of 
Roben Mead, the well known Floyd County pioneer, and his wife Hannah (Rhodes). 
Matilda's ancestry is shown in the Appendix. Robert and Hannah's family is also shown in 
the Appendbc From the records in the County Court House in Prestonsburg, the county 
seat of Floyd County, we have obtained a copy of Solomon and Matilda's marriage 
cenificate which follows Solomon and Matilda raised a family and farmed on Mud Creek 
and .AJcers Branch in Floyd County. What we know of their family is shown on a 
following family group record. After their oldest son's (Jonathan, our ancestor) marriage 
in June 1837, Solomon and Matilda planned and by 18 Oaober 1838 sold their 212 acres 
(three parcels) and moved to western Missouri. Why they went to Missouri is unknown 
other than this new land was opening up to settlers and the flatter, more fertile Missouri 
farm land was a considerable improvement over the steep Floyd County area (author's 
conclusion). 

Jonathan Wesley .Akers, the oldest child of Solomon Akers, Jr and his wife Matilda, 
mamed Sarah (SalJy) Howell on 7 June 1837 in Floyd County. Sarah was the daughter of 
Thomas Howell and his wife Elizabeth (Mead). For Sarah's ancestry see the Appendix. 
Thomas and Elizabeth's family is also shown therein. It should be noted here that 
Elizabeth Mead's name is based on data included in the War of 1 8 1 2 pension request made 
by her husband However her ancestry has not been established, but it has been speculated 
that she may have been an illegitimate daughter of the aforementioned Robert Mead and a 
Miss Pnce In Elizabeth's mamage certificate she is listed as Elizabeth Price, the adopted 
daughter of Nancy .Arthur (was Nancy Arthur a later mamed name of Miss Price'^). 
Jonathan and Sarah's marriage certificate is also shown on a foUowing page. A subsequent 
family group record shows their entire family as presently known. 

.At this point so as to not just rewrite or restate a story that has already been prepared and 
published, please refer to an anicle by the author, and two of my second cousins, on the 
Jonathan .\kers family. Appendix item 5 This anicle was printed in the Winter 1998 
edition (Vol. 3, No. 2) of the journal "Old Floyd County, KY Families", pubUshed by 
Cornelius Carroll. 



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Ancestors of Solomon Akers, Jr 



WiUiam Alters t3> 

b: .yx. 1700 in AJbemailei Buckingham <."o. VA 

m: .\bt 1730 m .XJbemartci BucJnnEham) Co. 

VA 

d: Bef. 1796 In Buckmaham Co. VA 



Blackburn .Ali£rs. Sr 

b: AhC 1735 m .\lbcmarfc Co. VA 
m: PSJ n BiKkaigham Co.VA 
d-. 179" tti MoiUijooiery Co. V.A. 



Sotomon Alters, Sr 

b: .Abt 1756 m Buckm^am (then Albeimarie) 

Co, VA 

m: .Abe 1780 m V A 

d;.Aft..Apni 1 8 1 7 m Floyd Ca KY 



Susannah Blackbom 

b: .AbL 1710 m HenrtosCo. VA 

d: Att. 1800 ffi Albenurie( Buckingham) Co, VA 



John Bhckbom 

b; Abt. 1707i, VA 

m: .AbL 1730 m Buddngham Co.VA 

d; September 16. 1757 in Cumberland Co. VA 



Efizabeth Bbckbnm 

b: AfaL 1735 m AJbermarie Co, VA 
d: .Abt 1785 in Montgomery Co. V.A 



Solomon .Aters, Jr 

b: .Ait 179! in Buckingham Co, VA 

m; February 27. 1812 m Floyd Co. KY 

d- -AK. 1 876 BJ Jackson Co<Raytown ?), .VIO 



Elizabeth Blackhom 

b: ,Abt 1710 in VA 

i .Afl. September 26, 1757 in Oanberiaad 

Co, V.A 



Israel Lorton 

b: .Aht 1<J90 n VA? 

d; .Abt June 18. 1752 ai .AiiausU Co. 



VA 



Jacob Lortoa 

b: Abt 1730 m Augusta Co. VA 

m: Unknown n V.A? 

d: Bef. October 05, 1796 in Montgomeiy Co. 

VA 



Vti» Lorton 

b: .Abt 1760 m .Augusta Co. VA 
d; .Aft. Julv 1810 in Flovd Co, KY 



b:.Abt I730in VA? 
d: Unknown in VA? 



18 



Husband: Soiamon .\kers- Sr 



Bora. AbL 1756 
\tarn<si Abl. 1780 
Died AA. .\f^ 1817 
Father Blackburn .Akers. Sr 
Mother: Elizabeth Blackburn 
Other Spcjuses: 



m: Buckingham (then .Albermarle) Co, VA 

in; VA 

m; novd Co. KY 



Wife: Miss Lorton 



Bora. .-XbL 1760 
Died .AIL July 1810 
Father Jacob Lorton 
Mother: Lydia 

Other Spouses; 



in. .Augusta Co. VA 
m: Flovd Co. KY 



CHILDREN 



1 


Name William .Akers 








Bora: .Mot. 1785 




in; Buckingham Co. V.A 


M 


Mamed: .Abt. 1806 




in; ? 




Died: Unknown 




in:? 




Spouse Lydia Eklins 






2 


Name; Solomon .■\kers. Jr 








Bora: .Abt. 1791 




m: Buckingham Co. VA 


M 


Mamed; Februarv 27. 1812 




m; Floyd Co, KY 




Died; .Abt. 1876 




in: Jackson Co<Raytown ?), .VIO 




Spouses .Matilda .Mead Susan W 


McCraw 





'^ 


N.imf Ion.ith.in Akvrt; 






Bom; .Abt. 1792 


m; Buckingham Co. VA 


.M 


.Mamed. .May 19. 1812 


in; Floyd Co, KY 




Died Unknown 


in; IN? 




Spouse Kitta Meade 




4 


Name Pnsalia Akers 






Born 1794 


m; Bucfcmgham Co, V.A 


F 


Mamed November 07. 1811 


la; Flovd Co, KY 




Died: UnknowTJ 


in: ? 




Spojise FJi Meade 




3 


Name David .Akers 






Born .Abl 1796 


m; Buckingham Countv. V.A 


M 


Mamed- Mav02. 1822 


m. Flovd Countv. KY 




Died: UTiknown 


m:' 




Spouse Elizabeth Collier 




6 


.Name: .Akers Child6 






Bora; 1800 


in: Buckingham Co, VA 


F 


Mamed: 


in; 



t- 


Mamed: 


m; 




Died: UnknowTi 


in; ■> 




Spouse: 




7 


Name: Akers ChiJd7 






Bora Abt 1806 


m: Rovd Countv, KY 


F 


Mamed; 


in; 




Died; Unknown 


in; ? 




Spouse. 





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Transcription of Marriage Certificate 

Floyd County to wit. These are to license & permit you to join in Marnage according to 
the rites and ceremonies of the church to which you belong. Solomon Acres & Matilda 
Mead & for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant Given under My hand the 24th 
day of February 1812. Wm J Mayo Clk 

Floyd County Set, I William James Mayo Clerk for of the Court for the county aforesaid 
do hereby certify that the above named Solomon Acres has produced the necessary 
certificate from Robert Mead authorizing me to issue a License for his daughter Matilda to 
marry with the said Acres and that he has entered into bond with security m my office 
according to Law Given under my hand the 24th day of February 1812. 

To any person legally ) Wm J \tayo, CFCC 

authorized to solemnize ) 
Matrimony ) 



Transcription of Marriage Recording 

24 This is to certify that the within named Solomon Acres and Metilda(sic) 

S. Acres Mead was joined together according to law in the State of matrimony on 

Mar'ge the 27th day of February 1812 by me 
Certf Matthew Spurlock, MG 



Hu<ibaiid: Soiomon .\kers. Jr 



Born. Abt 1791 
Mamed; Februan- 27, 1812 
Died Abe 1S76 
Father SoJomon .\kers, Sr 
Mother Miss Lonon 

Olbcr Spouse: Susan W. McCraw 



in: Buckingham Co. VA 

in; Floyd Co. K"i' 

in: Jackson Co(Ra\lown ?). MO 



Wife: Matilda Mead 



Born: July 01 1793 
EJied .MX. 1S46 
Father: Roben Meade 
Mother: Hannah RlKxfcs 
Other Sdou&s; 



in: Bedl'ord Co. V.A 
in: Cass Co, MO? 





CHILDREN 




1 


Name: Jonathan Wesley Akeis 






Bom: Mav04. 1814 


in: Flovd Co. KY 


M 


Mamed: June 07. 1837 


in: Prestonsburg, Floyd Co. KY 




Died: October 27. 1874 


m: Tolcr Creek, Royd Co. KY 




Spouse Sarah Howell 




2 


Name Rhodes .Akers 






Bom. .Abt. 1815 


in: Floyd Co, KY 


M 


Mamed; Februarv 1 1. 184 1 


in; ? 




Died: Unknown 


in; ? 




Spouse .Mary Jackson 





3 


Name. 


Claiboume .Akers 








Bom. 


.Abt. 1817 


in; 


Flo\d Co. KY 


M 


.Mamed. 


September 25, 1842 


in: 


Hamsonville, Van Buren(now Cass) Co, MO 




Died. 


1864 


m; 


Grand Saline, Van Zant Co, TX 




Spouse 


Mary Naomi Parsons 






4 


Name 


.Akers Child 4 








Bom 


.Abt. 1820 


in; 


Fkjyd Co, KY 


M 


Mamed. 




in; 






Died 


Unknown 


in; 


? 




.spouse 








5 


Name 


Muhulda Akers 








Bom 


1823 


in; 


Royd Co. KY 


F 


Mamed 


December 24. 1843 


m; 


7 




Died 


Unknown 


in: 


? 




Spouse 


Bamctt Dudley 







6 
M 



.Name. .Akers Child 6 
Bora: Abt. 1825 
Mamed 

Died: Unknown 
Soouse: 



.\kers Child 7 
.Mm 1827 



.Name: 

Bom 

Mamed: 

Died Unknown 
Spouse 



in; noyd Co. KY 

in; 

in: -^ 



in; Royd Co, KY 

in; 

m: ? 



23 



8 


Name: 


Aka^ Cluld 8 








Born: 


Abt. 1829 


in: 


Flovd Co. KY 


Nt 


Married: 




in. 






Died: 


Unknown 


in; 


7 




Spouse: 








9 


Name: 


Larkin W .\kers 








Bom: 


Apni 09, 183 1 


in; 


Flovd Co. KY 


M 


Mamed: 


December <H. 1857 


m; 


Van Buren Co, \K> 




Died: 


June 22. 1922 


in: 


Bonham. Parker Co, TX 




Spouse: 


Mary Ann EJkins 






10 


Name: 


Sylvester Akers 








Born: 


December 06. 1832 


in: 


Flovd Co. KY 


M 


Mamed: 


.Apnl 15. 1852 


in: 


Cass Co, MO 




Died: 


October 20. 1912 


in. 


Independence, MO 




Spouse: 


Mehina A. Parsons 






11 


Name: 


Henrv .Akers 








Bom: 


Juiv 30. 1836 


m: 


Hovd Co, KY 


M 


Mamed: 


Apnl 05. 1860 


m; 


MO'^ 




Died; 


February 1918 


in; 


Independence. .VIO 




Spouse; 


Elizabeth Jane Miller 






12 


Name: 

Bora: 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse; 




in: 
in: 
in: 




13 


Name: 

Bora: 

Mamed: 

Died: 

Spouse: 




in: 
m: 
m: 




14 


Name: 

Bora: 

Married: 

Died; 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 
in: 




15 


Name: 

Bom; 

Married: 

Died 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 
in: 




16 


Name: 

Bora; 

Mamed 

Died: 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 
in: 




17 


Name: 

Bora: 

Mamed; 

Died; 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 
in: 





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Jonathan and Sarah's 
Marriage License 



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Transcription of Marriage License 

State of Kentucicy Floyd County Set 

These shall license and permit you to join in marriage according to the rites and 
ceremonies of the church to which you belotig Jonathan Akers and Sally Howell and so 
doing this shall be your sut^cient warrant given under my hand this 14th day of June 1837. 

Jacob Mayo, CFCC 

I Jacob Mayo Clerk of the court for the court or the County of aforesaid do hereby certify 
that what the said Jonathan .\kers hath produced the necessary certificate from Thomas 
Howell the father of the said Salley (sic) Howell authorizing me to issue this license and 
that bond with secunty is given in my office according to Law. 

To any person legally authorized ) J Mayo, C 

to solemnize matrimony. ) 



Hu.«bind: Jooaihaii Weslev .\kcrs 



Born Ma> 04. 1814 
Mame<t June 07. 1837 
Died Oaober27. 1874 
Father Solomon .AJcers. Jr 
Mother Mauida Mead 
Other Spouses: 



m: Floyd Co. KY 

m: Prestonsburg, Flo>d Co, KY 

m: ToJer Creek, Floy'd Co, KY 



Wife: Sarah Howell 



Bom. SeptemiDer 10. 1315 
Died: Juh 12. 1889 
Father: Thomas Howell 
Mother: Elizabeth Meade 
Other Spouses: 



m: no>d Co. KY 

id; Freeman, Cass Co. MO 





CHILDREN 


1 


Name: 


James Manon .Akers 








Bom: 


Bcf. September 1838 


in: 


Floyd Co. KY 


M 


Met: 


Unkno^vn 


in: 


Pike Co. KT? 




Died: 


.Apnl 0?. 1863 


in: 


General Hospital, Ashland KY 




Spouse: 


Viciona Clay 






2 


.Name 


.Vlaulda -Akers 








Bom. 


1845 


in: 


Floyd Co, KY 


F 


Married: 


June 13. 1861 


in: 


Floyd Co. KY 




Died. 


L'nJuiow-n 


in; 


? 




Spouse: 


James .M. Lews 






3 


Name. 


Marv Flizabcth Aktrs 








Bom; November 20. 1846 


in; 


Flovd Co, KY 


F 


Mamed 


October 28. 1869 


m: 


Floyd Co, KY 




Died 


.November 07. 1908 


m: 


Ponca aty, OK 




Spouse 


William Tyler Keaihly 






4 


Name: 


Emiiv Jane Akers 








Bom 


1847 


in; 


Fkjyd Co, KY 


F 


Married 


September 17. 1869 


m: 


Floyd Co, KY 




Died 


Unknown 


in: 


Bridgeport, WA 




Spouse: 


Benjamin Brewer 






5 


Name 


N'ancv .\nn .'Xkers 








Bora: 


March 11. 1849 


in: 


Rovd Co. KY 


F 


Met: 


.Abl. 1884 


m. 


Flovd Co, KY 




Died: 


.August 25. 1927 


m: 


Floyd Co, KY 




SpotBcs 


James L Stamford Natlison Brewer, 


Wiibum Parsons 


6 


Name 


Thomas Washington Akers 








Bora. 


March 11. 1849 


m; 


Floyd Co, KY 


M 


Mamed 


July 17. 1873 


in: 


Floyd Co, KY 




Died 


December 02. 1943 


in: 


Freeman, Cass Co. MO 




Spouse: 


Louisa Cathcnne Childress 






7 


.Name. 


John Henrv Akers 








Bom 


December 25. 1851 


m: 


Floyd Co, KY 


M 


Mamed 


Mav'.M. 1872 


in: 


Flovd Co, KY 




Died: 


February 03. 1937 


in: 


Lawrence Co, KY 




Spouse: 


Mary Jane Greer 







27 



8 


Nau^ Robert Alexander Akers 




Bora: March ()6, 1853 in: Tolcr Creek, Flovd Co, KY 


M 


Married: October 27. 1891 in: Colfax. Wlutman Co. WA 




Died: June 26. 1923 m: Oakesdale. Whitman Co, WA 




Spouses; Miss HaJl, Malinda Catherine Cliarles, Mar> Jane Flange, Maria Catlienne Smith 




The four sons of Sarah (Howell) Akers, the drawing hangs in Liza (Akers) Kidd's home 
L-R: James Marion, Robert .AJexander(above), John Henry & Thomas Washington 




j;ef?esse?c7£^^e«^'S6:^-:t^vr^ 






The four daughters of Sarah Akers: L-R: Emily Jane (.\kers) Brewer, Mary Elizabeth 
(Akers) Keathley, Matilda (Akers) Lewis, and Nancy .Ann (.Akers) Stamford (a drawing) 



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My grandfather Robert .-Mexander .\kers, the youngest child of Jonathan and Sarah 
(Howell) >\kers, was bom in Floyd County, Kentucky on 6 March 1853. He spent his 
youth woridng on his family farm and on 8 February 1873 he married Maiinda Catherine 
Charles at the home of her stepfather, Slmkins Keathly, in Pike County, Kentucky. 
Maiinda was the daughter of Maiinda (McCoy) and Frederick Charles. Malinda's ancestry 
and her family are shown in the .\ppendix Robert and Mahnda's marriage certificate 
follows. Roben and his young bride lived in Floyd County probably farming the remaining 
150 acres of the Akers property on Toler Creek until about 14 March 1876 when it was 
sold During that period his father, Jonathan, died on 27 October 1874 and was buried on 
Toler Creek. Their first child, a son William Myron Akers, was bom on 28 February 1875 
in Floyd County. 

Following the sale of their final 150 acres on Toler Creek, Sarah, Robert, Maiinda and 
little William, barely a year old, moved to Cass County Missouri It appears that they 
perhaps had a plan and were following the lead of not only Robert's grandfather, Solomon 
Akers, Jr., but also several of his siblings. They left behind in Floyd County his sister, 
Nancy .Ann (. Akers) Staniford and family, quite possibly Matilda (Akers) Lewis and family, 
and of course his deceased older brother, the Civil War veteran, James Marion Akers, 
buried in Eastern Kentucky in as yet an unlocated place. Family group records for Nancy's 
family, Matilda's family and John Henry Akers' family follow. In the case of John Henry 
the reader will leam fi-om the data in the Missouri Chapter how they also migrated to 
Missouri but after a few years left and returned to Kentucky. 

At this point three other items of Kentucky history need to be mentioned. The first is the 
more pleasant as it appears fi'om the available records that my grandfather and some of his 
siblings were probably the first literate generation in this line of American Akers. We 
presume this means that some level of schooling was available in Floyd County in this time 
(mid 1800'3). The second item is a seemingly well substantiated story that states that prior 
to my grandfather's mamage to Maiinda, he fathered a daughter with a local woman with 
the last name of Hall. According to the Keathly family's recorded history the baby girl, 
named Nan (Nanc/*) Hall, was bom about 1 872 and was raised by Robert's older sister, 
Mary Elizabeth (Akers) and her husband William T. Keathly as their adopted daughter. At 
the time of Nan's binh the Keathlys had not yet had any of their own children. This story 
contmues in that Nan apparently was never told of her real parents, nor were her childreiL 
The chart which shows all of the descendants of Robert Akers which appears in a later 
section of this book shows what we presently know of the people resulting fi:om this 
situation Lou Keathly has informed me that Nan's grandchildren have now learned the 
apparent truth of their ancestry. The identification of the name of Nan's mother is still a 
mystery The third is the story that James Marion .Akers, Roben's oldest brother, 
apparently also had a liaison with a local girl (Victoria Clay) which resulted in a daughter, 
Mary Clay, being bom. It appears from the data received that Victoria herself was 
Illegitimate. A bnef family group record of this partnership follows in due course. 



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Ancestors of Robert . 


Alexander Akers 








Solomon .Uier^ .Ir 

b: .AbL 1"^! in Buckingham Co, V.A 

m: rcbniary 27, 1812 m FloyrJCo. KY 

± ,AbC 1 876 m Jadcaoo Co(Rayto»n .'X .MO 








.Joflathan Wesiey .^ken 

b: May 04, 1814'in Floyd Co. KY 

m: June 07, 1837 m riesluuibuig. FtevdCo, 

K.Y 

d: October 27. 1874 in Totet Creek. Floyd Co. 

KY 






















b: July 02, 1793 m Bedford Co. VA 
J: .Abe 1846 in Cass Co. \l(y> 






Robert Aicxander Aiiers 

b: Mardi 06, 1 853 in Toler Creek, Fioyd Co. 

KY 

m: October 27, 1891 in Cotfex, Whitman Co, 

WA 

± June 26, 1923 m Oakesdale. WiTiitman Co. 

W.A 












4 Cvvt^KdHI H^T^T^Ml 

b: .AbL 1792 in Bedford Co. VA 

m; Febniary 1 1. 1312 in FiedfordCo. VA 

d: Julv 02. I8S4 in Royd Co, KY 


















b: September 16. 1815 in Floyd Co, KY 
d: Juiv 22, 1889 in Freeman. Cjss Co. .VIO 
















Bnzabcfh PTlce-Me««le 

b: .U*. 1793 m BedfiadCo?, VA 
d; May 29. 1856 m Floyd Co. KY 
















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as surety, arc juintlij (Did scrrrallij bound to the Coimnonwcaltli of 
Kentucky, in the sum of Uuc Hundred Dollars. 

'xSTU^ CSonbilion of IKis Soub is as folloius : 

That, ndierea.s ^Marj'iaje is intended to be solemnized between the above 
bound uS/:^^T^L^f:>^^.}J(/..V. 



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Xnir, if there is no lawful eause to obstruct said .Ifaj-iiag'e, this Bond 
slnilt be roid, ot/nrwise it shall remain in full force and effeet. 

e , hated at Piketon. Pike County, thi.s f~^ 
day of....CrL4^i^Lu<.fi<^^ _, 1S25 

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1. Date of Marriage.. .d_C/^/^ 



Residence of Grooi)i..^-^{^ 



4' 'i^e of Groom ^y. 

5. JWinibcr of Jlcii-riage of Groom 

G. Occupation 4 

7. Birfliplace of Groom, 




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10. J^ame of Bride J_,^^Zy:^<!^j^<^i..<:^.<::^.^....<<^^ 

11. Residence of Bride.. 

12. Age of Bride //.. 

lo. jVumber of Marriage of Bride 

14. Birthplace of Bride ^^ 

lo. Birthplace of Bride's Fathcr..LL'^^:/Xa...<^. 




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17. Remarks 



N. B. At NoK. 5 and l.I ataM wlwlhrr Sr-t, <««nl. etc.. M«rr -uje irf fiich or either p»rcy. 

To be married at.^.^l^;>r2:?^d/s4^r^'^...-^^^S^^ 
on the KZ....day o/-.-C2ZA->rj-3r^.«;>*^^--r. , ^^ /(j 

% el^tify that the above is correct, to the best uf my knowledge and belief. 



Witness my Juvnd this. ..iSTZ... day of 



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Panncr; James Marion Akers 

Born. Bel'. S^t ember 1338 
Mei: Lnknown 
Died A^sil U5. 1863 
Faiher Jonaikin Wes.le>- .Akers 
Mother Sarah Howell 
Other Spouses 



m: Flovd Co. KY 
m. Pike Co. KY':' 
in: General Hospital, .\shland, KY 



Partner: N'ictoria Clay 



Born. AbL 1840 
Died L'nknowTi 
Faiher: .AjKkew Jackson .Akers 
Mother: Jane Jennie Clay 
Other Spousts; 



m: Pike Co, KY? 
in; ? 





CHILDRE.N 








1 


Name 


Man 


'Clay 






Bom 


.Abt. 


1862 


in: Pike/Flovd Co, KY 


F 


Married 






in: 




Died 


Unknown 


in: ? 




Spouse 








2 


Name 

Bom 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 






in: 

in: 
in: 


3 


Name 

Bom, 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 






in: 
in: 
in; 


4 


Name 

Bom 

Mamed 

Died 
Spouse 






in: 
in: 
in: 


5 


Name 

Bom 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 






in: 
in; 
in: 


6 


.Name 

Bom 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 






in; 
in; 
in: 


7 


Name 

Bora 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 






in; 
in: 
in: 



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Husband: James M. Lewis 



Bora; Unknown m: Floyd Co. KY 

Mamed: June 13. 1861 m; FlovdCo, KY 



Died. Unknown in; ? 

Falber: 
Mother; 

Other Spouses; 



Wife: Matilda Akers 



Bora; 1845 in; Floyd Co, XY 

Died: Unknown in; ? 

Father; Jonathan Wesley .^kers 

Mother; Sarah Howeil 
Other Spouses; 





CHILDREN 


1 


Name; 


James Marion Lewis 








Born; 


.Abt. 1863 


in: 


Floyd County. KY 


M 


Married; 




in: 






Died: 


Unknown 


in: 


9 




Spouse; 








2 


Name: 


George W. Lewis 








Born: 


Abt. 1866 


m: 


9 


M 


Mamed; 




in: 






Died; 


Unknown 


in: 


? 




Spouse: 








3 


Name; 


Sarah Frances Lewis 








Born; 


.Ma. 1867 


in; 


7 


F 


Mamed: 


Unknown 


in; 


? 




Died; Unknown 


in; 


9 




Spouse: 


Cliff Frantz 






4 


Name: 


Henrv Tom Lewis 








Born: 


Abt. 1869 


in: 


7 


M 


Mamed; 




in; 






Died; 


Unknown 


in: 


? 




Spouse: 








3 


Name: 


Morgan Lewis 








Bom; 


Abt. 1872 


m; 


•> 


M 


Mamed; 




in: 






Died: 


LTifcnown 


m: 


-> 




Spouse: 








6 


Name; 


Wesiev Lewis 








Bora; 


Abt 1875 


m; 


7 


M 


Married; 




m: 






Died: 


Unknown 


m: 


7 




Spouse: 








7 


Name: 


Luanda Lewis 








Bora. 


.Abt. 1878 


m: 


7 


F 


Mamed; 


Unknown 


in: 


7 




Died: 


1955 


in: 


Udall KS 




Spouse: 


''Walker 







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s 


S3n« Joseph E Lewis 






Born. FetjruaiN 25. 1882 


in; Archie. MO 


M 


Mamed. 


in: 




Died: iinuanjO, 1965 


in: Wichiu, KS 




Spouse. 




9 


Name Charlie Lewis 






Bom Unknown 


m: ' 


M 


Mamed: 


in: 




Died: Unknown 


in; ■> 




Soouse 





10 


Name: 


Dona Lews 






Born. 


Unknown 


m; ■' 


F 


Mamed: 




in: 




Died: 


Unknown 


in; '^ 




Spouse: 






11 


Name; 


Liza Lewis 






Bom: 


Unknown 


in: ? 


F 


Mamed: 




in: 




Died: 


Unknown 


in: ? 




Spouse; 






12 


Name 








Bora; 




in: 




Mamed 




in; 




Died 




in: 




Spouse 






13 


Same 








Bora: 




in: 




Married: 




in: 




Died: 




in: 




Spouse 






14 


Name 








Bom: 




in: 




Mamed; 




in: 




Died; 




in: 




Spouse; 






15 


Name: 








Bora. 




in: 




.Mamed: 




in: 




Died; 




in: 




Spouse: 






16 


Name: 








Bora. 




in: 




Mamed 




in: 




Died; 




in: 




Spouse 






17 


.Name 








Born; 




in: 




Mamed 




in: 




Died; 




in; 




Spouse 







35 



Panner: Nanison Brewer 



Bom: Unknown 

Mei: AbL 1877 

Died. Unknown 

Falher: 

Mother. 

Other Spouses: 



ui: K^"^ 

m: Rovd Co. KY 

in; KY':' 



Partner: Xaucy .\iui .\kers 



id: Flovd Co. KY 
m: novd Co. KY 



Bom: March 11. 1849 

Died: August 25, 1927 
Father: Jonathan Wesley- .'\kers 
Mother: Sarah Howell 

Other Spouses: James L. Stamibrd. Wilbum Parsons 



CHILDREN 



Name: Mousie Mer&'Brewer 
Bom: May If. 1878 
Mamed: Abt. 1909 

Died: May 02, 1953 
Spouses: Grant Hamilton. Monroe Hall 



in: Floyd Co. KY 
in: Floyd Co. KY" 
in: Hovd Co, KY 



Name: Mona Akers/Brewer 
Bora: March 20, 1881 
Married: December 30. 1898 

Died: .August 06. 1957 
Spouse: James Floyd Stewart 



n/ 



in: Floyd Co. KY 

in: KY 

in: Da\1on. OH 



Partner: Wilbum Parsons 



Bom: Unknown 
Met: AbL 1884 
Died: UnknmvTi 
Father: 
Mother: 

Other Spouses: 



m: KY" 

in: Flovd Co. KY 

in: KY':' 



Partner: 


?^anc\ .\nn .\kers 




1 


Bom: 
Died: 


March 11. 1849 
.August 25. 1927 
Jonathan Wesley .Akers 
Sarah Howell 
Other Spouses; James L. 


m; Flovd Co. KY 
in; Floyd Co. KY 

Stamibrd. Nattison Brevver 


Father; 


Mother: 






CHILDREN 


1 
M 


Name; Webster .Akers/Parsons 
Bom: .April 20. 1885 
Mamed; June 22. 1904 
Died: Vlarch 28, 1974 
Spouse: Ida Hamilton 


in: Big Mud Cr. Floyd Co. KY 
in; Big Mud Creek. Hoyd Co. KY 
in: Prestonsburg, Floyd Co. KY 



Webster .Akers/Parsons and 
wife: Idaiee (Hamilton ) 



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Husband: John Uenrv .\kers 



Born: December 25. 1851 
Nlamed; Ma>- 04. 1872 
Died. FcbruanO?. 1937 
Faiher. Jonaihan Wesley .■^ers 
Mother Sarah Howell 
Other Spouses; 



m; Floyd Co. KY 
m: Floyd Co, KY 
m; Lawrence Co, KY 



Wife: .Mary Jane Greer 



Bom. May 04. 1851 
Died. Noveniber 23. 1934 

Father. WiUiam Greer 

Mother: Ehira Greer 
Other Spouses: 



in: -Ashe Co. NC 

m; Louisa, La\vrence Co, KY 





CHILDREN 


1 


Name: 


James William .Akers.Sr 








Bora: 


Ju^24. 1874 


in: 


Harold Flovd Co. KY 


M 


Ntamed: 


December 16. 1898 


in: 


Lawrence Co. KY 




Died: 


October 29, 1939 


m: 


Lawrence Co, KY 




Spouse: 


Sanlda Preston 






2 


Name 


Leona .Akers 








Bora: 


Februar. 08, 1875 


in: 


Flovd Co, KY 


F 


Mamed: 


Januar\ 19. 1896 


in: 


KY 




Died 


.March 05. 1950 


in; 


Lawrence Co, KY 




Spouse: 


Emerson S. Stratton 






3 


Name; 


Verle Akers 








Born: 


1879 


iiL 


Cass Co. MO 


F 


Mamed 




in: 






Died 


.MbL 1880 


in: 


Arkansas of malaria 




Spouse: 








4 


Name; 


Eliza AksTS 








Bora 


1880 


in: 


Cass County, MO 


F 


Mamed 




in; 






Died 


Abt. 1880 


in; 


Arkansas, of malaria 




Spouse: 








5 


Name: 


Robert .Alexander Akers 








Bora: 


June 03. 1882 


in: 


Lawrence Co, KY 


M 


Mamed; 


December 29. 1903 


m: 


KY"^ 




Died: 


hihr 27. 1947 


m; 


Spartm, TN 




Spouses 


Mary Elizabeth See. Emma Bowman 




6 


Name: 


.Matilda .Akers 








Bora 


.ApnJ 23, 1886 


in: 


Lawrence Co, KY 


F 


Mamed. 


October 19. 1905 


in; 


KY'' 




Died: 


JuJv03. 1964 


m; 


Lawrence Co, KY 




ipouse 


Vnilard James Wilson 






7 


Name: 


Henry Elben .Akers 








Bora 


Fcfaniarv 17. 1890 


m; 


Lawrence Co, KY 


M 


Mamed 


Juiv 14. IW8 


in; 


KY'? 




Died: 


January 25. 1954 


m: 


Hunter. Flovd Co, KY 




Spouse: 


Mae Wilson 







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s 


Name: 


Lawrence .AJcers 






Bom; 


1893 


in; Lawrence Co. KY 


M 


Married: 


September 02. 1912 


in:? 




Died: 


1917 


in; ? 




Spouse; 


Hattie Frances Burke 




9 


Name: 


Carl Akers 






Born: 


November 06. 1894 


in: Louisa. Lawrence Co. KY 


M 


Mamed; 


November 15, 1915 


in:? 




Died: 


August 1958 


in: Hollywood. FL 




Spouses: 


Euia Mae Bartlev, Loma Beatrice Spradling, Helen Haas 


10 


Name; 


Lucille Akers 






Bom; 


December 20. 1897 


in; Lawrence Co, KY 


F 


Married: 




in; 




Died; 


September 04, 1914 


in; Lawrence Co. KY 




Spouse; 








John Henry Akers 
Mary Jane (KeathJy) Comwell 








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Mat 4 1814 

OICD 

Oct. 27.187* 

Aged 

sort* SM0$230s 




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Grave of Jonathan Akers 



James Marion Akers, from a tintype 



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MISSOURI 

It would appear that the move to Western Missouri by several members of Jonathan and 
Sarah Akers' family was prompted by Solomon .\kers, Jr 's (Jonathan's father) migration 
there almost 40 years before. As noted previously, Solomon and most of his known 
family moved to the Cass (then Van Buren) County. Missoun in about 1838 soon after 
Jonathan and Sarah's marriage. It is worth relating here that oral history told by Harold 
Akers, grandson of Sylvester Akers, a younger brother of our Jonathan (see Solomon Jr 's 
FOR), contains much detail of the early Missouri life of Solomon and several of his 
younger sons. In addition to the owning of land in Cass and Jackson counties, he is said 
to have freighted by wagon on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1 850 time frame Three of his 
sons, Sylvester, Larkin, and Henry, were extensively Involved with the notorious 
"Quantrill Band" in the Missouri-Kansas Border War, a subplot of the Civil War. 
QuantriU and his group of mounted troops were irregulars on the Confederate side. As 
stated before our Matilda (Mead) disappears from the records in about 1 846 and Solomon 
marries again to Susan McCraw. We don't know at this time when Matilda died or where 
she is buried. In fact we don't know if their marriage was terminated by her death or by 
divorce, Solomon died about 1876 (per church records) but the actual date or his grave 
have not been located. 

As best as can be reconstructed at this time many of Jonathan and Sarah's children's 
families lives unfolded something like the following; 

a. In 1869 Thomas Washington Akers went to the Cass County area and stayed 
there about four years working in a farming situation we presume, then returned to Floyd 
County, Kentucky in 1873 and married Louisa Childress. It is reported that they stayed in 
Kentucky for five year5(it could be assumed that he lived and farmed for some of this time 
on the remainder of the original Jonathan Akers land on Toler Creek). He then returned 
with his family to Cass County in 1878 and ultimately purchased a farm east of Freeman, 
Missouri and they lived out their lives in that location. By referring to Thomas 
Washington's tamily group record one may see that some of his offspring move later on to 
the Eastern Washington area. Photographs of this family follow on later pages. 

b. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Akers) and her husband William Tyler Keathly came to 
Cass County in the summer of 1876. An account of that time is contained in a story by 
Lulu Belle Keathly which was published in "The Eastern Kentuckian" in 1974. A copy of 
that document is included in the Appendix. Please be aware that although the anicle 
contains much good history it also has several errors as revealed by current research. The 
Keathlys ultimately moved on to the Oklahoma Territory in 1 889 and successfially 
participated in the "land rush" obtaining property in the Ponca City area where they lived 
out their lives. We have several nice photos of the family during these periods. Their 
family group record also follows. 

c. As for the femily of Emily Jane (.\kers) and Benjamin Brewer considerably less 
is known. It is believed they came west and in to Missouri but this has not yet been 



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Husband: Thomas Washington .\kcrs 



Born; March il. 1^49 
Mamcd: Jul>- 17. 1873 
Died: December 02, 1943 
Faiber: Jonathan Wesley .-Mters 
\ {other Sarah Howell 
Other Spouses; 



in; Hoyd Co. KY 
tn; Floyd Co. KY 
in; Freeman, Cass Co, MO 



Wife: Louisa Catherine Chilctress 



Bora; February 02. 1856 
Died September 15. 1933 
Father; JanKS H. Childress 
.Mother; .Mary E. Layne 
Other Spouses; 



in; Layneville. Floyd Co. KY 
in: FreemaiL Cass Co, MO 





CHILDREN 






1 


Name 


Noah Webster .Akers 






Bora: 


JuMl. 1874 


in: Laynesville, Floyd Co, KY 


M 


Married: 


Julv 11. 1905 


in: Rosalia, WA 




Died; 


Januarv09. 1919 


m: Rosalia, W.A 




Spouse: 


Mary Gill Worihington 




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Name 


James Harvev Akers 






Bora 


Julv 23. 1875 


in; Floyd Co. KY 


U 


Married; 


November 19. 1897 


in:? 




Died 


.March 02. 1960 


m: Broken Arrow, OK 




Spouse 


.\manda Grace Lakins 




3 


Name. 


Millie Cathenne .-Xkers 






Bont March 30. 1877 


m; Flovd Co, KY 


F 


Mamcd December 10, 1902 


in: '' 




Died December 05. 1906 


in Freeman, Cass Co, MO 




Spouse: 


Jessie T Ramsey 




4 


Name 


Sailie Akers 






Bora 


Jammrv 21. 1879 


in: Cass Co, MO 


F 


Married 


.A|nl21. 1901 


in:? 




Died: 


1962 


in: Freeman, Cass Co, MO 




Spouse: 


Harry .Major 




3 


Name 


.Vlary .\na .Akers 






Bora; 


February 13. 1881 


in; Cass Co, MO 


F 


Mamed: 


September 28, 1904 


m: •^ 




Died: 


November 25. 1974 


in: Garden Citv, MO 




Spouse 






6 


Name 


LiTzie C .Akers 






Bora. 


January 23, 1883 


in; HamsonvilJe, MO 


F 


.Mamcd: 




in: 




Died; 


February 10, 1935 


in: Oakesdale. W.A 




Spouse 






7 


.Name; 


CharJes Childress .\kers 






Bom; 


Oaober07. 1885 


m: Cass Co, MO 


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Married: 


September 15. 1912 


in: "^ 




Died: 


.August 05. 1964 


in; Rosalia, WA 




Spouses; 


Betty Worthington, Jessie C 


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Name. Tiro mas FlaviiwiKi Akers 






Bom Apni 18. 1890 


m: Freeman. Cass Co. MO 


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Mamed; Januarv- 16. 1916 


in: Harnsonville, Cass Co, MO 




Died: Februan,' 15. 1%4 


in: Colfax, Whitman Co, WA 




Spouse; Man Elizaijeth Kinscade 




9 


Name; .A.ddie Belle Akers 






Born: Oaober21. 18^1 


in; Freeman. Cass County. MO 


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in: 




Died: December 10. 1%9 


in: Wcstiine. Cass County. MO 




Spouse: 




10 


Name: Bab> Akers 






Born: February 08, 1894 


in: Freeman. MO 


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Died: February 08, 1894 


in: Freeman. MO 




Spouse: 






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T W , Lizzie. Louisa Cath 
Addie, back: Sallie, Millie, 
James, Noah, & Mary 




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Bora; FebniaA-20. \^4? 
iMamecL Oaober 28. 1869 
Died: Febraary 05. 1913 
Father; Henn' S^ere Ksithly 
Mother; Nancy Trom 
Other Spouses: 



m. Pike Co. KY 
in; Floyd Co. KY 
in; Ponca Citv. OK 



Wife: Mary £l}izat)etfa Akers 



Born; No\eniber 20. 1846 
Died November 07. 19* )8 

Father: Jonathan Wesley Akers 

Mother: Sarah Howell 
Other Spouses: 



in; Floyd Co. KY 
in; Ponca City, CK. 



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Name: Nancy Hall 
Bom: .\bt. 1872 
Mamed: 1890 

Died: October 24. 1953 
Spouse; H. D. Edwards 



Name: James Henry Keathly 
Bom; December 29, 1876 
Mamed: December 10. 1897 
Died: Apnl 07. 1967 
Spouse; Estelle Belle Frantz 



Name: W illiam Thomas Keathly 
Bora: October 04. 1878 
Mamed; August 13. 1899 
Died: July 23, 1905 
Spouse: Luiu Chandler 



Name: Mary Jane Keathly 
Bora; May 06. 1881 
Married: August 26. 1899 

Died; December 12, 1965 
Spouse: James .Manon ComweJl 



Name: .Andrew Jackson Keathly 
Bom; Oaober 11. 1883 
Mamed: 1904 

Died: .\iml 04. 1949 
Spouse: Etta 



Name; Robert Lee Keathly 
Bora; October 11, 1883 
.Married: November 15, 1904 

Died .Apnl 04, 1949 
Spouse; Zoa May Frantz 



Name: 

Bora: 

Mamed: 

Died; 

Spouse: 



in: Pike Co. KT' 
in; Ponca City, OK? 
in: Houston , TX 



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in. Ponca Citv. OK 



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verified. We have a photo of her home, after her husband had died (prior to 1880 
presumably) in Missouri. One should note that when this picture was taken in about 1898 
her nephew, Marion Lewis was livmg with the family In later years many of the family 
appear in Washington and several are reportedly buried there. What is known of the 
family appears in a following group record. 

d. As recounted before, in 1876 (probably Spnng or early Summer) Robert 
Alexander Akers and his family, and his mother Sarah moved to Cass County, Missouri. 
Robert and his mother purchased property to the east of Freeman and from the available 
records one can assume he proceeded with what appears to be a subsistence level farmmg 
venture. We have several of his personal property tax records as an indication that this 
was only marginally successful; these records follow Robert and Malinda's family begms 
to grow at this time as Sarah Ellen (named after both of their mothers) was bom 9 
November 1876 (she was probably conceived in Kentucky), Kinsie R. (first name after 
Malinda's brother) was bom 1 November 1 879 and Thomas Jefferson (first name after 
Robert's brother) was bom 17 August 1881. Following this success in providing Robert 
with a fijture farm work force of three boys, Malinda dies at the very young age of 27 in 
December 1882. Of course on the prairie frontier anything can happen and we don't know 
why she died; an unsubstantiated account is that it was during the birth of a fifth child 
Her gravestone makes no mention of such a situation and there are no local death records 
for 1882, unfortunately this recording in Cass County started in 1883 Thus she was 
buried in the Freeman Cemetery. 

Robert went on fanning at Freeman for another six years until he departed for Washington 
(at that time a Territory) in late 1888 or very early 1889. Who took care of these four 
young children and baby for six years'^ We can only assume it was "Grandma Sarah to the 
rescue". Of this period we have a treasure of pictures: Sarah, Robert and his two 
brothers, and Mahnda and baby Sarah Ellen (which appears to be a copy from a tintype). 
Mahnda is a very attractive young lady as her daughter, Sarah Ellen, also became, as later 
photos win reveal. 

e. In the midst of Robert's Missouri stay, his brother John Henry Akers with his 
wife, Mary Jane (Greer) and family move to Cass County in the 1 880 period It is stated 
in family history that during their trip to Missouri, which sounds like by wagon rather than 
train, that they encountered terrible sanitary conditions in .Arkansas and two of their young 
children died of malana. In any case they stayed in Cass County for only about three 
years, leaving in 1884 to return to Lawrence County, Kentucky (north of Floyd County) 
to farm, raise a family and complete their lives. Anna Ruth (Akers) Lycan has a personal 
account of these times written by her father and as recorded in her own book about the 
family (Reference 7). 

Thus with the departure of Robert Alexander Akers and his four young children from Cass 
County, Missouri in late 1888 or early 1889 and his mother's death in July 1839 we close 
out the Missouri portion of this story. On to Washington! 



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Believed to be, L-R: 
Nan Hall, Mary Jane, 
Mary Elizabeth (.Aicers), 
Wm Thomas, & James 
HeniyKeathJy, ca, 1882 



L-R John Foutz (later married Zella) 

Zella Beloid 

Estelle Franz (James' wife to be) 

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$142.- 
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Other Sponses: 



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Spouse: 






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Spouse: 






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Name- Tames H. Brewer 








Bora; October 20. 1873 


in; Floyd Co. KY 




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m; Freeman, Cass Co, MO 






Spouse: 






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Name: Saiah Ellen Brewer 








Bora: November 20. 1875 


in: Floyd Co, KY 




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m: f 






Spouse: 






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Name: Benjamin Richard Brewer 








Bora: October 1877 


in: Rovd Co. KY 




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in; ? 






Died: UTifcnown 


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Spouse: Pncic 






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Name: Marv Jane Brewer 








Bom: April 23. 1880 


m; Floyd Co. KY 




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WASHINGTON 

From available data it appears that Roben and his family arrived in the Tekoa/latah, 
Washington (then a Temtorv-) area sometime in the last half of 1888 or very early in 1889. 
This span of time is based on the fact that it appears that he did not pay his 1888 personal 
property taxes in Cass County, Missouri (assessed in June of that year) and by 20 March 
1889 he had found, negotiated and leased 160 acres of land west of Tekoa. We may 
assume that Roben used the railroad to move his family, possessions and farming 
equipment, and even possibly animals, from Missouri to Washington. In those days there 
were speaal rail cars for that purpose and both places were located on a main rail line. 
From published history of the rail line development in this area it appears that the railroad 
mav have been buUt mto the "Palouse" in the mid-1880's and completed only in 1887' 
Some things we don't know but which are possible are: 1) whether he went on a scouting 
trip to Washmgton prior to the move to find farming available locations and one to his 
liking, 2) why he picked the Tekoa area and were there other candidates, and 3) if he and 
his belongings went first and then when he had found or built housing, his children 
followed at some later time'^ 

In any case if we assume that Roben and his family were in the Tekoa area by the Spring 
of 1889, he was then 36 years old, William was 14, Sarah was 12 1/2, Kinsie was 9 1/2 
and Thomas was 7 1/2. At that time he was a widower of over six years and Sarah EUen 
had an very early start as a surrogate little mother and homemaker 

On 20 March 1889 Robert leased 160 acres of virgin (per a letter fi-om his son Earl to 
Gary Akers. see Appendix) "Palouse" land via a New York City broker (F W Dunton) 
from the railroad. See the Appendix for this item; oddly enough the lease was not 
recorded for almost two years! Historians will recall that as a bonus for putting in the rail 
lines the railroad companies were routinely given a portion (every other square mile']') of 
the land through which the rail line was routed Later the railroad companies could use or 
dispose of the land as they saw fit. The .Akers parcel was located on what was or became 
Fairbanks Road and about four miles west and one mile north of Tekoa. We can see its 
location on the 1910 plat map of the area, which follows. We can only assume that the 
land was totally undeveloped and therefore it is presumed that a house, and all farm 
buildings had to be built as a part of getting his farming started. We do know for sure 
that, for some unstated reason, Robert had to fence, by April 1 890, the entire parcel under 
the terms of his six year lease The cost of the six year lease was clear, eleven bushels of 
wheat per acre (for each and every of the 160 acres) per year starting (payable) in 
November 1 890 and the same each year, thereafter. Thus the total cost was 1 760 bushels 
per year for six years, totaling 10,560 bushels Delivery to the leaser (owner) was to the 
nearest rail head in owner provided sacks If there was a dry year, double the amount of 
wheat was to be delivered the following year. 

At this time we have no other Washmgton records of the period 1889-1890 of the early 
days of the Robert Akers family starting to farm, building the needed structures, and just 



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we know they did. 

On 22 July 1889 during the summer that Robert and his family of four were establishing 
themselves on his newly leased 160 acres, his mother Sarah (Howell) .Akers passed away 
in Cass County, Missouri. Based on a death record found m the Cass County archives in 
Harrisonville, Sarah died of dysentery (cholera"^). Her death record aiso established her 
date of binh as 16 September 1815 in Floyd County, Kentucky. This date had previously 
been unicnown to .AJcers family researchers. Her estate under the administration of her 
oldest surviving son, Thomas Washington .\kers. was duly inventoried and settled. 
Initially (about August 1889) Robert received a $200 00 advancement of his share of his 
inheritance. I think is safe to assume that this infusion of cash at this time must have been 
extremely helpfiil to Robert and his farm. This was followed on 1 5 February 1 893 when 
he received an additional $49.00. See the Appendix for a copy of Sarah's probate file. 

Two events occur in late 1891 which are recorded in the public files of Whitman County, 
Colfax, Washington. The first is on 27 October 1891 when Robert married Mary Jane 
Range, a spinster of 38 years (same age as Robert) at the county seat in Colfax.. The 
Marriage License was witnessed by two of Mary Jane's brothers (the first older, the 
second younger) Issac Range and George W Range. The second item was on 15 
December 1891 when Robert borrowed $100 00 (probably something like $12-15.000 
today). We don't know if the money was to fix up (or build-on) the house for Mary Jane, 
take a honeymoon back to her home, to pay for the seed wheat already in the ground for 
next year's crop, something else, or all of the above! This money is a problem and will 
come up later 

Mary Jane Range was bom 24 October 1 853 in Washington County, Tennessee, the 
daughter of George Humphreys and Susannah (Klepper) Range. The Range family was 
long established in Washington Co, Tennessee, but by the 1 880's there must have been 
pressures there to also move west, as we see many alhed families Jrom there in Eastern 
Washington. In addition to Mary Jane, we find her older brother Issac Range and her 
youngest brother, George W. Range farming to the west of Robert Akers. Why Mary 
Jane was there we do not know, perhaps keeping house for a brother Appendix items 
document Mary Jane's feimily and ancestry 

Of this period we have several excellent photos; 

a. What appears to be Robert and Mary Jane's wedding photo (Oct 1891). 
Author's note; looking at Mary Jane, there is no doubt that my father was her child. 

b. The entire Robert .^kers family at that time, which we estimate, based on the 
appearance and known ages of the youngest children (Roben and Maiinda's), to have been 
taken about 1893. 

In the 1893 photo Mary Jane appears to be pregnant. This is in line with several items of 
family oral history which state that Mary Jane had probably two unsuccessfijl pregnancies 



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peHoniiirg ihe mamajte cercmoDy and rcturr.eU to the 
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Roben .-\kers Family. ca.Falll893, with approx. ages 
L-R. Sarah (17), Wiiliam ( 19), Kinsey (14), Thomas (12) 
Robert (40) and Vlary Jane (40) 



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(although no official record of such, binh/death/bunal, has been found in any location) 
before my father, Dewey .Akers was bom 19 May 1898 Like many boys of his age he was 
named for Admiral Dewey, the hero of the Manila Bay victory in the Spanish- American 
War Mary Jane's life was cut short when she died 21 January 1899 at the age of 46 when 
my father was only eight months old. Although a death record has never been found, 
family oral history says she died of cancer In reality we don't know if she died in 
Washington or not, but she was buried near her birthplace, Johnson City, Tennessee, in the 
same Union Cemetery (Bluff City) as were her parents. The only knowTi record of her 
death date is from her tombstone. 

During these intervening years we have found several recorded items. The $100 00 loan 
of December 1891 for what ever reason was not repaid when due on 1 October 1892 (at 
12% interest!) and so after a second year of non-payment, Robert was summoned to 
court. The Summons was served on Mary Jane! He did not appear and on 8 December 
1 893 the Court judgment was declared against him for principle, back interest, legal fees, 
and costs. In all he then owed $180 00' Since there was no subsequent record found, we 
assume he paid his debt. 

In 1 895 Robert's mother's estate was finally settled in Cass County, Missouri and he sold 
his one-seventh of her remaining property to his brother Thomas Washington .Akers who 
had stayed in Cass County, Missoun and ended up acquiring each of his sibling's portion 
of her property. For some unknown reason and counter to the custom of those times, 
Mary Jane's name also appeared on the deed of sale. See the Appendix for a copy of this 
deed. When this was found in 1994 it was one of the first documents we had that actually 
indicated that they were married. 

On 1 June 1 896 Robert obtained a deed for the land that he had been leasing for the past 
six (basically seven) years. The words of the lease (at least to this author) appear to 
indicate that if he successfully fulfilled the terms for six years, the price was the 10,560 
bushels of wheat already delivered and One Dollar At an approximate value of $0.50 per 
bushel, the price for the 160 acres (by now very much improved) was $5230 00. See 
Appendix for a copy of this document. One can compare this price with the value placed 
on the property in 1 923 when Robert dies. So, in summary at this point it appears that 
Robert was able to completely fulfill the terms of the 1889 lease in that he fenced the 
property and delivered the required 1760 bushels of wheat by 1 November 1890 and in 
like succession in 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, and 1895 So then by payment of One Dollar 
he received at his request his deed from the now owners, Austin and Hannah Corbin of 
New York Coimty, New York. 

As a bit of retrogression, one needs to reflect on the challenges that Robert and his young 
family of four (oldest was William at 14) faced when they arrived in Washmgton to make a 
new life and a producing wheat farm out of a piece of the Palouse that's sod had never 
seen a plow! We don't know what they brought with them in the way of farm machinery 
and animals, household items and personal possessions We do believe that the land was 
totally unimproved; there was no house, bam, sheds, pens, gardens or orchards. .\11 of 



that, and fencing, plowing, disking, and planting had to be done so as to deliver that first 
1760 bushels of wheat by November 1890, only a year and a half later. This was fanning 
on a scale much larger than anyihing he had done in Kentucky or Missouri. One wonders 
how this family, with no wife or mother and such young children, survived. 

Within two and one half years of his arrival Roben and Mary Jane had found each other 
and if we can correctly judge what happened by looking at the 1893 picture a well fed and 
clothed family emerged. One account stated that Mary Jane was an accomplished 
seamstress and that she made many of the family's clothes. She also was a quilter (as 
many still are in the Washington Co. TN area to this day) as I remember we had one or 
two in our home when I was growing up. Unfortunately they were destroyed in our house 
fire of 1953, although I believe my sister still has a fragment of one of them. I have no 
idea how my father actually came to have them (took them with him when he lei^'^}, but I 
remember that he was proud to have something of his mother's. The 1893 portrait and 
later pictures indicated that they had enough discretionary income for photos to be taken. 
One thing we don't know is if Mary Jane brought any funds, such as from an inheritance 
since her parents had died in 1887 and 1889, to the marriage in 1891. This cenainly 
would have helped to develop the farm buildings, livestock and equipment faster that just 
through the sale of excess wheat would have allowed. On the timing of the deaths of 
Mary Jane's parents, it has been speculated that perhaps she took care of them in their 
later years and this could partially explain her late marriage. The 1 880 Washington 
County, Tennessee census does not support this idea at that time, maybe later in the 
1880*3. In fact Mary Jane's location in 1880 has not been determined by searches of the 
Tennessee or Washington censuses to date. 

If we now move to the last part of the I890's we know that although the farm seems 
secure and profitable, the increase in Robert's family is not going well. Only after several 
anempts does Mary Jane carry a baby fiill term, my father as stated before, but she must 
have been tembly ill during that time as she died in January of 1899 The responsibility 
for my father's care must have fallen initially and to a great extent on his half-sister Sarah 
(then 22). assuming she was still at home, and his half-brother Thomas (then 17). The 
1900 WTiitman County, Washington census shows sons William (25) and Thomas (18) still 
at home and one of Robert's nephews, Richard Brewer (22), living with them probably as 
a (paid?) farm laborer. We will let this information close out this decade of the story. 

The 1900*5 bring major changes to the family. As already stated in the Introduction, we 
believe that somehow during the process of burying Mary Jane in Tennessee. Robert was 
introduced to Mana Catherine Smith-Cloyd, a widow. Maria, or Cassie as she was always 
called, was bom 17 October 1866 in Washington County, Tennessee the daughter of 
William H.M Smith and Eliza (Klepper) Hagy-Smith. One account has Robert traveling 
to Tennessee accompanied by my father of one and one half years, meeting Cassie and 
then marrying her the following day. In any case, on 24 January 1900 Roben mamed 
Cassie at her home (her father's"^) in the Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee 
area. Cassie, in what we believe is she and Robert's wedding picture, is a very attractive 
but solemn lady, twelve years Robert's junior Perhaps her sober appearance reflects the 



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Graves of George H. Range and 

Susannah (Klepper) Range 

Johnson City, TN 










Grave of Mary Jane .Akers, Jan 1 899 
Johnson City, TN 

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Marriage picture of 
Roben and Cassie 

I Jan 1900 







Roben .Akers Family. L-R Roiland ( i), Cassie, Dewey (4), Robert. & Eari (2), 1903 

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difficult life she has already endured in her 34 years and the somewhat rush in marriage to 
possibly a virtual stranger She has lost her mother and stepmother at a young age, her 
first husband, John Cloyd, and their two sons, Paul and William (AVillie), the latter three 
between 1890 and 1900 We know that baby Paul died at the age of one year of cholera 
in 1894 but we have not found the dates or circumstances of John Cloyd or Willie's 
deaths. Uncle Earl's 1979 letter to Gary Akers says John died in a saw mill accident and 
Willie of diptheria. See Appendix items for more data of Cassie's family and ancestry 

Robert and Cassie's family came quickly, Earl was bom in 1 900, Rolland in 1 902. Nellie in 
1904, John in 1905 and finally James in 1910. We are fortunate to have several pictures 
of this period. 

a. The first is a wonderful photograph which we believe was taken in late 1902 It 
shows the Akers home, well developed farm buildings and a reasonably fresh straw pile 
firom the annual harvest. In the left foreground in a buggy with two white horses is a man 
we believe to be Robert holding young Earl (almost 2) and standing would be my father 
(Dewey) at about 4 1/2. Near the house one can see some small trees that have been 
planted. These can be used to gauge the passage of time on photos to follow The photo 
was taken fi-om the NW quadrant of the Akers property (looking SE) with an afternoon 
sun. The fence line which runs in front of the house and bam borders Fairbanks Road. 

b. A photo of the Akers home estimated to have been taken perhaps in 1904 as 
the one will note that the tree near the house is somewhat taller than the 1902 farm scene. 
Note the simple flat construction of the house and as in the prior picture the generally 
stark (natural) landscape. 

c. A formal and somewhat sour portrait of the Akers children, estimated to have 
been taken in 1908 of Dewey (10), Earl (8), Nellie (4) and John (3). James had not yet 
been bora. 

d. A great informal closeup of the front of the Akers' home taken about 1910 In 
front (L-R): Dewey (12), Earl (10), John (8), Rolland (5) and the family dog; in the back 
an unidentified man (hired hand, relative, or older son?), Robert (57), Nellie (6), and 
Cassie (44). Note that the .-^kers' house now has new trim, and a very nice covered porch 
on at least the North and East sides (Cassie's influence we would guess) In addition, look 
how tall the trees around the house have grown in the last eight or so years. 

e. Two pictures of the period, but of unknown dates, have survived to show us 
some of the equipment and method of threshing the farm's wheat. In short, the npe wheat 
plants are cut (mowed) off at near ground level and probably tied in large bundles (by a 
binder), then hauled by horse and wagon to a central point where the bundles were pitch 
forked into the thresher which separated the grain from the remaining straw The grain 
was then directed into gunny sacks (a pile of which is visible in the far nght of the second 
picture), and the straw was then blown through a pipe mto a huge pile. The power for ail 
of this was an enormous steam tractor visible in both pictures. The tractor was fueled by 
the straw produced by the thresher and transmitted its power via a long belt to the 
threshing machine. There appears to be as many as 20 people involved m this process, 
including at least two women that probably helped with the feeding of the crew as it 
appears there is a "chuck wagon" shown in both picmres. There are at least 14 horses in 
use as well. One can not help but be impressed by the size and complexity of the 
















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Akers' Home, ca 1910 










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Students of ca. 1909, 
Rolland & Earl left-center & 
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operation. Presumably each farm did not own ail of this equipment but when the mowing 
was being accomplished the tractor, threshing machine and crew would be brought to the 
farm by the owner/operator to finish the job 

f The last significant photo is a portrait of Robert and Cassie's family taken about 
1916 L-R: James (6). Cassie (50). Rolland ( 14), Robert (63), Earl (16). Nellie (12). and 
John (11). They appear to be a well dressed and healthy family Unfortunately with the 
photography custom of the day sniiles were not "in" and therefore they have the traditional 
sober look. One can only think that now that Robert had his new crew of boys he was 
probably too old to use them. 

I should note at this point that our seeming wealth of .Akers family photos stretching fi-om 
the I860's to the 1920's are primanly through the generosity of Ora Akers. Bill Johnson 
Larry Hovig, and Tom Akers (see Dedication). Had they not preserved these pictures and 
shared them, this collection would not have been available for publication for all of us to 
enjoy. 

The farm must have been successfiai because Earl in a letter to Gary .Akers recounts the 
purchase of the first family car, a Chalmers in 1916, see the following photo. However by 
this time fi-ame Robert at about 65 must have been getting tired of the hard work of 
farming. In the 1920 Whitman County, Washington census he was still listed as a farmer; 
for some reason that census was split in two parts, one with Robert as head, the second 
with Earl as the head 

At this point we will complete this section to the Akers' Washington life with a short 
discussion of the closure of Robert and Cassie's lives. We will reserve the description of 
all of the Akers' children to the next chapter. 

At some point in the late 19 lO's or early I920's we believe the Akers' fann was mortgaged 
for the purpose of gaining capital to finance at least in part the establishment of a 
hardware store by Robert's older sorts William and Thomas in Rosalia. It was called 
"Rosalia Hardware" We do not know if at this time (early 1920'3) the Akers' farm was 
being actively fanned by the family or not (or via lease). We have a photo of Robert 
presumably taken in Floyd County at this penod, wherein he appears to be quite aged and 
fi-aiL and we can only think it must have been his "good-by" tap to his birthplace and 
relatives still there. We wonder, did he visit and his brother Thomas Washington in Cass 
County, Missouri and his sister Mary Elizabeth in Ponca City, Oklahoma on the same trip'^ 

In August 1921 Robert wrote his will. See the Appendix for a copy. Therein Robert gave 
Cassie (his wife), Dewey (my father), and all of he and Cassie's children (Eari, Rolland, 
Nellie, John and James) each one dollar ($ 1 .00). The remainder of his estate after 
expenses was to go to William, Kinsie, and Thomas (the sons of his first mamage). It is 
obvious that Washington at that time was not a community property state and his action 
was tantamount to divorcing Cassie and certainly in effect disinhented the aforementioned 
children Neither Sarah Ellen Holmes, as she had predeceased Robert, nor her 
descendants were mentioned in the will. This seemingly unfair division (although we don't 



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William and Thomas Akers' "Rosalia Hardware", ca. 1920 



■ '•■• ' , s vaw^j -n-.-JW*! !: 



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The Akers' 1916 Chalmers Automobile with the .Akers children therein 



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Roben .\kers 
ca.l920 



John Henry, Robert Alexander, Nancy Ann (and dau Mousie) .Akers 

ca.I921 
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know if Roben had previously given any of his later children any sort of early inhentance) 
appears to be one of the primary reasons for the estrangement of many and the disillusion 
of the family's relations in later years I will try to say more about this in the next section. 

Robert apparently became somewhat senile by 1922 (or before) and by earlv 1923 was 
mstitutionalized in Oaksdale, Washington and he died there 26 June 1923 The Appendix 
contains a copy of his death certificate. It looks like a long time high fat, typical of that 
time-especially farmers, diet finally caught up with him. His possessions and land 
(including improvements) were valued at SI 6,245 85 See the Appendix for his probate 
documents. Robert was buried, reportedly at his personal request, in Freeman, Missoun 
along side of his first wife, Malinda (Charles) Akers and his mother, Sarah (Howell) 
Akers, rather than in Washington. Can we speculate, the primary loves of his life^ This 
action also seems to have been a factor in the breakup of the family We have heard that 
William, his eldest child, accompanied his body to Missouri for the burial. 

Robert's estate wasn't settled until 9 August 1930, over seven years after his death. The 
court documents (see the Appendix for copies) confirm that his will was unsuccessfully 
contested (we can only assume by members of his third family) and that the SI 00 
distribution stood but that the children of Sarah Ellen (Cora and Cecil Holmes) were to 
each receive a I /20th share of the final estate. William, Kinsie, and Thomas were to each 
receive a 6/20th share. At that time the primary asset appears to be the 160 acre farm 
which was subject to an S8000 00 mortgage. All other assets had been liquidated and 
were gone. The story of his estate basically ends on 30 Oct 193 1 when the farm was 
deeded back to the mortgagor for the "princely sum" of $ I 00', thus lost to all. .An 
unsuccessfijl investment combined with the depression took all of Robert's work to its 
knees. See the Appendix for these documents. One can only assume, without additional 
data, that the l/20th and 6/20th shares were of no value. 

Cassie, during the foregoing period had been relocated to Clarkston, Washington by her 
sons where they built her a small home. Reportedly, some fiands (perhaps S2500.00) was 
given to Cassie outside of Robert's will, but somehow fi-om his estate. Also, she might 
have received some comfort and care by her sister, Retta (Smith) Poole, who lived in the 
region. An M.M. Poole, presumably Retta's husband, farmed almost a section of land (in 
three parcels) in the Tekoa area at the same time that Robert farmed there. She lived out 
her life in Clarkston, dying of cancer of the liver, complicated by pulmonary embolism, on 
12 October 1934. She is buried with Smith/Poole family members at Vineland Cemetery 
in Clarkston, Washington. 



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Robert Akers' Grave, Freeman, MO 




Maria Catherine (Cassie) Akers' Grave 
Clarkston, WA 



DISPERSAL OF ROBERT'S FA\ULY 

In this chapter Robert's primary descendants will be discussed. It is, potentially at least, 
the most difScuh portion of this book to wnte as it more and more departs from the 
distinctive factual aspects of historical research and documentation and moves into areas 
of personal knowledge, feelings and recent occurences. Since up to this point, family 
group records showing Robert's families have not been shown, they will be included here 
.\long with each family group record a short resume' of the life of each of his children will 
be given. Where available, an account by a descendant is also included VVTiere none is 
available the author will provide what is known, including obituary data. A selection of 
period photographs are also included portraying Robert's children (and spouses) in their 
adulthood. At the end of this chapter a chart showing all of the descendants of Solomon 
(Jr ) and Matilda (Mead) Akers, as presently listed in the author's database, is provided. 

Nan rNancy^^ Hall 

What is known about the alleged liasion between Robert and a Miss Hall has already been 
stated earlier in the Kentucky chapter. From information provided by Lou Keathiy, Nan 
married H.D.Edwards and their family and descendants lived in the Ponca City, OK area. 
Lou states that only the later generations have been informed of Nan's history It is hoped 
that future research will reveal more of this story, Nan's mother can be identified, and 
contact with her descendants can be established. See the following FGR and the sLxth 
page of Solomon's descendants (chart) for what we know at this time. 

William Myron Akers 

William was the oldest child of Robert and Malinda and the only child bom in Floyd Co, 
KY. We might assume he was named after Malinda's maternal great grandfather as there 
does not apperar to be any recent Williams of note in the Akers ancestry His middle 
name seems to be a variation (in error'^) of Robert's oldest brother's middle (Manon) 
name. He matured in Cass Co, MO and became an adult after the move to WTiitman Co, 
WA. It appears that his entire adult life was spent in Washington, primarily in the Spokane 
or Seattle areas. He married Lena Pitts, a niece of my grandmother, in 1901 During the 
1920's (and before'') he and his brother Thomas operated the "Rosalia Hardware" in 
Rosalia (south of Spokane), WA which the reader already knows failed during the 
"depression". William and Lena had two children, Myron bom in 1904 and Wilma Mae 
bom in 1907. He died in 1963 of pneumonia at the age of 88, preceeded by Lena in 1947; 
they are both buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Spokane. 

The foUowmg has been prepared by William Myron Johnson, William's grandson. 
"You mentioned you'd like me to write something about my Grandad. I could almost 
write a book. I think you know, I was ahnost raised by him. He was my father figure 
along with being my grandfather. In all this world I do not believe I could honestly find a 
better role model. I'm afi-aid I couldn't live up to his standards. 

William Myron Akers was a strong man in many ways. .As all men of the first family of 
Robert Alexander he was physically large and strong. He was also mentally and very 



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Panner: Roben Alexander Akers 



m: Toler Creek. Floyd Co. KY 

in. Pike Co. KY'' 

in OakesdaJe, VVhitnian Co. W.A 



Born. .March 06. !85? 
Xki; Abi. 1871 
Died; June 26, 192.'! 
Father: Jonathan \\esle\- .^ers 
Mother. Sarah Howell 

Other Spouses .Vlalinda Catherine Charles. .Vlary Jane Range. Maria Cathcnne Smith 

Panner: Miss Hall 



Bom .Abi. 185: 



Died 

Father 

Mother 



Unknown 



(3lher Spouses 



in. Pike Co. KY'? 
m: KY':' 





CHILDREN 






1 


Name 


Nancv Hall 






Born 


Abl. 1872 


in: Pike Co. KT' 


F 


Mamcd 


1890 


in: Ponca Cifv. OK? 




Died 


October 24. 1953 


in: Houston . TX 




Spouse 


H. D Edwards 









Robert Akers' Barn built ca. 1 895 



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Husband: Robert .AJejander Akers 



in Toler Creek. Floyd Co. KY 

in; Pike Co. K.Y 

in; Oakesdale, Whitman Co, WA 



Bom: March 06. 1853 
Mamed; February- 08, 1873 
Died; June 26^ 1923 
Father- Joruthan Wesley .\kers 
Mother; Sarah Howell 

Other Spouses; Miss Hall, Mary Jane Range, Mana Calhenne Smith 



Wife: Malinda Catherine Charles 



Bom 

Died 

Father 

Mother 



September 20, 1855 
December 09. 1882 
Fredenck Charles 
Malinda Ellen McCoy 
Other Spouses; 



in; Pike Co, K.Y 

m; Freeman, Cass Co. MO 





CHILDREN 


1 


Name; 


Wilham Mvron .Akers 








Bora; 


February 28, 1875 


in; 


Flovd Co, KY 


M 


Married; 


November 25. 1901 


in; 


WA 




Died; 


Apnl26, 1963 


in: 


Spokane, WA 




Spouse; 


Lena May Pitts 






2 


Name; 


Sarah Ellen Akers 








Bora; 


November 09, 1876 


in: 


Freeman, Cass Co. MO 


F 


Mamed; 


December 06, 1903 


in; 


Latah. WA 




Died; 


August 29, 1920 


in; 


Calgary. .Alberta. Canada 




Spouse; 


OrvaJ Alexander Holmes 






3 


Name; 


Kmsie R. Akers 








Bora; 


November 01. 1879 


in; 


Cass Co, MO 


M 


Married; 


June 09. 1909 


in; 


Spokane Co, Spokane, WA 




Died; 


Mav 13, 1945 


in: 


Spokane. WA 




Spouse; 


Charlotte C Reager 






4 


Name; 


Thomas Jefferson Akers. Sr 








Bora; 


August 17. 1881 


in; 


Cass Co, MO 


M 


Married; 


December 19, 1923 


m: 


Rosalia. WA 




Died: 


Julv 11. 1957 


in; 


Seaside, OR 




Spouses; 


Hamet Esther Sanders. Mary .Mdyth On, 


en 





Name; R.AA/MCC Baby-c:') 
Bom; Abt. December 09. 1882 
Mamed; 

Died; December 1882 
Spouse; 



in; Cass County. MO 

in; 

in; Cass Countv. MO 



Name; 

Bora: 

Married: 

Died: 

Spouse; 



in: 
in: 
in: 



Name; 

Bora: 

Mamed: 

Died: 

Spouse: 



m: 
in: 
in: 



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William and Lena's Wedding Picture 
Nov 1901 




Iiopyeaygp,kan..W.d,. 



124- Riv«r*»id« Av«. 



Orvai and Sarah Holmes' Family, Sep 191 1 



Sarah Ellen .\kers, ca. 1903 



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morally strong. ,*\long with this, he was a very gentle person He could get along with 
anyone, and did. I never knew, met or heard of anyone who did not like and respect hini, 
even if ihey did not agree with him on a certain subject. He was a loving, caring, and a 
very good family maa What more can I say, I loved him dearly. 

He was close to Tom and Kinsie. Tom of course didn't live near us but even in the later 
years of his life he would drive down and visit him in Oregon Kinsie lived about a mile 
from us and would come up and visit quite often. Many's the time as I vvas growing up. 
that my Grandfather would take me and we'd go down and visit with Kinsie. I can recall 
many of the conversations they had. I was a little fellow with big ears listening to grown- 
ups talk, Kinsie often asked my Grandfather for advise but it was generally just good 
friendly brotherly talk. They were very close. I never knew Sarah as she past away before 
I was bom. But many is the time we would take a special drive out to Riverside Cemetery 
and he would have a chat and leave some flowers for her. After he past away we've tned 
to continue leaving some flowers for Sarah each time we take some out for my 
Grandfather, Grandmother, and now my mother. I have shown my children the gravesiles 
and they are also continuing this practice. 

As for his career or work, you know he had the "Rosalia Hardware" I always felt he 
could do about anything needed, could build or repair anything needed to be done. But 
for work he seemed to be stuck with the hardware business. He worked for a large 
hardware concern downtown Spokane till they went wholesale, then he quit and went to 
Kehoe Hardware to work so he could work with people and not just fill orders for the 
wholesale firm. When I was a small boy he sold farm equipment, i remember him taking 
me with him when he went to visit farmers and made sales. During the Second World 
War he worked as a guard at the Phillips Oil Refinery. He also owned and managed an 
apartment house for many years. 

I do have a Marshall's Badge of his, also a holster for one gun; he used to have a pair of 
them. In 1937 he traded a six-shooter and holster to Tom Barton, the Oldsmobile dealer 
in Spokane, for a 1936 Olds coupe. The other one (gun) hung in his bedroom closet for 
years. I remember one day when no one was around. I snuck into his bedroom and got 
the holster and pistol down. I couldn't put it around my waist so I hung it around my neck 
and shoulders. Even then the barrel was so long I couldn't lift it high enough to get it out 
of the holster. But as I had my arm fully extended trying to draw it out, guess who 
opened the door*^ My Grandfather! He was very nice and not flustered or angered at alL 
He took the holster and put it on, then showed me, you didn't pull the gun, you just 
pushed down and it turned and the barrel was pointed foreward. Then he took it off and 
told me to put it back where I. found it. Then he took me out to the garage and gave me 
something that would always let me remember to never touch it agaia A very good 
reminder it was! HAH! I didn't laugh then, but I always did remember. 

Also, as I remember, when I was 16 years old and running for the track team in high 
school, I visited him in the summer. He had a 14 room house across from 'he park. Big 
old beautiful house (A house that had a way of going from the basement tc :he second 



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floor without going thru a room or hall or anyone seeing you. Did I have fun as a small 
kid there). While I was visiting my Grandfather we decided to take the bus down town. 
WTule walking about a block from the bus line we spotted the bus a block up from us. I 
yelled, I'd hold the bus for him and sprinted off. NVhen we arrived at the bus stop (in time) 
my Grandfather was about ten feet ahead of me As I said, I was 16 years old, he was 71 
or 72 at that time. Still red hair with not a white one in it. Still &\", 215 lbs and as you 
might guess from the story, quite agile for his age." 

Sarah Ellen .Akers 

Sarah Ellen, Robert and Maiinda's second child, was bom in NovemhCT 1876 in Cass Co, 
MO soon after their arrival. This lovely young lady, like her mother, spent her youth in 
Missouri and matured to adulthood in Washington. We have already speculated how she 
must have had extensive household duties early in her life, especially in Washington, well 
beyond her years. After her mother died when she was six years old we must assume that 
her paternal grandmother and namesake, Sarah, took over her care and training in the 
home. We should also note at this point that she had the same middle name as her 
maternal grandmother It appears that her family nickname was "Cissie" (sister). When 
the fanuly moved to Washington she was twelve and probably pretty much on her o^ati as 
far as the homemaking duties were concerned. At this time we have no records regarding 
her education and if any of Robert's children continued any schooling, that they may have 
started in Missouri, in Washington. At the age of 23 she is missing from the Washington 
1900 census, at least in the household of her lather, and can be assummed to be working 
outside of the home In 1903 at the age of 27 she married Orval Holmes, bom in Illinois, 
Their two children's blnhs, Cora and Cecil follow quickly in 1906 and 1907 during a 
period that Orval appears to have been farming in the Colfax, WA area. Some where 
around 1910 the family emigrated to Canada and took up farming in an area we believe to 
be north of Calgary, .AJberta. Certainly Sarah's experience as a young teenage pioneer on 
the "Palouse" must have been valuable knowledge as she did it again at the age of about 
33 We have a couple of snapshots, taken in 1911 and 1913, of her with her family and 
she appears to be happy in this life. This situation soon changes as at some point Sarah 
develops breast cancer and after many heroic cure attempts (available at that time) she dies 
in 1920 at the young age of 43, It is ironic that her early death leaves a relatively young 
widower and two youthftjl children, reminisent of her own father and childhood situation. 
(As an Author's aside: I can remember my father saying that when Sarah died (or was 
terminally ill), he and his brother, Tom, drove a Model "T" Ford from Spokane to -Albena 
to help wath the summer harvest (grain, hay''). This supposedly allowed Orval to 
concentrate on his desparate family matters, ) Following this tragic outcome Sarah was 
buned in Spokane, WA at the Riverside Cemetery where she remains the single occupant 
of a four grave plot Sarah's family remained in Canada as do the descendants of Cora and 
Cecil. 

Kinsie R. Akera 

Kinsie was the third child of Robert and Maiinda's family and in 1 879 the second to be 
bora in Cass Co, MO He was named after Maiinda's brother but we do not know what 
the "R" stood for, perhaps "Roben" Like his sister he was a younster in Missouri and 



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Harriet (Stevens) Akers (Thomas' first wife), Cora, Sarah Ellen, & Cecil, ca. 1913 





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Kinsie Akers, ca.l930 



Charlotte C (Reaser) .\kers, ca 1930 



grew to adulthood in Washington arriving there when only nine years old. It appears that 
Kinsie had left home by mid 1 900 as he is not enumerated with Robert's family at that 
time. At some point he joined the Spokane Police force as a uniformed officer and made it 
his career for the rest of his working life. In 1909 at the age of 29 he married Chariotte 
Reager. They had no children. In about 1 944 at the age of 65 Kinsie retired but about six 
months later in June of 1945 he died by his own hand with his pistol. I remember some 
oral history that at about this time he was visiting his brother Tom and he told him that he 
was not right in his head but that the doctors could not find out what was wrong. He is 
buried with his brother and sister at Riverside Cemetery in Spokane. We belive Charlotte 
moved from Spokane to live with a nephew but we don't have a record of where or when 
she passed away. 

The following was prepared by William Johnson, Kinsie's great nephew: 
"Kinsie (Red) .\kers was a big man, over six feet and over 300 lb; nothing was small! 
Huge tremendous arms and shoulders, big deep chest, legs like tree trunks, and huge 
stomach but it was hard as a rock. He and his wife Charlotte, both loved to fish. They 
had a cabin at Pend-Oreille Lake in Idaho and spent much of their fi-ee time there. 

Prior to working in the Spokane Police Department he delivered meat for Swifts to 
neighboring butcher shops. When I was 20 years old and working for a grocery 
warehouse, a few of us were talking about an article in a magazine concerning the 
strongest man in the world which was a L. A. bartender A grocer, who was waiting to 
pick up his order after lunch time was over, joined the conversation. He was a good sized 
man, six foot and well over 225-250 lbs. He said the strongest man he'd ever seen was 
'Red .Akers' I naturaUy started listening because that was my great uncle. He stated that 
Kinsie walked into his shop carrying a side of beef on one shoulder. He said he was 
standing in the aisle talking to a customer and didn't see my uncle coming. He said, 'Red 
reached over with his other hand and set him to the side and walked on by with the side of 
beef still on his shoulder. I'm sure he embellished his story a bit because I can not fathom 
how it could be done. But I enjoyed the tale and knew my uncle was extra strong. 

On the police force he walked a beat for a while as all rookies do. He had quite a 
reputation, as one area of town always was patrolled by two men, except when "Red 
-Akers' was on that beat he walked it alone. I've got two scrap books filled about his years 
on the police force. His wife, Charlotte, gave them to me when Uncle Kinsie died. She 
kept them and cut out every article and picture from the paper. He was a detective during 
'Prohibition' and his many car chases and fights would surely make an interesting book. 

Because he was so broad and thick, he gave the appearance of not being quite so tail. One 
cartoon was about him chasing two bank robbers on foot. It showed him as short, real 
heavy, thick and short legged (which he was not). It showed the two bank robbers with 
long legs, real tall, and very slender The caption over the cartoon and before the story 
stated: 'Somehow He Caught Them' There was one story where the police had seven 
men trapped in a boxcar in the Great Northern Hillyard Yards. They couldn't get them 
out They sent down and got 'Red Akers'. It took five or six police to lift him in the door 



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of the car as the men in the car were kicking and trying to keep him out. Once he got 
inside there was quite a bit of noise, then one by one 'Red Akers' staned throwing them 
out of the car. Hard to believe but that was one of the newspaper articles in the 
scrapbook. 

I'm sure Uncle Kinsie got mad, it would be hard to be in his profession and deal with what 
he had to and not lose his temper But I will say he was a kind and good man, I never saw 
him angiy, I would have hated to! He was a very caring with all his friends and jovial. He 
did enjoy a good drink of beer or two or three, but with the size of the man it never 
seemed to etfect him. He was very close to his family, I mean his wife, his brothers, and 
even me. I often wondered if men who are big and e.xtra strong are more gentle and 
friendly because they have nothing to prove and can relax and be more gentle?" 

(,\uthor's Note; It may be useful to call special attention at this juncture that the 
preceeding writeups for William and Kinsie have both stated that they had "red hair" As 
other records show, their Aunt Nancy Ann and Uncle Thomas Washington ,Aker3 (who 
were twins) also had "red hair", My original hair color was "red" but for some very 
strange and unbelievable reason my father either didn't know about the foregoiag, or chose 
not to reveal my 'hair'edity. In any case it seemed to be a constant source of 
embarassment to my mother, since when asked about the origin of my hair color she 
couldn't explain it. Now I know the reason, well after I have gone "blond"- as "red heads 
do", for my original hair color and we can tell our "red headed grandson" where his came 
from, thus breaking the cycle of this mystery.) 

Thomas Jefferson .Akers 

Thomas was bora in Cass Co, MO in 1881, the fourth child of Robert and xVIaHnda. His 
first name is obviously in honor of Robert's older brother; we can only assume that the 
middle name was in continued imitation of our nation's second president's name. When he 
was almost 1 6 months old his 27 year old mother died and we can safely assume that his 
early care fell to his grandmother Sarah (one can only marvel that once grandfather was in 
the terrible situation of losing his wife, leaving him with so many young children, at how 
fortunate he was to have his mother there to step in and save things). When he was a 
seven year old boy Tom moved with his father and siblings to "The Palouse" Oral history 
from my father included many stories invohing Uncle Tom. He apparently helped feed my 
father when Mary Jane, my father's mother died, he befriended my dad during his 
"runaway" high school days, and later they played baseball together on the local town 
team. Thus a strong bond had been formed. Years later, after a long separation, m about 
1941 they rediscovered each other living in Oregon in the nearby towns of Tigard and 
Dayton, This was my first experiance of knowing any of my father's relations and our two 
families met on many occasions for holiday meab and other outings. Many a pleasant day 
was spent with Uncle Tom's family from that time through the mid 1950's Tom mamed 
initially to Harriet Esther Sanders in 1912. We know little of that marriage other than the 
date/location but we do have a snapshot of her with her then sister-in-law Sarah Ellen 
Holmes. Uter in 1923 he married a second time to Mary Aidyth Owen with whom he had 
two children, a daughter Lois Elaine in 1925 and a son Thomas Jefferson, Jr in 1930 



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William and Thomas Akers, 1949 



Thomas Jefferson Akers. ca. 1950 



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Thomas. Wilma May (Wm's dau), William and Aldyth (Thomas' wife). cal951 

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Aunt -AJdyth was an eiementaiy teacher and was very supportive of my early desire to 
read. Uncle Tom died in 1957 at the age of almost 76 at Seaside, OR and Aunt .-Mdyth 
died in 1979 in Corvailis. OR. They are buried together at the Ocean View Cemetery in 
Warrenton (near Astoria), OR 

The following has been supplied by Thomas Jefferson Akers, Jr. Thomas's son; 
"Recollections of my Father, 40 plus years after his death. 

My father was bom in Cass Co, MO in 1881 and went to the Washington wheat country 
when he was 2-3 ( Author's Note: 7 we believe) years old. He married my mother, Mary 
Aldyth Owen, in 1923 and my sister. Lois Elaine, was bom in 1925 and I arrived in 1930. 
Dad owned a hardware and farm implement store in Rosalia. WA prior to the depression. 
I have seen pictures of it and even by today's standards it was magnificent. M the start of 
the depression he was owed some $200-300,000 and was never paid except for two 
diamonds, one of which was in my mother's wedding ring. He lost the store and ended up 
broke like many others of the times. 

My first memory of dad was before I was seven on our apple orchard in Washington on 
the Okanogan River between Okanogan and Omak. I don't have any specific memories 
but dad was a farmer and our predominant crop was apples. We did have a large garden 
and I can remember hoeing those long rows. My mother and .Aunt Lilian canned some 
1000 quarts of fruits and vegetables. One must realize this was the heart of the 
"Depression" and money was scarce. I also remember eating the frozen apples and all the 
cider that was made. The winters were cold, with snow. We would go sledding on a 
home made sled. We had a large bam with a lot of hay in the loft. 

We moved firom the farm in 1937 and went to Portland, OR. Dad had a job, and probably 
the reason for the move, with John Deere Plow Company We moved again in about 1940 
to a 160 farm between Beaverton and Tigard. Dad, during the war years, worked at a 
shipyard building the famous "Liberty Ships" He was a metal lathe operator and he 
farmed on the side. Like all farmers he could fix anything. We had milk cows, pigs, 
horses for plowing, and chickens. Dad would plant com and hay (clover and alfalfa) for 
the livestock. My main memory was of milking 4-5 cows morning and night, and slopping 
the pigs. We of course had a very large garden which I also had to hoe. This is one of the 
main reasons why I never became a farmer. I thought there must be a better way to make 
a living, 

We sold the farm in about 1943 and moved to Qadstone, OR. Dad still worked for the 
shipyard and continued until it folded in 1944. Al this time we first moved to Oceanside 
for a few months and then to Warrenton, OR where we had a motel with about eight units. 
Dad ran the motel and did all the necessaiy repairs. 

Dad ruptured his gall bladder in Warrenton and he was on the operating table over four 
hours. Dad visibly aged after this operation He went from being a hale and hardy fellow 
with lots of get-up-and-go to considerably less than this. In 1948 they sold the motel and 
moved to Seaside just across from the High School. They had two unit motel to provide 



monev along with Social Security and my mother's income from driving the library's 
booicmobile They stayed in Seaside until Dad died of congestive heart failure in 1957. I 
was through college well before then, married and was living in Woodriver, EL at the time. 
I remember taking our daughter Alice back to Seaside before he died and how pleased he 
was to see her. 

My father was primarily an outdoorsman but he liked all types of sports both competitive 
and non-competitive. I can remember him telling me when he growing up in Oaksdale 
(Author: more specifically Tekoa) he would work all day on the farm, and then run several 
(Author: it is about five) miles to play baseball (he was primarily a pitcher) and then run 
home What conditioning! I can remember Dad and I listening to the Portland minor 
league baseball team on the radio and going to the game when we could afford it. 
Another thing Dad did was bet some money on dog racing in Portland, 

His primary love was fishing and hunting. He would fish any where he could get a line into 
the water My Mother used to tell the story of her rowing the boat on their honeymoon 
while Dad trolled his lure. Another trick Dad told me about was tying a hook onto a live 
mouse, placing the mouse on a board, then rowing away from the mouse and then at the 
right distance pulling the mouse off of the board. This was a sure way of getting a bass. I 
used to fish with Dad as soon as I could hold a rod. Some of the memorable places were 
Surtle Lake in Oregon where we would fish for trout 30 feet deep down on the lake 
bottom and off the tidal rocks at Oceanside where we would go for saltwater perch. Also 
at the lake near where Dad is buried in Warrenton. We would walk a half mile over from 
the cottages and fish with worms and bobber for crappie, yellow perch and bass. I always 
thought this was a nice place for Dad to be buried. Dad always carried a length of fishing 
line wound on a board along with hooks and weight in the car. When ever we would go 
to or have a picnic on the beach Dad would throw the weighted line into the surf with any 
bait he could get(sand crabs, kelp worms, muscles, etc). He told me on one occasion he 
caught a ten pound salmon. 

Equal in importance with fishing was camping. This was our vacation. We would go to 
the nearest placei usually 1-2 hours by car) where fishing was promising and set up camp 
for 1 -2 weeks. We had an old canvas umbrella tent with internal supports that always 
leaked m the ram if you touched the wet canvas from the inside. We could easily sleep 
four with room to store extra gear. We had the usual camp stove and lantern. We would 
do all the other usual things like hiking, swimming, card playing, etc. Normally we would 
to camping with another family group like Uncle Bert (my Mother's brother). Aunt Pearl, 
Gary , Mary, and John. This would extend the socializing, story telling and card games. 

Above all my father was a family man and provider. Everything he did was to ensure the 
betterment of his family. 

My Mother told me of the first time she saw Father. She was at a weekend dance and she 
heard everyone saying look at Tom Akers! - Look at Tom Akers!' He was pointed out to 
her but she could not see anything unusual. The fact was he was was bald (due to the flu 



epidemic) and was wearing a wig. Apparently this was tlie first and last time he ever wore 
it. Dad said he wanted to become a doctor but he never finished hjgh school and could 
not pursue this career. He was an excellent artist and could draw realistic animals without 
much effort. The fact that Dad was married before (as found out by my cousin Ron 
Akers) was suprising as neither my sister or I had ever heard about it. It was never 
mentioned. What happened to her is still a mystery but I suspect she died in the flu 
epidemic." 

Dewey .AJkers 

As has already been revealed, Dewey Akers, my father was the only surviving child of the 
marriage of Robert Akers and Mary Jane Range His birth in Whitman Co, WA in 1 898 
coinsided with the Spanish-American War and the American hero. Admiral Dewey's 
victory at Manila Bay, so as many boys bom at that time he was named Dewey We don't 
know why he was the only child of Robert's to not get a middle name or at least an imtial. 
His mother, as the reader knows, died when he was only seven months old and speculation 
has already been provided as to his sister and brother's care of him at this time. Within a 
year of his mother's death he has a step-mother, Cassie. His brothers and sister came 
quickly after that and by the time he was 12 he was the oldest of slx young children m the 
family. His early years were spent without a doubt assisting in hard farm work and 
attending grade school at the nearby (ESE 1-1/3 miles) Lone Pine. We have some photos 
of this period and he seems reasonably happy. I believe that when he was 14 and wanted 
to go to high school that perhaps his strained relations with his father must have come to a 
head as his father did not want to allow him to go It is understandable that the daily 
roundtrip of about ten miles would in itself been diflBcult thereby requiring him to board in 
town. The expence of this and the loss of Dad's contibution to the overall labor of the farm 
was in grandfather's mind probably unacceptable. He told me that he ran away from home 
and wandered about for several years(working in the printing trade''), "riding the rails" he 
said. He told that me that he returned to Tekoa at some point, lived with his brother Tom 
during some part of the period, worked in a local printing shop/newspaper, played baseball 
(he said he primarily was a catcher; to his brother Tom?), and finished high school. From 
published material we are told that he actually graduated fi-om Tekoa High School in 1918 
at the age of 20 along with his brother Ear:. 

After high school he entered Washington State Col]ege(WSC) and stayed two years, 
1918-1920, studying hydro-electrical engineering and working part time in the 
printing/newspaper trade. During this time he spent the period 29 Sep- 1 9 Dec 191 8 m the 
US. Army as a Private assigned to the Student Training Corps at WSC My records of his 
whereabouts fi-om 1920 to 1930 are sketchy at the best. It appears that he contmued to 
pursue the printing profession throughout this period, working primarily in the states of 
Montana and Illinois, as least as can be substantiated In 1922, well after leaving WSC, he 
married Genevieve Alvo Barnes of Garfield, W.A, a wheat town quite near Tekoa. From 
records found, in 1930 they each were operating separate newspapers in the nearby 
Montana towns of Kallispel and Whitefish. Viva, as apparently she went by, died in 
Kallispel in Mav 1930 because of the hemorage of a tumor on her uterus What family 
lore we had of her included the story that there were one or more children bom of this 



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Husband: Roben Alexander Akers 



m; Toler Creek, Floyd Co. KY 
m; Colfax, WTiitman Ca WA 
m: OakesdaJe, WTunnan Co, WA 



Born: March (->6. 1S53 
Mamed Oaober27. 1891 
Died June 26. 1923 
Faiher; Jonathan \Vesk>- .Akers 
\ [other; Sarah Howell 

Other Spouses: .Miss HalL .Malinda Catherine Charles. Mana Catherine Smith 

Wife: .Mary Jane Range 



Bora; Oaoba 24. 1853 
EHecL Januarr 21. 1899 
Faiher: George Humphrevs Range 
.Mother: Susannah Kiepper 
Other Spouses: 



in; Washington Co. TN 

in: Tekoa. Whitman Co. W.A ? 



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CHILDREN 



Name 

Bom 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 



Name 

Bom 

-Marned 

Died 

Spouse 



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Died 

Spouses 



Name: 

Born 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 



Name 

Bom 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 



Name 

Bora 

.Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 



R.A.V\UR Baby IC) 
.Abt. 1893 

.Abt. 1893 



in: Whitman Co, WA 

in: 

in: Whitman Co, WA 



R.A,VMJR Baby 2('') 
AlS. 1896 

.Abt. 1896 



in: Whitman Co. WA 

m; 

in: Whitman Co, WA 



Deney .Akers 

May 19, 1898 in: Tekoa. Whitman Co. WA 

June 17, 1933 in; Nampa, .Ada Co, ID 

August U. 1952 in: State Lme, Del Norte Co, CA 

Genevieve .Alvo Barnes. Minna Stunz 



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,OOKI2*'GS,?.Aug,-15.-;;Tresr 
l^rg '; on ; tlie'.;. iiinway^ , Vere 
:5d"-'Frida:iS-^r;:'thfi nor.thcra.; 
^Enial'-jlmaxrash- that'kiileii- 
'/iyLfJ^^sy;:.52,': publisher, ^.of ; 
■tpoking3>Harbor.' Pilot, 'and 
ed two-^hers, ;.' ■ ;>'-:' 
^,lM. Bar?iett,,^stat'e.^ aerpnau-- 
it£s^,dJrector,rsaid .two. cars and a 
j^pup of children: were on the 
if^nway as- the plane was coming 
■ ("m for a landing. To keep from 
hitting the people, Roy Brimm, 
pilot and owner of the plane, had 
to make another run, la circling, 
tl^e plane was forced to fly 
tHrough dense fog. Before coming 
out it smashed into trees two 
miie* from the coast highway. 

"Cause of the accident was 
gross foolishness and law viola- 
tion on the part of the trespas- 
sers," Bartlett said in Salem. The 
trespassers had opened a gate on 
which a sign said was for avia- 
tion purposes only. 

Both of Brimm's legs were 
broken and a second passenger, 
Ed Thornton, has a brain concus- 
sion. Both are in J Crescent City, 
Cal., hospital. . • . 

Bnram and .\kers were pinned 
inside the plane.. Thornton was- 
picked up by a passing motorist 
and taken to Brookings. 

Suffering deep shock, he was 
barely coherent but was able to 
give- enough detail for a rescue 
party to find the four-place plane. 
The three were returning from 
a trip to Gold Beach. 

Akers,, a University of Wash- 
ington graduate who served m 
World War I, is survived by his 
wife and three children: Ronald, 
18; Virginia, 15, and a younger 
son. 



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Lone Pine 
School 

Baseball Team 
Dewey, top- 
left. Earl 
center-left, 
ca.l9l6. 
note two girls 
on the team 



Earl and Dewey 
.AJcers, in the 
uniforms of the 
Tekoa basket- 
ball or"' wrestling 
team, ca. 1918 



marriaae and that thev also somehow perished Genevieve's death certificate contains the 
phrase "dunng childbirth" but her obituary make no mention of any children and 
considerable document searches have been equally unsuccessful in uncovering the actual 
birth (alive or still) of any children. This is an example of the mysterious conflict between 
the oral historv of many details of my father's early life and verifiable facts, which has been 
a considerable fiiistration to me. I can only explain it in the terms that he was an 
accomplished journalist and story teller, and in an attempt to relate his own life stories, 
some things got embellished to the point that they became the truth in his mind and after 
repeated telling there was no turning back to the original facts. I don't hold any seriously 
bad feelings about it, only a bit of disappointment, so I won't bring it up again. Dunng the 
above time penod Dad said he went to a special school to learn the operation of the 
Linotype machme. For those that may not know about the Linotype machine, it was as a 
revolutionalizing invention to the then world of movable type (ala Guttenberg) as the 
computer has been some 80 years later was to the printing worid of the Linotype, that is: 
almost complete and instantaneous obsolesence! Of this training I have no doubts, as he 
was highly skilled on the use and repair of this incredibly complicated machine. 

In the late summer of 193 1 or 1932 he had a chance meeting on a train with my mother 
(to be), Minna Stunz, a high school home economics teacher fi-om Nampa, ID. She was 
returning to Idaho, via Montana, fi^om a summer trip during which she had been hit by a 
car while crossing the street in Chicago, seriously hurt and hospitalized. Being the 
probable interested reporter that he was, he struckup a conversation about her bandages, 
and their meeting blossomed into a fijll fledged romance via the U.S. Post Office. They 
were married in June 1 933 in Nampa, ID. At this point I should mention that he was a big 
man, like his older brothers, 6' 1 " and well over 205 lbs by his words. 

Following their marriage they lived in many locations in Montana and Washington as he 
followed the printing trade. I was bom in the midst of this in May 1934 in Tacoma, WA. 
Jobs were scarce and short lived and they lived an itinerant life style not uncommon for 
that profession in the depression days of the 1930's. In about 1936 or 1937 he got a 
permanent printing/newspaper job in Bonners Ferry, ID which I believe paid about $20 per 
week. My sister, Virginia Elaine was bom there in March 1938. While there they 
supplemented his salary by becoming weather observers for the US. Weather Bureau and 
operated the Bonners Ferry Weather Station. In 1940 our family moved to Dayton, OR 
where my father purchased a small weekly newspaper and associated printing equipment. 
He published the "Dayton Tribune" until early 1946. During that time the weekly 
production of the paper was a family job On a smaller scale I started feeding press doing 
job pnntmg when I was eight or nine years old. EKiring the war years we had a large 
garden, orchard with fioiit, nuts, berries and grapes, and a big flock of chickens and 
occasionally ducks which kept us in vegatabies. Suit, eggs and meat. One year my dad 
even had a couple of hogs that we raised. To be honest I did not care for the heavy 
repetitive work that I was expected to perform to keep all of these plants and animals fed 
and watered and was usually in trouble for shirking my duties. During WWH my father 
was very good about sending the paper to all the service men fi-ora the Dayton area. He 
received many letters back fi-om the men telling him about their experiences and thanking 



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Vlinna (Stunz) and Dewey 
Akers, Brookinas, OR. 1947 



Dewey and Genevieve "Viva" 
(Barnes) Akers, ca. 1928 




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him for the paper Many of the letters were published in the paper for all to read and 
resulted in several service men getting together in their theater of operations He was our 
air raid block warden and a Sergent in the Oregon State Guard during that time. During 
this time my brother, Hugh Allen, was bom at Mc.VDnnville, OR in August 1945. 

In early 1 946 my father sold the Dayton paper and moved much of the equiment to the 
small Oregon south coastal town of Brookings and started a new paper the "Brookings- 
Harbor Pilot" and associated job printing business. .Although there was initially a partner, 
mostly it was a family operation with some help occasionally from itinerants or part time 
help and an office lady In 1950 the entire family got back into the weather station 
business for extra income, this was to continue until about 1963 when my mother 
remarried and left Brookings. This ail ended in August of 1952 when he was killed in the 
crash of a light airplane at the age of 54 Dewey had gone to the nearby town of Gold 
Beach with several local business men and through a series of unfortunate events the 
aircraft crashed following an aborted landing. The loss of him so suddenly was an event 
that his survivors never really ever totally recovered from. He was buried in the Ward 
Memorial Cemetery in Brookings where my mother joined him following her death in May 
1986. 

My father's relaxation was reading: newspapers, books, and magazines (especially 
journalistic ones like the "Atlantic Monthly") and smoking. Because of his work we could 
not take traditional family vacations so a Sunday picnic on the river, ocean beach or at a 
park had to suflBce He was a big booster of education and pushed we kids hard to excell, 
telling me that 1 needed to get a college degree in a technical field in order to compete in 
the world. .Although I didn't have any idea as to what he was saying or why at the time, he 
was right I believe he worked as hard as he did, and pushed we kids to do the same, 
because he had seen the ravages of the depression and didn't want our fanuly to do 
without We were always clean, maybe wore patched or hand-me-down clothes, but 
always had a roof over our heads and enough to eat. It is too bad that he never got to see 
the results of his labor or enjoy a quieter time at the end of his life. During the time I have 
been typing this chapter his 100th birthday has come and gone. 

The following has been prepared by Virginia (Akers) PuUen, his daughter: 
Our Dad, Dewey Akers, impressed me always as being very big and having a poweful 
voice but never knowing a stranger In a crowd he would see someone he wanted to 
meet, extend his hand and say, "Hi, I'm Dewey " Many people thought his first name was 
his last name Dad said his first name came to him because of Adm Dewey's involvement 
with the Spanish- Amencan War near the time of his birth. 

I can remember Dad having lots of interests in inviting people to come to the house and 
visiting far into the night. I liked to listen to the adults talk and would resist going to bed. 

Dad loved sports and would strain through the static to listen to professional games on the 
radio and all home games of the local teams were a "must attend event". He cheered and 
encouraged the young athletes to victory Once when a local adult basketball team was 






Dewey Akers, June 1933 




iMirma (Stunz) .Akers June 1933 



plavina, the scorekeeper. Dad and I were the only fans left in the small stands by the end 
of the game since the weather was so windy and cold. Dad wanted to encourage the 
gang, I didn't want to walk home alone. "Have to know the final score for the newspaper" 
was a usual excuse to stick it out. 

Dad taught us to play cards at a young age and we were taught to play the hand dealt us. 
He wanted us to excell at math so showed us tricks and checked my homework over so I 
could be more accurate. He wanted us to learn work and complete the assignment we 
had. Once when we wanted to borrow some money to take advantage of carnival rides 
away fi"om home, a man was saying, "Isn't that the way-pestering us for money-nickle and 
dime us to death" Dad's answer stays forever as a blessing to my character "Oh no, my 
kids don't take money fi"om me, Ronald works with me at the newspaper and Virginia 
babysits for all the "big-wigs' in town. They just didn't bring any today They will pay me 
back when we get home to their money". 

Dad wanted his family to have it better than he did and because he had no other goals but 
family, we have had a great life even without him except for those first few years." 

The following has been supplied by Hugh Akers, Dewey's son and youngest child: 
"It is very difiBcuh to separate events/memories that I experianced fi-om those stones, etc. 
that have been told to me ablut my father The memories of my early life are inseparable 
fi'om that of the Pilot. From the time I was about five I would walk to the 'shop' in the 
afternoon, 'work' and then walk home (down Memory Lane). While walking my father 
had me count initially by ones then twos, threes, etc. until we got to twelves. Somewhere 
along this time I was taught how to use a slide rule and locate the decimal point. This was 
prior to the concept of kindergarten existmg in southwest Oregon. When school did come 
along I'm not sure I knew the alphabet or could write my name, but when multiplication 
and division appeared they never seemed to be much of an obstacle. To keep me out of 
his hair he would provide me with arithmetic and geometry problems (paper folding 
problems using 'scrap paper' only which were held together with yellow-orange Pilot 
tape) He also had me produce projectional drawings of simple objects, and keep the 
Linotype supplied v/ith pigs of Type Metal. 

The day he died (seven days after my seventh birthday) was a Thursday so the major work 
for the week had been finished the pnor evening, so that morning we drove to Hanscam's 
Store m Harbor to pick up a bicycle (a birthday gift) that had not made it into the previous 
week's shipment The bicycle had amved and my father showed me how to put it 
together, he tightened it up, checked it out, and off I rode. 

If you had a mechanical bent as a child you can visualize the facination there was with the 
Linotype, the only thing it lacked was a whistle The favorite picture of the half dozen I 
have of my father is the one of him at the Linotype, because that is how I remember him. 
Recently, with the help of several indivituals in Brookings and Cave Junction I was able to 
acquire a six inch long name plate fi-om his old Linotype (now melted down). 



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Dad's keys weren't on a chain but were part of a leather tn-fold with clips for individual 
keys. Nothing was ever mentioned about this nor can I get confirmation but as he went 
through a doorway he tapped his pocket to hear the sound of his keys I seem to be 
burdened with the same gene. 

I've always had a dislike for many shades of orange-brown, and think this can be traced to 
a (verbal or physical'^) discussion involving the rust on tools left out overnight 

At some point I was watching Dad working on (replacing'^) a light fixture and even 
though the fuse had been unscrewed he placed the screwdriver (holding onto its wooden 
handle) across the two terminals. As I remember I didn't understand his answer, but I 
have often done the same to make sure I had gotten the correct breaker While 
dismantling a mess of wiring shortly after buying our Sour Lake property. I had tripped 
"all of the breakers' and was starting to remove a 220 volt plug-in once used for a dryer 
When the screwdriver was placed across the terminals, it arced, and I heard the breaker 
trip. Evidently a previous owner of the property had access to bits and pieces and had 
built a number of hybrid breaker boxes and a least one had a breaker that had off in the 
opposite direction. I'm not sure why I decided to test the terminals but as it turned out I 
lost ony a screwdriver. I was alone and don't remember if I actually verbalized. "Thanks, 
Dad". ' 

Earl Smith Akers 

Earl was the first bom of Robert and Cassie's family, coming into the world in November 
1900. His middle name honors his mother's maiden last name. .A very nice letter from 
Earl to Gary Akers is included in the Appendix as Item 9 which describes much of his life 
and Robert's farm so I won't try to repeat those things here. Since Earl and my father 
were the two children nearest in age, it is natural that in their youth they appear to have 
been close. We have two nice photos of them in sports uniforms. Earl married Clara Geib 
of Wilber, WA in 1926, they had no children. Aunt Ora said that Clara did not want any 
children as she had experienced too much of that going on at the farm during her life. 

Earl was, as a resuk of his formal training at Cheney College and his time as a teacher in 
the manual arts, a highly skilled wood and metal worker He taught woodworking and 
shop at Wilber High School in the 1920's. He met Clara, whose Father was a wheat 
farmer They received a subdivision of land fi-om him and began farming in the 20's. lean 
remember when Uncle John visited us once in Brookings in about 195 1 that he took 
several large pieces of well seasoned myrtlewood that had been left by the prior owner at 
the house where we were living at that time. Supposedly Earl would use them in some of 
his wood working projects In 1968 when we visited in Spokane, Earl showed us the 
many clocks and other items of fiimiture that he had made, they were beautifiil. Earl 
never owned any vehicle other than a Chrysler product. During the time that he farmed he 
also refereed games for the high school. 

Earl died in April 1980 at the age of 79 1/2, Clara died in 1986. They are buried in 
Wilber Cemetery in Wilber, WA. 



Husband: Roben Aleiunder Akers 



m: Toler Creek. Fiend Co. KY 

m. Johnson Cit>-. Washington Co. TN 

m: Oakesdale, Whitman Co, W.A 



Bora, .\larch i)6. 18?? 
Nkmed; Januan- 24. 19t)t) 
Died. June 26, 1923 
Father. Jonathan Wesle> .Akers 
Ntodier. Sarah Howell 

Other Spouses; Miss HalL .Malinda Catherine Charles. .Mar\' Jane Range 



Wife: Maria Catherine Smith 



BorcL Oaober 17. 1866 
Died. Oaober 12. 1934 
Father: William Henry .McCra>' Smith 
Mother: Eliza Klepper 

Other Spousa: John C. Clo>d 



in; Johnson City. Washington Co. TN 
in: Clarksron, W.A 



CHILDRE.N 



I 
M 



Name Earl Smith .\kers 
Bom: November 03, 1900 
Married; 1926 

Died: .Apnl 23, 1980 
Spouse Clara Celia Geib 



in; Tekoa, WA 
in; Wilber. WA? 
in: Spokane, WA 



2 
M 



4 
M 



M 



Name: Roiland .Arthur Akers 
Bora: Marches. 1902 
Mamed. June 27. 193 1 
Died: .ApnJ 18, 1970 
Spouses: Vivian Jar\is, Ora .Mae Jacks 



in: Tekoa. WA 
in: Clarksou, WA 
in; Deer Park , W.A 



.Name; Nellie .Mae .Akers 
Bom; Februar,' 23. 1904 
Mamed .August 13, 1930 
Died .March 16, 1986 
Spouse Edwin William Hovig 



Name John Wesley .Akers 
Bora. June 13, l'?b5 
Mamed Apnl03. 1930 

Died January 25, 1990 
Spouse: Clara .Agnes Richardson 



Name James .Alexander .Akers 
Bom .Apnl21. 1910 
Mamed 1932 

Died December 04, 1<;66 
Spouse Nellcnc Chnstinc White 



Former Operator 
Of Gas Sfalion 
Dies At Deer Park 

Roiland .A. Akers, 68, a former 
Clarkston se.-^/ice station owner 
until 1935 and. in later years a 
farmer on Half >foon Prairie, 15 
miles "north "of Spokane," ''died 



ixL Tekoa. W.A 

m; WaUa Walla, WA 

in; Spokane, W.A 



m: Tekoa, WA 

in: Whi tman Co, W.A 

m: Spokane, WA 



m: Tekoa, W.A 
m: Pullman. W.A 
m: N ew p or t, W.A 




Saturday at 7ri-County Hospital 
at Deer Park, Wash., from com- 
plications of surgery. 

He was a brother of John W. 
Akers, 1645 Riverside Drive. His 
wife, the former Ora Jacks of 
Lewiston, survives at their Half 
Moon Prairie home. 

Akers lived at Clarkston from 
1923 to 1935 and operated a 
Shell service station at 6th and 
Diagonal streets. 

Bom At Tekoa 

He was born .March 5, 1902, at 
Tekoa and attended grade and . 
high school there. He was the 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
.\kers, farmers near Tekoa. 

When he left Clarkston in 1935, 
he owned and operated a serv- 
ice station at Newark, N.J., un- 
ul 1946. Then he returned to this 
region and purchased the Half 
Moon Prairie farm. 

Other sur/ivors are a sister, 
Mrs. Neil Hovig, and another 
brother, Ear! S. Akers, both of 
Spokane, and several nieces and 
nephews. 

The funeral wll be at the 
Deer Park Lutheran Church at 
10 tomorrow. The committal 
service will be heid at Vineiand 
Cemetery, Clarkston, at 2:30 the 
same day. 

Memorials may be made to 
the Tri-County Hospital at Deer 
Park. 




Clara Ceiia (Geib) .Akers. ca. 1930 



Earl Smith .\kers, ca. 1930 



Rnlland Anhur Akers 

Rolland was bom to Robert and Cassie in March 1902 only 16 months after Earl's birth. 
At this point Cassie had three children under the age of four, quite a hand (arm"^) full I 
would think! Like my Dad and Earl, Rolland grew up on the farm and I'm sure he was 
required to take an active work role (no pun intended) with the day-to-day chores from an 
early age. 

Rolland married Ota Jacks in 193 1. They had no offspring. Before and during the War 
(WWII) years Rolland and Ora lived in NJ and operated a gas station and Ora taught in a 
business school. .After the war they returned to the Spokane area and purchased a 160 
acre wheat farm north of Spokane Just off of US Highway 395 in the Colbert area where 
Ora lives to this day. The farm had the typical self suflBcient set of chickens and milk cows 
plus garden and orchards In the 1968 timeframe Rolland fell in his bam breaking his 
lea'hip in the process. He required operations to correct the break and during the 
operation(s'*) he needed blood transfusions. The blood was tainted and in April 1970 he 
died as a result of contracting hepatititis-B from the blood. An unnecessary tragedy 
indeed, Rolland is buried in the Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston, WA, the same place as 
his mother. The land that Rolland used to farm (wheat) is now leased/farmed on shares by 
Ora. 

Nellie Mae .Akers 

Robert and Cassie's third child, Nellie, was bom just two years after Rolland, in February 
1904 Nellie's young lilfe obviously centered around school and assisting her mother with 
farm and household chores She graduated from Tekoa High School and went on to 
Cheney receiving her teaching certificate. She was an elementary teacher much of her 
adult life teaching in Mahton, WA for one year and at Whitshand for three years. She 
married Edwin Hovig a banker in 1930. They had two sons: Lawrence (Larry) bom in 
Prosser, WA in November 193 1 and Dallas bom in Spokane in September 1933 In 
January 1941 they moved to Spokane and in 1946 she returned to teaching and in addition 
reentered college and while working fulltime eamed her Bachelor's Degree At some 
point Nellie and Edwin were divorsed. Later in life (about 1960*^) Nellie married again but 
this was not successful. Nellie died in March 1986 in Spokane at the age of 82, Edwin 
died at Lincoln City, OR in Febmary 1998. Nellie is buried at Riverside Cemetery in 
Spokane, WA. 

John Wesley .Akers 

Uncle John was obviously named after his paternal grandfather, Jonathan Wesley .Akers. 
He was bom June 1905 in Tekoa (or as I probably should be saying for all of Robert's 
children starting with my father: "the .Akers farm west of Tekoa in Whitman Co, WA"). 
John's early life was much the same as his brothers and sister. Insomuch as his education I 
have no data but we know that he worked for the City of Lewiston, ID in an accounting 
capacity at one point for the Washington Water and Power Company and as a 
procurement agent for a local plumbing firm. At one point he owned and managed a large 
apartment building in the Lewiston/'Clarkston area. In April 1930 he married Clara 
Richardson, they also had no children During the 1930's Clara had tuberculosis and was 



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C'-"-*?! J^~*'' ''fc'-'''! '' -'-.'■' 



John, Nellie. Clara 
(John's wife). Millie*. 
Vaiene*. Clara (Earl's 
wife). Earl. Vi (Ora's 
mother). Ora (RoUand's 
wife), Rolland. Cheryl*, 
and Ronald .\kers: 
July 1968 * Ron's 
wife and daughters). 



ICO 



in extensive care, this is at least one of the reasons they had no children. Clara worked as 
a medical records librarian at a Lewiston hospital. During WWII John spent some time in 
the U.S. Marine Corps stationed within Washington State. . 

Uncle John attended our wedding in 1959 and visited us in Los Angeles while on a 
business tnp in 1967 We had visited he and Clara in 1962 at their home on the Snake 
River in Clarkston, WA and then a second time (mentioned in the Introduction) in 
Spokane in July 1968 when we met for the first (and only) time other of his siblings. 
Uncle John was always friendly to us and tried to help me at various times with my 
questions about the family I regret that I didn't see him more often and that I failed to 
learn and record more of his family history knowledge before he passed away John died 
in January 1990 at the age of 84 1/2 and is buried at the Lewis-Clark Memorial Cemetery 
in Lewiston, ED Clara died in October 1993 and is buried with John. 

James Alexander .-Kkers 

James, the last of Robert and Cassie's children was bom in Whitman Co, WA in April 
1910. He was named after Robert's oldest brother and shares middle names with his 
father James early life must have started out like his siblings but by the time he was ten 
the family must have been coming apart with Robert's deteriorating health and mental 
condition By the time he was 13 his father was dead. Through correspondence with a 
neighbor (Ralph Chase) of the Akers, and stUl living there, I have learned that James 
(Jimmy as the neighbor remembers him) worked for Ralph's father in about 1922 or 3 on 
the Chase Farm. James continued to get his education and attended Washington State 
College and earned a degree in pharmacy. In about 1932 he married Nellene White and 
they had two children, a son Gary bom in Newport, WA in 1935 and a daughter AnnDee 
bom also in Newport in 1951. James, entire career was spent as a pharmacist. He and 
Nellene had drug stores in Chewelah and Colville. They lived out their lives in the 
Newport area. He died there in December 1966 at the age of 55 1/2 and is buried in the 
Newport Cemetery. Nellene died in October 1975 and is buried with James. 



AKERS, t»r; i. P m»<l monv 

April 7i ir»o •( • Icxal fioipH*!. Ml» 
hom« SCKik«rr«. Form«rlv o( Wilbur, 
WA. Surviv»<3 by hii wil», Clin C 
Ak»ri. at ih^ fvorrK; on? brother, Johr 
W. A«»r-i, on* mitr, Mr». N«ll Movlg. 
both ol Spokarf*; nurn«roui ni«c»i 
and ntnh«»a. A o''»Oual« o^ C.San^y 
Hormal ichool In \T2<. Fun»ral i»r. 
»K»J ia'urdj/, April J4, 1980 al 11:00 
a.m. al Th« Wilbur Camelary, Wilbur. 
WA. Rav. Chant! Podani oHIclollng. 
M»morl»li may 0» mada to fh» chsn'- 
fy <H rh» donori choica. ROBEST- 
SON FUHERAL HOME. WILBUR, WA 
In charg*. 



HOVIC, H»ll A.. -Polled away 
Mflrch 16, 198A In a local hoipi- 
lal. Her home, Spokane 
Mother of Dallas E. Hovig. 
Lake Oiwcgo, OR, Larry J. Ho- 
vig. Qulncy. WA; six grandchil- 
dren, (our gr ea l-grondchil- 
dren; Sli'cr ol John Ackers. 
Spokane; Iwo sisler s-ln-iaW. 
one nirce, one nephew. Resi- 
dent ^5 ycon. Member o( Mill 
wood Pr eibyler'ian Church. 
Member o( Retired Teachers 
Alloc. Waih. Stole. Graveildr 
Service, Thursday, March 20. 
198A at. 1130 a.m. Greenwood 
Memorial Terrace. /Mcmcrlal 
Service. Thursday, March 70. 
1954 at ; p m. Millwood Prciby- 
Icrlan Church, Rev. Ray 
Blackslonc, oMlclallng Mrs 
Hovlg will He In stale, Thurs- 
day, March 70, 1956 from 930 
a.m - 10:30 a.m. Fomllv lug- 
ests memorials lo Millwood 
'resbylerlan Church, E5910 
Dalton, 99'2T1. HAZGN J. 
JAEGER VALLEY FUNERAL 
HOME, N1306 PINES RO. In 
Char9f . 



^ 



AKERS, John W. (84) - Pasted 
away January 25. 1990. SpoKana. 
R«iid«(it of SpoKan«. Survlv«d by 
hl» wif« of 59 yflari, Clara, Spo- 
kane; Mv«r»l nlocoj and nep^- 
owi. M«mt>«r of Fowler United 
Mcthodljt Church. Spokar^. 
CLam Tempt«, Lewiston, ID. Fu- 
rwaJ Service. Monday. January 
29. 1990 at 1 p.m. Malcom'j 
Brower-Wann Meino<ia( Chapel. 
Lewiston. ID. Burial to follow at 
L«wi»-CLarK Memorial Gardens, 
Lewiston. ID. 



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Descendants of Solomon Akers, Jr 



1 [36] Solomon Aker^. Jr b: Abt. 1791 In Budungjiam Co. VA d: Abt. 1 8''6 m Jackson Co(Raytown :">. VIO 

. +Mutilda Mead b: July 02. 1793 in Bedtbrd Co. V.\ m; February H. 1812 in Floyd Co. KY d: MtL 1846 in CiiU Co. MO? 

2 Jooithan Wastey .Ak^rs b-. May (M. 1 8 14 m FUiyvi Co. KY d: October Zl. 1 87-4 m To<« Crwifc, Floyd Co. K Y 

+Sarah Howd] b: SqjUanber 16, 1 SI 5 in Floyd Co, KY m; June 07, 1837 m Prcauosbur^ Fiovtl Co, KY d; July 2Z ;SS9 a 

Freeman, Cass Co, .VIO 

3 James \bnon .AJceis b: Bef. September 1838 in Floyd Co. KY d: .April 05. 1863 in General Hospital, .\:>hland. KY 

-ViotonaClay b. Alt 1 840 m PikaCo, KY"* m: (.nknown m PtkaCo. KY? d: L«known b ? 

4 Mar/ Clay b. .Ali. 1S6Z m Pike Floyd Ca KY d. Unknown in :• 

3 Xlalilda .Akers b: 1845 in Floyd Co, KY i Lnknorwn m 7 

^Janws M. L<;wis b: L'nknown in Rovd Co, KY m: June 13, 1861 m Floyd Co, KY d; (.'nknown m ? 

4 James Marion Lewis b: .M*. 1863 in Floyd Courrty. KY d: tnknown in '' 

4 GetiT^e W. (jswis b. AM. IS66 m ? d; (.Wcnown ki ' 

4 Sanh Frances Lewis b: Abt. 1S67 n ? d: LJnknown hi ' 

^lilFFrantz b: l'nknown m ' m: Unknown in .' d: Unknown m ? 

4 Henry Tom Lewis b: .At«. 1869 in ' d: Unknown in ' 

4 Morgan Lewe b; AJx. 1872 hi .' d: IMiiown ai .' 

4 Wesley L^wis b; .AhL 1 875 in ? d; Unknown m ' 

4 Luanda L^wis b: .Abt 1878 in ' d; 1955 in UdalL KS 

V? Walker b: Unknown in "■ m; Unknown in "' d: Unknown in '" 

4 iosepk E, Lewis b: Febniary 25. 1882 m Arctae, MO d: J»i«ary 30. 1965 m Wktwa, KS 

4 Charlie Lewis b: LSiknowo en ? d: L'nknown gn ? 

4 Dona Lewis b: l'nknown in ? i L'nknown in ? 

4 Liza Lewis b: U'iiknown in ' d: Unknown in ' 

J Mary Elizabetfa Akers b: Nt)\^raber 20, 1846 a Floyd Co. KY d; ^A)vemJ5e^ 07. l*W m Pooea City. OK 

+WiUiiim Tyler KeatbJy h. Febnmry 20, 1 843 m Pike Co, KY m. Octobei 28, 1 869 m Floyd Co, KY d; February 05, 1918 in 

Ponca City, OK 

4 n^l Nancy Han b: Abt 1872 in Pike Co, KY" d: October 24, 1953 in Houston . TX 

-i-(l5] H. 6. Edwards b: Unknown hi .' m: 189<) m Ponca Cky. OK'.' ± t.nfcaowR « ? 

5 [16] lola Edwards b; ML 1 892 in Ponca Cjty, Kay Ca OK d; Unknown m '' 

+[\1] Durham L. Houston b: Unknown m ? m; .Ai*. 1915 m ? d: l'nknown m ^ 

5 [18] Bill Edwards b: .Abt 1894 in Ponca City. Kay Co. OK d: Unknown in ? 

_„ „ 6 (19) Wallace Edwaivte b. Abt 1925 k Pooca C«y. OK? 

7 (20] Jane Edwards b. Abt 1950 in Ponca Ciy, OK? 

5 [21] Stella Edwards b: .Abt 1896 in Ponca City, Kay Co. OK d: Unknown in ? 

+P2] Constantine Houston b: Unknown in "" m: Unknown in i* d: Unknown in ? 

4 feraes HeiHV Keadjty b: Deceraber 29. 1876 m FreemaB, s^) i. Apnl 07. 1967 m Pnuca City. OK 

-l-E^elle Beile Franlz h; January 02, 1880 m Blufflon. OH m; December la 1S97 in Ponca Cdy, OK? d; .May 25. 1923 ic 

Ponca City, OK 

5 WilHlam Oififord Keathly b: August 23, 1900 in Oeo Springs, OK 

+Ajfci Efaabeth Becker b: May 15. 1906 k GraceffioaU OK an AiW 12. 1923 

6 Jack Wayne KeiShJy b. .May IZ 1924 in Ponca City, Kay Ca OK 

+Lulu Mae Marshall b: June 1 1, 1927 in Grenola, Elk Co. KS m; May 18. 1945 in Ponca City, Kay Co, OK 

7 David Wayne Keathly b: May 04, 1950 in Ponca City, Kay Co. OK 

.....LL.."...... +Matcia Lyffl Troxel b: Nowanbet 30. 1945 a Totea, OK a: A*/ 1. 1972 Ib Stillwater. Payae Co. 

OK 

8 Jonathan Park Keathly b: .August 12, 1977 

7 pj Jane .Ann Keathly b: July 16. 1952 in Ponca Crty, Kay Co, OK 

.,..,".....,",ir."...L. - +Ro©^ Kem Soah b; November 27. 195 1 ib Poaca Cky. Kay Co. OK w. .faty 27. 1970 » Ponca Cay. 

KayCaOK 

8 (1] Ezra Sol Smith b: June 03. 197; in Las Vegas. .VM 

^Crista DeNoya b: Unknown in '^ m: .Ai«. 1992 in "^ 

'IZ."ZZ"Z1ZL.'.. 9 CarsQB SmHh b; .Abt 1993 

«2nd Wife of [ 1 ] Ezra Sol Smith: 

_ +Tara Burgess b: Unknown in ':' m; July 26, 1997 in '' 

!.Zri.!IZZIZZIZZZI,! S Elisa Anna SmJ* b; Novambor 12. 1976 si Punca City. K^y Co. OK 

~"~ __" r. Z +ScoO Shed b; l^ifcnown m .' m; Abt 1994 a > 

Z......lZ.Z.Z.....,,~",....'.~r..." 9 Joel Emosoo Shed b: .Abt 1994 

"." 9 Judc Emorv Shed b: .Abt 1996 



'"isA Hnsbmdof (2] Jaie Ami KaaSily. 

KJary Rav Waller b; Uokmrnn in '^' at June 198S 

,'. 8 Park Ray Waller b: July 18, 1989 

•3rd Husband of [2] Jane .Ann Keathly: 

+Lyles TnisseH b: Unknown in Ponca City. Kav Co. OK m: .All. 1989 in Ponca City, Kay Co, OK 
'l Riiiatd E»©3ne KeaAlv b: Jawarv 12. 1955 m Ponca Citv. Kay Co. OK 

+Jackie L>nn Thomhur#i h; January 17. 1962 m OK? m: June 04, 1983 o Ponca Cky. Kiiy Ca OK 

' g Uyne .Marehail Keathly b: November 01. 1985 m Ponca City. Kay Co. OK 

8 .Aictin Mathew Keathh- b: October 30. 1989 in Ponca City. Kay Co. OK 
% Araiie Mimed Keatbtv b; Aity 12. 1994 a Ponca Cay. Kay O). OK 



I'wiioBBTh^' Keathly b.- Odober 04. 1 878 m Freanan. Cjss Ca ."SJO ■k Julv 23. 1905 n Ponca Ciy, OK 
.... ^LuluCTiaodler b; Unknmra m ? m; .Auaju:* 13, 1S99 in Pooca Ciy, OK? d: Unknowiio .' 



102 



4 Mar. Jane KeathK b; May 06. 1X81 m Freeman. Cass Co. MO d; DevxmbCT i:, 196? m Ponca Cit>. OK 

-James Marion ComweQ b; Mani 21. 1870 in Maroa. IL m; .August 26. 1899 in Ponca City. OK? d: December 27. 1924 

m PoBca City. OK 

4 .Andm* l.^'^■^<^ Ksalhiy b, Oaober II, ISS3 in Freeman, Cass C>x MO d; Apni 04, 1949 m Ponca C\fly. OK 

-Etu b: Unknown in ? m; 1904 in Ponca City, OK? d; Unknown in ? 

.„.. 4 Robert Lee Keatthh b; October 1 1, 1883 m Freeman, Cass Co, MO d: April 04, 1949 in Ponca City, OK 

-Zoa May Frantz b: March 14, 1883 in Btuflfloa OR m: November 15, 1904 in Ponca Cfty, OK".' d: Jane 16. 1947 in 

Pooca Cay. OK 

Fm.l v Jane -Akers b; 1 847 in Floyd Co. K V d. Unknown m Bridgepofl, W.A 

-Boijamm Brewer b: 1 849 in Chatham Co. NC m; September 17, 1 869 m Floyd Co, KY d; Bef. 1 880 in Floyd Co, KY 

4 John .A. Brewer b: }^f>9 in Floyd Co. KY d: 1927 in Freeman.C4ss Co. .VfO 

4 Robeit Brewer b: 1872 m Flowi C-o. KV d: CWoiown m MansfieW, W\ 

4 James H. Brewer h. October 20. 1 873 in Floyd Co. K^' d: October 16. 1931 m FreemMi. Cass Ca .MO 

4 Sarah Ellen Brewer b: November 20, 1875 in Floyd Co, KY d: Lnknown m ^ 

4 Benjamin Richard Brewer b: October 1877 in Floyd Co. KY d: Unknown in Bridgepoit, WA 

—Pride b: Liiknown m ? m; LSaknown in ■* d: Uitkaown ia ? 

4 Mary Jane Brewer b: .April 23. 1880 in Floyd Co. KY d; .ML 1962 in Kansas City, KS 

-? .Arnold b: Unknown in ? m: Unknown in ? d: Unknown in "^ 



3 {3) Naacy Am .Ak«s b: .March 1 1. l«49 m Floyd Co. K^' ± Augusl 25. 1927 m FlovdCo. KY 
... -James L Stamford b; June 1 846 in T>i>^? m; .May 31, 1866 ia Floyd Ca KY' i Unknovwi m KY^" 

•Partner of (3) Nancv Ann Akers: b: .March 11, 1 849 m Flovd Co, KY m; Abt. 1 877 m Floyd Co, KY d; .Augu.'a 25, 1927inFlc>vd 

Co. KY 
... -Natlison Brewer b: Unknown in KY^ m: .AbL 1877 in Floyd Co. KY d: Unknown in Ky 

._ 4 f4l Mousie AkeroBrewer b: May 15. 1878 ii FloydCo, KY d: Mayl)2. 1953 m Fli>ydC<>, KY 

*<jnm£ Hamikon b: Ljiknown m KY? m: AbL 1900 in Floyd Co, KY"? d: Unknown m K'i'? 

'2nd Husband of [4) Mousie .Akers, Brewer 

-MonroeHall b: September 15. 1888 in Floyd Co. KY m: Abt 1909 in Flovd Co. KY d: September 06, 1953 in Flovd 

Co. O' 

5 Wetter Hull b; .March 28. 1920 m Floyd County, KY d. July 19, 1980 in 1 ^vmj nn KY 

-^Nellie Blackburn b: L'nknown in ? m; Unknown in ? 

6 Stan flail b: Unknown 

6 Lbt\ Hail b: Uijfcnown 

6 Howard Hall b. Unknown 

._ 6 Karen Hall b: Unknown 



. 4 Mona .Akers-Brcwer b: March 20, 1881 in Floyd Co. KY d: August 06. 1957 in Eiayton. OH 

^James FTovd Stewart b: May 12, 1875 m Wise. V'A m: December 3<). 1898 si KY d: January 17. 19M m Betsy Lavne. 

KY 

5 Nancy Stewart b: April 13. 1900 in Floyd County. KY d; November 23, 1953 in .McDowell. KY 

-Gamer Halbert b: October 06. 1897 in McDowell. KY m; Unknown in Floyd County, KY d: December 18, 1958 

at NfcDowell. KY 

6 .Alva Hiilbert b; September 13. 1921 

6 .Astor Halbert b; September 13. 1921 

6 Jack Halbert b: May 18. 1923 

6 James Hatbett b; May 02. 1925 

6 Palmer Halbert b; July 1927 

6 Emma Grace Halbert b: December 02, 1929 

5 Jessie Stewart b: June 09. 1902 in Floyd County. KY d: September 27. 1953 in Betsy Ljyne. KY' 

^-Uf'Uliam Riied b: March 16. 1900 m ? m: Uakaown m .' d; Noven^er 16. I960 hi Davt^in. OH 

6 EstdJ Reed b:(ilobcr25. 1921 

6 Lamonia Reed b: Apnl 22. 1924 

6 Pauline Reed b' August 28. 1926 

6 DtjcTHhy Dale Reed b: September 27. 1928 

6 Arsema Reed b; September 29. 1939 

5 Jake Stewart b; May 16. 1904 m Floyd County. KY d: Apnl 05. 1970 m Dayton. OH 

-Udell Shively b: 1905 in " ni: Unknown in ' d: 1980 in Dayton. OH 

6 Matthew Jay Stewart b: Febreary 20. 1926 

6 Edgar Stewart h. Unknown 

6 Catherine Stewart b. Julv 23. 1927 

6 Oscar Dale Stewart b: August 23, 1930 

6 JackJeen Stewart b. October 17. 1933 

5 Alice Stewart b. June 30. 1906 m Floyd County. KY d; .April 13. 1939 m • 

-Johnnie P. Hall b: I'nknown m '' m; Unknown m :" d; .August 04. 1994 m "^ 

5 William Henry Stewart b: September 30. 1908 in Salisbury. K^' d: April 02. 1944 in Haipld. KY 

--Anme Kidd b: December 05. 1905 m ? nu (Mkmwn m ' d; (Mkntwwi hi ' 

6 Ridh Stewart b: .May 27. 1931 

6 Helen Stewart b: 1 nknown 

6 Denver Stewart b FebruarvOl. 1935 

6 Uhs Sl£s*art b; Unknown 

6 Deimar Stewart b: June 18. 1937 

6 Nell Stewart b: Unknown 

6 Bomte Stewart h: Unknown 



5 Maita .Moustc Stewart b: .November 28, 1910 in Flovd Co. KY 



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^Joseph S. Yates b: Novonber 14, 1907 m ? m; Ijjknown n Rovd Co. KY? d Sqjumber 199} n Flovd Countv. 

KY 

5 Manni&ttd Yat« b: .April 07. 1935 

6 LeRoy Vates b September 07. 193^ 

i {5] Octavia Stewart b; June 24. 19J3 m floyd Co. KY" d; July 05, 1977 ki Floyd Ca KY 

+Bartee Meade b: OaoberJO, 1910 in KY? m. Iniaiown m KY" d: May :6. 1943 in KY? 

6 BiHie Loraine Meade b: Janparv 17. 1932 

.._ 6 Sylvu Gaii Meade b; Mani 3 1. 1933 

6 Ullian .Myri .Meade b; January 17. 193} 

_ 6 Audrey Clayton .Vfeade b: Oaober 27, 1 936 

6 James wniiam Meade b: October 08. 1938 

6 N^ggie Laraonia Meade h: October <)4, 1940 

6 Wgmia Jo .Meade b: Januars' 04, 1943 

, *2nd Husband of [5] Ooavia Stewart: 

-Bud Stevens b: Uiiknown in " m: Inknown in ? d: Unknown in " 

6 Vffgie Stevens b; Osober 10, 1946 

} .Maggie Stewart b. June 19. 1916 m Floyd Co. KY"" d; June 06, 1980 in ? 

Orville L Steele b: .August 27. 1916 in " m. Liilaiown m KY" d; June 15, 1985 in " 

5 Myina Loy Steele b: June 13. 1938 

6 Ra^Steek b: December 20. 1940 

5 VadieE-aewart b; September 09. 1918 in Floyd Co, KV.' d; December 24. 1918 «j Floyd Co, K'iT 

5 Nora Stewart b: Xiardi 28, 1920 m Floyd Co, KY" 

*Jame3 Laccy Meade b: .April 22. 1916 in KY" m: May 01, 1941 in ? 

6 James Lacey Meade, ir b; Ally 01, 1942 

6 Lecnard Meade b: .VUixA 11,1944 

6 Joyce Anne Meade b: January 27. 1946 

6 Mona Kathrvn Meade b: November 28. 1947 

„ 5 latBes Eari Stewart b. February 06. 1923 ai Floyd Co, KY? d; Deoeiriwr IS. 1985 ia KY? 

+KaIherHte C4aik b: Unknown n ? m: Unknown m ? 

•Partner rf{3] Nancy Ann Akers: b: ,Mardi 1 J, 1 849 in Floyd Co. KY nt Abl. 1 884 in Floyd Ca KY d; August 25. 1927 m Flo\d 
Co, KY 
.... -Wilbum Parsons b: Unknown m KY" m: Abt 1884 in Floyd Co, KY d: Unknown m K'\~' 

4 Webster AkeivPar^ons b: A^i 20. 1XS5 m Big Mud Cr, Floyd Co, KY d: Mardi IS. 1974 a PreSonsburg. Floyd 0>. KY 

, T4daHamiiai b. .August 1 5, 1 8X5 in .Alliance. FloNtl Ca, KY' m. June 22. 1904 m Big .Mud Creek, Floyd C'a KY d; 

January 24. 1959 in .Amha iPO now HaroldX Floyd Co. KY 

_. 5 Grant Akers b: November 20, 1905 m Harold, Floyd Co, KY d; December IS. 1972 m Betsy Lavne. Ky 

+Opal Han b: Unknown in " m: Julv 07. 1925 in Honaker. Floyd Co. K"i' d: Nov-ember 28. 1950 in Honaker. Flovd 

Co. KY 

5 Ti^ikl Akejs b; September 06. 1907 in Floyd Comay, KY d: November 21, 1907 in Floyd Coimty, KY 

5 Manon Akers b: October 20, 1908 in Craynor, KY d: Januar, 12, 1995 m Honaker, Floyd Co. KY 

+Mae Williams b: January 18. 1908 in ' m: June 1927 in Honaker. Floyd County. KY' d: February 06. 1981 in 

Honaker, Floyd Co<fl«y. KY 

_ 6 Ailene Akeis b; Augjst 07. 1927 in ' 

+Miles Kidd b: November 12, 1925 in " nu Ibknown in ? 

7 Christoplier Kidd b: January 27. 1972 

6 Ni>vta Akers b: JsMuary 12. 1929 at ? 

-t-Fred Clark b: ims 30, 1920 in ? m: Unknown m ? 

6 Verlene .Akeis b: January 24, 193 1 m " 

+BannerKidd b: December 01. 1929 in? m: Uiiknown in ? 

7 Lmda Rav Kidd b: September 21. 1952 

7 Banner KiddL Jr b; .May 23, 1955 

7 Karen Mae Kjdd b: July 05. 1957 

7 Jane Ann Kidd b: October 28. 1963 

7 Rodcv Kidd b; My 27. 196« 

7 Josqjh Todd Kidd b: April 28, 1971 

6 Otis Eugene .Akets b: July 20. 1946 m " 

+Linda Sue Thomsberry b: June H. 1948 in ' ra: Unknown in ? 
7 Eddie Datrel Akers b; November 12. 1967 

5 Baby .Akas b; .August 1}. 1910 m Floyd County, KY d. .August 15. 1910 m Floyd County. KY' 

5 [6j Thomas Akere b: .Auejist 09. 191 1 in Floyd County, KY d. December 21, 1977 m PikeviUe, KY 

*Vannie .Akers b: Unknown m " m: Mardi 04. 1936 in KY d: Unknown in ? 

-aid U«-,feof(6iTTi.iroaK Akers; 

^Edah Ccon Boyd b; Unknown in " m; Unknown jo Floyd County. KY 

5 Carl Akers b: November 1 1. 1913 m Flovd County, KY d: December 14, 1988 in Floyd County, KY 

'"""ZZ'Z +Laura Akers b: November 13. 1912 m KT' m: August 22, 1938 in Royd County. KY d: November 07. 1995 in 

Ck«faei.KY 

6 Hu^ Winstcm .Akere b; Au^isl 20. 1939 m ' 

^-judy Ann McClanahan b: May 07, 1943 m .' m; Unknown m ? d; Unknown m ? 
7 Teresa .Ann Akers b; February 25. 1961 

...L.r.....l. "7 Bnai Hu^ Akers b: Ame 25. 1963 

7 .Melissa Kaye -Akers b; June 30. 1966 

6 JancS Sue Akers b: .ApnJ 12, 1941 ai ? 



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-Alfred Spears b: November 1940 m '' m: (.Tiknown m ? 

7 Jane Elizabeth SpeaR b: January 16. 1963 

7 Alfred Dwavij^ Sp<iars b: July 02. 1967 

Eugene .AkcTS b: Sqiinibcr 24. 1943 m 7 

-Joycs Cam b: May 24. 1944 in ? m; l.:nknovvn in 7 

Carios Dean .Akers b; Man* 06. 1945 in 7 

^Anna Sue Kidd b: March 27. 1944 in :■ m: Unknown in ' 

7 Jettniier Ami Afc<ns b, September 13. 1966 

7 Cartes Doaw .Akers k .Vlaidj 09, 1970 



.._ 6 Lowell Ke«h Akers b: October 08, 195 1 in 7 

+JJBiet Kaye Kjdd b: July 19. 1952 in 7 m: Unknown in 7 

7 Craig KeSfa .Afceis b; September 29. 1972 

7 vmiiam Jodv Akeis h; Fehruary 1 1, 1977 



N'ancy Akers b: May 12. 1916 m Floyd County, KY d: L!nknown in Floyd County, KY 

-Tolva Leedy b: August 01, 1914 in 7 m: November 24. 1937 in Honaker. Floyd County. KY d: June 06. 1974 in 

ViattsLfCY 

.... 6 Jaii Leedy b; Julv 27, 1938 m :' d; July 27. 1938 in 7 

6 Joe Leedv- b: July 27, 193« in 7 d; July 27, 1938 m 7 

6 p] Gwendolyn Lora Leedy b: May 08. 1940 in "■ 

+<3eor^ Scuereb b; September 2S. 1941 an ? Bu Septenri>er 14. 19S<) m ? 

*2nd Husband of [7] Gwendoivii Lara Leedy; 

'Marvin Blankenship b: .November 26, 1938 in 7 m; LWonown in 7 

7 Kimberiy Lynn Blankendiip b: .April 29, 1961 

7 Shen Denise Blankenship b May 10, 1970 

.... 6 FlofBece Vera Glea Leedy b; Oclober 07. 1941 in ? 

-John Hillard DeRossea b: Lnioiown in 7 m: Unknown in 7 

7 John Dwayne DeRossett b: .April 14. 1964 

6 Rorane Ptui Leedy b: A^ml 17. 1944 m ' 

^Oons .Aim Justice b: Unknown m 7 m: Unknown m ? 

7 Ronnie Phil Leedy II b: August 05, 1972 

7 Rhonda Christine Leedy b: June 06. 1974 

7 ToJva Kent Leedy b: December 17. 1975 

.... 6 Ida Rosftta Thrya Leed> b; .May 17. 1946 m 7 

-^JeiTy Wayne Robmette I b: t)ecember 23. 1948 in 7 m. July 29. 1967 in 7 

7 Jerry Wayne Robinettc 11 b: Mardi 03. 1969 in ' 

<-DaTOa Man Neece b: Aity 17. 1970 m ? ta; Jme 16. 1990 hi 7 

7 (8) aiawmd Ldi^ Robmefle h; Odober 01. 1970 m 7 

+Vincent Howard Thomas b: January 14. 1968 in 7 m; August 07. 1986 in 7 

•2nd Husband of J?) Shawntel Lei^ Robinette: 

^Jotamy Walker Ray b: August 14. 1966 hi 7 m; Uoknown m 7 

8 Kyle Walker Ray b. January 16. 1990 

-_ 8 Cody Wayne Ray b: July 10, 1991 

7 Robin Lynn Robinette b: .Aprii 17, 1972 



5 Ahhie Gail Aketi b: June 12. 19 18 ai Uttk Mud Cr. Floyd Co, KY 
_ -Robert Shiillr b. Laknown m; June 1 1, I960 m Banner. Floyd County. KY 

5 Monroe .Akere b: September 26, 1920 m Floyd County, KY d; September 04, 1980 in Detroit MI 
,.. -Thebna Theo Hall b: August 16. 1926 in ' m: .April 27. 1946 in Harold. Flovd County. KT d: August 19"^ in 
DetrotMI 

6 [9] James Leon .Akers b; October 21, 1947 in 7 

-fjody Lykens b: March 04. 1952 in ^ m: LWaiown in 7 

7 Lonnie James .Akers b: May 16, 196'9 

"itvi Wife ot"(9j James l^m Akers: 

-Cwoiine Todd b: .March 06, 1952 m 7 m; Lbknuwn m 7 

7 Ian Todd Akers b: .August 27. 1977 

7 Linsay Jean Akers b: .May 28. 1979 

7 Chnstopher Hall Akers b: Octoher 10, 19*) 

6 (101 Charlaie .Akers b August 30, 1949 in 7 

^Ronnie Wayne Emery b: (October 03. 1945 in 7 m; I.^nknown in ? 

7 Donnic Wayne Emery b: April II. 1967 

7 CHidy .Am Emery b. .hitv 28. 1969 

•2nd Husband of I lOJCharleneAkera: 

-DennLs Wice b: February 21. 1951 in ':' m: Unknown in 7 

6 Darienc Akers b: September 06. 1954 m 7 

— *Gasper Cesaw b. September 09. 1947 m 7 m; U^iknowa hi 7 

_ 7 Gory Cesaio b: .May 07, 1972 

-.. 7 Douglas Wayne Cesaio b: .April 18. 1976 

7 Tracy Lyim Cesaio b: February 15. 1979 

6 Corene Lee .Akers b: August 19. 1959 in ' 

-Riduird Jackson Breeding b; July 09, 1956 m 7 m; Unknown in 7 

7 Richard Jackson Breeding, Jr b: March 02, 1985 

7 Ashlev Mane Hall Breeding b: .August 04, 1987 



5 Lua Jaae Akers b. September 02, 1923 m Floyd County. KY? 



1 0.5 



-Willie E. Kidd b: Unknown m '' m: February- 09. 1959 in Pikcville. Pike Couinv. KY d; Lniaiown in " 

5 'Wabura Lee .■\kcrs b: September 01. 19C6 in Little Mud Cr. FlovU Counrs. KY d: .April 0''. 1995 m Vlartm. KY 

-Vdrtk Wilkdr b InkDown m ' m; DocemtwrOi. 1945 m PrasdnsbtB-g. Flovd C<)»mr. . KY 

6 Ida Lee Akers b: .Viordi 10. 194X m ? 

-Gary .Adkins b: lnJu7own m ? m; June 27. 1971 m .' 

7 Douglas .Adkins b December 14. 1972 

7 Jonathan Adkins b: December 17. 1982 

6 Nelhe Fay Akets b: September 02. 1949 m ' 

- -Larry Sleffey b. Unknown in ' m; June 27. 1970 m ' 

7 Shellie Dale Steffey b; October 14. 1977 

7 Jeffirey Steffe>' b: February 16. 1981 

6 Naocy Ray Akers b; Septetniwr 02. 1949 m " 

■^'^ Biacivbum b: LWknown m ^ m: L^nknown m ' 

7 Cody Dwi^ Blackburn b: June 27, 1971 

5 Nellie Opal .Aker3 b: .April 20. 1930 tn Floyd Cotinty. KY' 

-Walker .Akers b: Lbknown m ' m: Jaiuiars' 19. 1951 m Bamer. Fioyd Gwnry. KX 

3 Thomas Wasiun^an .Akeis b. .\lardi 11. 1849 in Floyd Ca KY d; December OZ 1943 m Freeman. CusCa. MO 
.... 1- Louisa Catherine Childress b: February 02. 1856 m LayneviUe, Floyd Co, KY m; July 1 7, 1 873 in Floyd Co, KY d; 
September 15. 1933 in Freeman. Cass Co. \fD 

4 No* Wehster Akers b: July 1 1. IS74 si Layoes^-ille. Fl.>yd 0\ KV d". January 09. 1919 a Rosaha. VIA 

-.Mary Gil! Worthingon h. .November IS. 1886 in Rosalia. WA m; illy 1 1. 1905 m Kosalia, W.A d; Udober QZ 1986 n 

Rosalia, WA 

4 James Harvey Akers b: July 23. 1875 in Floyd Co. FTr' d: Man* 02. 1960 in Broken Arrow. OK 

+AmfflKia Grace Lakms b: Uiknown hi ? m; November 19. 1897 m ' d: t.^ifciiown m ' 

4 WiJlie Catberme .Akers b. .March 30. 1877 in Floyd Co, KY d; December 05. 1906 m Freemaa Cjss Co, .MO 

^Jessie T. Ramsey b: Unknown ai '? hl December 10, 1902 in .' d. Unknown m ' 

4 Sallie .Akers b: January 21. 1879 in Cass Co. \fD d: 1962 in Freeman. Cass Co. MO 

+HarTy Major b: l.i»ki«7wn m .' m: t^iril 21. 1901 si .' d: Uaknown 

4 Mary .Ann Akers b. February 13. 1881 si Cass Co. .MO d. .November 25, 1974 in Garden Civ, .MO 

-^Henry Christopher Blazer b: I'nknown m '^ m; September 28, 1904 m ? d; I'nknown in ' 

4 Lizzie C. Aker3 b: January 23. 1883 in Harrison\Tne, MD d: Februarv' 10. 1935 in Oakesdale. W.A 

4 (UjChariesChiiAess Akers b. October 07. IS85 ai Cass Co. N«) d; Augua 05. 1964 m Rosalia, *'A 

-B*S!y Worthm^oo b; L'nknown m '^ m September 1^. 1912 in ? d: Unknown m '.* 

*2nd Wife of [ 1 1 ] Charles ChUdress Akers: 

^Jessie Cummings b: Unknown in '' m: Unknown in ? d; Unknown in ? 

4 Thomas Raymond Akers b. Afmi IX. IS90 m Freemaa, Cass Co. !i40 d; Feljraary 15. 1964 si C.>(6x. VlTnooan Co. WA 

-.Mary Elizabdh Kingcade h. June 04. 1895 in Hamsoaville. Cass Co. .MO m. Jaouary 16. 1916 in Harruonville. Cass 

Co, MO d: Unknown in ? 

5 Travis Franklin .Akers b: January 23. 1917 in Freeman. Cass Co. MO 

, +Euia May Hatch b; Febniary 13. 1925 hi Drexat Cass Co, N« m: November 10. 1946 si Kansas Cay. MO 

_ 6 Wayne .Allen Akers b; .March 23. 19.50 m Kansas City, .MO 

„ +Barbara Ann Batr b: AbL 1950 in :" m: June 03. 1973 m Odessa, Lafayette Co. MO 

6 Garv Dou^as Akers b: February 21. 1955 in Kansas Citv. Ml> 

_ +Jaiios Marie Mueller b: AbL 1955 in .' m; May 28, 1977 m St L.>uts. MO 

7 Jonathan Akers b: .AbL 19X0 

7 Paul Akers b: AbL 1985 

4 Adifie Belle Akers b: OcU)ber21. 1891 in Freeman. Cass County, MO d: December 10. 196V in WesUine. Cass County. 

MO 

4 Baby .Akers b: February 08, 1894 m Freeman, .MO d; February 08. 1894 in Freeman. .MO 

3 John Henry Akers b: December 25. 1851 in Flovd Co. KY d: February 03. 1937 in Uwrence Co. KY' 
... +Mary Jaie Greer b: May 04. 1 85 1 m Ashe Co. NC m: May 04. 1872 n Floyd Co. KY d; November 23. 1934 ia Louisa. 
Lawrence Co. K\' 

4 James William .Akeni.Sr b: July 24, 1874 m Harold, Floyd Co. KY d: Oaober 29. 1939 m LawTaicc Cu, KY 

-Sanlda Presltn h: August 1 5, 1 880 m ^ an Decembca- 1 6, 1 S98 m Lavweaice Co, KY' ± February 07, 1953 in Ijwrtsice 

Co, KY 

5 Hartford Lame Akets b: October 06. 1900 

5 Gobel Preston Akers b: December 07. 1901 

5 James William .Akers, Jr b: SqUcmber 23, 1903 m KY d; Unknown in ? 

5 Henry Frankim .Akers b; .August 06. 1905 

5 jtim .McDtmald .Akers b; June 27. 1907 m Elltm/ProspirertyXawTence Ca KY d: .April 20, 1986 in Louoa. 

Lawraice Co. Ky 

^Uicy Mae Murray b: July 31. 1912 in Whitehouse. Johnson Co. KY m: October IS. 1937 m Grayson. Carter, KY 

d: September 16. 19X1 si Georges Creek. Lawrence Co. KY 

6 .Anna Ritth .Akers b: .Aiigua 16, 1938 m River, jnhn-aw Cu. KY 

-Eari Bert Lycan b: .May 26. 1936 oi Globe. Carter Ca Ky m; .May 2i 1957 m Louisa. Lawrence Ca Ky 

L'Z"'""..'. 7 Scarlet Lynn Lycan b: .Mav 18. 1959 

7 John Milton Lycan b: July 04. 1960 

7 Araia L«wise Lycan b: September 01. 1962 

6 Paul Wenddl .Akers b: December 15. 1939 

6 James Bethiey .Akers b: September 1 1. 1941 

6 Ham- Morris .Akers b: March 03. 1945 

6 LoweU Perry Akets b: July 29, 1947 



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6 Donald Madc.Akeis b:JuK i:. 19?: 

5 Nlarv- Jane .Akers b: July 30. 1909 
5 Ham- Gre^ .AkoK b: Juh' 10. 191 1 
5 Ruiard Tavfcir .Akcis biiJyJI. I9I5 
5 SollieEhini Akers b; December 14. 1919 
5 Jewel Irene .Akeis b: Janiur.' 04, 1913 



4 Leona Akers b: Febnianr- 08. 1875 in Floyd Co. fTi' d: Mani 05. 1950 in Lawrence Co. KY 

+Eioereon S. Swaton b. August 29. {U9 a ? m: imuary 19. IS<« m HX ± December 20, 1953 m Livivnatx Co. ICY 

4 Verk .Akers b: 1879 m Cass Co, SifO d: .Ait 18X0 m Arkansas of malaria 

4 Eliza .Aker^ b: 1 880 m Cass County, MO d; AbL 1880 in Arkansas, of malaria 

4 [i:] Robert .Alexander .Akers b: June 03. 1882 in Lawrence Co. KY d: July 27. 1947 in Spartin. TN 

^Maiy Eliia*)e<h See h: August 18, 18S2 m Lawrence Ct>. KV m; DeceH*er 29, 1903 m KY' d: Aupist 1 1, 1916 m 

Lawrence Co, KV 

'2ad Wife of [12] Robert .Alexander -Akeis: 

-Emma Bowman b: L'nknown in l" m: 1926 in ? d: 1928 

..._ 4 Matilda Akers b. ,^jnl 23, 18S6 ai Lawrence Co, tCY d; Ajty 03, 1964 in Lawrsnoe Co, KY 

-MUlard James Wilicn b: Febniar>' 03. 1 8S3 m Lawrence Ca KY m; CWaber 19, 1905 in KV d. . Angus* 14, 1943 m 

Lawrence Co. KY 

4 Henr^- Elbert .Akers b: Februarv- 17, 1890 in Lawrence Co. FTY d: January 25. 1954 in Hunter. Floyd Co, KY 

, -Mae Uifeon b; September 13. l}(9l m Loursa, Lawrence Co. KY m; .faty 14, 19<)« sa KY' d. September 27. 197<> m 

Louisa, Lawrojce Co. KY 

4 LawTCnce Akeis b: 1893 in Lawrence Co, KY d: 1917 in ? 

*Hattie Frances Burke b: 1894 in ? m: September02, 1912 in i" d: Unknown in ■■ 

4 fl3| Carl Akers b: November 06. 1894 m Louisa. Lawrence Co, KY ± August 1958 m. Hollywood, FL 

-Eiila .\Jae Hartley b; AbL 1911 in ? m. Afl. 1915 in ? d; Liiknown m ? 

•2nd U'ife of ( 1 3 ] Cari .Akers; 

-Loma Beatrice Spradling b: September 28. 1900 in ? m: November 15. 1915 in ":• d: .August 1 1. 1944 in ? 

•3Td U tfe of f 13) Cari Akers. 

-Helen Haas b: LWcnown ai ^ m: Aft. 1950 m '' d: i;nknown m '' 

4 Lucille Akers b: December 20. 1897 in Lawrence Co. KY d: September 04, 1914 m Lawrence Co. KY 

3 123] Robert .Ale.xander .Akers b: March 06. 1853 in Toler Creek. Floyd Co. KT d; June 26, 1923 in Oakesdale, Whitman Co. 

WA 
_. -,Vliss Hall b. Abt. 1853 m Pike Co. KY" m: .AbL 1871 m Pike Co. KY'^ d: Liiknown m KY? 

4 [14] Nancy HaD b: AbL 1872 m Pike Co. KY^ d: October 24. 1953 in Houston . TX 

-{151 H. D. Edwards b: l%ikBown bb ^ m: 1890 m Pimca Cty. OK? d: (.aknown m ? 

5(16] loia EAvards b. .AbL 1892 m Ponca Ciy, Kay Co, OK d; L«faio\M» in :" 

^171 Durham L. HcusUm b: l'nknown m ? m; AbL 1915 m ? d: Unknown in ? 

5(18) Bill Edwards b: AbL 1894 m Ponca City. Kay Co. OK d; Unknown in ? 

6 [19] Wallace Edwards b: .Abt. 1925 in Pond Crty, OK:" 

7 (20 j ,faBe Edwards b: AbL 1950 hi Ponca City. OK? 

5 (21 i Stella Edwards h; AbL 1 896 m Ponca Cky, Kay Co, OK d; Uaknowa m ? 

-[22] Conslantme Houston b: L'nknown in ? m: L'nknown in ? d," Unknown in ? 



•1st Wife of p3) Robert .Alexander .Akers: 
.... +Matada Catiierme Charles b; September 20, 1855 m Pike Co, KY nt February OS, 1873 a Piks Co. KY d: December 09. 
1882 n Frcxjnan, Cass Co, MO 

4 William M\Ton .Akers b: February 28, 1875 in Floyd Co. KY d; April 26, 1963 m Spokane, WA 

^Loia Mav Pitts b: December 29. 1885 in Johnson Citv, TN m: November 25. 1901 in WA d: Mav 09. 1947 in Spokane. 

WA 

5 [24] Myron Raymond Akers b: .May 30. 1904 in Rosalia, WA d: March 3 1. 1970 in Spokane. WA 

-^Fera ZenoTj Hardesty b: July 25. 1904 in Lind. W.A m: April 20. 1924 in Spokane. W.A d: Marii 15. 1979 in 

Portland, OR 

6 LarcBC .Akers b: September 26, 1 929 in Seattle; W.A 

-Clarence Paul Boggs b: December 06. 1930 m .MorgantCTvn. WV m; Julv 08, 1952 in Portland, OR d: 

August 01. 1991 m Portland. OR 

7 Bonnie Boggs b: April 27. 1 95 1 

— _. 7 Ridiard Boggs b: December 1 1, 1952 

. — 7 Peggy Boggs b; February 09. 19.M 

•2nd Wife of (24) Myron Raymond .Akers: 

-lone b: Unknown in ' m: .Abt. 1942 in Seattle. WA 

'Partner of f24i Mymn Ravroood Akers: b: Mav V), 1904 m Rosalia, WA ra; Abt. 1947 si Spokane, WA d: Marcb 31, 

1970 m Spokane, WA 

-Thebna L. Delj-shmuu b: December 15. 191 1 m Spokane, WA m: AbL 1947 m Spokane, WA d: Apnl 06, 1986 

in MUtOTi-Frrewater, OR 

- 6 Laida Ixjuise Akers b: iaae 16. 1949 in Spofcme. WA 

- ^Charles Sieve .MeivUle b; July 03. 1947 in Renu. N\' m. Be£ 1970 in Spokane, W.A 

..- ~ 7 David Fred .Melville b: Apnl 16. 1970 in Spokane. WA 

-Tnsh Whitley b: September 15. 196H in Spokane. W.A m: Jutv 17, 1993 m Spokane, WA 

X Jacob MacKkmely Metvtile b: January 13, 1994 

" Brodlev Sleva> .Vleiville b; .March 26. 1972 m Spokane. W.A 

- 8 Mathew Ryan .Melville b: May 25. 1994 

7 Charles Scntt MeiviTlc b: May 14. 1974 in Spokane. WA 

- 7 Tamara Lyn .Metvilk b: August 19. 1976 hi Spi*ane. WA 



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6 Evetvn May .Akers b: October 13. 1950 in Spokane. W.A 

^Richard C. Carsoa b: July 06. 1949 m NIT m: November 12. 1968 in Miltun-Freevrater. OR 

7 KnstBOO Vt. C»son b: !>iown>b«r 29. 1969 m Spokane VIA 

7 Braadi Lynn Cjrsun b; Dcccniber 30, 1976 m (JthcUn. WA 

5 126) Ullma May .Akeis b: Febraary 28. 1907 in Spokane. WA i January 23, 1996 in Spokane. WA 
.... +Fr3nk Julius Johnson b: Unknown in Unknown m: Noveraber 25. 1926 m Seattle, U'.\ d: 1978 m OcatiJlo. CA 

6 Williani Myron Johnson b: March 01. 1930 in Seattle. W,A 

+Ruai E. himsaa b; Mani 10. 1930 m Spokane. *A m; kiW 03. W9 n Spokane. WA 

7 David William Johnson b; April 15, 1950 in Spokane. W.A 

— +Janet .Vlarie Carlson b: May 23. 1938 in Spokane, WA m; Oaober 23. 1981 m Spokane, UA 

7 Wayne AHen Johnson b: November 11. 1951 in Spokane. WA 

7 Deborah Lyrai Jotejsoa b: November 07. 1953 n -Spokane. WA 

7 [25! Mjchaei Lee Jctoaoo b; f ehniar,' 1 7, 1957 m Spokane. WA 

^Rebecca Gnram b; 1958 m Spokane, WA m: 1974 m Spokane, W.A 

8 Aaron Lee Johnson b: July 12. 1975 

8 Scott Grmm b'. .^^mi 1978 

'2ad Wife of (25 j .Michael Lee Jctosai; 

_ ^Alice b: LWaiown ai CA tn: .AbL 1992 in CA? 



*2nd Husband of f26] UTlnia May Akers: 
.... +Jacfc LaidbeTg b; ( joknowo m ? m: AbL 1933 m Seattle, WA d: (.WcBown m ' 

•3rd Hushmd of {26! Vlilnia .May .Akeri: 
.... ^Cscil Calvin Lyons b: l^nknown m ' ra: AbL 1944 in Seattle, W.A d: AbL 1945 in Soap Lake. WA 

•4th Husband of p6) Wtlma May Akeis: 

^Jota T. Batbagjia b; Unkno»*a m Sicily, &aly m; 1964 m Spokaie, WA d. 1985 ai Spokane. U A 



Sarah £lkn .Akers b: November 09, 1 876 in Freeman. Cass Co, .MO d. -*"«"' 29. 1 920 in Calgary, .Alberta. Canada 
^Orval Alexander Holmes b: December 16, 1876 in Chesterfield. .Macoupin Co, IL nu December 06. 1903 m l,atah, WA 
d: February 06. 1951 in Rimbey. .Alberta. Canada 

5 C<ira Mae Hotaies b. January 17. 19<)6 m Colfex. VIA d: A^jni 23. 1995 m Ranbey. Aibena. Canada 

____ +LeQnard ^mith h: Jimiiarv 27, 1901 in Tbedlbrd. daano. Canada m: .November 25, 1927 si Calgary. .Alberta. 
Canada d: February 03, 1990 in Rimbey, Alberta, Canada 

6 Raymond Leonard Smith b: Olober 08. 1928 in Lnity. Sast. Canada 

-rLois Block b; Febniary 22. 1936 m; Jaty 20, 195-4 

7 Douglas Raymond Smiih b; July 16, 1955 in Cinadii 

.._ +Sue Morris b: 1959 in Corona. CA m: July 13. 1977 in ? 

8 Laura Christine Smith b: October 02. 1979 

8 Ryai Smith b: February 24, 19« I 

8 iMBd Mathcw Snwh b: December 1983 

„ 8 Greg Smith b; Liiknown 

8 Kevin Douglas Smith b: March 02, 1997 

7 Elasie Diaaie Sn^ b: Jme I L. 1957 m Cmada 

^.VCkeBudd b; 1952 m Canada m: July 05. 1980 m Canada 

7 Stanley Allen Smith b: May 03, 1961 in Canada 

+Nadtne 7 b: Unknown in Canada m: Unknown in Canada 

8 Emily Joyce vSmith b. May 09. 1993 m Revela«*e. B.C. Canada 

8 Jacob Snidh b. 1994 in C.vi».ja d- J2nuar> 04. 1995 in Canada 



7 Steven Leonard Smith b: June 28. 1964 m Canada d: January 10, 1996 in Canada 

6 p7] Lenoni Mae Smith b: July 17. 1930 in ProvosL Alberta. Canada 

*Clil5>rd Watts b: November 26, 1922 ai Canada m; Juae 19. L971 m Canada 
'2nd Husband ul'{27! Lenora Mae Smith: 

-^Gordon Pat Adams b; Lnknown m Canada nr Unknown m Canada 

"7 Gordon Wayne Adams b: December 29. 1950 in "■ 

+Bettv Margaret Bums b. t.nfcnown m Ketowna. B.C.. Canada m; June 23. 1979 m ''. 

S Kimberley .Meagen .Adams b; July 08. 1985 

8 Robert Gordon Tenbrook .Adams b: .Apnl 10. 1988 



6 Margaret Ellen Smith b: October 13. 1931 m Chauvm. Alberta. Canada 

+JoteiGamicfc b. September 25, 1928 m Budapea. Hungan oi; Oaober 13, 1949 
7 David John Gamick b: .August 07. 1950 m ' d; November 28, 19.^0 m ' 
7 Leonard Paul Garaik b: September 22, 195 1 m Vermilim. Alberta, Canada 
7 Marilvn Joanne Garaick b: .April 21. 1956 in Rimbey. Alberta. Canada 

+Doi»ald F. H Grafton b; Jime 12. 1947 m KamttxipB. B.C.. Canada m; iuiy 24. 19Jil ai > 

7 jtny John Gatmck b; Decembo- 28. 1957 m Rimbey. ABierta. Canada d: December 07. 1993 m 

ValeraounL B.C., Canada 
7 Ro^canne Lenora Gamick b: .April 13. 1965 in EckviTle. .Mberta". Canada 

+Geoo Mcfcffdv' b: Unknown m ' nu October 21. I9»i5 a ' 

g Ciariene .Margaret .Mckirdv b .August 04. 1984 m Jasper. .Alberta. Canada 
8 Calvm John McKirdy b: (October 14, 1985 in Jasper. .Alberta. Canada 
6 Orval TTiomas Smith b: November 12, 1934 in Chauvm. .Alberta. Canada 

+Loma ,VH»e Jones b: Apni 07. 1936 ra; October 15. 1953 m Rumsev. Alberta. Canada 

7 Carolyn .Mane Smah b; .Mav 01. 19.M m Rimbey. .Alberta. Canada 

™ -Robert Stuart b; May 13. 1947 in :• m; May 15. 19''5 m Red Deer. .Alberta. Canada 

"' g Scott Michael Stuart b: May 15. 1975 m Red Deer. Alberta. Canada 

Zr.I!~r,.... 8 TanHttV Aime Stuart b; iAsada. 14, 1977 m Ranbey. Alberta. Canada 



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-Kirk Douglas Mathers b: December 08. 1974 m Canada m: August :c. 1995 in Canada 

9 Page Nicole Mane Mathers b. Septetnber 03. 1977 m Albetla. Canada 

, 8 Da\id Thomas Stuart b: December 20. 1981 in Rimbey. Alberta. Canada 

7 Dorothy .Anne Smith b: July 28. 1957 m Runbey. .Alberta, Canada 

-Ross Fulton b: October 15. 1953 in Canada m: October 05. 1974 m Rimbey, Alberta, Canada 

8 Tnna Mane Fuhon b: March 24. 1975 in Rimbey. .Alberta. Canada 

, _ 8 Roy Thomas Ross Futtoo b; May 15, 1978 in Rimbey. Alberta, Canada 

8 Robert Allen Fulton b: July 03. 1983 m Rimbey, AJberta, Canada 

7 Janet Lee Smith b: June 27. 1 962 m Rimbey. Alberta, Canada 

-.Marvin Lmdsey b. June 13. 1960 m :" m; August 11. 1979 in alhome? 

„ 8 Kory Kirby Thomas Lmdsey b: October 06. 1979 m Benlley. .AJberta. Canada 

8 Bradley Lee Lindsey b: February 03. 1986 m Red Deer, .Alberta, Canada 

_.... 7 Sandra .Mae Smith b: July 29. 1963 m Rimbey. Alberta. Canada 

-TimRondell b May 26. 1962 in Canada m: April 22. 1989 in at home':' 

8 Sasha Lee Smith b: May 16, 1979 in Rimbey, .Alberta. Canada d; June 08. 1979 m Rimbey 

.Alberta, Canada 

8 .Anthony Orval Rondell b: October 15. 1988 in Benlley. .Alberta, Canada 

8 Danielle Joanne Rondell b: October 23. 1989 in Bentley. Alberta. Canada 

8 .Amanda Frances Rondell b: March 13. 1991 in Grand Praine. Alberta, Canada 

6 Dewey James Smith b: November 04. 1939 m Rimbey. .Alberta, Canada 

-FayeLemieux b: August 31, 1939 m; July 02, 1962 

7 Lori Fay Smith b: Febniary04. 1963 in " 

-.AUenSellecfc b: Lnknown in ? m; 1989 in? 

8 Child 1 Selleck b; Lnknown 

8 Child 2 Selleck b. Lnknown 

7 Miichel Harold Smith b; November 12. 1964 in ? 

_ 8 Child Smith b: Lnknown 

7 Dean James Smith b: February 06, 1971 in'' 

6 Donald Roy Smith b: January 29. 1944 in Rimbey. Alberta, Canada 

-Teresa .Aldei^on b: July 15. 1947 m .McBnde. .Alberta. Canada m; ManA 28. 1964 

._ 7 Darren Robert Smith b: March 20, 1965 m ? 

-Teresa Hess b: Lnknown m "' m: Unknown in ? 

8 Russell Robert Smith b: June 01. 1988 

.„ _ 8 Stephen Smith b: .August 1990 

8 Tra\TS Smith b: Lnknown 

7 Dale Mark Smith b: December 08. 1967 in? 

-Shelly ■^ b; Lnknown in ? m: Lnknown in ? 

7 Shelley Denae Smith b. November 25. 1%9 in ? 

-Darren ^ b: Unknown in ? m; 1995 in ? 

5 Cecil Donald Holmes b: June 29. 1907 in Colfax. W.A d; Oaober 07. 197'' in Lethbridge. .Alberta, Canad; 

-Nora .Ale.tandra Harper b: August 24, 1920 m Charlottetown, PEL Canada m: February 28. 1948 m Lethbridge. 

Alberta. Canada 

6 Donald Harper Holmes b: July 03. 1949 in Lethbndge, .Alberu, Canada 

- -Brenda Clayton Graham b; Unknown in Calgary. Alberta. Canada m: March 18. 1977 in Calgary, .Alberta, 

Canada' 

7 Rebecca .Aral Holmes b: .April 13, 1980 

7 David .Matthew Holmes b: March 22, 1982 

7 Sheila Mane Holmes b: June 29. 1984 

7 Teresa Dawn Holmes b: March 13. 1986 

6 VirgDua Louise Holmes b. December 24. 1956 in Lethbndge. AlberU. Canada 

-Russell Douglas Smith b: February 26, 1960 m Sooke, British Columbia, Canada m: September 05. 1987 ir 

Lethbndge. Alberta. Canada' 

7 CaHlin.ye>Qndra Smith b: June 29. 1989 

7 Stuan .Mar^all Smith b: .August 18. 1993 

4 Kinsie R .Akers b: November 01. 1879 in Cass Co, MO d: .May 13, 1945 in Spokane. WA 
.... -Charolette C. Reager b: September 24, 1887 in MO m: June 09. 1909 in Spokane Co. Spokane. W.A d: Lriknown in CA'i 

4 128] Thomas Jefferson .Akeis. Sr b: August 17. 1881 m Cass Co. .MO d: Julv 1 1. 1957 m Seaside. OR 
.... -Hamet E^er Sanders b: Unknown m '' m.- November 27. 1912 in Whitman Co. W.A d: Unknown in '' 

•2nd Wife of [281 Thomas Jefferson .Akers. Sr: 
.... -Mary Aldyth Owen b: June 23. 1897 m Peona, IL m: December 19. 1923 in Rosalia. W.A d: .Apnl 30. 1979 in Corvallis 
OR 

5 Lois Elaine Akers b: June 06. 1925 in Seattle. WA 

-George Robert Eifrig b: Januan 16, 1924 m Tacoma, WN m; May 30, 1952 m San Francisco, CA 

6 Robert Oven Eifrig b: .Apnl 13, 1954 in Palo Alto. C.A 

6 .Maitm Fredenck Eifrig b: .Apnl 25, 1956 m White Plams, .VY 

-Kathenne Stuart b: Unknown m '' m; August 22. 1988 m Paulsbo. W.A 

7 Mitchell Eifrig b: Sepurmber 12, 1990 

7 ,Vlexander Eifrig b: June 20. 1993 

6 Enc Thomas Eifrig b: June 18. 1959 m Sumatra, bidonesia 

5 Thomas Jefferson .Akers. Jr b: October 30. 1930 m Wenatchee. WA 

-^Rosemary Ester Poole b: Januarv 09. 1927 in Spokane. WA m; June 12, 1954 in Portland. OR 

6 Janet .Mary .Akeis b: 1955 m .Alton. IL d; 1955 in Edwanlsville, IL 



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6 Jana \bry .Aken b; 19?? m Alton. LL d: 19?? n EdwardsviUe. IL 

6 .■Mice Ann .Akcrs b: .April 22. 19?6 in .Altoa. IL 
_ -Emia Ward McWUliams b: .April XJ. 1956 m PiwWo. CXJ m; Au^ist 1«. 1979 m llouam. TX 

~ Zjithary Wcsum .McWillimis b: February 01. I9S5 m Huuacd. T\ 

.Ameiia Caherine .McWillums b: .Apnl 04. 1992 n Hauaco. TX 



6 Patncia Ellen Akers b: September 02. 19?S m Highland. IL 

+Nfidiael James Wisniowiecki b: Febniary 1 . 1 958 in Detroit MI m: Janii«rv28. 1989 in HouSon.TX 

_ 7 N'kJwlas Peter Wlanowwda b", March i)6, 1992 mCwoe. TX 

7 .Anna .Marie Wisniowjecfci b, Oaofaer 26. 1993 n Ccoroe, TX 

6 Thomas Jay Akers b: June 17. 1961 in Midland. 11, 

■* R-^A/MCC Babyf ) b: .AbL December 09. 1882 in Cass Countv. \»0 d: December 1887 in Cass County VR5 

'&ii W^ »t'f23) Robett Aiexander Aker^: 

_ -.\iary Jane Range k October 24. 1 S33 m Washiuglflo Co, TN m Odober r". 1891 m Colfax. \Hulmmi Ca WA d. Janiuuv 
: 1, 1 899 in Tekoa, Wliitman Co. WA ^ 

■♦ R'^\A'MJR Baby ir) b: AbL 1893 in Whitman Co. WA d: .Abt 1893 in Whitman Co. WA 

- ■< R^AANUR Baby :<?) b: Abt. 1896 m Wlaman C^. WA d: Alu. IS% n VHjaraan Gx WA 

*< {^J De^¥ey .Akeis b: .May 19. 1898 ai Tekoa. Whiman Co. W.A d; .August 14. 19?: m Sate Line; Del Norte Ccx C.A 

- — ^Gaievieve AJvo Barnes b; .Apnl 06. 1X99 m Gartield, Ulutman Co. WA m. Julv 0?. 1922 m Lisvistcn. ID d. Mav 28 

1930 in Kalispen. Flathead Co. VfT 
5 DA/Vwa C^rtdc?) b: N4ay 27. 193<) a Kafepel. Flafeead C«. VfT d; Mav 27. 193<) in KafepeL FUijead Co %<T 

*2Bd*"ife of {::3] Dewey -Akeis. 

- +Minna Stunz b: November 10. 1904 in Van Wydc. Boise Co. ID m: June 17. 1933 m Nan^ia. Ada Co. ID d; May 20, 

1986 in Upland, San Bernardino Co. C A 

— 5 RoaaU Lee Akers b; May 07. 1934 ii Tacotna. Pierce Co. WA 

- - ^UMred Lorraine Keaek b. July 12, 1937 in West Linn, COflckamas Co. OR m. June 28. \9i9 m Oregoa Ciy. 

Clackamas Co. OR 

5 Valerie Jean .Akers b; March 27. 1962 in Patrick AFB. Brevaixl Co. FL 

+t>fige( Peter Mort<m t>. May 17. 1963 m Harrog«e. N. Y»itkBtee. En^and at February 03. 1990 n 

io^iewood, Los Angeles Co. CA 

- 7 William Nigel Morton b: January 06. 1997 in Torrance. Los .Angeles Co. CA 

6 Cheryl Lyraie Akers b: February 28. 1965 in Patrick .AFB. Brevard Co. FT, 

- — +i3se N<aria Ranis b: SejXetnber 12, 1964 m EI Casey (aear SatSiagot, Cuba hl .Wy 25. 19S7 ii b^ewo.>l, 

Los Angeles Ca CA 

7 Lorenzo Morgan Rams b; July 02. 1992 in Torrance. Los Anggles Co. CA 

7 Hannah Ruth Rams b: February 09. 1997 in Torrance. Los Angeles Co. CA 

5 Vaawt a Eiaae Akers b; Nfercb 25. 193J! m B<ii»en Ferry. BouBdary Co. Id 

^Leslie Clarence Pulkn h. .May 06. 193? m Portland. .Muitnomafa Ca OR m. .\Wcii 24. 19.?6 m a-oukm^ Curry 

Co. OR 

6 Margaret Claiie Pullen b: September 12. 1958 in Eugene. Lane Co. OR 

+Daneil AUen Ntocier b; February 01, 195S a Lebaoom {jbb. Co. OR at A»e 14. 1978 m Lebanoa, Lnn 

Co, OR 

_ _ 7 Midiele Renee Mercier b: June 28. 1984 in Albany. Linn Co. OR 

7 Rachel Elaine Mercier b: January 28. 1988 in .Albany. Linn Co. OR 

7 AtvBsa Pai^ Mercier b", Aity 16. 1996 «t Sa4eat, \feri<TH Co. OR 

6 Janice fiiaine Pulfcn b: October OS. 1967 n Portland, .Miillnnmih Co, OR 

+Dale Lee Vogt b. August 16. 1967 m Circleville. OH m: December 27. 19X8 m Vancouver. Clair Co. W.A 



5 Hugh AUen .Akers b: .August 07. 1945 in McNfinnville. Yamhill Co. OR 

_ +Rebeoca Geoe Fuzzard b; May 18, 1943 n Lake Nfilk. M vol Ame 15. 1968 m OtaiBoitd Bar. Los Aa^les C«). 

CA 

...- 6 Gwyn Elizabeth Akeis b: July 07. 1971 in Oakland, CA 

*Ramon Guadalupe Romos b: .Abt. 1970 in TX m; June 1 5. 1996 in Beaumont. T7s 

6 Bnaa Neal Akers b: February 28. 1975 m New V»irk. N\' 

•3rd Wiie ol"{23] Robert .Alexan<ier Akers. 

.. +Maria Catherine Smith b; October 17. 1866 in Johnson City, Washington Co. TN m: Januarv 24. 1900 m Johnson City, 
Waditngton Co. TN d: October 12. 1934 m aaikaon. WA 

4 Eari Soab Akers b: N«>venjber 03. 190<) wl Tekoa. WA <t. April 23. 1980 n .Spokane. WA 

<Tara Celia Geib b; .March 14. 1901 m Wilber. W.A m. 1926 m Wilber. W.A? d. .\Jnrd> 06. 1986 m Spokane; W.A 

„ 4 (30) Rolland Arthur Akers b: March 05. 1902 m Tekoa. WA d; Apnl 18. 1970 in Deer Paik . WA 

^Vrvian .fervis b: Unknown in ' m: February 17. 1925 in Spokane Co. WA d: Unknown in '' 

'iBd \life ot'f3<)i Rodand Ai*«r Akers: 

Ora -Mae Jacki k Sqjtember 13. 1 907 m Cnfford. ID m. June 27. 1931 ai Claiksco. WA 
4 Nellie .Viae .Akeis b: February 23. 1904 m Tekoa. WA d: .Mardi 16. 1986 m Spokane. WA 

... +Edwin William Hovig b: December 05. 1908 in Portland. OR m: August 13. 1930 in Walla Walla. WA d: February 17. 
1998 Bi Lawota Cay. OR 

? (321 Lawrence James Hovig b: November 27. 1931 in Prosscr. W.A 

^-Btsinie Margantt Brown b:.October 04. 1936 m Eureka. KS m; May 26. 1956 in Millwood. WA 

6 piJMelodvRae Hovig b: May 27. 1957inColmnbus. MT 

+OavKi ,s»*eae b: Ally 1 5. 1955 o WatlieW. KS m: Deoetflber 09. 1977 

7 Aiahonv David -Andreae h; -November 12. 1977 m Denver. CO 

7 Lome Dean Andreae b: January 15. 1979 in Pueblo. CO 



»2nd Husband of pi ) Melody Rae Hovig: 

^Forrest Carter b; .ftily IS, 1958 si .Marietta. GA nt September 02. 1990 m Kja^um. MA 



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7 Meilissa Rae Carter b: S<!ptember 01. 1991 in Ue\mouth, MA 

7 Trev Forrest Carter b: .April H. 1993 in Beaufori SC 

6 Kimberlv Kav Hovig b: Juty 04. 1958 m Cotenbus, MX 

-<iary DcBcaulicu b; Octcicr 19, 1951 m Providence. RJ m; .April 17, I9S2 m Warwick, Rl 

7 Janeile DeBeaniieu b: Nlardi ::9. 1987 in Provjdaice, Ri 

7 Zadiary- DeBeaulieu b: January 13, 1989 m Providenoe, Rl 

6 KaiTv James Hovig b: .April 04. 1960 in Lrvmeston. VfT 
... -^fedEsa Nfcnldock. b. Msrch 07. 1959 m Aberdeen. WA w: imuary 17. 1982 m Ta»xJiBa. *'A 

7 Kri^ina Nicole Hovig b; January 01, 1984 in Tacuma, WA 

_ 7 Jesse James Hovig b: March 17, 1986 in Tacoraa, WA 



.... *2nd Wife of p2] Lawrence James Hovig: 

^Sasffli Vandert^ b; 1930 si ? a: Abt, 1976 ai MA 

'Ird Wife of [3xJ Lawrence James Hovig: 

-Rosalie Claire Teresa Spilz b: 1928 in NT m; 1988 m .MA 

.... 5 Dallas Eaeenc Hovig b: September 05. 1933 in Spokane. WA 

+Mai>me"jem Wolf b; November 02. 193« m Couer d'Aieoe. H) m; Au^Kt 15. 1959 m Spokme. WA 

6 Raelwi Marie Hovig b; December 15. 1960 in St Louis, .MO 

-Gregory Wolgaraitt b: May 15, 1961 m Seattle, WA m; August 18. 1985 in ?Lakfi Oswego. OR 

6 Dana Scott Hovig b: October 22. 1962 in Spokane. WA 

6 Mart. Aim Hovig b: Jihk 25. 1964 m T<HraK», CA 

J<4n Wesley .Akets b; Jime 13, 1905 m Tekoa. W.A d; January 25, 1990 m Spokane. W.A 

-Clara .Agnes Ridiardson b: September 06, 1908 m Cottonwood, ID m: .April 03, 1930 in Whitman Co, WA d: October 

05. 1993 in Oarkston. W.A 

imKS Akxander Afcets b; Apni2l. 1910 mXefcoa, WA d. Decenri)er04. 1966 m Newport, WA 

-.NeUoie Omstme White k Se?<einber 19, 1910 m Spui Lake, ID m; 1932 m Pullman, WA d; October 2Ss 1975 m 

Newport. WA 

5 Gary Smith .Akers b: 1935 in Newport WA 

_. +Bett> b: 1935 ai Newp<irt, WA tni 1955 hi Newport, WA 

6 Pamela Akeis b: 1957 in Pullman, \iA? 

-? Taylor b: InknowTi in .' m: L!nknown in ? 

6 Perry Smith .Akets b: November 13. 1959 in Colville, WA d: NovemberOS, 1994 in Chcweiah, WA 

J-Deborah b: Unknown m ? au Unknown m ? 

7 .Alissa Akers b: Abt. 1980 

6 Patricia .Akers b: 1966 in Coulee Dam. WA? 

-■' Slevensim b: Liiknown m ' m: Unknown in ? 



5 Ann De« Akers b: 195 1 m Newport, WA 

__ 'Phillip Brown b: Unknown m Worley. ID m: .AbL 1973 in San Diego, CA 
6 Kevm Brown b: 1975 in San Diego, CA 



; Rhodes .Akers b: .AbL 1815 in Floyd Co. KY d: Unknown in ? 

^Mary JacfcsoQ b; t.Wowwn m ? nu February 11, 1841 m ? d; (jifciiowti m ? 
: Cloibuume .Akeis b. AbL 1 81 7 m Floyd Co, KY d; 1 864 m Grand Saline, Van ZanI Co. TX 

+.Mar\ Naomi Parsons b; August 06, 1820 in Cooper Co, MO m; September 25, 1842 in Harrisonville, Van Btiren(now Cass) Co. MO 

d: June 18. 1915 inPoteetTX 

, 3 James H. Akers b. 1843 d: 1865 ai Waoo. TX 

3 John Henry Akers h.- July 18. 1845 m > d. Unknown in ? 

-.Martha Ann Bryant b: L'nknown in '' m: .Abt. 1869 in TX d; LWoiown in ? 

3 Mary Aim .Akeis b: 1 848 in "^ d: Unknown in ' 

-Thomas Turner b: Unki>own m ? m; Unknown m ' d; llnknown m ? 

3 Hugh Parsons Akers b: January 15, 1850 m TX d: Unknown in "! 

3 Rhodes .Aken b: January 15. 1850 d: 1865 in Waco. TX 

1 Nancy EMzaknHh Akars b: Jaouarv08. 1856 

3 DavTs Ijrkm Akers b: December 23, 1858 

. J Ncnie .Maulda .Akers b: 1 859 

3 Sarah Ellen Akers b: Oaober02, 1860 

3 Martha Frances Evelyn Akers b: I>wembcr02, 1863 

: Akers Child 4 b. AbL 1820 m Floyd Co. KY d; l^ikiwwn n ? 
: .Mufaulda .Akers h. 1 823 m Floyd Co, KY d: Unknown m ? 

-Bamett Dudley b: Unknovm m ^ m: December 24. 1843 in ':' d: Lhiknown m ? 
! Akcr^ Child 6 b- Abt. 1825 in Floyd Co. KY d: Unknown in ? 
; Akers Child 7 b: AbL 1827 m Floyd Co. kY d; (.Wcnowu ai .' 
: .Akers CTuM 8 b .AhL 1829 m Ftoyd Ca KY d; Unknown m ' 
: Ufkm M' Akers b: Apnl 09. 1831 m Floyd Co, KY d; June 22. 1922 m Bonham, Parker Co. TX 

-Man. .Ann Elkins br Abt. Olobcr 1835 in Floyd Co. KY m: December 04. 1857 in Van Burwi Co. MO d: August 31. 1904 in 

Bonham. Paricer Co. TX 

3 SokDKM .Akers b Fehruarv- 14. 1859 in Casa Couiay, .MO d. Januarv 17, 1936 m Denistn. TX 

-Mary Aim Johnson b: I nknown m ' m: November 1 1. 1878 m '' d: Unknown in ? 

3 Matilda .Akers b: May 25. 1861 in Cass County. MO d: 1925 in Firano. CA 

-Cummodore McClanahan b. Unknown m 7 m: 1886 m ■* d: Unknown m .' 

3 Steven Akeis b: June 14. 1863 m Cass County. .VfO d: .Vlardi 29. 1935 in ^ 

*\iartha Isabelle Guiles b: March 31. 1870 m Parker County. TX m: .AbL 1888 in '' d: Unknown m ? 

— 3 Uricm W Akars. Jr b: Noveinbar 22, 1865 n TX? d: Oaober 12, 1890 m Parker Couaiy. TX 

— 3 Juii« Florence Aken b: .Apni 05, 1871 m Parker County, TX d: Unknown in .' 



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-Dock Wiley Barger b: Mardi i:. 1«61 m :" m: N'overaber 15. 1S8X m " d: December 05. 1934 si ■" 

3 Mima Jane .AkCTS b: May 03. 1S73 m Booham. Paiker County. TX i Mav :4. 1956 m "■ 

-Jor<lan .VI. ajaw b: .Au^ia 07, 1X73 m P«ic« Cotmc,-. TX m: Novonbtir 16. 1*93 n '^ <t Jibm 19. 1937 ii ? 

3 Robot Akexs b: AbL IS75 m Parker Cotmly. TX d AbL IS75 n Pari:^ Counly, TX 

3 Lstty .Akers b: .August 07. 1 879 m Parker County. TX i .Augua 01. 1899 m TX? 

2 Sylvester Aksts b: December 06, 1 83: m Floyd Co. KY d: October 20. 1 9 1 2 m Independaice. .VIO 

^Mehina .\ Parsons br July 30. 1836 in Fnreman. Cass Co. MO m; April 15. 1852 m Caas Co. .MO d: Februarv21. 1906 in Buckner. 

.facfcam CO, \«) 

3 Solomon .Akers b; Bcf. 1856 m Jackson CO, MO d: Abt 185* in Jackson CO, MO 

— 3 Elizabeth J. .Akers b: March 06, 1856 in Jackson CO, MO d; AbL 1856 in Jackson CO. MO 

3 Mary Belle Akers b: Oaober 11. 1858 in Jackson CO. MO d; June 10. 1914 in Budcner. Jackson CD. MO 

*H. KiiyoH b; tWaiown m ' m: Unknown m ' d; (.Wcoown m ? 

_ 3 Josqi Henrs' Akers b. December IZ 1S59 m Jackson CO MO d. July 2a 1940 m Inde^wndeact -MO 

*Mary Ellen Hindle b: June 03. lS70inDuck Ttnvn. TN m; -AbL 1 888 m Jackson CO. .MO ± June 10. 1922 m JnJepeoilenca. 

MO 

4 James Franklin Akers b: April 02. 1S89 in Jackson CO. MO d; March 1956 in Independence. MO 

-^HemiBW Gertrude Leibold b: Unknown m Helena. MT m: Liiknown n ? d: 195" « bWcpendcncc, MO 

5 Robert Akers b: tj»kn«a*n 

4 William Fredrick .Akers b: July 28, 1890 m Jackson CO, MO d: Januan,' 12, 1978 m Independence, MO 

+lrene Edwards b: November 15, 1889 m MO m: Unknown ai MCT d: .Aft. 1973 m Gardena. C.A 

5 [35] Joseph William .Akas b: March 22. 1913 m Jackson CO. .V«3 ± 1973 in Los Angate. CA 

■*"(34] himiHa Bushardl b: UnknuvHi at JmlrprTOlrmT, MO d Unknown m ? 

5 [33] LTa-V Corme .Akers b: July 27. 1915 in Jadtsoo CO. .MO 

*FrBd Olds b: Unknown m CA m. 1960 in CA 

_ *2nd Husband of p3] Lla-V Corine .Akers: 

-i-TBD Lunorford b: Ikikaovm hi ? m: Llnknown in ? 

_ 6 Clifford Lunceford b: Unknown 

6 James Luncelbrd b: Utiknown 

..._ _ _ _ 5 Luolte Benace Ak«s b; January 06. 1918 in JadcsonCO. \Kt 

4 Kathryn Fketa .Akers b: Jamiarv 27, 1894 m Jackson CO, MO d rirrrmhn- 25, 1948 in fresio, CA 

-Carl .Mannmg b; L'nknovm m ? m; Inknown m ? ± I'nknown in ? 

4 Ernest Hu^ Akers b; Apnl 06. 1897 in Jackson CO. MO d AbL 1990 m MO 

+Laia Cox b: August 17. 1897 in Independence. MO m: Utiknown in '' d: 1991 in MO 

5 ttaaset Vemon Akers b: Jawary 17. I9l7a tadepeodeace, MO &. May 1993 si MO 

+£rnia Ue b: tAifcnown m MO? m; Uiknowi m MO? d: AbC 19S7 in MO 

6 Cindy .Akers b; U-nknown 

5 Youvona .Akers b: March 19. 1919 in Adrain. \fD d: Abt. 1985 in MO 

„... -^Cecil Aiexaaider b: t.iiknown m NO? m; Uakaown m MO? d: Uskaowa ia Lac's SuraoHL \4(J 

6 Sharron .Akxaider b: Unknown 

._ _ 6 Nancy Alexander b: Lnknown 

5 Ella Mae .Akers b: November 29. 1920 in .Adrain. ,VfO 

_ _ -Robert JohRSon h: LW(nown in .MO' m; U^nknown in MO? 

6 Kenneth Johnson b; Unknown 

6 Patricia Johnson b: Uriknown 

_. 5 JoiHma .Aka^ b: Deoembdr 26. 1926 m .Moot Ida. KS 

+Eutiss Burnett b: LWowwq m ? m: tjijfcnowti m ? 

4 Joseph Harold .Akers b: February 16, 1902 m Jackson CO, MO d: Unknown in MO" 

*Eula Lee Roberts b: October 10. 1899 in Windsor MO m: Unknown m "> d: Bef. 1980 in MO 

..„ 5 Don Loe Akas b: March 02. 1927 m Sprm^ieW. MO 

^Bctty Jane Pawic b; Unknown m SprmgftWd MO m; Unknawn in ? 

„ 6 Carol Lynn Akers b: .May 24. 1952 

6 Scott Carhon .Akers b: July 12. 1955 

6 Mark Randal .Akers b: .August 25. 1959 

„ 5 Arae Mane Aker^ b. Febtuan.' 03, 1929 m r^chwio. KS ± Nowefrtwr 12. 1942 n Sprm^fct \«) 

3 Williams, .Akers b: March 10, 1862 ai .MO d December 26, 1884 n Buckner, MO 

3 Vestma .Akers b: January 09. 1864 m MO d: Oaober 19. 1875 m Buckner. Jackstm CO. .MO 

2 Henrv .Akers b: Julv 30. 1836 in Floyd Co. KY d: February 1918 in Independence. SK) 

-Ehiobeth Jatie Vfiiler b: Uiknown ii MO? m; Apnl 05. I860 m .MO? d; LWowwn m near feidepeodeoce. .MO 

_ 3 James Akas b. October 1 1, 1860 m -MO? d .Niovember 27. 1939 m near Indeptaidence, .MO 

-Louella .MiUer-Cross b: Augua 31. 1866 m MO? m; Unknown m MO' d .Apnl 01. 1951 in near Independence. .MO 

4 Delia Lee .Akers b: January 1887 in .MO? d: .August 24. 1978 in near Independence. MO 

4 Curt W. .Akfits b: IX«« ai MO' d; 1964 moear tadepaideaoe. MO 

4 .Arthur .Akers b. .Augisl 05, 1892 in .MO? 4 Januars' li 1 894 m near IndapendenoeL .MO 

3 Henry Akers, Jr b: I'nknown in .MO? d: I'nknown in Independenoj, .MO 

4 Veria .Akers b: Unknown in MO"" d: Unknown in near Independence. \fl5 

.„ i-Hany Busfaanit b: Liifcnown m ' nu Unknown m .W)? d: l.Wcnown ainear &»«Jepeo>ieiKK. MO 

} [34] Juanka Bushardl b: Unknown aj Independence:, .MO d Unknovai m ' 
..!I"..!.r."..y..."..".....r.!l..'. ^[35] Joseph William Akers b. .March 22, 1913 ki Jackson CO, .MO d 1973 in Los Anggles, CA 

4 Albert Akers b: Unknown 

•■Jad U'ife .if [36] Sotemon Akers, Jr. 

.. -Susan W. .McCraw k 1 797 m VA m: -Mav 09, 1 847 in Jackson Co, .MO 4 Unknown m .MO? 



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CONCLUSIONS 

This chapter will be brief, I believe, as the number of things left to say or summanze are 
few. I do want to recap the work still yet to be done and the gaps that exist in our 
database It is always useful to list the missing things, the things that dont quite figure out 
cleaniv and the "stones left unturned". Perhaps the listing of these "yet to be discovered 
bits of information" will keep us (me) looking. 

Most of ail I hope that this accounting of our family has not just been dates and places, 
and we can begin to feel just a bit of the experience that our ancestors have been through. 
Of course to make this as accurate and complete as possible I would have to reproduce all 
of the references and history of all of the places and times that our ancestral generations 
have seen. This is not possible, but perhaps some of us have or will be encouraged or 
curious enough to do just that, that is dig into the history and times of our ancestors on 
our own. In any case some of us will still keep looking for those "bits of missing data" 
and with some certainty we will find some of them, likewise some of them will be lost for 
all time. As we find them they will hopefully be recorded and shared. 

Now, what are we missing'' For starters, and I won't list them all, we have all the 
notations in the data boxes of our ancestor's charts that say "L^NKNOWN" or "'^" These 
are many and distributed over much of the length and breadth of our recorded history 
Also, we have many estimated dates and places or inexact ones at least. All of these need 
to be kept in mind and replaced with better data if at all possible. 

The things that are the most curious (to me at least) are the more recent things and events 
that datawise have slipped away for potentially any of many reasons, e.g.: the court house 
burned down (Civil War or other), the traveling minister never recorded the marriage in 
the county records, the state doesn't record that piece of data until the year I9XX, a 
proper head stone was never ereaed in the cemetery, the port of embarkation did not 
record data on the origin of immigrants, people have changed (or it was change via 
phonetics because they were illiterate) their name fi-om the original to the point that the 
original has been lost, they owned no property and left no wills, and the classic of all: the 
wife's maiden name never shows up anywhere! I'm sure we have many of these examples 
and many others scattered throughout our ancestry Keep looking! 

More specifically and more close to home and time are the following, listed in reverse 
chronological order: 

a Where was (where did he reside) my father between 1910 and 1912/3, and 
1920 and 1930'' 

b Were there any children bom (still or alive) my father's first marriage? 

c Were there any children bom (still or alive) to Mary Jane before my father*^ 

d. Where did Mary Jane (Range) Akers die and what was the cause? 

e Where did Mary Jane Range reside after she reached adulthood in 1 874 (she is 
home in TN 1 870, but missing fi-om the census [as found] in 1 880)'^ 



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f. What was Mary Jane Range doing in Whitman Co, WA in Oa 1 89 1 when she 
married Robert Akers'' 

g. Who was the mother of Nan Hail';' (and who were iier descendants'') 
h. Where is James iMarion Akers buried'^ 

i. What is the history of the Lewis and Brewer families'' 

j. When did Solomon Akers, Jr. actually die and where is his grave'' 

k. What happened to Solomon Jr.'s wife, Matilda (Mead) in Cass/ Jackson Co, 

MO, when, how, and where did she die, and where is she buried'' 

1. When and where in Floyd Co, KY did Solomon, Sr. die and was buned'' 
m. Who were Matilda Mead's ancestors (the Robert Mead family or others'^)'' 
n. What was Solomon Akers, Sr.'s wife's name (including maiden name, a 

Lorton''), when, how, and where did she die, and where is she buried'* 

At the sixth and seventh generation from myself I think the questions begin to become 
more and more difficult and uncertain, so I won't go any fiirther. However the missing 
data is just as valid a quest! 

So, we have this wonderfully wide and deep family of basically English-German origin, 
with roots all the way back to almost the earliest Colonial time of 1 640 or so in Amenca. 
We have a wide spectrum of religions from Baptist, to Presbyterian, to Quaker, to 
Dunkard, to Mennonite'', to if you want to believe it: "Burned at the Stake', as a 
Protestant", Anne Askew, in 1546, although I can't say that religion was an apparent 
documented major force (with the exceptions of the Quakers, who would not take an oath 
because of their religion) with these people. We have many people and places to find' 
We can all help, if you want to, do so! 

It looks like a really tough, down on the farm, family Dirt (earth-soil) seems to be the 
common denominator We have a few intellectuals, a few scholars, and a few tradesmen. 
Very-very basic people We have a few desperadoes, gun slingers, and shady (some 
bearers of illegitimate babies) characters. Oh well, this makes it interesting and smce we 
can't change it, why worry'' I hope you have enjoyed the story 



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APPENDIX 
(In the order referenced in or applying to the text) 

1 . Ancestors of MatDda Mead(e). wife of Solomon Akers, Jr. 

2 Famfly Group Record for the Robert Mead(e) - Hannah (Rhodes) family 

3. .Ancestors of Sarah Howell, wife of Jonathan Wesley Akers. 

4 Family Group Record for the Thomas Howell - Elizabeth (Mead) family. 

5. Article on Jonathan Wesley .Akers from "Old Floyd Co., KY Families", wmter 1998 

6 Ancestors of Malinda Cathenne Charles, first wife of Robert .Alexander Akers. 

7. Family Group Record for the Frederick Charles - .MaDnda Ellen (McCoy) family 

8 Article from "The East Xentuckian" on the .Akers Family, by Lulu .Mae Keathly, ca 
1975. 

9 Letter from Earl Akers to Gary D Akers, 3 1 January 1979 

10 Lease Document for Robert .Akers' 160 acres in the Washington Territory, 20 Mar 
1889 

11 Probate Documents for the estate of Sarah (Howell) Akers (Aug 1889-Feb 1893). 

12 Ancestors of. Mary Jane Range, second wife ofRobert .Alexander Akers. 

13 Family Group Record for the George Humphreys Range- Susannah (KJepper) family 

14 Pages from the George H Range-Susannah (Klepper) family bible 

15 Ancestors oflssac Range, paternal grandfather of Mary Jane Range. 

16 Ancestors ofEIizabeth Humphreys, paternal grandmother of Mary Jane Range 

17 .Ancestors ofLouvisa IsbeR, maternal grandmother ofEIizabeth Humphreys. 

18 Ancestors of Catherine Bowman, maternal grandmother of. Mary Jane Range. 

19 Ancestors of Catherine Wine, maternal grandmother of Cathenne Bowman 

20 Deed selTing Robert's share of his mother's land in Cass County, MO, 28 Sept 1895 

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21. Deed attesting to Robert's ownership of his Whitman County, WA land, 1 June 1896, 

22. Photo of George Range's (Mary Jane's youngest brother) home m Rosalia,W.\,cal915. 

23. Plat map of 1910 showing the locations of George Range and M.M. Poole properties 
in Whitman Co, WA near Robert AJcers' land 

24. Ancestors of Mana Cathenne Smith, third wife of Robert Alexander .AJcers 

25. Family Group Record for the WilTiam H.M. Smith-ETiza (Klepper) family. 

26. Family Group Record for the Wm Smith-Nancy (Range) family. 

27 Photo of the William HM Smith family in Washington Co, TN, ca 1896. 

28 Photos of the Wm Smith children. 

29. Last Win and Testament of Robert A. Akers( Acres), 6 August 1921. 

30. Death Certificate for Robert A. Akers, 26 June 1923. 

31. Inventory of the Estate of Robert A. Akers, 5 November 1923. 

32. Settlement of the Estate of Robert A. Akers, 9 August 1930. 

33 Deeds returning Robert's 160 acres of WTiitman County, WA land to the mortgage 
holder, 20 August 1931. 

34. Death Certificate for Maria Cathenne "Cassie" (Smith-Cloyd) Akers. 

35 Article on "The Interesting Connections among the .Akers Families of Whitman Co, 
WA and the Range, Pitts, and Smith Families of Washington Co, TN", by Ronald L 
Akers, October 1997 



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Ancestors of Matilda Mead 



b; I62S m Essex, England 

m: 168 1 HI England 

it .^Vpni 03. 1713 ai CXwseyes. Barkmg, £saei 

Engird 



III N .thanial Meade 

b: AbL 1683 m Bsscx. CugUiirf 

tn: AW, 1<)95 ai L.)nd«xi. England 

d: Apfil 1760 m Newport Martii, Lcmdoii, 

England 



John Meade 

b: 1703 m Cecil Co, MD 

m: March 02. lT7?/26 in Cecil Co. MD 

d: Bet: August 19. 1754 ai Bedford Co, VA 



SxTvn F efi 

b: 1644 in L^ncasthtre. EngUnd 

d: .ftjne 09, 1714 in Gtxjseyes. Barking Essex. 

England 



Robert .Meade 

b: AhL 1748 m Bedford Co. VA 

m: December 30. 1769 m Bedford Co. VA 

d; JjBuarv 1S:5 n Harold. Flovd Co, KY 



Hldiard AbrahaU 

b: Abt 1634 in Herefordshire, England? 
mi.MiL 1660 in MI?? 
d; {.ioknoum m .^^? 



Rkfaard AbreiUAbriU/Abraiiall) 

b; .Abt 1679 in MD? 
m: AbL 1700 in MD? 
d; .Aft. April 13, 1742 in VA? 



Mary AbrrD 

br AbL l"^? m Bucks Co, PA 
d: .Ah«_ 17?X in Loodoun Co, VA 



\wulua .Mead 

b JuK 02, 1 793 in Bedford Co, VA 
m: Februarv:?. 18i: in Floyd Co. KY 
d .Abt 1 S46 m Cass Co. Ma> 



Elizalteth 

b: Abt 1675 in MD? 
d: Unknown in VA? 



Moses Rhodes 

b: .Abt IT24 m Chester Co. P.A 

m: Abt Aiif^ 30, 1747 si Fanfax Co. VA 

d: November 13. 1769 in Leesbur^ Loudoun 

a>, VA 



Ilamiali Klmdes 

b. 1750 n Loudoun Co. VA 

d: Alt Julv 1X20 m Rovd Co. KV 



llJ.Natiianiai Meade 

b: .Abt. 1683 m Essex. England 

m; ^iJL. 1695 in Lajhouil Engnnd 

d: April 1760 ki Newport Market, London. 

Engbud 



Winiani Meade 

b: Abt 1704 m Essex. England 

m; 1729 m Lower .Vlakefield Twp, Budis Co. 

PA 

d: .Aft. August 09. 17S4 in Leesburg, Loudoun 

Co, VA 



.Mary Meade 

b Abt 1 730 m Lower Makefield TWP. Buckj 

Co. PA 

d: Abt 1800 m Loudoun Co. VA 



Tfaonuu WorraU 

b: January 21. 1682/H3 in Oilor. 

V^eavet4iaiB,C%et^se. Ea^aad 

m: .Abt 1705 in Lower Makefield TWP, Bucks 

Co, PA 

d: Bef January 1731/32 m Bucks Co, PA 



eUeBWwnd 

b; Abt 1 708 m Lower Maketield Twp, Bucks 

Co, PA 

d: April 10, 1787 in Leesburg. Loudoun Co. VA 



|L 



KHen Mary (7) 

b: .Abt 1685 m Cheshire. England? 

d: Bef January 29. 1739/40 in Bucks Co. PA 



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Husband: Robert Meade 



Born. Ala. 1748 
Mamed December 30. 1769 
Died January 1825 
Father. John Meade 
iMother: Mary Ahrell 

Other Spoases: Miss (Hannah?') Pnce 



in. Bedford Co. \'.A 
m. Bedford Co, VA 
in: Harold. Floyd Co. KY 



Wife: 



Hansah Rhodes 



Bom 



1750 



Died: Aft. Julv 1820 



Father 
Mother 



Moses Rhotks 
Mary Meade 
Other Soouses: 



in: I.oiidonn Co. V.A 
in: Rovd Co. KY 





CHILDREN 


1 


Name: 


Samuel Meade, Sr 










Bom: 


1769 


in; 


Bedford Co, VA 




M 


Married: 


1789 


in; 


Bedford Co. VA 






Died: 


1828 


in: 


Flovd Co, KY 






Spouse: 


Catherine (Katy) Goocflsread 








2 


Name: 


John Meade 










Bom: 


October 12, 1770 


in; 


Bedford Co, VA 




M 


Married; 




in: 








Died: 


Unknown 


in: 


? 






Spouse: 










3 


Name: 


Benjamin Me-Tde 










Bom: March 14. 1772 


in: 


Bedford Co. VA 




M 


Mamed: 


December 29, 17% 


in: 


Bedford Co, VA 






Died: 


1821 


in: 


Greenup Co, KY 






Spouse; 


Elizabeth Brown 








4 


Name: 


Rheubm Meade 










Bom; 


Februars' 17, 1774 


m; 


Be<&Kd Co. VA 




M 


Married: 




in: 








Died; 


Unknown 


in; 


? 






Spouse; 










5 


Name; 


William Meade 










Bom; 


.Abt, 1775 


m; 


Bedford Co. VA 




M 


Mamed: 


December 25. 1832 


m: 


■> 






Died: 


Unknown 


m; 


7 






Spouse: 


Dnrcilla Marshal! 








6 


Name 


Robert Meade, Jr 










Bora; 


December 06. 1775 


in; 


Bedford Co, VA 




M 


Mamed: 




in; 








Died: 


Unknown 


m; 


>> 






Spouse: 










7 


Name; 


Ahagail Meade 










Bom; 


March 21. 1778 


in: 


Bedford Co. VA 




F 


Mamed; 




in: 








Died; 


Unknown 


m: 


9 






Spouse; 











1 1 



s 


Nanje: Rhodes N4eade 






Bom Fefaruarv 28, 1780 


m; BoMbid Co. VA 


M 


Warned; Noven*ber 17. l«0<) 


in; Bedford Co, VA 


Died; Se^Sembex 15, 1843 


m; Washington Co, 






IN 




Spouse; Pnsaila Newlon 




9 


Name Nancv Meade 






Born; .^pni 22. 1782 


in: Bedford Co, VA 


F 


Mamcd; 


in; 




Died; Unknown 


in; ? 




Spouse 




10 


Name. Ed>' Meade 


in R^v+fnrH Cn VA 





Bom 


October 02, 1784 


in; 


Bedford Co, VA 


T 


Married 


Januarv- 15. 1801 


in; 


Bedford Co. VA 




Died 


Unknown 


in: 


1 




Spouse 


Chnstopher Toller 






11 


Name 


Moses Meade 








Bora 


February 27. 1787 


in: 


Bedford Co, VA 


M 


Mamed 


October 04. 1810 


in; 


Bedford Co. VA 




Died 


1864 


in; 


Flovd Co. KY 




Spouse 


Marv- Polh' Hackworth 






12 


Name 


Ell Mead.? 








Bom 


November 30, 1788 


m; 


Bedford Co. VA 


M 


Mamed 


Nov'emberO?. 18 U 


m; 


Floyd Co. KY 




Died 


Unknown 


in: 







Spouse 


Pnsalla .'^kers 






13 


Name 


Kitia bAeade 








Bom 


1791 


in; 


Bedford Co. VA 


F 


Mamed 


.Mav 19, 1812 


in; 


FkjvdCo. KY 




Died 


.Abt. 1830 


in; 


Flovd Co, KY 




Spouse 


Jonathan Akers 






14 


Name 


Matilda Mead 








Bora 


Julv 02. 1793 


in; 


Bedford Co. VA 


F 


Mamed 


February 27. 1812 


in; 


Royd Co, KY 




Died 


Ma 1846 


in; 


Cass Co. MO? 




Sponse 


Solomon .*ikcrs, h 






15 


Name 


Ritter Meade 








Bora 


November 25. 1795 


in; 


Bedford Co, VA 


M 


Mamed 




in: 






Died 


Unknown 


in; 


7 




Spouse 








16 


Name 

Bom 

Mamcd 

Died 

Spouse 




in; 
in; 
in: 




17 


Name 

Rom 

Mamed 

Died. 

Spouse 




m; 

m; 
m 





119 













Ancestors of Sarah Howell 












DavW Hnwefl 

b: .AbL 1750 in Va:" 

m: 1771 m Bedford Coraitv, VA 

d; -Mav 1 823 in Bedford Ca VA 




Thomas Howefl 

b: AbL 1792 m Bedford Co, VA 
m:FcbruaTvil. 1812 m Bedford Co. VA 
d; July OX ] 884 in Floyd Co. KY 














1 


Grifilth Dickinmn. Sr 

b: AbL 1725 mV A? 

in: AbL 1750 m Botetowt Co. VA? 

d; .^ 1785 m Boleloun Co. VA? 


















Rebecca Dickson (Dickerson) 

b: Abt. 175-4 m Bedford Co. VA 
d: Lriknown m V.A 












NathanUl Mcadc 

b. AbL 1683 m Fjisex. England 

m. .AbL 1695 m London, Fn eland 

d: .Aprfl 1~60 in Newport MarkeL LondotL 

Eagland 
























Sarah Hnwi 


T 1/; IXIS in 


noyd Co. KY 
xisburg, Floyd Co, 

an.CsssCo, MO 






John .Meade 

b: 1703inCealCo. MD 

m: Marx* 02. 1725/26 in Cecil Co. MD 

d-. Bet August 19. 1754 m. BedJiirdCo. VA 






m: June 07. 1837 m Prest 

KY 

tl; July 22, 1889iBFreem 






1 








L 






















Robert Meade 

b; AbL 1 748 m Bedford Co, VA 
m; MsL 1 793 in Bedford Co. V.A 
d: January 1 825 m Harold, Floyd Co. KY 




iticfaard AbrtfiiAbrA/.Xbrahafl) 

br.AbL 1679 01 .MET 
m: .AbL 1700 m \{Cn 
i:.\SL .April 13. n42 in V.A'" 








2 
















Mait Aorcu 

b: AbL 1705 m Bucks Ca PA 
d- AhL 17';8 m l>oudoun Cn VA 












II 


Elizabeth Price-Meade 

b. AbL 1793 m Be<«brdCo?. VA 
i May 29, 1 856 ai Floyd Co, KY 
















FJizabeth 

b. AbL 16^5 m .UD" 
± Unknown m V.\.' 














7 


Miss (Hannah?) Price 

b: .Abt. 17^0 m V.A 
d: L^known m ' 




















__ 













1.20 



Husband: Thomas HoweH 



Born Abt 1792 
MamecL February- 11. 1812 
Died; Juh 02. 1884 
Father; DavKlHo%veU 
Mother; Rebecca Dickson (Didcerson) 
Other Spouse: 



in; Bedford Ca V.^ 
in. Bedford Co. VA 
m: Flovd Co. KY 



Wife: Ehzabetb Price-Meade 



Bom; .Ats. 1793 
Died; May 29, 1856 
Father; Robert N-ieade 
Mother; .\1jss (Hannah'') Pnce 
Other Spouses; 



in; Bedford Co?. VA 
in; Flovd Co. KY 



i CHELDRE.N 



1 


Name; 


David Howell. Jr. 








Bom 


Aix. 1813 


in; 


Bedford Co. VA 


M 


Mamed; 


.August 13. 1836 


in; 


Flovd Co. KY 




Died; 


.JOn. 1886 


in: 


Hovd Co. KY 




Spouse 


Man. .•sjley 






2 


Name 


Sarah Howell 








Bom 


September 16. 1815 


in: 


Flovd Co. KY 


F 


Mamed; 


June 07. 1837 


m; 


Prestonsburg, Floyd Co. KY 




Died; 


Juh 22. 1889 


m; 


Freeman. Cass Co, MO 




Spouse; 


Jonathan Wesley .\kers 






3 


Name; 


Granville Henderson Hov^ell 








Bom; 


.MA. 1818 


in; 


Boyd Co. KY 


M 


Mamed; 


March 26. 1839 


in; 


Flovd Countv, KY 




Died. Bef. 1880 


m; 


Flovd Co. KY 




Spouse 


Elizabeth McKinney 






4 


Name; 


John C Howell 








Bora 


.Abt 1822 


m; 


Fkjvd Co. KY 


M 


.Mamed; 


Januarv (J6. 1841 


in; 


Flovd Co, KY 




Died. 


Unknown 


in: 


Floyd Co, KY 




Spouse 


.Vlarv- J Soirgill 






5 


Name 


Jesse Howell 








Bora 


Abt. 1828 


in: 


Rovd Co. KY 


M 


Mamed; 


November 11. 1847 


m: 


Flovd Co. KY 




Died 


Unknown 


m: 


1 




Spouse 


Elizabeth Salisbun.' 






6 


Name 


Pollv Howell 








Bora 


Abt. 1830 


in 


Flovd Co, KY 


F 


Mamed; 


Februarv 05. 1842 


in; 


Flovd Co. KY 




Died 


Unknown 


m; 


Flovd Co. KY 




Spouse 


Lackev Salisbury 






7 


Name 


Stephen HoweJl 








Bora 


Abl 1831 


in 


Flovd Co. KY 


M 


Mamed; 


June 11. 1853 


in; 


Flovd Co. KY 




Died 


Unknown 


in: 


7 




Spouse 


Elizabeth Sturgill 







121 



8 


Name 


; Man- Emalme Howell 






Born 


; Abt 1835 


in; Flovd Co KY 


F 


Mamed 


. Unknown 


m; ? 




Died 


Unknou-n 


in: ■" 




.'^pnnse 


- Darnel B. Hamion 










9 


Name 








Bora 




in: 




Mamed 




in: 




Died 




in: 




Spouse 






10 


Name 








Bom 




in: 




Mamed 




in: 




Died 




in: 




Spouse 






11 


Name 








Bom 




in: 




Marned 




in: 




Died 




in: 




Spouse 






12 


Name 








Bora 




in: 




Marned 




in: 




Died 




ia: 




Spouse 






13 


Name 








Bom 




in: 




Married 




in: 




Died 




in: 




Spouse 






14 


Name 








Bora 




in: 




Married 




in: 




Died 




in: 




Spouse- 






15 


Name 








Bora 




in: 




Married 




in: 




Died 




in: 




Spouse 






16 


Name 








Bora. 




in: 




Married. 




in: 




Died 




in: 




Spouse 






17 


Name. 








Bom 




in: 




Mamed 




in: 




Died. 




in: 




Spouse. 







122 



JONATRAN WESLEY AKEKS 
by .\nna Ruth (Akers) Lycan, Gary Douglas Akers, and Ronald Lee Akers (1) 

Jonathan Wesley .\kers was born in Floyd Co., KY on 14 May 1814 (2) the eldest child of 
Solomon .\kers. Jr and Matilda (Mead) Solomon and Matilda were immigrants from 
Eastern Virginia in about 1805. Their family is only partially known or understood and 
has been reconstructed from several Floyd Co censuses and other accounts. The present 
understanding of the their family is shown on the accompanying FGR. On 7 June 1837 
Jonathan mamed Sarah (Sally) Howell, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Mead) (3) 
Howell of Floyd Co Soon after Jonathan and Sarah's marriage, about 1838/9, Solomon 
and Matilda sold their property in Floyd Co and moved with the majority (of those that 
are traceable) of their family to Cass Co. in Western Missouri, leaving Jonathan and Sarah 
in Floyd Co But Solomon Akers, Jr. and his family is another story! (4) 

According to the Floyd Co tax records Jonathan acquired his property steadily from 1848 
to at least 1869 at which time the records showed he had 1000 acres on Mud/Toler's 
Creek. During that time his land holdings were valued at an average of $0.50 - $1 .00 per 
acre. Also dunng that same period he had as many as three horses, 13 head of cattle and 
25 hogs, although these highs were not all in the same year. Jonathan apparently fanned 
what he could of this property, and perhaps harvested timber as well as was done by many 
of the inhabitants living in this very steep region which contained a small percentage of flat 
or tillable land. The aforementioned tax records also stated that he grew: tobacco, 200 lbs 
in 1861, hay, two tons in 1859; com, 800 bushels in 1866; and wheat, 95 bushels in 1860. 
During this period he and Sarah raised a family of eight children, also shown on an 
accompanying FGR* Little else is known of their life on Toler's Creek other than the 
traditions of the time Both Jonathan and Sarah appear to have been illiterate as they 
signed their deeds with an "X" One exception to this lack of information is the military 
record and pension request associated with their oldest child, James Marion Akers who 
joined the Union .Army in Sep 1862 and was mustered into service with the 39th Regiment 
of KY Mounted Infantry, Company "B", in Feb 1863 at Peach Orchard, KY James' 
service was short lived as he died of typhoid fever at the Union forces General Hospital at 
Ashland, KY on 5 Apr 1863, the location of his burial is presently unknown. 

The pension request filed by Sarah Akers (by this time Jonathan's widow) in Nov 1879, of 
which several pages thereof accompany this article, reveal that at some time preceding 
James' entry into the Army, Jonathan had contracted cholera but did not die as was the 
normal outcome at that time The pension request states that the results of the disease left 
Jonathan unable to work his land (presumably because of lack of strength and extreme 
shaking) for over ten years, and that he was dependent upon James to do the heavy work 
and oversight A check of Jonathan's FGR*will show that his next four children were girls 
(one already married and presumed away from home) and the remaining three were young 
boys with the oldest (Thomas Washington) just 14 years old when James died and 
somewhat younger when Jonathan was incapacitated by the cholera. Thus when James left 
for the Army and died, it would appear that Sarah had a major problem on her hands to 
eke out a living on their land and to support her family 



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After the Civil War Jonathan and Sarah's children mamed one by one, with ail but two 
moving away from Floyd Co. to seek greener pastures. Many followed their grandfather 
Solomon's lead and went to MO or at least West In succession of birth Matilda and 
James Lewis may have stayed in KY as the authors have no record of their history, Mary 
and William Keathly moved to Cass Co , MO and ultimately settled in the Ponca City, OK 
area where they lived out their lives and their descendants still reside; Emily (Benjamin 
died in Floyd Co prior to 1 800) Brewer appears to have uhimately moved to the 
Bridgeport, WA area and at least Emily is buried there: Nancy's family has always resided 
in Floyd Co (or Pike), where she is buried and her descendants do to this day. Thomas 
Washington went briefly to MO, returned to Floyd Co and married Louisa Childress, then 
returned to Cass Co., MO to farm, where several of his descendants still reside nearby; 
John Henry and Mary (Greer) went West but after major difBculties with illness on the 
trip, where two young children were lost, they returned to KY to farm and lived out their 
lives in Lawrence Co where several descendants still live closeby; and Robert .Alexander 
and his young bride, Malinda (Charles) of Pike Co., moved to Cass Co., MO to farm, 
probably accompanied by his mother, Sarah, in about 1 876 when the final 1 50 acre parcel 
of Floyd Co. land of Jonathan's original acreage was sold. In general each of his surviving 
children received 150 acres of his land. In the latter stages of the above migration, 
Jonathan died on 27 Oct 1874 at the presumed age of 60 years and five months His grave 
(at least his gravestone) is located in the Ballard and Raney Hunt Cemetery on the East 
side of Toler's Creek near the Mother's Home Church. Robert, after losing his young wife 
(to an unknown cause) in Dec 1 882, moved on to Eastern Washington, Whitman Co . 
South of Spokane in probably 1888 and took up wheat farming. He was to marry tv/ice 
more, to Mary Jane Range and Maria (Cassie) Smith-Cloyd (a widow) both of 
Washington Co., TN. The descendants of his famiHes are now scattered across the U.S. 

Sarah (Howell) Akers, the widow of Jonathan, went on to live until 22 Jul 1889 She died 
at the age of 73 years and ten months also of cholera(') at Freeman, Cass Co., MO where 
she is buried with her sons: Thomas and Robert and daughters-in-law: Louisa (Childress) 
and Malinda (Charles) Her MO property, a small 16 acre farm, ultimately was acquired 
by her son Thomas from each of his siblings. 

(1) About the authors: .Anna Ruth is the great granddaughter of John Henry .Akers and 
resides in Ft Gay, WV, Gary Douglas is the great grandson of Thomas Washington .\kers 
and lives in Prairie Village, KS and Ronald Lee is the grandson of Roben Alexander .\kers 
and resides in Hawthorne, CA. A special thanks goes to Wm C .Akers, a distant cousin, 
of Lexington, KY who has assisted each of the authors with their .Akers genealogy 

(2) One Mead source: "Some Early History of the Mead Family", by Walter Mead, 
reports a Mead Bible as stating, that Jonathan was bom 15 .May 1816 

(3) The ancestry of Elizabeth Mead is not presently known although there are some 
attempts to tie her to Robert Mead (as her father) of Floyd Co , KY 

(4) An extensive history of the Akers families of Floyd Co was published by Henry P 
Scalf in his journal "The East Kentuckian" in the 1974/5 time penod. His article although 
it covers a wide spread of these families, contains many errors inasmuch as Jonathan's 
family is concerned. 

* FGR's removed, see them elsewhere in this book. 

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Pension Application of Sarah Akers 
(mother of James Marion Akers) 

-laration For Mothers Application for Pension. 

State of Missouri 
County of Cass 

On this 29th day of November A.D. 1879 personally appeared before me 
the clerk of the Circuit Court for Cass County aforesaid, the same being 
a court of record, Sarah Akers a resident of Freeman in the County of 
Cass, State of Missouri, aged 62 years, who being duly sworn according 
to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to 
obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the Act of Congress 
approved July lAth, 1862, and its amendments. That she is the widow of 
Jonathan Akers deceased, and the mother of J.M. Akers who was a private 
(in) Company "B" commanded by Captain William Ford in the 39th regiment 
of Kentucky Volunteers Mounted Infantry in the War of 1861 who died in 
the Army hospital of typhoid fever at Ashland, Kentucky on the fifth day 
of April 1863. 

She further declares that J.M. Akers her said son upon whom she was 
wholly or in part dependant for support having left no widow or minor 
child under sixteen year of age surviving, declarant makes this 
application for a pension under the above Act, and refers to the 
evidence filed herewith, and that in the proper department to establish 
her claim. 

She further declares that she has not in any way been engaged in or 
aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States. That she is not in 
■; receipt of a pension under any other act or this act above mentioned 
r has she again married since the death of her said son. That her 
said husband and the father of J.M. Akers aforesaid died in Floyd 
County, Kentucky on the 27th day of October 1874. That her post office 
address is Freeman, Cass County, Missouri. 

Witnesses: Wm . T. Keathly her 

Jno. F. Whaler Sarah X Akers 

mark 



State of Kentucky 
Floyd County 

On this 1st day of January A.D. 1884 personally appeared before me a 
deputy clerk in 'and for the aforesaid county, duly authorized to 
administer oaths, Samuel Meade, aged 53, a resident of Floyd County, 
State of Kentucky, whose post office is Laynesville, Floyd County, 
Kentucky, who, being duly sworn, declared that he was well acquainted 
with the Claimant Sallie Akexs and her family; that Jonathan Akers was 
an invalid at the beginning of the late war, and continued to get worse 
until his death; that Sallie Akers and family was mainly dependant upon 
J. Marion Akers to carry on the farm when he went into the army. 

Witnesses: James M. Lewis his 

John Akers Samuel X Meade 

mark 



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State of Kentucky 
County of Floyd 

On this 1st day of January A.D. 1884 personally appeared before me a 
.eputy clerk in and for the aforesaid county, duly authorized to 
administer oaths, David Howell, aged 70 years, a resident of Floyd 
County, State of Kentucky, whose post office is Laynesville , Floyd 
County, Kentucky, and John C. Howell, aged 62 years, a resident of Floyd 
County, State of Kentucky, whose post office is Laynesville, Floyd 
County, Kentucky, who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to the 
aforesaid case as follows: The affidavits David Howell and John C. 
Howell state that they were both well acquainted with the Claimant 
Sallie Akers and her family before her son J. Marion Akers entered the 
Service and know of their own personal knowledge that he was her main 
dependance for the support of herself and family by working on the farm, 
living in the house with his mother and family. 

And that her husband Jonathan Akers at the time her son went into 
the Army in 1861 was unable to render any assistance in supporting the 
family and continued unable to contribute to the support of the family 
until his death. That Jonathan and Sallie Akers in 1863 owned a tract 
of land, no. of acres not known, valued at six hundred dollars. 

And personal property to the value of about one hundred and fifty 
dollars. That they had Eight children. 

And that Sallie Akers the Claimant had to do outdoor work after her 
son J. Marion Akers went into the Array. 

his 
Witnesses: A.J. Yates David X Howell 

Squid Salisbury mark 

his 
John C. X Howell 
mark 



State of Kentucky 
County of Floyd 

On this 1st day of January A.D. 1884 personally appeared before me a 
deputy clerk in and for the aforesaid county, duly authorized to 
administer oaths, Thomas Salisbury, aged 36 years, a resident in the 
County of Floyd and State of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn declared in 
relation to aforesaid case as follows: That he was well acquainted with 
the Claimant Sallie Akers and family and that the family was dependant 
upon J. Marion Akers for support as the husband of Sallie Akers was an 
invalid from the beginning of the late war until his death. And that 
the other children of said Sallie Akers was too small at the time the 
son entered the Army to be of much service to their mother in supporting 
the family . 

The parents lived on a farm and was supported by their son J. Marion 
Akers working the farm and taking care of them. 

The above facts are known by the affidavit having lived in the 
family several years before the son entered the Army. 

His post office address is Laynesville, Floyd County, Kentucky, he 
urther declares that he has no interest in said case and is not 
-oncerned in its prosecution. 

Tom Salisbury 

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State of Kentucky- 
County of Floyd 

On this 25th day of March A.D. 1832 personally appeared before me 
".ephen M. Ferguson, aged 60 years, a resident of Floyd County, State of 
..entucky, whose post office is Laynesville, who, being duly sworn, 
declared in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: That I was well 
acquainted with Jonathan Akers the husband of the Claimant for some 
twenty years and know that he was not physicable able to do manual labor 
in consequence of a disease which rendered him unable in every respect 
to support his family, his disease was Chora (Cholera?) or St Vi tes 
Disease which was so violent that he could not controle himself, and 
that I was acquainted with Sarah Akers and that she is a dependant woman 
while she lived in this county and that I know of her son belonging to 
Company B, 39th KY Mt . Inf t . , and that he died while belong to the 
Service of U.S . 

Stephen M. Ferguson 



State of Kentucky 
Floyd County 

I G.R. Davidson Clerk of the Floyd County Court do certify that he 
has examined the assessors books for the years 1866, 1867, 1868, & 187A, 
1875, 1876, 1877, & 1878 and found that for the year 1866 that Jonathan 
Akers was charged on said assessors books with the following property 
for the year 1866 with 700 acres of land valued at $800, two horses 
-alued at $75; and for the year 1867 1000 acres of land valued at 
400.00, one horse $40.00; and for the year 1868 with 600 acres of land 
at $400.00, 3 horses, one stud one hundred fifty dollars; & for the year 
1874 with 100 acres of land worth $100.00, 1 horse $70.00; and for the 
vear 1875 not assessed, & for the year 1876 with 50 acres of land worth 
$75.00, one horse fifty dollars; & for the year 1877 with /5 acres of 
land worth $50.00, one horse $30.00; & in 1878 with one horse fifty 
dollars; and that for the years 1869, 70, 71, 72, & 73 the assessors 
books are so mutilated & torn that he can not make a certificate from 
them near all of the first pages (which shows for what year saia books 
are for) of said books having been torn off; he came m to office m the 
year 1878 and found the records in this condition. 

Given under mv hand and seal of office this the 15th day of January 
1884. 

G.R. Davidson Clerk 
Floyd County Court 

James Marion Akers appears on the Special Muster ^l^HJ^lJ^H^, ^^I 
1863 He is listed as "absent" and "sick m general hospital at 
island, KY" James M. Akers appears on the Muster Rolls of Company B. 
3 thKY Volunteers for the months of March -d April 1863^ Fev'er' His 
General Hospital, at Ashland, KY, April 5, 1863 of Typhoid Fever. His 
ilace of burial is unknown. 



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Ancestors ofMalinda Catherine Charles 








Frederick Charies 

b: 1806in V.A 

in: June 02. 1S53 m Pike Co. KY 

d: November 18. 1X59 m Pike Co. KY 














WSiara McCay 

b. .Abl. 1750inMD7 
m: AbL 1772 in MD? 
d; Bef. 1823 m Pike Co. KY 






Maiinda Catfi«rin« Charks 

b: September :0. 18? J m Pike Co. KY 
m: lobiujo 08. 1873 ai Pike Co. KY 
J: December 09. 1882 m Freeman. Ciss Co. 
MO 










Raiidoi^ McCay 

b: AbL 1X01 in V,\ 

m: November 1 1. 1^3 in Pike Co. KY 

d: Unknown m Pike Co. KY'^ 








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Malinda EDeii McCoy 

b: 1 832 in Logan Co, V.\ 
d: C-nknown in Pike Co. fCi'? 




John Stafford 

b: Unknown in V.A? 
m: Unknown in VA'> 
d: Unknown in VA? 






















Marv .Ann Stafford 

b: AbL 1805 in VA? 

i. Liufcnown m Pike Co. K^"? 
















.Xancy Kunyua 

b; Linknown in VA? 
d: Unknown in VA^ 






















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Husband: Frederick Charles 



Born; 


18<J6 


m. VA 


Vlamed. 


JuneOZ 1853 


in; Pike Ca KY 


Died. 


November 18, 1859 


m; Pike Ca KY 


Father; 






Mother; 







Other Spouses: Elizabeth iMcColle\' 



Wife: Maiinda Ellen McCoy 



Bom; 1832 
Died; Unknown 
father; Randolph iVtcCo>' 
Mother; Mary Aon Stafford 

Other Spouses: Simpkins Keathle>- 



in: Logan Co. VA 
in; Pike Co, KY':' 





CHILDREN 








1 


Name 


Mahnda Cathenne Charles 








Bom 


September 20, 1855 


in; 


Pike Co. KY 


F 


Married 


FebraarvOS. 1873 


m; 


Pike Co. KY 




Died 


December 09. 18S2 


in: 


Freeman. Cass Co, MO 




Spouse 


Robert .\lexander Akers 






2 


Name 


Kinsev C Charles 








Bom 


1856 


in: 


Pike Co. KY 


M 


Married 


Abt. 1878 


in; 


Pike Co, KY'' 




Died 


Unknown 


in; 


? 




Spouse 


Mar\' 






3 


Name 


MontraMlle Charles 








Bom 


Abt. Apnl 1860 


in: 


Pike Co. KY 


M 


Married 




in: 






Died 


Unknown 


in; 


7 




Spouse 








4 


Name 

Bom 

Married 

Died 

Spouse 




in: 
in: 
in: 




5 


Name 

Bom 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 




in: 
m: 
in: 




6 


Name 

Bora 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 




in: 

in: 
in: 




7 


Name 

Bora 

Mamed 

Died 

Spouse 




in: 
in; 
in: 





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AKERS FAMILY 
By: Lulu Mae Keathly, 1608 Bradbary Lane, Ponca City, Okla. 74601 

The AXers Family aa told to Beulah Keathly Jones by her father Jame 
Henry Keathly and his sister Mary Keathly Cornwell. 

The Earliest Akers that we have record of was Jonathan Wesley 
Akers and his wife, Sarah Howell Akars, who orginally lived in 
Pennsylvania and then migrated to pioneer in Kentucky in the late 
17th century. They were of English descent and both husband and wife 
came from large families and were among the earliest settlers. 

They got a grant of land from the Government to get land opened up 
near the Cumberland Mountains in Kentucky. They settled on the Big 
Sandy River near the little town of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Since 
the Akers family owned quite a lot of land they were considered to be ' 
pretty well off. The land was very rugged and was covered with timber 
which they cut and when the Big Sandy River was up they tied logs 
together and floated them down the river to saw mills in various places 
where they could get the most money for it. 

The rough land also had a thick layer of coal under it and 
through the mountain. Some of it so near the surface they got chunks of 
it to burn in their fireplaces. It was worthless at that time as they ha 
no way of getting it out and to market. No railroads were close by. 
They knew it was valuable coas as when burned it would melt steel. 

Eight children were born in this family, four boys and four girls. 
Marion, the oldest was killed in the Civil War in 1864. His mother 
received a pension from him. Then Robert, John, and Mary Elizabeth 
"Betty" Akers who was to become my grandmother Keathly. Then Matilda 
"Tilly" Akers whose daughter Sarah married my mother's brother Cliff 
Frantz and so was my aunt as well as a second cousin. Then Emily Jane 
and red headed twins, Nancy and Thomas Washington Akers. 

Aunt Mary says her mother often spoke of a 'colored manny' who 
used to help take care of this large family but it is not known if the 
family owned slaves. 

Elizabeth or "Betty" Akers, our grandmother, was born in 1846 and 
married William Tyler Keathley in Prestonsburg in 1868 after William 
Tyler had spent three years in the Civil War. He was born in Prestonsbur 
Kentucky in 184 3. 

Jonathan Akers had willed 240 acres of land to each of his children. 
He had died before 1876 when Betty and Tyler Keathley decided to move 
to Missouri. Betty sold her 240 acre share of land for $300.00. 

Sometime before that when it looked as if they weren't to be 
blessed with a family, they took a little two year old girl to raise 
as their own. They called her 'Nancy' but went by Nan. 

Tyler and a friend named English Kieth built a boat and in May 
or June, 1876, both families loaded their furniture and belongings on 
the boat and floated down The Big Sandy River until they came to a 
railroad twon where there was a railroad terminal and a saw mill. Since, 
the Big Sandy River was swift when it was up, they couldn't use too 
large a boat on it- 

They sold the boat, put their belongings on the train and rode to 
Freeman, Cabb Cc . , Missouri, where the Keathley s rented a farm at 
first and bought a team, Mr. Keith worked in a store. 

Tyler and Betty bought a 62 acre farm, all timber, and built a 
little two room house of pine lumber. It was two miles west of 
.'reeman. Mo. Their son 'Henry' was born December 29, 1876. There 
was a saw mill about one mile west of them so they had their own lumber 

131 



sawed up for half. Later they built on a big kitchen off the main 
part of the house with a breezeway in between. Dad said the breezeway 
was later boarded in and that is where the boys slept and where they 
washed up and splashed up. 

Grandmother Sarah Howell Akers moved from Kentucky to Freeman, 
jsouri to be near her daughter Betty's family. She bought a 12 acre 
t. tract with a little three-room house on it and also bought more land near 
t there. Her youngest son Thomas farmed xor his mother. Henry remembers 
1 going to stay all night with her as she lived alone. He went to her 
F'. place through the woods one evening about dark. He saw a "bugger", 
1 he was scared, piked up a limb and it at it and it turned out to be 
1 an old stump. He never forgot it. 
i '^ Henry and his brother Willie went to school in a tiny school 

house. The folks would go to Harrisonville, Missouri, about once a 
-? year and get winter clothes and when there would be a tent show and 
1 animals to see,Ringling Brothers or other shows. They generally got 
■» to see only the parade as they could not afford to go to the show, 
y Henry remembers his grandmother's death and her funeral at 
' Freeman, Missouri, and that there was a tombstone at her grave. 

When Henry Keathly and his sister Mary Keathly Cornwell visited 
:.,i their Akers grandparents old home near Prestonsburg, Kentucky, 

in the summer of 1936, they found that a mining company was mining 
"'. coal from the place and lots of miners' shacks were all around. 

Jonathan Wesley Akers married Sarah Howell in Prestonsburg, 
i' . Kentucky. Jonathan Akers Born ? Died before 1876, Prestonsburg, Ky. 

Sarah Howell born 1816, Prestonsburg, died July 22, 1889, Freeman, Missouri. 
CHILDREN: 
\ 1. Marion Akers, killed in Civil War, was North or Union Soldier. 

'. His mother received a Government pension. 

2. Robert (Bob)Akers born ? died Dec 11, 1943.. ^^^^ 
Bob Akers married Katherine Keathly /(^/.-c^^ 

3. Matilda "Tilly" Akers married Lewis. 

4. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Akers born Nov. 20, 1846, Pike County, 

Kentucky. Died Nov. 7, 19 , Ronda City, Okla. married 

Wra. Tyler Keathly. 

(5. Thomas "Tom" Washington Akers born Mar. 11, 1849, died Dec. 

Red ( 2, 1943, Married Katherine "Kate" Childers. 
Haired ( 

Twins (6. Nancy Akers born Mar. 11, 1849, married Jim Stanford. 

7. Emily Jane Akers married Benjamin "Ben" Brewer 

8. John W. Akers born 1853, Died Feb. 3, 1937 
Married Mary Jane Greer, lived 82 years. 



13 



W 231U Roclcrfell 
Spokane, Wash. 9920^ 
Jan. 31, 1979 

Gaxry D. .^ers 

lllill Colorado, Apt. 11 

Kansas City, Mo. 6^137 

Leax Gaxry: 

I'm going to start this letter and maybe add as I think of something that 
might be of interest to you. 

Starting out with my family of five, I'm the oldest, bom Nov, 3, I9OO, 
then Holland A. Akers, Nellie Mae Akers, John W, Akers, then James A. 
Holland died in 1970, James in I968. John, Nellie and myself all live 
here in Spokane. 

Speaking of history and our lives and years spent here and there: 
We all were bom close to Tekoa and Latah, Whitman CoTinty V/ashington which 
is about UO miles straight south of Spokane. Our father bought the farm 
in 1889 from the railroads, the I60 acres was virgin soil, never been 
lived on. He had to break the soil with walking plows, 3 horses on a plow, 
changing teams at noon because it was tough pulling. My father claimed he 
lived on Oatmeal (raush) or cereal. It was really pioneering, William, 
Kinsey and Tom were teenagers, strong and healthy, helping him out. Speak- 
ing of the virgin soil - no rocks, bunch grass a foot high, no water, no 
buildings, neighbors far apart, no telephones, roads, fences, fuel, etc. 
That land is the best in the state of Washington, 

Our father turned senile, left us and went to live with his f^rst bom sons, 
consequently the land was sold during the depression, after Ms death, for 
$9,000 - now you couldn't buy it for $1,000 an acre, wheat will yield 75 to 
100 bushels to the acre, peas, lentels, etc, (no irrigation). 

During those early years, I9OO to 192U (we left in 1921;) hard times they were, 
we raised fruit, vegetables, potatoes, com, cows for milk and cream, meat, 
hogs, etc. Of course money was short so things were cheap so it didn't take 
much. School was close, Life wasn't bad because we didn't know any better. 

Father bought the first car Sept, I9I6, a 7 passenger Chalmers, V/hat an 
expensive car, alum, pistons and no air cleaner, wasn't made good and no- 
body knew how to fix anything. If it had been a Ford could have saved us 
plenty. 

Speaking of weather, here in Spokane now we have over 12 in, of snow all ov- 
er, the streets are plenty rough - snow piled high every place. Parking lots 
have mountains high every place too. This fall and winter has been a long 
one. Started before Thanksgiving, now for a month it really takes the fuel. 
Our gas and electricity was an even $100,00 last month to let you know. As 
a rule it is not this bad a winter. 



133 



Spokane is an old tovm, had an early fire, I don't remember the year (before 
1900, maybe I89O or such. Has an Air Force base, planes are the largest and 
plenty noisy. The tovm, I would say, about 250,000 plus the surrounding 
country, growing really fast. Housing is hi^ and in demand. The city needs 
more money, can't get enough, neither can the schools. Prices are going up 
fast on everything. Can't see how the younger generation makes it. 

Bringing you up to date more or less, dates are hard to come by. You '«ranted 
to know my father's second wife, according to the bible here her name was 
Mary J, This bible isn't complete by an;»- means, disgusting. My mother's 
name (Went by Cassie) should have been Catherine, She was bom a Smith at 
Jonesboro, Tenn, and married a Cloyd, had two sons who died of diphtheria 
and lost her first husband in a saw mill accident. Mother was bom Oct, 17, 
1866, died in 193U. Some things were never recorded together. Mother 
married my father Jan. 2it, I9OO in Jonesboro, Tenn., Mother bom there also. 

Another question you wanted to know - When did he move west? I'm under the 
impression it was I889 with his U children after his first \>dfe died, the 
children: William, Saxa, Kinsey and Thomas, 

Another question, my father (according to your letter) was buried next to his 
mother? Am I ri^t? - in Fremont, Mo., Dad's middle name, I'm under the im- 
pression and memory was Alexander, bom 1853» d.ie«i J^^e ^t 1923. His farm 
in Missouri I never knew about. After paying for the farm, I60 acres at Tekoa, 
why didn't he buy more? V/ith 3 husky young men and land cheap he could have 
owned plenty more. Now that land is really high in price. The land around 
Tekoa, Latah, Rosalia, Colfax & Oaksdale in Whitman Co. is some of the best in 
the state of Washington. 

Starting with your Great Grandfather (who was my father's brother) I was 
really real small when he visited my father at Tekoa. I remember Noah, Charlie, 
Tom and Lizzie, she was a school teacher close to Rosalia, V/hen Charlie lost 
his wife (with the flu during World War I, she moved in and took care of 
Chaxlie's two girls until -^he died of cancer. I don't know where she was bur- 
ied, could have been axound Oaksdale, that is where they lived at that time. 
Still talking about your great grandfather's family - Noah, Charlie, Tom, 
Lizzie, never knew If the ares t ever came west, don't know the time and year, 
I was small. Around I90U to 1918 they really went to town, bought land, good 
managers. Dad's four boys didn't do that which they could have and owned 
plenty of good land. 

I remember your grandfather and Charlie farmed together and made a good ffo of 
it. I remember the time he married Elizabeth Kingcate and then split up (don t 
know the circumstances). I think Tom, your grandfather never remarried either. 
Tom and Charlie split up' and he went to Princeton, Idaho and had a cattle ranch. 
My brother John visited him one Sunday and they had dinner in Falouse, Wash, 
with Tom, a town close to the Idaho state line. I remember when he died too 
but not the date or ^ere he is burled. He must have been well fixed though. 
Don't know what became of his cattle ranch unless Charlie .Peers' t.;o girls 
fell heir. One girl lives here in Spokane now, a college grad. nurse here for 
years and years. She adopted some children. 

Your letter of Jan. 1, 79 you had 12" of snow, here it is Feb 79, we have 
12 - 16" and really cold, -17 last night, has been awfully cold all -winter, 
3 mos. the longest cold spell ever. 13/- 



I'd better start winding this conglomerate up, T vra.s 78 yra, old Nov. 3, 
had too many operations and have about had it. Some of my growing up: 
Bom in Tekoa, Wash, Nov. 3, 1900, graduated Tekoa High 1920, spent two yrs. 
College, taught manual training h yrs. at Clarkston, Wash, at $1350,00 per yr, 
plus. Not much money for then, V/ent farming at Wilbur, Wash, 1928 - 1956, 
Married in 1926, no children. Retired from farming, built a brick home, did 
all the inside work myself. Now we can hardly take care of it. I have a 
complete woodworking shop in the basement, also have a metal lathe and access- 
ories, I have been making kits of steam engines as a hobby, over $5fOOO,00 
worth of tools in the basement. 

Speaking of my farming years at Wilbur, Wash, which is about 75 miles west 
of Spokane in Lincoln County, dry land faxming, wheat and small grain. Clara 
and I started farming in the fall of 1928, first crop 1929, 17 hu. per acre. 
Wheat price that fall got up to $1.2it then down to 50?i. Depression was started, 
wheat prices went to 17(i &. 280, We were broke but q^^ick. Clara's father kept 
us above water, wasn't easy. Finally pulled out about 1938, then V/arll. Our 
health stayed good, thank God. Clara"s parents passed on and we didn"t have 
any children so we quit the farm. We miss it tho. So here we are in a City 
of maybe 250,000 getting to where I don't drive anymore. Have 2 good cars - 
"63 Imperial and 59 DeSoto stationwagon. 

Speaking of Wilbur, Wash. - it is west of Spokane, close to Grand Coulee Dam, 
the largest dam and powerhouse in the world, if you didn't know, the largest 
generators that were ever made. Recently there has been some sabotage there 
I hear. 

Speaking of Washington, the crops are grains, fruit of all kinds, apples, etc., 
sugar beets and irrigation crops. 

In recent paper talk on the Colville Indian reservation, there is a Mount 
Tolman that covers 1,300,000 acres that measures 60 miles bu kO miles. Amix 
have signed an agreement and are taking samfies, testing samples of copper and 
molybdenum to open one of the world"s largest open pit mines, Amix paid 38. 5 
million for exploration privileges. I hope I live to see this. By the way, 
Colville reservation stradles Okanogan and Ferry cotmties in East Washington, 
thought you might like to know. 

As my \>rriting doesn't follov/ by birain I had better start ringing off, 
I thank you, Gary, for enlightening me on the family tree, I did my best 
to set up this end for you. My brother John did some of this years ago. We 
have a family Bible here showing some of my father's tree, don't know if it is 
his writing or my mother's. 

Sincerely, 
Earl S, Akers 



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Pettr Range, Sr 

b: March 26. I T49 in Somerset Co. NJ 

m; AJjL 1T75 m Berkeiev Co. VArnow *"V"l 

i October 10. 1S17 m Washm^on Co. TN 



Issaic Ran^ 

b: June 09, 1796 m Knob Creek, Washingon 

Cd.TN 

m: .AuguS 17. J817 a Waditogtoo C*i. TN 

d: March 08. 1853 m Wa.<Jimgtiin C<\ TN 



Cci>rs« Humphreys Range 

b: .\lay 09. 1819 m' Washmglon Co. TN' 

m. December 15. 1S45 m Wadimglcn Co. TN 

i Sejiember 07. 1SS7 m Washm^im Co. TN 



Elizabeth Ronlmns (Hieronimus) 

b-. 1755 m BeikeicyCo. V.Ajnow WVi 

d: Augu.'i 1.S32 ai Jotasxi City. Wishaigt'Tn 

Co.TN' 



b- January 20. 1769 m Lancaster Co. P.\? 

m: Abt 1788 in Washington Co. TN 

d: AA. ISIO in Boones Creek. Carter Co. TN 



b: Mav 25. 179" m Boone's Creek, Carter 

Co.TN 

d: 1853 in Washinaon Co, TN 



Mary Jatr Ran^ 

b: October 24. 1 853 m Uashmglor Co. TN 

m: Oaober 27. 1891 in Colfax, Whitman Co. 

W.A 

d; Jsnuarv 21. 1S99 in Tekoa. Whilraan Co. 

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Lswiga^Laivisa) Carr 

b: December 10. 1"70 in SC 

d; December 31. 1 843 in Boones Creek. Carter 

Co.TN 



.Jacob Klcpper, Sr 

h: .^nl 24. 1741 in Germany? 

m; .AbL 1765 m P.A? 

d: August 1 1. 1828 m Haukois Co, TN 



Jacob Benjamin IGepper, Jr 

b: .August 13. 1790 in PA 

m: December 23. 1817 m Wsahm^lonCo. TN 

d: March 26. 1862 m Jonesboro, Wa^hoigton 

Co.TN 



b March 03. 1826 m Washington Co. TN 
d: April 05. 1889 m Washington Co. TN 



Rebecca 

b: October 23, 1743 m P.A? 

d; October 20. 1830 in Washmslon Ca TN 



•John Bowman 

b: .Apni 13. 1773 m Lancaster Co, P.\ 
m: .Apnl 25. P96 in Rockm^am Co. VA 
d: Januarv 1843 in Flourville. Washinalon Co. 

TN^ 



Catfaeruie Btnnnan 

b: December 09. n96 m Rockm^amCo. VA 
d: February IS. 1867 in Washington Co. TN 



Eva ESzabedi ^iteeHe) 

b Odober 04. 1779 m VA? 

d- 1 847 m Warfimglon Co. TN 



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Husband: George Humphreys Range 



Born: May 09, 1819 
Mamed December 15, 1845 
Died; September 07, 1887 
Falher; Issac Range 
Mother: Elizabeth Humphreys 
Other Spouses: 



m; Washington Co. TN 
in: Washmgion Co. TN 
in: Washington Co. TN 



Wife: Susaanah Klepper 



Bom: March 03. 1826 

Died: Apnl 05. 1889 
Father: Jacob Benjamin Klcf^ser. Jr 
Mother: Catherine Bowman 
Other Spouses: 



m: Washington Co, TN 
m: Washmgion Co. TN 





CHILDREN 


1 


Name 


Elizabeth Catherine Range 








Bom: 


October 29. 1846 


in: 


Washington Co. TN 


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Married: 


June 13. 1872 


in: 


Washington Co. TN? 




Died: 


Unknown 


in: 


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Spouse: 


E. Demin Pitts 






2 


Name: 


Infant Range 








Bom: 


Apnl 16, 1848 


in: 


Waslungton Co, TN 


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Died: 


April 16, 1848 


m: 


Washington Co, TN 




Spouse: 








3 


Name: 


Issar Range 








Bom: 


Febnarv 23. 1849 


m: 


Washington Co. TN 


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May 04, 1882 


m: 


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Died Unknown 


m: 


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Spouse: 


Came Posy 






4 


Name: 


Sarah J. Range 








Bora 


Apnl 07, 1850 


in: 


Washington Co. TN 


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Died: 


November 19, 1852 


in: 


Washington Co, TN 




Spouse: 








5 


Name: 


John Alfred Range 








Bora: 


Mav23, 1851 


m: 


Washington Co. TN 


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Mamed: 


January 19, 1882 


in: 


Carter Co.TN'' 




Died: 


March 09, 1927 


m: 


Washmgton Co, TN 




Spouse: 


Rutha .Ann Range 






6 


Name: 


Julia Range 








Bom: 


August 16, 1852 


m: 


Washington Co, TN 


F 


Mamed: 




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Died: 


July 29, 1853 


in: 


Washington Co, TN 




Spouse: 








7 


Name: 


Mary Jane Range 








Bom: 


Oaober 24. 1853 


m: 


Washington Co, TN 


F 


Mamed: 


October 27. 1891 


in: 


Colfax. Whitman Co, WA 




Died: 


January 21, 1899 


in: 


Tekoa, Whitman Co, WA ? 




Spouse: 


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8 


Name: Martha E. Range 






Born 


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in; Washington Co. TN 


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in: 




Died 


: Januar, 23, 1882 


m; Washington Co, TN 




Spouse 






9 


Name: Jacob Henn- Range 






Bom: December 11. 1856 


in; Washington Co. TN 


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Mamed; .Viarchjl, 1887 


in: ? 




Died: \iay01, 1928 


in: Waslungton Co. TN 




Spouses: Mary F Hilben. Callie Emerson 




10 


Name: James M. Range 






Bom Febnian- 18. 1858 


in: Washington Co. TN 


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in: 




Died: Jime 23. 1858 


in: Washington Co. TN 




Spouse; 




11 


Name; Sarah Alice Range 






Bom: May 11. 1859 


m: Washington Co. TN 


F 


iMamed: November 30. 1887 


in: Waslungton Co. TN? 




Died: UnknowTi 


in: ? 




Spouse Henr> .Akard 




12 


Name Thomas W Range 






Bora; Sqaember27. 1860 


in; Washington Co, TN 


M 


Mamed; September 27. 1883 


in W3<;hingtrin Cn TN' 




Died; January- 27. 1892 


in; Sulh\-an Co. TN 




Spouse Virginia Sherlev 




13 


Name 


Joseph K.. Range 






Bom 


December 11. 1861 


in: Sullivan Co, TN 


M 


Mamed 


.April 16. 1892 


m; •^ 




Died 


Unknown 


m: ? 




Spouse 


Laura B. Hughes 




14 


Name Eliza .Ann Range 






Bom; .^pnl 01. 1865 


in: Sullivan Co. TN 


F 


Mamed: March 22. 18«9 


in: TN? 




Died: June 12. 1950 


in: TN 




Spouse John C C Hodges 




15 


Name George W Range 






Bom: Oaober 15. 1866 


in: Sullivan Co, TN 


M 


Mamed: Unknown 


m: -> 




Died 1935 


in: Rosalia. WA 




Spouses Emma Lindlev. Cathenne Charles 




16 


Name Susan R. Range 






Born. Febnjar>'28. 1872 


in: Sullivan Co. TN 


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Married .March 12. 1890 


in; TN'.' 




Died: September 12. 1903 


m: Tbi-y 




Spouse John Samuel Mcintosh 




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Father Ran»*ilReang«r) 

b: .AbL 16S7 m Saxony^. Gennany 
d: LTiknown m Gciiiwiiv'' 



.Noah RaB$e{RaBgcr) 

b: October 01. 1713 in Germany? 
m: Abt. 1740 m Somerset Co. NJ 
<i: .Ait Jiriv 20. 1779 m Berkekv Co. VA (now 

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Peter Rjin^, Sr 

b: Mareb 26. 1749 m .Somerset C«. NJ 

m; .AbL n75 tn Berkeley Co. V.Ainow WV) 

i October 10. IS 17 in Washington Co. TN 



yidtt^as hioaes(,Coeas) 

b: .Abt. 1680 in Germany 

m; .AbL 1705 in Nr 

&. Bef. Oaober 1 4, 1746 m Somerset Co. N'J 



b. .March 17. 1715/16 m Somereet Co. NJ 

d: November 21, 1~~1 m York (.Adams) Co. PA 



Issac Ranse 

b; June 09. 1 796 m Knob Creek, \Xa-Jiaignn 
Co. TN 

m: .August 1 7. 1 8 1 7 in Wadiin^on Co. TN 
* Mardi 08, 1 853 m Washm^oo Co. TN 



Oitfiierkie 

b: .AbL 1680 in ? 

d: 1758 m York (.Adamsl Co. PA 



Conntl R oitimiis (Hier«tittitti8) 

b: .\hL 17;? in Germany? 

tn; AbL 1754 in Berkley Co.. V.A (now WV)? 

d: .Aft. March 04. 1800 in Berklev Co.. VA(now 

U."V->? 



Elizabetfa Rooimns (HieroDimas) 

b: 1 755 m Berkeley Co. WAlnow W\") 

d: .August IS37 in Johnson Citv. Washin^on 

Co.T^i 



.\iiss Townsend 

b: AbL 1730 m VA' 

d: Unknown m Berkley Co.. VA (now WV")? 



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John Humphrrys 

b; .Apnl 01. 1~;: m Lancaster Co. P.A^" 

m: Abt 1750 m Lancaster Co. PA? 

d- Bet .Au^t 1801 n Wadimglim Qa. TN 








Geor^ Humphreys 

b: January 20, 1769 in Lancaster Co. P.A.? 

m: AK. i'788 m W«innaon Co. TN 

d: .Aft, IS 10 Bi B<wnes Creek. Carter Qo. TN 
















Sosannah North 

b: Abt. l-'30 m LancaSer Co. PA? 
d; 1821 in Wasiim^on Co, TN' 






















Robert Ca rr 

b:.Abt.l710inSC 

at 1735 in SC 

d: .Afl. September 14. 1754 oi SC? 






K«7Jibeth Hnmphrevs 

b; .Vtiv 15. 1 797 m Boime's Creek, Carter 

Co.TN 

m; .August 17. 1817 in Washmgton Co. TN 

± 1S53 in Washmston Co. TN 








John Carr 

b: January 10. 1737/38 in Chariestoo. SC 

m: .AbL 1760 m Cowan Co. SC 

i .Apnl 06. 1 S 1 8 m Wisfarngtcn Co. TN 
















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Mary WUHams 

b: .Abt. ni3 in SC 
d; (.iikiwwn m ,SC' 






L<Hivisa(l.ovisa) Carr 

b: Deceniber 10. 1770 mSC 

i December 31. 1 843 m Boones Creek, Carter 

Co.TN 
















Zachariah Isbell. Sr 

b: IT^inVA 

m. .AhL 1 742 m Rockhndge Ca V.A 

d. Alt 1785 m Wisliingloo Co. TN 


















Louvisa(Lo\1sa) IsbeU 

b: November 11. 1743 m BedfortiCo. VA 
d; .April 16. 1808 m Waahm^m C<\. TN 
















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b: .AbL 1 7^3 oi County .Anlnm. Nonhem 

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d; .AIL PSS m Washm^in Co. TN 




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Ancestors of Louvisa(Lovisa) Isbell 








VfVasan IsbeO. Sr 

b: 1660 in Comwair. Engjand 
m: AbL 1685 m VA? 
i. Unknown m VA? 








Henry IsbeU, Sr 

b; 1694 mVA? 

m; Abt 1715 mVA? 

d 1798 m Halifax CaVA 






















Miss PetMllctoa 

b: Abt. 1665 in England 
i: L'ukncwn m VA' 






2^cluruh bbefl. .Sr 

b: \-!Z2 in VA 

m: .AbL 1742 m RodcbiKlge Co. VA 

i .Aft- 1785 m Wadim^on Co, TN 




















James Coi 

b: 1674 in En^and 

m: l<>98 m (.>m^ Co. VA? 

d; December 16. 173S m Onmge Co. VA 


















HaiuuihCox 

b: 1698 in Orange Co. V.A? 
d: ,yL 1727 m Orange Co, VA? 
















Fli/abelh 

b: 1678 in Orange Co. VA 
d: Utiknown in 7 
















Loavisa(LovuH) Isbell 

b November 21. 1743 m Be-ifiitdCo. VA 

m: AbL 1760 m Cowen Co. SC 

i Apnl 16. 1808 m Washmpon Co. TN 










Andrew Taylor 

b: 1658 in County Antrim, .Northern Ireland 

m: Bef. 1693 jn County Antnm, Northern 

Ireland? 

d: I'nknown m County Antnm. Northern 

Ireland? 




















bsac Taytor 

b: Abt 1693 ai C«Himy .Antrim. Nonheni 

Ireland 

m: Abt, 1720 m County Antrim, Northern 

Ireland 

d; AbL 1770 m Rockbridge Co. VA 






















Vleriam 

b; .Abt. 1665 in County .Antnm. Northern 

Iretand? 

d; Inknown m Count-v Antnm. Northern 

Ireland? 






F,feabrtii Tayior 

b: .Abt. 1 723 m County .Artrim. Northeni 

Ireland 

d: Aft. I''«5 in Washington Co. TN 




















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IsalKfic WihoB 

b: .Via. 1697 in County Antrim. Northern 

Ireland 

d: Inknown in Rockbndge Co. VA 










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Ancestors of Catherine Bowman 



Jacob BowmaiK Huu^hman), Sr 

b: AbL 171 J in SwiLzerland'Germany 

m: At*. 1740 m LaicasJci Co. PA 

± .ML ApnJ n. I"9<> Bi RixiinEham C,. 



Jacob Bowman, Jr 

b: AbL r45 in Lancaster Co, PA? 
m: .AiX. 176" m LancastirCo. PA 
i Bet .ApnJ 27. 17S9 m Rockmeiiam Ca Va 



John Bowman 

b: .Apnl \3. 1773 m Uncasler Co, PA 
m: .Apnl 25. 1796 in Rockin^am Co. VA 
d: January 1 843 in Floumlle. Washington Co. 

TN' 



Catherine 

b: .Abt. 1720 in PA? 

d: All. Apnl 13, f^m RodtmshamCo. V 



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Morilz Minians<MiUiaus€ii) 

b: .Abt 1T[-' in Switirrland 

m: <)cl<V>er(»i. 17*) m PMade^ia. PA 

d; .^bl. 1759 m Frederick Co. MD 



Catherine Bowman 

b: Decemba' 09. 1796 sn Rodcm^am Co. VA 
m; December 23. ] 81 7 m Washm^on Co. TN 
d: Febru3r> 1 8. 1 S67 m Washington Co, TN 



.Susannah .VliUious<Alilhaii5) 

b: Abt- 1~45 m Lancaster Co. P.A? 

d: 1«32 m Knob Creei. Uashmson C^. T\' 



S<za 

»/«>./ Pa ft 



Dorothea .Mever 

b April 13. 1721 m Switzerland/Germany'' 
d: T.'nknown in l-redenck Co. NCD"^ 



Christopher SteeKStahi) 

b AbL 1735 in Germany 

m: AbL ianirarv- 1764 m Yotfc (Aifams^Co. PA? 

d; Oct^>ber 17S2 m Fredencfa Co. MD 



Eva Elizabeth Steei(e) 

b: October 04. 1 779 in VA? 
d: 1847 m Washington Co. TN 



Johan Get)n; Wine(Wein) 

b: Apnl 16. 1715 m Raienimtlen, 

Genrunyxnow .Aisace. France) 

m: Vlay08. 1741 m Worms. Germany 

d: November 04. 1"9'' in WixxisKiro. Fredendt 

Co. WD 



Catherine Wine 

b: .AbL 1749 mP.A':' 
d;.AbL 1814in V.\?. MD'' 



.Mafxaretha Horn 

b: Janaary 28. PP 18 m Rmcrshoffen. 
Germanvinow Alsace. France i 
d: Unknown m Frrdcrick Co. NfD"' 



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Moritz Milhaiis<Milhau$en) 

b: .AbL 1 71 7 m Switzerland 

m: October 08. 1740 m Phiiadciphra. PA 

A .AbL 1759 m Fre<krKic Ca .VD 














Herr .Meyer 

b: .AbL 1670 m Switzerland 
m: .AbL 1690 in Switzerland 
d: LWarown m Switzrriand 






Susannah Miihous<Milhaiis) 

b: .AbL 1745 m Lancaster Co. PA? 
m: AbL l^b? m Uncastcr Co. PA 
J: ISj; SI Knob tr«k. Washingl.>ii C). TN 








Uaiu Meyer 

b; 1695 in Muttantz, Muendjeustem. Zurich, 

Switzerland 

m: AbL lT2fl in MuttoHi Zttrkfa, Switreriand 

d: 1 740 m At sea on the trip to America 


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UrsuJa 

b: .AbL 1670 in Switzerland 
d: L'«known in Switierland 




Dorothea Meyer 

b: April 1 J, 1721 m Su-ttaerland/Getmany? 
d; Unknown m Fredenck Co, MD? 
















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Dorothea Dagen 

b: 1698 m Swrtzerland/Germany 
d: L'nknoun m P.A? 


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Ancestors of Catherine Mne 



Nickiaus \^«n 

b: !6?0 m Wjltoi/iinn. Gcrmmvinow AiMCC. FR) 
m: Ah. ItiTX n ^litaihon. CiCTmaiv^ 
J; SqHeroNi 13. PI. m 'A'lRonbao. 0«niviDVl!Ki*» 
.Miacc. FK) 



Johan Jacob WttB 

b: .Vfardi 1679'80 -n Waltenhcai. GennanvtTKiw 

.Als»«. FR) 

an April 05, 1701 in WaltiaihtHn, GennanMooiv 

.Alsace, rai 

d: Seplember 21. 1739 m Raiaiioflen, 

Germanyinaw .AJsace. FR) 



Johao G«ar* Wiii£<AV'MB^ 

b: ,Apn! 16, 1^15 m Rjtter^offcn, Germanyvnow 

Alsace. FRi 

m: .May 08. 1741 m Wonns, Gennaoy 

d: November 04. 1797 in Woodsboro. Frederick Co, 

.VfD 



VlArgareflu Warner 

b; November 22. 1655 m Wittenhem, Oeniianv(no« 
.Akaoe. FR) 

d: Febnuo^- 22. 1723. 24 n WalUaihen. 
GermanMnow -Alsace. FR ) 



DicboU.Sm 

b 1631 in Wahenhem. GermanMnow Alsace. FR* 
m: AlX- 1 675 m Wahenhoin. Gennany ' 
d: December II. 16'>2 m WaHenhem. C>eTTTianyinr»* 
.Alsace. FR ) 



Eva Suss 

b: 1682 m Wahenhein. Germanytnow .Alsace. FR: 
d-. December 02. 1752 m Rmer^hofien. 
Geimanv(aow .Alsace. FR) 



Catberse Wme 

b:.Abt. 1749 in pa;' 

m: Abt. January 1 764 m York (.Adams) Co. P-A':" 

d: .Abt. 1X14 m VA?. MD? 



Caciuuina 

b: November 02. 1653 m Waltenhem. Cvrmanv' 
d: April 12. 1694 m V^'ahenhcm. Germanyim^w 
.Usace. FR) 



Georo Horn 

b; .AiK. 1635 n SetwTli. Gennany 
d: rnkntnvn m S^w-IU. Gcrmanv? 



Heinrich Horn 

b: 1685 m Sehvilz. Gennany 

m: OdoberOS. 17)6 ai Riaersbofien. Gennsny ' 

d: 1749 m Ritlershoffen. Gerroanyinovv Alsace. FR 



Mar^arrtha Horn 

b: January 28. 1717/18 in Rittershoffen. 

Germanytnow Aisace. FR) 

d: Unknown m Frederick Co. .VUy 



Martin Hnmpert 

b: .Ai*. 1655 in Raiersho^ren. Uermanyxncn* .Alsace 

Fr) 

m: 1691 in RittershoHoi. Gcrmanyinow Alsaoe. 

France) 

d; I7I3 m Ritta^hoJlai. GennanMnow .Alsauc FR i 



Eva Hurapert 

b Bef .August 19. 1696 in Bas-Rhine. RineiAoffen 

Germany! now Alsace. FR) 

A 1754 m Ritteishoffen. GermanyiDow Alsact FR) 



Maria I>»roth«i kauflkr 

b: 1666 m Rittershoffen. Germanv' 
d-. 1710 m RiOci^offoi. Gennarrv ' 



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Ancestors 


of Maria Catherine Smith 








Wilbam Smith. Sr 

b: AbL I''^ Bi Lancaster Co. PA 

m: ■rcbruarv 12, 1791 m Hopewell. Fredem*. V^ 

d; .\\X. 183: in Washm^tn Ca "!>' 








William ;>mith. .Ir 

b: \by 03. 1804 in Washmglon Co. TN' 
m: 1833 m Washmston Co. TN 
i: 1S75 m Wa.shmslon Co. TN 






















Hannah Tbompson 

b: Abt l-"n m VA'" 

d: IJnki^own m ^ ashmiftixi Co. TN 






William Uenrv VIcCrav Saiitli 

b;May:3, 1835 in TN ' 

m; December 14. 1865 ai Washmglon Co, TN 

d; November 12. 1901 in Washmglon Co. TN 




















William VlcCray 

b: Abt 1780 m" 

m: Abt. 1X1)5 m Wasbm^on Ox TN 

d; '.'nknown m Wa.shmgion Co. TN 


















Vlaria .VlcCray 

b: 1809 m Washmglon Co. TN 
d: IS94 m Uashm^on O). TN' 






















b: .\bl. 1785 mN'C 

d: I'nkmMTi m NXashm^on Co. TN 






Maria Catherine Smitii 

b: October I*. 1?66 m Johnson Citv. Washmglon 

Co.TS 

m: Januarv 24. 1900 in Johnson Cilv, Washmglon 

Co.TS ' 

i: Oaober 12. 1'934 in Oarkslon. WA 












.Jacob Klcppcr. Sr 

b: Apnl Z*. 1741 in Gemiany? 

m: .\bt. 1765 m PA'' 

d: .Adugu'J 1 1. 18:}( 111 Hawkias Co. TN 


















Jacob Benjamin kkpper, Jr 

b: .August 13. 1790 mP.A 

m: December 23. 1817 m Washmglon Co. TN 

d: N4ardi Z6. 1862 m Jonesboro. Washmglon Co. TN 






















Rebecca 

b: October :3. 1"43 in PA? 

d: October 10. 1830 m * sshmiS^w Co. TV' 






Eliza KIe{iper 

b: June 24, 1 842 m Washmglon Co. TN 

i November \2. 1875 m Washmglon Co. TN 
















Jolm B<rwman 

b: .^pni 13. 1— 3 tn l^caster Co. PA 

m: Apnl 25. 1 796 oi Rockm^iam Co. V'A 

d: Januarv 1843 m Flourviile. 'Aashmam Co TN 


















Catherine Bowman 

b: December 09. 1796 in Rockmejiam Co. V.^ 
d: February 18, 1X6" m Washmgum Co. TN 
















Eva Elizabeth Steel(e) 

b: October IM. l"" m '^A.' 
d: 1S47 m Wasiimglon Co. TN 














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Husband: William Heno McCniy Smith 



Bora: Ma> 23. 1335 
\larned; December 14. 1865 
Died; November 12. 191)2 
Father; William Smi th Jr 
Mother; Mana McCra>' 

Other Spouses; Nancy E. Range 



m; Fairview. Washington Co. TN 
in; Washmgion Co. TN 
m; Washington Co, TN 



Wife: Eliza Klepper 



Bom; June 24. 1842 
Died; November 12. 1875 
Father; Jacob Benjamm Klepper. Jr 
Mother; Catherine Bowman 



in; Washmgton Co. TN 
m: Washington Co. TN 



Other Spouses; .\ndrew Jackson Haga 



CHILDREN 



1 


Name 


John Huben Smith 






Bom 


October 17. 1866 


in; Washington Co. TN 


M 


Mamed 


Bef 1895 


in; Washmgton Co. TN? 




Died 


Unknown 


m; '' 




Spouse 


Minme Williams 




•> 


Name 


Maria Catherine Snuth 






Bom 


Oaober 17. 1866 


in: Johnson Cit\. Washington Co. TN 


F 


Mamed 


Januarv- 24. 1900 


in; Johnson Citv. Washington Co. TN 




Died 


Oaober 12. 1934 


in; Oarkston. WA 




Spouses 


John C Cloyd, Roben .AJe.xander .Akers 


3 


Name 


Marv A Smith 






Bom 


.August 18. 1869 


m; Washington Co. TN 


F 


Mamed 




in; 




Died 


December 04. 1942 


m; ■^ 




Spouse 







4 


Name: Sarah J Smith 






Bom: 1871 


in: Washmgton Co, TN 


F 


Marned: Unknown 


m; Washmgion Co. TN 




Died: Unknown 


m; ? 




Spouse Tom Cloyd 





Name .Alpha Retla Smith 
Bora: 1872 
Mamed; AR. 1895 

Died- 1954 
St»usc M M Pooie 



m: Washington County. TN 
m; Washington Co. TN"^ 
in; Clarkson. W.^ 



6 


Name James WiHiam Smith 






Bora 


November 02. 1874 


in Waslungton Co. TN 


M 


.Vlamed 


1896 


m: Washington Co. TN 




Died 


June 16. 1951 


in: Washington Co. TN 




Spouses 


Laura Drake. Sue .Monell 




7 


Name 






Bom 


in; 




Marned 


in; 




Died 


in; 




Spouse 





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Husband: William Henr> McCrav Smith 



Bora: Ma>-23. 1835 
Mamed. March 22. J 877 
Died: November 12, 1902 
Father: William Smith, h 
Mother: Mana McCra> 

Other Spouses; Eliza Klepper 



m. TN 

m: Carter Co. TN 

in: Washmgton Co. TN 



Wife: iNancy E. Range 



Bom: November IZ 1850 
Died .March 26. 1888 
Father; Jacob Range 
Mother; Anne Hammer 
Other Spouses; 



m: Carter Co, TN 

in; Washmgton Co. TN 





CHILDREN 


1 


Name; 


Jacob Range Smith 










Bom: 


1878 


in: 


Washmgton Co, TN 




M 


Married; 




in; 








Died; 


1879 


in; 


Washington Co, TN 






Spouse: 










2 


Name: 


Mmnie Smith 










Bom: 


1885 


m; 


Washington Co, TN 




F 


Mamed: 


1903 


in: 


Washmgton Co. TN 






Died: 


1969 


in; 


Washington Co, TN 






Spouse: 


Clinton Cloyd 








3 


Name; 


Hubert Smith 










Bom; 


1886 


in: 


Washington Co. TN 




M 


Mamed; 


Abt. 1910 


in; 


Washmgton Co. TN? 






Die± 


1974 


in: 


1 






Spouse; 


Nellie Franicum 








4 


Name: 

Bom: 

Married. 

Died; 

Spouse; 




in; 
in: 
in: 






5 


Name: 

Bora: 

Mamed; 

Died: 

Spouse: 




m: 
in; 
in: 






6 


Name: 

Bora: 

Mamed: 

Died; 

Spouse: 




in: 
in: 

in; 






7 


Name 

Bom: 

Mamed: 

Died: 

Spouse. 




m: 
in: 
in: 







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The Wm HM. Smith Family. Johnson City, TN', ca. 1898 
L-R, top; John. Minnie (John's wife), Mary, James. Retta: 
bottom: Willie, Maria, Sarah, Wm, Minnie, & Hubert Smith 




Wm Srmth Home. Johnson Citv. TN 



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Mary, Minnie. Rerta. 
and Huben Smith 
ca, 1905 




Mana, Rena. & Mary 
Smith, ca. 1910 



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LAST WILL Am) TiiST.UEUT 
OP 

ROBERT A. ACHES 
000 

ly THS Nm?: 0? GOD, AJ.ISU: 

I. Robert A. A^ea of the coanty of 
^hlto^an. state of Washin^on. being of soand 
"ind dlapoaln^ mind and memory and not acting 
ander duress, menace, f r. od or undue Influence 
Of ^ny person ,hat3oe.er. do maJce. publish and 
daclare this to be my last .in .nd testament 
in manner follov,ing. th..t is to say: 
I. 
I DIHICCT that oat of my estate my executors 
aa hereinafter named pay «n my Just debts, funeral 
expenses and obligations as soon aa convenient out 
ot any and ,.n properties that I may or might ha.e 
at the time of my death. 
II. 
I GI7E. DEVISE .UO) BBrtJ-ATH to my beloved 
-Ife. Casale A^res the su„ of one dollar m.OO). 
III. 
There are nl.e children Ii.ing as the issue 
0^ ^7 bod. .hose n^mes and ages «nd residence are 
-follows, to.lt: ;7111iam^. .^/.ea. li.i„, ,, 
Hoaalla. Washington whose a.e is about forty-si.- 
finale e.A^resU.ing at 3po.ana.. Washington .ho 



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JUL 2 5 1923 

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at Oaksdala, ■,Ta3hington who3a age la thirty-nine yeara; 
D6W97 A^aa. ^hoee ape la twenty-three years, Earl s. 
A^rea who 13 aboat twenty years of age. Soland A,(re8 who 
18 aboat aaTenteen yeara of age; Nellie A,jr.e who la al^- 
taan years of age; John A^rea who la about fltteen y, 
of a-a and Jamoa A^|r9a who la About ten years of a^a, 
The laat -.entioned aU ohlldren live at Tekoa. '.Taahlngton. 

IT. 
I GIViJ, DE7IS2 AMD BEOUK-\TH to Dewey A^rea th«e sum 
of one dollar (|l.OO) . 

I GIYH. DE7ISS AND BSCJU3ATH to Barl Aj^'rea the earn of 
one fiollar f:ftl.OO). 

I GI73, DRVIS.^ AjH) BEOO^ATH to Holand A^rea , th. sum 
of one dollar f:tl,00) . 

I GIVS. DRVI3K AJTO BS'^TJEATH to Sellle A^rea. the aum 
of one dollar (Jl.OO). 

I GI7K. DRVISi? AIID BS^UEATH to John Aires the aum of 
one dollar f$l,00). 

I GI7E. DEVISE AUD BEQUEATH to Jamea yA^rea the sam 
Of one dollar ($1 .00) . 

All the rest and residue of my property of whataoarer 
kind or nature , be the aarae real. ner3onal or mixed. I give 
Da-rlae and bequeath to nol anii li. Airea. nnsie/) A/irea and 
Thomaa J. A^rea to ahare and share allJca. 

7. 

I HISHBY nOMINATE ADD APPOINT William 14, Atfrea and 
Klnsle R. Amres as my axecators of this my last tflll and 
testament to act jointly in the administering of this my 
last Will and Testament and to act without bond and talcing 
adTantage of the statute oroTldlng for the orobatlng of 
wills without the Intervention of court and to adtiniater 
said estate aa provided by law. 



163 



IN'.VITH3SS TO3HS0? I harsunto sat my hand and 
aeol^ the 4ay oth dfty of Aagiist, 19B1. 







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the wltneaaas atoovs do hereby certify that ♦a witnaaa 
the algnatare of Robert A. Acres at hla raoaeat in his 
praeenca and In our presence, and in the praaanoe of each 
other. / / / J 





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Washington State Board of Health 

BUEEAU OF VITAL STATISTICS 
GERTIFIGATE OF DEATH 

Pa y ne oanatoriua 



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Record No. 



Registered No. 



648 



No^ 



Registration Dist. No.. 

(If death occurred In a hoapltal or liutltallon. give Its NA.MB instead o( street and number; 

2. pxTLL jiAME — 2.o.b_e.r.t_.A1.9xan.d.ejc__A.8i9j:s__..._./.__^.. 

(a) Residence No St.; 



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(Usual place of abode) - . , ., , 

(b) If non-resident, give dty or town, and state QftiCS.S.aSi.e l.'.a_S.ni.ngt,On_ 

<c) How long in 



Registration DlsC 



_yn_ 



DOa.JL4:-ds.; how long In 17. S. U of foreign births 



-yrs- 



Personal and Statistical Particnlars 



3. Sex 

Male 



Color or Race 

■.Vhite 



5. Single. Married, Widowed 
or Divorced (Write the word) 

Married 



(a) If married, widowed or divorced; 

Huaband " ' Cassie AJcers 

or 
wife of 



Date of birth 

:.Iarch 



(Month) 



1853 



(Day) 



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(Tear) 



7. Age 



70, 



20, 



If less Uian ona daj 
hrs or mln 



Occupation of deceased: 
(a) Trade, profeoalon. or 
particular kind of work- 



jj'armex- 



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0. ■= a 

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a - " 
t o2 

C- - 3 



a 



(b) General nature of Industry, 
business, or establishment In 
which employed lor employer). 

(e> Nnm^ of pmnlnver 



9. Birthplace (City or to^n) 



A-ai3 rs 



10. Name of _ 
Father 

11. Birthplace of Father 
(City or town) 
(State or Country) — 

"• Mlthlr """ "" Sarah HoTyell 



.ZajxtusjC?- 



Medical Certificate of Deatli 



16. Date of Death 



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( Day t 



17. 
from 



I HEREBY (TERTIFY, That I attended deceaaed 

June 12 1,- 5 ,. Ji me 24 13:^5. 

that I last saw h iHL alive on T^'IM" ?4 19:_3- 

and tJiat death occurred on the date stated above a f ^ ■!■ I ** *-^ -^ 
(State the dlseaae causing death, or. In deaths from violent 
causes, statej (1) Menns and nature of Iniury ; aiid^(3) 

whether ACCTDENTAX. 
The CACSE OF DEATH 



(Primary) 



_JD-ea.an: 



Menns and nature of Imury ; ana it 
SUICIDAL or HOMItTIDAX.. )/- I 
rH was aa follows: (a\ 

tia Rannis^ ! > 



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CONTKIBUTORI 
(Secondary) 



Advanced Arterio 



ce '. - ra± 

CCX5 rObl>r»ir»tinni yra. 

18. 



13. Birthplace of Mother 
(City or town) 
(Rtntp or Conntrv) — 



Z entuc Ky 



?!. A^e rs. 




Where was disease contracted 
If not at the place of death? 



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(a) Did an operation precede death? 

(b) Was there an autopsy? ft^ ^ 



_ja Date of- 



(c) What last conArmed dlacnoala?- 
(Blsned) u-m LL li:~ 

June 37 .- --^ 



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Address- 



IjCLii 



19. 



Place of Burial. Cremation or 
Hfimoval 

•seraan, Mo. 



30. UndertaJter 



Address 



I HEREBY CERTIFT. upon honor. That I have mada^tto-.^ 

effort but waa unable to secure answers to quutlona - 

(Insert number* "" 

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Xolander 



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:ra ot'unanswered. que«tlon»;JiJ[_ q <'y<>{ 



signature of Undertaicer) 







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IS THf rUPrjIIO" ""ATT IF THF STaTT CF l.'ASHr.T.TON', 

IN a::: "on t''f c-^'jnty 'if firv-AH. 



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Co<r-a no-'. v;ilil.^ M . Akora an' X^naey R. Altera, execu'.ora 
Of th- laa". «1M -^n.l -.-atamen: of t!i8 ahov^ named i- ■eae-'i and 
hero new m-iite =xrT, r-ader m -.nver.tory of the property of 8:.ld 
deoeased, oimed by hlB anl Ir. ■••hloh Me aa.B i-terasted at ti.e time 
of hie death, so for na k-io:tr. to vour etecutora herein, "'.r -" as 

CL far aa the s.ime has jo.re i.To t.'ie po3.--s.-lon or control cf your 

J sxooutora . 

p?r?or:A L pno pznTY 

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At ' Til aed 

Value 

. Uonoy on han- u.t th«? tire of de^th of dsceased - i - S84.81. 

y^L black mare.ase jteare, wt .IvCO Iba .naniad Lady - 

^, black horse. &3:e y-ara. ^t.llOO ibs.naaed Bary 

^ black horse a.58 ysara .Tt.UOC 153. named Jla - > J^^ f)- 

vi' black horse 2-?9 y? irs •.it .l-VOC. lea .n.Mned Jerry 



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yl black horao as^a •/suet, jrt.1400 Ibu. named Frank - 

Vl^black horee are vexr.. »t.l4CC lbs .named / 

Ul'-Jaxi color-''.! ^rade J t .-v cllk so- nlt.h calf 



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„-; ^yp 1; grade Jo.-uev a*lk co« ..-.-...-- 

U t yaaxlinr: steer ------------- -- 

yir-^hlte brooJ sow. w^;-h; ibcjt 200 1^3. - - - 
'"/^ >i*r^eacl of anoata, avera-e.-rel ht about 100 lbs. 

/9r Do«r InK ilowor -- --- ....--- 

^Daprlnj? Sulky Rake ---..----------- » // p-^~ 

varCTfaw Peori-i Drill - - • - 
' ■ ' vJ^DmvTing Pull Binder - - 

lJ<j-t>ot torn Uoline Gann plo« 




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Ap' raised 
Vs.: UP 



> , w-J< 3i inch faxm wapon A,'''^'~- -'^••!! ;:-■: w. - ^^^jl—A" 

l}-^/^l Hay rake - - U*<j2^ f ^^^^^^ ^ $ 

- ^^Old Surrey -----... -.-..-.._.. Z j L ^^ 

[• _J_ji/i 1 S^eoc'.ion Steel Lrux Ho; row ------.-.._ C ^^ ^^ 

[ ^2^b eled3 - . ^ ^^ ^^ 

yi 2-horao cultivators -----------..-- ' J/jAA' 

M^annin- =111 __ «34l=:r 

t^ Grind Ston« --.-.--.-... _...__ = 

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■ v-'CliJ horae po-r-r Gua ernrrlno ----- -- ---- f ^ / J V^ 

■Vlfclltlrjg plow .-- t ^ -^~ 

^U^BaAt-fofwla «r oat -nick -A^*^2t"Wt»-<9«^-^"'- ^' •-'-*^- S 

f |j^ri^25-bu. bulk grain box - . c J/^ ~" 

I ■t^^jJJ 1-Iron Wheel truck wagon ----------..- $ 

^ j/3'^"^» ■°^'' haxneafl with brsachlng -------- ^,^/!jSS— 

L. .,'. i- , kl^j*»«s«n«?or Chalaers automoblla ---_-.-__ J /A^f '^^ 

^*-<aadem dlac harrow ---- ..--... j jC/) £- g- 

, >-^o'Ubl8 treea .single treea, nack vokea, i hltchaa-/ i" 

; /^Itcellano'jua toola. a-.c-els, rakes, forks, ate . - -^ t ^ 

i - .'•, i^i^^o ^/no^^ 

;• i.^--7S8parflte houaehold floods, stoves an-t cooklnj? 

, ^ ;vtanBll«, t ( ^ir ^-^ 

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K .■ .• . --' REAL EPTATT 

? That at t'.: time of la 'eath, the deceaaed oaned In 

f ' '^ 
L. ..wi . bla atm aeparate right t' e followirw described ra*l 
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proparty. situated In '"hltmnn County, Stat» of Haahlrifton: 
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; ^'-flia Northwest quarter of Section Savsnteen (17) 

Township T'.i"nty-(20) ,:iort(i. Ranee Forty-five (45), ^/) 

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REC.\f"IT';liATION. 



5«rtiiwffiTi)TAl.^JkJ'PBJlISED VALUH.,0?- PEHSONAk PSOP-SJl^VY. **^)'^^\^/»ii*r.v.*s*^ 



TOTAL APPRAI^iTD 1 K'V}^ OF REAL PROPFRTY 
TOTAL APPRAISEV.ENT - _ - 






''(^T.ATE OF WAHHIMGTOM, ) 



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.COUNTY OF '.7"it;.;an, 



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TflLLIA!.; M. AKFRS. belnc first dulv s.vorn. on oath 3av3: 
-^faa-t h« is one of the sxscutora of tr-^ a.bove entli^led estate, and 

▼oriflas *.he foregoing inventory on behalf of said axecutora; ! 

— ■•• '-■■» ... ^--t. 

That said inventory contP-lns a list of all ths propertyr 

owned by deceased, or in .vhicli he owned intereat at the time of 

hie death, kr.o-vn to your executors; 

That he h.'is read aaid inventory, kno.73 the contents thereof 



.:;'^s-"' '■an4.- ^'sli -''-3 the sfuni to be true. 






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Subscribed and a. torn to bsfoi'e me 



this ^ day of -6e-i 



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t o b a r , . 



1923. 



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Noilr'v Public :'or the ^^^^^ 
Statrt of Washlnrnon, ^ 

resiliiE at _(XQz2SjMi=£i._ 
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in THE SUPERIOR COURT CF THE STATE OF -.VASHiNGTCR, 
FOR WHITMAN CODNTY. 

In the Matter of the Estate ) NO. LjL^^7 

of ) DECREE SETTLIHG FISAI ACCCUTT, 

) DISTRIBUTING THE ESTATE AND 
ROBERT A. AKERS, Deceased. ) DISCHARGING THE Sr^CUTCRS. 

Now on this 7th day of August, 1920, the above entitled 
matter cianlng on to be heard upon the final account and petition 
for distribution rendered herein by Wm. M. Akers and Klnala R. 
Akera , executors of the last Will and Testament of the deceased, 
at the hour heretof cxe fixed by the Court, said executors appear- 
ing in person and being represented in open Court by R. M. 
Hanna of their attorneys of record, and Clyde E. Lacey, hereto- 
fore appointed herein as guardian ad litem to appear for and 
represent James Akers, a minor eighteen years of ago, a son and 
heir and bequestant of the deceased; and it appearing to the 
Court that notice of this hearing has been given by posting and 
publication for the time and in the manner required by law, 
proof of which is now on file, and that more than twenty-five 
days has elapsed since the date of the first publication; and 
that the other heirs, bequostants and deviseea of the deceased 
are past the age of 21 years; and no nerscn appearing herein 
"by any written ob.lectlons or in person; and It appearing to the 
Court that the Court has Jurisdiction herein, the Court pro- 
ceeded to the hearing of said report, final account and petition 
for distribution; and witnesses having been sworn and testifying, 
and It appearing to the Court from the evidence adduced that 
notice to creditors has been given in the matter of said estate 
for the time and In the manner required by law, proof of which 
la now on file, and an inventory of the estate was made and said 
estate was appraised by aopraisers duly appointed by the Court 



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paynent of attorney's fees as made a-re roas enable stcns to bo 
allowed, ar,d that said account as rendered should be approved, 
allowed and settled. 

That no Inheritance tax Is due the State of Washington In 
the matter of the above entitled estate. 

That the deceased left surviving him as his only lawful 
hairs the persons set forth and named In said petition for 
distribution, to-wit: Cassie Akars, widow of deceased, resid- 
ing at Clarkston, Washington; Wm. M. Akers , now aged 54 years, 
residing at Seattle, Washingt en; Kinsie R. Akers, now aged 50 
years, residing at Spokane, Washingt en ; Thomas J. Akers, now 
aged 47 years, residing at Wenatchee ; Dewey Akers, now aged 31 
years, residing at Whltefish, Montana; Earl S. Akers, now aged 
28 years, Roland Akers, now aged 27 years, Nellie Akers, now 
aged 24 years, John Akers now aged 23 years, James Akers now 

aged 18 years, all residing at or near Clarkston, Washington; 

now aged 24 years, 
Cora Smith, named in the record herein as Cora Holmes, /and 

Cecil Holmes, now aged 23 years, both children of Sarah E. 

Holmes a daughter of the deceased who died prior to his death, 

both of whom reside at or near Rockford, Alberta. 

That the deceased left a laat Will and Testament which was 

admitted to orobate herein, which Will was contested and the 

same sustained and which was determined to be and is the last 

Will and Testament of said Robert A. Akers, deceased, by the 

provlalona of which he devised his estate and property to his 

said heirs as follows: To Cassie Akers, Dewey Akers, Earl 

Akera, Roland Akers, Nellie Akers, John Akera , James Akers the 

sum of ll.OO each, and the residue of his property of every 

kind and nature, whether real, personal or mixed to William M. 

Akers, Kensie R, Akers and Thomas J, Akera, between them, to 

share and share alike, the surname of each being written Akres 

in the Will; and that said Cora Smith, formerly Cora Holmes, 

and Cecil Holmes, the children of said KxJdkxzx Sarah E. Holmes, 



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through oversight were not named Ir. the Will of the deceased. 

That the residue of said estate for dlstrlhution herein 

ccnalsta of the following descrlted land situate In Whitman 

Covaity, State of T^ashlngton, to-wlt: 

The Northwest quarter of Section 17, Townahl? 
20, North of Hange 45, E. ff. M, 

That the hequeats of $1.00 aiade to the above named heirs 
of the deceaaed aa set out, have been paid out by checks 
properly drawn and delivered to each of aald named pers ms . 

That the aald above reel property remaining aa the residue 
of said estate should be distributed as follows: An undivided 
one-twentieth part and share therein to Cora Smith; an undivided 
one-twentieth part and share therein to Cecil Kolmea; To William M. 
Akers, Kinsie R. Akers and Thomas J. Akers , devisees named in 
said laat IVlll and Testament of the deceaaed, each an undivided 
equal one -third interest and share in and to the undivided 
18/20 intereat therein, all of said property being so distributed 
being subject to a morteage of $8000.00 in favor of the 
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company according to the terms of 
such extended mortgage aa recorded. 

WifflRSFORE, It is hereby ORDERED and DECREED that the final 
account made aixi rendered herein and aa herein corrected be. and 
the same is hereby approved, allowed and settled; and the 
residue of said estate consisting of the following described 
real property situate in Whitman County, State of Washington, 

^°"" ^' rji-^e Northweat quarter cf Sectlon^lV 

Townahip 20, North of Hange 45, a. «• M, 

be, and the aame la hereby distributed as followa: An undivided 

one-twentieth part and share therein to Cora Smith; an undivided 

one -twentieth part ai^ share therein to Cecil Holmes; to William M. 

Alcera, Klnaie R. Akers and Thonaa J. Akers, devisees named In 

said laat Will and Testament of the deceaaed, each an undivided 

equal one-third intereat and ahare in and to the undi^died 



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18/20 Interest therein, all of aald property being so dlstrlbiatod 
subject to an extended mortgage of $8000.00 in favor of the 
MetropcQltan Life Insurance Company as recorded. 

That said estate is hereby cloaed and the oxecutora dis- 
charged. 

DCHE in open Court this ^ day of August, 1930. 



rt Commia alone 



Court 



oner 



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~- ^" ■ .Gxiardian ad litem. 



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QTTiT CLAIM DEED 81414 ) THIS I?IDEtrrjPE, Veda tho IBth day of Varch la the 

Klnsle H Akers 9t \ix Charlotte lyear of our Lord one tftouaan'' nine hundred and thirty-one 

*o I between KINSIE R. AKZPS and CHAPLOTTS AK7PS, his wife, 

Thomas J. Akera Whg portlas of the first T>art and TFOvaS T. AY^^^. husband 

Filed for record Aug. 10, 1951 ) of Aldyth Akars, the TJart? of the second part, 

at 3:20 ?. M. Request Thos. J. ) 

Akers j WTTNKSSETH: Thot the said nortl-s of th»? first onrt. 

Cliff Yelle, County Auditor ) 

By Luclle Weany , Deputy Ifor and In onnslderatlon of the sumof T^J CMO.COl and 

other valuable considerations, lawful money of the United States of Aincrlea , to then \- han<^ 

palrt by the said party of the sec-nd part, the receipt wheraof Is here'ry flc!cnoT7lec1re<1 do by 

these presents remise, release , convey and fore'ver Tilt olaln unto the sold party of the 

second part, and to his heirs and asslC^sall that certain lot, piece or parcel of.-lacd 



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DEED RECORD, No. 229 

WHITMAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON 



Situated"! the County of vmitman. State of Wa3hin<.ton. and bounded and Particularly described 

3S follows, to-wlt: 

All our right, title and Intereat In and to the Porthrest '^uartar (THT*) of 
Section seventeen (17), Township Twenty (20) North, Range Forth-flve (45) 
E of the Willamette Meridian, Whitmen County, Washington; 

Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances 
thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder 
and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. 

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD. All and singular, the said premises, together with the 
.p^urtenances. unto aaid party of the second part, a^i to his heirs and assl..s forever, 
subject to a certain mortgage for ^3.000.00 dated .une 25th. 19.4, and assigned to ..e 

v,(,.v, +v,» (rrnntee herein pssumes and agrees to pay. 
!.'.etropolltan Life Insurance Company, which the ^.ran.ee here 

^, , +>,„ '<-<;t Tiart hflv- herc'intn set thnlr ^nr'' 

IN 7JITNE5S CTIEREOE, The parties of the .--st pa.t 

and seals the day and year first above written. 

Klnale R. Akers Ueol 

signed. Sealed and Delivered oeal 

In the Presence of— Charlotte Akars f°°n 



(Seal) 



STATE OF WASHIWCTOH ] 

)3S. 

County of Tmitman ) - u<_-<- n An 

-, uT^ i„ »nd '•it the State of "ashlngt-n. do 

I Florence Hine . a Uotar:/ Public In and .->. 

. . ^ A.,,.11 4 D ^931. personnlly appeared before me 

V -ebv certify that on this 9 day of April A. D. -90i, p , , ,v„,, 

, .. .v«rs h<s wife, to n.e known to be the individuals der.cribed 
^'p H Akers and Charlotte ulcers, h.s wiie. ^o « , , ^, 

.....s.e H. Ak6x5 acknowledged that they signed and sealed the 

m and Who e.ecuted the within instrument, ad --- ^ ^^„^^^„^,, 

same as their free and voluntary act and deed, for the uses and ^ 

Oiven under my hand and official se.I . this 9th da - o. Apr • D.^ 

^^' Floronce Time -°'^n jy^H^ ' 

tv.. T.. sF.AL cnr?. ■=rc. 1 " ' 



WAHRANTT DSSD 83232 ) DT^D 

/ ) 

Thomas J. Akers et ux Aldyth ) THE GRAITTORS, THOM/iS J. AIC3RS AMD ALDTTH AICSRS, 



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, to ) husband and -uife, of Wenatohee, V/ashin<^ton , for and 

; P. G. Means ) in consideration of Ol-re DOLLAR AND OTK^R VALUABLE 



Fileu for record Oct. 30, 1931 ) CO'iSIDERATION I": ILVND PAID, do hereby convey and 

at 2:31 o'clock P.M. Request of ) 

P. G. Means ) warrant to ? , G. iffiAMS the following described real 

Cliff Telle, County Auditor ) situate 

By Lacile Meany, deouty ) estate in the County if 7/hltnian, State of TVashin'^ton , 

) 
) to-w it : 

The Northwest Quarter (OT^) of Section Seventeen (17), Township Twenty (20) 
North, Range Forty-five (45) E.h.H. 
subject to the second half of the 1930 taxes in the sum of SIXTY j\.MD 88/100 ($60.88) DOL- 
LARS, and subject to a mortgage in the sum of EIGHT THOUSAND (^8000.00) DOLL.\RS to the 
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, which said taxes, mort(3;np!;o and intorost thereon f^rantee 
assumes and will pay. 

Dated this 20th day of August, 1331. 

Thomas J. Akers 
Aldyth Aksrs 

STATE OF WASHINGTON ) 

) ss. 
County of Chelan ) 

THIS CSRTiri3S that on this 20th day of August, 1931, befo--"; me, the undersigned 
a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, personally appeared Thomas J. iUcers 
and Aldyth Akers, husoand and wife, to me known to be the nersjns described in and who 
executed the foregoing Deed and acknowledged to me that they sip;ned and executed the same 
freely and voluntririly for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. 

IN TESTIMONY wHSR30F I have hereunto set my h:ind and seal the day and yo.".r in 

this certificate last above written. 

(N.P. SEAL COM. EX.) LaRiy McCann Notary Public 

(Apr. 13, 1932 ) in and for the State of'.Vashin^ton , 

(LeRoy McCann ) residing at V/enatchee 



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Compared by^ 



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1. PLACIS OP DEATH 77I-»^|t- a ^ 

JK count. o,_Asoiifl__ uiasDingron $tm Beard of fjcaltb 

K aty or Town «/ '^l-irks ton BDREAU OF VITAL ST 4TISTICS 

ji „ llj , CERTIFICATE OF DEATH 
Ij;; ReglstraUon DIst. Tfn . /A? /. j^^ 



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60 



Il«Sl«tere<i Ha ■^ ^ 



L^neth of reaidence la .ity or to^wTw^Lere dea^'J^urTj """^^^^^""^^^^^^^^^^ ^--^ o, ..,.r^,-^^, 
foreign birth? yrs ^aoa da /? / ^'T^T""' '*'■ "'"' '" 

Maria Gath-r-in- \, ^ '- -^ U> 2 ~ ^:^-l/_ jj 



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(a) Residence: No.. 



i-a Catherine Afe-^-r 



-ds. How long In U. S. If of 



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PER80WAI, AJfP STATISTICAI. PAnTICm...B« 



af^- n - ♦• ^";« OH RACE 6.iissrTussrwEiwi5r^ 

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K' U married. »(doTr«l. or diToreed 
}C HcaBAXDot _ , 

(opwiKEof Eobert A Ak/^-rtp 



(U aonialdtat ht. dtr or town u,d naui 



fc'OATE o< BIBTH (mopth. d.T. ind Te.nQo t ■ 17 Iflftfi 

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a. Trade, pr^eulon, or panlcaiar 

iind at wo^ ^ooe, ai ipUmu, A ■h TJn» 
"WTer. bookieeper, ate .a H Omg 



Iday..^ 

or mln. 



>. lodiutrr or biulnaa In vUcb 
work waa done, u rtH mm 
iaw mill, banic, etc 



10. Date deceaaed last worked at 
tliii occupation (monUi and 
Tear)_ 



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IffiDICAI^CKnTIFICATK OP DEATH 

to h.T, occorred on uv, daw .tated .bo« .u ' ~ 



of UnportapCT In owV tf 



K BIBTHTLAOE (dty or town)..^ ^ 

W (State o r eountrr) ^"HaS'^'rcrT f'rm «« a a,. 



s| u. MAMt ffillla m H >mith 

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J 11. BIBTHPLAOB (dty or toTnl ^ '^ODgS borO 
I (Stale or roimtrT) TinUT" ~ 



It. BiETHPLAOE (dty or ton)Jnnjtsh£ixn 

! (Bute or eonntrr) 1 Snn 




Name of operatlo 

Wbat teet eonilnned dla^n.i.t 



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|»J»DaiAI,, OKEMATION, OS SEUOVAL ^ '-JT 

Pia« Gl-^.rlf^tnn^ ;>.^f. ^,„, /O/,, 
,,H.S. Merchant 



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^ So. szs-UBj. ApproTed aa to Jonn bj DepL of Efflcleney. iiea. 



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THE INTERESTING CON^'ECTIONS .AaVIONG THE .\KERS F.WGLIES OF 
\VTiITNL\N' CO. WA .\NT) THE R.\NGE. PITTS, AND SMITH FAMILIES OF 
WASHINGTON CO, TN; by Ronald L .Akers, October 1997 

This is a story of the strange connections among my grandfather's families My 
grandfather had three wives and therefore three distmct families but they were connected 
in ways far beyond him as the common link. I will attempt to explain this situation as 
directly as possible based on the research I have done on my family history over the past 
four years. Prior to that time I knew very little, but wth much good fortune of finding 
kind and helpful relatives, some lucky guesses and a fair dose of persistance the story has 
unfolded Many of the genealogical details that do not bear on the story have been 
omitted to help with brevity 

My grandfather. Robert ■Alexander Akers, was bom in Floyd County, Kentucky in March 
1853 and in February 1873 mamed Malinda Cathenne Charles who was bom in Pike 
County, Kentucky in September 1855 Malinda's mother, also named Malinda, was a 
member of the famous McCoy family of that region. Their first child was William, bom in 
February 1 875 in Floyd County. 

By 1876 Robert and his young family had moved to Cass County, Missouri in connection 
with other members of his family (mother and siblings). They had three more children 
(two sons and a daughter) there before Malinda unexplainedly died in December 1882 and 
was buried in Freeman. Cass County, Missouri Robert continued to farm there until 
about 1888 By late 1888, or early 1889, the widower Robert and his four young children 
had moved to Whitman County, Washington 

In March 1 889 Robert leased 1 60 acres of prime wheat land in the well known Palouse 
area near Tekoa and setup wheat farming in a major way In October of 1 89 1 he mamed 
my grandmother. Mary Jane Range. It is as yet unknown why the 38 year old, never 
mamed, .Mary Jane was in the CoLfax (the Whitman County seat) area but her brother, 
Issac Range, witnessed her license for marriage to Robert. Later, another brother, George 
Range, farmed to the west of Robert's (purchased in 1896) land. Mary Jane was bora in 
Washington County, Tennessee, the daughter of George and Susannah (Klepper) Range, 
see Chart 1 My father, Dewey Akers, was the only living child of this mamage, bom in 
May 1898. after which Mary Jane died (of cancer'^) in January 1899 and was taken to 
Johnson City. Tennessee for burial along side of her parents. 

During the above penod of time the family of Mary Jane's oldest sister, Elizabeth (Range) 
and husband E Demin Pitts, w^re also in the Whitman County, Washington area. Most 
likely through this family connection, Robert's first bom son, William, couned and married 
the Pins' daughter, Lena, in December 1901, see Chart 2 Lena, bom in Washington 
County, Tennessee, was already Mary Janes's niece and my father's first cousin, and so 
became their step daughter-in-law and half sister-in-iaw respectively' Thus the first and 
second of Robert's families became connected. 



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Ancestors of Mary Jane Range 








Issac Range 

b: June 09, 1796 m Knob Creek, Washoig(on Co. 

TN 

m: .August 17, 1817 in Washmglon Co, TN 

d: March 08. 1853 m Wa,shma<m Co. TN 








GtoT^t Humphreys Ran;e 

b: May 09. 1819 m' Wasfarngfon Co. TN 

m; December 15. 1845 in Washmglon Co. TN 

i: September 07. 1887 m Washm^oo Co. TN 






















FJi7Jib«th Homphrevs 

b: May 25, 1797 tn Boone's Creek. Caiter Co.TN 
d: 1853 in Washmglon Co. TN 






Mary Jane Ran^e 

b: October 24. 1853 in Washington Co. TN 

m; October 27. 1891 m CoUax. Wtutman Co, WA 

d: January 21. 1899 m Tekoa. Whitman Co. WA :" 












.lacob Benjamin lOepper. ,)r 

b: .August 13, P90 m PA 

m: December 23, 1817 m Washm^on Co, TN 

d: March 26. 1 862 m Jonesboro. ^ashm^on Co. TN 


















Susannah tGepper 

b: March 03. 1826 in Washington Co. TN 
d: Apnl 05. 1889 m Washmglon Co. TN 
















Catherine Bowman 

b: December 09, 1796 in Rodungham Co, VA 
d: Februarv- 18, 186" m Uashingjor Co, TN 












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Raymond Akers 








Jonathan Wesley .\kers 

b: May 04. 1814 m Floyd Co. KY 

m: June 07, 1837 in Prestonsburg. Floyd Co, KY 

d: Oaober 27, 1874 m Toler Creek. Floyd Co. KY 








Robert .41ciander .Xkers 

b: .Vlardi 06. 1853 m Toier Creek. Floyd Co. KY 

m: February 08. 1 873 in Pike Co. KY 

d: June 26. 1923 m Oakesdale. Whitman Co. WA 






















Sarah Howeil 

b: September 16. 1815 in Floyd Co. KY 
d: July 22. 1889 m Freeman. Cass Co. MO 






WUBain Myron .Akers 

b. Febniao'lS. 1875 m Floyd Co. KY 
m: November 25. 1901 in WA 
d: .Apnl 16. 1963 m Spokane. W.A 




















Frederick Charies 

b; 1806 in V.A 

m: June 02. 1853 in Pike Co. KY 

d: November 18. 1859 m Pike Co, KY 


















Malinda Catherine Charles 

b: September 20. 1855 m Pike Co, KY 

d: December 09. 1882 m Freeman, Cass Co, MC 
















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Mvn>n Raymond .\kers 

b: Nlav 30."l904 m Rosalia. WA 

m; AbL 1947 in Spofcane. UA 

d: Mardi M. 19^0 m Spokane. WA 












MaUnda EDen .McCoy 

b: 1832 in Logan Co. VA 
d: Unknown in Pike Co. K'^"' 
























E. Demin Pitts 

b: Unknown in Washmgton Co. TN? 

m: June 13. 1872 in Washington Co. TN" 

d; Unknown in W.A? 




Una May Pitts 

b: December 29. 1885 m Johnson Citv. TN 
d: Mav 09. 1947 m Spokane. WA 












Georje Humphreys Range 

b: May 09, 1819 m Washmgton Co. TN 

m: December 15, 1845 in Washington Co, TN 

d: September 07, 18S7 m Washington Co, TN 






















Elizabeth Catherine Range 

b: October 29. 1846 m Washmgton Co, TN 
d: I 'nknown m W A? 
















Susannah Klepper 

b: .Vlardi 03. 1826 m Wa-shmglcm Co, TN 
d: Apnl 05, 1889 in Washington Co, TN 




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On the presumption that my grandfather accompanied his wife's (Mary Jane) body back to 
Tennessee for burial, we believe that at this time, or in some way connected with this 
process, he was introduced to a young Washington County lady by the name of Mana 
Catherine (Smith) Cloyd. Cassie, as she was known by. was bom in Oaober i 866 the 
daughter of William H.M. Smith. She was the widow of John Cloyd of Washington 
County and had also lost her two young children by this time Cassie's mother was Eliza 
(Klepper) Smith who was married first to Andrew Jackson Hagy, a casualty of the Civil 
War Eliza (Klepper) Smith was the older sister of Mary Jane (Range) Aksrs' mother, 
Susannah (Klepper) Range, and thus Cassie and Mary Jane were first cousins, see Chan 3. 
In January 1901 Roben Akers and Cassie Cloyd were married m Washington County, 
Tennessee and she returned to Whitman Counry to begin her new life as wife number three 
to Robert and stepmother to my father 

Cassie came into a family to which she was already related. My father was already her 
first cousin once removed and her step daughter-in-law to be, Lena Pitts, was also her first 
cousin once removed. So my grandfather's third family was linked thereby to families one 
and two Robert and Cassie went on to have five more children (one daughter and four 
sons). These children did not have the traditional half sibling relationship with my father 
but because of the relationship of their respective mothers were three quarter siblings A 
similar closeness existed between Lena's children and the children of Robert's second and 
third marriages, see Chart 4. 

To make things even slightly more complicated, Cassie's mother died m December 1875 
and her father, Wm Smith mamed again to Nancy E Range in March 1877, see Chart 5. 
Cassie's stepmother, Nannie, as she was known, was the grand daughter of James Range, 
Sr of Carter County, Tennessee James Range was an uncle of Mary Jane Range's 
grandfather, Issac Range, making Mary Jane, Nannie's second cousin once removed. 

Robert died of hardening of the arteries and dementia in June 1923 and was buried with 
his first wTfe in Freeman, Missoun. Cassie lived until October 1934, dying of liver cancer, 
and is buned with her sister and other family members in Clarkston, Washington .At the 
time of this paper's writing ail of Robert's children have passed away as well as his first 
four grandchildren. His surviving grandchildren live all across the US. fi-om: Washington, 
Idaho, Oregon, California, Texas, to Massachusetts This ends the little saga of the 
interesting connections among the .\kers families of Whitman County, Washington and the 
Range, Pitts, and Snuth families of Washington and Caner Counties, Tennessee I hope it 
has provided you with some information and amusement. 



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Ancestors of Maria Catherine Smith 








William Smith. Jr 

b: May 03, 1804 in WashmgMM Co, TN 
m: 1833 in Washington Co. TN 
d: 1875 in Washington Co. TN 








William Henry McCray Smith 

b: May 23, 1835 m Fair.iew. Washington Co, TN 
m: December 14. 1865 in Washington Co. TN 
d: November 12. 1902 in Washington Co. TN 


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Maria .McCray 

b: 1809 m Washingjon Co, TN 
d: 1894 in Washington Co, TN' 






Maria Catherine Saiith 

b: October 17. 1866 in Johnson Citv. Washm^on 

Co. TN 

m; January 24. 1900 in Johnson City, Washington 

Co, TN' 

d: October i:. 1934 in Clarkstoo. W.A 












Jacob Benjamin Uepper, Jr 

b; .August 13. 1790 m P.A. 

m: December 23. 1817 m Washington Co. TN 

d: March 26, 1862 m Jonesboro, Washmglon Co, TN 


















Eliza Klepper 

b: June 24. 1842 in Wa.shingJon Co. TN 

d; .November 12. 1875 m Washington Co. TN 


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Catherine Bowman 

b: December 09, 1796 in Rockm^am Co, VA 
d: Febniary 18. 1867 in Washmgjon Co. TN 













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Ancestors of Minnie Smith 







William Smith. Sr 

b; ,AbC ;7"0 in Lancaster Co. ?.\ 

miFebniaiy 12, 1791 m HopeweiL FredencL V.A 

d; .Abe 1832 in Washmgton Co. TN 






Wiiliam Smith, Jr 

b: May 03. 1804 m Washmgtoo Co. TN 
m; 1833 m Wasfamglon Co. TN 
d: 1875 m Washmgton Co. TN 
















Hannah Thompson 

b:.AbL 1770 mV.A.? 

d: Uniaiown m Washington Co. TN 














N^illiam Henry McCray Smith 

h. May :3. 1835 m Fairinew. Washington Co. TN 

m: March :2. 187" m Carter Co. TN 

d: November IZ. 1902 m Wa.shingloo Co. TN 














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William McCray 

bi.AK. 1780 in' 

m: Abt. 1805 in Washmgton Co. TN 

d; Unicnown m Washin^oo Co. TN 






Maria .VIcCray 

b: 1 809 m Washington Co. TN 
d: 1894 m Washmgton Co, TN 


















Maria Bowman 

b: AbL 1785 in NC 

d: Unknown in Washmgton Co. TN 


Minnie Smith 

h 1 885 m Washmglon Co, TN 
m: 1903 m * ashinglon Co. TN" 
d: 1969 m Wishingloo Co. TN 








James Range. Sr 

b; Julv 21. 1754 m Somerset Co. NJ 

m: Odober 30. 1787 m \Aashington Co. NC (now 

Carter Co. TS) 

d: July 26. 1825 m Carter Co. TN 














Jacob Range 

b: Mardi 13. 1801 m Carter Co. TN 
m; June 07, 1 824 m Carter Co. TN 
± Unknown m Carter Co. TN 


















Barbara Hammer 

b: .Apnl 28. 1762 in Washmgton Co. NC (now Carter 

Co. TNT 

d: ,Apnl 08. 1843 m Carter Co. TN 
















Nancy F. Rane« 

b: November 12. 1 850 in Carter Co. TN 
d: March 26. 1888 m Washmglon Co. TN 


















Anne Hammer 

b: .Abt. 1 800 m TN 
d: Bet 1858 mTN 





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REFERENCES 

1. Akers Families of East Kentucky- Henr\- Scalf, "The East Kentucidan, Vo! X, Numbers 

3 & 4 (Dec 1974 & Mar 1975)". 

2. Discussion of the Origin of William .AJcers of Franklin Co, \'A, Henrv Brackin, Jr. Jun 
1988. 

3. The Akers Family of .Axnerica (1665-1985), John Stevens. Apr 1986 

4 Revised material from Henr>' Brackm, JjLon the Mers and Blackburn Families, Apr 
1998. ^ 

5. Bunal Sites and Freeman Cemetery of Dolan Twp, Cass Co, MO, Cass Co Histoncal 
Society, cal971, 

6 Videotape Interview with Ora (Jacks) .AJcers, Aug 1994 

7. Kinfolk, .Anna Ruth (.\kers) Lycan, Jun 1994, (history of John Henry -\kers Family). 

8 Ancestral Sketches, LeRoy Reeves. 1951, (Range family ancestry). 

9. The History of Washington Co, TN, Watauga Assn of Genealogical Societies, 1988. 

10 The Cemeteries of Washington Co. TN, Bennett, Vols I-III. 1975'' 

1 1 Some Descendants of Jacob and Supnnah Milhous Bowman of Rockingham Co, VA 
and Washington Co, TN, G. Ralph Bowman. 1975. 

12. The Miller Family of Knob Cr, Washington Co, TN (with data on the Bowman, 
Klepper, Range and Humphreys Families). Jeanne Lyle Sell, 1988(e) 

13 The Family of Jacob Bowman and Susannah Milhous of Rockingham Co, VA and 
Washington Co, TN. Hugh H Mottem. 1970. 

14 History and Genealogy of the Family of Jacob Klepper/Clepper and Malcolm 
McAlpine Family, Lucille (Clepper) Mehrkam, 1986. 

15 A History of the Hole Family in England and .Ajnerica, C E Rice. 1904 (Mead 
ancestry). 

16. My Children's Hentage, Vol I,.M..\^Click, Sr, 1995 (Wine/Wein ancestry). 

17. Mead/Meade Relations. ALPrichard, 1931. 



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19 Correspondence with 

Anna Ruth (.\kers) Lycan 
Patrica (.\kers) Hunter 
Liza Jane (Akers) Kidd 
William Carroll .\kers 
Thomas Jefferson .Akers 
Gary- Douglas .Akers 
Dale & Margaret Ranae 



Cornelius Carroll 

Nora .Mead 

Larry- Hovig 

Nora Holmes 

Henry Mosier 

Joanie Range-Douglas 

Dessie Little Simmons 



Faye Sheckler 
Dorothy Fulton 
John Lewis 
Lou Keathly 
Hugh Mottern 
John Carr 
Lorraine Rich 



10 L'S Census Records: 

1790 Virginia 
1790 Pennslyvania 
1800 Virginia 
1810 Floyd Co. KY 
1820 Floyd Co. KY 
1830FIovdCo, KY 



1840 Floyd Co, KY 
1850 Floyd Co. KY 
1860 Floyd Co, KY 
1870 Floyd Co, KY 
1840 Cass Co, xMO 
1850 Cass Co. MO 



1860 Cass Co. MO 
1870 Cass Co, .MO 
ISSOCassCo. MO 
1900W-TtitmanCo. WA 
1910 Whitman Co, WA 
1920 Whitman Co, WA 



1800 Washington Co, TN 
1810 Washington Co, TN 
1820 WashiagtonCo, TN 
1830 Washington Co. TN 



1840 Washington Co. TN 
1850 Washington Co, TN 
1860 Washington Co, TN 
1870 Washington Co, TN 
1880 Washington Co, TN 



And 
Others 





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Mystery Relatives/ Ancestors! 
.Akers, Meads, Howelis, Ranges. Kleppers, Pitts, or ^, ca. 1850-70 
( They are reproduced from tintypes, which were in use at that time; 



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