Joseph L Akers (c.1758 - 1843)

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Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Floyd, Indiana, United States
Managed by: Jackie "Wayne" Roberts Jr.
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About Joseph L Akers

Joseph Akers came to Bowman Station, Ky as a pioneer in 1779 with Thomas Akers. Bowman Station was on the pioneer Road Between Crab Orchard and Harrodsburg on the Dicks (now Dix) River. Abram Bowman lived at Bowman Station. Bowman Station was established in 1779. The Akers family had come through the Cumberland Gap with about 30 strong men and their families, into Boonesboro, Ky.

Joseph was a private in the Revolutionary War. Both Thomas Akers and Joseph Akers, Sr, his father, are shown on pg. 11 of "Roster - Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana", Vol. II by Roscoe O'Byrne 1966. Further accounts he was a private in an expedition against the Indians under General George Rogers Clark 1782, received on pound, 6 shillings, 8 pence. On payroll of Capt. Gabriel Madison, Va. Militia Paid June 10, 1785 13 shillings, 4 pence. Proof Vol. *, page 15 LPD no 80 and 88, Virginia State Library DAR No 286596 and #378682.

Joseph moved to Indiana in 1818 and he was on the tax records for 1819 in Floyd Co., Ind. Original tax receipt in possession of Mrs. D. C. Hayes, Glasgow, Ky. Original receipt for making coffin of his death in 1843 is in the possession of N.S.D.A.R. attached to papers of D.G. Hayes of Glasgow, Ky.

In 1820 Census Joseph Akers household was listed in Greenville Twp., Floyd Co. Joseph Akers owned property in Floyd Co., Indiana in Township 1, Section 34 Range 5 East (Greenville) recorded April 9 1825, Southeast quarter - 160 acres.

Joseph Akers was buried in Heil Cemetery and then moved (or headstone moved) to Harrison County, IN on Losson Road. Marker reads: Joseph Akers - Va. Militia Rev. War - 1758 to 1843. In 1965, a white government marker was placed at the gravesite. -- per Robert Lee Bailey's book "The Descendants of Charles Henry Bailey & Eudora Belle Watkins and Their Ancestors", July 2004.

Photos of Heil Cemetery: http://www.geocities.com/sdf51/akerthom.html

More info and graphics: http://www.footnote.com/page/92385723_some_of_the_virginia_akers/

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Joseph L. Akers's Timeline

1758
1758
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
1780
1780
Age 22
1780
Age 22
1780
Age 22
Kentucky, United States
1782
June 21, 1782
Age 24
1784
1784
Age 26
Virginia, United States
1804
April 15, 1804
Age 46
Shelby, Kentucky, United States
1827
1827
Age 69
1843
1843
Age 85
Floyd, Indiana, United States
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