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Thomas Akers

Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania or Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Floyd, Indiana, United States
Place of Burial: Greenville (N), Floyd Cty, IN, Heil Cem.
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Akers, Jr. and Mary Hays Akers
Husband of Mary Smith
Father of Joseph L. Akers; Simon Akers; Stephen Akers; Thomas Akers; Uriah Akers and 3 others
Brother of Ruth Hale; Uriah Akers and William Ackers

Managed by: Richard Lee Smallwood-Roberts
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About Thomas Akers

Thomas Akers was a soldier 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.

Thomas Akers name is inscripted on the Battle of Blue Licks Memorial monument, near Carlisle, Ky., "This monument, the gift of a grateful commonwealth commemorates the Heroic pioneers who, in defense of Kentucky, here fought and fell in the Battle of Blue Licks, August 19, 1782."

Of the 165 men that entered the battle, only 98 escaped. The statistics of the battle - One of the two Lieutenants-Colonels was killed; both majors survived; Of the 10 captains: 6 killed, 1 captured; All 5 lieutenants were killed; Of the 2 ensigns: 1 killed, 1 captured; Privates: 49 killed, 98 escaped.

Thomas was living in Boutecurt, Va. in 1773 per Summers Annals Southwest Va. William and Elizabeth and Thomas and Mary deed land in Boutecurt, Va., 1775. See Summers Annals Southwest Virginia. per Simon Akers Will - Will Book 1, page 151 in Augusta Co., VA.

Buried in Heil Cemetery, sometimes called Howeil Cemetery. This abandoned cemetery on Jersey Park Road in Section 34 Northeast of Greenville (purchased by Thomas Akers in 1825), off Borden-Greenville Road. Grave moved to Harrison Co. Marker reads Thomas Akers - Ky Vol. Rev. War - 1736 to 1815. In 1965, a white government marker was placed at the grave site. -- "The Descendants of Charles Henry Bailey & Eudora Belle Watkins and Their Ancestors" by Robert Lee Bailey, July 2004

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Thomas Akers's Timeline

Chester, Pennsylvania or Virginia, United States
November 24, 1753
Age 21
Age 26
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
June 2, 1760
Age 28
botetourt, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Augusta, Virginia, United States
Age 38
Botetourt, Virginia, United States
Age 50
November 8, 1787
Age 55
Fayette, Kentucky, United States
June 7, 1801
Age 69
Age 83
Floyd, Indiana, United States