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Jane Akers (Clay)

Also Known As: "Jennie", "Jincy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Halifax County, Virginia, United States
Death: 1870 (65)
Johnson County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jordan Clay and Mary Clay
Partner of Andrew Jackson Akers
Mother of Lucinda Sturgill; Victoria Victory Clay; Mitchell Clay; Lydia Irick; Rebecca E Clay and 4 others
Sister of Nancy Clay; John Clay; Caleb Clay; James Clay; Peter Clay and 4 others

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About Jane Akers

Jane (Clay) Akers was born in Halifax Co, Va in 1805 to a mom who had immigrated from Canada by the name of Carter/Cartier. See her profile for the tithable status link to the Carters of the same place at the same time and notice the Oral History of the Floyd Family at the bottom of this profile.

Lucinda Clay was the daughter of Jane "Jincy" Clay and Andrew Jackson Akers. Although, Andrew was married, he and Jane had several children together, perhaps as many as ten. Jane raised Lucinda and her little sister, Victoria, while Andrew raised a couple, Jane's parents raised a couple and some of her siblings raised some as well. It is my belief that the children were bonded out' as that the practice was that if it was felt that single mother was unable to care for her children, then they were bonded out to family members if possible.

Jane Clay was the daughter of Jordan Clay, b. ca 1777, d. 1856, and Mary Cartier. Jordan and Mary married May 13, 1796.Children: (all dates of birth are estimates based on ages in variouscensusrecords)

Lucy Clay, 1797 Nancy Clay,1798 Robert Clay, 1799 John Clay, 1800 James Clay, 1804 Caleb Clay, 1804 Jane "Jenny, Jincy" Clay, 1805 Peter Clay, 1807 Sarah Clay, 1815 Mary Clay, 1815 Elizabeth Clay, 1817 Matthew Clay, 1820

There were at least two other Clay/Akers connections;

Jane's brother Caleb, married Andrew's sister, Zilpha and her brother, James, married Andrew's sister, Malinda Akers. Jane's brother, Matthew married a Lucinda Sturgill. I cannot remember at the moment what her connection is, but there is one. In the 1830 census of Pike County, KY, Andrew and Jane were living next door to one another. In the 1840 census of Lawrence County, Jane is living next door to James, her brother and the next house is their father, Jordan. In the 1850 census of Pike County, KY, Jane and her daugther, Victoria are living in the house with Blackburn, Lucinda, Priscilla and John. In the 1870 census, Jane is listed as the head of household, under the name of Jincy, with her daughter Victoria and two of Victoria's children. After the 1870, Jane drops out of sight.

Now, in 1845, Jane Clay writes a letter consenting for her daughter,Lucindato marry Blackbern Sturgen. In the record it states that Andrew Akers and William B. Irick have signed the back of the letter. We know that Andrew Akers was the father of Lucinda, but it took me a while to discover who this William B. Irick was. Turns out that he married Lydia Clay, another daughter of Jane and Andrew Akers that was raised by Jane's brother, James and his wife Malinda Akers Clay.Victoria, Jane's youngest daugther, also married an Akers. I believe him to have been her first cousin.

The Following is Oral History From the Floyd

Famiy:   Etnicity: " JINCY is  my 3rd great grandma.  This may be our Bonded Full Blood Cherokee grandma as the  family story  says that Lucinda Clay was a full blooded Cherokee Indian,orphaned and raised by a famiy named Clay.  This is  what my sister and I, plus a couple of other researchers have found. Record Lost 1977 Courthouse was flooded  in 1977, heavily damaging records. Okay, so now I have said all of that, it appears that Lucinda was not Cherokee. It could be that the story was made up because of the circumstances. But  Iam wondering if perhaps Jane was. There are several Clays listed on the Dawes Rolls and there is a Jane listed. Whether or not this is our Jane,we may never know."~~~~Anita   This is Anitas lines story passed coming from our double first cousins  her line and our Liza Belcher line were sisters whose oral history is more likely that of Liza Belchers and the history is the same as Don Floyd's mom's mom, Liza Belcher whose sister's kids were told the story as the same as Anita's.. Don Floyd's oral history was that his mom's mom was Cherokee, no blood amount although his mom said she was fullblood. We didd not pass on a Princess story; these are very very dirt poor mountain folk very very religious and didnt pass faiiry dust and princess,  And it doest appear others exchanged versions with each other  until recenltly ,  Wow thank God., we have Belcher kin still in the area of Mingo WV who were  from where my grandma Liza Belchers had brothers.   I was said 2 of her Belcher brothers became some of Mingo police, or WV state police men. but I'm not sure the years, nor even if not sheriff's, or city cops. Dad was little when he heard the histories and his grandma had passed on before he was born, but he did remember Belcher kin coming around and telling the story. and always told him he looked like them. So maybe if i get to meet or exchange documents with them one day could answer a lot of questions  or DNA when we're able to do that.<br/>

A few things I'mm learning is you have 2 blocks on WV US Census to check for race Black or White up till 1940s. And just because this Jincy on the Cherokee Roles maybe our lines, to our Jincy. doesn't mean others that claimed NA were on rolls. It is a well known fact many tribes had and did refuse other NA. just because ones kin are not found on roles does not mean they cant have a NA bloodline, I'm not sure you need to be erasing oral history or doing changes like this to profiles too fast due to oral history mattering so much.

Another reason its not safe to say that your kin is not on a rolls and then assume there not NA, because of 2 facts i know: a common practice to leave a poor child on a door step of a wealthy household. (If you love the child but cant feed it there was not many other choices) and, 2, My granddad came to this area in 1774, well he had been here before but lets stick to documented dates here. he came to save the hunting grounds, and work and get land but not in hunting grounds, way passed there; but,. the Britts were stealing lands of certain tribes he knew that was going to lead to a war which is the main reason he came. to pick land for vets, but away from sacred areas; but, it not getting done was partly due to the Rev. but in his note he reports with others, they came up on many abandoned NA women and children and left them their food supplies; so, there is two documented proven issues alone, here and many others that prove not all were in legal tribes or were able to stay with them. many lines here have NA bloodlines and have never been in or around tribes proven with dna and dna can not proove everyone who has NA that actually does have NA. .

Lewis Belcher s mom was also a Jincy and the Belcher were the NA Cherokee. the Jincy and story coud be wrong for this Jincy and goes to Jincy Belcher; while, all of Carrie Floyds children passed the blood was from their Belcher granny, not this Jincy granny..GJF son of Don, that was son of Carrie  Floyd gave the correct line and it wasn't this one best we know. i have 2 3rd great Jincy grandma on dads moms side this is her dads line,  He was not NA,  Her mom Liza was and her dad Lewis Belcher s mom<br/>  

Jincy, was the Cherokee we were given from dad according to his Belcher kin who were NA line. His dads line was the Powhatan Nicati, through my 4th granddads daughter who told Mr. Brown of the oral history. No one claims the 1720 date of birth for Nycatie / Nicati and, when Mr. Brown reported the information on Nicatie to Cabell and Kin, he used the date 3 or more times although it is debunked date for Ny ca tie and used 1720 for William Floyd, John's dad, 1720 for Nicatis death, and 1720 for when traders came. each just being 5 yr off. Nobody nows the true age of Opecanough or how old he was when he came to Jamestown or his age at death. 19-40, could be even a guess. Nicatie is her own source because she is oral history from 7 generations and has at least descendants named after her. You might finally get that fact; but, in the mean time i will keep you in prayers. All our documents, pictures, land were stolen in 1920, taken from granddads' who was poor, after civil war all was lost and stolen again by big resource coal companys, proven in the Supreme Court. if any one has a picture of her and others please return and share TY. There is a new book out called Ramp Hollow, in the book mentions our Belcher kin, also gives one doing research a good idea what happened to a lot of WV familys, one more issue i found here if your kin lived on a rich resource they could of been marked the best race for the choosing or whatever race they felt could get them your kins land. so later generations would be confused of who was who and who lived were. this has been proven around the crooks that stole your granddads land. My loved ones cant even find our 3rd granddads grave were he died and was buried in these lands. his dad was John Floyd, Col John Floyds son. ~ ~ ~ G.J. Floyd

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Jane Akers's Timeline

1805
1805
Halifax County, Virginia, United States
1825
1825
Age 20
1825
Age 20
Floyd County, Kentucky, United States
1827
1827
Age 22
1829
1829
Age 24
1835
1835
Age 30
1835
Age 30
1836
1836
Age 31
1840
1840
Age 35
1845
1845
Age 40