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Ralph Akers, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Colonial America
Death: Died in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Akers, Sr. and Sarah Akers
Husband of Hannah Akers
Father of Ephraim Akers, Sr.; Ralph Akers, Jr. and Robert Akers
Brother of William Akers, II; Robert Akers; Abiah Akers; Ruth Akers; Sarah Akers and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Ralph Akers, Sr.

e-mail from Alice Smith [address on file] of Mt. Desert Island, Maine, received 21 Dec 1996)

Had a research trip to NJ late last month: found a little "byte" on Ralph Akers... His name was on a list of freeholders, dated 24 August 1762, where he was levied 4 shillings, 6 pence toward raising a sum of 1'20 pounds for "use of the Poor." This from the Nottingham Township Minute Book, 1692-1710 / 1752-1772. So if he removed to VA with Robert and Sarah and all the rest perhaps they didn't go until later that Fall. Nottingham was a section of Trenton, in the southern part of the town. _______________________________________________

1781 PA Tax List: Bedford Co. Providence Twp.

Ralph ACRES _______________________________________________

1790 PA Census: Bedford County [township not stated], p. 9, line 44

Ralph ACRE

Free white males of 16 years and upwards, including heads of families: 2 Free white males of 16 and under: 1 Free white females, including heads of families: 3 ______________________________________________

1798 U.S. Direct Tax for Providence Twp, Bedford Co. PA

Ralph "AIRES" Log House, 30 X 24, value $60 Old Barn 40 X 18 Neighbor: Abia Ekers Acres: 230, value $460 _______________________________________________

1800 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence Twp. p. 399, line 1 Series M32, roll 36

Ralph AKERS Males: 1 (<10); 1 (26-45); 1 (45+) Females: 1 (10-16); 1 (26-45); 1 (45+) _______________________________________________

1810 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence Twp. p. 22 Series M252, roll 45/46

Ralph ECKERS Males: 1 (<10); 1 (26-45); 1 (45+) Females: 1 (<10); 1 (16-26); 1 (45+) _______________________________________________

Bedford County, PA Willbook 1, p. 488

In the name of God I Ralph Akers Senior being sound in reason although weack in body do macke and publish this my last will and testement as follows Viz. First I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Hannah the use and benifits of all my estate real and personal during her nattral life that is to say as far as is nessacery for a comfortable support and next I do give and bequeath unto my sons William and Ralph all my lands to be equally divided between them quantity and quallity to be theirs free from all demands at the decease of my beloved wife their mother but as my son William is at this time far of that I know not whether alive or dead it is my will that if my son William should be dead before he git in possession of this part herein appointed him then that shall be equally divided amongst his children but further more it is my will that should my son William be alive to possess the part given to him and would not choose to live on the said lands then my other son Ralph shall have the hole of the land and pay then unto William the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars or if William should be dead and his children shall not wish to live on said land Ralph shall have the hole by paying the before mentioned sum to William's children to be equally divided amongst them also I give unto my three daughters Zillah, and Sarah, and Jeane all my beds and beding and all my puter to be equally divided amongst them at the death of my beloved wife their mother also I give unto my son Robbirt my weavers lumbe and also I give unto my sons Robbirt & Ralph my wagen and little hatchet for their use each, equall part to be their at the death of their mother and also I give unto my son Epheram my big iron cittle to have at the death of his mother also I give unto my son Ralph my wheat fan and brass cittle and little iron pot to be his at the death of his mother also I give to my son William a small iron pot at the death of his mother also I give unto my grand son Ammiriah my small desk which shall be his property at the death of my beloved wife his grandmother and all the rest of my property that may be found at the death of my beloved wife shall be equally divided between all my children sons and daughters, whose names are herein mentioned also I do order and appoint my son Ralph to tacke care of his mother seeing that she hath comfortable support out of the substance left in her hands for that purpose also I do appoint and macke my sons Robbirt and Ralph my executors to execute this my last will and testament made this twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and year above written.

Ralph Akers (Seal)

Test

{The following words were underlined before signed be dead use Ralph}

Thos. Runyan Samuel Jackson John Hollenshead George Barton

Bedford County SS. Personally appeared before me the subscri Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for said County Samuel Jackson and George Barton two of the subscribing witnefses to the foregoing instruments in writing who being duly sworn do depose and say that on or about the 26th day of March last they subscribed their names as witnefses to the foregoing instrument in writing in presence of Ralph Akers, the testator, that the said testator declared the same to be his last will and testament and also declared that the name "Ralph Akers" thereto subscribed was his the said testators own hand writing. that the time the deponents subscribed as witnefses the said testator was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding according to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief - Sworn and subscribed the 2nd day of June A.D. 1817.

Coram

Samuel Jackson George Barton D. Mann Register

Filed and Registered 2nd June A.D. 1817

Be it remembered that on the 2nd day of June A.D. 1817 letters testamentary was granted to Robert Akers and Ralph Akers Executors in the foregoing will named they having been first duly sworn according to law. __

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Ralph Akers, Sr.'s Timeline

1728
October 20, 1728
Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Colonial America
1758
1758
Age 29
1761
March 27, 1761
Age 32
Loudon, Virginia, United States
1777
February 16, 1777
Age 48
Loudoun County, Virginia, United States
1817
1817
Age 88
East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States