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Profiles

  • Abagail Large (1819 - 1867)
  • Adam Akers (1779 - 1838)
    Adam Akers was the twelfth and last child of Blackburn Akers, Sr., and wife Elizabeth Blackburn. He was born c.1779 in Virginia, most likely in Botetourt County, as his parents had been established the...
  • Amanda Mariah Akers (1871 - 1921)
    Birth: 1871 Death: 1921 Burial: Elmwood Cemetery Chanute Neosho County Kansas, USA Plot: Section 190 Block 15 Lot 019 Space 03 Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Jeffrey C Record ...
  • Amanda Jane Akers (1881 - 1943)
    Amanda Jane Tackett was born in 1881. She was the daughter of James Tackett and Mary Ann Martin. As of 1904, her married name was Akers. Amanda Jane Tackett married Henry Clay Akers, son of Stephen Ake...
  • Amelia Eleanor Graham (1835 - 1877)
    Lady Amelia Eleanor Graham was the daughter of William John Akers. She married, firstly, Sir Edward Graham, 9th Baronet, son of Sir Robert Graham, 8th Baronet and Elizabeth Young, on the 20th of Januar...

About the Akers surname

The Akers family is a long and complicated one. The family is of Jewish and Native American beginnings. The Akers family and other Jewish families were moved to England to act as accountants for the king and other noble families. Whole villages were uprooted and move to England and Wales. Some were Cryptic Jews and others were Spanish Jews who ancestors were forced to convert to Christianity by the Spanish Government during the Spanish Inquisition.

They arrived in England only to find themselves persecuted by both the Protestants and Catholic faiths. Beheading was common among the punishments dished out. The Jewish immigrants reacted by pretending to embrace Christianity outwardly to avoid prosecution.

When the opportunity arrived to immigrate to America, most did. There they were know as the New Salem Baptist and later as Primitive Baptist. The majority of the family settled in the Montgomery County area, of Virginia. The county was large and was broken up into smaller counties. The area is now located in Scotts County, Virginia.

The native connection appears to have started with John Akers and Susan Blackburn. His family tree is well documented on Ancestor.com