To all of you who are related to this line--- I was in Rusk Tx a few months ago and zeroxed a copy of a group sheet for Acker that included a reference to my family surname of Ellis. The date on this group sheet is 1984-by a Dorothy Welker Acker-Jacksonville Tx. As for the name Acker:: Alexander Acker:7/27/1812-12/22/1871(Cherokee co Tx) m 1/12/1845 SC to: Nancy Moses 1816Ala- ca 1869 Cherokee co Tx.
Joseph Pinkney Acker 4/18/1843 Pickens co Ala d:3/18/1925-Cherokee Co Tx m:10/18/1866 Annie Rebecca Whitaker(Jennings)(b:10/15/1843 Pickens Co Ala.-8/2/1926 Cherokee co Tx)
Samuel Eli Acker 10/29/1867 Lyons Co Ms.-2/22/1939 Cherokee Co Tx. -m:1/21/1886 to Eudora Jane Booth(b;11/14/1867 Searcy Ark-d: 3/6/1946 Jacksonville Tx)
Ammiel Godbey Acker 9/18/1897Cherokee Co Tx d;5/19/1953 Mercedes tx. m;1/6/1918 Kate Helen Ellis
A.G.Acker,Jr 9/11/1925Jacksonville Tx m;7/24/1945 Dorothy Ellen Welker
Also the names ;Gaston, Garrison, Dotson, Leverton,Vinson and Murphree were included in this group sheet. Hope this may be of some use for you recearching this Acker line.