I have Drury P. Acton b. 1813 son of James S. Acton.I do not show a Malinda Acton who is her father and when was she born?The children I have for James S. Acton are:
Martha b. 1812
Richard b. 16 Feb 1816
Was Malinda an additional child or was Martha supposed to be Malinda?
I have this biography I found on ancestry,com
on James S. Acton:
Biography per Jim Howe:
Possibly born in Virginia.Married, wif's name unknow.At least five children:Stephen Acton - born 1790-1800; James Acton Jr. - born 1811/died 1881; Richard Acton; Peggy Acton; and Elizabeth Acton.
A Nov. 9 1999, post by Beth Watkins on the USGenForum Internet site sates James had nine children:Samuel Acton - born about 1794; Stephen -born 1797 in Tennessee; John Acton - born 1805 in Ohio (this seems unlikely); James Jr. - born 1807 in Pulaski County, kentucky; Martha Acton - born 1812 in Floyd County, Kentucky; Drury P. Acton - born 1813 in Kentucky; Saran Acton born about 1814 in Kentucky; Richard; and Nancy Acton -born about 1820 in Kentucky/died June 6, 1879.
Family tradition has held the Acton family hailed from Pulaski County.James is listed in a marriage record there, giving consent for daughter Peggy to be married to Drewry Elkins.Stephen served as the bondsman for this union.The family's last name was spelled Ecton in these records.Richard's obituary claimed he was born in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, which is in present-day Lincoln Couty but extremely close to the border with Garrard County and not far from Pulaski County.
Kentucky's 1800 Tax List listed only one of the Acton name - Aaron in Garrard County in the state.
The 1810 Federal Census, however, found several of the name in Kentucky by that time.Amoung them was James with his Garrard County household containing two males, ages 0-10; one male 10-16; one male, 45 and over; one female, 26-45; and one female, 45 and up.
By 1820, James was in Pulaski County.In this edition, James listed his household with one male, age 0-10; one male, 10-16; one female, 16-26; and one female, 45 and up.
Sometime around 1830, James supposedly moved his family north to Jackson County, Indiana.One of the name DID show up in this southern Indiana county's Salt Creek township as head of a household containg one male, age 0-5; one male, 20-30; and one female, 20-30.From the ages, however, this most likely was son James Jr. Stephen's household consisted of one male, age 0-5; one male, 5-10; one male, 10-15; one female, 30-40; one female, 0-5; one female, 5-10; and one female, 30-40.A James Ecton sic was found in Pulaski County with a household containing one male, 20-30, and one female, 15-20.Perhaps the one in Jackson County was James Sr. with the ages recorded wrong and James Jr.was the one still in Pulaski County.
James was definitely in Jackson County by 1840 as the census of that year recorded him living next to son Richard in Salt Creek township.James' household included one male, age 70-80, and four woemn: One eache in the 10-15 and 15-20 bracket with the other tow in the 20-30 bracket.One person in the household was engaged in agriculture.Sons James Jr. and Stephen as well as Drury Acton were also living in the county at this time.Drury (possibly another son) was living next door to Stephen.
Sometime in the following decade, James died.His burial location is unknown.
Son James Jr. died in 1881 with his obituary appearing in the Feb. 24, 1881 issue of the Brownstown (Indiana)Banner.According to the article, he was about 70 years old (born approximately 1811) and died at this home west of Freetown.this was the individual found in Jackson County by the 1830 census.
The werreabouts of the Acton family before 1800 is unknow.Six of the name were found in Virginia by its 1787 censu:Francis Acton - Loudon County, Third Battalion; Henry Acton - Loudon County, Second Battalion; John Acton- Hardy County; richard Acton - Hardy County; Smallwood Acton - Loudon County, Third Battalion; and Margaret Ecton - stafford County.James, however, was not found.None of the name were found in the 1790 tax list of Kentucky, although a James Ackin sic was paid up in Bourbon County in March 1791