Smallwood Acton is allegedly the son of Henry Acton and Esther/Hester Smallwood but I have not researched this or verified it personally. They lived for a while in Clark County, KY. I'd like to tie them with the James Acton family of Garrard County, KY if possible. I believe at least some of the Actons in Clark County may have begun using (or been misunderstood!) the name Ecton.