Vicki, I have a Marquis De La Fayette Akins born in Illinois (Washington Grove, Ogle Co.) on February 18, 1840.Lafayette is a brother of Charles B. Akins who married Bula Angelica Jones (who I'm looking for info on). There were 9 children that I know of. The parents of Lafayette are Capt. Thomas A. Aikens (Akins) b 1808and Margaret S. Rossb 1817. I'd like to know more about her parents, too.