I think I might be descended from Nathaniel Akerly.My gr-grandfather was Cassius Charles Akerly.Cassius, according to the 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census, was the son of Washington B. Akerly, born abt. 1830.Washington's father was born in New York as was his mother.According to FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, Washington's parents were Nathaniel Akerly and Maria Vernooy.Also according to FamilySearch International Genealogical Index Batch Number 7707003, Source Call No. 105926, Washington married Nancy Riggle (Riegel) 10 June 1858 in Cedar, Iowa. Other children of Nathaniel and Maria that I have found in census records and FamilySearch are Maryetta (m. John R. Slight); George S.; Ann J. (m. Leander Quaintance); and Sylvester.Washington and Nancy's other children:Francis Marion; Sylvester; Clarence; George; Abigail Adeline (m. Richard D. Gallright; Alice; Ella F.; Laura Bell (m. William J. Richards).I hope that I am on the right track.