Jennifer, this is so strange. My ggrandmother was named Rose (or Rosetta) Akers. She was born in Tennessee and was suppose to be either full-or part Cherokee indian. She was born around the late 1890's. She ended up in Texas married to a Charles Bridges. After his death she lived in California. There has been a long history of mental instability in my family, depresion, manic depression, alcoholism,. I wish I could find out more about her. I remember from when I was about six years old and would come to visit. I do know she had a daughter named Dorothy Bell.. and a daughter named Catherine, cant remember the others names. Is a tie in to any one out there?