I spent today in the genealogical library and tried to research the Akers in Tenn.I want to list what I have found in the hopes it helps someone else and in turn that someone else might be able to help me with my puzzle.
In the 1820 Index to the Census of Tenn were listed :
Abraham AcreSumner county
Hendly AcreStewart County
Jesse AcreStewart County
John R. AcreStewart County
John AcreStewart County
William AcrersJackson County
Peter AkerHumphreys County 10001-20010
Peter AkerMaury County00001-10001
Uriah AkerLawrence County
In 1830, these were the listings in the Tennessee Census.
J. B. AcreHaywood County 221021-111001
James AcreMadison County 100001-20001
Peter AcreMadison County 12010001-1011001
Bevery D. AcreeMadison County 001011-221001
Joab AcresMontgomery County10002-1001
John N. AcreeStewart Co.0000101-00010001
George Acres Carroll Co. 0121101-0000001001
Isaac AcresHenry Co. 2212101-0011001
In 1820 in Maury County TennesseePeter Akers had in his household: 1 male 45 and up, 1 female to 10, and 1 female 45 and up.He was not listed in the Maury County, Tn. Tax List in 1812, 1814, nor 1815. He was a Revolutionary War Soldier and is buried near Culleoka in Maury County, Tennessee.I found some court cases involving his daughter Elizabeth who married a Brown. One of these state that she was his only child.
In the "Montgomery County County Court Minutes, Vol. 13, 1824-25, p. 229, Joab C. Acre vs. Jno. S. Williamson. Plaintiff states that defendant has died. I found no follow up of this case or even reason for it. Court session Wednesday, April 20, 1825.
In "Deed Book 123 or ABC of Stewart County Tenn. 1804-1819 there is a
John Acree with a deed made at Natchez on 17 Feb. 1810. Deed Book 3 p. 3800
John Acree of Sumner (then Montgomery Co.) bought 512 acres of land from Wm. Bridges on 19 Dec. 1803 - Book D pages 14-15.
1815 - Heanler Acree bought land and was witnessed by John and Jesse Acree - Nov. 1815.
1831 - Jesse Acree of Weakley Co sold to Nathanial Acree of same state.
1827 Henry Co. Tenn Tax List
Akard, Jonas 113 acres, 1 free poll
Madison County Minute Book, County Court Vol. 1 1821-1825
p. 196 Peter Acre - ordered to help on road - session - Sat. morning 21 June 1823
p. 69 Acord, Jonas - Wed. 18 Sept. 1822 -... a presentment against Jonas Acord for selling spiriton liquors .....
p. 45 Acree, Bevery B. - Thurs. June 20, 1822 ... appointed juror for next term of court to be held 3rd Mon of Sept.
p. 87 - Bevery B. Acree ordered to work on road
p. 564 - appt. overseer of road
Bevery D. Acree buying land - 2 deeds - in 1831 and sold land - 1 deed
Bevery D Acree witnessed deed 11 July 1822
"Madison County Tax book, Volume 1, Tax List for 1823"
Eakers, Peter 1 white poll tax amt. 25 cents
Madison County Tax Book, Vol I, April 1822
p. 2 Dist NO. 9
Acree, B. D.Entry 1005 Range 3 Section 7188 acres
Tax list for 1822
Acree, Bevery D.1 white poll25 cents
Record of Taxes for year 1824 Madison County
p. 35 Acre, Bevery D.30 acres1 WB361/4 cents
A List of Taxable in the county of Madison for the year 1825
Bevery D. Acree10 3/4 acresentry 1568
D 9R 2S 10WP 158 cents
Bevery D. Acre30 acresentry 1015D 9 R 2 S 1025 cents
Tax List for 1826
Akels, John R.1 WP371/2 cents
p. 62Echol, A.1 WP371/2 cents
1828 Tax List
Acre, Beverly D.41 acres1WP91 cents
Madison County Tax Book 1821-1830Vol 1
Acree, B. D.413/4 acresWP 168 1/2 Cents
Echols, Abner, H.P.25 cents (1830)
From a map I copied of Henry County, Tennessee, it appears that the western district of Tennessee was divided horizontally into two areas in 1820. The lower section is labeled "Collected Taxes 1803-1820". This is the section that borders Mississippi and Alabama. The upper section shows Stewart County carved into it. This is the section that borders Kentucky.
1820 Census for Henry County
Acre John 00040000000
Acre John R. 11001011110
Acord, James 2111001-122001
Acres, Isaac 2212101-0011001 (same as copied from another source listed above)
Tennessee Genealogical Records, Henry County "Old Time Stuff"
Will of Isaac Akers deceased. Wife Lucinda land and etc. Divide property between Benjamin, Isaac, Lucinda, Uriah and Abner Akers.Divide the land.Son William - one mare and one cow at the value of fifty dollars. Son Thomas my mare and one cow at the value of forty dollars.Appoints wife Lucinda Akers executrix. Dated 18 October 1839. Signed Isaac Akers. Witnesses by Willie H. Burch, J. W. Muzzall. Feb. 3, 1840. (Will Book E 1838-41 p. 95).
Will Book E, page 110
Inventory of the Estate of Isaac Akers, deceased. Sworn to inopen court this 4th day of May 1840. Lucinda Akers, Administrator.
"The most prominent family in the Eighth Civil District of the county in 1850 was likely the Akers. They had been there long enough to be well settled. The oldest living member of the Akers settlement in 1850 appears to have been Lucinda Akers age 60 a native of Kentucky. She was the head of the household andl iving with her Thomas age 36, Mary age 30, Frances Jane age 10, Margaret Bell age 8, Julianna age 6, Robert F. age 3, Thomas Z. age 10 months all born in Tennessee.Lucinda was probably the mother of Thomas whose wife was Mary and the younger ones mentioned were the children of Thomas and Mary. This is conjecture however.
Next door was the home of Isaac Akers age 28 born in Alabama, a bricklayer, whose family appears as Sarah age 28 born in North Carolina, Thomas Wilson Akers age 3 and Mary Frances Akers age one year born in Tennessee.
On the other sie of Mrs. Lucinda Akers, and anear neighbor, I find enumerated in 1850 Uriah Akers age 26 born in Alabama. In his household Mary Wilson Akers age 22.Harris age 2 and Aden age 3 months."
Henry County Tennessee 1850 Census
Ahern, Elizabeth 65Fborn in Sc
(I have no idea if her name is really Ahern or a misspelling of Akers. I thought I would include it just in case.)
Aken/Aker, Isaac28Mbricklayer 350Ala.
Thomas Wilson 3MTN
Mary Wilson 22FTN
Aden (?) 12 MTN
I apologize for the length of this posting, but I hope it can help someone.
Does anyone have any info on the Joab Akers?
I wonder if he connects with my Ashael because of the story and connection in the book of Kings in the Bible of Asahel and Joab.
Again, I am researching Ashael and Thomas Akers in Lauderdale County, Alabama ca. 1818 - 1834. Ashael died in Lauderdale Co., but I find no reference to Thomas after 1820.I do find Isaac in the 1820 census - one printed version. Today, I found Uriah in Lawrence Co. census in another version.On Nancy Ann Akers White's death certificate, it states that Uriah was her father, but all records in Lauderdale County show her father to be Ashael. Could his name have been Uriah Ashael or Ashael Uriah?Since Isaac in Henry County,Tn, Peter in Maury County,Tn., and Ashael in Lauderdale Co. Ala. all appear in this area at approximately the same time and all died within a very few years of each other, were they near the same age, possibly borthers. The state line of Tenn/Ala. moved also. Yep! I have another ancestor listed in Giles County, Tenn. in 1820 and Limestone Co. Ala in 1830.He did not move, the state line did. The maps will show this. I know that Ashael was within 15 miles of what is now the Tenn./Ala. state line. Help, please. Thanks.