I just posted to the board about Ellen Akers, and should add this info I have about Burrell Akers.I have the 1850 census of Lawrence Co., KY where his wife's name is Rachel and a daughter Nancy E., born 1849.
The 1870 census of Carter Co., where his wife's name is Malinda, children: Ann, James, Eliza, Burrell, Edward, Ellen and Sarah.
The 1880 census lists Burrel, no wife, children: Eliza, Edward, Burrel, Ellen and Sarah. Nancy Ann is living next door, the wife of Wm. M. Deal.
I think this is the same Burrell.Both marriages are listed in the IGI.Any other thoughts.