I'm looking for the parents of Martha Ellen Akers, wife of Franklin Marion Thomas. I believe Franklin was from the Jellico, Tenn. area. No dates are available but their daughter (my grandma) was Anne, born 1887. Martha Ellen Akers has been one of those ancestors that just "dont seem to exist on paper". Ah well, thats the fun and frustration of this pursuit, right? Thanks in advance to your response. Good luck to you.