Can anyone document that Tolbert Akers is the father of Hiram Akers? It has become clear that Mary "Polly" Hall Sturgeon is his mother, but is her husband Tolbert his natural father? I had heard that Hiram's father was a mystery, that his mother married Tolbert after Hiram's birth. That Hiram took Tolbert's name and was raised by him. Yet, on most family trees Tolbert is listed as Hiram's father. I hope that's true because it's an easier branch to follow, but there is quite a gap between Hiram and their other children. What are the facts? Help, I'm confused! Thanks in advance.