John Akers, the third son of William Akers III and Susannah Blackburn, had a son Thomas born in Buckingham Co about 1781. Thomas was tithed with John Epperson in Buckingham Co in 1800. This Thomas may have left Buckingham for Franklin as his uncle, William Akers IV, and a cousin, John did.
John Epperson owned a store in Buckingham Co. and William Akers IV is listed in those account books even after he moved to Franklin Co so he made visits back to Buckingham.
Could Thomas's wife have been Sarah Epperson? That might explain why Thomas was tithed with John Epperson.
The only other Thomas I have who might have fit was the grandson of Blackburn Akers, Sr., but this Thomas left Buckingham and married Susannah White in Barren Co KY in 1812, so those dates don't work.