I have a grandiose theory about my Malone ancestors and their Akers relatives.Here goes: My GGGgrandfather was Stephen Malone, b. c1805-1808, Shelby Co. (prob. Taylorsville), KY; m. Rebecca Brown, b. 1809, Taylorsville, Shelby Co., KY.They were married in Floyd Co., IN and lived for some time in Sullivan Co., IN.For numerous reasons, I believe that Stephen's parents were Benjamin Malone and Elizabeth McKinley and that his brothers were Redman, George and possibly Benjamin and Robert; and that his sisters were Isabella, Sarah, and possibly Catherine.The Catherine Malone of whom I'm speaking was calledCaty and was married to Benjamin Akers.
Another Malone/Akers marriage I've found is Simon Akers, b. c1760, d. 1819; m. 1780-88 to Sarah Malone.Now I've found a Benjamin Malone, m. 31 Dec 1797 or 1799, Shelby Co., KY; the witnesses were John Brown--probably a relative of Rebecca Brown Malone--and Simeon Akers, who I'm guessing might well have been Simon Akers.If this were the Simon Akers who married Sarah Malone, then I'm hypothesizing that she was a sister to Benjamin Malone, as I'm also guessing that Catherine "Caty" Malone, was a sister to my GGGgrandfather, Stephen Malone.In the 1850 census, Ransom Akers and Uriah Akers were living 3 and 4 houses away from Stephen Malone.They were the sons of Paul Akers and Nancy Dudley.And it seems that Ransom Akers married Mary Rushers, who I believe is actually Mary Rusher, possibly daughter of Joel Rusher and Catherine Lyons.My GGgrandmother Malone was a Rusher.So there are many little reasons for connecting this family.Another, no matter how minor, is that Stephen Malone had a son Larkin, whose name has always mystified me, but I've found a Larkin Akers who is the son of Thomas Akers and Millicent Nicholson, who was born in KY, probably Shelby Co.Is this about as clear as mud?
Living in Colorado and not having had a chance to go east to IN and KY, this is all I can come up with, and my Malones have proved very elusive.If anyone can shed any light on my theories, please jump right in.Thanks so much for reading my response--convoluted as it was.
I'll be out-of-town (camping in the mountains)this coming week and won't be back on the computer until 24 Aug.