It is my understanding that my branch of the Akers family resided in the Prn.Wm. area before 1800. My father was John Thomas Akers, date & place of birth unknown; he was killed in action in Belgium Nov.1944. My grandfather was Benjamin Franklin Akers II being born in Prn.Wm.Co. Jan.1865 and dying there Nov. 20th. 1920. My great grandfather was Benjamin Franklin Akers Sr. b. Virginia April 11, 1828 and dying in Prn.Wm. Dec.11, 1856. I recall childhood visits to removed Akers relatives in the Roanoke/Blacksburg, Va. area. I regret that I resided with unrelated people after my mother's death at age 11 and had little further contact with surviving family members. I would greatly esteem any additional information that might be offered.