I’m trying to locate information regarding Ransom Burbridge AKERS (also known as Rancy or Raney in county records). His nickname may have been “Pete”. He was born 24 Feb 1891, and died in 1977. He *may* have been the child of William (or H R) and Mary MADDOX (Mattox?) AKERS.
I've found a birth record for a "R B Akers" born to "H R Akers" and "Mary E Mattox" and the birth date is the same. There are *several* children attributed to Mary Maddox (or some similar spelling) and William or H R Akers. The "H" could have been misread and was really a "W", I suppose.
Ransom was married to Mary HART (Hirt?) and they lived in Vigo Co, Indiana. Vigo Co birth records indicate that they had at least 3 children: Dorothea Charlotte, born 27 Apr 1915; Everett E, born 26 Sept 1918; and Florence L (possibly Louise), born 13 Sept 1910. I'm told there were also two other children: Frances and Andrew.
According to my aunt, “Pete” was her father's cousin, and he and Mamie raised beautiful peonies that people came from all over to see and purchase, I’m told. They lived on or near old route 40 near Derby Hill.
I'm trying to determine how Ransom Akers is related to my family. My g-g-grandfather was also Ransom Akers - not the same one tho. He was married to Mary Ann Rusher. They are the parents of my g-grandfather, Joel Paul Akers.
Anyone with any information about this branch of the Akers family will earn my undying gratitude!