Just saw a cemetery posting that included a Robert Bascom Akers, b. Sep 24, 1862, d. Nov 28, 1926, son of R.S. & M.E. Akers - info provided by Seagle Funeral Home I have been trying to ascertain background as to where the name Bascom originated, as it is the middle name of my father, James Bascom Morris, b. 23 Oct 1907, d. 12 Feb 1969 from the Pulaski area. When visiting Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, Va graves of my grandfather Gilbert Neal Morris, and grandmother Mary Lillian Dunlap Morris, I noticed the grave next to theirs was that of a Hazel G. (or C.) Akers & Otto W. Akers. Now I am wondering if there is a connection between the Akers & Morris families and if so, if anyone knows the origin of the name BASCOM. Any help will be greatly appreciated.