Hi David, I have tried to access your site but have not been able to do so. Please let me know when it goes up again.
Mary "Polly" Akers was definitely born in 1820 as I stated in my first post. That is confirmed by both the 1850 and 1870 censuses. Whoevert answered the census takers questions in 1860 did not have the correct information. The 1813 date was picked up by someone who noted his wife's birthdate was 1813, what they did not uncover is that is the birth date of his first wife, not Mary "Polly" Akers.
Personally when doing research I do not like to accept anything that I cannot document.
I would like to keep in touch. As I stated before this line is my daughter-in-law's. My husband and I have introduced her father to "the search" and he has been "digging up" a lot of info for us. I believe he has been bitten by the bug.
He lives in Tennessee but was born in Mt Airy N.C. where some relatives still reside. Hopefully we will find some more concrete answers.