Carolyn:To quickly answer your E-mail, I have been unsuccessful (spelling) in tracing the akers line back to and within England.As I recall the government of England did not begin recording vital information (marriages, births, deaths, and baptisms ) until the 1800s. I know that various records do exist such as church records and permission to go abroad records but have not been able to review them by computer.Also, I have found very limited information about the two Williams (later).
There are at least two lineages about the Akers family currently on the web.One of these was developed by Earl B. Akers and the other by me.Here are the addresses. HTTP://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~banyantree/contents.html HTTP://pages.suddenlink.net/akersgenealogy Earl's website deals with the William Akers who migrated to the colonies around 1650 and bought land around 1667. I have seen some info which suggests that he initially lived in the carribean but question its value. My website deals with a William Akers who settled in what is now New Jersey.He also appeared on the scene around 1650.This William was a quaker and may have moved from England to the netherlands before relocating to the colonies.I have not been able to find info about him thru the quaker church but I do have some court records etc. covering his family in hunterdon (N.J.). There are other records covering Benjamin Akers and a German Akers family that settled in New England - currently Mass. etc. If you intend to pursue this matter, I would certainly appreciate being apprasied from time to time. DAVID