I am interested in finding out more about the AKERS family in or around southern Washington Co PA.
My husband's gg gf Eli RUCKMAN married a Janetta/Jenetta/Jenatta Meeks, etc in about 1848 in Amwell Twp, Washington Co PA.We have been lead to believe her maiden name was Meek/Meeks but find no trace of this name anywhere.
However, I have just found, on the death certificates of two of their children, referencesto mother's maiden name as AKERS.My husband's ggf is JONATHAN AKERS RUCKMAN.None refer to her as a Meek/s.
On a couple of the census', she is also reported to be born in Tennessee, as is her father (m born in PA) but can find nothing to support that.
Janetta is the only family member we can attribute the reputed Indian blood to.Apparently 100 years ago, it was a known fact that there was Indian blood in part of the Ruckman family who moved to Belmont/Jefferson Co Ohio area.
The Eli Ruckman family moved around the s/e PA, WV and eastern Ohio area and many are still in Belmont/Jefferson Co area of Ohio.