The Valentine Akers D.1840 was a brother to Blackburnwho named a son Valentine. There were several Valentine Akers in Va. and more later in Ky.as for their mil. info I have Val. Blac. and Thomas joining the Va. Militia under Capt. Daniel Triggs in 1776 or sothe three were brothers and I've found no other mention of desertion. Info I have is their father also fought in Rev.name John. My line is John,Val, Davy, John B. Noah Earl, and my name is Joe as for Vals burial site ask Ermaleen wh ere our grandfather is burried. the're all together Noah John B. Davy and Valentine.