Earl and I are decendants of Wm. Akers and Julia Vinyard. Their 2 kids were James Clark Akers and Mary Ellen Akers.I have the names of the kids form 1st marriage if you are interested. Mary Ellen Akers married Charles Hayden Haight who also became Mayor of Ponchatoula and raised 7 children there. The family home on the site where William Akers once lived is still in the possission and occupied by a family member.