You might try the name" Ake" without the "s". The Ake name is common in the SE Indiana area specifically Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County. The Akes of that area came from Sussex County, Delaware. I'm relatively sure they immigrated from East Riding, Yorkshire, England but I can't substantiate that yet. Some have confused the name, I think, with German or Irish immigrants. There were virtually no German or Irish names in Sussex County at that time. (Birds of a feather …). William Ake served in the Revolutionary War. Interesting trivia; he's listed alphabetically next to Ethan Allen, the furniture guy. Ethan Allen's famous for other reasons, too, of course.
The Ross in my lineage was Mary Elizabeth Ross b. about 1866. Her father, I believe, was John S Ross b. 1832 d. 1896 and mother was Elizabeth Ann Hornbeck b. 1838 d.1921. She married John M. Knipfer b. 1861 d. 1958. Their daughter, Augusta Christina Knipfer, my grand mother married Charles William Ake b. The Hornbeck name traces back to New Amsterdam, NY aka NYC.