Misc. info from "Carolina Trees & Branches" Oct. 2009
I am not researching this family, but noticed this unusual name.Tis publication is put out by the Family Research Society of NorthEastern North Carolina (202-333-1640) or www.rootsweb.com/~ncfrsnnc/
The magazine article is an "Agreement Between Joshua Ludlom and John Ackiss, Currituck County, North Carolina, Deed Book 5, pages 55-56, Drawn 22 August 1771; proved June 1784."
Apparently John Ackiss was living in Princess Anne County, VA in 1785.
There was a William Ackiss mentioned, but I did see any other people mentioned with that surname.
I have no further information.