Re: Christopher Acklen/ Rutherford Co., TN/
I would really like to know the source of your information on Christopher Acklin Sr/Christian Black as it appears to be a different source than mine;i feel certain about my source as I am a direct descendant of Alexander Acklin (the youngest son) and Mary Ann Lee.
Here are several corrections/additions to your posting: Chrsitopher Acklen Jr did not marry twice; He died in Franklin Co, TN jan 13, 1853 and his wife Sarah Gibson Lee died also in Franklin Co, on Sep 6, 1875; Susannah Pearcewas her mother, the wife of Charles Lee Jr.
James Vance Acklin married Midred D Lee. This couple is part of the three Lee sisters, marrying the three Acklin brothers.
My gggrandmother Mildred D Acklin married William Shepherd in 1838 and died in Franklin Co in 1851; They had 8 children
Mary A E
+ (1)John Gore
+ (2)Madison Powers
+Mary D ?
Chas Wesley- died in infancy
+Cordelia Jane Garris
+Margaret A Wells
After his first wife's death William Shepherd married one of her first degree cousins, Elizabeth A V Grills, the daughter of William T Grills and Elizabeth Knight Lee. They had 10 children.