Hi Judy,it's been a long time since we shared any info and I haven't really looked at this line in a long time.Has anyone made any headway on the father of John Acord who married Rachel Combs?
I decided to look at all the Rev War pension packets I could find for Acord type names, born in PA, moved to VA.I found two interesting ones.You probably already know the names, but this has a little more background info.
Philip Acre:he states he was born in PA (no location given) 20 August 1754 and his father moved the family to Frederick Co, VA when he was about 10 yrs old.That would be about 1764.After the Rev War Philip moved to TN and then to Harrison Co, IN in about 1814 (he died ther 1843).Philip was married in Shenandoah co, VA 1788 to Catherine Zimmerman.
Andrew Akerd:He states he was born "near Philadelphia" 15 Sep 1757 and when he was about 8 his father moved the family to Frederick Co, VA.After the war he lived in Frederick Co, Shenandoah Co and then Mason Co, VA in 1807 where he continued to live.
Because of the similarity in the year each boy moved from PA to VA I think they could be related (brothers, cousins?)
since these Acords came from PA and lived in the area close to Shenandoah Co at the same time I think it's possible they are connected to John.Makes me wonder if John came from the Philadelphia area.What do you think?These are just some musings on which direction to search.