Re: Is William Acton-Richard Acton's father?
I am a descendant of James Acton through his daughter, Malinda Acton who married Samuel Stogdill.The Stogdills, Actons, Elkins, Cummings and Colliers of Jackson Co., IN married into the various families making double cousins. I don't have all my material at hand just now and this is from memory but James Acton's wife, I believe, was either Martha or Margaret Stogdill.
I am also a descendant of Thomas Stogdill, brother of Samuel Stogdill. Thomas married Margaret Shortridge, and their daughter, Sylvania Stogdill, married Asa Kinworrthy. Asa's daughter, Minnie Kinworthy, married William Daniel Baker and they were my maternal grandparents.
There was a Drury (Drewry) Acton, Stogdill,
Elkins and possible more - all related.The cummings family also inters in the picture as well as the Colliers.Most of these families came from Pulaski Co. KY or Clark Co. KY before moving to Jackson Co., IN. One of James Acton's daughers was married to a George.I have in my possession some letters from Sadie Elkins Moehlenkamp whichtells about some of the relationship.If interested I will send you copies.Although I know much of the relationship, I haven't gotten it all together to publish in book form.I have just finished a book on my Crane line(my maiden name).I am now getting ready to put my mother's lines together.