Re: Is William Acton-Richard Acton's father?
I will try to give you more information on the Jackson Co., IN Actonfamily.
Malinda Acton, b. 1831, was the daughter of James and Margaret Stogdill Acton. It would appear that this James was the son of James.Malinda married Mar. 23, 1849, Samuel Stogdill, her first cousin.Margaret had severalbrothers and sisters;Martha, Margaret, Nancy, Rebecca Jane, Richard, Steven and William.Malinda had a brother , Richard and an uncle Richard Acton.This Acton family married into the Collier, Elkins, Cummings, Thomas, Allen and Thomas family.The late Sadie Moelhencamp, who was a relative of the Actons, wrote some letters before her death telling about some of the relationship. Malinda Acton Stogdill was her great grandmother.
I am pretty sure that some of the information you you sent goes back another generation.It is hard to unravel because they used the same given names in each generation.