I'm trying to find information on the Actons of 19th-Century KY; and more specifically on three individuals and their families: 1) James H. Acton, 2) his daughter Sarah E. Acton, and 3) someone who I believe to be a relative of theirs, Thomas Acton.
I have little to go on, but I know that Sarah at least was in Pulaski Co., KY in the 1840s.
Sarah married twice that I know of:
One of her husbands was named Jordan Nelson (1847-1927), of Pulaksi Co., KY.Jordan was the son of John W. Nelson (1815-1859) of NC or VA, and Nancy Todd of KY.
Another of Sarah's husbands was Anderson Nelson (b. 1841).Anderson was the son of Milly Nelson, who was born around 1812 in Stokes Co., NC.Anderson and Sarah married on September 06, 1888, in Pulaski Co., KY.
I have reason to believe that Anderson and Jordan Nelson were related (but no proof yet).
Concerning Thomas Acton (1871-1910): he married Nannie Nelson 1880-1973), the daughter of William Foster ("Bud") Nelson, who was the son of John W. Nelson and Nancy Todd (see above).