I am trying to trace a family that lived in Jackson County for at least 20 years, possibly more. I only have them so far on the 1930 census.
1930 Harrisburg, Jackson County, Georgia
Akins, James, 48, GA, GA, GA, farmer Elise, 31, GA... Dillard, 20, GA Rufy (Rufus?), 18, GA Henry G. (Grady), 16, GA Emory E. (Edward), 14, GA Woodroe, 11, GA Claud, 10, GA William J., 8, GA Mary, 6, GA James, 5, GA Earnest R., 3, GA Ruthie M., 1, GA
The line I'm researching comes through Dillard, who was born in March of 1910 in Jackson County, GA. He eventually settled in Rockdale County, GA, where he died in 1990. Henry Grady and Emory Edward were also born in Jackson County, GA, and also lived in Rockdale County until their deaths in 1965 and 1973, respectively.
Dillard's father was James Richard Akins/Aikens/Aiken, born about 1882 in Georgia. His mother was Sarah W. Simmons, also born in Georgia, although I don't know her birthdate. She died when Dillard was nine years old, according to Dillard's widow and granddaughter, which would put Sarah's death year around 1919, presumably in Jackson County. James then remarried about three months later to Elise. I understand that there might have been a bit of friction about his hasty remarriage among his children. James had several children with Elise, thus the large family listed in the 1930 census.
I appreciate any help in locating this family. Dillard's granddaughters are newbies at genealogy, I think, and are very interested in what can be found!