Delphna, I can assure you that William Akers who married Polly Blackburn was not born in 1752 in Campbell Co., Va., neither was he a son of William Akers and Elizabeth Martye as some have written. He was the fourth William Akers in succession steming from a William Akers who died in Essex Co., Va. in 1702. I wrote on this matter and it was printed in the Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History 3 or 4 years ago. I also have a 40 page booklet on his family from the original William Akers through all of William and Polly's grandchildren and the families of his brothers Blackburn and John. They originated out of Buckingham Co., Va., Blackburn moving to Montgomery Co., Va. and William and the children of John moving to Franklin Co., Va. William's nephew John, son of Blackburn also moved toh Franklin Co.