I've been corresponding with Doris James since for the past year.Our lines are connected.Her great-great-grandmother is a sister of my great-grandfather.
I was just looking at your message on Akers Family Genforum asking about all the Akers from TN who served in Civil War.The F.M. Akers may be my great-grandfather, Milledge Franklin Akers.He served in the Civil War for a short time from AL and then I believe from Lawrence County TN.I got his Civil War Record from AL but have never obtained the one for TN.
If you do an Internet search for Abner Akers, Uriah Akers and Benjamin Franklin Akers you'll come up with some documents.I think B.F. was the father of at least one of them, maybe both.So far we have not been able to connect them with our AL Akers.
Here's a short history of my Akers in MO which I hope will be of some help to you.
Milledge Franklin Akers (my great-grandfather-- born in Lauderdale County AL and married in Lawrence County TN -- these are adjoining counties) brought his family to MO after 1870 and before 1872.
His sons were:William, John Wesley, Thomas, Pleasant.
William stayed in Portageville John Wesley moved to Malden Thomas I think stayed in Portageville Pleasant lived at Kennett (had a lot of children)
In additon, Milledge Franklin had a brother, Livingston or Lebington Akers who had at least two sons who lived at Kennett and then over into Clay County, AR.