George Akers, my great grandfather, was born July 18, 1819 in Kentucky. In 1957 the family moved from the Reelfoot area of Tennessee to Texas.They first settled in Bowie county, then moved to Palo Pinto County, and then to Denton where my grandfather, Layfayette Jones Akers, was born January 29, 1860.He married Emma Kizirah Jolley in Cook County near Callisburg. My father, Oscar Walter Lafayette Akers was born there on August 8, 1886. In 1888, the Akers Family moved to Woodford, Indian Territory
There is an Akers Graveyard in Cooke County adjacent to the old Fairview school house about 4 miles east of Whitesboro on the Gainesville road.