Hello David Yes William Ackers b abt 1640 and married to Katherine is connected to Blackburn Akers of VA B 1731. His father was William Akers 111 and mother Susanah Blackburn hence his name. I have lists of his family ie Blackburns as doing research for William Akers great grandson of Moses son of William and Lydia Akers (nee Elkins) and gt gt grandson of Blackburn. This family married 2 to 3 times so gets confusing. I have all the ones in VA not sure where KY comes into it so concentrating on VA only. I've checked the early ships to VA nothing so far but I'm still pursuing this family from England.