Hiram Akers of Floyd County Kentucky is my gr-gr grandfather. He married Nancy Frasure in 1856 and had a bunch of kids, including my great-grandmother Martha Akers. The big mystery in my research is the father of Hiram Akers. Who is he? Where was he from? Nobody knows. There is speculation that he may be a Berry, but I have never seen any documentation to prove that or even seen any solid clues to indicate why Berry is a possibility. We know Hiram was born in Virginia, but where in Virginia? If anyone has any new information, please let me know. I'm stumped! Another possibility for solving this mystery is DNA testing. I've done it and it's very easy. It could hold the key for finding Hiram's father. My results will not work for the Akers line. We need a male, straight line descendant of Hiram Akers to provide a yDNA sample with a simple cheek scrape to FamilyTree DNA. We're talking someone whose father's father's father goes straight back to Hiram along the male Akers line with the Akers surname. Any volunteers? Please let me know. If you have any questions, pass them along. This may be our only chance to knock down this brick wall, and there is still a possibility it may not answer the big question of Hiram Akers' father.