Blackburn Akers Sr. ~ Exhibit

That William Akers III had three sons, Blackburn, John and William IV, is revealed by a careful study of the following tax lists:

1764, 1771 Botetourt County

1773, 1774, 1787, 1788, 1795,1797, 1800 Buckingham County

1795-1799, 1801-1807, 1809-1818 Franklin County Personal Property Tax Lists

1787, 1789, 1795, 1798, 1799, 1805, 1806, 1809, 1810 Personal Property Tax Lists for Montgomery County

1810, 1820, 1830 Census Record for Franklin, Montgomery and Patrick Counties, VA

1810, 1820, 1830 Census Record for Floyd and Pike Counties, KY.

The relationships are also noted in a creditor's book of 1803 by John Epperson who ran a store in Planterstown in Buckingham County, VA.

Children of Blackburn Akers and Susannah Blackburn are:

2. Solomon Akers, Sr.
3. Jonathan Akers
4. John B. Akers
5. Valentine Akers (My line)
6. Augustine Austin Akers
7. William Akers
8. Claybourne Akers
9. Martha Akers
10. Jacob Akers
11. Blackburn Akers, Jr.
12. Susannah Akers
13. Adam Akers, Sr.

Source: The Akers and Blackburn Families
By  Henry B. Brackin Jr., MD

Researcher Earl B.Akers, Sr. listed a Military date for Blackburn Akers, Sr. of March 31, 1781 in Montgomery Co., Virginia.  It is possible he may have served in the Revolution and may have filed or received a pension on this date.

Several miscellaneous dates were included with Earl B. Akers' correspondence before he died.  We don't know for certainty what the dates indicate but likely, they will be dates of Land or Court records.

Misc 1: September 13, 1777, Montgomery Co VA
Misc 2: Montgomery Co VA
Misc 3: 1771
Misc 4: October 17, 1787, Montgomery Co VA
Misc 5: September 04, 1794, Montgomery Co VA
Misc 6: 1795, Montgomery Co VA
Misc 7: November 06, 1795, Montgomery Co VA
Misc 8: April 06, 1796, Montgomery Co VA
Misc 9: September 12, 1796, Montgomery Co VA
Misc 10: October 05, 1797, Montgomery Co VA
Misc 11: October 03, 1799, Montgomery Co VA

Earl B. Akers, Sr. lists the following source for the dates: "Montgomery Co., Virginia - The First Hundred Years" by Judge C. W. Crush.

Additional Notes found for Blackburn Akers, Sr.:

Witnessed the will of John Mossum, recorded in Cumberland Co. VA Will book 1, page 97, 7 Oct 1754.

Shown on 1782 Montgomery Co VA personal property tax list with one tithe, eight cattle, twenty acres, value seven pounds, ten shillings; tax one shilling six pence.

On the unfit-for-duty list of the militia company of Captain Daniel Trigg, indicating he was 50 years of age. Sworn to Allegiance to the American cause on the head of Little River, Botetourt Co , later Fincastle and then Montgomery Co VA.

Source: Fincastle & Montgomery Co VA Rev. War Records
DANIEL TRIGG'S MILITIA 31 Mar 1781 (Report Updated 28 Feb 1999) New River, Montgomery Co, Virginia