Valentine Akers~ Exhibit

1834 is only an estimated death date, but we know from census records that Valentine Akers died between 1830 and 1840 as his wife is listed as head of the house in 1840.

In 1777 Montgomery Co., Virginia he was Sworn to the State in Captain McCorkle's militia company. On 7 September 1780 at the Chesterfield Co., Virginia Courthouse he entered the Revolutionary Army for a period of 18 months. However, in the Virginia Gazette on 18 November 1780, Brigadier General P. Muhlenburg advertised that Cpl. Valentine Akers and Augustine Akers (probably his brother) had deserted camp.

He married Frances Branham, the daughter of David Branham and Frances Baskett, in Virginia. Some sources state this occurred about 1784.

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

Documents found for Valentine Akers:

1)  Virginia Land Office Treasury Warrant number 18,405 was issued 6 August 1783.

The warrant was applied to a fifty acre tract lying and being in the County of Montgomery on Little River, the waters of New River bounded as followeth: Beginning at a white oak and a black oak, on the bank of the River by the mouth of a branch and running thence North sixty four degrees West fifty four poles to a white oak on the side of a ridge, South nine degrees East one hundred and sixteen poles to two pines on a ridge, South eleven degrees East forty eight poles to a red oak, South thirty degrees West fifty nine poles to a white oak and hickory sapling by the bank of the River and up the several courses of the River to the beginning. With it's appurtances; to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with it's appurtance, to the said Valentine Akers, and his Heirs forever.

In witness whereof the said Valentine (This apparently was miswitten, inserting the name Valentine instead of Robert as the Governor) Brooke Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his Hand and Caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond, on the twenty ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one and of the Commonwealth the twenty first.


2)  Land Transact: November 09, 1830, Mud Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky (Floyd Co KY Records, Indentures., and Montgomery Co VA - The First Hundred Years, by Judge C.W. Crush.)

fifty acres to Thomas Howell:

THIS INDENTURE, made and entered into this 9th day of November, 1830, between Valentine Akers, of the County and State of Kentucky, of the one part and Thomas Howell, of the same County and State of the other part.

WITNESSETH; That the said Valentine Akers for and in consideration of the sum of $100 to him in hand paid the receipt hereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold unto the said Thomas Howell his heirs &c, one tract or parcel of land, lying in Floyd County and on Mud Creek, containing 50 Acres be the same more or less and bounded as followeth, Viz:

BEGINNING at corner 5, pointers S.24.W.100 po. to a white oak S.72..E.76 po. to a beech S.1.W.106 a beech; thence a straight line crossing the creek to a corner 41 a sugar tree N.5.W. 56 po. to a sugar tree with all woods and ways, water & water courses, fences, houses, orchards and all other emoulments appertaining or in any wise belonging thereunto TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same to him the said Thomas Howell his heirs &c but do warrant and defend the same against me my heirs &c against me and my heirs &c against John Preston his heirs &c against David Morgan his heirs &c and all other persons claiming under us or either of us. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.

his mark
Valentine X Akers {seal}

her mark
FrancisX Akers {seal}

Ackd. In presence of

Caleb Justice
Thomas Crance
Turner Branham


I, Jacob Mayo, Clerk of the Court for the County aforesaid, do hereby certify that the within deed was this day produced to me and proven by the oaths of Caleb Justice and Thomas Crance two of the subscribing witnesses to be the hand and seal act and deed of the within named Valentine Akers and that the same is duly recorded in my office according to law.

att. Jacob Mayo C.F.C.C.

Census Records for Valentine Akers:

1)  1810 Census of Floyd Co., Kentucky:
Akers, Valentine
3 males 0-9, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 45+, 2 females 0-9, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 45+

2)  1820 Census of Floyd Co., Kentucky:
Akers, Valentine
1 male 16-18, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 45+, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 45+, 4 engaged in Agriculture

3) :1830 Census of Floyd Co., Kentucky page 163, line 17:
Akers, Valentine
1 male 5-9, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 60-69

4) 1840 Census of Floyd Co, Kentucky page 252, line 15:
Akers, Francis
1 female 70-80, no others listed in household

Children of Valentine Akers and Francis Branham:

1. Elizabeth Akers
2. William Akers
3. David Daniel Akers (My line)
4. Thomas Blackburn Akers
5. Rhoda Akers
6. Susannah Akers
7. Sarah Akers

1820 Floyd County Kentucky Census

Jonathan Akers
Solomon Akers
Valentine Akers
William Akers