Valentine John Akers

Valentine John Akers married Hannah Blankenship on 8 July 1847 in Pike Co., Kentucky, a daughter of William Blankenship and Anne Osborne. She was born about 1824 or 1825 in Kentucky, and died about 1870. After the death of Hannah, he married Millicent Ray on 22 February 1871 in Pike Co., Kentucky. She was born about 1837.

Hannah Blankenship is listed as age 46 in 1870 census of Floyd Co., Kentucky.

Marriage license between Hannah Blankenship and John Valentine Akers issued by John D. Mims, clerk, 1 July 1847, consent given by David Akers. Bond signed by Valentine Akers and Joseph Carter. Married by Wm Tackitt, M.G. (Floyd Co., Kentucky Marriage file 910, 3, 9 p. 22)

Source: Floyd Co., Kentucky Marriage file 910, 3, 9 p. 22

1820 Floyd County Kentucky Census

Jonathan Akers
Solomon Akers
Valentine Akers
William Akers

NOTE: These are the sons of Blackburn Akers. This Valentine, is father of David Daniel and grandfather of Valentine John.

1850 Floyd County Kentucky Census

Valentine Akers, age 23 is found in household number 68 (Solomon Baldwin). Hannah, age 26, and Mahala, age 3, are with him.

1860 Floyd County Kentucky Census

Household 265:

Akers, Valentine, age 34
Hannah, age 37
Mahala, age 11
Ann, age 9
William, age 7
John, age 1

1870 Floyd County Kentucky Census  See it here  (Very large....but worth it!)

Valentine Akers, age 43
Hannah Akers, age 46
William Akers, age 16
John Akers, age 12
Nancy J. Akers, age 9
Andrew J. Akers, age 6

1880 Pike County Kentucky Census  See it here  (Also very large....but also worth it!)

Valentine Akers age 54
Millicent Akers age 45
Andrew Akers son age 16
Matilda Akers dau age 8
Rhodes Akers son age 4
Leonard Akers son age 6mo

Children of John Valentine Akers and Hannah Blankenship:

1. Mahala Jane Akers Born: Ca 1847 Floyd Co KY Married William Bentley
2. Anna Akers Born: Ca 1851 Floyd Co KY Married Hiram Bentley
3. William Akers Born: Ca 1853 Floyd Co KY Married Cosby Casebolt
4. Weddington Akers Born: Ca 1856 Floyd Co KY  Died 1857
5. John A. Akers Born: Ca 1859 Floyd Co KY Married Mary E. Moore
6. Nancy J. Akers Born: Ca 1861 Floyd Co KY
7. Andrew J. Akers (My line) born: 1863 Floyd Co KY

We know from John Valentine's obituary the five children he had with Millicent Ray were deceased at the time of his death. It's believed they all died either in infancy or at least, very young.