James Akemon
and Alice Johnson

James Akemon b Nov 1877 Breathitt Co KY d 1967; buried Johnson Cemetery, Annville, Jackson Co KY; s/o Alexander Akemon and Mary Polly Johnson. James Akemon m. abt 1901 to Alice Johnson b 1887 d 1957; buried Johnson Cemetery, Annville, Jackson Co KY. Children of James Akemon and Alice Johnson;

1. Nora Akemon b 12 Jan 1903 Jackson Co KY; m. 20 Jul 1922 Jackson Co KY to Hobert D St John b 1900 Owsley Co KY

2. Elizabeth Lizzie Akemon b 11 Mar 1906 Jackson Co KY; m. 7 Jun 1922 Jackson Co KY to George C Smith b 1899 Jackson Co KY

3. Luther Akemon b 26 May 1908 Jackson Co KY d 2 Mar 1927; buied Johnson Cemetery, Annville, Jackson Co KY; m. 22 Sept 1926 Jackson Co KY to Chloe Clark b abt 1910 Jackson Co KY

4. Sallie Akemon b abt 1917 Jackson Co KY; m. 25 Nov 1937 Jackson Co KY to Owen Russell b abt 1915 Jackson Co KY

5. David Akemon (aka Stringbean) b 17 Jun 1916 Annville, Jackson Co KY d 10 Nov 1973 Ridgetop, Robertson Co TN; buried Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Davidson Co TN; murdered by thugs for money they thought was in his home; m. (1) to Blanche McQueen b 11 Apr 1910; d/o Daniel McQueen and Nellie Belle Lakes. David Akemon m. 1945 (2) to Estelle Stanfill (aka Stanfield) b 1914 d 11 nov 1973 Ridgetop, Robertson Co TN; buried Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Davidson Co TN. Estelle was murdered by thugs who shot her in the back of the head as she ran away from them and begged for her life during a robbery attempt at which time the murdering thugs also murdered her husband, David Akemon. They were looking for money and had waited for hours in the Akemon home for them to return from a show at the Opery where David "String Bean" Akemon was performing.

6. Alfred Akemon b 22 Sept 1919 Annville, Jackson Co KY d 3 Aug 2002 Pleasant Grove UT; buried Sandlin Cemetery, Gray Hawk, Jackson Co KY; m. (1) to Dollia Spurlock b 7 Oct 1914 d 27 Mar 1980; buried Sandlin Cemetery, Gray Hawk, Jackson Co KY; d/o Sherman Spurlock and Loula Whicker. Alfred Akemon m. (2) to Female Ulrich.


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