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Valentine John Akers and Hannah Blankenship

Valentine Akers and
Hannah Blankenship

Valentine John Akers b 20 Oct 1826 Floyd Co KY d 30 Jan 1906 Pike Co KY; s/o David Daniel Akers and Elizabeth Collier. Valentine John Akers m. 7 Jul 1847 Pike Co KY (by William Tackett) to Hannah Blankenship b 1823 Floyd Co KY d about 1870; d/o William Buck Blankenship and Anna Osborne. Children of Valentine John Akers and Hannah Blankenship;

1. Mahala Jane Akers b about 1848 Floyd Co KY d abt 1876; m. 8 Sept 1866 Pike Co KY to William Bentley b 1843 Pike Co KY; s/o Moses Bentley and Martha Blankenship. Children of William Bentley and Mahala Jane Akers;

i. Ollie Bentley b 1868

ii. Martha A Bentley b 1870

2. William Akers b 1853 Floyd Co KY; m. 3 Aug 1893 Pike Co KY to Cosby Alice Casebolt; d/o Hiram Casebolt and Rhoda Malissa Jones. Children of William Akers and Cosby Alice Casebolt;

i. Anna America Akers b 1895

ii. Betty Akers b about 1902

Cosby Alice Casebolt m. 1 Jan 1889 Pike Co KY to John F Newsome. Children of John F Newsome and Cosby Alice Casebolt;

i. Hiram Newsome b 1889

ii. John Newsome b 1891

3. Anna Eliza Akers b 8 Apr 1850 Floyd Co KY d 22 Dec 1935; buried Rob Newsome Cemetery, Little Robinson Creek, Pike Co KY; m. 1 Dec 1866 Pike Co KY to Hiram Craig Bentley b 1844 Pike Co KY; s/o Moses Bentley and Martha Blankenship.

4. Weddington Akers b 1856 Floyd Co KY d 15 Oct 1857 Floyd Co KY

5. John A Akers b 1858 Floyd Co KY; m. 1884 to Mary E Moore b 1858; d/o David Moore and Adeline Gayheart. Children of John A Akers and Mary E Moore;

i. Ida Akers b 1882 Floyd Co KY

ii. Andrew Jackson Akers b 25 Apr 1885 Floyd Co KY

iii. Kate Akers b 30 Oct 1886 Floyd Co KY

iv. Thomas Akers b about 1889 Floyd Co KY

v. Sally Akers b about 1891

vi. Hannah Akers b 18 Sept 1892 Floyd Co KY

vii. Martha Akers b about 1897 Floyd Co KY

viii. Johnny Akers b 1899 Floyd Co KY

6. Nancy Jane Akers b about 1861 Floyd Co KY

7. Andrew Jackson Akers b 1864 Floyd Co KY; m. 15 Sept 1887 Pike Co KY to Mary "Mollie" Keel b 2 Nov 1868 KY d 26 Oct 1950 KY; d/o William Keel and Pherina Tackett. Children of Andrew Jackson Akers and Mary Mollie Keel;

i. Eunice Akers b 1887; m. Charles Jones b 1888. Children of Charles Jones and Eunice Akers; I. Pearlie Jones II. Hatler Jones III. Orpha Jones IV. Monroe Jones V. Alpha Jones VI. Marvin Jones VII. Milton Jones VIII. Shelton Jones IX. Male Jones; m. Female Osborne

ii. William Akers b 1890 Pike Co KY

iii. Hatler Akers b 1892 Pike Co KY; m. Hattie Little b 1891; d/o Marion Little and Mary Holt

iv. Phena Akers b 11 Aug 1896 Pike Co KY d 4 May 1969; m. Rube Wallace b 1885 d 1964. Children of Rube Wallace and Phena Akers; I. Brookie Wallace II. Virgil Wallace III. Nona Wallace IV. Charlene Wallace V. Parthenia Wallace VI. Atwood Wallace

v. McKinley Akers b 9 Sept 1898 Pike Co KY d 7 Feb 1960; m. Melissa Little; d/o Marion Little and Mary Holt. Children of McKinley Akers and Melissa Little; I. Jack Akers II. Allen Akers b about 1918 III. Thelma Akers IV. Clifford Akers V. Bill Akers VI. Wanda F Akers VII. Woody M Akers VIII. Scotty Akers IX. Ruth Akers X. Female Akers; m. (1) to John Damron. Female Akers m. (2) to Buddy Cunningham XI. Male Akers; m. Female Hayes XII. Male Akers; m. (1) Female Jones. Male Akers m. (2) Female Williams

8. Rosamond Akers b 1867 d 9 Jan 1933; m. 9 Aug 1888 Floyd Co KY to Tandy Hamilton b 1864; s/o Hogan Hamilton and Sarah Mullins. Children of Tandy Hamilton and Rosamond Akers;

i. Johnny Hamilton died young

ii. Margaret Hamilton died young

iii. Nancy Hamilton b 6 Feb 1900 Floyd Co KY

iv. Martha Hamilton died young

v. Emmet Hamilton died young

vi. Phena Hamilton; m. Robert Storey

vii. Andy Hamilton; m. Martha Ray Hamilton; m. (2) Octavia Keathley

Valentine Akers
and Millicent Ray

Valentine John Akers b 20 Oct 1826 Floyd Co KY d 30 Jan 1906 Pike Co KY; s/o David Daniel Akers and Elizabeth Collier. Valentine John Akers m. 22 Feb 1871 Pike Co KY to Millicent Ray b 1837; d/o John Watson Ray and Rebecca Tackett. Children of Valentine John Akers and Millicent Ray;

1. Matilda Akers b 1872 d 15 Feb 1895 Pike Co KY; m. 23 Apr 1891 Pike Co KY to Henry Newsome b 11 Nov 1870 d 17 Jul 1917; s/o Samuel Newsome and Tamsey Ramsey.

2. Rhodes Akers b 1874 Pike Co KY; m. 21 Jun 1894 Pike Co KY to Alice Keel b 1875; d/o William Keel and Pherina Tackett.

3. Leonard Akers b 1879 Pike Co KY

4. Child Akers (female)

5. Child Akers (male)

Millicent Ray and
William Hamilton

Millicent Ray b 1837; d/o John Watson Ray and Rebecca Tackett. Millicent Ray m. 21 Feb 1855 Pike Co KY to William Hamilton; s/o Samuel Hamilton and Jane Bryant. Children of William Hamilton and Millicent Ray;

1. Nelson Hamilton b 1856

2. Melvin Hamilton b 1856

3. Alice Hamilton b 1860

4. Jefferson Hamilton b 1862

5. Henry Hamilton b 1864

30 November 1826 - 30 January 1906
From the minutes of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting
of the New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptist,
September 21 and 22, 1906

By request of friends I will try, in my weakness, to write a short sketch of the life of old Brother Valentine Akers, better known by the name of John Akers. He was born October 20, 1826, died January 30, 1906, aged 79 years, 3 months and 10 days. He was married to Hannah Blankenship about the year 1848, and unto them was born 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. Three boys and one girl are yet living to mourn their loss. He lost his first wife and married Milly Hamilton February 22,1871. Unto them was born 5 children, and all of them are dead. He joined the Regular Baptist at the Samaria church soon after it was organized in the year of 1888. Him and his wife, Sister Milly Akers, lifted their letters and laid them in Enterprise church, August 3, 1893, where he remained a true member until his death. He was a good scriptorian, he did like to read the Bible and talk of Heavenly things. A few days before his death he called for a pencil and paper and wrote these words: "Bro. Thomas Hopkins, I want you and Bro. John Akers and Bro. Louis Bryant to preach my funeral. I hope the Lord will fill all with the power of the Holy Ghost, that your voices will ring on the mountains like bells and the leaves on the trees may quiver over your heads, and it may be a day long remembered," and signed his name, Valentine Akers. He give the writing to his companion and told her to give it to Bro. Thomas Hopkins. I was blest to be at his funeral and hear the three brethren preach according to his request. We hope the widow and children will remember that day and ever be thinking of meeting father around the throne of God, where they will be made able to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb in that home, sweet home in Heaven, is the sincere desire of the writer.
/s/ Hiram Tackitt

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