Blackburn Akers, Sr.21 was born Abt. 1729 in Albemarle County, Virginia22, and died 1799 in Montgomery county, Virginia22. He married (1) Elizabeth Blackburn on 1755 in Buckingham County, Virginia23. He married (2) Susannah Skaggs on November 20, 1786 in Montgomery county, Virginia24.
Notes for Blackburn Akers, Sr.: His first wife whose name may have been Elizabeth, was probably the d aughter of John Blackburn since John in his will of 1757 gave 200 acr es of land to Solomon Akers, son of Blackburn Akers when his father die s. Blackburn and his wife were probably 1st cousins. He moved from Bucki ngham county between 1764 and 1771 when he is found on the tithe list of B otetourt county, Virginia. His land on the Little River became a pa rt of Fincastle in 1772 and then in 1776 a part of Montgomery county, Virg inia.
There is marriage of Blackburn Akers to Susanna Skaggs on November 2 0, 1786. This has been considered the first marriage of Blackburn Aker s, Jr. in the past. However we realize now that Blackburn gave consent f or Blackburn Akers, Jr. to marry April 17, 1797 to Elinor Howard, indicati ng that Blackburn Akers, Jr. might have been under age. The personal prop erty Tax lists for Montgomery county has only 1 Blackburn Akers until 17 98 when Blackburn Akers, Jr. is also listed. This would suggest that Blac kburn Akers, Jr. became of age in 1797/8. The next tax record has again o nly 1 Blackburn, suggesting that Sr. had died. Therefore the marria ge to Susanna Skaggs must be a second marriage of our present subject. Th ere seems to be no record of Susanna after the death of Blackburn in abo ut 1799. A descendant of the Skaggs family has told Mary Elizabeth Ferre ll that she may have been killed by the Shawnee Indians.
On October 7, 1754 in Cumberland county, Virginia, Will Book 1, pa ge 97, John Mossum left a will giving 400 acres of land to his widow Eliza beth and 200 acres of land to Mary Blackburn, daughter of William Blackbur n, deceased. The wife Elizabeth Mossum and John Blackburn were executor s. It was witnessed by Blackburn Akers, Thomas Baley, and Richard Ligon.
On July 17, 1757 John Blackburn od Amelia county, Virignia, left a wi ll recorded in Cumberland county, Virginia, Will Book 1, page 139, which g ave to his son William Blackburn the land on Fighting Creek. His son Jam es Blackburn was to receive 1/2 of the land in Albermarle county, Virgin ia and the other half was to go to Solomon Akers, son of Blackburn Aker s, after his father's death. His brother Lambeth Blackburn was to recei ve 200 acres in Albemarle county. Executors were Elizabeth, his wife a nd William Maxey. Witness: William Finney and John Cribbs. Surveys in 1 769 in Buckingham county name Lambeth Tye Blackburn and Allen Tye.
Botetourt county Delinquents 1773, Daniel Trigg's list - Blackburn Ak ers.
Botetourt county Delinquents 1773, Jas. McGavock's list - Blackburn A kers.
Record of Platts 1773-1890, Montgomery county, Virginia, Book A, pa ge 191 Surveyed for Blackburn Ackers 48 acres of land in Fincastle coun ty agreeable to an Order of Council the 16th of December, 1773 and being p art of the Loyal Company Grant lying on both sides of the Little River a nd Indian Creek the waters of New River. Beginning at a double Chestn ut on the point of a stoney Knoll near Indian Creek and running then ce S 35 W 17 poles to a Chestnut S 70 W 28 poles to two pine s. N 64 W 31 to a white Oak in the line of an old Survey with the sa me N 22 W 127 crossing the River and passing a corner of said Land to t wo Hiccory saplings & a black Oak sapling thence East 58 to a black O ak & White Oak near the Riverbank thence S 26.9 120 poles crossing the Riv er & Indian Creek to beginning
19th April 1775 no variati on Robert Preston Agt William Prest on SEC
There is a Blackburn Akers on the list of men in Daniel Trigg's Compa ny who swore allegiance to the American cause on September 13, 1777, alo ng with Solomon, Augustine, and Valentine Akers. This must be the fathe r. To substantiate this fact that Blackburn is also on the the March 3 1, 1781 list of Daniel Trigg's Company, but is on also on the "not fit" li st, indicating he was older than 50 years.
At some time before October, 1787, in Montgomery county, Virginia, B lackburn Akers, Sr. and John Bishop signed a note for 12 pounds, 11 shilli ngs to John Plank. It was witnessed by Martha (Marthy) and Nancy(Elizabet h) Akers. Apparently the note was not paid when due and Mr Plunk took th em to court. On October 1787 as a result of the suit, Montgomery county S heriff Walter Crockett was ordered to hold Akers and Bishop.
A suit was filed in Montgomery Co VA in 1786 against the estate of Bl ackburn Akers.
More About Blackburn Akers, Sr.: Military service: Amercian Revolutionary War.
More About Blackburn Akers, Sr. and Elizabeth Blackburn: Marriage: 1755, Buckingham County, Virginia.25
More About Blackburn Akers, Sr. and Susannah Skaggs: Marriage: November 20, 1786, Montgomery county, Virginia.26 Unknown-Ending: J. Pouppecofer, Surety.26
Children of Blackburn Akers, Sr. and Elizabeth Blackburn are: