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James Nelson Akers
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1849
Monroe Township
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1937
Amaranth
Fulton County
Pennsylvania, USA

James N. Akers' tombstone has not been located.

AKERS
WIVES OF JAMES H. AKERS
SARAH MASON
BORN NOV. 4, 1852 DIED APRIL 10, 1874
AGED 21 YRS. 7 MO. 1 DAY
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SOPHIA A. DEFIBAUGH
BORN AUG. 5, 1847-DIED APRIL 12, 1891
AGED 43 YRS. 4 MO. 7 DAYS
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Blair County Genealogical Society, Archie Claar Collection of Obituaries, volume 7, p. 5, (1937):

James Nelson Akers died June 19, 1937 at his home at Amaranth. A son of Job and Sarah (Barton) Akers, he was born Jan. 14, 1849, in Monroe Township and united in marriage with Sarah Mason. His second wife was Sophia Defenbaugh, who also preceded him in death. He was married a third time to Eveline Kennard, who survives.
Three daughters and two sons also survive: Mrs. Minnie Wigfield of Artemas; Mrs. Ethel Hixson of Bedford; Mrs. Marshall Seigle of Amaranth; Earl of Crystal Springs and John of Akron, O.; also four brothers and four sisters: Mahlon Akers and Mrs. Laura Morris of Clearville; Ottis and William of Everett; George of Cherokee, Iowa; Mrs. Anna McGee of Tyrone; Mrs. Belle Crouse of Metamore, O.; Mrs. Matilda Vogel of Philadelphia; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Shreve's Chapel by Rev. George W. Frownfelter and interment made in the adjoining cemetery in charge of Mortician Maust.

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Census info:

1880 PA Census: Bedford Co. Monroe Twp. ed. 229/16/21:
James N. AKERS, 31, Farmer
Sarah A., 32, wife, Keeps House
Minnie F., 5, dau; Effie B., 3, dau; William S., 1, son

1930 PA Census: Bedford Co. Mann Twp. Silver Mills Road, ed 5-23, p. 6a, lines 28-30
Series T626, roll 1998, dwelling 113, family 117, 14 April 1930:
J. Nelson AKERS, Head, rents, $1/mo., age 81, first marr. at age 23, b. Penna., parents b. Penna., Laborer: General Farm
Evaline, wife, age 59, first marr. at age 21, b. Penna., parents b. Penna.
Evaline, grand-dau, age 6
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Job S. Akers (1824 - 1899)
  Sarah Jane Barton Akers (1829 - 1897)
 
 Spouses:
  Sophia A Defibaugh Akers (1847 - 1891)*
  Sarah A Mason Akers (1852 - 1874)*
  Evelene Kennard Akers (1870 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Elmer B Akers (____ - 1888)*
  Effie Blanche Akers (1877 - 1898)*
  Harrison M Akers (1888 - 1888)*
  Erastus Akers (1898 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Nelson Akers (1849 - 1937)
  Mary Elizabeth Akers Rhea (1850 - 1930)*
  Mahlon Henry Akers (1852 - 1940)*
  Margaret Rebecca Akers (1854 - 1878)*
  Anna Jane Akers McGee (1855 - 1938)*
  Ephraim Mason Akers (1857 - 1858)*
  Otis Gibson Akers (1859 - 1943)*
  Nancy B. Akers (1861 - 1862)*
  Levina Belle Akers Crouse (1863 - 1954)*
  Minerva Lorena Akers Morris (1865 - 1951)*
  Rachel Matilda Akers Vogel (1866 - 1956)*
  George Uberta Akers (1868 - 1946)*
  Sarah Melissa Akers (1871 - 1893)*
  William Carl Akers (1872 - 1962)*
  Rosa Blanche Akers (1874 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
AKERS
WIVES OF JAMES H. AKERS
SARAH MASON
BORN NOV. 4, 1852 DIED APRIL 10, 1874
AGED 21 YRS. 7 MO. 1 DAY
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SOPHIA A. DEFIBAUGH
BORN AUG. 5, 1847-DIED APRIL 12, 1891
AGED 43 YRS. 4 MO. 7 DAYS
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Burial:
Shreves Chapel Cemetery
Monroe Township
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 30, 2010
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James Nelson Akers
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James Nelson Akers
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