Emery Akers Jr

1837–1924 (Age 87)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Emery

When Emery Akers Jr was born in 1837, in Virginia, United States, his father, Emery Akers, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Betsy Graham, was 33. He married Rebecca E. Kinser in 1875, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Barkers Ridge Magisterial District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Wyoming, Tucker, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 November 1924, in Herndon, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 87.

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Emery Akers Jr
Rebecca E. Kinser
Marriage: 1875
John Riley Holloway

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  • Male1837–1924Male

  • Rebecca E. Kinser


Wyoming, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 7

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 24

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone living by a piece of arable land, from the plural or genitive singular of Middle English aker ‘acre’, i.e. arable land.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Emrey Abero, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emery Akers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emery Akers, "United States Census, 1900"

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