MEREDITH THOMPSON AKERS
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Marion County, Alabama
Meredith Thompson Akers, farmer, was born March 9, 1831, at Redeville, Rutherford County, Tennessee; son of Meredith Akers and Nancy Jane (Thompson) Akers, the former a native of Crab Orchard, Va.; grandson of Claiborne Akers, and of Meredith Thompson and Elizabeth Thompson.
He received a common school education; and was always a farmer. In 1868 he entered upon the duties of sheriff, tax assessor, and tax collector, of Marlon County, Alabama in which he served for six years. He was a member of the constitutional convention of 1875, from Marion County; and represented this county in the legislature of 1878-79. He was a Mason; Methodist; and a Democrat.
Meredith married: July 21, 1853, to Patience Dianna Green, daughter of Elijah C. Green and Keziah Green, of Goldmine, Alabama. They had fourteen children: seven boys and seven girls and resided in Guin, Alabama in 1921.
Three of their known children were:
- Meredith Campbell Akers (Dec. 8, 1862 AL- July 26, 1906 AL)
- William Green “Will” Akers (July 14, 1867 AL – March 26, 1954 AL)
- Arabell Akers Markham ( January 6, 1872 AL – Nov. 18, 1889 AL)
Meredith Thompson Akers. died July 28, 1914, in Guin, Marion County, Alabama. He is buried at Guin City Cemetery in Marion County, Alabama.
- History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
- Find A Grave Memorial# 47098441 # 47098585 # 46998896 # 46999256 # 51005011 # 46814611 # 57458809
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