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Biography: Meredith Thompson Akers born March 9, 1831

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MEREDITH THOMPSON AKERS

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(1831-aftr. 1921)

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:

  1. Meredith Campbell Akers (Dec. 8, 1862 AL- July 26, 1906 AL)
  2. William Green “Will” Akers (July 14, 1867 AL – March 26, 1954 AL)
  3. 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.

 

SOURCES

  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 47098441 # 47098585 # 46998896 # 46999256 # 51005011 # 46814611 # 57458809

 

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