Sarah Elizabeth Akers
Birth: May 26, 1849
Death: Feb 11, 1929
Gender: F
Father: View Family Sheet Nathaniel S. Akers born Aug 13, 1820 in Franklin Co, VA
Mother: Elizabeth Boone born Dec 11, 1817 in Franklin Co, VA
Notes: Charles and Sarah were first cousins. It was reported that her parents tried to discourage the marriage because of close kinship, whereupon she said, "I will marry him if every child I have is deaf, dumb, and blind." According to the list of 11 children in The Akers Family of Franklin Country, VA, combined with the Boone - Cannaday - Hickman and Pridgen Families, by A.E. Akers, 1953, pages 16 and 17, two were deaf, one blind, and another deaf, dumb, and blind.