An American Family History


The Akard Family
of Sullivan County, Tennessee

  also spelled Ekert  

Sullivan County is in far northeast corner of Tennessee between North Carolina and Virginia and was originally part of those states. It was formed in 1779 when it was divided from Washington County.

Jacob Akard was born about 1740 in Germany.

His wife was named Susannah.

Elizabeth Mariah Akard (1771, married David Bushon),
Mary Akard (1776),
Frederick Akard (1778),
Catherine Akard (1778, married Jonathan Conant),
Jacob Akard (1781, married Nancy White),
John Akard (1783), and
Adam Akard (1786).

When the King iron-works was dedicated, after Gov. Blount became a partner in 1790, a two day's jollification took place and some of the old fashioned games were indulged in. There were running races, sack races and feats of strength and agility. Baxter Bean excelled in distance running; Jacob Akard in wrestling. (from Historic Sullivan by Oliver Taylor)


Adam Akard was born about 1786 in Virginia,. His parents were  Jacob Akard and Susannah Margaretha Latture.

He married Elizabeth Wassom.

Samuel Akard (1821)
David Akard (1829)

In 1814, during the War of 1812, Adam was on Captain William King's muster.

Adam died on August 21, 1829


Samuel Akard was born about 1821.

He married Elizabeth Latture.

Henry Joseph Akard (1853, married Sarah Adeline Smith)

  David Akard  






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