Brooks Akers, deceased, was born in Montgomery County, Virginia, May 10, 1811. He moved to Ohio in 1831, and located in Clarke, where, on the 2d of June, 1835, he married Miss Maria A. Howell, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Howell. Miss Howell was born in Harrison County, Virginia, June 7, 1817, and came to Clarke County with her parents in 1830. Mr. and Mrs. Akers settled in Clarke County, remained until in 1840, when they came to Shelby County and moved on the farm now owned by John lseman, in section 19, Jackson Township. They owned and lived on three different farms in Jackson Township until in 1860, when they moved to Montra, where he died July 14, 1862. His companion survived him, and is residing in Montra. They reared a family of eight children, viz., Lewis, Elizabeth, Francis M., Jonathan, Mary L., Malinda, Napoleon B., and Amanda L., all of whom are yet living. Francis M. served nearly three years in the war of 1861.


History of Shelby County, Ohio; R. Sutton & Co, Philadelphia PA, 1883