"Adam Akard and the Rev. James King exchanged parcels of land in 1832, and Adam and his wife, Elizabeth Wassom Akard, built a home on the farm. He and Elizabeth had eight children – John, Jacob, James, Moses, Sara (also called Sally), Samuel, William and David. Elizabeth died, and Adam married Charlotte Hampton in 1840. They had one daughter, Margaret. The Akards raised sheep and row crops. Soon after Margaret’s birth, Adam died and was buried at the Beeler Cemetery in Bristol, Tenn., which is within two miles of the farm."
After Adam's death, the farm was divided among his surviving children. Charlotte appears in the 1850 Non-population Schedule in Sullivan County, living near her brother-in-law Gasper Smith. The record shows that Charlotte had 100 acres of improved land, 30 acres of unimproved land, with a total value of $500.
|1850 Non-population Schedule, Sullivan County, TN|
|1860 US Census, Hancock County, TN|