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Mrs. D. G. Hayes collection

 Collection — Folder: S0613
Identifier: S0613

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of papers that belonged to Stroud Evans and James Akers, great-grandfathers of Mrs. D.G. Hayes, that range from 1827 to 1863. The items in this collection include Board of Trustee records for the appointment of James Akers as supervisor for Road District 27 in Floyd County, Indiana, church records from the Greenville (Indiana) Regular Baptist Church, a letter written by Thomas Akers to his brother from Chatham, Canada West; and a letter to Jerry Sigler from his brother, James, who was stationed at Fort Negley at Nashville, Tennessee during the U.S. Civil War.


  • 1827-1865


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

James Akers was born on June 21, 1782 in Kentucky and died on February 2, 1851 in Floyd County, Indiana.

Thomas Akers was born around 1817 in Indiana. He was the son of James Akers.

Stoud Evans was born in 1799 in North Carolina and died in 1865 in Floyd County, Indiana.

James A Sigler was born in 1827 in Indiana and served as a private in the 12th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery during the U.S. Civil War.

Sources: "Akers, James." Find A Grave Index. Accessed August 10, 2015. "Akers, Thomas." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 10, 2015. "Evans, Stoud." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 10, 2015. "Evans, Eransum Stoud." Moore Family Tree. Accessed August 10, 2015. "Sigler, James A." U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Accessed August 10, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. D. G. Hayes (Essie Evans Hayes) in 1941/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/08/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/10 by Laura Eliason.


Mrs. D. G. Hayes collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.