If these are the same people you are looking for they are my great great grandparents. I have John Wesley Akers, b. 1839 in Kentucky, married Sarah Ellen Hughes, b. 1846 in Illinois.
They were married on 12 June 1866 in Tehama County, Ca. They had 6 children, 2 died as infants. Sarah is buried in the Tehama County Cemetery with her 2 infants, I don't know where he is buried. Their daughter Mary Lawrence Akers in my Great grand mother.