U.S. States: North Carolina: Haywood County
In W. C. Allen's "The Annals of Haywood County" it is stated "Acton, the second child of Joseph and Sarah Vaughn MCCracken, was born January 23, 1800, and married Joyce Poteet. Eight children were born, four boys and four girls. Hoke, Manley, and Worth grew to manhood, married and reared families. Of the girls, Louise married John McClure, Sarah married William Robinson, Polly married William McClure, and Clarice married James McClure. James, the fourth son, died when a boy.
"A. H. McCracken, who has written some excellent articles about the McCracken family for the county newspaper, had the following to say regarding Acton MCCracken: "Acton is buried at Mt. Zion on Crabtree, but his grave is unmarked. Therefore, I have not been able to get the date of his death. Perhaps some of his grandchildren have the genealogy of this family and will mark his grave. He once owned the farm where Winfield Ferguson's widow now lives. Of his character I know little. But what I have learned fo him from others, he was a good man, energetic and loyal.
"I remember the following story told by those who knew him. One day he and his neighbor, T. Bradshaw, were looking over the latter's wheat field when Mr Bradshaw remarked that his wheat was a grain too thick, and Uncle Acton stooped down and pulled up a stalk of his neighbor's wheat. The joke did not please Mr. Bradshaw, and the story goes that they almost came to blows. I am sorry that I have not a complete genealogy of Uncle Acton's family, but hope to get it later. He has many grandchildren, and I am quite sure that some of them can give me something respecting him and his children."
For now, that's about all I can come up with.