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From: " Steven & Julie Akins of that Ilk" <>
Subject: Re: [AKINS] Akin/Aiken
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 20:14:39 -0000
Patrick, the James Akens (sic) b. 1763 or 1764 "on the line between Maryland
and Pennsylvania" and died on 12 April, 1843 at Newnan, Coweta Co., GA,
(buried at the First Presbyterian Church cemetery [now Oak Hill] in Newnan,
Georgia, was a younger brother to William Akins, Sr. (B. 1756 in Cecil Co.,
Maryland; d. 29 March, 1841 Cherokee Co., Alabama) and John Akins (b. 1760
Cecil Co., Maryland; d. 1839 Morgan Co., Georgia). James Akens, like his
elder brother, William, was a Revolutionary War soldier living in
Mecklenburg Co., N.C. at the time of the War, where they had been brought by
their father, James Akin, from Cecil County when James Jr. was "too young to
remember". James Akin, Sr. purchased 200 acres in Mecklenburg Co., N.C. in
1777 from John McKnitt Alexander, which was located in the vicinity of
Steele Creek. James Sr. and his wife have two children who are buried at
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in Mecklinburg Co, N.C. near the Charlotte
airport, they are: Thomas Akins, b. 1759; d. 15 August, 1785, and Agnes
Akens (sic), b. 1770, d. 1779. Another daughter, Rachel Akins appears in a
Mecklinburg County N.C. court record dated April 11th, 1782, sueing for
child support for her illegitimate child born to he and fathered by John
James Akens Jr. served two terms of service in the North Carolina line
under Capt. Locke. He appears in a York Co., S.C. record in 1789 and was
indicted to have taken part in a riot along with several other men. At that
time his older brother, William Akins was sheriff of York Co., S.C. and it
appears that James never stood trial, but went instead to Greene Co.,
Georgia where on 16 March, 1791, he married a woman named Frances and had
two sons by her, William and Joseph Akins, the family later moved from
Greene Co. to Coweta Co., Georgia, where James died and was buried.
There are court records in York Co., S.C. from the early 1800's which
pertain to deeds between a Peter Akins and a John Hill Akins, so this may be
connected to the Hille Akins which you mention.
Julie A. Akins, Sec.
The Clan Akins Society
From: PATRICK GUDAITIS <>
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 11:44 PM
Subject: [AKINS] Akin/Aiken
>SPECIAL NOTATION FOR THOSE RESEARCHING AKINS OF CECIL CO., MARYLAND AT
> Janette, & AKINS-L,
> How goes it?
> Been tracing down one of our cousin lines with one James Akins. He
>was born in Cumberland Co., VA, and enlisted in the army for the
>Revolution in Chesterfield Co., VA. He was at the fall of Cornwallis at
>York Town. He moved to Granville Co., NC, after the war and later to
>Georgia. I believe he was first in Clarke Co., GA, as I found a Hillie
>Akin there as early as 1808. This Hillie Akin was in Fayette Co., GA,
>tax records with James Akin. Hillie was listed as his agent. James
>applied for RS pension there in 1833. I thought he died there as he was
>75 yoa in the 1835 pensioners report. The 1840 Fayette census did not
>include him. Found a James Akin in the Campbell Co., GA, census between
>80 and 90 yoa. That census also placed his age as an RS at 90. That age
>did not match up. Did further research anyway. Just a hunch, because the
>census report did match the 1830 Fayette Co., census.
> I located the records for final pensioners settlement. Turned out
>that this was the same James Akins. He died in Campbell Co., GA, in
>1843. His wife, Lavicia, received his final pension dollars. Couldn't
>locate her after this record.
> As far as Hillie Akin is concerned, I believe that he was one of
>James' sons. The 1830 Fayette Co., GA, census shows him to be 40-50
>years of age. There was also a William Akin in Fayette County the same
>age as Hillie. Looking over Clark Co., GA, records, James also could
>have had other sons named James, John and William.
> My research on this family is far from over. However, I'll have to
>put a lot of it to rest for awhile. The only pursuit I'll try is to
>locate where James Akin RS is buried.
> Now I begin my research efforts on those of our clan that came to
> SPECIAL NOTE!! For those researching the Akin clan who moved to the
>south from Cecil Co., Maryland, I have some news for you. There was
>another James Akin RS who stated he was born between the borders of MD
>and PA. He died in Coweta County in the 1840's. During my research on
>the above James Akin, I became confused in the Fayette Co., GA, records.
>After some study, I determined that both of them were there during the
>same time frame. So, I caution you to be careful during the 1820's.
>James of Coweta County arrived first and lived along the Flint River.
>James of VA setteled in the northern part of the county along Line
>Creek. James of Coweta moved from Fayette Co in 1827, the same year that
>James of VA showed up.
> Records of Fayette Co, show that James of Coweta was related to
>John Akin of Morgan Co., GA, per estate settlements records. I know a
>little more on James of Coweta if anyone pushes the subject. But, I
>cannot do the research for you.
> There was also a William Akin RS who is also related to the Morgan
>Co., Akins. He died in Cherokee Co., Alabama.
> Closing note. The Akin lines that came to GA appear to have arrived
>from at least four areas, PA, VA, Charleston SC, and Savannah GA. Years
>of work will be needed to determine each line.
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