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Gip Akin
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1880
Valley Mills
Bosque County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1950
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

PARENTS: Enos Thomas Akin / Mary Agnes Cunningham

GRANDPARENTS: Edward Akin / Mary Rogers Guest

GREAT GRANDPARENTS: David Allen Akin / Mary Ann Throop

WIFE: Nancy Ola Coffee

CHILDREN: Joy Rae Akin Gray / Roy Lee / Ula Mae Akin Durbin / Joseph Wing / Unknown / Ida Faith Akin Wiley / Lovella Akin Moore

SIBLINGS: Mary / Ellen Akin McKenzie / Laura Akin Simpson / Mit / Infant Son b.1880

Gip came to Howard, Texas 1890. Lived there for 35 years. Worked on a the Slaughter Ranch, where he was a horse wrangler--he was 17 years old. He took care of 150 head of horses. Lived with the wagon - it was home. Started out in the spring about the first of April--worked until Christmas. Ranch covered 5 counties. The year 1897 branded 18,000 calves. Stamped Lazy S on both sides--ear marked figure 7 under bit in each ear. Worked for Slaughter 3 years. Then went to work for Barts Ranch - 200,000 acres. Headquarters where the city of Lamesa is now. (worked there for 2 years). Then took up 4 sections of homestead Land. Post office called Chicago - got the mail two times a week from Big Springs. Built the house on what was called the home section, a little one room house facing the South. Part of this Land is in the city of Lamesa now,then went to Live 16 miles North of Big Springs.
Gip and his brother Mit Akin participated in the Texas Range Wars, and they fought against the Big Ranchers who didn't want them (the nesters) or homesteaders) in the area the outcome being many killings and burnings had occured. Gip & Mit Akin at this time earned the title "The Night Riders".




 
 
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 Parents:
  Enos Thomas Akin (1836 - 1923)
  Mary Agnes Cunningham Akin (1843 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Ola Coffee Akin (1886 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  Joy Rae Akin Gray (1903 - 1996)*
  Ula Mae Akin Durbin (1906 - 1982)*
  Joseph Wing Akin (1909 - 1974)*
  Ida Faith Akin Wiley (1920 - 1995)*
  Lovella Akin Moore (1924 - 2009)*
 
 Sibling:
  Laura Akin Simpson (1864 - 1936)*
  Gip Akin (1880 - 1950)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Terry Akin
Record added: Mar 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18381628
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