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James Akin
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1706
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1804
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

PARENTS: John Akin / Mary Briggs

GRANDPARENTS: David Akin / Mary Unknown

WIVES: Amie Fish / Ruth Sanford*

CHILDREN: Anne Akin Allen / Ruth Akin Sherman / Batcheller Akin / John Akin / Amie Akin Mosher / Preserved Fish Akin / William Akin / James Akin / Mary Akin Robinson / Elisabeth Akin Bennett* / Richard Akin* / Joseph Akin* / Hope Akin Shaw* / Hannah Akin Howland* / Timothy Akin*

SIBLINGS: David Akin / Susannah Akin / Deborah Akin Sherman / Timothy Akin / Mary Akin Allen / Hannah Akin Howland / Thomas Akin / Elizabeth Akin Sherman / Judith Akin Gatchell Hicks

According to "Sketches of Old Dartmouth" by Henry Worth, James was on the "Committee of 21" during the Revolutionary War. His house was burned by the British. In "Padanaram History", Henry Worth states that James Akin owned a 15 acre estate and his house was on the east side of Elm Street before being burned by the British. It was on the north edge of the 15 acres and stood on the same spot as the house of Charles C. Stearns [1908]. In another point, Worth says that his house was opposite the Post Office as it existed in 1908. In yet another note, Henry states that the house of James Akin was south of Elm street which makes more sense than east since Elm Street runs East-West. When James died, he left an estate of $2500 to his son, Richard, and upon the death of Richard in 1809, the estate was sold in small parcels to settle his estate.
Family links: 
  John Akin (1663 - 1746)
  Mary Briggs Akin (1671 - 1708)
  David Akin (1689 - 1779)**
  James Akin (1706 - 1804)
  Elihu Akin (1720 - 1794)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: That James Akin is buried in Akin Cemetery is NOT proven. It is based on strong circumstantial evidence only.
Maintained by: Robert Akin
Originally Created by: Terry Akin
Record added: Sep 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42380817

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