|Birth: ||May 21, 1869|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1946|
Judge Akin passed his boyhood and youth in Graham. After leaving the town schools he spent three years in the Georgetown University, and at the age of nineteen years took up the study of law in the office of Hon. R. F. Arnold, of Graham, and was admitted to the bar of the state in 1890, before Presiding Judge P. M. Stine, and tried his first case before justice George E. Miller of Young county. In 1891 he formed a partnership with Hon. C. W. Johnson, one of the leaders of the Young county bar, and was connected with much of the leading practice of the county until chosen to preside over the county court.
Joseph Akin married Margaret Rose on 1 January 1890 at at Burnet, Texas. Children born to this union war Roberta, J.W., Henry David, Mary M. and John E. Akins
In his political belief Judge Akin is Democratic and in 1900 his party elected him Young county judge to succeed Judge Noble J. Timmons, a pioneer and a foremost citizen of the county. In 1902 Judge Akin was re-elected without opposition and in 1904 his constituency again returned him to the judicial chair, showing their appreciation of his sincere and efficient service in public office.
He is a Mason, a Knight of Pythias and a Woodman and has passed the chairs of the local lodge of each. He is Deputy Grand Master of his Masonic district and has represented the Graham lodge of Pythias in the State Grand Lodge.
He was brought up a Christian and the denomination of his father provides his church home. He is active in the church work and is superintendent of the Sabbath- school.
Samuel David Akin (1822 - 1880)
Mary Elizabeth Kincheloe Akin (1832 - 1910)
Margarete Welch Rose Akin (1868 - 1961)
Roberta Akin Fletcher (1891 - 1986)*
Yerger Hill Akin (1893 - 1900)*
Joseph William Akin (1897 - 1993)*
Henry David Akin (1900 - 2000)*
Mary Mathilde Akin Cochran (1902 - 1991)*
John Pohlman Akin (1904 - 1995)*
Margaret Welch Akin Thomas (1906 - 1978)*
Jewel Rose Akin Thomsen (1908 - 1987)*
John Edwin Akin (1852 - 1877)*
Mary Akin Kaye (1855 - 1919)*
Jessie Kincheloe Akin Doty (1858 - 1898)*
David Rice Akin (1861 - 1939)*
James Sherman Akin (1864 - 1908)*
Joseph William Akin (1869 - 1946)
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jul 08, 2010
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