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Elihu Akin
Birth: Aug. 6, 1720
Dartmouth
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1794
Dartmouth
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Elihu Akin, husband of Ruth Perry and Father of six children. He is one of eight sons born to Captain John Akin and Hannah Sherman in Dartmouth, MA. Lived his final years at 762 Dartmouth st South Dartmouth,MA.(sold to Elihu in 1769) and he owned a Tavern and shipyard at the wharf on the waterfront at the foot of Prospect st. He was a shipwright. All was destroyed by the British in retaliation for his zeal in the Continental Revolution. Thereafter the war for twenty-five years the village was called Akin's Wharf in his honor and to commemorate his early shipbuilding.

Children; Ebenezer(1761-1836), Joseph Akin Sr(1790-1893), John Akin II, Phebe(Waite),William,Jonathan, Rhoda,Jacob(1758-1822),Ruth,Henry,Abraham(1769-1770),Silvia.

Grandparents;
David Akin
Mary Unknown

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Akin (1663 - 1746)
  Hannah Sherman Akin (1682 - 1741)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Perry Akin (1721 - 1794)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Akin (1790 - 1863)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Akin (1689 - 1779)**
  James Akin (1706 - 1804)**
  Elihu Akin (1720 - 1794)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Burial location has not been proven but it can be assumed that he was probably buried in the family cemetery
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Colleen Foote
Record added: Nov 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61172767
Elihu Akin
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