|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1720|
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.
John Akin (1663 - 1746)
Hannah Sherman Akin (1682 - 1741)
Ruth Perry Akin (1721 - 1794)*
Joseph Akin (1790 - 1863)*
David Akin (1689 - 1779)**
James Akin (1706 - 1804)**
Elihu Akin (1720 - 1794)
Note: Burial location has not been proven but it can be assumed that he was probably buried in the family cemetery
Created by: Colleen Foote
Record added: Nov 05, 2010
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