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Berry House Akin
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Birth: Mar., 1821
Virginia, USA
Death: unknown
Missouri, USA

The inscritpion on Berry's tombstone refers to his service in the Mexican War from May 28,1846 to May 31,1847.

The 1850 South Division, Smith County, Tennessee Census lists BH Akin, age 27, born in Virginia, a laborer; his wife Mary, age 24, born in Tennessee; daughter Elizabeth, age 2.

Polk County, Missouri Marriages has Berry Akin married Rhoda Colley January 30, 1857, by Joseph R Callaway, Minister.

The 1860 Morgan, Dade County, Missouri Census lists Berry H Akins, 40, Roda, 30, Elizabeth, 12, Nancy, 10, Caroline, 8, William, 6, John, 4, and Mary 9/12. John and Mary were born in Missouri, the others in Tennessee.

During the Civil War Berry was in the 76th Regiment E.M.M., a Missouri Union group that was disbanded. These soldiers were encouraged to join the Federal Union Army. It is believed that Berry did not join.

The 1870 Cedar County, Missouri Census has Berry H Akin, age 49, born in Virginia; Rhoda, age 31, born in Tennessee, as were all of the following children which can't be correct; Elizabeth, 20; Nancy, 18; Rhoda, 16; William, 14; John, 13; James, 8; Mary E, 10; Martha, 3; and Thomas, 3.

By the 1880 Cedar County Census wife Rhoda has died. Berry is age 66, a widower, born in Virginia. His children, all born in Missouri, living at home are: James, 19, Martha, 15, Thomas, 12, and George W, 9.

The 1900 Dade County, Missouri Census lists Berry H Akin, age 79, born March, 1821, a widower, born in Virginia, as were his parents. Living with him is his daughter Mary L Easterly, age 40, born Dec, 1869, a widow.

I believe Mary L or E is Mary Elizabeth Akin Easterly. She is buried next to her father. Daughter Martha Perkins and husband Gus are buried next to Elizabeth Easterly.

Family links: 
  Mary Elizabeth Akin Easterly (1859 - 1928)*
  Martha Louise Akin Perkins (1865 - 1929)*
  Thomas H Akins (1867 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Company I, 1st Tenn, MTD INF
Long Cemetery
Dade County
Missouri, USA
Created by: P Jones
Record added: May 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90906224
Berry House Akin
Added by: P Jones
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Mexican War Veteran 1846-1847
 Added: Aug. 17, 2012
Civil War Veteran
 Added: Aug. 17, 2012

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