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William Henry Akin
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Birth: May 4, 1840
Crawford County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1930
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA

-- 1907 - "David More" - Death Certificate, State of Nebraska #M-600, name of father (Daniel More) and mother ("Elizabeth Washburn"). David was born Nov. 2, 1823, New York; died Feb. 16, 1907, Decatur Twp., Burt Co., Neb. He was a half-brother of Lafayette and William Akin.

-- 1918 - "Lafayette Akin" - Death Certificate, State of Nebraska #8586, name of mother ("Betsy Washburn"), father not given; Layfayette born May 8, 1838, Ohio; died Sept. 22, 1918, Decatur, Burt Co., Neb. He was William's full brother.

-- 1930 - William's birthdate (May 4, 1840), and birthplace ("Crawford County, Ohio"), father (Ira Akin), mother not named. William lived in Nebr. 1866-77, Washington 1877-82, and Idaho 1882 on. [ "Declaration for Pension Act of May 1, 1930" (in) Civil War: Union Army Pension Case File for "William Akin", National Archives].

-- "William Henry Aiken" - Death Certificate, State of Idaho Certificate #69015 gives birth and death dates, name of father "Ira Akin", mother not given. William died in the Idaho Soldiers Home.

From "History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountain, Vol. 3", 1920 cited. "William Aiken/Akin was a native of Ohio, born May 4, 1840, removed to Ill inois with his parents when but a young lad and there his stepfather engaged in farming until his death in 1887. The family home was later established in Nebraska and once more attention was concentrated upon the work of t illing the soil. In 1877 William Aiken made his way to the northwest, going to Washington and settling near the present site of Clarkston. The he homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres of wild land, which he cleared and improved, residing thereon until 1882, when he sold that property and came to Idaho, settling in Ada county. Here he took up a timber culture claim of one hundred and sixty acres, and the farm upon which his son Ira now resides, seven miles northwest of Meridian, is eighty acres of the original tract. William Aiken sold the other eighty acres and is now living retired at Boise, where his wife passed away in 1907. As the family traveled westward across the plains they had no actual encounters wlth the Indians but manifested the utmost diligence in order to avoid the red men and thus escape their murderous intent."

His "Declaration for Pension Act of May 1, 1930" stated he was "born May 4, 1840, Crawford County, Ohio" (sworn statement, signed by William Akin and son Ira Leroy Aiken (Civil War: Union Army Pension File, National Archives). This agrees with the fact that Ira Akin, father of William, was enumerated in 1840 in Tymochetee Twp., Crawford Co., Ohio (Tymochetee T wp. in Wyandot Co. after 1845). BUT William's Union Army Discharge (1864 ), stated he was born in "Hiram in the State of Ohio" [National Archives: General Land Entry Case File: Homestead Act (1862), Walla Walla Land Of fice, application #1834, final certificate #614]. William Henry Aiken (1930), Idaho Death Certificate (State no. 69015) gives death and birth dates; place: Old Soldiers Home; father "Ira Akin", mother's name not given. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth Washburn Sheley (1804 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Clarissa Evaline Lucas Aiken (1849 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Laura Elisabeth Aiken Stephens (1873 - 1906)*
  Iva Viola Aiken Shafer (1877 - 1959)*
  Agnes Marie Aiken Weston (1882 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rosannah Moore Green (1825 - 1865)*
  Lafayette Akin (1838 - 1919)*
  William Henry Akin (1840 - 1930)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Morris Hill Cemetery
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: C115-9
 
Created by: Owlisnapp
Record added: Dec 06, 2006
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William Henry Akin
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Thank you for your Service Sir and may you rest in peace..
- William T Rogers II
 Added: Jul. 24, 2007

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