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Capt John Akin
Birth: 1663
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1746
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

PARENTS: David Akin / Mary Unknown

WIVES: Mary Briggs / Hannah Sherman*

CHILDREN: David Akin / Susannah Akin / Deborah Akin Sherman / Timothy Akin / Mary Akin Allen / Hannah Akin Howland / Thomas Akin / Elizabeth Akin Sherman / James Akin / Judith Akin Gatchell Hicks / Abigail Akin* / Benjamin Akin* / Ebenezer Akin* / Susannah Akin Hicks* / Elihu Akin* / Joseph Akin*

SIBLINGS: James Akin / David Akin

John Akin moved from Portsmouth, Rhode Island to Dartmouth, Bristol, MA fairly early in life. Since he married Mary Briggs of Dartmouth some time prior to 1686 (from Settlers of the Beekman Patent) at which time he would have been 22, one can assume that he moved to Dartmouth sometime around 1685. He was town clerk in Dartmouth from 1696 - 1699 and again from 1704 - 1706. He was also a Representative to the Plymouth Colonial Government in 1707, 1720, 1726, 1728-9 and 1733. He was also a Deputy for Dartmouth in 1707. He was arrested and jailed in New Bristol as a Quaker assessor for refusing to collect taxes from the towns people to support the ministry of the English churches in America. On an appeal to King George I by Thomas Richardson and Richard Partridge, this persecution came to an end. This came from The Quakers in the American Colonies by Rufus M. Jones, published in 1911.
Family links: 
  Mary Briggs Akin (1671 - 1708)
  Mary Briggs Akin (1667 - 1708)
  Hannah Sherman Akin (1682 - 1741)*
  David Akin (1689 - 1779)*
  James Akin (1706 - 1804)*
  Elihu Akin (1720 - 1794)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: That Captain John Akin is buried in Akin Cemetery is NOT proven. It is based on strong circumstantial evidence only.
Maintained by: Robert Akin
Originally Created by: Terry Akin
Record added: Sep 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42356414

- Aurorae Little U.E.
 Added: Jun. 4, 2015
In honor of the husband of a cousin...
- Cherie_in_OC
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
John Akin is my 8th great grandfather and I am very pleased to find this information for inclusion in my family tree.
- Edward Kent
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015
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