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 James Charles Finney Augustus Akin

James Charles Finney Augustus Akin

Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky, USA
Death 16 Oct 1939 (aged 73)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 53026514 · View Source
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The full name of James Charles Akin was James Charles Finney Augustus Akin aka J.C.F.A. Akin on some census was the 4th son of 5 sons born or raised by Judith Sarah Jane Akin b.17 Aug 1832 in the Burkesville area of Cumberland Co., KY & who died between 1881 & 1887 in Burkesville, Cumberland Co., KY. The father is unknown.

The father of James Charles Finney Augustus Akin, based on Y-DNA Analysis, has concluded with high probability, to be James Jackson Murphy b.22 Jul 1815 in Virginia & d.19 Jun 1891 in Burkesville, Cumberland, KY. It is considered to be a non-marital relationship.

Judith Akin was quite imaginative with the names of the sons she raised. All of her son's seemed to use parts of their names at various times in their lives depending on the circumstances.

James most likely left the Cumberland County area of Kentucky for Texas around 1887, as did some of his other brothers. I am not sure they traveled to Texas together, but it is quite likely. Their mother died, before they left, from a measles epidemic.

James married Martha Rosella Turner aka Rose on 15 Dec 1892 in Bell Co., TX. Martha was b.24 Mar 1875 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA & d.1 Oct 1960 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

Together they had 9 children that I am aware of. They were:

1. Sally Belle Akin b.10 May 1894 in Moody, McLennan Co., TX & d.20 Apr 1972 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.
Married: Lester Hamilton Burton

1. Alpha Laura Akin b.1 Apr 1896 in Moody, McLennan Co., TX & d.8 Feb 1967 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.
Married: Benjamin Franklin Richardson, Jr. on 26 Jul 1919 in Wichita Co., TX.

3. Lora Ola Akin b.1 Aug 1897 in Moody, McLennan Co., TX & d.9 Sep 1989 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.
Married: Jiles Thomas Lloyd on 7 Jul 1917 in Garza Co., TX.

4. Willie Paul Akin b.27 Jul 1900 in Moody, McLennan Co., TX & d.24 Aug 1970 in Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX.
Married: Effie Mattie Tolliver abt 1928 in TX.

5. James Charles Akin b.26 Feb 1902 in Bowie, Montague Co., TX & d.13 Jun 1990 in Hockley Co., TX
Married: Lola Zenovia Carpenter abt 1927 in TX.

6. Jesse Norman Akin b.12 Jul 1904 in Texas & d.28 Sep 1974 in Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX.
Married: Gwen Johnson abt 1943 in Parker Co., TX.

7. Maude Rosella Akin aka Maudie b.17 Feb 1906 in Moody, McLennan Co., Texas & d.8 Jun 1994 in Scottsdale, Maricopa Co., AZ.
Married: Henry Ludwig Worischeck on 12 Jul 1927 in Texas.

8. Homer O. Akin b.9 Jun 1910 in Texas & d.30 Dec 1979 in Big Lake, Reagan Co., TX.
Married: Bobbie Kay Burton abt 1952 in Texas.

9. Coleman Augustus Akin b.8 Dec 1914 in Texas & d.4 Nov 1995 in Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA.
Married: Iris Wynona Bailey abt 1938 in Tarrant Co., TX.

Note: Research on this Akin family is still in progress. Thanks to Maureen E. Malone aka Cookie for bringing forth some additional valuable information.


Many Thanks to Cheryl Crump for allowing me to manage this memorial.

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  • Maintained by: RCAkin148
  • Originally Created by: Cheryl Crump
  • Added: 30 May 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Charles Finney Augustus Akin (4 Mar 1866–16 Oct 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53026514, citing Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by RCAkin148 (contributor 47375326) .