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Josiah T. Akin

  • Birth 15 Mar 1777 Virginia, USA
  • Death 28 Oct 1858 New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 79650622

Josiah was major in the Home Guards in New Albany, IN. His parents came to Kentucky from James River, VA. His father William Akin was ambushed in 1782 by Indians and killed on his way to the mill, which was located near the falls of the Ohio Rr. in Beargrass,VA. (now Jefferson Co., KY.) His mother Mary Wallace was born 1754 and died Nov. 1824. After the death of her husband, she married William Goodwin, who died Aug. 1828.

From family records, give Mar 18, 1858 as death date for Josiah; but from the New Albany Daily Ledger, article - Another Pioneer Gone; Date: November 01, 1858 (Thurs.), states he died 10 o'clock Sunday morning... *LJS


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  • Created by: Laura J. Stewart
  • Added: 31 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79650622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah T. Akin (15 Mar 1777–28 Oct 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79650622, citing Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Laura J. Stewart (contributor 47412616) .