Dear Louise, Lewis is usually found as Lewis Akins, he died in 1791 in Laurens District, S.C., some researchers believe that his wife was Elizabeth Mann. The Clan Akins Society has a large number of members who are descended from Lewis Akins, and there is some genealogical information on this family included in the On Line Archives of the Clan Akins Society's web-site, at: http://www.angelfire.com/ar/clanakins/society.html Because of his date and place of birth it is thought that Lewis may have been a great grandson of James Akin, Jr. of Henrico Co., Virginia, possibly descended from James' son, Thomas Akin, Sr. There was a Thomas Akin living in the same area as Lewis in Lunenburg (now in Mecklenburg)Co., Virginia in the early 1700's, and this Thomas may have been Thomas Akin, Jr., possibly the father of Lewis, however more research needs to be done on this family. The Henrico Co, VA Akin family can be traced back to a James and Sarah Akin who received a warrant for 250 acres in Henrico Co., VA in 1668. This James Akin, Sr. died in 1725, leaving one son, James Jr. and three daughters. I believe that if you check the information on the On-Line Archives for Lewis Akins, it should give you the names and addresses of several researchers descended from this family.