I have a John AKIN who was b. ca. 1780-90 IRL and immigrated and showing up first in NC then KY and MO. John died St. Francois Co. MO 1842. He was married in 1808 to a Sarah WALKER (b. ca 1790 NC. d. ca 1862 MO) and they had a daughter Margaret Ford AKIN who married Warner LEWIS. Another child of John and Sarah (WALKER) AKIN was Benton AKIN who was a Judge in St. Francois Co. MO.
I gleaned this additional information:
John W. AKIN (or AIKEN), born ca 1785 in Ireland, d. 18 Dec 1841. He married c.1807 to Sarah WALKER (b.c.1788 NC) died 20 September 1865. Occupation Farmer, Justice of the Peace, Cape Girardeau Co. MO. 10 children born only 5 lived to maturity. These were listed as follows:
Thomas W. AKIN b. 19 Oct 1813 m. Mariah Louisa BYRNE;
Margaret Ford AKIN (b. ??) m. Warner LEWIS in 1835, d. 15 Dec 1842.
John W. AKIN (b. ??) (No Information)
Sally (Sarah) Mira AKIN (b. ??) (No Information)
Benton AKIN, Judge, (b. 29 May 1831)
I found a listing from the headstones of Sherwood Cemetery:
Thomas W. Aikin, Oct. 19, 1813 to April 9, 1855 and Maria L. Aikin, w. of Thomas W., Oct. 27, 1815 - Sept. 30, 1894.
Also Articles of indentures of apprenticeships in New Madrid Co. MO. 8/10/1867 Henry C. Akin bound to Mariah Akin until age 21 which will be on or about Jan. 30, 1875.
8/10/1867 Charles A. Akin bound to Mariah Akin until age 21 which will be on or about __ day of February 1876.
John W. Aikin, Dec., Warner Lewis Adm. Bond dated 6/6/1842, left a widow and 5 children: Thomas W. Aken, Margaret F. Lewis, John W. Aikin, Sally Mira Aiken & Benton Aiken. Receipts from Warner Lewis, Wm. Sikes, Sarah W. Aiken, Thos. W. Aikin, Gdn. of Benton Aiken, Thomas W. Aiken.
John W. Aikens, Deceased. Warner Lewis Adm. Distributed to Sarah Aikens, his mother, Thomas W. Aikens, his brother, Benton Aikens, (minor) his brother, and Wm. Sikes, nephew, by Warner Lewis Gdn.
Sarah Akin, Dec., Benton Akin, Adm. Receipt from Jno. R. Lewis for his share of estate dated 10/16/1868. Receipt dated 1/7/1867 from Walker Lewis for partial share. Receipt dated 10/23/1867 from Henry E. Wathen & Sallie J. Wathen for share of estate. Receipt dated 3/30/1868 from Thomas W. Lewis at Libertyville for balance due him. Receipt dated 5/20/1868 for share from Maria L. Akin, guardian of Annett Akin minor. Receipt dated 7/25/1868 for full share signed by Martha J. Maulsby.
Bond dated 9/17/1855 of Luke Byrn in estate of Thomas W. Akin, dec. Heirs: Mariah L. Akins, widow, Sarah J., Mariah L., Mary E., Oweni, Annett, and Hannah? Akins; children of the deceased.
Mariah L. Akins, Dec., Will dated 2/22/1882:
I, Mariah L. Akins, age 76 years leave ... to grandson Peter Wathen, ... my daughter Sarah J. Wathen, wife of Henry E. Wathen; ... (there are several more relationships listed).
appoint Benton Aiken, brother in law as executor.
Date 10/30/1865 Bond $2,000. Benton Akin, Adm. of Estate of Sarah Akin, Dec. Securites: G. Underwood & Rich'd Barkley. Heirs: heirs of Thomas Akin, heirs of Margaret F. Lewis, late Akin, and Benton Akin all residing in State of MO.
I am trying to find more information on John Akin/Aiken/Aken and Sarah (Walker) (his wife) to determine their parents. If anyone can help please e-mail