Hello Akin researchers.I am trying to link myself back to this family based on some good circumstantial evidence that keeps coming up.I would like to find out more about this family and see if anyone knows hat became of them.I have talked to some Sublett researchers (see connections below) and they don't seem to have much either.A couple of them have asked me to post this Will Abstract:
Campbell County, VA, Will Book 3, p.186:Joseph Akin...12 Jul 1809 (dated)/ 13 Sep 1812 (probated)...Wife Ann Akin all of my estate.Daughter Sarah (a.k.a. Sally) "Subbett" (should be Sublett), Ibey (known to be Isabell) "Subbell", Mary "Subbet", and Betsey Ann Puckett.Son William Akin 200 acres on the waters of Little Falling River.Son George Akin two dollars for the trouble he has caused me.Polly Caldwell Akin, 10 years old, fifty dollars at age 15.Executors: Wife and Samuel Jordan.Two sons in law in Tennessee, William "Subbett" and Charles Puckett, to be security.Witness: Zachariah Carwile, Elisha __?__, J. Morris, and John Carwile.
The three Sublett in-law lines seem to be pretty well documented, but what happened to sons William and George Akin??William and Sally Sublett moved to Rutherford Co., TN by about 1805, acc. to deeds there.There is also a George Akin in Rutherford County a decade later who I believe to be my gggg grandfather.My ggg grandfather was named George Archibald Akin (b. 1808 in VA).He had a brother William Akin b. 1806 in VA.Both of these brothers married girls from Rutherford County in the 1830's and moved to Gibson County in West TN by 1836.
Other references to this family:
Book 1, p. 416:Will of Charles Taylor probated 14 Apr. 1800 in Campbell County witnessed by Joseph Akin and Samuel "Subley."
Book 3, p. 198:Inventory of Estate of Joseph Akin, dec'd.9 Nov. 1812
Book 7, p. 108:Inventory of Estate of John Daniel, dec'd., for George Akins, administrator.13 Aug. 1832.Is this George, son of Joseph??
Campbell Co., VA Deed Book 1784-1790, p. 269:April 4, 1788, from Joseph Akin of Campbell, to John Stapp of Campbell, for 30 pounds, about 100 acres, part of a tract patented to Joseph for 260 in Campbell on School House Branch.Signed by Joseph.Anne, the wife of Joseph, relinquished her claim of dower to the land and premises conveyed.
Campbell Co., VA Deed Book, 1790-1796, p. 625:Jan. 16, 1796, from Joseph Akin of Campbell, to John Fore of Charlotte County, for 150 pounds, about 384 acres by patent, on Little Falling River, bounded by Samuel Morriss and Charles Taylor, the Dutchman's Branch, and the main ridge.Signes Joseph Akin.Witnesses include George Allen Sublett.Deed acknowledged by Joseph and Ann, his wife.
Marriage Book, Campbell County, 1782-1810:
Akin, Joseph (batchelor) and Ann Dudgeon (spinster), bond 7 July 1784.Consent certified by Thomas Moore.This maybe the second marriage for each since a daughter of Joseph's was married in 1787 (see below), plus the notations as "batchelor and spinster."
Puckett, Charles and Betsey Ann Akin, bond 2 December 1801.Consent by Joseph Akin, father of the bride.One witness was Benjamin Sublett.
Sublett, Benjamin, and Mary Akin, daughter of Joseph Akin, bond 8 November 1797.Witness Joseph Akin, Joshua Worley.
Sublett, Samuel, and Fanny Taylor, 22 August 1799.Consent by Charles Taylor, father of the bride.Wit. Samuel Sublett, William Taylor, John Fore, Josh Worley
Sublett, William, and Sally Akin, bond 20 December 1787.Consent by Joseph Akin, father of the bride.William Sublett and Wit. Alexander Dudgeon.
Sublite, George Allen, and Isabella Akin, bond 14 November 1791.Consent by Joseph Akin, father of the bride.Wit. William Akin.
Well, there it is.If anyone knows anything about William and George, sons of Joseph, I would love to know.You can post here or e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, there were three known Joseph Akin households in the 1790 VA census.Two were in Halifax County and one was in Chesterfield.Campbell Co. 1785 Tax List has a Joseph Akin (one white male over 21..I presume being Joseph himself).
A George Akin married Betsey Moore, daughter of Daniel Moore, 23 June 1803 in Halifax County, VA.Is this George's son?(remember, a Thomas Moore witnessed Joseph's marriage in 1784.)