I also am researching Akin from Collin County. I am looking for information on Charlie Boyd Akin - listed as 35 in the 1920 Census. He had two known brothers and was born in Alabama. He was alleged to be a cousin of Wylie H. Holmes of Melissa and James Forney Holmes of Van Alstyne. The Grandmother of Wylie and Forney was Margaret Sarah Akin from Granville Co. NC. She married Nathaniel Estes in 1846. Charlie Akin and his siblings lived around Waco and Van Zandt County.