Although William Akins (1788 - 1878) married Mary Quatermus in Clarke Co., Georgia on 17 March, 1819, he was in fact not a sonof the James Akin who lived in Clarke Co., but was the oldest son of William Akins Sr.who was living in Morgan Co., Georgia, by his wife Elizabeth McCorkle. Mary Quatermus was a daughter of Isaiah and Mary Quatermus of Newberry Co., S.C. After Isaiah died in 1797, his wife moved with her daughter Mary and her son Patrick, to Walton Co., Georgia. William Akins, Jr., was born in 1788 in York Co., S.C. and fought in the War of 1812 in 43rd U.S. Infantry while living there. He is my third great grandfather. His father, William Akins, Sr. (1756-1841)was a Revolutionary War soldier and was later Sheriff of York Co., South Carolina. The family moved from South Carolina to Georgia in the 1810's. After William Akins Jr. married Mary Quatermus, they moved shortly thereafter to Harris Co., Georgia, where they were living in the 1820 Georgia Census. Later they moved to Carrollton, Carroll Co., Georgia, and settled on 202 acres of land that had been won by William's father (William Akins, Sr.) in the 1827 Georgia Land lottery. This was where my great, great grandfather, John Calvin Akins (1832-1922) was born. The William who was a son of the James Akin who died in Clarke Co., Georgia was a different man altogether. This line is descended from the Henrico Co., Virginia Akin family which came to America in the 1650's.