The James Akin who died in Clarke Co., Georgia, in 1816, was actually born in Virginia in the early 1700's. He was the father of James Akin, Jr., a Revolutionary War Soldier born in 1759 in Cumberland Co., Virginia, who drew a pension while living in Fayette Co., Georgia. If I remember correctly (having lost all this information when my computer crashed recently) the elder James Akin was a son of Thomas Akin, Sr. who had several sons (James, Joseph and Isham) who settled in Granville Co., N.C. in the second half of the 1700's (the James who died in Clarke Co., GA in 1816 being one of these three). Thomas Akin, Sr. was one of four sons of James Akin, Jr. who died in Henrico Co., Virginia in 1744. This James Akin, Jr, was the only son of James Akin, Sr. who died in Henrico Co., Virginia in 1710. This James Akin, Sr. and his wife Sarah, had been granted land in Henrico Co., VA in 1665, as James Akin was an early Virginia colonist having been brought over to America in the 1650's as a young man. Patrick Gudaitis has done a great deal of research on this line and I wold recommend that you contact him for full information, as I have lost most of what I had on this line when my computer went down. I hope that this was of help to you though and will set you on the right track.