Sorry for the late reply, I haven't checked the forum lately.My George Akin was born about 1820 in Pike County Miss., and married a Lydia Ann Garlington. George Died in what was then Calcasieu Parish, La. around 1880? and is buried in the Akin-Garlington cemetary somewhere around Sugartown, La. It's interesting that you mentioned the Ball surname.I also have some Ball surnames in my genealogy.