I think we have a connection...!! My grandfather Jewel Tatum born 5/22/1895 married a Georgia Izola Akin (Tatum), (we called her Muzzy).She had my mother, Izola Jewel Tatum (Mitchell)(Wall) (Talaric), they also hadseveral children; daughters, Georgia, Gertrude, Olevia and a son Junior.
The Akin wereIndian. JewelTatum frequently used other names, usually Joe.My mother (Izola) was born in California 4/29/1915. I knew the Akin's and the Tatum's,when I was about 5 years old, but not as an adult.I too, have been researching the family.I found a Leonidas Beauregard Akin 10/10/1861 pod: 11/23/1952 Imperial Co.,CA and a Sarah E. Akin 3/2/1875 pod: 1/18/1960. Imperial Co.,CA.I found these listings on Rootsweb.com and etc. . Let me know what you think.?I also have a brother with the last name of Wall.Do any of these ring a bell...!!Contact me direct at: firstname.lastname@example.org