I too am very interested in a Garland Akin (especially interested in the John Salmon and George Rowland connections). Would appreciate any information at all about Garland Akin and those mentioned in the will of John Rowland.
To my brother Michael Rowland's eldest son William Rowland, one cow and calf
To Michael Rowland, brother of said William, 1 sh. and no more to my brother George Rowland, all my right to a tract I formerly obtained a deed of trust from George Lamkin, lying on Marrowbone Creek.
To John Palfree, all my right to a survey whereon he now lives, together with my wearing apparel. My whole estate be kept together; creditors allowed three years or longer to bring in their accounts.
To my wife Mary, out of the profits of my estate 200 (lb) annually, but should the currency of the money rise in value then a proper deduction to be made.
To Obedience Ryan, wife to Philip Ryan, in consideration of my wife's standing to this my last will, one Negro girl Phillis.
To Geo. Rowland Jr. and William Rowland, sons of Gilbert Rowland, each of them one-sixth part of the net proceeds annually after paying taxes, clothing the Negroes, corn, meat, stock of all kinds, my just debts and the clothing and education of Garland Akin excepted.
To the two sons of Joshua Bowls, dec'd, 199 (lb) each for their education to be paid to their mother Sarah Bowls or their trustees.
Legacies heretofore mentioned to be null and void except as to my said wife after Garland Akin arrives to the age of 21. Then to Garland Akin one-half of real and personal estate.
The other moiety equally divided amongst the youngest sons of all my brothers and sisters. If Garland Akin dies without lawful issue, his part equally to survivors of my said brothers' and sisters' sons.