Mary Watson How Akin was born 1760(according to Watson records)or 1755 (according to Akin records) Bethel,York, SC daughter of Col Samuel Watson and Elizabeth McDowell. She first married Robert Howe who was killed in the REV WAR and then married John Eakin(Akin) ca 1783 Camden Dist SC. They lived in York Co SC until they moved after 1800 to Maury County, TN and then to Wayne Co TN. John and Mary Watson Akin did not have a son named David and at this time we do not know of no definite siblings of John Akin. John Akin 's father is a William Akin, a native of Scotland. I do not know of no connection to James Quinton.