John Newton Akin was the son of Joseph and Louisa Gosnell Akin.His brother, James Scott was my direct ancestor.James Scott went to Stockdale and then on to OK by the 1890's.Some of James Scott's children remained in Stockdale.
Either Harriet E. or Mary E. Akin married Riley Williams.They were the sisters of John Newton and James Scott.The reason I am not sure of which married Riley Williams is that his wife was always called "Ellen".
Joshua Akin b. 1783 Tryon Co. NC and Anna b. 1789 NC were married by 1810 and lived in Burke Co NC until 1838.Their children all born in Burke Co NC were:Joseph married Louisa Gosnell; John M. married Sary (-);Mary E. called Polly married Captain Abner Morgan; Joshua J. must have died young.
Joseph Akin b. 1814 Burke Co NC married Louisa Gosnell by 1840 in Van Buren Co AR.Children of Joseph and Lousia Gosnell Akin were:Mary E. probably was the one who married Riley Williams; Wm. B.; Harriet; James Scott married Lucinda Caroline Akins (his cousin); John N. married Jane Maddox; Zylphia Joan married Will Hardin.
Do you know the parents of John McCaslin and Rebecca Stroud?Did they live close by Joshua Akin in Burke Co NC?I thought perhaps that the wife of John M. Akin might have been related to your ancestors since they were the executors of his estate but his wife Sary was born 1827 AR.
So it is very possible that there is some related connection between Anna wife of Joshua Akin and the McCaslins or Stouds. I have been curious about the Hall family but have never found any connection to them.