My ggg.grandfather was Hiram HOWE, b. 12 May 1798 in SC (possibly York Co.). He married on 12 Jan 1827 in Jones Co., GA.,Martha "Patsy" GAMMON, d. of Willis GAMMON and Rebecca WILLIS. On 31 Jan 1828, their first child was born in Jones County, GA. They named him ALEXANDER AKIN HOWE. He only lived a short time, dying on 11 Jan 1832 in Jones Co.
I've been trying to find the AKIN connection and am not sure if it is with the HOWE line or with the GAMMON or WILLIS lines. I feel that it must be a strong one for Hiram and his wife, Patsy Gammon HOWE, to name their first child after Alexander AKIN. Is anyone familiar with these names? What is the connection between these families?