Rev. John Akin 1756 - 1821 (Revolutionary War Soldier.) "A native of S.C., first methodist to preachsouth of Duck River in Maury Co., Tenn. Organized Pisgah Church in 1808 and preached here.Revolutionary Soldier. He free his slaves in his will in 1821.His father, Wm. Akin, a naive of Scotland."