Hi Edward, I am a descendant of Robert Howe Akin and Rosannah Johnston. Robert Howe Akin is a uncle to Samuel V. Akin the father of Samuel Luther Akin. I am tracing the descendants of Rev. John Akin and Mary Watson the parents of Robert Howe Akin and others. Samuel V. Akin is one of their descendants that left Maury County, TN. No, I have not found them in the 1860 census either. I found the 1900 census in Indian territory, Chickasaw Nation, but I was not sure it was the right one. Samuel V. Akin is a son of John Williamson Akin and Catherine Love Biffle. I will e-mail you so we can compare notes.