This relationship between the Akin and Martin family continued in Stockdale, Wilson Co, TX. My g grandfather Albert Martin died 14 Jan, 1907 in Stockdale. Although he had children over the age of 21 and also a sister and brother in law living close by, John Akin was appointed guardian of Albert Martin's minor children.
I noticed that there was an intermarriage between the Akin and Gosnell family. Albert Martin's mother, maiden name Margaret Elmyra McCaslin's sister married a Gosnell. That Gosnell died before the 1870 census. I think he was possibly one of the Gosnell's who was killed in the civil war.