Well, I was going to sit down and type out an article I have on Albert Akin and Jane Williams Akin by Caroline Lansden dated 8-14-1942 but I see that I have eight pages of info.I also realize that he is the Akin; the one from Quaker Hill that did pretty well for himself.Paraphased and truncated... Albert and Jane had no children but they adopted 3 nieces left motherless. They're buried at Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, NY.His mother was Pauline Van Der Burch of Beekman, NY daughter of Colonel James.In 1835 he married Jane Williams. Jane's father David Williams from Wales had a soap factory that became Morgan's Sons Sapolio Co. 135 years on West St.Can see it from express way to Holland Tunnel.He built the Missen Top Hotel.Invested in Railroads.At his death, he was worth over 2 million.Started Akin Free Library on Quaker Hill, Pawling.There's a article from the Saturday Evening Post dated 12-20-41.
I'm almost embarrassed to talk about this guy.I'm sure there's people out there who know a lot more than this.
I'm almost embarrassed to talk about this guy.I'm sure there's people out there who know a lot more than this.Shaun Akin comments powered by Disqus