In The History of Newton Co., Georgia compiledby the Newton County Historical Society, page 547 speaks of a Thomas Akin and wife Nancy Shy Akin of Jasper and Morgan Counties, Georgia. They were married 28 Sep 1815 in Jasper Co., GA.It says that he is the son of a John Akins of Morgan Co., GA. There is no documentation on this, however.I do know that William Akins, R.S. , b. 1756 in Cecil Co., MD was in Morgan Co., GA in the early 1800's. This is not my line, so I don't really know too much about it.I hope this has been helpful.