The parents of Rev. John Akin are William Akin and Eleanor McDaniel or McDonald. Rev. John Akin is buried in the Pisgah Church Cemetery at Hampshire TN. His stone reads: "Rev. John Akin1756-1821. A native of S.C., first Methodist to preach south of Duck River in Maury Co., Tenn. Organized Pisgah Church in 1808 and preached here. Revolutionary Soldier. He freed his slaves in his will in 1821. His father, Wm. Akin, a native of Scotland."