Where was your Lon Akins from? I had a great, great, great uncle, Stephen McCorkle Akins whohad a son named Lon Akins, but he apparently died in 1884 after being injured in a tornado that struck the family's home, also killing his parents and injuring many of his family and neighbors. They lived in the community of Goshen Valley in Cherokee Co., Alabama. Stephen M. Akins was a son of Wiliam Akins, Sr. and Elizabeth McCorkle. He was married to Jane Y. Stewart. I don't know if this connects to your line, but I though I would pass it along just in case.