My family started the original Akin reunion of Versailles, MO in the 1950's. It was started for my great-grandmother, Cynthia [Moon]Akin. John Porter was her husband and a grandson of Shannon Akin, [Aiken,Aikin, Akins]. Extended families were included and branched out to include other families of Shannon's children in the early 1960's. Shannon went into MO in the early 1830's from the Louisville, KY area. He was a farmer and a minister. Akinsville was named for him. I'm now trying to find his parents. Any help would be great. I have gathered much information on this family and the area.