This James Akins is the father of James Ellis Akins b 1822 TN, m Jane Grant and lived in Dade Co., MO in 1850, and probably 1840. They were in St. Francis Co., AR in 1860 and James Ellis died in Pope Co 1868. They were my great-great grandparents. I only recently learned his father's name was also James and that Nathan was his brother. Do you have the other siblings?