Joseph Akins was b. 25 May 1826 in NC. He married Elizabeth Myra Flowers in 1851. Children Andrew b.1853, Mary b. 1855, Benjamlin b. 1858, Sara b. 1860, Minervia b. 1862. Joseph was killed in the Civil War 13 July 1863 at Harragut, Tenn. His daughter Mary is my gr. Grandmother she married Charles Allen Morgan. Would love to find out more about this family.