We are trying to find ancestors for James Joseph Akins b 30 Apr 1878 in Arkansas. His mother was Lorenda Caroline ?. He had three sisters, Malissa, Fannie, & ???. He married Maude Ethel Clark in 1907 or 1908. Neither he nor his mother would ever speak of his father. We need a name for his father. Lorenda Caroline had a young niece who lived with them named Alberta M Farmer. They lived in Pike County, Arkansas and also in Texas before moving to Little River County Arkansas.