Hello I have children of David Rankin and Melvina Akins as follows.Thomas b.1843, John 1846, David August24,1849. That is all I have on them. David must have been married before Melvina he has a son Joseph C. Rankin who fought with James m. Akins in civil war. they joined up together in Coloma ,Alabama. Since David Patterson Rankin. David and Melvinas son went to Tx. Wonder if his brother may have gone too.