The above link is, of course (ain't the internet loverly?), no longer valid.
It "was" the story of Thomas Avery Akins as told by Eugenia Cynthia "Cindy" Taylor.
My involvement stems from correcting the mis-information in the 'Boulder County Pioneers', pg 28, compiled & edited by Jennie Stewart for the DAR, annotated by Sanford Gladden. The relationship implied between one Charles Aikins, 1780-1865, and Mrs. Henry Pollard, and the esteemed Capt Akins does not exist. They are not of the same families.
"The true father of Thomas is one James Akins of Lynchburg, Virginia, Cecil County, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Coshocton County, Ohio, Franklin County, Ohio and lastly Ogle County, Illinois."