Re: Joseph S. A. Acklin, Texas Revolution
Acklin or Acklen is spelled different ways in different States. In some States the African-American lineage is spelled with an I, and the other is spelled with an E. But I have not been able to find where this different spelling came from.I believe the only Acklen that was a slave owner was Joseph Acklen who married Adelicia Acklen of Belmont
in Nashville.-I don't know how he might be kind to
In one article their Plantation was listed as being very large, about 3000acres, and owning a lot of slaves.When some slaves were freed, I believe the took the owners name..maybe this is a source of different spelling-just a thought.