Re: Acklin Family: Joseph & Christian??
I thought I had a brilliant idea - I found a Thomas Acklin who died in Frederick County, VA in 1778.Was Hannah is wife and the "girls" his daughters?Hannah's re-marriage in 1782 might have been good timing.
However, note my new posting on a Barnet Acklin.I know you are researching Elizabeth Acklin Dille & her family-do you know why she named a son Barnet?
As far as the Washington County, PA Joseph Acklin goes, there is nothing in probate or land records to connect him to any children.I'm descended from him and have scoured Fayette County (where he settled) and Washington County looking for all the Acklin records I could find.I have a number of circumstantial pieces places people together, but none of the Acklins had enough to leave wills or even probates behind until more recent generations.
I believe you also suggested that Elizabeth had a son prior to her marriage who was sent to Washington, PA to relatives to learn blacksmith trade - there are no blacksmiths in the family until much later and I've not come across any "loose" Acklins who could have been this person (unless he died or left the area prior to tax age - 21).