James Akin (the First), father of Sarah Akin Nunnally, came to the Colony of Virginia during or prior to 1657. He was listed in a land patent where William Walthall recieved land for transportation of 17 people. James Akin was among the transportees. No one has been able to find anything further on James or Sarah Akin. It is my view that his people came from the lowlands of Scotland.