I didn't realize the close relation until I was going over a few Halifaz County records. I noted Nicholas there in a 1782 tax list. The Akin's listed (by Nich.) were the children of Thomas Akin (son of Thomas SR) and Elizabeth Batte. As previously stated, Sarah married Chamblyn (Chamberlyne) Batte in 1802 and later John E H Cogbill in 1828. Can you provide me with some dated info? There could be more to this.