I hope this can help you.From the book "Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Vol. II" by Joseph R. Klett, is the following:
Thomas Acken (Akin) first appears in Elizabeth Town on July 8, 1700, when he and Samuel Whitehead witnessed the will of Alexander Scott. (JNA 21:318).By his mark, the signed the record of proceedings at a meeting of Elizabeth Town Associates on Nov. 18, 1729.(HHE:312).His will, dated July 21, 1741, describes him as of Elizabeth Town and Ash Swamp, and n.wf. Mary, five children and a grandchild.The inv. of his personal estate, dated Apr. 12, 1743, prob. indicates the approximate date of death.The will was proved Feb. 10, 1747/8, and adm. granted to James Lambert and his wife Elizabeth, formerly the wife of John Acken.The wife of the testator had died before probate. (NJW 1487G, 1857G; NJA 30:9,10).Children - 1. Joseph 2. John, b. abt 170_, md. Elizabeth___and d. 1746, leaving son John and prob. other children.His wid. md. James Lambert and d. Nov. 6, 1783 in her 77th year. (NJA 30:9, 11: Westfield Cem. Inscr.).3. Samuel 4. Mary, md. Daniel Littell 5. Robert, b. abt 1725, d. Sept. 21, 1776, in 52nd yr., prob. unj (Westfield Cem. Inscr.)."