I want all of you Lewis Akin researchers to know that I DID IT!!!!!
BRAG, BRAG, YES, YES YES. I DID IT!
Lewis Akin was the son of John Akin of Chesterfield County,
Some of you know of me. I was the kook who dared to challenge the
story that Lewis' wife, Elizabeth, was a daughter of Francis Mann.
Proved she was not!! Still, some would not concur with my research. But
thats ok. But the following record stands on it's own merits as to who
the father of Lewis was. Before I get to that, let me take the time to
explain how I got to this juncture.
Over the years I gathered many records on the Akins of Virginia.
Both original and abstracts from book sources. I noted Akins, borders,
streams, etc. Kept comparing and gathering more notes. For a long time I
thought that Lewis would be a son of William Akin Jr., and his wife,
Mary. But clues led to other clues.
There are two parts below. The second part is still in the works.
It should only be used as a research tool. But the evidence is strong to
support most of it.
The first part is the abstract record that proves Lewis as the son
of John Akin. He was a younger son of James Akin Jr., who died in
Henrico County Virginia about 1743.
The second part contains the ancestors for Lewis Akin.
I hope you enjoy this. Please remember who delivered this news to
Chesterfield Co. DB 5, 1764-68, p. 323
8 Dec. 1764Lewis Akin of Lunenburg Co. to James Akin of Chesterfield
Co., for L25, 80 acres that formerly belonged to John Akin, dec'd,
father of said Lewis, bounded by Swift Creek, Francis Lockett, said
Lewis, Joseph Bowman, and John Clay.
Wit: Robt. Haskins, Allison Clark, John Baugh
Signed: Lewis Akin
5 Dec. 1766Benjamin Lockett, Sr. of Chesterfield Co. gives to his
daughter Mary Akin, one negro Taite, but not to be in her possession
until death of said Benjamin and his wife
Signed: Benjamin Lockett
Chesterfield County Virginia Deed Book #5, 1764-1768
compiled and published by Benjamin B. Weisiger III
Iberian Publishing Co., 1995
Descendants of James Akin, Sr
Generation No. 1
1.JAMES1 AKIN, SR was born Bef. 1650, and died 1712 in Henrico Co.,
Virginia.He married SARAH.
Children of JAMES AKIN and SARAH are:
2. i. JAMES2 AKIN, JR, b. Abt. 1670; d. Bet. 1743 - 1744, Henrico Co.,
ii. MARY AKIN, m. JOHN WOMACK.
iii. ELIZABETH AKIN.
3. iv. SARAH AKIN.
Generation No. 2
2.JAMES2 AKIN, JR (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1670, and died Bet. 1743 -
1744 in Henrico Co., Virginia.He married MARY.
Children of JAMES AKIN and MARY are:
4. i. WILLIAM3 AKIN, d. 1757, Chesterfield Co., Virginia.
ii. THOMAS AKIN.
iii. UNKNOWN AKIN.
iv. JAMES AKIN, m. ANNE.
5. v. JOHN AKIN.
6. vi. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER AKIN.
3.SARAH2 AKIN (JAMES1).She married NUNNOLY.
Child of SARAH AKIN and NUNNOLY is:
i. DANIEL3 NUNNOLY.
Generation No. 3
4.WILLIAM3 AKIN (JAMES2, JAMES1) died 1757 in Chesterfield Co.,
Virginia.He married ELIZABETH.
Children of WILLIAM AKIN and ELIZABETH are:
i. WILLIAM4 AKIN, JR, b. Henrico Co., Virginia; d. 1757, Chesterfield
Co., Virginia; m. MARY HILL.
ii. JAMES AKIN.
iii. ELIZABETH AKIN.
5.JOHN3 AKIN (JAMES2, JAMES1).He married KATHERINE.
Child of JOHN AKIN and KATHERINE is:
i. LEWIS4 AKIN.
6.UNKNOWN DAUGHTER3 AKIN (JAMES2, JAMES1).She married MOOR.
Child of UNKNOWN AKIN and MOOR is:
i. THOMAS4 MOOR.