Your husband's family are close kin to mine. William Harvey Akins was the eldest son of Thomas Robert Akins, who was a brother to both my great, great grandfather, John Calvin Akins, as well as William M. Akins, Martin Luther Akins, Elizabeth Akins Watson and Mary Ann Akins, all of whom are children of William Akins, Jr and Mary Quatermus, and grandchildren of William Akins, Sr. and Elizabeth McCorkle. Thomas R. Akins was a soldier in Floyd's Legion, Georgia State Guards during the civil war. He died while visiting his sons in Calhouln Co., Alabama, who ran a saw-mill there. He was twice married to two sisters, Elizabeth and Grace Brooks, daughters of Micajah Brooks of Paulding (now Polk)Co., Georgia. Thomas, his wives and their children are all buried at Bethlehem Cemetery at Fish Creek in Polk Co., Georgia, which was the location of William Akins Jr's War of 1812 bounty land grant he received in 1836 for services in the 43rd U.S (south Carolina) Infantry. I have a cousin, James Wesley Akins in Brunswick, Georgia, who would be interested in talking with you as he is descended from Thomas R. Akins through William Harvey and Charles Edward Akins, as well as Charles Manco Akins (being descended from both of Thomas's wives whose children by him married cousins).