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David Akin

Male 1689 - 1779  (89 years)


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  • Name David Akin  [1
    Born 19 Sep 1689  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 1779  Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Old Quaker Burial Ground, Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6202  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2015 

    Father Capt. John Akin,   b. Abt 1664, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1746, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Briggs,   b. 9 Aug 1671, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1708, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 1687  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F3762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Allen,   b. 9 Jun 1692, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years) 
    Married 1711  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Abigail Akin,   b. 9 Sep 1723, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2017 18:38:48 
    Family ID F3761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tennessee Williams was a descendant of this couple.

      From Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI by Robert Larry Akin:

      "On January 15, 1742, David requested permission to move to the Oblong (Quaker Hill, Dutchess, NY) from the New Bedford Monthly Meeting of the Quakers (New Bedford, MA). He moved to a very beautiful spot on a hill in the Oblong that today is the site of the Quaker Hill Golf Course. He was about 52 at the time and he brought his grown sons with him.

      "The Birdsall Genealogy states that David built a sawmill on Quaker Hill and that this mill brought the Akin family 'great wealth'. [Daphne cited The Birdsall Family by G. B. Birdsall in her notes - John Akin notebook.]

      "David was fairly wealthy and he and several other men deeded the land on April 16, 1764 for the Oblong Meeting House. This is from Settlers of the Beekman Patent, p. 63. He died on April 7, 1779 on Quaker Hill."

      Robert Larry Akin also notes that his burial place is "north of the original site of Akin Hall."

      David Akin = Sarah Allen
      Josiah Akin (1719-1800) = Judith Huddlestone (1728-?)
      Deborah Akin (1755-?) = Preserved Fish Dakin (1749-1835)
      James Dakin (1790-1857) = Mary Ann "Polly" Sabin (1793-1877)
      Edwin Francis Dakin (1819-1892) = Harriet Jane Bellar (1825-1886)
      Walter Edwin Dakin (1857-1955) = Rosina Maria Francesca Otte (1863-1944)
      Edwina Dakin (1884-1980) = Cornelius Coffin Williams (1879-1957)
      Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams (1911-1983)

  • Sources 
    1. [S770] Charles W. Baird, "Marriage Records of the Society of Friends in the Town of Harrison, N.Y." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 3:45, January 1872.

    2. [S95] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, by David Pane-Joyce.

    3. [S95] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, by David Pane-Joyce., says "Ca 1686/7".

    4. [S207] Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI, by Robert Larry Akin.