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Capt. John Akin

Male 1663 - 1746  (83 years)


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  • Name Capt. John Akin  [1
    Born 1663  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1664  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 13 Jun 1746  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Alternate death 14 Jun 1746  [2
    Buried Akin Cemetery, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I6235  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2019 

    Father David Akin,   d. Between 1669-1671, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary,   d. Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [5, 6
    Children 
    +1. David Akin,   b. 19 Sep 1689, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1779, Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F3762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Susan B. Anthony and Hetty Green were descendants of this couple.

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

      "John Akin moved from Portsmouth, Rhode Island to Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts fairly early in life. Since he married Mary Briggs of Dartmouth some time prior to 1686 (from Settlers of the Beekman Patent) at which time he would have been 22, one can assume that he moved to Dartmouth sometime around 1685. He was town clerk in Dartmouth from 1696 - 1699 and again from 1704 - 1706. He was also a representative to the Plymouth colonial government in 1707, 1720, 1726, 1728-9 and 1733. He was also a deputy for Dartmouth in 1707. He was arrested and jailed in New Bristol as a Quaker assessor for refusing to collect taxes from the townspeople to support the ministry of the English churches in America. On an appeal to King George I by Thomas Richardson and Richard Partridge, this persecution came to an end. This came from The Quakers in the American Colonies by Rufus M. Jones, published in 1911."

      However, see Robert Larry Akin's note reproduced in our site's entry for Mary Briggs, where he concludes (reasonably) that John Akin and Mary Briggs more likely married in 1687, not "some time prior to 1686."

  • Sources 
    1. [S994] The Briggs Genealogy, Including the Ancestors and Descendants of Ichabod White Briggs by Bertha Bortle Beale Aldridge. Victor, New York: 1953.

    2. [S42] The Howland Heirs: Being the Story of a Family and a Fortune and the Inheritance of a Trust Established for Mrs. Hetty H. R. Green, by William M. Emery. New Bedford, Massachusetts: E. Anthony and Sons, 1919.

    3. [S207] Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI, by Robert Larry Akin., says "abt 1663".

    4. [S3348] Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929-30.

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

    6. [S1512] Pane-Joyce Genealogy by David Pane-Joyce., says "Ca 1686/7".