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Marriage: Children:
  1. John Akin: Birth: 12 MAY 1745 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: 14 JAN 1801 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

  2. Phebe Akin: Birth: 11 JUL 1747 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

  3. Joseph Akin: Birth: 23 SEP 1749 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: 17 JAN 1750 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

  4. William Akin: Birth: 10 DEC 1750 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: ABT 1823 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

  5. Jonathan Akin: Birth: 07 MAR 1753 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: ABT 11 SEP 1799

  6. Rhoda Akin: Birth: 15 SEP 1755 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: 30 JUN 1844 in Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, USA

  7. Jacob Akin: Birth: 12 MAY 1758 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: 20 NOV 1822

  8. Ebenezer Akin: Birth: 7 February 1761 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: 29 September 1836 in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA

  9. Ruth Akin: Birth: 17 SEP 1763 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

  10. Henry Akin: Birth: 20 JUN 1765 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

  11. Abraham Akin: Birth: 03 JAN 1769 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: 16 MAY 1770 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

  12. Abraham Akin: Birth: ABT 1770 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: ABT SEP 1845 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

  13. Silvia Akin: Birth: 16 MAY 1771 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: AFT 1826 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Joseph Akin: Birth: 03 JUN 1790 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Death: 08 FEB 1863 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA


Sources
1. Title:   Robert Larry Akin
Source:   S-2097689864
2. Title:   Ancestors and Descendants of Justus H. Akin of Rensselaer County, New York
Page:   p. 16
Source:   S-2097691205
Author:   Daphne M. Brownell
Publication:   Name: January 1971;
3. Title:   International, Find A Grave Index for Select Locations, 1300s-Current
Source:   S-981338185
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
4. Title:   Vital Records of Dartmouth, Bristol, MA, to the year 1850: Vol I (Births)
Page:   p. 16
Source:   S-2097692748
5. Title:   Some Akin Cousins
Page:   p. 259
Source:   S-2097692606
Author:   Lois Akin Schultz
Publication:   Name: Garden Grove, CA, 1980;
6. Title:   Research Notes of a New Bedford, Mass. lawyer & historian, 1714-1942.
Page:   p. 5
Source:   S-2097692555
Author:   Henry Barnard Worth (1858-1923)
Publication:   Name: Handwritten notes maintained at the Kendall Institute, New Bedford, MA;
7. Title:   New Bedford Whaling Museum Library
Source:   S-2097692298
Author:   Joan Akin
Publication:   Name: Notes taken from Library;
8. Title:   Ancestors and Descendants of Justus H. Akin of Rensselaer County, New York
Page:   P. 16
Source:   S-2097691205
Author:   Daphne M. Brownell
Publication:   Name: January 1971;
9. Title:   Vital Records of Dartmouth, Bristol, MA, to the year 1850: Vol II (Marriages)
Page:   p. 548
Source:   S-2097692749
Publication:   Name: GenealogyLibrary.com;

Notes
a. Note:   Elihu wed Ruth Perry, daughter of Dr. William of Swansea in 1744 (Joan Akin: Swansea is a few towns away fm New Bedford). In 1747, Elihu is described in a deed as a ship wright living in Newport. He probably began ship building about 1761 at the Apponagansett. There is good evidence ten years earlier of ship building and fitting of whaling vessels at the Head of the Apponagansett by Daniel Wood and John Wody, and there was ship building near the Head still earlier. So, while there is in existence no certain evidence to that effect, there is a strong probablility that by 1761 Elihu Akin had begun ship building at the foot of Prospect Streeet where he later had a wharf. [Henry Worth, "Padanaram History", circa 1908, pp. 17]
  From book: Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches: Elihu's house burned down during The Revolution. The Akins had driven 2 Tories out of town (Richard Sherman, Eldad Tupper, and William Castle). They (the Tories) came back with the British and burned Capt. James Akin and Elihu Akin's dwelling and houses and a new brig on the stocks. (Joan Akin: While I can't find the documentation, I'm quite sure that I read that the Tories had been tarred and feathered). Caleb Sherman said, in speaking of the British Raid (March 15, 1840): British fleet in bay Saturday afternoon. Went to Padanarum and burnt Elihu Akins' (sic) house, father to Abram (sic), a 2 story house standing where the Akins house now stands. Also burnt James Akins' house. Set on fire Meribah Akins' house, called the Stone House. Also burnt was a brig on stocks ready to launch owned by Elihu Akins. Elihu and James Akin had a shipyard and in Sept. 1778 a vessel was ready to launch. There is a suggestion that she was to be a privateer.
  Henry Worth confirms this story. He wrote that Elihu was a ship builder and Ship Captain. His ship building business was ruined by the British during the Revolutionary War and that Elihu was building a vessel reputed to be for a privateer when the British burned it and his wharf. He also points out that in honor of this enterprise, the village now known as Padanaram and South Dartmouth was known as Akin's Wharf for twenty years after the Revolutionary War.
  Elihu Akin...first licensed liquor dealer in area: 1764-1768.
  Elihu Akin second house built about 1762 by Job Mosher. It is located on northeast corner of Rockland and Dartmouth Streets at the top of Potter's Hill. Elihu's house was earliest 5 room house of its style. ["Photographs of Old Houses in New Bedford, Westport, Dartmouth, Acushnet and Fairhaven with Titles and Descriptions", by Henry Worth.]


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