Joseph Akin

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  1. 1.  Joseph Akin was born on 23 Sep 1749 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA (son of Elihu Akin and Ruth Perry); died on 17 Jan 1750 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

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Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Elihu Akin was born on 6 Aug 1720 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died about 1795.

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    [Descendants of David Akin on Newport, RI by Robert Larry Akin - akin.GED]

    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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    Elihu married Ruth Perry on 12 Jul 1744 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. Ruth was born on 30 Jan 1729 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died before 1790 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Ruth Perry was born on 30 Jan 1729 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died before 1790 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. Abraham Akin was born on 3 Jan 1769 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Ebenezer Akin was born on 7 Feb 1761 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died on 29 Sep 1836 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA.
    3. Henry Akin was born on 20 Jun 1765 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    4. Jacob Akin was born on 12 May 1758 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    5. John Akin was born on 12 May 1745 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died on 14 Jan 1801.
    6. Jonathan Akin was born on 7 Mar 1753 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    7. 1. Joseph Akin was born on 23 Sep 1749 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died on 17 Jan 1750 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    8. Phebe Akin was born on 11 Jul 1747 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    9. Rhoda Akin was born on 15 Sep 1755 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died on 30 Jun 1844 in Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York, USA; was buried in Tallman Farm Cemetery, West Schuyler, Herkimer County, New York, USA.
    10. Ruth Akin was born on 17 Sep 1763 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    11. Silvia Akin was born on 16 May 1771 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died after 1826 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.
    12. William Akin was born on 10 Dec 1750 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; died after 1797.