Biography of Byron S. Akin
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Akin, Byron S., born in Pittstown, N. Y., November 12, 1838, is a son of Benjamin, a son of William. Benjamin Akin was born in Pittstown on the farm where he now resides December 22, 1802. He was educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and owns about 250 acres of land, but he sold and divided among the children. His wife was Amy J. Stitt, a native of Pittstown, by whom he had seven children, of whom four are now living. She died in September, 1893. Mr. Akin, by a previous wife, Nancy Falkner, of Pittstown, had two children, one of whom is living. Mr. Akin was reared on the farm where he now resides. He is engaged in farming and mercantile business, and except fifteen years in the flax business and hotel business at Minnequa Springs, has resided in Pittstown. He engaged in the mercantile business December 18, 1894, carrying a general line and agricultural implements. He has a farm of 140 acres. He was married in February, 1862, to Sarah J. Darrow, daughter of Josiah and Agnes (Hill) Darrow, both born at Cambridge. Washington county. To Mr. and Mrs. Akin was born one son, Harry B., November 13, 1871, educated in the common schools, Poultney Academy, Vermont, and Mount Herman. Mass., and graduated from Albany Business College in 1894. He is a member of Johnsonville Lodge No. 411. I. O. O. F., and Hoosick Falls Encampment No. 130.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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