Akin, Orrin, born in Pittstown, N. Y., June 5, 1840, is a son of William, a son of Benjamin. The father of Orrin
was born in Pittstown March 16, 1809. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He has followed
farming and owned at one time 360 acres of land, and was one of the prominent farmers of the town. He was married
in 1828, to Abigail Johnson of Troy, N. Y., and daughter of John Johnson who lived and died in Waterford. To Mr.
and Mrs. Akin were born six children of whom four are living. William deceased; Eliza J., wife of Jonathan Hoag;
David of Brunswick; Shandanette, deceased; Orrin; Analine, wife of Christopher Yates. William Akin was reared on
a farm and educated in the common schools. He followed farming and owns 225 acres of land, on which he came with
his parents when thirteen years of age. He has been excise commissioner for six years. He and family attend the
M. E. church. He was married December 24, 1862, to Caroline Akin, a daughter of Humphrey Akin, a son of Humphrey,
and a brother of Benjamin. To Mr. and Mrs. Akin were born eight children: Lottie, born November 14, 1867, deceased;
Arzelia, born October 25, 1869: Harry S., born November 5, 1871; Humphrey D., born June 1, 1874; Maud, born August
26, 1876; George B., born February 25, 1881; Orrin, born November 28, 1882; Nettie, born November 22, 1888. Mr.
Akin is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680 F. & A. M.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
Names A to F
Names G to P
Names Q to Z
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