Biography of David Akin
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Akin, David, was born in Pittstown, Rensselaer county, N. Y., April 7, 1825. His education was obtained in the public schools of that day, and he began life's work as an operative in a cotton factory. He afterward became a manufacturer for many years and is now living a retired life of single blessedness, at Waterford, N. Y. Mr. Akin's father, John H., was born at the old home in Rensselaer county, February 29, 1792. He was educated in the schools of his day, and was a farmer by occupation. He married Aulinda Paris of his native county, and they had seven children: Hannah M., William H., Rhoda A., John H., David, as above, Sarah J., and Howard, who died in infancy. John H. Akin died in the year. 1831, and his widow in 1887. Mr. Akin's grandfather, Benjamin Akin, was born in the north of Ireland, about the year 1744, and came to the United States when a young man. He married a Miss Hawley, and they came on horseback through the wilderness to the old home in Pittstown. They had eleven children, and he died at the age of ninety-six. Mr. David Akin attends the M. E. church. The ancestry of the family is Scotch and French.


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