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AKIN CEMETERY, (North of Hwy 412) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE


Locator Maps of the cemetery


AKIN, Pleasant J., 23 Jul 1804 - 19 Dec 1870. (Halifax Co. Va. native; early Maury Co pioneer; s/o Ezekiel Akin; mar. Elizabeth J. "Betsy" Rogers Akins on 14 Feb 1827 in Maury Co. Tn.; Ref: Rick Gray.)
AKIN, Elizabeth J. "Betsy" Rogers, 5 Apr 1808 - 31 Jul 1878. (No. Carolina native; d/o Jacob Rogers; w/o Pleasant J. Akin. Ref: Rick Gray.)
AKIN, Marshall T.,  21 Jun 1829 - 10 Apr 1863.  (Son of P. J. & Elizabeth J., Confederate States Army Soldier, died in Shelbyville Tenn 18 Mar 1863, Served in Co H 1st Tenn Infantry.
AKIN, William C., 29 Jun 1838 - 10 Aug 1867. (Maury Co native; s/o Pleasant J. & Elizabeth Rogers Akin; C. S. A., Co. K, 48th Tenn. Inf. Ref: Rick Gray.)
AKIN, Henry L.(Lawson), 12 Oct 1840 - 1 Apr 1862. (Maury Co. native; s/o Pleasant J. Akin & Elizabeth Rogers Akins; C. S. A. Co. E, 48th Tenn Inf.; taken prisoner and died while in prison at Camp Douglas in Chicago. Ref: Rick Gray)
AKIN, Pleasant J., 7 Oct 1847 - 10 Aug 1863. (s/o Pleasant J. & Elizabeth Rogers Akin. Ref: Rick Gray.)

Cemetery notes and/or description:

This is a very historic cemetery, but has been abandoned for many years. In 1987, it was reported that the high rock wall was falling and brush was covering most of the monuments.

There are no doubt many families who gave more than their share to the cause during the War Between the States, but probably none in Maury County who equaled that of the Akin family. In the book Confederate Soldiers and Patriots of Maury County, Tennessee, pages 4-6, are listed -- William C. Akin, Marshall T. Akin, Henry Lawson Akin, and Robert T. Akin. Only Robert survived the war. The other three who died during the war are buried in this family cemetery. One other son, also buried here, died during the same period but was too young to have served in the army.

[All listings above modified for family updates by Rick Gray, abt 30 Nov 2012]


Submitted by Rick Gray to Mary Bob McClain Richardson for inclusion here, then sent to C. Wayne Austin 1 Dec 2012. Added here 2 Dec 2012. Includes family history updates to the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries b Fred Lee Hawkins. Not visited by C. Wayne Austin. From the maps it is clearly marked & now easy to find if I ever get back up that way to visit it.