Avis Akin

10 October 1774–5 January 1849 (Age 74)
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Avis

When Avis Akin was born on 10 October 1774, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Akin, was 29 and her mother, Meribah Chase, was 19. She married Capt David Howland on 5 May 1791, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 5 January 1849, in her hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in South Dartmouth Cemetery, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt David Howland
Avis Akin
Marriage: 5 May 1791
Amy Akin Howland
Phebe E Howland
William Akin Howland
Lucy Howland
Mary Howland
Ruth Howland
John Akin Howland
Isaac Chase Howland
Rhoda Weeden Howland
Sylvia Soule Howland
Sarah Ann Howland
Benjamin Wing Howland
Jacob Akin Howland
Capt Timothy Howland
Elizabeth Wing Howland
Meribah Akin Howland

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1791Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 2
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 20
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Atkin or Aitken .Turkish (Akın): ornamental name, nickname or metonymic occupational name from the military term akın ‘(commando-) raid, foray’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (65)

    • Avis Akin in entry for Jacob A. Howland, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
    • Avis Akin in entry for Phebe Howland, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Avis Akin, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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