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
1766–1854
Avis Akin
1774–1849
Marriage: 5 May 1791
Amy Akin Howland
1794–1851
Phebe E Howland
1795–1876
William Akin Howland
1795–1869
Lucy Howland
1796–1881
Mary Howland
1798–1838
Ruth Howland
1800–1870
John Akin Howland
1802–1846
Isaac Chase Howland
1803–1845
Rhoda Weeden Howland
1805–1889
Sylvia Soule Howland
1807–1875
Sarah Ann Howland
1809–1886
Benjamin Wing Howland
1812–1834
Jacob Akin Howland
1814–1900
Capt Timothy Howland
1816–1886
Elizabeth Wing Howland
1818–1900
Meribah Akin Howland
1820–1883

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1791Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (16)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1776
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Atkin

    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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