Individual Notes

Note for:   Frank S. Akin,   AUG 1884 - AFT APR 1930         Index

Occupation:   
     Place:   Electrician

Individual Note:
     In the 1920 New Bedford City Directory, Frank S. Akin is living with his parents at 11 Babbitt St., and is an electrical instructor at New Bedford Vocational School.

In the 1930 Federal Census, Frank is age 47 and single, living with his sister Alice's family at Pawtucket, RI. He is an electrician.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Jasper Miller Achorn,   1877 - 1930         Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1930
     Place:   Painter

Individual Note:
     In the 1900 Federal Census, Jasper is in the military:
Jasper M Achorn
Home in 1900: Leon, Philippine Islands, Military and Naval Forces
Age: 23; Estimated birth year: 1877
Birthplace: Maine; Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Corporal
   
In the 1920 Federal Census, Jasper & Alice Achorn are ages 42 & 30, living at 357 Mendon Ave., Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI. They have three daughters: Muriel 6, Hazel 3 11/12, & Evelyn 2 2/12. Also with them is Laura Achorn, mother, age 69, b ME.

In the 1930 Federal Census, the family is living at 301 Glenwood in Pawtucket, RI. Jasper is 53 and Alice is 41. Their children are: Muriel 16, Hazel 14, Evelyn 12, & Emma (?) 7 1/12. Also with them is Laura Achorn, widowed mother, age 79, ME. Is she Jasper's stepmother, perhaps? In addition, Frank S. Akin, age 47 and single, Alice's brother, is with them.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Frank S. Akin,   ABT 1854 - AFT JAN 1920         Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1920
     Place:   Superintendant of cotton mill

Individual Note:
     In the 1920 Federal Census, Frank & Maria, ages 65 & 64, are living on Grove St., Fall River, MA. With them is a married daughter, Florence Cookman.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Daniel B. Akin,   24 SEP 1821 - AFT 1 JUN 1880         Index

Individual Note:
     In the 1850 Federal Census, Daniel & Sarah Akin are living at Westport, MA, with the elder Akins and other extended family, including Sarah's mother. Daniel is a sailor.

In 1860, Daniel & Sarah Aiken are still at Westport. They have three children: Charles H. 9, Frank S. 6, & Cornelius 4. Sarah's mother, Rebecca Allen is still with them, at age 82.

In 1870 Daniel & Sarah are still at Westport, and have three sons, Charles H., Frank S., & Ephraim G. Daniel is a teamster; Charles is a mariner.

In 1880 they are still at Westport, ages 58 & 62, with two of their children in the household: Ephraim G. 18, & Nellie S. 12. Daniel is a farmer and has asthma.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Rebecca Unknown,   BET 1777 AND 1778 - AFT 1 JUN 1860         Index

Individual Note:
     In the 1850 & 1860 censuses, Rebecca Allen is ages 73/82 and living at Westport, MA, with her married daughter Sarah Akin/Aiken and family.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Timothy Akin,   ABT 1790 - AFT 1 JUN 1850         Index

Individual Note:
     Timothy was of Westport, MA; his parents are said to be of Yarmouth, MA.

In the 1850 Federal Census, Timothy Akin is age 60, living at Westport, MA, with his second wife, Sarah, age 55. Also with them are son Daniel and his wife Sarah, ages 28 & 32; the other four children -- Benjamin R. 24, Phebe B. 22, George C. 17, & Edward 13; also Sarah's (presumed) brother Caleb Russell, age 66; and Rebecca Allen, 73, most likely young Sarah's mother. Also there is Eliza Smith, age 14.

Thank you to Susan Wyllie for answering my query on Genforum and helping me to research this family.

According to Robert Larry Akin's family tree at Rootsweb's Worldconnect, Timothy was b 2 Apr 1790 at Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA, and d 11 Mar 1873 at Westport, Bristol Co., MA.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Phebe Bowman,   ABT 1795 - BET 1821 AND 1824         Index

Individual Note:
     I have roughly estimated Phebe's year of birth.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Maria J. Unknown,   ABT 1856 - AFT JAN 1920         Index

Individual Note:
     According to the 1920 census, Maria was born in the Hawaiian Islands, while both of her parents were born in Massachusetts.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Laura A. Robinson,   ABT 1850 - AFT APR 1930         Index

Individual Note:
     In the 1920 and 1930 censuses, Laura Achorn is a widow ages 69/79 living with her son Jasper M. Achorn and family at Pawtucket, RI.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Frank Robinson,   ABT 1807 - AFT 1 JUN 1860         Index

Individual Note:
     In the 1870 Federal Census, Frank & Clara A. Robinson, ages 53 & 50, are living at Jefferson, Lincoln Co., ME. There are eight of their children (presumed) in the household: Rosco 24, Ela J. 22 (female), Laura A. 20, Lillian (Lileon) 17, Arvill 7 (female), Clara B. 6, Frank F. 3, & Ida B. 2. There is a possibility that Ela is Rosco's wife, and that one or two of the younger children belong to them. However, this is just a possibility. Also, in 1880 Ida B. Robinson, age 12, is living with the Achorn family, with the identification "daughter," which raises the possibility that she may be Laura's daughter. This needs more research.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Warren Achorn,   ABT 1845 - AFT 1 JUN 1880         Index

Individual Note:
     In the 1870 Federal Census, Warren is age 25 and living at Warren, Knox Co., ME. He is married to Arleen, age 20, and they have a daughter Opal, 3. The census gives Warren's birthplace as Waldboro, ME; Arleen's birthplace as Cushing, ME; and Opal's birthplace as Jefferson, ME.

In 1880 Warren is age 35 and living at Waldboro, Lincoln Co., ME, with his parents Solomon & Jane A. Achorn. Opal, identified as granddaughter age 12, is also in the household. Warren is married to Laura A., age 30, and they have a son Jasper M., age 3. It is unclear whether Laura A. might be the same as Arleen in the previous census, but the age gap between Opal and Jasper suggest that Laura may be a second wife for Warren. Also in the home is Ida B. Robinson, identified as "daughter." However, she is either Laura's sister or daughter (see notes for Laura's father, Frank Robinson). In this census, three other Achorn families are nearby: John, Jacob, & Lowell.

See also the notes for Warren's father, Solomon.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Solomon Achorn,   BET 1805 AND 1807 - AFT 1 JUN 1880         Index

Individual Note:
     In the 1850 Federal Census, Solomon is 45 and Jane A. is 25 (looks as if 2 was overwritten as 3, but note ages in later censuses). They are living at Waldboro, Lincoln Co., Maine. There are five children in the household: Oliver 19, Bertha M. 16, John A. 15, Warren 5, & Alma F. 1. I assume that Jane is Solomon's second wife, and that the three older children had a different mother. The family is living next to George Achorn and family one one side, and Jacob Achorn and family on the other. They are also near Thomas Achorn.

In 1860 Solomon is 54 and Jane A. is 36. They are still at Waldboro, ME. Four children are in the household: Warren 15, Alma F. 11, Everett S. 9, & Susan E. 5. They are living near other Achorn families: Elbridge S., James, John, Jacob, Martin, & Moses.

In 1870 Solomon is 63 and Jane A. is 46. They are still at Waldboro, nearby other Achorn families: Thomas R., Alanson, Jacob, John, Nathaniel, & James.

In 1880 Solomon & Jane A. Achorn, ages 74 & 56 are still at Waldboro. With them is granddaughter Opal H. Achorn, 12; she seems to be Warren's daughter by a first marriage (see notes for Warren). Also in the household is Solomon & Jane's son Warren 35, his wife Laura A. 30, their son Jasper M. 3, and Ida B. Robinson 12. Ida is either Laura's sister or daughter. In this census, three other Achorn families are nearby: John, Jacob, & Lowell.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Mary Elizabeth Hambly,   BET 1844 AND 1847 - 1882         Index

Individual Note:
     According to the marriage record, Mary Elizabeth Hambly was age 23 when she was married in 1868. If correct, this means she was born c1845.

Harps, Mary E. (Hambly), New Bedford Deaths, 1882, Vol. 337 p. 124.