I thought info about your "John D. Actkinson" would help me learn more about the "Henry D. Actkinson, b-1831" mentioned in a Dention County militia listed in my 1,022-page book and my 134-page Name Index, but it didn't. ..Please help me learn more about "Henry D. Actkinson" of Denton County.
Where in Tennessee was your John D. Actkinson born? ..Did you find him on the 1850 and/or the 1860 U.S. censuses? ..What do you know about Henry Actkinson?
I have studied the various spellings of "Actkinson" since my direct ancestor was Henry Atkinson (various spellings, including Acthinson) of the Snow Creek area of the Franklin - Pittsylvania county line, Virginia. (m-1756 Goochland Co VA to Rachel Houchins, sis of Susannah Houchins who m-John Pace ... yes, I am a direct descendant of Houchins sisters, born in the 1730s. ... my Adkins m-1916 in Cotton Co OK to my Pace).
Perfectly thrilling to learn that I am a direct desc from Houchins sisters born in the 1730s.
Patti Adkins-Rochette, Duncan OK, prochette@Juno.com