Tuesday, November 27, 2012

James Akin of Philadelphia


James Akin was an engraver from Philadelphia who resided in Charleston, South Carolina during the latter years of his life. He must have died in Charleston because his last will and testament was filed there, as well as in Philadelphia on August 14, 1846. His home in Philadelphia was located on the south side of Prune Street, No. 18, between 4th and 5th Streets.   A touching bequest "I bequeath my home in Philadelphia to my best friend in this world, my affectionate wife, Ophelia." He also bequeathed his precious gold watch, seals, spectacles, sleeve-buttons, breast pins, circular silver waiter and teaspoons, as well as 200 shares of stock in the Planters and Mechanics Bank in Charleston to his wife. His last will and testament may be viewed online at South Carolina Pioneers

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