Samuel Akin, deceased, was born in Washington Township, Shelby County, January 16, 1834. He was a son of James and Ann Akin, deceased. On the 1st of March, 1855, he married Miss E. Bell Johnston, who was born in Loramie Township, Shelby County, Ohio, daughter of William and Jane Johnston. Mr. and Mrs. Akin settled on the farm in section 3, Loramie Township, now owned and occupied by his widow and children, on which he passed the remainder of his days. On the evening of June 30th, 1868, while filling a lamp with oil, the oil took fire, which caused an explosion, bursting the oil can, and throwing the burning oil all over him. His clothes took fire and burned the upper part of his body to such an extent that he died on the 1st of July, 1868, only living about twenty-four hours after the accident occurred. He left a wife with four children, viz., James, Louisa, Jane E., and Catherine; also many friends to mourn the loss of a kind companion, an indulgent father, and a good citizen. He owned four good farms in Loramie and Washington Townships at the time of his death.



History of Shelby County, Ohio; R. Sutton & Co, Philadelphia PA, 1883