✹ About Capt. Henry Isham Alice Akin Startup on 24 Feb 2016 • Link ISHAM is a frequently recurring GIVEN name in my Akin family. I'm pretty certain my Akin lineage originated with James Akin Sr. who settled in Henrico County Virginia c. 1665 and had a great-grandson named ISAHM Akin born 1722 in Henrico Co. VA. My great-grandfather was ISHAM Akin born in 1828 Pike Co. Georgia to John Akin and Elizabeth Dingler Akin. Other than the two above mentioned men named Isham Akin, there are numerous others named Isham (Isom) Akin. There MUST be a marriage between an Akin and an Isham in early Virginia for the name to keep cropping up! Any information will be appreciated!