Edwin Akins writes: This was the farmhouse of my grandfather, John Benjamin Akins, (1869-1950) He moved here after leaving the Big House on Mud Road. In 1908, he purchased 1200 acres from the Groover family, eventually owning appx. 2,100 acres. With the exception of maybe 25 acres, the land is still in the Akins family, down to the 4th and 5th generation…My grandfather, John Benjamin Akins, (1869-1950) died on the side porch in his rocking chair with feet propped up on the brick column support from an apparent heart attack. He is buried in the Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery, located on Mud Road towards Denmark, Georgia.