Atkin, George a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in High Hall, Lincolnshire, England, April 16, 1793. He emigrated to New York state with his parents at the age of seven; experienced conversion in his twelfth year; removed to Kentucky in his twenty-first year, spent four years in school-teaching, and in 1818 entered the itinerancy in the Kentucky Conference. In 1819 he located and retired to Knoxville, where for seven years he taught school. In 1826 he re-entered the travelling connection, and died Aug. 29, 1827: Mr. Atkin was argumentative, agreeable, benevolent, zealous. See Methodist Magazine, 11:172.