Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ John Aiken, buried 1793 in Bedford, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Old Burial Ground in Bedford, New Hampshire

In Memory of
John Aiken
who departed this life
April ye 7th, 1793
in the 65th year of
his age.

from the website  http://www.nh.searchroots.com/HillsboroughCo/Merrimack/documents/aiken-genealogy.txt

"John-3 Aiken, son of Nathaniel-2 & Margaret (Cochran) Aiken, b. 18 Nov 1728 Londonderry NH. He d. 7 Apr 1793 in Bedford NH. He married 1758 to Annis Orr. She b. 28 March 1734 in Ireland and d. Sep 1813, eldest dau of John and Margaret, and sister of Dea. John Orr of Bedford NH. He removed from Londonderry NH and settled in Bedford NH (No. 366) about 1768 and was one of a committee on ministry and an elder in the church.
Children of John & Annis (Orr) Aiken:
1. +John Aiken, b. Feb 15, 1759 Londonderry NH; d. Feb 11, 1811 Merrimack NH; m. Dec 25, 1785 to Mary McAffee. She b. May 16, 1763 and d. April 12, 1828, dau of Matthew (McDuffee) McAffee of Bedford NH. He came with his parents to Bedford about 1768; was a Revolutionary soldier at Bennington; about 1790 he removed from No. 366 to a point just beyond the southwest corner of Bedford, in Merrimack NH, where he carried in a farm and a mill, known as Aiken's Mill.
2. +Phineas Aiken, b. Dec 16, 1761 Londonderry NH and d. April 18, 1836 in Bedford NH. He m. Dec 8, 1761 in Londonderry NH to Elizabeth Patterson, dau of Lieut John Patterson of Amherst NH. She was a woman of calm, even temperatment, a continual sunbeam in his home, a member of the church; a great student of the Bible; in her last days she had marked and committed to memory more than one thousand verses thereof. He was an elder in the church, held offices of trust in the town, and represented it at the general court; was a soldier in the Revolution and resided at No. 365.
3. +Margaret Aiken, b. May 29, 1764; d. April 17, 1840; m. Jan 15, 1787 Josiah Chandler of Goffstown NH and Pomfret VT
4. +Susanna Aiken, b. Feb 2, 1766; m. 1790 Jonathan Barron of Merrimack NH, Rockingham VT and Nunda NY.
5. Annis Aiken, b. March 20, 1769 at Bedford NH; d. June 1839; m. 1813 Abner Campbell of Londonderry NH.
6. +Sarah Aiken, b. April 28, 1771 Bedford NH; d. Nov 2, 1851; m. 1791 Samuel Gilchrist and settled on "Holbrook Hill" No. 339. About 1801 they removed to Goffstown NH. She m2nd, April 22, 1822 John Smith of Goffstown NH.
7. +Mary Aiken, b. June 16, 1773 in Bedford NH and d. Jan 26, 1829. She m. April 28, 1814 to William Reed of Litchfield NH.
8. Jane Aiken, b. Feb 12, 1776 in Bedford NH and d. Jan 16, 1866. She is buried at Piscataquog. She m. Nov 17, 1807 James Aiken who d. 1809 in Goffstown NH. She married 2nd, Rev. Walter Harris, D.D. of Dunbarton NH."


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~  John Aiken, buried 1793 in Bedford, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 25, 2016, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/10/tombstone-tuesday-john-aiken-buried.html: accessed [access date]).

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