Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Edward Aiken, died 1747 in Londonderry, New Hampshire and his wife, Barbara

These tombstones were photographed at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire.  At the time of death, this was the town of Londonderry.


HERE LIES BURIED
THE BODY OF MR.
EDWARD AIKEN
WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE NOV.
15th 1747 IN THE
86th YEAR OF
HIS AGE


HERE LIES BURIED
THE BODY OF MRS.
BARBARA THE WIFE OF
MR. EDWARD AIKEN
DIED AUGUST 3rd
??? IN THE
????? [underground]

There were three  AIKEN brothers, James, William and Edward,  who settled in Londonderry, New Hampshire in 1722.  They were Scots who came from Northern Ireland.  Edward was born about 1660 and he was first married to an Elizabeth in Ireland, and then he married a Barbara as his second wife.  He settled in the "Aiken Range" of Londonderry, New Hampshire which was 40 acres recorded as Lot #15 on June 21, 1723.  His children were Nathaniel, James, William, and Eleanor.

For more about the Aiken family, please see this link:
http://www.nh.searchroots.com/HillsboroughCo/Merrimack/documents/aiken-genealogy.txt  

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Edward Aiken, died 1747 in Londonderry, New Hampshire and his wife, Barbara", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 24, 2017,  (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/01/tombstone-tuesday-edward-aiken-died.html: accessed [access date]).

2 comments:

  1. I just love all the old headstones you share with us. Are all of them always related to you?

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    1. Usually the headstones I share are ancestors and kinfolk. However, I have no ancestors in Nutfield (Londonderry, Derry or Windham, NH)! Sometimes when I am wandering around Forest Hill in Derry I find a distant cousin, but they are usually from Essex County families that moved to New Hampshire. My New Hampshire Great Migration and early ancestors lived mostly on the seacoast of Rockingham County, but a few others lived in Chichester, Belmont and Hancock, New Hampshire.

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