There is a query dated 15 Mar 1997 by George & Jennie Marshall requesting information on "Gabriel Aikens/Eakins bornCumberland Co. PA 1759 served in Rev. War from Washington Co. PA July 1778." He settled in now Brown County, OH, and named a John Preble in his will. This query on RootsWeb Cumberland County, PA Earlier Queries. I have not been able to contact George & Jennie
Some Cumberland County folks seem to have moved on to Mercer County, PA, and there is a book mentioned on RootsWeb PAMERCER-L list 29 August 1999 on the history of agriculture in Mercer County. It is said to include "the genealogy of many farming familes ... names include Aiken ..."I have not seen the book.
I am seeking record of these individuals or of their marriage -- Robert Aikins, reportedly emigrated from North Ireland, and married Mary Attaburn/Edeburn about 1787 in Washington County, PA. There appears to be a record of a Mary Edeburn b abt 1768 in Cumberland County. Mary's brother William is the father of Margaret who married J Peter Wert in Mercer County before settling in Mahoning County, OH.