Ellen Akens (Aken, Aiken, Aicken) 1799-1869 was likely born Antrim, Northern Ireland (perhaps Craigs Townland) and died in 1869 in Hebron, NY.She married Robert Graham @1799 -of Craigs Townland, Antrim, Northern Ireland, likely before 1824.
Among her children:John Graham 1827-1917 (died in Hebron, NY), Daniel Graham 1831-1901 (Died in North Adams, MA), Harper Graham , Mary Graham, William Graham.
She emigrated in 1860 aboard the ship Yorkshire (without her husband) and settled in Hebron, (pronounced Hee` - brun) NY, where she died (in 1869.)
She is my great great great grandmother.
There is a family tradition that there was an Aken who was an 18th century sea captain who plied the North Sea, who married a lady from St. Petersburg, Russia--and who died childless when, along with his wife, he was lost in the North Sea.I do know that there Was a sea captain named Aiken -but not if he is the same one as the family story describes. (I have, by the way, to date, found every one of our family stories to have been largely accurate....every one---of several.)
I am especially interested in her parents, their parents etc.In fact, any information that anyone might have about Ellen Aken Graham will be sincerely appreciated.
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