I am also looking for Aiken family in Altoona. Looking for the parents of Matthew William Aiken, b. 1839, Altoona, d. 1882 in Yeagertown PA.Married Louisa Jane Crownover, had five children, served as a Lt. in the civil war, spent time in Libby Prison.,was released and went right back to duty as a supply officer. After all that, he took the children out to gather nuts, fell out of the tree and died of a broken back. Could it be that Matthew is one of the 7 children of Samuel Aiken? Hope so!