I am trying to find the parents of Matthew Aiken who married Sally Hackett and lived variously in Deering, Peterborough, and Pelham, NH. Tradition and some New Hampshire histories have claimed that "Spinning Wheel Thomas' was his father, but his birthdate of 1766 is six years before the marriage of Thomas to Mary Anderson, and no lists of Thomas's children include Matthew. Matthew first appears as an apprentice at age 14 to James Aiken, a NH tanner who does not appear to be directly related to Edward Aiken, the grandfather of Thomas. Could Matthew possible be a child of James (James, Edward) of Antrim?Does anyone know whether Nathaniel Aiken jr, (Nathaniel,Edward) had any children with Margaret Quigley before he got killed by a falling tree in 1772? Who was the father of James Aiken, the tanner? Help!