I have a John Aiken (born betw. 1791 and 1799) as my g-g-g-grandfather, married Mary (Maria?) Polly Shewman (Sherman?). I don't know where he was born but almost all generations of his offsring lived in New York (Hudson?). He had two children, Edward (b.1831) and Thomas (b.1837). Courtesey of another poster to this board, the paternal line from Edward Aiken to the present has been identified. Is there any possibility of a connection to your Aikens?