History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889 Cushing, Thomas, 1821
Pg. A502, JONATHAN AIKEN (original spelling, AITKIN), farmer, post office Remington.WILLIAM AIKIN, the early pioneer of the family, came to Allegheny Co. from Ireland at early period, and purchased a large tract of land near the present town of Mansfield.His wife’s maiden name was McKINNIS, and to them were born two sons and four daughters, WILLIAM, born in 1799, being the elder of the sons. He married HANNA, daughter of JOHN PHILIPS, and two sons and one daughter were born to them.WILLIAM died in 1829.JONATHAN AIKIN was born in 1828, and received his education at the common schools of the township.He married EVALINE NICKLE, daughter of JOHN NICKLE, and to them were born the following-named children: JAMES, AGNES ELLEN (MRS. BELL), LILLIE (at home), and JOHN ALBERT (a student of Westminster College, Lawrence Co., Pa.).MR. AIKIN now owns over 100 acres of land, all except a few acres of which was originally the property of his grandfather PHILLIPS.With the exception of two years spent in California, he has lived continuously on his present farm.He is an elder in the U. P. Church, and is a republican.