If nothing else, maybe I will start getting these names spelled right.
It sure does look like two Ichabods, both with an Aikins-like surname. Now the odds of having a rather rare given name and an equally rare surname sort of spark the idea that maybe it isn't coincidence, but I don't know who your Ichabod is.
Where your guy is in Kansas in 1870, my Ichabod and his family are in Marrowbone, Moultrie, IL in 1870, pg 72, ln 1-5.
I can find my Ichabod in the LDS 1880 listings as:
Icabud AIKEN Self M Male W 53 OH Farmer --- --- Cathine AIKEN Wife M Female W 44 TN Keeping House NC NC Oliver C. AIKENSon Male W 15 IL OH TN Josia A. AIKEN Son Male W 14 IL OH TN Susan E. AIKENDau S Female W 7 IL OH TN Larance AIKEN Son S Male W 3 IL OH TN
Source Information: Census Place Hurricane, Fayette, Illinois Family History Library Film 1254206 NA Film Number T9-0206 Page Number 9A
But their search engine doesn't find yours in 1880.
Just to keep the tables turning though, I can't find my Ichabod in the 1860 Census - looks like some of his older daughters as servants in Bond County, IL -- but I do find your Ichabod in 1860: Pond Creek PO, Jackson County, VA, pg 604, ln 32-37 -- I read them as: Ichabod Aiken, 34; Sarah, 26; Violet, 6; Amadeus, 5; Alfred, 2; Alva, 9/12
I hope you don't mind the 'yours' and 'mine' terms, but it seems the easy way to differentiate them at the moment.
Interesting, eh? So far I cannot connect your family to mine, but, as I have pointed out, I don't know that he isn't, say, a grandson of Robert, which would make the two Ichabods first cousins -- I just don't think he is a child of Israel. And maybe he is not related at all ...
Certainly worthy of further investigation, so I hope you have lots of time to spend on this one -- it is getting to be that time of year for me when genealogy gets put on the back burner until the dark months return.