Neal -- my Aikins descendancy:
Robert Aikins - b Ireland, m Mary Atteburn(?), PA
Samuel Aikins - b 1790, PA, m1 Caroline Matilda Duvall, 1823, Ohio
Samuel Augustus "Gus" Aikins - b 1827, OH, m Margaret Ann Ebner, 1856, IL.
Alva Leroy "A.L." Aikins - b 1857, IL, m Deborah "Belle" Speer, 1881, IL. "A L" moved to WA bef 1890, then OR abt 1901, settling in Ashland.
Harold Speer Aikins - b 1882, IL m Mary Ethel Rose, 1909, OR
Frances Elizabeth Aikins - b 1919, OR, m Bob Strickland, 1946, OR
Harold William "Bill" Strickland - b 1947, OR
and here I am still in Oregon.
I have names of ten children for Robert Aikins, the immigrant. I have record of numerous descendants of Robert's sons Samuel (of course) and Israel, but just marriages and children for sons John and William. This leaves two sons and four daughters basically unaccounted for.
My records show this son of Robert, William, married Ann Pennell and they had 11 children. If this is your line, Great!
For Bert Shaver, though, I only have record of one William R Aikins b abt 1845, a son of Israel, and that is all I know about him. Wheter this is Bert's ancestor William b 1844 or not, I cannot tell.
Certainly willing to exchange information on this family, and probably have a little more that I can dig out, but not much.
Thanks for the reply!
Oregon City, OR