I am searching for the children of William Aikman b 1808 ILL. and his wife Eliza Smirl b 1847 Mo. My grandfather was his mother's 17th child and his father's 21st child. My grandfather is Theodore Harrison Aikman b 1890 Bellville ILL. I desperately would like to find these children. The parents of Eliza were Aaron Smirl b 11-Dec-1803 and Sarah (Sally) Stewart b 1808 they were married 23- Oct-1828 Jefferson county Mo. William Aikman and Eliza Smirl show having 7 children in the 1880 census as follows: Walter, Rosberry, Sarah,Harry,Ellen,Ida,William. I suspect the Aaron Smirl fathers name may be Cornelius Smirl.