What a wonderful surprise in my mailbox today! My John Aikman, born in Arbroath, had a brother, Alexander, who came to America before him. Do you think our families are connected?John's first-born son was "William" so it is possible that was his father's name but I can't say for sure. His 2nd oldest daughter was "Janet". If they used the old-time method of naming their kids "Janet" could have been John's mothers name. I can't wait to hear from you. Thanks so much for responding to my plea!!