I'm also descended from John and Jane (Thompson) Ekin/Akin, through their son George. I assume you are as well, since you have P.T. Smith's book (I have it as well).If you have noticed, he makes mention of an older book ((C)1929) by Mrs. Jennie Cleland about the Aiken/Eakin family.I also have this book, If you're interested, which gives details of the families of George's brothers & sister, as well as his uncle James' family (whose son David is the progenitor of the family you responded to in your last letter). What I was wondering was if you had any info. on George's wife's family, the Pattons and Hannas.I'm running into dead ends and confusing leads.Thanks!
(Please respond by email, as I don't often get a chance to check the GENforum.)