Hi Jo,There were three Eakin brothers who came here in 1812. Their names were : Alexander, Samson and David. My relative was David and he settled in the PA area. Then move West to Iowa where my Grama's family homesteaded. Of the other brothers one settled in Canada and one settled in New York but I don't know who lived where. I also believe some Eakins came here before 1812 but I haven't been able to connect them . We are also suppose to be related to Thomas Eakins the famous painter. I can only find his wife Susan McDowell and his father Benjamin. Benjamin was suppose to be a calligrapher.