Thomas Aiken is most likely a direct relation of James jr/James sr Akin/Aiken/Aikens of Roane co. TN.This family can be found in 1830/1840 Federal census Roane co. TN, whereby spelling there is 'Akin.' James Aikens, sr is RS veteran of RevWar, was from Granville county, NC, born 1760 in Chesterfield county VA, d:...March 23, 1845 Roane co. TN James Aiken jr was born c.1808 in Kershaw co. South Carolina of 2nd wife Dyce (Henson) Aikens (b:..1790 SC).James sr family moved to Roane co. TN before 1820. After death of James sr in 1845, James jr family and Dyce Aikens moved to Cass co. Missouri, thence to Lykins (now Miami) co. Kansas where James jr family was found in 1855 census. James sr spoke of house fire in Granville co. NC, believed to have occurred at sometime after 1790 Federal census (Aiken there spelled 'Akin' by the census).House destroyed, believe death in family also occurred, but some family survived to continue their line of AIKENS, of which I am a descendant.Believe first wife died in/or as a result of house fire.James Aikens RS left Granville co., moved to Lancaster (now Kershaw) co., SC,re-married there to Dyce Henson, thence moved to Roane co. TN. James sr.fathered six children, 3 boys, and 3 girls, by Dyce Henson Aikens of which the name of only one son is known: James jr. 'Thomas' is an AIKEN family name found frequently in this line of AIKEN, along with James, William, John, Joseph, Isham, and Peter.