Thanks for the message, Candace. The problem with James Aiken is that I believe there were two of them running around in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. I don't know if they were related but I keep coming up with two sets of birth dates and two sets of death dates and two sets of children. My James was born 1 June 1731 and died in Londonderry, NH 13 May 1787 (I think). I don't think he is the one who went to Antrim. Another researcher thinks they may have both married the same woman but that is just a guess. My Mary McFarland would have been too old to have started another family in 1787; unless James Aiken died in the Revolutionary war as someone once suggested. Benjamin Chase wrote a lot about the Aikens in his book about Chester, NH. I have found an old lot map for Chester showing the Aiken lots. I also have a photo-copy of an ancient letter from Roxann McArthur, James Aiken's granddaughter in which she writes: "Margaret McArthur died at Vershire Organe County Oct 31, 1841. Her Fathers name was James Aiken he & 3 sons went into the army of the revolution, he & one son were killed in Ticonderoga the other 2 were wounded they are all dead..."} I found information on James Aiken Jr. in Clarence Stewart Peterson's "Known Military Dead During the American Revolutionary War" "Aiken, James, Pvt. NH died 7-28-1777" Also in "First New Hampshire Regiment i the War of the Revolution" by Peter E. Randall is "James Aiken, Chester NH, entered army 3 Apr 1777, died of disease or wounds, 28 July 1777...the army was at Fort Edward on July 26 and fort Miller on July 28." I will have to double check this source as I just wondered why I thought this was James Jr. and not Sr. Another son, Samuel Aiken, is also listed "enlisted in the First New Hampshire, Apr 3, 1777. Was discharged April 5, 1780" Randall doesn't list Andrew Aiken but Chase does "page 374, "Capt. Stephen Dearborn' company, Thoams Stickney's regiemtn in Gen. Stark's brigade which company marched form Chester in the state of NH and joine dthe continental army, 1777, from July 19 to Sept 18...Andrew Aiken, Sergt. A., advance to Ensign Aug 16..."