Check out this short biography (Godspeed Publications(c)2001). Let me know if it helps. James Aikin, RS 1760-1845 James RS appears to have moved from Granville Co., NC, by 1800. In the Revolution he had served as a sub for his father, James Akin Sr. He married Dyce Henson 1808 or 1809 in Lancaster Co., South Carolina, according to her pension record. I was unable to locate them there in the census records. Anyway, after 8 or 9 years they moved to Roane Co., Tennessee, where they were listed in 1830 (Ro-067, or Ro-059) and 1840 (Ro-069). He applied for his pension 11 September 1832, aged 72 (b. 1760) Dyce's pension record states that James died on the 23rd or 26th of March 1844 or 1845 in Roane County. She applied for the pension 16th December 1856 in Cass, Missouri at theage of 66 (b. 1790). In 1859 she was living in Lykins Co., Kansas Territory. Of their children, James Jr., was living in Cass Co., Missouri in 1850. He was born in 1811. His wife's name was Elander and she was born in 1816. Their children were, Jonathan (1832), Polly (1834), Blumer (M) (1835), Elizabeth C (1836), Thomas (1838), Dicey J (1842), George M (or W) (1844), James L (1846), and Nancy M (1848). By 1855, they were living in Lykins Co., Kansas Territory. In 1855, there was a special census for Kansas. James was now 50. Unfortunately this census only gave the age of the Head of Household. It did include the names of those in the family. Others in the household were Mary, Bloomer, Semima and Nancy. I would suspect Mary to be Elander, and, Semima to be Polly from 1850. This special census shows Jonathan (son of 1850) as John. His age was 30, and, he had married a woman named Matilda who was born in 1839. They had one child, James, an infant. By 1860 Lykins Co. had been renamed Miami Co. I never found this family after this date. Nor was I able to find Dicy Henson Akin, widow of James, R. S.