Biography of John Aikens
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Aikens, John, Colton, was born in Barnard, Vt,, May 7, 1795, a son of Nathaniel, who married a Miss Mary Topper, and had two sons and six daughters. In 1811 he came to Potsdam and settled on a farm, where he remained until his death in 1839. John was sixteen years old when he came to Potsdam, and was educated in the common schools and Potsdam Academy. In 1840 he married Eliza Beach, of Pierrepont, born in Vermont, August 3, 1812, who came with her parents in 1818 to Pierrepont. Mr. and Mrs. Aikens had two children, John H., born in 1841, who enlisted in the Sixteenth N. Y. infantry, was transferred to the One Hundred and Twenty first, and was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness May 10, and died in Frederickshurgh May 1 3, 186-. The second child, Mary E., was born in 1847, and died at the age of nine months. Mr. Aikens came to Colton in 1841 and settled on the farm now owned by Mrs. Aikwna. He died January 25, 1883, and his wife is still living at the age of eighty two years. Ebenezer and Mabel (Henry) Beach, the parents of Mrs. Aikens, had seven children, and came to Pierrepont, where they settled on a farm now owned by a Mr. Sabin. They later went to Wayne county, where Mr. Beach died in 1841, and his wife in 1848, in Illinois,

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