This Bible was first owned by William Lindsay Aikin/Aikins and his wife Ann Wallace, and then later entries were written in by John Bowen Aikins or his wife Estella Mary Barton. William was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and would move his family out to Lulu, Mitchell, Kansas before the 1880 census. The Bible was published in 1859, so any entry before that date would be non-contemporaneous.
Family Record Births
William L. AIKIN Born January 8th in the year 1824.
Nancy WALLACE Born January 17th in the year 1833.
Lydia Ellen AIKIN Born April 1st in the year 1853.
Sarah Elizabeth AIKIN Born July 18th in the year 1858.
Anna Catharine AIKIN Born January 16th in the year 1861.
Reuben Henry AIKIN Born April 2nd in the year 1863.
William Franklin AIKIN Born August 19th in the year 1865.
John David Ben Bowen AIKIN Born December ? in the year 1867.
Adda May AIKIN Born May 1st in the year 1869.
Clarrance Bittle AIKIN Born June 27th 1877.
Elenor Nancy AIKINS Born March 5th in the year 1902.
Florance Elizabeth AIKINS Born October 7th in the year 1903.
Marie Eveline AIKINS Born June 29th 1913.
Family Record Marriages
William L. AIKIN
Married March 11th in the year 1852.
John B. MORGAN
Lydia Ellen AIKIN
Married April 12th in the year 1871.
Lydia Ellen MORGAN
Married Feb 17th 1880.
F. M. TROY
Married March 11th in the year 1880.
J. B. AIKINS
Married June 5th in the year 1901.
Family Record Deaths
Anna Catharine AIKIN Died April 2nd in the year 1868.
Adda May AIKIN Died December 22nd in the year 1870.
John H. AIKIN Died July 13th in the year 1861.
Eleanor G. AIKIN Died September 13th in the year 1878.
Clarrance Bittle AIKINS Died March 17th in the year 1880.
William L. AIKINS Died February 17th in the year 1907.
Nancy Wallace AIKINS Died June 29th 1921.
Lydia Eleanor DUTTON Died Feb 15th 1926.
Charles Silverster DUTTON Died July 3 1935.
Information Concerning the Bible
These Bible records started out with surname Aikin. About 1880 the ‘s’ was added to make it Aikins throughout the rest of the records. Included inside this Aikins Bible, are two photos, a post card from Eleanor written to Nancy in Beloit, Kansas, a Certificate of Membership in the United Presbyterian Church of Hopewell dated 1906 for Mrs. Nancy AIKINS, a note showing F. W. SHAMBURG, Scottville, Kansas and a newspaper clipping of a casualty list containing Captain Charles W. AIKINS name, who was wounded in action. All of these items have been scanned and will be viewable in the Aikin Bible Images.
Aikin / Aikins Bible Images
1880 United States Federal Census Records:
Lulu, Mitchell County, Kansas, Page 5B
- W. L. AIKINS, age 26, born PA, farmer, parents born PA.
- Nancy AIKINS, wife, age 17, born Canada, parents left blank.
- Ruben AIKINS, son, age 17, born IA, at home, parents left blank.
- William AIKINS, son, age 15, born IA, at home, parents left blank.
- John AIKINS, son, age 12, born IA, at school, parents left blank.
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YBM-9T1N?cc=1417683&wc=XHWZ-MNL%3A1589403245%2C1589400371%2C1589404876%2C1589394826 : 24 December 2015), Kansas > Mitchell > Lulu > ED 176 > image 10 of 17; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., n.d.)