Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lewis Aikey 1789-1862

Served in the war of 1812

Lewis Aikey
son of
Born January 21 1789
Died April 22 1862
Jane  Reed
daughter of
Born: Jun 1793, Pennsylvania
Died: 16 Mar 1869, Jacksonville, Pennsylvania
Adam (1810-1862)
Robert (1817-1881)
 William (1823-1873)  (Not Our Line)
Sarah (1821-)m. Alexander McDowell
Fanny (1825-1862) m. Alexander Francis
 Thompson (1828-1905)
 Lewis (1826-1907) (Our Direct Line)
 Jacob (1834-1910)
Jacob is mentioned as a surviving brother in the obit for Lewis Aikey.
 George (1830-)

1850 Census
Name:     Lewis Jkey
[Lewis Aikey]
Age:     60
Birth Year:     abt 1790
Birthplace:     Pennsylvania
Home in 1850:     West Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania
Gender:     Male
Family Number:     405
Household Members:
Name     Age
Lewis Jkey     60
Jane Jkey     69
Jacob Jkey     16

1860 Census 
1860 United States Federal Census about Lewis Aiky
Name:     Lewis Aiky
Age in 1860:     70
Birth Year:     abt 1790
Birthplace:     Pennsylvania
Home in 1860:     West Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania
Gender:     Male
Post Office:     Mifflinburg
Value of real estate:     View image
Household Members:
Name     Age
Lewis Aiky     70
Jane Aiky     66

1 Lewis Aikey
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Birth:         21 Jan 1789, Pennsylvania
Death:         22 Apr 1862, West Buffalo, Union County, Pennsylvania1
Burial:        24 Apr 1862, Mazeppa, Union County, Pennsylvania
Father:        Ludwick Ache (not verified?  Another researcher suggests it might be Thomas b. 1761)

Pvt. Lewis Aikey, Toll of Capt John Bergstressors Co. pay roll.  In G company of militia, attached to the reg. commanded by Lt Col. George Weirick, Marcus Hook, Nov 18, 1814.  Lewis Aikey - listed as additional resident of West Buffalo Township in 1811, also in 1806.
From Linn's Annal, Page. 424. 
Found in 1790 Census Buffalo Twp, PA. Tenants: John Aikey and Alexander Aikey. Single Men: Lewis Aikey:  The single man could not be Lewis Aikey's father because Lewis was 1 yr old in the 1790 Census.
 No Aikey in the 1800 Census. He must have moved here from another state, perhaps New Jersey.  He would have been 21 in 1800 and might have been living with his parents still. OR the surname spelled incorrect.
 In 1806 - "George, carpenter; Reish, Daniel;  Renner, Jacob; Renner, Frederick; Strayhorn, Nathaniel; Vaness, John; Winter, Daniel, carpenter. Lewisburg - Conser, John; Crosgrove, Samuel; Kremer, George; Renfrew, Jacob; Wolfe, Christian, hatter. Additional Residents of White Beer - Clark, John, William's son; Dersham, Jacob; Farris, Dennis; Lushbaugh, John; Madden, Neal, tailor; Marshall, James; Monpeck, Nicholas; Reznor, David; Rorabaugh, Philip; Schock, Andrew, wagon-maker. West Buffalo - Aikey, Lewis; "
 In 1811 - "Beginning at the mouth of Mahantango creek, a north-west course to the west branch of the Centre and Lycoming county lines, leaving eastward Reverends Asa Dunham, John Bryson, Isaac Grier, John B. Patterson, Thomas Hood, and their respective charges, and the vacant charges of Great Island, Pine Creek, and Lycoming. Additional Residents of West Buffalo - Aikey, Lewis;" 
 In the Orphan's Court Records, dated September 15, 1862, It quotes Lewis's surviving children, " to wit: Robert, Benjamin, William, Sarah intermarried to Alexander McDowell, Thompson, Lewis, Jacob, George, and the issue of two children deceased before him, to wit, the children of Adam are Robert, Martin, Samuel, and Peter, and the children of Fanny who was intermarried to Abraham Frantz are Sarah, William, McKinney, and Mary Jane, and Louisa, and Rachel."
 Last name of Frantz is actually Francis. Lewis' daughter Fanny is buried to his left and McKinney (her son) is buried to his right. The last name on the tombstones are "Francis" not Frantz.          

From Aikey researcher Lois - 
"We found Jane (the first Lewis's wife) buried in Jacksonville Pa cemetery.
In the early censes we found N.J. behind her name - that's another reason to
look near Philly. Did they come through there from N.J.?
Have not found (the second Lewis's wife) Marie.
In the attached photo you will see my rubbing stuff in front of Jane's
stone. I had a hard time finding her! Had to make a rubbing of her stone to
be able to read it."

Death certificate for Lewis' son Lewis Jr gives us the last name of Jane - Jane Reed.

Published repeatedly in the Lewisburg Chronicle in 1862

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