Margaret Mary Aikins

Brief Life History of Margaret Mary

When Margaret Mary Aikins was born on 11 August 1814, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Akins, was 38 and her mother, Margaret Brookings, was 33. She married David Maxwell about 1834, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 11 April 1861, in Eagle Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Maxwell
Margaret Mary Aikins
Marriage: about 1834
Talitha Maxwell
Eliza C. Maxwell
Andrew J. Maxwell
George F. Maxwell
John William Maxwell
Delitha Maxwell
John William Maxwell

Sources (6)

  • Mary Maxwell in household of David Maxwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Maxwell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Aikens in entry for Wm Maxwell and Emma Driemiller, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Aikin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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