Margaret Mary Aikins

Female11 August 1814–11 April 1861

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 Brookins, 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 (5)

  • Mary Maxwell in household of David Maxwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Aikens in entry for Wm Maxwell and Emma Driemiller, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Margaret Aikens in entry for John W. Maxwell, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1834Illinois, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 16

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the personal name Aikin .

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

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