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Ezekiel Aikin, deceased, was born in 1812, in County Donegal, Ireland, and when quite a child came to America with an uncle. He lived in Wilmington, Del., where he learned his trade, and was there married to Elizabeth Porter, who was born in Ireland in 1827. They were the parents of nine children, seven of whom are still living. He came West with his family and first settled in Ohio on the State line, and worked in the mills of Richmond, and finally settled in Richmond, where he died in 1881. He was foreman of the woolen mill for quite a while, and later became proprietor of the mill. In the latter part of his life he joined the Presbyterian church, to which his widow and most of his family belong. His son, James p. Aikin, was born and reared in Wayne County. He learned his trade in the Fleecy Date Woolen mills, and is now Superintendent of the same.
History of Wayne County, Indiana, Volume II, 1884, page 164