Alexander Akeman

Alexander Akeman (Aikman) (abt. 1776-1835) was born about 1776 in Rockingham Co., Virginia. He was the son of William Aikman and Mary Dunbar. He married Prudence Stockton on 18 Dec. 1797 in Knox Co., Tennessee. He and his family were visited by Wilford Woodruff in Feb. 1835. He died 14 Feb. 1835 in Petit Jean Creek, Pope Co., Arkansas, and Wilford Woodruff attended his funeral.

Footnotes

Alexander Akeman (KNHB-RKZ), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Apr. 2021). Alexander Akeman, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-akeman, accessed 8 Apr. 2021). Wilford Woodruff “History of Wilford Woodruff from His Own Pen,” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star, vol. 27, no 14 (9 Apr. 1865), pp. 215-217. Yell County Heritage, History of Yell County, Arkansas (Dardanelle, AR: Yell Co. Historical and Genealogical Association, 1997). “Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 7 Apr. 2021), Alexr Aikman and Prudence Stockton, 18 Dec. 1797; Tennessee State Library and Archives. “U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 7 Apr. 2021), Alexander Akeman; National Archives, Washington, D.C. “North Carolina and Tennessee, U.S. Early Land Records, 1753-1931,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 8 Apr. 2021); Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN. 1830 US Census, Jackson Co., MO, p. 2, Alexander Aikman. Information Concerning Persons Driven from Jackson County, Missouri in 1833, 1863-1868, List of Members Driven from Jackson County, MO, 1864 June, p. 8, Alexander Hakeman, image 8/20, MS 6019, CHL. “Arkansas, U.S. Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1819-1870,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 7 Apr. 2021), Alexander Aikman, p. 1.

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  • Page 42

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    Febuary 11, 1835 ~ Wednesday Feb. 11th. Left Mr Akemans travled 2 miles to Mr Johnathan Hubbel February 12, 1835 ~ Thursday 12 Spent the day at Mr Hubbel in Writing February 13, 1835 ~ Friday 13 Remained at Mr Hubbels wrote one letter to the Brethren in Zion February 14, 1835 ~ Saturday 14 On the evening of this day I was sudde nly Called to a house of mourning which was ...
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    February 11, 1835 February 12, 1835 February 13, 1835 February 14, 1835 February 15, 1835 February 16, 1835
  • Page 43

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    February 17, 1835 ~ Tuesday Feb. 17th. Travled from Mr Akeman's to Mr Elijah Bakers preached at his house according to appointment from thence to Mr Josighah Hart who invited us to spend the night with him. Mr Hart was 74 years of age and a patriot in the Revolution he signed the petition distance 15 m[iles] February 18, 1835 ~ Wednesday 18. Left Mr Hart and travled to Mr Wm. Wit distance 12 ...
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    February 17, 1835 February 18, 1835 February 19, 1835 February 20, 1835
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    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    JOURNEY TO AKEMAN'S. CHAPTER V. OUR ANXIETY TO MEET A SAINT—JOURNEY TO AKEMAN'S— A DREAM—FIND MR. AKEMAN A RANK APOSTATE—HE RAISES A MOB—THREATENED WITH TAR, FEATHERS, ETC.—I WARN MR. AKEMAN TO REPENT—HE FALLS DEAD AT MY FEET—I PREACH HIS FUNERAL SERMON. IN the early days of the Church, it was a great treat to an Elder in his travels through the country to find a "Mor- mon;" it was so with us. We were hardly in Arkansas when we heard of a family ...
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    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. the room was filled with large serpents, and I shuddered at the sight. My companion said he would not go into the room for fear of the serpents. I told him I should try to go through the room though they killed me, for the Lord had commanded it. As I stepped into the room the serpents coiled themselves up, and raised their heads some two feet from the floor, to spring at me. There was one much larger than the rest in the center of the room ...
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    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    MR. AKEMAN DROPS DEAD. each time he railed against me, and the last time he ordered me out of his house. When I went out he followed me and was very angry. When he came up to me, about eight rods from the house, he fell dead at my feet, turned black and swelled up, as I saw the serpents do in my dream. His family, as well as ourselves, felt it was the judgment of God upon him. I preached his funeral sermon. Many of the mob died ...
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    March 11, 1835
  • Page 9

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. Strictness of the "Blue Laws” of Connecticut—The Old Prophet Mason—His Vision—His Prophecy—Hear the Gospel, and Embrace it—Visit Kirtland, and see Joseph Smith—A Work for the Old Prophet. Page 1. CHAPTER II. Preparing to go up to Zion—First Meeting with President Young—Camp of Zion Starts—Numbers Magnified in the Eyes of Beholders—Remarkable Deliverance—Selfishness, and its Reward. Page 4. CHAPTER III. Advised to Remain in Missouri—A Desire to Preach—Pray to ...
  • Page 7

    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    Saints, and had lately moved here, depending upon his gun mostly for his living. It was sixty miles to a house on the north, and twelve miles on the south. He and his family were living in a small old log hut, about twelve feet square, and one bed in the room, upon which lay his wife, several children and three young dogs. He lay stretched out upon the bare floor, with his feet to a small fire. There was no door to the house, but a rag- ged quilt ...
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    January 24, 1835
  • Page 8

    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    When I had got a few rods from his door, he was nearly treading on my heels, and fell dead at my feet, as though he had been struck with light- ning; he swelled, and immediately turned black. This created a great wailing and mourning among his family. Brother Brown and myself assisted in laying him out and burying him. He died Feb. 14, 1835. This singular dispensation of Provi- dence brought solemnity upon the people, and they began to reflect and wished to hear ...
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    February 14, 1835
  • Page 11

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    as he could each jump. I told him not to be frightened as we were travellers & friends & did not wish to hurt him but wished to stop with him him over night, when he came to his senses we as he gave us permission to stop with him till morning if we would take the bare floor as he did then we excepted, we asked for something to eat as we had walked 60 miles with[out] eating a morsel of food. He said he had nothing for us said that hed had got to kill ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 2

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    followed by Elder Brown: during our preaching there was a hard snow storm. We arrived at Petty John Creek, in the Arkansas Territory, where Mr. Alexander Akeman resided with a large family of sons and one daughter, all of which who^m^ were settled around him, Mr Akeman, ^stet^ was a member of the church ^he^ and a part of his family, were members of the church in Jackson Co.; his wife died strong in the ...