Akeman, Alexander (Aikman), (abt. 1776-1835), was born abt. 1776 in Rockingham County, Virginia. He was the son of William Aikman and Mary Dunbar. He married Prudence Stockton, 18 Dec .1797 in Knox County, Tennessee. He served in the War of 1812 and received Arkansas bounty land. He moved to Arkansas by 1813. He moved his family into the Big Blue River Branch of the Church near Jackson County, Missouri by 1830. He was expelled with the Saints and returned to Pope County, Arkansas, by 1835. He died 14 Feb. 1835 in Petty John Creek, Pope County, Arkansas.
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Excerpt: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 ...Dates:February 11, 1835 February 12, 1835 February 13, 1835 February 14, 1835 February 15, 1835 February 16, 1835
Excerpt: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 miles got 5 ...Dates:February 17, 1835 February 18, 1835 February 19, 1835 February 20, 1835
Part of Leaves From My JournalExcerpt:14 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 ...
Part of Leaves From My JournalExcerpt:MR. AKEMAN DROPS DEAD. 15 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 suddenly. We stayed ...Dates:March 11, 1835
Excerpt: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 ...Dates:February 14, 1835