Aiken loaned at least $10,000 to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in the summer of 1857. This web address is to a video presentation about the loan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ2uGjDOVVk

He lived in Charleston, South Carolina and owned between 700 and 900 slaves there. Any African American with the surname Aiken in Charleston, who was born before 1865, was likely a slave of William Aiken, Jr.’s.

Barbary Aiken [found by SCSU student Kali Preisinger]

Clara Aiken [found by SCSU student Jarisa Hall]

Diana Aiken [found by SCSU student Kali Preisinger]

Eliza Aiken [found by SCSU student Nicole Bredeson]

Lawrence Aiken [found by SCSU student Jordan Aquino]

Martin Aiken [found by SCSU student Ravaughn Perry]

Nat Aiken [found by SCSU student Kali Preisinger]

William Aiken: born in 1840 [found by SCSU student Kali Preisinger]

William Aiken: born in 1865 [found by SCSU student Ravaughn Perry]

Anthony Barnwell: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Jacob Gaillard: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Ann Greggs: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Henry Greggs: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Tom Greggs: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Hezekiah or “Kiah”: “Stolen–a Negro man named Hezekiah or Kiah was stolen from the Camp of the Cheraw and Coalfields Rail Road Company … The negro belongs to Governor Aiken.” [see Charleston Courier, 16 November 1863, 2.]

Charles Jackson: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Charles Richardson: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Dorcas Richardson: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Elizabeth Richardson: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Julia Richardson: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Rachel Richardson: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Sambo Richardson: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

Victoria Richardson: https://www.historiccharleston.org/visit/museums/aiken-rhett-house-museum.aspx

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