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Descendants of John Sykes of Prince George Co., VA


Modified Register for John Sykes of Prince George Co., VA
as of November 9, 2005

(researcher notes and comments are  followed by the notation "ams" and a date)
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First Generation

1. John1 Sykes was born 15 Feb 1750 in prob. Prince George Co., VA. He died 27 Mar 1851 in Russell Co., VA, at the age of 101.  He married Lucy Boothe.
They had 2 children:
+    2.    m    i.    James Sykes, born about 1782, died 10 Feb 1855.
+    3.    m    ii.    John Sykes, born about 1784, died after 1850.

NOTES for John:
Information from two article the first titled "John Sykes, Sr. Revolutionary Soldier" from unknown newspaper before 1993.  Submitted by Mrs. Florence More Disney, retired school teacher, Greenville, TN.  The second titled "The Sykes Family", submitted by Jerry Lark Lebanon, VA. & L. Claude Sykes and his nephew Robert C. Sikes of Lynchburg, VA.

Birth date figured from death age 101 years, 1 month 12 days.  ams 10/30/2005

John was a Revolution Solder, joining for the duration, 4 1/2 years.  He was under General Washington for some time and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis.

John migrated from Prince George Co., VA to Russell Co., somewhere before 1820, shortly after the formation the county in southwest Virginia.  There is a good possibility that John descends from the line of Bernard Sykes that was in Prince George Co., VA by 1680, possibility Bernard Sykes III son Richard..
The 1820 Federal Census has John Sykes in Russell Co., VA with wife Lucy and sons James & John Jr.

The 1850 Federal Census has John Sikes ae. 100 in Russell Co., VA living with his son James & and wife Polly and his granddaughter's Polly and Eiza Sykes.

Second Generation

2.  James2 Sykes (John1) was born about 1782 in Prince George Co., VA. He was the son of John Sykes and Lucy Boothe. James died 10 Feb 1855 in Russell Co., VA.  He married Nancy Jones. She was born about 1786 in Sussex Co., VA.
They had 3 children:
+    4.    m    i.     Levi Sykes born about 1807, died in 1855.
      5.    f      ii.    Polly Sykes was born about 1812. She died in 1878.
      6.    f      iii.   Elizabeth "Liza" Anne Sykes was born about 1828. She died in 1911.  Eliza Sykes ae. 51 b. VA living in
                                 Lebanon, Russell, VA in 1880.  With her is Nancy Sykes ae. 42 and George nephew ae. 19, all born VA.

NOTES for James:
This family can be found on the 1850 Federal Census in Russell Co., VA.   James Sykes ae. 68, Nancy ae. 64, Polly ae. 38, Eliza ae. 22, John ae. 100.  James and Nancy  ams 11/7/2005

Will of James Sykes of Russell Co., VA, will book 7, page 12, executed 03 Apr 1855.  In the will he mentions his son Levi and wife Cathy and Levi's three sons Newborn, William, & Major.  He also mentions his daughter's Polley & Lizaane and his wife, but not by name. Witness by Joph Sykes & Noah Sykes  ams 11/7/2005

3. John2 Sykes (John1) was born about 1784 in NC. He was the son of John Sykes and Lucy Boothe.  John died after 1850.
He married Lydia Banyan. She died before 1850.
They had 7 children:
              f     i.     Lucy Sykes born about 1815.
+    8.    m     ii.    Samuel H. Sykes born 1 Jul 1816.
+    9.    m     iii.   James W. Sykes born 21 Oct 1817.
    10.    f       iv.   Thurza Sykes was born 18 Sep 1828 in VA.
    11.    m     v.    Winnefred Sykes was born about 1830 in VA.
+  12.    m     vi.   Noah Sykes born 7 Jan 1831, died 23 Nov 1896.
+  13.    m     vii.   John Sykes born about 1833.

NOTES for John:
This family can be founds on the 1850 Federal Census in Russell Co., VA.   John Sykes ae. 66 b. NC, Noah ae. 19 b. VA, & John ae. 17 b. VA.  ams 11/7/2005


Third Generation

4. Levi3 Sykes (James2, John1) was born about 1807. He was the son of James Sykes and Nancy Jones. Levi died in 1855 in Russell Co., VA, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co.,Virginia.  He married Catherine Wallis. She was born about 1812 in VA. Catherine was the daughter of John Wallis and Elizabeth Fuller. She died 16 Oct 1886 in Russell Co., VA, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.
They had 10 children:
+    14.    m    i.     Newburn Sykes born 28 Jul 1832, died 8 Jun 1914.
+    15.    m    ii.    William Sykes born about 1835.
      16.    f      iii.   Martha Sykes was born about 1838 in Russell Co., VA.
      17.    f      iv.   Mary A. E. Sykes was born about 1840 in VA.
      18.    f      v.    Elizabeth Sykes was born about 1842 in Russell Co., VA.
      19.    f      vi.   Nancy Sykes was born about 1844 in Russell Co., VA.
      20.    f      vii.  Matilda Sykes was born about 1846 in Russell Co., VA.
+    21.    m    viii.  Robert M. Sykes born 28 Feb 1848, died 17 Jan 1921.
      22.    m    ix.    Major Sykes was born about 1848 in Russell Co., VA.
      23.    f      x.    Eliza Sykes was born about 1850.

NOTES for Catherine:
Birth figured from age on the 1850 Census.  ams 11/8/2005

Catherine can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in District 68, New Garden, Russell, VA.  Catherine Sykes farmer ae. 80 b. VA the same as both parents, Mary A. E. dau ae. 40, & Eliza dau ae. 30, both children b. VA.  ams 10/30/2005

NOTES for Levi:
This family can be found on the 1850 Federal Census in Russell Co., VA.  Levi Sykes ae. 43, Catherine ae. 38, Newburn ae. 18, William ae. 15, Matha ae. 12, Mary ae. 11, Elizabeth ae. 9, Nancy ae. 6, Matilda ae. 4, & Majoe ae. 2.  ams 11/7/2005

This family, less Levi, can be found on the 1860 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.   Catharine Sykes farmer ae. 49, Martha ae. 23, Mary ae. 20, Elizabeth ae. 18, Nancy ae. 16, Metilda ae. 13, Major ae. 12, & Liza ae. 9, all born VA.  Ams 11/7/2005

Problem gravestone b. about 1811 d. 6 Jun 1860?  ams 11/8/2005

8. Samuel H.3 Sykes (John2, John1) was born 1 Jul 1816 in VA. He is the son of John Sykes and Lydia Banyan.  He married Emmaline "Emma" Thompson. She was born about 1829 in VA.  Emmaline is the daughter of John Thompson and Jane Flecher.
They had 12 children:
      24.    m    i.       Levi Sykes born about 1846 in VA.
+    25.    m    ii.      Roland Sykes born about 1847.
+    26.    m    iii.     William Sykes born about 1852.
      27.    f     iv.     Armelda Sykes was born about 1854 in Russell Co., VA.
+    28.    f     v.      Nancy J. Sykes born about 1855.
+    29.    f     vi.     Anne Sykes born about 1856.
+    30.    f     vii.    Melissa Catherine Sykes born about 1858, died in 1889.
+    31.    m    viii.   Samuel H. Sykes born 22 Oct 1860.
      32.    m    ix.     General Sykes was born 12 Mar 1862 in Russell Co., VA. He married Armida Romans.
      33.    m    x.      Bolivar Skeen was born about 1863 in VA. He married Tiny Romans.
      34.    f     xi.      Florence Sykes was born about 1866 in VA. She married Rem Stinson.
      35.    f     xii.     Elizabeth "Betty" Sykes was born about 1868 in VA. She married _____ Hall.

NOTES for Samuel:
This family can be found on the 1850 Federal Census in Russell Co., VA.  Samuel H. Sykes ae. 30, Emeline ae. 23, Levi ae. 6, & Rolin ae. 4, they are living next door on the Census to John Sykes and family.  ams 11/7/2005

This family can be found on the 1860 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  Samuel H. Sykes farmer ae 38, Emma ae. 32, Levi ae. 14, Rolen ae. 13, William ae. 8, Armelda ae. 6, Nancy J. ae. 5, Ann ae. 4, Melissa C. ae. 2, & Samuel ae. 2M.  ams 11/7/2005

This family can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  Samuel Sykes farmer ae. 58, b. VA the same as both parents, Emma wife ae. 51 b. VA the same as both parents, Samuel son ae. 20, General son ae. 19, Boliver son ae. 17, Florrance dau ae. 12, & Elizabeth dau ae. 12, all children b. VA  ams 10/30/2005

9. James W.3 Sykes (John2, John1) was born 21 Oct 1817 in VA. He is the son of John Sykes and Lydia Banyan.  He married Mary "Polly" Bartley. She was born about 1824 in VA.
They had 7 children:
      36.    f      i.     Matilda Sykes born about 1839 in Russell Co., VA.
      37.    f      ii.    Lucinda Sykes born about 1843 in Russell Co., VA.
      38.    f      iii.   Winney Sykes born about 1845 in Russell Co., VA.
+    39.    m    iv.   Valuntine B. Sykes born about 1847.
+    40.    m    v.    Noah Sykes born about 1854.
+    41.    m    vi.   James Harvey Sykes born in 1859, died in 1938.
      42.    m    vii.  John M. Sykes  born 15 Jan 1864 in Russell Co., VA. He died 11 Sep 1898 in Russell Co., VA, at the
                                age of 34, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.

NOTES for James:
This family can be found on the 1850 Federal Census in Russell Co., VA.   James W. Sykes ae 32, Polly ae. 27, Matilda ae. 11, Lucinda ae. 7, Winney ae. 5, Voleny ae. 2, all children b. VA.  ams 11/7/2005

This family can b found on the 1880 Federal Census in Walker, Wise, VA.  James W. Sikes ae 62 b. VA the same as both parents, Mary wife ae. 56, b. VA both parents b. SC, John M. son ae 16 b. VA, & John Hobbs nephew ae. 12, b. VA the same as both parents.  ams 10/30/2005

12. Noah3 Sykes (John2, John1) was born 7 Jan 1831 in VA. He was the son of John Sykes and Lydia Banyan. Noah died 23 Nov 1896, at the age of 65.  He married Susan J. Arrington. She was born 6 Mar 1836 in VA. Susan was the daughter of Lewis Arrington and Sarah Edwards. She died 14 May 1920, at the age of 84.
They had 14 children:
      43.    m    i.       Caldanah Sykes born 19 May 1857 in Russell Co., VA.
      44.    m    ii.      Burrell F. Sykes born about 1859 in VA.
      45.    f      iii.     Sarah A. V. Sykes born about 1861 in VA.
      46.    f      iv.     Leah E. Sykes born about 1864 in VA.
      47.    m    v.      John A. Sykes born about 1866 in VA.
      48.    m    vi.     James Samuel Sykes born about 1869 in VA.
      49.    f      vii.    Rachel J. B. Sykes born about 1874 in VA. She married _____ Viers.
+    50.    m    viii.    Brice Martin Sykes born 15 Oct 1876, died 20 May 1961.
      51.    f      ix.     Nancy Adeline Sykes born in Jan 1880 in VA. She married _____ Hill.
      52.    f      x.      Rosa Sykes died young.
      53.    f      xi.     Virginia Sykes   She married _____ Hill.
      54.    f      xii.     Caldonia Sykes
      55.    f      xiii.    Minerva Sykes
      56.    f      xiv.    Irene Lucretia Sykes. She married _____ Colley.

NOTES for Noah:
This family can b found on the 1880 Federal Census in Sand Lick, Buchanan, VA.  Noah Sykes farmer ae. 49 b. VA the same as both parents, Susan J. wife ae. 44 b. VA the same as both parents, Basell F. son ae. 21, Sarah A. V. ae. 19, Leah E. dau ae 16, John A. son ae. 14, James S. son ae. 11, Irema L. dau ae. 8, Rachel J. B. dau ae. 6, Brice son ae. 4, & Manery L. ae. 5M, all children b. VA.  ams 10/30/2005

13. John3 Sykes (John2, John1) was born about 1833 in VA. He is the son of John Sykes and Lydia Banyan.  He married Cosby "Celia" Wallis 29 Oct 1850 in Russell Co., VA. She was born about 1832.  Cosby is the daughter of William Wallis and an unknown mother.
They had 4 children:
      57.    f      i.     Sydney Sykes born about 1852 in Russell Co., VA.
+    40.    m    ii.    Noah Sykes born about 1854.
      58.    f      iii.   Elizabeth Sykes born 22 Oct 1855 in Russell Co., VA.
      59.    m    iv.   Larkin Sykes born 25 Oct 1860 in Russell Co., VA.

NOTES for Cosby:
At the time of their marriage John was ae. 17 and Cosby was ae. 18.

NOTES for John:
This family can be found on the 1860 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  John Sykes farmer ae. 28, Celia ae. 30, Sydney ae. 8, Noah ae. 5, & Elizabeth ae. 4.  ams 11/7/2005
                              
Fourth Generation
                               
14. Newburn4 Sykes (Levi3, James2, John1) was born 28 Jul 1832 in Russell Co., VA. He was the son of Levi Sykes and Catherine Wallis. Newburn died 8 Jun 1914 in Russell Co., VA, at the age of 81, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.
He married Sarah Ann Arrington 21 Oct 1857. She was born in 1843 in VA. Sarah died in 1926, at the age of 83.
They had 10 children:
      60.    f      i.     Victoria A. Sykes was born about 1859 in VA. She married George Thompson.
+    61.    f      ii.    Rachel J. Sykes, born 15 May 1860.
      62.    m    iii.    Robert Sykes was born about 1863 in VA.  Never married.  Bought and operated a mill on Clinch
                                   River.  ams 11/9/2005
      63.    f     iv.    Martha Sykes was born 19 Sep 1865 in Russell Co., VA. She died 31 Jul 1911 in Russell Co., VA, at the age
                                   of 45, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.
      64.    m    v.    Allen Frank Sykes was born about 1870 in VA. He married Laura Couch.
                                  NOTES for Laura:
                                  Mary Alice Couch, wife of Lum, and Laura Couch, wife of Frank, were sisters.  ams 11/9/2005
+    65.    m   vi.    Columbus Dolan "Lum" Sykes, born about 1872, died in 1950.
+    66.    m   vii.   Henry Lewis Sykes, born 20 Jun 1874, died 27 Oct 1952.
      67.    f     viii.  Sarah Sykes was born about 1876 in VA. She married Dow Smith.
                                  NOTES for Dow:
                                  They moved to Oregon
      68.    m    ix.    John Sykes was born about 1877 in VA. He married Mary Breeding.
      69.    m    x.     James R. Sykes was born 23 Jul 1878 in Russell Co., VA.  He died 14 Mar 1945 in Russell Co., VA, at the age
                                   of 66, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia. He married Susan Viers.

NOTES for Newburn:
This family can be found on the 1860 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  Newbern Sykes laborer ae. 27, Sarah Ann ae. 20, Victoria C. ae. 1, & Rachael J. ae. 2M.  ams 11/7/2005

This family can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in District 68, New Garden, Russell, VA.   Newbern Sykes farmer ae. 48 b. VA the same as both parents, Sarah wife ae. 43 b. VA the same as both parents, Victoria A. dau ae. 20, Robert son ae. 17, Martha dau ae. 13, Allen F. ae. 10, Colombus son ae. 8, Henry son ae. 6, Sarah dau ae. 4, John son ae. 3, & James ae. 2, all children b. VA.  ams 10/30/2005

15. William4 Sykes (Levi3, James2, John1) was born about 1835 in Russell Co., VA. He is the son of Levi Sykes and Catherine Wallis.
He married Nancy _____. She was born about 1838 in VA.
They had 4 children:
+    70.    m    i.      Newburn Sykes, born 6 Apr 1855, died 7 Jan 1934.
      71.    f      ii.     Betty Sykes was born about 1859 in Lebanon, Russell, Virginia.
      72.    f      iii.    dau Sykes was born 1 Nov 1867 in Russell Co., VA.
      73.    m    iv.    William Sykes was born 10 Aug 1872 in Russell Co., VA.

NOTES for William:
This family can be found on the 1860 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  William Sykes laborer ae. 26, Nancy ae. 22, Newbern ae 4, & Betty ae 1.  ams 11/7/2005

21. Robert M.4 Sykes (Levi3, James2, John1) was born 28 Feb 1848 in Russell Co., VA. He was the son of Levi Sykes and Catherine Wallis. Robert died 17 Jan 1921 in Russell Co., VA, at the age of 72, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.
He married Manert C. Arrington.  She was born 27 Sep 1848 in VA.  Manert died 7 Mar 1937 in Russell Co., VA, at the age of 88, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.
They had 5 children:
+    74.    m    i.     Roland E. Sykes born 7 Dec 1867, died 4 Mar 1951.
      75.    f     ii.     Mary E. Sykes was born about 1871 in Russell Co., VA.
      76.    f     iii.    Lucretia E. Sykes was born about 1873 in Russell Co., VA.
      77.    m   iv.    Brice A. Sykes was born in Oct 1875 in Russell Co., VA.
      78.    f     v.    Nannie B. Sykes was born 1 Dec 1877 in Russell Co., VA.

NOTES for Robert:
This family can b found on the 1880 Federal Census in District 68, New Garden, Russell, VA.  Robert Sykes farmer ae. 33 b. VA the same as both parents, Minerva wife ae. 32 b. VA the same as both parents,  Roland son ae. 12, Mary E. dau ae. 9, Lucretia E. dau ae. 7, Brice A. ae. 6, & Nannie B. ae. 3, all children b. VA.  ams 10/30/2005

Newburn's birth date is to early, either he is in the wrong family or there is an error in his birth?  ams 10/31/2005

25. Roland4 Sykes (Samuel3, John2, John1) was born about 1847 in VA. He is the son of Samuel H. Sykes and Emmaline "Emma" Thompson.  He married Matilda _____. She was born about 1846 in VA.
They had 3 children:
    79.    f      i.    Nannie Sykes was born 18 Nov 1874 in Russell Co., VA.
    80.    m    ii.    Major A. Sykes was born 25 Mar 1879 in Russell Co., VA.
    81.    m    iii.   Ira R. Sykes was born 25 Mar 1885 in Russell Co., VA.

NOTES for Roland:
This family can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  Roliny Sykes farmer ae. 33 b. VA the same as both parents, Matilda wife ae. 34 b. VA the same as both parents, Nannie dau ae 7, & Magor son ae. 2M, both children b. VA.  ams 11/1/2005

26. William4 Sykes (Samuel3, John2, John1) was born about 1852 in VA. He is the son of Samuel H. Sykes and Emmaline "Emma" Thompson.  He married Jennie Bostic. She was born about 1855 in VA.
They had 4 children:
    82.    f      i.     Emerit Sykes was born about 1875 in VA.
    83.    f      ii.    Matilda Sykes was born about 1877 in VA.
    84.    m    iii.    Aughty Sykes was born 10 Jun 1879 in Russell Co., VA.
    85.    m    iv.    Silas Sykes was born 11 Sep 1885 in Russell Co., VA.

NOTES for William:
This family can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in District 68, New Garden, Russell, VA.  William Sykes farmer ae. 26 b. VA the same as both parents, Jennie wife ae. 25 b. VA the same as both parents, Emerit dau ae. 5, Matilda ae. 3, & Aughty son ae. 1, all children b. VA.  ams 10/30/2005

28. Nancy J.4 Sykes (Samuel3, John2, John1) was born about 1855 in Russell Co., VA. She is the daughter of Samuel H. Sykes and Emmaline "Emma" Thompson.  She married Samuel Harrison. He was born about 1850 in VA.
They had 3 children:
    86.    m    i.    Thomas Harrison was born about 1877 in VA.
    87.    f     ii.    Mary Harrison was born about 1878 in VA.
    88.    m    iii.   Henry Harrison was born in Apr 1880 in VA.

NOTES for Samuel:
This family can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  Samuel Harrison daily laborer ae. 30 b. VA the same as both parents, Nancy wife ae. 26 b. VA the same as both parents, Thomas son ae. 3, Mary dau ae.2, & Henry ae. 2M, all children b. VA.  ams 10/30/2005

29. Anne4 Sykes (Samuel3, John2, John1) was born about 1856 in VA. She is the daughter of Samuel H. Sykes and Emmaline "Emma" Thompson.  She married John Harrision. He was born about 1855 in VA.
They had 2 children:
    89.    m    i.     Samuel Harrision was born about 1878 in VA.
    90.    m    ii.    Bud Harrision was born in Dec 1879 in VA.

NOTES for John:
This family can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  John Harison farm hand ae. 25 b. VA the same as both parents, Anna wife ae. 24 b. VA the same as both parents, Samuel son ae. 2, & Bud son ae 7M, both children b. VA.  ams 10/30/2005

30. Melissa Catherine4 Sykes (Samuel3, John2, John1) was born about 1858 in VA. She was the daughter of Samuel H. Sykes and Emmaline "Emma" Thompson. Melissa died in 1889.  She married Henry Alexander Wise Skeen. He was born about 1858 in VA.
They had 2 children:
    91.    f    i.    Rose Ann Skeen was born about 1879 in VA.
    92.    f    ii.    Lucinda Elizabeth Skeen was born in Feb 1880 in VA. She married Bruce S. More 23 Oct 1902.

NOTES for Henry:
This family can b found on the 1880 Federal Census in Richmond, Wise, VA.  Henry A. W. Skeen farmer ae. 22 b. VA the same as both parents, Catherine wife ae 21 b. VA the same as both parents, Rosanna dau ae. 1, & Lucinda E. ae. 4 M, both children b. VA.  ams 11/1/2005

31. Samuel H.4 Sykes (Samuel3, John2, John1) was born 22 Oct 1860 in Russell Co., VA. He is the son of Samuel H. Sykes and Emmaline "Emma" Thompson.  He married Plutonna Skeen.
They had 1 child:
    93.    m    i.    son Sykes was born 27 May 1884 in Russell Co., VA.

39. Valuntine B.4 Sykes (James3, John2, John1) was born about 1847 in VA. He is the son of James W. Sykes and Mary "Polly" Bartley.  He married Mary E. _____. She was born about 1852 in KY.
They had 6 children:
    94.    f     i.      Winnie Sykes was born about 1871 in VA.
    95.    m    ii.     James B. Sykes was born about 1873 in VA.
    96.    m    iii.    Milas Sykes was born about 1874 in VA.
    97.    f      iv.    Causbia J. Sykes was born about 1876 in VA.
    98.    f      v.    Matilda Sykes was born about 1878 in VA.
    99.    f      vi.    Artminta Sykes was born in Apr 1880 in VA.

NOTES for Valuntine:
This family can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in Walker, Wise, VA.  Valuntine B. Sikes labor ae. 33 b. VA the same as both parents, Mary E. wife ae. 28 b. KY the same as both parents, Winnie dau ae 9, James B. son ae. 7, Milas son ae. 6, Causbia son ae. 4, Matilda dau ae. 2, & Arminta dau ae. 4M, all children b. VA.  ams 10/31/2005

40. Noah4 Sykes (James3, John2, John1) was born about 1854 in Russell Co., VA. He is the son of John Sykes and Cosby "Celia" Wallis.  He married Sarah _____. She was born about 1858 in VA.
They had 3 children:
    100.    f      i.    Nancy Sykes was born 6 Dec 1876 in Russell Co., VA.
    101.    f      ii.    Jennett Sykes was born in Apr 1880 in VA.
    102.    m    iii.   William H. Sykes was born 29 Apr 1885 in Russell Co., VA.

NOTES for Noah:
This family can be found on the 1880 Federal Census in Lebanon, Russell, VA.  Noah Sykes daily laborer ae. 23 b. VA the same as both parents, Sarah wife ae. 22 b. VA the same as both parents, Nancy dau ae. 3, & Jennett ae. 2 M, both children b. VA.  ams 10/31/2005

41. James Harvey4 Sykes (James3, John2, John1) was born in 1859 in VA. He was the son of James W. Sykes and Mary "Polly" Bartley. James died in 1938 in Pike Co., KY, at the age of 79.  He married Martha Jane Hill in 1879 in Buchanan Co., VA. She is the daughter of Jeptha Hill and Nancy Sullivan.
They had 8 children:
    103.    f     i.      Nancy Jane Sykes was born in 1879 in Dickenson Co., VA.
    104.    f     ii.     Mary Elizabeth Sykes was born in 1882 in Dickenson Co., VA.
    105.    m    iii.    Loranse Dale Sykes was born in 1884 in Dickenson Co., VA.
    106.    m    iv.    Levi Sykes was born in 1886 in Dickenson Co., VA.
    107.    m    v.     Burrell P. Sykes was born in 1889 in Dickenson Co., VA.
    108.    f      vi.    Lucinda Sykes was born in 1892 in Dickenson Co., VA.
    109.    m    vii.    Arthur E. Sykes was born in 1895 in Pike Co., KY.
    110.    f      viii.   Eliza Marie Sykes was born in 1899 in Pike Co., KY.

50. Brice Martin4 Sykes (Noah3, John2, John1) was born 15 Oct 1876 in VA. He was the son of Noah Sykes and Susan J. Arrington. Brice died 20 May 1961, at the age of 84.  He married Cora Jane Wright 16 Jan 1896. She was born 24 Nov 1876. Cora died 28 Jan 1960, at the age of 83.
They had 14 children:
    111.    m    i.       Christopher Columbus Sykes
    112.    m    ii.      Euther Moreland Sykes
    113.    f      iii.     Lilly Myrtle Sykes
    114.    m    iv.     Ireland Lafayette Sykes
    115.    m    v.      Henry E. Sykes
    116.    m    vi.     James Earl Sykes
    117.    m    vii.     Fred Sykes
    118.    m    viii.    Leonard Morris Sykes
    119.    m    ix.      Reuben Gerald Sykes
    120.    m    x.       Clarence Sykes
    121.    m    xi.      Glen Sykes
    122.    m    xii.     Cecil Bayard Sykes
    123.    f      xiii.    Edith Merle Sykes
    124.    f      xiv.    Roxie Elvie Sykes

NOTES for Brice:
Brice & Cora has 14 children together, Sykes Family website, "The descendants of Brice & Cora Jane Wright", Russell Co., VA Families.  ams 11/8/2005

Fifth Generation
                               
61. Rachel J.5 Sykes (Newburn4, Levi3, James2, John1) was born 15 May 1860 in Russell Co., VA.  She is the daughter of Newburn Sykes and Sarah Ann Arrington.  She married Newburn Sykes, her first cousin (see entry 70). He was born 6 Apr 1855 in Russell
Co., VA. Newburn was the son of William Sykes and Nancy _____. He died 7 Jan 1934 in Russell Co., VA, at the age of 78, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.
They had 2 children:
    125.    m    i.    Albert Sykes was born 14 Feb 1876 in Russell Co., VA. He died 16 Sep 1901 in Russell Co., VA, at the age
                                   of 25, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.
    126.    m    ii.    son Sykes was born 6 Sep 1882 in Russell Co., VA.

NOTES for Newburn:
This family can be found in the 1880 Federal Census in District 68, New Garden, Russell, VA.  Newbern Sykes labor ae. 22 b. VA the same as both parents, Rachel wife ae. 18 b. VA the same as both parents, Albert son ae. 1 b. VA  ams 10/31/2005

Information on Martha said that she married her cousin Newburn Sykes.  Is Newburn in the correct family?  ams 10/31/2005

NOTES for Rachel:
Birth date on gravestone is 13 Mar 1860, death date not readable, so may be the birth date was not clear?  ams 11/8/2005

Data on Rachel said she married her cousin Newburn Sykes.  ams 10/31/2005

65. Columbus Dolan "Lum"5 Sykes (Newburn4, Levi3, James2, John1) was born about 1872 in Russell Co., VA. He was the son of Newburn Sykes and Sarah Ann Arrington. Columbus died in 1950.  He married Mary Alice Couch in 1900. She was born in 1884 in Russell Co., VA. Mary died in 1963, at the age of 79.
They had 8 children:
    127.    f      i.     Tella Mae Sykes was born in 1901. She died in 1982, at the age of 81.
    128.    m    ii.     Clyde Sykes was born in 1903. He died in 1952, at the age of 49.
    129.    f      iii.    Zolia Sykes
    130.    m    iv.    Claude Sykes was born in 1908.
    131.    m    v.     Clint Sykes was born in 1910. He died in 1936, at the age of 26.
    132.    f      vi.    Margie Sykes was born in 1916.
    133.    f      vii.   June Sykes was born in 1922.
    134.    m    viii.   Clifford Sykes was born in 1925.

NOTES for Mary:
Mary Alice Couch, wife of Lum, and Laura Couch, wife of Frank, were sisters.  ams 11/9/2005

NOTES for Columbus:
Lived on Chestnut Ridge.  Age given on 1880 census is 8, that would make birth about 1872.   "The Sykes Family" article gives 1870-1950.  ams 11/9/2005

66. Henry Lewis5 Sykes (Newburn4, Levi3, James2, John1) was born 20 Jun 1874 in VA. He was the son of Newburn Sykes and Sarah Ann Arrington. Henry died 27 Oct 1952, at the age of 78, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.  He married Minnie Gertrude Clark 1 Jan 1911 in Russell Co., VA. She was born 19 Jan 1888.  Minnie died 20 Oct 1986, at the age of 98.
They had 8 children:
    135.    f    i.     Bertha Sykes
    136.    f    ii.    Dorothy Sykes
    137.    f    iii.   Katheline Sykes
    138.    f    iv.   Opel Sykes
    139.    f    v.    Lucy Sykes
    140.    f    vi.   Jean Sykes
    141.    f    vii.   Eula Sykes
    142.    f    viii.  Gracy Sykes

NOTES for Henry:
They had ten daughters, two died at birth.  ams 11/9/2005

70. Newburn5 Sykes (William4, Levi3, James2, John1) was born 6 Apr 1855 in Russell Co., VA. He was the son of William Sykes and Nancy _____. Newburn died 7 Jan 1934 in Russell Co., VA, at the age of 78, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.  He married Rachel J. Sykes, his first cousin (see entry 61). She was born 15 May 1860 in Russell Co., VA. Rachel is the daughter of Newburn Sykes and Sarah Ann Arrington. 
They had 2 children: (children recorded under entry 61)

NOTES for Rachel:
Birth date on gravestone is 13 Mar 1860, death date not readable, so may be the birth date was not clear?  ams 11/8/2005

Data on Rachel said she married her cousin Newburn Sykes.  ams 10/31/2005

NOTES for Newburn:
This family can be found in the 1880 Federal Census in District 68, New Garden, Russell, VA.  Newbern Sykes labor ae. 22 b. VA the same as both parents, Rachel wife ae. 18 b. VA the same as both parents, Albert son ae. 1 b. VA  ams 10/31/2005

Information on Martha said that she married her cousin Newburn Sykes.  Is Newburn in the correct family?  ams 10/31/2005

74. Roland E.5 Sykes (Robert4, Levi3, James2, John1) was born 7 Dec 1867 in Russell Co., VA. He was the son of Robert M. Sykes and Manert C. Arrington. Roland died 4 Mar 1951 in Russell Co., VA, at the age of 83, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.  He married Annie C. _____. She was born 28 May 1876. Annie died 11 Dec 1950, at the age of 74.
They had 2 children:
    143.    m    i.    Carmel E. Sykes was born 31 Oct 1894 in Russell Co., VA. He died 31 Aug 1902 in Russell Co., VA,
                            at the age of 7, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.

    144.    f    ii.    Ida May Sykes was born 15 Mar 1901 in Russell Co., VA. She died in infancy 23 Mar 1901 in Russell
                            Co., VA, and was buried in Levi Sykes Cemetery, Russell Co., Virginia.



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