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Descendants of Joshua Sykes, Sr.


Modified Register Report:  Descendants of Joshua Sykes, Sr.
prepared by Jim Sykes   sykes113@frontiernet.net

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 First Generation

1. Joshua, Sr. SYKES  was born in 1749 in Norfolk County, VA. He died on 10 Feb 1823 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Smith County, TN.

Joshua, married Anne MORRIS  daughter of George, Sr. MORRIS and Elizabeth (unknown) MORRIS in 1779 in Halifax County, NC ?. Anne was born in 1760 in Halifax County, NC. She died in 1818 in Smith County, TN. She was buried in Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

           2 M      i.  William M. SYKES  was born in 1780 in Halifax County, NC.

           3 F      ii.  Elizabeth SYKES  was born in 1781 in Halifax County, NC.

           4 M    iii.  Terrell SYKES  was born in 1783 in Halifax County, NC.

+       5 M    iv.  Joshua, Jr. SYKES  was born in 1785. He died aft. 1850.

           6 F      v.  Anne SYKES  was born in 1787 in Halifax County, NC ?. She died in 1855 in Obion County, TN.

           7 F     vi.  Rebecca SYKES  was born on 17 May 1789 in Halifax County, NC. She died in Dade County, MO.

Second Generation

   5. Joshua, Jr. SYKES  (Joshua, Sr.) was born in 1785 in Halifax County, NC. He died aft. 1850 in Smith County, TN.

Joshua, married Leodicia MANGUM  "Dicey" daughter of Richard MANGUM and Morning UNKNOWN in 1830 in Prob. Smith County, TN. Leodicia was born in 1788 in Isle of Wight, VA. She died in 1848 in Smith County, TN. She was buried in 1848 in Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

+       8 M      i.  William Elias SYKES  was born on 16 Dec 1831. He died on 12 Jan 1908.

+       9 F      ii.  Carna F. SYKES  was born in 1836. She died on 12 Dec 1870.
 

Third Generation

    8. William Elias SYKES  "Buck" (Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 16 Dec 1831 in Smith County, TN. He died on 12 Jan 1908 in Smith County, TN. He was buried on 14 Jan 1908 in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

William married (1) Huldah Drushane BASINGER  "Missy" daughter of James H. EATON, Sr. and Unknown BASINGER on 13 Aug 1855 in Smith County, TN. Huldah was born on 21 May 1837 in Smith County, TN. She died on 25 Mar 1860 in Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

          10 M      i.  John Monroe SYKES  was born on 29 Jun 1856 in Smith County, TN. 

+      11 M     ii.  James Hamilton SYKES  was born on 5 Oct 1858. He died on 7 Jan 1919.

William married (2) Amanda Virginia TURNER  "Mandie" daughter of Wilson TURNER and Emily Jane ROMINE on 28 Oct 1860 in Smith County, TN. Amanda was born on 19 Feb 1838 in Smith County, TN. She died on 19 Feb 1922 in Smith County, TN. She was buried on 21 Feb 1922 in Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

+      12 F     iii.  Sarah Minerva SYKES  was born on 5 Feb 1862. She died on 23 May 1944.

          13 F     iv.  Mary Etta SYKES  was born on 5 Aug 1866 in Smith County, TN. She died on 30 Jun 1947 in Smith County, TN. She was buried on 1 Jul 1947 in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

Mary Etta Sykes was the second child of William Elisha and Amanda Virginia Turner Sykes. Mary and John Hall did not have any children. Mary is buried on the property previously owned by Elmer and Lillie Washer Wills in Sykes, Tennessee. This property is located on the old homeplace of her parents.

Mary married John HALL  on 8 Sep 1889 in Smith County, TN. John was born in Oct 1866 in Smith County, TN. He died on 11 May 1890 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Smith County, TN.

+      14 F      v.  Lucy Lee SYKES  was born on 5 Sep 1869. She died on 16 Aug 1955.

+      15 F     vi.  Connie Frances SYKES  was born on 29 Aug 1871. She died on 9 Dec 1951.

+      16 M   vii.  William Joshua SYKES  was born on 15 Sep 1873. He died on 26 Aug 1950.

+      17 M  viii.  Thomas Wilson SYKES  was born on 14 Sep 1875. He died on 16 Dec 1945.

+      18 M    ix.  Robert Franklin SYKES  was born on 12 Oct 1877. He died on 11 Feb 1965.

          19 M     x.  Jesse E. SYKES  was born on 25 Jul 1879 in Smith County, TN. He died on 23 Aug 1897 in Smith County, TN.  The cause of death was Accident with horse. He was buried on 25 Aug 1897 in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

Jesse was killed by a horse and was never married.

    9. Carna F. SYKES  (Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born in 1836 in Smith County, TN. She died on 12 Dec 1870 in Crittenden County, KY.

Carna married (1) William S. KINMAN  on 7 Feb 1859 in Smith County, TN. William was born in 1837 in Tennessee. He died on 3 Feb 1862 in Cairo, IL.

They had the following children:

          20 M      i.  John Wesley KINMAN  was born on 24 May 1859 in Smith County, TN.

          21 M     ii.  William L. KINMAN  was born in 1861 in Crittenden County, KY.

Carna married (2) W. H. MORRIS  in 1862 in Crittenden County, KY. W. H. MORRIS was born in 1835 in Probably Crittendon Co., KY.

They had the following children:

          22 M    iii.  R. H. MORRIS  was born in 1863 in Crittenden County, KY.

          23       iv.  S. I. MORRIS  was born in 1864 in Crittenden County, KY.

Fourth Generation

  11. James Hamilton SYKES  (William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 5 Oct 1858 in Smith County, TN. He died on 7 Jan 1919 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

James married Minerva Ellen DOWELL  on 20 Jan 1881 in Smith County, TN. Minerva was born on 7 Sep 1859 in Smith County, TN. She died on 20 Sep 1920 in DeKalb County, TN. She was buried in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

+      24 F       i.  Carrie Elizabeth SYKES  was born on 4 Nov 1881. She died on 29 Nov 1920.

          25 F      ii.  Minnie May SYKES  was born on 29 Sep 1884 in Smith County, TN. She died on 12 Oct 1884 in Smith County, TN. She was buried in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

+      26 M    iii.  William Arthur SYKES  was born on 17 Jan 1886. He died on 29 Aug 1945.

          27 M    iv.  James Cleveland SYKES  was born on 16 Aug 1889 in Smith County, TN. He died on 28 Feb 1919 in DeKalb County, TN. He was buried in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

+      28 M     v.  Willis Hershel SYKES  was born on 25 Apr 1893. He died on 4 Jan 1919.

  12. Sarah Minerva SYKES  (William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 5 Feb 1862 in Smith County, TN. She died on 23 May 1944 in Smith County, TN. She was buried on 24 May 1944 in Union Hill Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

Sarah was the first child of William Elisha Sykes and Amanda Virginia Turner. She first married Josiah Prowell and second married Pitts Hearn. Sarah and Josiah had 2 sons who both died young. Sarah and Pitts did not have any children. She is buried at Union Hill Cemetery in Sykes, Tennessee.

Sarah married Josiah PROWELL  on 29 Sep 1880 in Smith County, TN. Josiah was born on 15 Jan 1830 in Smith County, TN. He died on 19 Jul 1901 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

          29 M      i.  Walter Joshua PROWELL  was born on 5 May 1887 in Smith County, TN. He died on 7 Jul 1896 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

          30 M     ii.  Jesse Weaver PROWELL  was born on 9 May 1892 in Smith County, TN. He died on 8 Sep 1900 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

  14. Lucy Lee SYKES  (William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 5 Sep 1869 in Smith County, TN. She died on 16 Aug 1955 in Smith County, TN. She was buried on 17 Aug 1955 in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

Lucy Lee Sykes was the third child of William Elisha and Amanda Virginia Turner Sykes. Lucy and her 3 sisters attended school in Sykes, Tennessee. When they completed all of the courses offered at the school, their teacher agreed to teach them higher courses and all of them received courses equivalent to college work. Lucy later taught in the public schools. Lucy married William Riley Washer whose father died during the Civil War, leaving him to support his mother at an early age. William and Lucy had 6 children. One of their children, Jennie Marcella Washer died at an early age.

Lucy married William Riley WASHER  on 19 Nov 1891 in Smith County, TN. William was born on 27 Mar 1862 in Smith County, TN. He died on 13 Jul 1912 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

+      31 M      i.  William WASHER  was born on 15 Sep 1892. He died on 23 Jun 1966.

+      32 F      ii.  Era Virginia WASHER  was born on 27 Jun 1894. She died on 14 Mar 1970.

          33 F     iii.  Jennie Marcella WASHER  was born on 2 Oct 1896 in Smith County, TN. She died on 4 Nov 1899 in Smith County, TN. She was buried in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

+      34 F     iv.  Lillie Parlea WASHER  was born on 16 Nov 1903. She died on 5 Dec 1985.

          35 M     v.  Paul WASHER  was born on 23 Aug 1905 in Smith County, TN.

Paul married Nonnie WARRILL . Nonnie was born on 20 Jul 1910.

+      36 F     vi.  Melissa Jane WASHER  was born on 10 May 1908.

  15. Connie Frances SYKES  (William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 29 Aug 1871 in Smith County, TN. She died on 9 Dec 1951 in Smith County, TN. She was buried on 11 Dec 1951 in Union Hill Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

Connie married Archibald D. GWALTNEY  on 8 Oct 1892 in Smith County, TN. Archibald was born on 20 Dec 1871. He died on 29 Dec 1894 in Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

+      37 M      i.  James Campbell GWALTNEY  was born on 4 Aug 1893. He died on 30 Apr 1968.

  16. William Joshua SYKES  (William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 15 Sep 1873 in Smith County, TN. He died on 26 Aug 1950.

William married Willie TAYLOR  on 24 Dec 1902 in Smith County, TN. Willie was born on 9 Apr 1883 in Smith County, TN. She died on 23 Feb 1934 in Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

+      38 F       i.  Gladys SYKES  was born on 25 Jul 1907. She died on 16 Apr 1976.

+      39 M     ii.  Allie Jewel SYKES  was born on 27 Jul 1921. He died on 14 Jun 1949.

  17. Thomas Wilson SYKES  (William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 14 Sep 1875 in Smith County, TN. He died on 16 Dec 1945 in Smith County, TN. He was buried on 18 Dec 1945 in Smith County, TN.

Thomas married (1) Martha Frances HALL  "Mattie" on 29 Jul 1897 in Smith County, TN. Martha was born in 1877. She died in 1926.

They had the following children:

+      40 F       i.  Louvie Dicey SYKES  was born on 12 Feb 1898. She died on 13 Mar 1992.

+      41 M     ii.  Jessie Milton SYKES  was born on 3 Nov 1900. He died on 17 Mar 1999.

+      42 M    iii.  Charles Thomas SYKES  was born on 12 May 1909.

+      43 M    iv.  Hoyal Johnson SYKES  was born on 14 Oct 1911. He died on 6 Oct 1997.

          44 M     v.  Alton Bernice SYKES  was born on 9 Sep 1914 in Smith County, TN. He

died in Smith County, TN.

Alton married Clara CARSON  on 16 Nov 1940. Clara was born on 12 Mar 1911.

Thomas married (2) Ella CHAPMAN (Mrs) . Ella was born on 9 Feb 1893. She died on 1 Jan 1968.

  18. Robert Franklin SYKES  (William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 12 Oct 1877 in Smith County, TN. He died on 11 Feb 1965 in Davidson County, TN. He was buried on 13 Feb 1965 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Davidson County, TN.

Robert married Lanna Thomas WILLS  on 24 Feb 1901 in Smith County, TN. Lanna was born on 18 Jun 1882 in Smith County, TN. She died on 7 Jul 1964 in Davidson County, TN. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Davidson County, TN.

They had the following children:

+      45 F       i.  Clara Mae SYKES  was born on 23 Jun 1903.

          46 M     ii.  Claude Albert SYKES  was born in 1905 in Smith County, TN. He died in 1962 in Davidson County, TN. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Davidson County, TN.

+      47 M    iii.  Walter Elias SYKES  was born on 14 Aug 1909. He died on 17 Sep 2001.

          48 F     iv.  Grace Virginia SYKES  was born on 20 Sep 1913 in Smith County, TN. She died on 8 Apr 2001 in Nashville, Davidson County, TN. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Davidson County, TN.

Grace married Glenn Murray MITCHELL . Glenn was born on 11 Apr 1910. He died on 28 Mar 1998 in Nashville, Davidson County, TN. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Davidson Co., TN.

Fifth Generation

  24. Carrie Elizabeth SYKES  (James Hamilton, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 4 Nov 1881 in Smith County, TN. She died on 29 Nov 1920 in DeKalb County, TN. She was buried in Sykes Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

Carrie married Corbin Comer REYNOLDS  on 23 Dec 1900 in DeKalb County, TN. Corbin was born on 26 Sep 1877 in DeKalb County, TN.

They had the following children:

          49 F       i.  Lora L. REYNOLDS  was born in 1903.

          50 M     ii.  James G REYNOLDS  was born in 1904.

          51 F     iii.  Ella J. REYNOLDS  was born in 1906.

          52 F     iv.  Ruby Louise REYNOLDS  was born on 22 Aug 1909.

          53 F      v.  Carrie Pauline REYNOLDS  was born on 21 Jul 1913.

          54 F     vi.  Cora G. REYNOLDS  was born in 1917.

          55 F    vii.  Mary Venice REYNOLDS  was born on 10 Sep 1918.

  26. William Arthur SYKES  "Papa Arthur" (James Hamilton, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua,

Sr.) was born on 17 Jan 1886 in Smith County, TN. He died on 29 Aug 1945 in DeKalb County, TN. He was buried in Gordonsville Cemetery, Smith Co., TN.

William married Flossie FRAZIER  on 26 Dec 1907 in DeKalb County, TN. Flossie was born on 7 Feb 1890 in DeKalb County, TN. She died on 15 Jun 1945 in DeKalb County, TN. She was buried in Gordonsville Cemetery, Smith Co., TN.

They had the following children:

          56 M      i.  Dennis Ward SYKES  was born on 20 Dec 1908 in DeKalb County, TN. He died on 26 Dec 1990. He was buried in Gordonsville Cemetery, Smith Co., TN.

Dennis married (1) Bonnie NIXON  on 3 Sep 1932. Bonnie was born on 10 Apr 1911 in Smith County, TN. She died on 2 Mar 1972 in Smith County, TN. She was buried in Gordonsville Cemetery, Smith Co., TN.

Dennis married (2) Barbara MCCALLUM  on 7 Aug 1974 in Lebanon, TN. Barbara was born on 21 Nov 1914 in Lincoln Parrish, LA.

+      57 M     ii.  Glyn Dowell SYKES  was born on 12 Jun 1912. He died on 12 Jun 1950.

  28. Willis Hershel SYKES  (James Hamilton, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 25 Apr 1893 in DeKalb County, TN. He died on 4 Jan 1919 in DeKalb County, TN. He was buried in Temperance Hall Cemetery.

Willis married Beulah Mae CLOSE  on 10 Dec 1916 in DeKalb County, TN. Beulah was born on 5 Mar 1895 in DeKalb County, TN. She died on 9 Dec 1918 in DeKalb County, TN. She was buried in Temperance Hall Cemetery.

They had the following children:

          58 M      i.  Unnamed Son SYKES  was born on 9 Dec 1918 in DeKalb County, TN. He died on 9 Dec 1918 in DeKalb County, TN. He was buried in Temperance Hall Cemetery.

  31. William WASHER  (Lucy Lee SYKES, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 15 Sep 1892 in Smith County, TN. He died on 23 Jun 1966 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Smith County, TN.

William "Willie" Washer became the "Man of the House" after his father died, as he was the oldest child. He ran the farm with the help of his mother and brother and sisters. His father, William Washer, had owned a farm with his brother T.W. Washer. After Willie married, he bought his uncle's half of the farm. Willie was ambitious, had a nice black horse and a  rubber tire buggy, which was equivilant to a sports car today. Willie was a Baptist preacher for awhile. In 1920 the family sold the farm and moved to Brush Creek, Tennessee. They ran the hotel in Brush Creek for a few years. Willie moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he worked in a grocery store and sold insurance. During World War II they moved to Detroit, Michigan and worked in a defense plant. After the war, they moved back to Nashville.

William married Clara REECE . Clara was born on 15 Nov 1893.

Clara Reece's parents (William Washer's wife), died when she was young. She was raised by a Smith

County family in Jackson, Tennessee. Clara and William adopted a son; Earl Washer.

William and Clara had the following children:

          59 M      i.  Earl WASHER .

Earl Washer, the adopted son of William Riley Washer and Lucy Lee Sykes and his

wife have 2 children.

  32. Era Virginia WASHER  (Lucy Lee SYKES, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 27 Jun 1894 in Smith County, TN. She died on 14 Mar 1970.

Era Virginia Washer was the second child of William and Lucy Sykes Washer. Era and her husband,

Sam Raymond Murphy lived in Hartsville, Tennessee. Sam was a farmer.

Era married Sam Raymond MURPHY . Sam was born on 24 Apr 1899. He died on 10 Mar 1972.

They had the following children:

          60 M      i.  William Hoyal MURPHY  was born on 23 Jan 1919 in Trousdale County, Tennessee.

William married Mary Elizabeth ECHOLS  daughter of James Alexander ECHOLS and Mattie Myrtle SCOTT. Mary was born on 21 Apr 1921 in Trousdale County, Tennessee.

Mary Elizabeth Echols was the daughter of James Alexander and Mattie Myrtle Scott

Echols. She attended Trousdale County High School and Middle Tennessee State

University.

          61 M     ii.  Grady Fred MURPHY  was born on 30 Oct 1921. He died on 8 Sep 1975.

Grady married Betty Jean HOWARD  daughter of John W. HOWARD and Ola Bell COIN. Betty was born on 16 Dec 1927 in Sacaramento, KY.

Betty Jean Howard,  was the daughter of John W. and Ola Bell Coin Howard. Betty was educated at Livermore Kentucky High School and Draughons Business College in Nashville, Tennessee.

          62 F     iii.  Vergilee Gadell MURPHY  was born on 26 Nov 1923.

Vergilee married Forrest HALE  son of Elmo HALE and Minnie (unknown) HALE. Forrest was born on 16 Dec 1915 in Trousdale County, Tennessee.

  34. Lillie Parlea WASHER  (Lucy Lee SYKES, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 16 Nov 1903 in Smith County, TN. She died on 5 Dec 1985 in Smith County, TN. She was buried in Smith County, TN.

Lillie married Elmer Thomas WILLS . Elmer was born on 29 Apr 1902 in Smith County, TN. He died on 8 Sep 1980 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Sykes, Tennessee .

Elmer Thomas Wills, Lillie Parlea Washer's husband, was the son of James Kirg and Eliza Helmontaller

Wills. Elmer and Lillie were married on the Tennessee Central Train in Sykes, Tennessee and lived on

the property that once housed the homeplace of William and Amanda Sykes. Elmer and Lillie hosted

the Turner (Sykes) reunion for many years.

Elmer and Lillie had the following children:

          63 F       i.  Willene Estelle WILLS  was born on 9 May 1925 in Smith County, TN.

Willene married Teamon Carroll AGEE  son of Eddie Clarence AGEE and Ida CLARA. Teamon was born on 30 May 1925.

          64 F      ii.  Virginia Jean WILLS  was born on 19 Nov 1926 in Davidson County, TN, Nashville.

Virginia married Joseph Cleveland Jr REASONOVER  son of Joseph Cleveland REASONOVER and Minnie Jane WRIGHT. Joseph was born on 11 Sep 1919.

          65 M    iii.  Thomas Douglas WILLS  was born on 11 Sep 1934.

Thomas married Lucy Emily NIXON  daughter of C. W. NIXON and Lizzie TUBB. Lucy was born on 26 Dec 1936.

  36. Melissa Jane WASHER  (Lucy Lee SYKES, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 10 May 1908 in Smith County, TN.

Melissa married Garland Blake NIPP . Garland was born on 6 Sep 1908.

They had the following children:

          66 F       i.  Joyce Jeanette NIPP  was born on 26 Jul 1930.

Joyce married James Ferris NEWMAN . James was born on 6 May 1929.

          67 F      ii.  Nonnie Sue NIPP  was born on 25 Feb 1933. She died on 5 Aug 1933.

  37. James Campbell GWALTNEY  (Connie Frances SYKES, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 4 Aug 1893 in Smith County, TN. He died on 30 Apr 1968 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Smith County, TN.

James married Wavey Elizabeth REASONOVER  on 6 Jul 1913 in Smith County, TN. Wavey was born on 27 Nov 1897 in Smith County, TN. She died on 9 Aug 1969 in Smith County, TN.

They had the following children:

          68 M      i.  Johnny Arch GWALTNEY  was born on 14 Sep 1916 in Smith County, TN. He died on 11 Aug 1917 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Fines E. Gwaltney Property, Sykes, TN.

          69 F      ii.  Frances Aloda GWALTNEY  was born on 14 Mar 1919 in Donelson, Davidson Co., TN. She died on 14 Sep 2005 in Brush Creek, Smith County, TN. She was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Sykes, TN.

Frances married Ernest L. GENTRY  son of William GENTRY and Etta (unknown) GENTRY on 17 Apr 1938 in DeKalb County, TN. Ernest was born on 18 Jun 1912. He died on 4 Feb 1986.

          70 M    iii.  George Clydale GWALTNEY  was born on 2 Mar 1922 in Smith County, TN. He died on 15 Aug 1988 in Hendersonville, TN.

George married Elizabeth Ann CURTIS  daughter of Dave CURTIS and Elizabeth (unknown) CURTIS on 17 Apr 1943 in Smith County, TN. Elizabeth was born on 10 Nov 1922 in Smith County, TN. She died on 19 Sep 1989.

          71 M    iv.  Bartly Cordell GWALTNEY  was born on 11 Nov 1924 in Smith County, TN. He died on 29 Sep 1999. He was buried in Jones Hill Cemetery, Watertown, TN.

Bartly married Lou Alice RUSSELL  daughter of Clarence RUSSELL and Alta ROBINSON on 2 Aug 1949. Lou was born on 26 Jun 1927. She died on 16 Dec 1995. She was buried in Jones Hill Cemetery, Watertown, TN.

          72 F      v.  Mary Oleda GWALTNEY  was born on 1 Dec 1926 in Smith County, TN.

Mary married (1) Paul Bridgeforth BASS  son of James Lillard BASS and Volina Mai GIBBS on 19 Apr 1955 in Nashville, Davidson County, TN. Paul was born on 14 Dec 1917. He died on 7 Dec 1964.

Mary married (2) Claude Doss HILL  son of J. Doss HILL and Adella LOWING on 27 Jun 1968. Claude was born on 6 Apr 1919. He died on 14 Apr 1978.

          73 M    vi.  William Edward GWALTNEY  was born on 29 Dec 1933 in Smith County, TN. He died on 13 Mar 1934 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

          74 F    vii.  Rebecca Jean GWALTNEY  was born on 6 Mar 1935 in Smith County, TN.

She died on 28 Jan 2002 in Lebanon, TN. She was buried in Baird Memorial Cemetery, Hickman, TN.

Rebecca married Lewlynn Ivan MCKINNEY  son of Lewlynn L. MCKINNEY and Estelle TYREE on 15 Apr 1955 in Chatsworth, Georgia. Lewlynn was born on 26 Feb 1934 in Hickman, TN.

  38. Gladys SYKES  (William Joshua, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 25 Jul 1907 in Smith County, TN. She died on 16 Apr 1976 in Smith County, TN. She was buried in Smith County, TN.

Gladys married Joe J. VAUGHN  son of Riley B. VAUGHN and Annie Lou (unknown) VAUGHN on 2 Dec 1926. Joe was born on 25 Mar 1901.

They had the following children:

          75 F       i.  Jolene Jewel VAUGHN  was born on 19 Mar 1929.

Jolene married Clarence Grey SMITH  son of Joe SMITH and Jessie (unknown) SMITH. Clarence was born on 19 Mar 1927.

          76 F      ii.  Joyce VAUGHN  was born on 13 Oct 1932.

Joyce married Mickey MARTIN, Sr  son of Lloyd MARTIN, and Lottie (unknown) MARTIN. Mickey was born on 23 Dec 1923.

  39. Allie Jewel SYKES  (William Joshua, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 27 Jul 1921 in Smith County, TN. He died on 14 Jun 1949.

Allie married (1) Helen Marie HAWKS .

They had the following children:

          77 F       i.  Sandra Fay SYKES  was born on 11 Nov 1942.

Allie married (2) Mary Helen HORTON .

Allie Jewel Sykes was electrocuted while working. After his death, Mary Helen Horton remarried Robert

Wright who adopted Allie Jewel and Mary Helen's two sons. These sons are now Anthony Wayne

Wright and Barry Joseph Wright.

Allie and Mary had the following children:

          78 M     ii.  Anthony Wayne SYKES  was born on 23 Oct 1945.

          79 M    iii.  Barry Joseph SYKES  was born on 18 Jul 1949.

  40. Louvie Dicey SYKES  (Thomas Wilson, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 12 Feb 1898 in Smith County, TN. She died on 13 Mar 1992 in Smith County, TN.

Louvie married William Dewitt HALL . William was born on 30 Jun 1896. He died on 4 Nov 1957.

They had the following children:

          80 M      i.  Howard Edward HALL  was born on 30 Nov 1918.

+      81 F      ii.  Dorothy Dean HALL  was born on 8 Oct 1920. She died on 16 Jun 1963.

  41. Jessie Milton SYKES  (Thomas Wilson, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 3 Nov 1900 in Smith County, TN. He died on 17 Mar 1999 in Smith County, TN. He was buried in Smith County, TN.

Jessie married Frankie Lawrence GRANSTAFF  daughter of Fantley Roy GRANSTAFF and Lou Vera HALL on 15 Sep 1931. Frankie was born on 10 Dec 1910. She died on 4 Dec 1967.

They had the following children:

          82 M      i.  Billy Milton SYKES  was born on 10 Jan 1933.

Billy married Peggy Joyce BLACKBURN  in Dec 1957.

          83 M     ii.  Bernice Wilson SYKES  was born on 15 Jul 1934. He died on 2 Mar 1937.  The cause of death was Diphtheria. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

          84 M    iii.  Fantley Gene SYKES  was born on 2 Jan 1937.

Fantley married Marcia Louise BLACKBURN  on 10 Nov 1977.

          85 F     iv.  Shelley Faye SYKES  was born on 25 May 1940.

Shelley married Robert Seymour WILLIAMS  on 19 Dec 1965.

  42. Charles Thomas SYKES  (Thomas Wilson, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 12 May 1909 in Smith County, TN.

Charles married (1) Zelma FORKUM . Zelma was born on 20 Mar 1910. She died on 11 Oct 1961.

They had the following children:

          86 M      i.  Charles Ronald SYKES  was born on 11 May 1939.

Charles married Gail Marie JACOBS  daughter of James Madison JACOBS and Eleanor Frances CAMERON. Gail was born on 18 Jan 1943.

          87 M     ii.  Jerald Thomas SYKES  was born on 2 Sep 1941.

Jerald married Mary Ann HOLT  daughter of Nicholas Perkins HOLT and Florine PATTERSON. Mary was born on 21 Mar 1944.

Charles married (2) Helen Bernice EZZELL  on 14 Mar 1964 in Davidson County, TN, Nashville.

  43. Hoyal Johnson SYKES  (Thomas Wilson, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 14 Oct 1911 in Smith County, TN. He died on 6 Oct 1997.

Hoyal married Alene HALL  on 22 Dec 1935. Alene was born on 6 Oct 1915.

They had the following children:

          88 M      i.  David Johnson SYKES  was born on 4 Dec 1937.

David married Paula Ruth COOK . Paula was born on 23 Jun 1938.

          89 M     ii.  Jerry Aubrey SYKES  was born on 17 Jul 1943.

Jerry married Martha Danita JACKSON . Martha was born on 30 Jun 1945.

  45. Clara Mae SYKES  (Robert Franklin, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 23 Jun 1903 in Smith County, TN. She died in Texas.

Clara married David Christopher CURTIS, Sr.  on 5 Jul 1924. David was born on 24 Feb 1903. He died on 21 Mar 1957 in Temple, TX. He was buried in Temple, TX.

They had the following children:

          90 F       i.  Dorothy Mae CURTIS,  was born on 13 Jun 1926.

Dorothy married (1) John H. GRIMM . The marriage ended in divorce.John

was born on 6 Jan 1925.

Dorothy married (2) Jack Richard MERSBURGER II  unknown.

          91 F      ii.  Doris Marie CURTIS,  was born on 13 Jun 1926.

Doris married Billie Norman COUCH . Billie was born on 10 Jul 1923.

          92 M    iii.  David Christopher CURTIS, Jr.  was born on 12 Oct 1931.

David married Jerry May HENDRICKSON . Jerry was born on 15 Apr 1931.

  47. Walter Elias SYKES  (Robert Franklin, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 14 Aug 1909 in Smith County, TN. He died on 17 Sep 2001 in Davidson County, TN, Nashville. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Davidson County, TN.

Walter married Sadie Emma EDENS  daughter of Harvey EDENS and Lula GRAVES on 10 Feb 1927 in Davidson County, TN - Nashville. Sadie was born on 28 Aug 1910 in Sumner County, TN. She died on 17 Sep 1992 in Davidson County, TN - Nashville. She was buried on 21 Sep 1992 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Davidson County, TN.

They had the following children:

          93 M      i.  Robert Harvey SYKES  was born on 5 Feb 1928 in Davidson County, TN - Nashville. He died on 19 Jan 2002 in Davidson County, TN - Nashville. He was buried on 21 Jan 2002 in Harpeth Hills Cemetery.

Robert married Gladys MOSS  in Davidson County, TN. Gladys was born on 10 Sep 1930 in Davidson County, TN.

          94 M     ii.  James Murray SYKES  was born on 30 Oct 1934 in Davidson County, TN - Nashville.

James married Sallye Cope SIMMS  daughter of William James SIMMS and Zettie Florence TITTSWORTH on 11 Aug 1956 in Davidson County, TN - Nashville. Sallye was born on 21 Sep 1934 in White County, TN.

          95 F     iii.  Nancy Carolyn SYKES  was born on 5 Jun 1938 in Davidson County, TN - Nashville.

Nancy married Alcy Benjamin BAGGOTT, Jr  "Shug" in Nashville, Davidson County, TN. The marriage ended in divorce.Alcy was born on 21 Oct 1937.

Sixth Generation

  57. Glyn Dowell SYKES  (William Arthur, James Hamilton, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 12 Jun 1912 in DeKalb County, TN. He died on 12 Jun 1950 in DeKalb County, TN. He was buried in Gordonsville Cemetery, Smith Co., TN.

Glyn married Ethel Love HARPER . Ethel was born on 2 Jun 1914 in DeKalb County, TN.

They had the following children:

          96 M      i.  Gerald Shannon SYKES  was born on 17 Apr 1937 in DeKalb County, TN.

Gerald married Kay INGLEBERGER  on 24 Nov 1962 in Davidson County, TN, Nashville. Kay was born on 6 Dec 1940 in Franklin Co., TN.

          97 M     ii.  Larry Glenn SYKES  was born on 24 Jun 1943 in DeKalb County, TN.

Larry married (1) Linda Sue WEBSTER  on 10 Mar 1967. The marriage ended in divorce.

Larry married (2) Theresa Darlene TAYLOR  on 3 Feb 1975. The marriage ended in divorce.

          98 M    iii.  Ronald Harper SYKES  was born on 22 Jun 1947 in DeKalb County, TN.

Ronald married Carol Sue PIRTLE  on 29 Sep 1967 in DeKalb County, TN. The marriage ended in divorce.

  81. Dorothy Dean HALL  (Louvie Dicey SYKES, Thomas Wilson, William Elias, Joshua, Jr., Joshua, Sr.) was born on 8 Oct 1920. She died on 16 Jun 1963. She was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Smith County, TN.

Dorothy married Alvin Charles DOUCETT  son of Alvin DOUCETT and Viola OGGS. The marriage ended in divorce.Alvin was born on 7 Jan 1918.

They had the following children:

          99 F       i.  Evelyn Dale DOUCETT  was born on 30 Mar 1939 in New Orleans, LA.

Evelyn married Noble Ray CARSON  on 21 Dec 1951 in Memphis, TN. Noble was born on 19 Nov 1938 in Corrinth, MS.




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