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Sikes/Sykes in the Military


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Pre-Revolutionary Period

Richard Sickes (Sicks, Sikes) - (b abt 1610 Leek, England, d March 16, 1676 Springfield, MA) recorded as a "soldier, immigrant" in compilation of family historical notes passed down by Emma L. Sykes. May likely be in reference to militia duty during the early Colonial period. Richard Sickes was released from further military training "by reason of his age and weakness" in Springfield on September 24, 1661. Married Phebe _____.


King Philips' War

- researched and submitted by Edward W. Chase, III

Nathaniel Sikes, son of Richard of Springfield, brother of Victory, is listed in Bodge's History as a soldier under Captain Turner at the Falls Fight, May 19, 1676.

He is also listed as a grantee of land in Bernardston (formerly Fall Town). His son, Nathaniel, received his grant.


Queen Ann's War

   no entries

French and Indian Wars

Nathaniel Sikes, III,  born 17 Oct 1729 son of Nathaniel and Rachel (Bliss) Sikes of Springfield, MA, is listed in James Henry Stockham's Supplemental Application for Membership in The Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, dated 09 Feb 1911, as serving in this conflict.  Additional research notes and papers state he died at Ft. Edward (NY), the last battle of this war in 1760.  This entry was submitted by Margaret Blanton, mblanton@rose.net,  a direct descendant of Nathaniel.  We sincerely appreciate her contributions.

On September 21, 1755 General William Johnson, still encamped on the battlefield at Lake George, officially named the new fort to the south ‘Fort Edward’ (previously Ft. Lydius area).  When completed Fort Edward was once the largest British built fortification in the colonies.  When fully manned the fort, which also encompassed encampments on Rogers Island and at the Royal Blockhouse, became the third largest city in America.  Though it was desired by the French, no major battles took place at this stronghold due to its size and strategic location along the banks of the Hudson River at the “Great Carrying Place”.    www.rogersisland.org; 518/747-3693.

Revolutionary War

Abner Sikes, b 12 Oct 1729 Springfield, MA, d 24 Jan 1800 MA, son of Benjamin Sikes and Hannah Chapin. DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p 2872, Pvt. Massachusetts, married Mercy (Mary) Parsons.

 A
dam Sikes, Private 5(?) N. Carolina Regiment (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Amos Sikes, (b 10-14-1744 Suffield, Connecticut, d 7-12-1777 Suffield, Connecticut, son of Posthumous Sikes and Rachel Adams), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, MM (?), Connecticut, married Agnes Austin. Along with his younger brother Gideon, Amos was among those who went from Suffield in response to the Lexington alarm, in April 1775. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 51, 7-1997).

Andrew Syke, Graham's Regiment, New York Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Andries Sykes, Elmandorph's Company, New York, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Ashbel Sikes, (b 2-24-1756 Suffield, Connecticut d 12-13-1840 Dorset, Vermont, son of Titus Sikes and Rhoda Miller), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Vermont, m (1) Esther Sheldon (2) Eunice Bingham.  Warren's 15th Regiment, Vermont Militia (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Asbell Sikes (probably variation of Ashbel), Ira Allen's Regiment, Vermont Militia, National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, rolls 47, 51)

Barns Sikes, Private 2 Virginia Regiment (Barnard Sykes), (National Archives Microfilm PUblication M860, Roll 47, 51)

Benjamin Sikes, (b 8-18-1704 Springfield, Massachusetts d 8-2-1781 Ludlow, Massachusetts, son of Increase Sikes Jr. and Mary Knowlton), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Massachusetts, m (2-24-1725/6 Hannah Chapin.  Sheldon's Company, Connecticut, National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Benjamin Sikes, (b abt 1735 England d 11-23-1800 Virginia), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, PS (?) Virginia m Alice Wren (NOTE: This Sikes may be an early immigrant of the North Carolina and SE US Sikes/Sykes families).

David Sikes, (b 1-9-1756 Suffield, Connecticut d 12-28-1833 Suffield, Connecticut, son of Jonathan Sikes and Mary Adams), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Connecticut PNSR (pensioner?) m (1-1-1787) Lucy Sikes. David Sikes served as a private in Captain Harmon's Company, Colonel Wolcott's Regiment of Connecticut State Troops, that were raised from January to March 1776, and that came to Boston towards the end of January of that same year and remained there about six weeks. David again served as a private in Captain Simeon Sheldon's Company at the defense of Guilford and New Haven in July 1779 as shown by his signature as receipt for wages and rations. David Sikes appears on U.S. Pension Roll of the Revolution of 1835 as a private in the Connecticut Militia, put on Pension Roll June 3, 1833 at the age of 78, pension dated from March 4, 1831. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 51, 7-1997).

Dempsey Sykes, Private, Virginia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Dempsy Sykes, Musician, N. Carolina, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

George Sykes, Misc., (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

George Sykes, Private, 2 Virginia State Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Gideon Sikes, (b 5-26-1753 Suffield, Connecticut d 4-13-1846 Suffield, Connecticut, son of Posthumous Sikes and Rachel Adams), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Connecticut WPNS (?) m (1)(11-5-1778) Silence Granger m (2)(11-8-1798) Keziah Cleveland m (3) Mercy Leonard.

Along with his older brother, Amos, was among those who went from Suffield, in response to the Lexington Alarm, in April 1775. Gideon's name appears on the pension rolls of the Revolution, as living in 1840, then being 87 years old. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 52, 7-1997).

Gideon Sikes, Private N. Carolina, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Hez.a  Sikes (probably Hezikiah), N. Carolina, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Hubard Sikes (also Hubbard Sykes), Corporal, 6 Virginia Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, rolls 47, 51)

Increase Sikes, (b 9-5-1760 (or 10-18-1761) Ludlow, Massachusetts d 1-17-1837 Ludlow, Massachusetts, son of Abner Sikes and Mercy Parsons), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Massachusetts, m (1)(1-20-1791) Salla Wright (2)(3-8-1803) Lucy Wright. Served as a private in Captain Phineas Stebbin's Company, Col. Nathan Sparhowk's Regiment. Enlisted 9-15-1778, service to 12-12-1778, 3 months 3 days, including traveled (91 miles) home. His Company was detached to reinforce the army under General Sullivan, but was ordered to Boston by resolve of 9-17-1778. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 68, 7-1997).

Israel Sikes, Sheldon's Company, Connecticut, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Jacob Sikes, (b 1758 North Carolina d 1797 North Carolina), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, PS (?) North Carolina, m Elizabeth Edwards.

Jacob Sikes, (b 1-21-1758 Suffield, Connecticut d 9-18-1840 Pawlet, Vermont, son of Titus Sikes and Rhoda Miller), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Vermont, m (1) Michal Kent.

A Private in Capt. Nathan Rowlee's command, Col. Timothy Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Com. militia; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticonderoga, 2-25-1777; enlistment to expire 3-25-1777, 99 days, at Ticonderoga; mileage home (180 miles) allowed. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 57, 7-1997).

Jacob Sikes, (see immediately preceding entry) (b 6-21-1758 Suffield, Connecticut d 1843 Pawlet, Vermont, son of Titus Sykes and Rhoda Miller),Vermont Men in the Revolution, p. 156 states he is listed on the Pay Roll of Captain Abraham Underhill's Company in Col. Ira Allen's Regiment for services done in the defense of the Frontiers, 22 March 1780. m (2) Sally (Hurlbut ) Stevens.

Jacob Sikes, Warren's (15) Regiment, Vermont Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

James Sikes, (b 8-13-1719 Springfield, Massachusetts d 2-11-1795 Springfield, Massachusetts, son of Nathaniel Sikes and Elizabeth Ball),DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, PS (?) Massachusetts m (1)(4-24-1752) Dinah Hitchcock (2)(3-8-1763) Mary Ely. A Captain, serving as Volunteer, 2nd Connecticut, Col. Gideon Burt's (Hampshire Com.) regt.; entered service 6-12 and 6-16 1782, 7 days; James Sikes reported as belonging to the alarm list; his Company marched to retake Samuel Ely who was rescued from the Springfield jail 6-12-1782 and to oppose the rioters who assembled at Northampton 6-16-1782. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 29, 7-1997).

James Sikes, Private, N. Carolina, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

John Increase Sikes, (b 8-25-1753 Suffield, Connecticut d 7-26-1839 Herkimer, New York, son of Jonathan Sikes and Mary Adams),DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Connecticut & Vermont, m (5-11-1780) Lucy Harvey PNSR (Soldier Pensioned).

John Sikes, Wait's Battalion, Vermont Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

John Sikes, (b abt 1755 Virginia d 1-1827 North Carolina), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, PS (?) North Carolina m Mary.

John Sikes, (b 1750 Russell County, Virginia d 3-27-1851 Virginia),DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, Pvt. Virginia m Lucy. Enlisted in 7th Regiment of the Continental Army in 1778 and was discharged in 1783. He served in the Battles of Gwynn's (Quinns) Island, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. For additional information, visit Russell County Revolutionary Pensioners or The Sykes Family - My Mountain Heritage pages.

John Jones Sikes, (b 3-20-1760 Springfield, Massachusetts d 11-1807 Kentucky, son of Nathaniel Sikes III and Sarah Jones), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, Pvt. Massachusetts, m (1-18-1787) Sarah Soules (Widow Pensioned).

John Jones Sikes Revolutionary War Record: Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Major Peter Harwood, of 6th Massachusetts Regiment, at Springfield July 3, 1780; age, 20 years; stature, 5 ft 9 in; complexion light; engaged for town of Wilbraham; marched to camp July 3 1780, under command of Lieut. Daniel Frye, of the artificers; also list of men raised for 6 months service and returned by Brig. General Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, October 25, 1780; also, Private, Captain Abel Holden's (Light Infantry) com., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regiment, pay rolls for July-December, 1780; enlisted July 3, 1789; also, discharge dated Quarters at West Point, December 17, 1780, signed by Col. Thomas Nixon, given to said Sikes and Daniel Mason in consequence of a general order; an order to Commissaries to provide sustenance for said Sikes and Mason to Wilbraham, appears on discharge. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 62, 7-1997).

John Jones Sikes (Sykes), Private in the Company commanded by Captain Caleb Keeps (?) of the Regiment commanded by Col edgiapin (?) in the Massachusetts line for 2 years. (reference Sarah Sykes’ pension record # 11245, January 13, 1852).  Also find a letter to the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C., dated January 9, 1911 from J.H. Stockham, Comptroller of Drake University, 1240 28 St., Des Moines, Iowa, as follows”  - My mat. Grand mother, Sarah Sykes, whose maiden name was Sarah Soule, was a pensioner of the Revolutionary War and died in Scioto County, Ohio in 1857.   Her husband’s name was reported to me from memory by an aged relative as John J. Sykes.  The same person said that the father of John J. S. was killed in the old French War when John J. Jr. was a babe of six months.  Will you kindly consult the pension record of Mrs. Sarah Sykes and give me the full names and military history of her husband.  Also, give the names of the parents of both husband and wife if possible.  They are reported as residents of Springfield, Mass.  The widow lived a half century or more in Scioto Co., Ohio.  And it was said that John J. Sykes mothers name was Jones.  When I wrote to the adjutant General of the U.S. for the military record of John J. Sykes, he said that he did not have a record of John J. Sykes, but did have and sent to me the record of John Jones Sykes.  Is this one and the same man? Very respectfully, J.H. Stockham.  (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

John Jones Sykes, Corporal, Porter’s Regiment Massachusetts Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Supplemental Note for Nathaniel Sikes, III – father of John Jones Sykes, above:  The above secondary citation from the letter of J.H. Stockham (January 9, 1911) appears to collaborate the death of Nathaniel Sikes, III in the French and Indian Wars – per family tradition, his death being approximately June 1760 when his son John J. Sykes was six months old.  However, brief review of the French and Indian War, 1755-63, related to the so-called “Seven Year War”, finds that no single or major battle was fought at Ft. Edward along the Hudson River. (BG Edgerton, 10/2005)  See French and Indian Wars

John S. Syke, Klock’s Regiment New York Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Jonathan (John) Sykes, Corporal 2 Massachusetts Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Jond (see also Jonathan?), Corporal, Porter’s Regiment Massachusetts Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Joseph Sikes (b 1755 Craven Co., South Carolina, d 1813 Bullock OR Tattnal Co., Georgia) appeared on muster roll of Capt. James Jones' company of volunteers at Salt Catchers, South Carolina 28 Sep 1775.  Four children were John (1794-1837), Jehu (1796-1879), Joseph (1803-aft 1832), and Charlotte (1809-1863).  Charlotte's son Hampton served in the War of the Rebellion.
This information was submitted by William SCOTT, wicked11@email.msn.com

Josiah Sikes, (b 3-5-1740 North Carolina d 1840), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, Pvt. North Carolina.  Josiah Sykes was a Private in the Company initially commanded by Captain Devane in the North Carolina line for 21 months. Ref: North Carolina Pension Record #16406, dated August 6, 1833.   (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47).  Josiah Sykes’ service is listed as 6 mos. Under Captain John Devane, 3 months under Captain Stephen Andrews, 6 months under Captain Thomas Haynes, and finally, 6 months under Captain Turpin McRee. Battles engaged in: Moore’s Creek Bridge, Cowpens, Entan Springs. Residence at enlistment: Bladen County, N. Carolina.  Date and residence at pension application: December 13, 1832, “at which time he was 92 years of age”.  “His claim was admitted”, of  [Hanover], New Hanover Co., N. Carolina.  Born: March 5, 1740, Edgecomb Co., N. Carolina. Remarks: “There is no data relative to wife or children.”   (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

 Note:  There is a detailed first-hand testimonial record of Josiah Sykes’ Revolutionary War record (8 pages), including account quotations from various battles he engaged in, provided by Josiah Sykes on December 13, 1832.  (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Nathan Siks, Private 2 Massachusetts Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Nathan Sikes (Sykes), Private, 3 Massachusetts Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, rolls 47, 51)

Nathan Sykes (Sikes), Private Massachusetts Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Nathaniel Sikes (Siks), Jr., Private, Bart’s (Burt’s) Guards, Massachusetts Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Nathaniel Sikes, (b 1-28-1734 Springfield, Massachusetts d 9-30-1820 Springfield, New York, son of John Sikes and Thankful Warriner),DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, Pvt. Massachusetts m (1)(9-9-1756) Lois Cooley (2) ( Mrs. Anna Shattuck Taft.

Nathaniel Sikes enlisted in the Revolution from Monson, Massachusetts. He was a Private in Captain Freeborn Moulton's (Monson) Company of Minute-men, Col. Danielson's regt., which marched on the alarm of 4-19-1775, to Cambridge. He was in the battle of White Plains, and with Washington at the crossing of the Delaware, Christmas night, 1776. He was in the battle of Jerseys and a sufferer at Valley Forge. After being honorably discharged at the close of the War, he first learned, on his way home, that his wife, Lois (Cooley) had died six months previously. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 39, 7-1997).

Othniel Sikes (Othinel Sykes), Private, 7 Connecticut Regiment.  (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 2, 47, 51)

Othniel Sikes, Private Jonathan Brewer's Massachusetts Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Percy Sikes, Enus(?) Regiment, (1776-1777), Connecticut,  (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Reuben Sikes, (b 9-8-1730 Springfield, Massachusetts d 12-24-1804 Connecticut, son of John Sikes and Thankful Warriner), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, Fifer PS (?) Connecticut m (1-10-1754)Thankful Buell (Bond).

Richard Sykes, Sergeant, 5 Massachusetts Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll51)

Robert Sykes, Private, 6 Virginia Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Rufus Sikes, (b 8-11-1756 Springfield, Massachusetts d 11-14-1815 Springfield, Massachusetts, son of James Sikes and Dinah Hitchcock), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, Pvt. Massachusetts m (1-14-1790)Azubah Champion.

Sampson Sykes, Private, 10 N. Carolina Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Sampson Sykes, Private, N. Carolina, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Shadrack Sikes, (b 6-21-1750 Suffield, Connecticut d 8-12-1831 Suffield, Connecticut, son of Posthumous Sikes and Rachel Adams), (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 51, 7-1997).  Private, Cook's Regiment, Connecticut Militia,  Enos' (?) Regiment, (1776-1777), Connecticut, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Sylvanus Sikes, (b 3-11-1749 Suffield, Connecticut d 5-27-1825 Dorset, Vermont, son of Titus Sikes and Rhoda Miller), Vermont Men in the Revolution, p. 622 lists Sylvanus on the Pay Roll of Captain Gray's Company of Foot in Colonel Ira Allen's Regiment for services done in 1782.

(ibid, pp. 426-427) Sylvanus is listed on Pay Roll of Captain Abraham Underhill's Company in Colonel Ira Allen's Regiment for services done in defense of Frontiers in Alarm in the State of Vermont, which commenced Dec 1781.

(ibid, p. 454) Sylvanus is listed in Captain John Gray's Company in Colonel Ira Allen's Regiment by order of General Safford from Oct. 18 to Nov. 8, 1781 on the Pay Roll.

Also listed Sylvanus: b 8-11-1749 CT d 5-27-1825 VT m Mary Roe Pvt. VT (DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, p. 2872) NOTE: I believe Ira Allen was a brother to Ethan Allen in the Dorset area (i.e. of "Ethan Allen Green Mt. Boys" fame. Furthermore, Capt. John Gray's daughter, Susannah, married Sylvanus' son Silvanus, Nov. 27, 1799.

Ira Allen's Regiment Vermont Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

* Thomas Aldrich Sikes (Syks), (b 1760 Virginia d 9-5-1835 Tennessee), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Virginia (Soldier Pensioned) m Sarah.  Private, 7(1?) and 10 Virginia Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47); 

* Thomas Sykes, Private 1 and 10 Virginia Regiment,  (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

* Thomas Sikes, Private, 14 Virginia Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, Roll 47)

* Thomas Sykes, Private 14 Virginia Regiment,  (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

       *Jim Sikes of Durham, NC advises that each of these entries refers to the same man.

Titus Sikes, (b 6-15-1726 Suffield, Connecticut d 1-7-1811 Dorset, Vermont, son of Vicary (Victory) Sykes and Mary King) Vermont Men in the Revolution, p. 98 lists Titus in Captain A. Underhill's Company Feb. 13, 1779 entered Nov. 7, 1778. m (6-16-1747/8) Rhoda Miller.

(ibid, p. 454 he is listed in Capt. John Gray's Co. in Col. Ira Allen's Reg. by order of General Safford from Oct. 18 to Nov. 8, 1781. Also on Pay Roll of Capt. Gray's Co. of Foot in Col. Ira Allen's Reg. for services done in 1782.

(ibid, p. 426) Lists Titus on Pay Roll of Capt. A. Underhill's Co. in Col. Ira Allen's Reg. for service done in defense of Frontiers of State of Vermont in Alarms, which commenced Dec. 1781.  Ira Allen's Regiment Vermont Militia,  (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, Roll 47).  Warren's 15 (?) Regiment, Vermont Militia, (ibid)

Victory Sikes Jr., (b 10-19-1758 Suffield, Connecticut d 10-25-1833/8 Suffield, Connecticut, son of Victory Sikes and Jemima Barker), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Connecticut m (4-20-1785) Lucy Burbank.  Sheldon's Company, Connecticut, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, Roll 47)

William Sikes, (b 1760 Virginia d 3-1813 Virginia), DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, p. 2872, Pvt. Virginia m Burchett L. Turner.

William Sikes (Syckes, Sycks, Sykes), Maryland, Private, 1 Maryland Regiment (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, rolls 47, 51)

William Sikes, Quarter Master (Q.M.?), 1 (?) Regiment, N. Carolina Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

William Sykes, Ensign, Synum’s (?) N. Carolina Militia, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)

Zedekiah Sikes, Private, 7 N. Carolina Regiment,  (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 47)

Zedekiah Sykes, 2 N. Carolina Regiment, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M860, roll 51)


War of 1812

    The following is a list of the Sikes and Sykes who served in various state militias during the War of 1812, as compiled from the index of service records.  The index does not contain information about their service, which is available on microfilm at the Federal Archives, but sometimes information about their service can be obtained by searching for the organization and commander.
Note that the index only includes the state militias and not those who were in the Regular Army.                   

        Sincere appreciation goes to Otis Sikes for his research and efforts in compiling this data and sharing it.

Connecticut

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Solomon Sikes 11th Reg’t (Lyon’s) Captain



Delaware

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
John Sikes Cap’t Burton’s Co. Private



Georgia

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Barnard Sykes 3 Reg’t (Few’s) Private
Henry Sikes 1 Reg’t (Chamber’s) Private
William Sykes Freeman’s Squadron Cav. Private
William Sikes 2nd Reg’t (Thomas’s) Private



Illinois

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
John Sikes 1st Reg’t (Feb-May 1813) Private



Maryland

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
James Sykes 1st Reg’t Artillery (Harris’) Private



Massachusetts

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Artamas Sikes 2nd Reg’t (Day’s) Private
James Sikes Foote’s Reg’t Private
John Sikes Nace’s Regiment Private
Samuel Sikes 2nd Reg’t (Schuchts’)
Private
Shadrack Sikes Chamberlin’s Reg’t Private



New York

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Ashbel Sykes Benedict’s Reg’t Private
Alanson Sikes 76 Reg’t (Tuttle’s) Sergeant
Arnold Sikes Adam’s Reg’t, NY Vols
Private
Daniel Sykes Parkhurst’s Battalion Sergeant
John Sykes, Jr.
40th Reg’t (Myer’s) Private
Heber Sykes Benedict’s Reg’t Private
Horace Sykes 98th Reg’t (Clark’s) Private
Levi Sikes Crosby’s Reg’t
Private
Levi Sikes 16th Reg’t (Stranahan’s) Private
Nathaniel Sykes 1st Reg’t (Dodge’s) Private
Noah Sikes Adam’s Reg’t Private
Pliny Sikes Pliny Adam’s Reg’t Private
Royal Sykes Benedict’s Reg’t Private
Titus Sykes Benedict’s Reg’t Private
Willard Sikes 76th Reg’t (Tucker’s) Private



North Carolina

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Abner Sikes 1st Reg’t (Flower’s) Private
Baty(sic) Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Moore’s) Corporal
Brittain Sikes 1st Reg’t (McCottor’s) Private
Elijah Sikes Carteret Co. Reg't (Robert's)
Private
Isham Sykes 1st Reg’t (McDonald’s) Private
Jacob Sykes 1st Reg’t (McDonald’s) Private
James B. Sikes
New Hanover Reg't (Nixon's) Gunner
James Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Moore’s) Private
James Sikes 1st Reg’t (McDonald’s) Private
Matthew Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Moore’s) Private
William Sykes Maj. Cameron's Cmnd
Private
William Sikes 1st Reg’t (Flower’s) Private
William Sikes 4th Reg’t (Rowland’s) Unknown



Ohio,

Name, Organization (Commander), Rank
Edward Sikes 1st Reg’t (Noel’s) Private
Edward Sikes 2nd Reg’t (Ferguson’s) Private
John Sikes Capt Morgan’s Co. Private
Levi Sikes 1st Reg’t (Noel’s) Private
Levi Sikes 2nd Reg’t (Ferguson’s) Private



Pennsylvania

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Samuel M. Sykes
4th Detachment (Rush’s) Corporal



Tennessee

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Jonas Sikes 1st Reg’t (Bradley’s) Corporal
Jonas Sikes 1st Reg’t (Hall’s) Drummer
Terrill Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Roulston’s) Private
Warren Sikes 2nd Reg’t (Cocke’s) Private



Vermont

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Harry Sikes 1st Reg’t (Martindale’s) Private



Virginia

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Alexander Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private
Alfred Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Moore’s) Private
Allen Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Archibald Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Arthur Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Barnabus Sykes 62 Reg’t (Seldon’s) Private
Burwell Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Burrel(sic) Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Caleb Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Caleb Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Carey Sykes 2nd Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Christopher Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Christopher Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
David Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Moore’s) Private
David Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Ed Sikes Capt William’s Co. Private
Edward Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Edward Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private
Felix Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private
Felix Sikes Capt William’s Co. Private
Isaiah Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private
James Sikes 29th Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
James Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
James Sikes Battalion 3 (Veale’s) Private
James T. Sykes
4th Reg’t (Lucas Wells') Captain
Jessey Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private
Jessey Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
John Sikes, Jr.
1st Reg’t (Allen’s) Private
John Sikes, Sr.
1st Reg’t (Allen’s) Private
John Sikes 29th Reg’t (Ballard’s) Private
John Sikes 29th Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
John Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private
John S. Sikes
3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Joseph Sikes 1st Reg’t (Allen’s) Private
Joseph Sykes 2nd Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Joseph Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Joseph Sikes 29th Reg’t (Ballard’s) Private
Lemuel Sikes 7th Reg’t (Magnien’s) Private
Lemuel Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Max Sykes 8 Reg’t (Magnien’s) Private
Maxey Sikes Battalion 3 (Veale’s) Private
Maxsey(sic) Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private
Michael Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Robert Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private
Robert Sykes 8th Reg’t (Magnien’s) Private
Simon Sikes 20th Reg’t (Robinson’s) Private
Thomas Sikes 2nd Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Thomas Sikes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Thomas Sikes 9th Reg’t (Sharp’s) Private
Walter Sykes 1st Reg’t (Clarke’s) Private
Walter Sykes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s)
Private
William Sikes 29th Reg’t (Boykin’s) Sergeant
Willis Sykes 3rd Reg’t (Boykin’s) Private
Willis Sikes 95th Reg’t (Lee’s) Private



Unknown State

Name Organization (Commander) Rank
Alford Sikes Capt Blanchard’s Co. Corporal
Horace Sikes Capt Blanchard’s Co. Private
Zenias Sikes Capt Blanchard’s Co. Private

Some of the following individuals may be duplicated in the chart above.

Alfred Sykes, SC-20774, served Captain John Seller's Company, North Carolina Militia, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1588), also SC-29074, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1683).

Ashbel Sykes, WC-11942, served Captain Samuel Armstrong's Company, New York Militia, Pension of Nancy,(Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1683).

Harry Sykes, (b 1792 Dorset, Vermont d 12-10-1869 Rupert, Vermont, son of Victory Sykes and Rhoda Farwell), Old War IF-#19774, served Captain Strait's Company, Vermont Militia, Private, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1588), Pension of Orphe, or Orpha, or Orphee, (m Orpha Fidelia), WC-19397, (alleged), (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1683).

Heber Sykes, (d 1867, son of Ashbel Sykes and Esther Sheldon), Wife's Pension of Cauduce or Canduce (m Candice Ingersoll), WO-7719, served Captain Armstrong's Company, New York Militia, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1683).

Horace Sikes, served Captain Carew's Company Massachusetts Militia, (see case of sub Charles Pease, SC-22706), (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1588).

James Sykes, SC-2698, served Captain Samuel Moales' Company, Maryland Militia, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1683).

James Sikes, Old War IF-#19410 Reg, served as a Private in the Massachusetts Militia, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1588).

James Sikes, SC-21923, served Captain Aaron Phelps' Company, Massachusetts Militia, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1588).

James Sikes, WC-12423, served Captain John Seller's Company, North Carolina Militia (Pension of Nancy?).

John Sykes, served in  the 99th Regiment (English) in Canada.  (Ref:  Vol. 1067 of the Chelsea Pensioners record in the War Office 97 Series.  Can also be found on LDS Reel #861, 769.)   John was granted land in Goulburn, Ontario, after the war.

John Sikes, SO-29543, served Captain James Bird's Company Georgia Militia, (alleged), (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1588).

John Sykes, (John Increase Sykes Jr.), (b 1-16-1784 Connecticut, son of John Increase Sykes and Lucy Harvey), Pension of Lucy, WC-8749, served Captain R. Root's Company, New York Militia, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1684).

William Sykes, SC-15363, served Captain Duke Hamilton's Company, Georgia Militia, (Ref: War of 1812 Pensioners, p. 1684).

Shadrack Sikes, (BGE note: perhaps a son of Shadrack Sikes noted above in the Revolutionary War?), SO-15274, served Captain Daniel Collins' Company, Massachusetts Militia. 



Civil War (War of 1861, War of the Rebellion)

Texas State Archives, Confederate Pension Application Files

Adams Sloan Sikes, Claimant: Pension #24952, Fannin County

Barbara Elizabeth Sikes, Claimant: Pension #14300, Johnson County -- Husband Napoleon B. Sikes, Pension #11557

Benjamin Franklin Sikes, Claimant: Pension #01303, Erath County

Mrs. C. E. Sikes, Claimant: Pension #36307, Callahan County -- Husband James Jones Sikes, Pension #24551

Mrs. John Malachi Sikes, Claimant: Pension #49222, Harrison County -- Husband John Malachi Sikes, Pension #31178

Mary Etta Sikes, Claimant: Pension #38159, Young County -- Husband Benjamin Franklin Sikes, Pension #01303

Napoleon B. Sikes Claimant: Pension #11557 Mclennan County

Narcissa A. Sikes, Claimant: Pension #31922, Harris County -- Husband Stephen Thomas Sikes, Pension # ________

R. L. Sikes, Claimant: Pension #02467, Lamar County

S. M. Sikes, Claimant: Pension #31301, Trinity County

James Thomas Sykes, Claimant: Pension #19278, Sterling County



From the U. S. Civil War Center

Burials in the Chattanooga (TN) National Cemetery

Sykes, Lewis H: Private, Michigan - Section K, grave 10381



History of Mercer County Pennsylvania
, Vol. II, pg. 697  (Submitted by Linda Doyle Genik, Livonia, MI)

Sykes, George TMercer, Mercer County, PA. b. 1843, d. 1892, enlisted in Company G, Tenth Pennsylvanian Volunteer Infantry and served for 3 years.


Burials in the City Point (VA) National Cemetery

Sykes, Enoch: Private, Co. F, 205th Pennsylvania Infantry 


Burials in West Point Cemetery

Sykes, General George: born October 9, 1822, died February 8, 1880


From the War of the Rebellion Official Records, Union and Confederate Armies, Part 2

Sykes (unknown), Vol. I, pp. 35, 50

C. Sykes, Vol. I, p. 32

E. O. Sykes, Vol. I, p. 38

E. T. Sykes, Vol. I, pp. 20, 38, 39, 45, 49, 52

Edgar Sykes, Vol. I, p. 52

George Sykes, Brig. General, 28 Sept. 1861, Maj. General 29 Nov. 1862. Mustered out 15 Jan. 1866. (NOTE: Substantial military data, battles, war correspondence, etc. is likely available for General G. Sykes!), Vol. I, pp. 2, 5, 11, 12, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 30, 33, 34, 36, 41, 46, 48, 51, 53, Vol. III p. 4.

Gustavus W. Sykes, Vol. I, p. 49

J. H. Sikes, 7th Confederate States Calvary, Vol. I, p. 18

J. H. Sikes, 2nd Florida, Vol. I, p. 11

J. P. Sykes, Vol. I, pp. 45, 49, 52

James Sykes, Vol. I, p. 46

Jesse Sikes, Vol. I, p. 31

Jesse H. Sikes, Vol. I, p. 40, Vol. IV, p. 3

John Sykes, Vol. I, p. 47

John E. Sykes, Vol. I, p. 38

Joseph A. Sykes, Vol. I, p. 11

S. T. Sykes, Vol. I, p. 38

Thomas B. Sykes, Vol. I, pp. 7, 24, 32, 38, 39, 52, Vol. II, p. 4

Thomas L. Sykes, Vol. II, p. 3

W. G. Sykes, Vol. I, pp. 11, 38

W. J. Sykes, Vol. I, p. 30

W. L. Sykes, Vol. I, pp. 16, 20, 23, 30, Vol. IV, p. 1

William Sykes, Vol. I, p. 24

William A. Sykes, Vol. I, p. 52

William H. Sikes, Vol. I, pp. 38, 45

William I. Sykes, Vol. II, p. 2



Hampton Sikes
b 26 Apr 1834 Tattnall Co., Georgia d 11 Sep 1888, Bullock Co., Georgia.  Enlisted 31 Aug 1861 as a Confederate soldier in Co. B, 61st Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.  Wounded in Second Mannassas 28 Aug 1862.  Was a member of Lawton's Georgia Brigade.  Resigned with his army 06 Apr 1865 in Appomatox.
Hampton was the 4th illegitimate son of Charlotte Sikes and grandson of Joseph Sikes who appears in the Revolutionary listing above.   This information was submitted by William SCOTT, wicked11@email.msn.com

Joseph Sikes/Sykes served three years in the 16th Battalion, Neal's Cavalry Confederate Army according to  his muster role.  He was a Bugler for Co."C" TN  also.  This information was submitted by:  Evelyn Dolly, 1420 C.R.122, Kaufman, TX  75142-5039,  troddonpath@aol.com  



Isaac Joseph Sikes
b 04 Nov 1837, Bryan Co., GA, d  21 Oct 1924, Savannah, GA.  Volunteered 12 May 1862, Macon, GA.  Served as Bugler in Company “E”, Phillips Legion Cavalry, Georgia Volunteers.  See the biography for additional information.


Submitted by David Whitt Dorsey, great grandson.  ddorsey@mindspring.com


James Parrish Sykes served as a Captain in 'reserves' 5th Bn. Virginia Reserves under P.M. Henry, Lt. Col.   Company E organized 26 July 1864.
From  A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861 - 1865, compiled by Lee A Wallace, Jr., published by: Virginia Civil War Commission; Richmond, 1964. page 249.  Click here for additional information on his family.
submitted by Mary Stephens Scrudder - mscrudder@austin.rr.com



Scott SHERMAN - son of Margaret "Marietta" SIKES and Stephen SHERMAN. 
He was born on April 19, 1839 in Painesville, Ohio.  He enlisted in the Union Army April 25, 1861 and held the rank of Private in the 12th Reg PA Inf for approximately one year.  After that, he was a member of Co. E 2nd Ohio Calvary, and held the rank of Corporal until his discharge December 11, 1865.  While in the service he was injured by a horse kick, resulting in hospitalization, and later suffered from several chronic physical problems due to typhoid malaria and exhaustion.  He continued to suffer from chronic illness the remainder of his life until his death in Whitesville, Missouri on December 20. 1915.  He and his wife Eliza are buried in High Ridge Cemetery in Stanberry, Missouri.  
 Submitted by Sue Mize, great-great granddaughter  bnjoeyes48@yahoo.com  


George M. SYKES
- mustered in at New Madrid Co., Missouri, May 15, 1861; served as a Private in the 6th Tennessee Infantry, Company "H".
Submitted by Kay Clark, descendant


Spanish American War

Edward J. Sykes, Enlisted 5-1-1898 at Buffalo, New York, to serve two years; mustered out as Private, Co. L, same date, mustered out with company, 11-19-1898, (00 NY883, 65th Regiment, Infantry).

Myron G. Sikes, Age, 24 years. Enlisted, 8-5-1898, at New York City, to serve two years; mustered in as Private, Co. M, 8-8-1898; mustered out with company, 4-15-1899, at Savannah, Georgia, (24 NY1207, 202nd Regiment, Infantry).

Frank Truman Sikes (1878-1929), Age 19 when he enlisted around April 1898 as a Private in the 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry, Company G from Valley City. His regiment fought in the Philippines and he arrived in Manila July 31, 1898 via the SS Valencia. After the Spanish American War ended, the regiment remained there and fought in the Philippine American War. The regiment returned to San Francisco July 30, 1899 via the Grant and Frank mustered out with the rest of the regiment on September 25, 1899 at San Francisco. I cannot find an exact date of enlistment for Frank but the first companies belonging to the 1st North Dakota were arriving in Fargo by May 2nd. The entire regiment left Fargo for San Francisco on May 26th so Frank’s enlistment had to have been sometime that spring. (Dates given above are per Citizens as Soldiers, a History of the North Dakota National Guard by Jerry Cooper with Glenn Smith, originally published: Fargo, N.D., North Dakota Institute of Regional Studies, 1986, pages 36-69 and the Spanish American War Centennial Website (spanamwar.com)).  I found a general index card for Frank giving his regiment on Fold3.com however no enlistment date was noted on the card.   Submitted by A. A. Neal  aaneal@rochester.rr.com


Otto Sikes  Pvt. 3rd U.S. Vol Inf. Co. B, born Nov 23, 1863, enlisted in 1898, died Apr 18, 1945.  Burial: North Star Cemetery, Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota


World War I

Pension List, 1820
Private Gideon Sikes,
resident of Connecticut
Private Nathan Sikes,
resident of New York

  
  WWI Civilian Draft Registrations for SIKES and SYKES
(Ethnic entry for all listed was “White”)
Arrangement is Alphabetical by State, County, Surname and Given Name
This is a partial listing and will be updated as time allows.
 For more Sikes and Sykes or other surnames in these draft registration records see
Name Birth Date Birth Place Countyof Residence State
Robert Arthur Sikes 10 Mar 1881
Perry AR
Guy Switzer Sykes 20 Jan 1899
Coconino AZ
Otto Sikes 23 Nov 1875
Marin CA
Harry Sikes 22 Oct 1888 Norristown PA[card filed in Sy section] Marin CA
John Joseph Sikes 10 Jul 1893 Hornell NY Sacramento Co. CA
Daniel Ireland Sykes 19 Mar 1879
Rio Blanco CO
Raymond Sykes 06 Jul 1886 Atlantic City NJ Rio Blanco CO
William Sykes 15 Mar 1892 Atlantic City NJ Rio Blanco CO
Willard Wright Sykes 04 Aug 1884
Rio Blanco CO
Edward Charles Sikes 21 Jun 1887
Wilmington DE
Victor Sykes 06 Aug 1897 DE Wilmington DE
George Reynolds Sikes 22 Dec 1877   Alachua FL
Jesse Jethro Sikes 12 Mar 1879   Alachua FL
Arthur Deprell Sykes 10 Nov 1997   Alachua FL
Harvey Elma Sykes 03 Sep 1900
Alachua FL
Moses Sykes 19 Aug 1886 Island Grove: moved to Welaka Alachua  FL
Owen W. Sykes 13 Apr 1884   Alachua FL
Rufus Wilson Sykes 26 Sep 1882   Alachua FL
Alfred Adjer Sikes 25 Mar 1883   Brevard FL
Edmund Clay Sykes 14 Jan 1887 Island Yuma FL Citrus FL
Joseph Alford Sykes 04 Jul 1981   Citrus FL
William Clyde Sykes 09 Jul 1894 Island Grene FL Citrus FL
Archie Edward Sikes 13 Sep 1897 relat. lives Manatee FL Polk FL
David Sikes 05 Aug 1876   Polk FL
Sidney Dariel Sikes 31 Oct 1894 Troy AL Polk FL
John Weber Sykes 22 Sep 1896 Philadelphia PA Dade FL
William Henry Sykes 25 Jun 1890 Philadelphia PA Dade FL
James Harrison Syke s 20 Nov 1890 Island Grove FL De Soto FL
Walter Sykes 27 Oct 1883   Flagler FL
Edward Hiram Sykes 26 Apr 1882   Lee FL
J.D. Sykes 24 Sep 1896 Wetumpka FL Liberty FL
Walter Derrell Sykes 13 Feb 1879   Liberty FL
Horace Milton Sykes 22 Jun 1883   Orange FL
Thomas Eugene Sykes 06 May 1886   Polk FL
Heron Joshua Sykes 07 May 1891 Island Swne FL  Saint Lucie FL
Roy Sykes 17 Nov 1895 Elizabeth City NC Saint Lucie FL
Lionel Lawson Sikes 13 May 1896 Henderson TN Seminole FL
Ralph Sikes 23 Nov 1896 Bearyville MO Ada ID
Horace Abner Sykes 15 Mar 1880   Ada ID
Frank Sykes 08 Dec 1894 Wallace NE Bonneville ID
Henry Sykes 11 May 1890 Lincoln NE Bonneville ID
Orval C. Sykes 21 Aug 1895 Longmount CO Gooding ID
James T. Sykes 14 Oct 1891 Beverly IL Power ID
Joseph Sykes 18 Feb 1989 Mt. Pleasant PA  Shoshone ID
Columbus Breckenridge Sikes 29 Aug 1878   Twin Falls ID
Arthur Sikes  15 Aug 1894 Port Gibson MS Madison LA
Hallie Edwin Sikes 28 Feb 1894 Longview MS Amite MS
James Slater Sykes 15 Apr 1893 Silas AL  Clarke MS
Lloyd Clayton Sykes 20 Mar 1895 Silas AL Clarke MS
Allen Sikes 30 Apr 1900   Copiah MS
Estus Sykes 16 Jun 1897 he&dad b.Crystal Springs MS   Copiah MS
Jack Sykes 02 Jun 1882 Crystal Springs MS Copiah MS
Max Sykes 08 Oct 1898 works in Pascagoula MS Copiah MS
Phil Sykes 15 Jan 1877   Copiah MS
Pink S. Sykes 07 Feb 1887 near Hopewell MS Copiah MS
John Sykes 16 Nov 1891 Hopewell MS Copiah MS
Milton Eugene Sykes 23 Jun 1897 Winchester MS (dad b. Choctaw AL) Hancock MS
Thomas McQuiston Sykes 06 Nov 1884   Harrison MS
Glenn Charles Sykes 19 Jul 1885 
Hinds MS
David N. Sykes 02 May 1873   Jackson Co. MS
James William Sykes 05 Sep 1898
Jefferson Davis MS
William Earl Sikes 20 Sep 1898 relat. lives RFD Ethelville AL Jones MS
William Burl Sykes 12 Feb 1979   Jones MS
Albert Dewitt Sikes 08 Nov 1888 Bradley MS Lauderdale MS
Clyde Bennett Sikes 12 Aug 1893 Ackerman MS Lauderdale  MS
Hunter Boyd Sikes 25 Oct 1896 Fentress MS Lauderdale MS
James Richard Sikes 05 Sep 1883   Lauderdale MS
William H. Sikes 13 Jul 1886 Maddens MS Lauderdale MS
John Sykes 29 Oct 1896 MS Lincoln MS
Robert B. Sykes 26 Mar 1891 Brookhaven MS Lincoln MS
Benjamin Franklin Sykes 22 Mar 1900   Marion MS
James Thomas Sykes 04 Feb 1892 Shivers MS Marion MS
Oscar Sikes 18 Dec 1883 lives RFD Star MS Simpson MS
James Burvon Sykes 09 Jun 1900   Simpson MS
Johnnie Amos Sykes 13 Sep 1872   Sunflower MS
Neal Sikes 27 Apr 1881 wife lives Mellwood AR Washington MS
Marion Neal Sikes 27 Apr 1881 [card filed in Sy section] Washington MS
John Monroe Sikes 25 Jun 1876   Wayne MS
Stephen Dolphus Sikes 03 Jul 1886 Baytown AL Wayne MS
Thomas Madison Sikes 08 Oct 1878   Wayne MS
John Franklin Sykes 30 Nov 1874   Arthur NE
Frank Sykes 15 Aug 1881 naturalized citizen Cameron PA
Hairy Sykes 19 Mar 1897 Lock Haven PA Cameron PA
James Elmer Sykes 12 Mar 1885 lives in Conifer NY Cameron PA
Philip L. Sykes 30 Nov 1888 Charleston SC Cameron PA
Walter Clyde Sikes 16 Oct 1888 Graford TX Hansford TX
George William Allen Sikes 25 Apr 1881   Howard TX
Elmer Lee Sikes 26 Sep 1897   Lynn TX
James Roy Sikes 3 May 1899 
Lynn TX
John Alfred Sykes 29 May 1874   Sutton TX




World War II -- in Europe
Cpl. Robert Sykes, brother to Norman S. Sykes (my father and a pianist), was a bugler in the Sherwood Foresters.  He was killed in France in 1916.  His name is on the War Memorial in Spondon Derby, and on the Menin Gate. He was due to become a student at a Theological College in Rawdon Yorks, but as recorded never returned from the front, and the College is now but a few stones on a wood. 
submitted by nephew,  George Sykes




  Frank Sykes,
of Yorkshire, served in the second world war. Posted in India, 1939-1942.   After 1945, Frank Sykes was posted to Fujiyama, Japan, as part of a piece keeping troup with the British army.  He was a   military police sergent.  He was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK and lived there after returning from Japan. His wife/my mother is alive and well, is called Freda  /ne; Roberts.   They had 4 children, me, Cordelia, Christina and Carole.
submitted by son,  Nicholas Sykes

World War II

   Ross Sumner Sykes, Jr.  (26 May 1923 - 01 May 1944) was killed in action over France.  He was a pilot of the P-51 Fighter Plane, 363rd Fighter Group, 382nd Fighter Squadron, 9th Air Force.  He was awarded, posthumously, the Presidential Citation, the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster.  He was buried in the Oswego, Kansas cemetery four years after his death.   A newspaper clipping reported, "Men of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post named for him stood with the flag outstretched over him, fired the salute and played taps.  The Kansas sky arched blue over him, the new grass swayed in the south wind and flowers were around him.  His father and mother stood beside the place prepared for his body,  his sisters and brothers with them.  Neighbors and friends were near.  The Rev. Emery Dains read from the Scriptures, spoke of freedom and the battle that had to be.  People recalled Ross's vividness, his joy and courage.  'He rode a tractor down the road, his eyes shining,  his face flushed, the wind blowing his dark curly hair.  And so he rode in the sky above Europe,' as Mr. Dains said, 'for Liberty.'"   Click here for a complete obituary.  Also serving in this conflict were two of Ross's brothers, Frank Robert. Sykes and  Dan K. Sykes

submitted by niece and member, Patricia Amos


World War II

    Walter J. "Walt" Sykes (1921, Vancouver, WA - 12 Aug 1945) was the oldest of the 4 sons of Walter George and Justina VERHEYEN SYKES and grandson of  George Watson and Genevieve BISHOP SYKES. (George Watson Sykes was born 1865 in West Springfield, MA  married in 1892 in Tomahawk, WI , and died in1934 in Vancouver, WA.)
    Walter J. was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps.  The Sykes men were all tall, at least 6 feet or more in height.  Some of the cockpits of the early fighter aircraft were too small for Walt, the P - 38 fighter plane was larger and this became Walt's plane.  He graduated and received his silver wings from the Army Advanced Flying School on 15 Apr 1944 at Williams Field in Chandler, Arizona.
    In June of 1944, The men were instructed to write a letter which would only be given to their families in the case of their untimely death.  This is what Walt wrote to his mother which told of his love of flying.  "...Every flyer, before he takes his last ride, knows his number is up.  Mom, my number is up - when it'll happen I don't know but I wouldn't want to go any other way except in my plane.  My only prayer is that it will happen overseas, after I've done some good and not here in my final phases of training.  I love flying and even if I knew that tomorrow was my day, I'd still go..."
     Walt was shipped out to serve in the South Pacific.  Shortly before he left, he was married to Helen SANDERSON. During his last visit, before shipping out to overseas, his Aunt Betty SYKES expressed her concern for Walt and asked him, "Why fighters Walt?"  She felt that they were especially dangerous.  Walt informed her, "Aunt Betty, if I don't come back, I would have done what I always wanted to do."  Walt Sykes's life ended in the final days of World War II.  He was killed on 12 Aug 1945.  The account of his last mission,  participating in a skip-bombing attack against the Kurume railway bridge in Kyusha, Japan that day, is as follows:
     "After completing his bombing run in the face of intense antiaircraft fire, Lt. Sykes joined his element in attacking gun emplacements to draw enemy fire so that the remaining pilots might drop their bombs without opposition, but return fire damaged his left engine and forced him to retire, flying on one engine.  Although rescue planes were at hand, he elected to attempt the 400 mile homeward flight and save his aircraft, but shortly before he reached base, after he had been flying over water on a single engine for over two and a half hours, the remaining engine failed and he crashed into the sea." For his service and sacrifice of his life, First Lieutenant Walter J. Sykes, was awarded the Purple Heart on 27 Feb 1946.
     Two months after his death, Walt and Helen's son was born.  He was also named Walt.  When Helen remarried in 1949, his step-father adopted and changed Walt's surname to his own.

Ed Sykes (brother of Walter J. Sykes) served in the Army in the Medical Corps and later retired as a Major.

Joe Sykes (brother of Walter J. Sykes)  was in the Marines.

Charles Sykes (brother of Walter J. Sykes) was a soldier in the Army.

The above information was submitted by Laraine Clark, tclark2@spiritone.com  2nd cousin once removed to Walt and his brothers.

Robert E. Sherman (May 28, 1921- September 27, 2008)  was the older of two sons of John E. Sherman and Lillian H. Furler and the great-great grandson of Marietta SIKES and Stephen Sherman.  He was in the National Guard Unit at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa prior to his graduation in 1939. He was inducted into the United States Army with the rank of Corporal on February 10, 1941.  He served in the 168th Infantry Band Unit and was stationed in Ireland and Scotland for a short time.  He was then sent to North Africa where the band members, along with hundreds of others, were captured on February 17, 1943.  About 3,000 soldiers were killed, captured or missing in action, and Robert was held in a German prisoner of war camp for 26 months.  He was released on April 22, 1943 after the Russians took over part of Germany, although Robert and many other prisoners stayed until V-E Day on May 8, 1943. Following his release, he came back to America after staying in France for about 3 weeks.  He left for America on May 31 and arrived on June 12 in New York.  He was later sent to San Antonio, Texas, where he was  dicharged on September 23, 1945.
Submitted by Sue Mize, niece, bnjoeyes48@yahoo.com

Walter E. Sherman (Dec 15, 1924-Present)  was the younger of two sons of John Edward Sherman and Lillian H. Furler and the great-great grandson of Marietta SIKES and Stephen Sherman.
At the age of 15 years old, he was briefly in the National Guard Unit of Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
He was inducted into the United States Army at Fort Crook in Omaha, Nebraska on May 18, 1943.  During the war, he was stationed in Hawaii and the Phillipines.  He served as a radio operator and a machine gunner on the ring mount, and was also in the band unit, CRTC Band, for awhile but was primarily assigned to the 13th Tank Destroyer Group, Mechanized Calvary and Tank Destroyer Group Headquarters.  He held the rank of Tech 5.
Following the end of the war, he was transferred to the 96th Infantry Division Signal Company and was discharged from the 13th Tank Destroyer Group in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in February 1946.
Submitted by Sue Mize, niece, bnjoeyes48@yahoo.com

Leroy Hamilton Sikes II (  - 1994) served in the U.S. Navy from Suffield, CT


Korean War

See also the Korean War Memorial web page.

Daniel K. Sikes, b 1930, killed in action 22 Sep 1950.   From Evans Co., GA  23 Inf Rgt  2 Inf Div   Army  Pvt E2

Jackie Page Sikes,  b 20 Nov 1930, killed in action 28 Nov 1950.  From High Point, NC   E Co 2 Bn 7 Mar Rgt 1 Mar Div   Marines  PFC E2

Olen J. Sikes,  b 1924, killed in action 11 Aug 1950.  From Garvn Co., OK  34 Inf Rgt  24 Inf Div   Army  CPL E4

Forest Dene Sykes, b 18 Nov 1931, killed in action 19 Jun 1951.  From Praise, KY.    I Co 3 Bn 7 Mar Rgt 1 Mar Div    Marines  PFC E2

William U. Sykes, b 1924,  killed in action 02 Jun 1951.  From Clearfield Co., PA.   27 Inf Rgt  25 Inf Div    Army  1LT O2

Clyde James Sikes,  b 18 Apr 1931, OK.  Enlisted U.S.Army 7-12-1951  with the following service:   Training Camps:  Fort Sill, Ok. (07-12-51 to 07-26-51 ) 6 division 63 Inf. ; Fort Ord, Ca. (08-01-51 to 11-07-51) Combat truck driving school ; Fort Ord, Ca. (11-14-51 to 01-17-52) Language School ; Precido, Ca.  (01-18-52 to 08-14-52) Drove commander staff cars; New Jersey   (09-01-52 to 09-08-52) ; On Ship (09-08-52 to 10-03052) to Neflin then to Breminghaven ; Breminghaven (10-03-52 to 10-20-52) ; Berlin Germany (10-20-52 to 1954) truck driver.
Data submitted by Patricia  Davis, proud daughter of Clyde James Sikes.   We share her appreciation for her father's service and her contribution to this web page.

James William Sykes,
July 14, 1927 - May 8, 2013, served in the United States Army from 1948-1953 including serving during the Korean conflict. After his honorable discharge he went to work for the Texas Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator and retired after 34 years of service.

Lawrence J. O'Brien of Woodbridge, VA wrote:  "I served with Navy pilot Lt. Ralph E. Sykes during the Korean war, at Miramar Naval Air Station and aboard the USS Kearsarge, CV-33. He was from Alabama, as I remember.  

I’m interested in his status today and would be very grateful for any information you might provide."

 



Vietnam War

The following data was submitted by James Marlin "Jim" Sikes of Durham, NC.  We appreciate his service and sharing of his information on these web pages.  james.sikes@triangledayschool.org

     James Marlin Sikes retired as a Colonel from the Military Reserves in 1996 after nearly 30 years.  He served in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot, Rank of chief Warrant Officer, from November 1968 - June 1970.


The following data was submitted by John Westley Sikes of Monroe, LA.  We are grateful for both his service and his contribution to this web page. jsikes48@mail.lig.bellsouth.net

John Westley Sikes:  US Army -- 01 Jun 1970 - 03 Apr 1973;  Completed Basic and A.I.T. at Ft. Polk, LA; Served in Vietnam 04 Oct 1970 - 19 Sep 1971; Delta Co., 1st 502nd, 101st Airborne Division, Machine Gunner, Infantry; Division Headquarters - Phu Bai and Hue; was on the D.M.Z.-Ashau Valley, several firebases, T.D.Y. in Danang.  Awards were N.D.S.M. - V.S.M. - V.C.M. - C.I.B. - ARCOM.


We extend our appreciation to Wayne Sykes    WSekys9487@aol.com   for both his service to our country and for sharing his information below.

Wayne Sykes, born Abdington, VA in 1949,  served with the 4th Infantry Division  July 1968 - July 1969 and then in the 2nd Infantry Division in the DMZ of S. Korea from 1970 - 1971.   Sgt. Sykes received his discharge in May, 1972.



The following data was submitted by Patricia (Holt) Juon of Stanhope, IA.  We appreciate Pat sharing this with us and are pleased to include the information in our Memorial to our Military family.
Air Force Capt. Marshall M. Holt, Jr. 32, of Des Moines, Iowa  -- Obituary    (Click on image for a larger view.)
Capt. Holt was killed in an air crash in South Viet Nam, about six weeks after he was sent to the war area.  He was attached to the Army's 1st Air Cavalry Division.  He is survived by his wife, Janet and son, Ty, who live in Independence, Mo.  Mrs. Holt is expecting a second child.  His parents live in Des Moines.
 
Marshall Myron Holt, Jr. was born 28 May 1933 to Marshall Myron Holt, Sr. and Alice Tam Holt.  He died on Mar. 2, 1966 in Binh Dinh, South Viet Nam.  Survivors included his wife, Janet, and son, Ty, his parents and brother, Stephen.  His daughter, Blair was born after her father's death.   Marshall was the grandson of George B. Holt and Pearl I. Sikes, grandson of Ida Iona Sikes and great-grandson of William and Almedia Kellogg Sikes.

Frederick George Sykes, Jr., who goes by the nickname "Rick", of Evans, GA, submitted some of his military information.  His service and his participation on this web page are both appreciated.

I served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Navy Reserves for a total of 36 years, retiring in 1999 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. My Navy service included 15 years of active duty and 21 years in the Naval Reserves. During my service, I served on four ships: USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CLG-5), USS WORDEN (DLG-18), USS DEWEY (DLG-14) and USS SARATOGA (CVA-60). While aboard the OKLAHOMA CITY in 1968/69, we were the flagship for Commander, Seventh Fleet (all the Navy ships in the Western Pacific during Viet Nam) and we were homeport in Yokosuka, Japan. As part of our missions, we spent considerable time providing gunfire support for land forces in Viet Nam.


William Theodore Sykes was a US Army, Vietnam Veteran enrolled in the Airborne Division where he received the Purple Heart Medal for his service.  See his obituary here.

   The following was submitted by Bonnie Holland.

Emment Spessard Sykes served in Vietnam in 1966-1967 in the Air Force.  His father was Charlie David Sykes.  Charlie was married to Eloise Kent. They were from Hosford, Liberty County, FL.  Emmett has two brothers; one served in the Navy for three years. The other one served in the Air Force and retired after 20 years.  He has three sisters: Sadie, Betty and Frances. The family moved to Gretna, FL. Around 1948 or 1949.


   Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Bobbie Earl Sikes, 
Extension, LA, 29 May 1947 - 19 Feb 1968, Army, Sgt E5 is honored on panel 40E, row 031.
Thomas Gary Sikes, Jacksonville, FL, 02 Jan 1945 - 20 Dec 1968, Army, 1st Lt is honored on panel 36W, row 053
Charles Michael Sikes, Kissimmee, FL, 29 Aug 1947 - 28 Jul 1959, Army, SP5 - E5 is honored  on panel 20W, row 067.
Dana Michael Sykes, Winston-Salem, NC, 03 Jun 1946 - 18 May 1969, Army Sgt. is honored on panel 24W, row 050.
Derri Sykes,
Chicago, Cook, IL, 04 Jul 1947 - 09 Jan 1968, Army SSgt is honored on panel 34E, row 011.
Kenneth Bernard Sykes
, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 15 May 1947 - 01 Jun 1966, Army PFC is honored on panel 7E, row 132.
Hamp Jurome Sykes Jr.
, Chicago, Cook, IL, 06 Sep 1946 - 03 April 1966, Army PFC is honored on panel 6E, row 082 .
Don Carlos Sykes,
Savannah, Chatham, GA, 09 Aug 1946 - 03 April 1968, Army SP4 is honored on panel 47E, row 55.
Jonathan Edward Sykes, Trenton, Mercer, NJ, 11 Jan 1947 - 06 Feb 1968, Marine Corps CPL is honored on panel 37E, row 071.



Richard Eugene Sykes (1946-) US Army 9 Sep 1965-8 Sep 1967
Trained at Fort Know, Ky until Nov 1965
Trained as Military policeman, Ft. Gordon, Ga until Jan 1966
Served in 504th MP Battalion "Dragon Fighters," Co.C, out of Qui Nhon, Republic of Vietnam, area security
Road security, POW processing, helicopter gun crew after assignment to Detachment E of Company C in An Khe, R of V, First Air Cavalry; Operation Thayer I, Operation irving, Operation Thayer II



Desert Storm
The following was submitted by Dawn Von Vick Holt in honor of her husband.  We are pleased to share her pride and appreciation in this man's military service.

Ty Dickenson Holt, Son of Marshall M. Holt (Vietnam) is a Major in the USAF. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1985.  He served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Ty is currently involved in Iraqi Freedom / Homeland defense. Ty is a KC -135 Instructor Pilot at Altus AFB in OK. At present, he trains the pilots who go to Iraqi while working missions here in the states for Homeland Defense. Ty is married and has 2 children, Tyler and Tristin.

IRAQ   

Association life member Russell McCullum (son of Laura Sikes McCullum and wife of Catherine) has completed his deployment to Iraq and is now contuning his service back in the states with a recent promotion to Lt. Coloniel.   We are very appreciative of Russ and his military service. 


If you know of other men and women, with a connection to any Sikes or Sykes family, who are serving in this conflict and would like to recognize them here, please send the information to me.  Diane

THE SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY

My name is Edward William Sykes, PMD, PMM,  a retired soldier of the South African Army.
I have 4 children of whom 3 are serving members of the SA Army and 1 an ex soldier.

My particulars are :
Date of birth 21 nov 1945
Force no  05539127 PE... Rank:  Senior Chief  Warrant Officer,  Sergeant Major of the SA Army  (ret)
Medals awarded to me:
Pro Merito Decoration (PMD)
Pro Merito Medal (PMM)
Pro Patria Medal
Southern African Medal
Unitas Medal
General Service Medal
Distinguish Service Medal Gold
Distinguish Service Medal Silver
Distinguish Service Medal Bronze
Distinguish Service Medal  40 years

I joined the SA Army on 26 August 1963 and retired on the 30 Nnovember 2005

My children :

Lt. Col.  Edward Marius Sykes
Capt. Anthony Marc Sykes
SSgt.  Desire Maureen van den Heever (nee Sykes )
(Ex) Cpl. Ashley William Ronald Sykes


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Index to: "Record of Service of Connecticut Men In the Army, Navy & Marine Corps of the United States in the Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition from April 21, 1898 to July 4, 1904". Compiled by Authority of General Assembly under direction of Adjutant General. HARTFORD

Sykes, Walter H., Jr., page 165

Sykes, Wilbur H., page 158


Reno County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll

Cert#: 114,734; Name: Sikes, David; P.O. Address: Mount Liberty; Cause: Rheumatism; Monthly Rate: $ 8.00


Linn County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll

Cert#: 32,430; Name: Sykes, Irris E.; P.O. Address: Goodrich; Cause: dis. lungs; Monthly Rate: $4.00; Date: Aug, 1881



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