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          e-15 Dec 2002

I am seeking information on an Albert SIKES.  I first find him in the 1910 Lewis Co., WA census married to Emma (HARRIS) BLANKINSHIP SOMERVILLE. They were living with Emma's son, Frank Blankinship in Napavine, Lewis Co., WA.  Albert  was 47, born in Germany, immigrated in 1891/92.  He was naturalized and working as a laborer in a sawmill.  The census states this was his 2nd marriage.  I have no information on another marriage.  In 1920 Albert & Emma were separated or divorced, living in different precincts in Lewis county.  Albert died in January 1929, & was buried 29 January 1929 in Mt. View Cemetery, Centralia, LewisCo., WA.  If anyone has any information on Albert, especially before 1910, I'd appreciate hearing from you.  Thank you.

Jenna Cain, 235 Dluhosh Rd., Onalaska, WA   98570-9657                          

 e-09 Dec 2002

Searching for info on Afleta "Fletia" SIKES who married Daniel Boone DONOHO (1875-1964) in March of 1898, probably in Tennessee. Daniel Boone Donoho is the son of  Ridley Martin Donoho (1848-1936).  Thanks,

Doug Fricke, 1410 Hancel Parkway, Mooresville, IN 46158    

e-29 Oct 2002

We are looking for information on the ancestry of a James Henry SIKES/SYKES (born 3/24/1848) in Florida and his brother Napoleon Bonaparte SIKES/SYKES

(born 9/7/1846) in Florida.  We know from the 1880 census that their father was born in NC and their mother was born in Florida.  We also know that both Sykes brothers married PLUMMER sisters.   We know that N.B. SIKES was a Church of Christ preacher for 33 years and that in a book about his life it mentions that he migrated at age 4 (1850) to Texas from Florida. That family that is in Texas is my husband's lineage.  Mike is a great-grandson of James Henry Sikes.  The family has spelled the name both ways.  On James Henry Sikes' daughter Eureka's marriage certificate she spelled it both ways!

We wonder if these men were descendants of the John Sikes that came in to Norfolk, VA about 1637.  We hear he had a large family that spread to North Carolina.  If you can help us please contact us.

Mike and Jessie Cheek, 6652 Kingman Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32309    

e- 26 Oct 2002

I am searching for any information on Beatty(Beattie) SIKES who may be the father of my relative, John SIKES married to Millie Ann DEATON in Montgomery County, NC in 1858. The earliest record that I've found for Beatty is in the 1820 census for Bladen County, NC and he is listed in a regiment from Bladen County fighting in the War of 1812. Any information would be appreciated.

Karla RODGERS -   4727 Bowman Avenue, Greensboro, NC  27407

e-26 Sep 2002

I am looking for information on John SYKES / SIKES. He married a Nancy REYNOLDS. They lived close tothe  KY- TN border.  They had children named: George, Jesse, Charles, and I believe that there were more. George was born somewhere around 1889.  He died in Muhlenberg Co., KY.

Cherish M. SIKES, 2610 E. 10th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

e-17 Sep 2002

I am looking for the name and any other information on the father of John SIKES, Sr. of Edgecombe Co., NC, born ca. 1750 and married to Sarah WHITFIELD with two sons, John Jr. and Jacob.  Is this John SIKES the son of Joshua SIKES b. 1719 in Isle of Wight Co., VA who died in Sampson Co., NC?

John SYKES, Box 3080 Wingate University, Wingate, NC  28174   

e-21 Jul 2002

I own a hand-written letter dated February 10th 1845 from Ebenezer SOOY and addressed to the Honorable George SYKES in Washington DC.  The letter concerns Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  Can anyone shed light on this?

Bruce CLARK, PO Box 1545, North Wales, PA  19454-0545,        

e-17 Jul 2002

I am looking for any information on Ernest V. SIKES and his wife Sophionia SHORTS.  They lived in Bradford, McKean County, PA when their son Ernest L. was born May 23, 1886.  Ernest worked in businesses related to the oil industry, moved to Texas and then to California where I think he died.  Any information will be apppreciated.  Thanks in advance.

Frances E. HANSON,  4340 Hideaway Lane, Casper, Wyoming 82604,          

 e-26 Jun 2002

Is there ANYONE with information on the Sikes Family line that has any knowledge regarding the death of Stephen SHERMAN, husband of Marietta SIKES, who was the daughter of

Gideon SIKES (1743-1856 Suffield, CT)?   Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sue MIZE, 1706 5th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA  51501,                            

e-18 May 2002

I am interested in a Joseph SYKES who was born about 1722.  He married Millison HOUGH of Abbington Parish, Gloucester, Virginia about 1750.  The one child I know of is Martha SYKES who married Samuel EDWARDS of NorthamptonCounty, North Carolina.

P. H. EDWARDS, 4315 Van Buren Street, University Park, MD  20782-1190              

e-05 May 2002

I have a Sophronia SIKES married to Thomas Warren SHOWS, former Mayor of Luverne, AL, 1900.  Any connection?  Thank you in advance for your time.

Patricia Barbara SHOWS, 112 Ambassador Avenue, Romeoville, IL  60446               

 e-17 Apr 2002

My gg grandmother was Rhoda Permelia SIKES born Sept 11, 1839 in Anson Co., NC, died April 24, 1911 in Murillo Co., Arkansas.   She married Dillon CASSELL and after he died she married William Alexander BEVERAGE.   Rhoda's father was William Arthur SIKES born 1794 in Andson Co, North Carolina,  died aft. 1870 in Arkansas and her mother was Rhoda ROGERS.  They married  in 1818 in Searcy Co., Anson, Arkansas.  Their other children were: Edan SIKES who married Andrew CASSELL, Amanda J. SIKES, Sarah Sophia SIKES,  Mary Ann SIKES, Russell J. SIKES and Stacy Mabel SIKES.

William Arthur SIKES' parents were Cornelius Bunyan SIKES born abt. 1738 in New Hanover Co., North Carolina, died January 28, 1804 in Anson, Sampson Co., NC.  and his wife, Susannah BROWN.

Cornelius Bunyan SIKES' parents were Joshua SIKES, Jr. born abt. 1720 in Virginia an died December 30, 1803 in Sampson Co., NC and his wife, Emeline "Emery" BAKER.   Are these people any part of your Sikes/Sykes family?

Shirley (Cassell) RODEMAKER, 3225 Lyle Ct., Yuba City, CA 95993              

e-25 Mar 2002

Searching for information on:  Nathaniel SYKES; DOB:  ca 1793-96; POB:  VT or NY; Wife:  Elizabeth; POB:   NY?  

1850 Nathaniel and Elizabeth in Fed. Census in Washington Township, VanWert Co., Ohio

1870 Nathaniel living with Francis Marion SYKES in Fed. Census in Knox Township, Knox Co., Knoxville, IL

Nathaniel may be father of: Francis Marion SYKES, DOB:  Feb. 23, 1824; POB:  Otsego Co., NY  and George SYKES, DOB:  1826; POB:   NY

Roberta L. DeVOSS, 2027 Edgewood Street, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI  49546-5717       

e-25 Mar 2002

Oxford Ancestors has informed me that my Y-chromosome DNA does not match the majority of those with the SYKES surname.  They have also informed me that I'm very likely descended from a Viking!

My branch of the "SYKES" family lived at Honley Wood Bottom, West Yorkshire. A review of the Almondbury Parish records finds that George, son of Mary Sykes of Honley Wood Bottom - with no father listed, was baptized on 17 November 1744.  My branch of the family frequently named the oldest son George.

To prove this lineage, an attempt is being made to locate male-line descendants of Mary's male-line ancestors, and to compare their DNA with the male-line descendants of "George the First".  I am the only known male-line descendant of my great grandfather John Sykes.  However he had a brother named Joseph.  In 1885, at the time of Joseph's death, sons Benjamin Lindley lived in Oakdale MA, John Charles lived in Millville MA, Edmund T lived in Minneapolis MN, Luther F lived in South Framingham MA, Alvin N lived in Millville MA and William W lived in Minneapolis MN.  Two other sons, Friend and

Welcome, died young.  The one daughter, Marietta, also lived in Minneapolis.  Eight sons and one daughter -- poor mother!

Any information concerning any of these men would be greatly appreciated.

Incidentally, Dr. SYKES was a physician who lived in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  His collection of more than one hundred volumes of Sykes family records is housed in the Doncaster Library.  More information on this collection will be available after a visit in May.

Dave SYKES          (postal address withheld)                                           

e-01 Jan 2002

I would like information on William SYKES b. abt 1762 of Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England.  He had a daughter Mary Sykes b. abt 1768. Mary married John SWANN b. abt 1766.  Their daughter Mary Swann b. abt 1786 Marsden, England married Samuel WOOD b. 18 Feb 1784 at Marsden, England.  Samuel is my 3rd great grandfather.  Thank you,

Dean E. WILSON, 3303 S.E. 66th Ave., Portland, Or 97206-2601                       

e-10 Mar 2002

I am trying to find the marriage and/or the death of my Aunt Jewel DeHART who was born 1909-10 in Scott Co AR and married abt. 1915-16 to Russell Andrew or Andrew Russell SYKES,  his dob 11 Mar 1906 AR and died abt 1985.  His parents were James Levander SYKES 1854 Smith Co, TN and Barbara Canada LIPES.  Jewel's parents were Charles DeHART born 14 Oct 1887 Indian Territory (OK), and Fannie SLANKARD born 1895 Scott Co, AR.

Jewel DeHART-SYKES is buried in a grave marked only with a rock in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boothe, Logan, AR.   Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks

Sandra S. DeHART, 806-1/2 S. Pottenger, Shawnee, OK  74801                      

e-07 Mar 2002

I am seeking anyone that can link to Willis A. (prob. Andrew) SYKES (Sikes in 1850 census) b. ca 1805 m. Frances (Frankey) WALLACE. Son James L (J) m. Elizabeth HALL and secondly Anne ETHERIDGE, children Geo. Washington, Steven Henry, John W, and Walter, Lucy & Willie (by Anne).  The John W. & wife Lennie BRICKHOUSE (Tyrrell Cty, NC) and Walter migrated to Kalispell

MT ca. 1905-10.These Sykes/Sikes' all lived in Norfolk County, Va with most placed in Pleasant Grove District (Cornland, Wallaceton (sometimes Walliston), Portlock and Berkley).  Anyone with a possible link please contact me.

Butch CORCORAN, 128 Country Club Blvd., Chesapeake, Va 23322 757-548-2979           

e-18 Feb 2002

William H. SYKES, b. 1818, was in Camden Co., GA in 1830 and 1840 according to US census.  He left about 1844 to Richmond Co., GA. He married Elizabeth May in 1844.  I am looking for anything on him before 1844, and his ancestors.  Children were William Arthur, Elizabeth, Robert Henry, and Ionis.  He changed spelling to SIKES.

Jimmy SIKES, 117 Cambridge Drive N,  Milledgeville, GA 31061              

 e-14 Feb 2002

I'm trying to find information on the family of Maude SIKES.  All I have is from her brother's obituary which says she married Brutus Banning ALFORD of Thomaston, GA before 1915.  She was b. 17 March abt 1875 to Wiley J. SIKES and Lucy WELCH SIKES, native Georgians, and she d. 31 May  1968.

Maude's brothers were W. J. SIKES of Ty Ty (no additional information) and William F. SIKES, age 74, of Ty Ty, Tift County, GA; who died on 19th of ? month maye around 1951.  He was a Mason and member of Woodmen of the World; a member of Ty Ty Baptist Church; resident of Tift County for 47 years and a mail carrier for 42 years.  Henderson Funeral Home of Moultrie, GA made funeral arrangements.  William's wife was  Inez COLLIER and daughters were  Mrs. Lucy GIBBYS of Ty Ty; Mrs. W. D. WELLS and Mrs. Lonnie E. BRIDGES of Tifton; and Mrs. Neal CONNOR of Moultrie. 

Four grandchildren:  Rev. John GIBBS, Billy and Brenda WELLS, and Neal CONNER, Jr.  Maude's sister was Mrs. L. S. ALDRICH (her name probably was Sofronia) of Keego Harbor, Michigan.

Any help or direction you can give me will be appreciated.  Thank you,

Suzy Alford DAVIS, 56 Briar Patch Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533               

e-12 Feb 2002

My husband's gg grandfather was Millard F. SYKES (aka: F.M. SYKES) b. 23 May, 1827, Philadelphia, PA.  He married 4 Mar, 1863, in Umpqua Co., OR. to Almira WALKER b.1833 Erie Co., PA.  They supposedly came to OR ca.1850+ with some family.  They had 5 boys (1st 3 b. in Oakland OR) and g grandfather was 3rd born and named John Samuel SYKES, Oakland, Umpqua Co., OR   I find the family later in Cottage Grove, Lane Co, OR in 1880 Census.  I have not found them anywhere else in OR yet however.... still searching.

Happy Trails, Joan in MT     (Postal Address Withheld)      

e-23 Dec 2001

Looking for information on Floyd Chalmars SYKES from Ohio, I believe. His mothers maiden name is Callie PAYNE or PAINE. Floyd was probably born in the 1880s and served during WWI.  Thank you.

Karen BATTAGLIA, 1073 Alton Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33952       

e-15 Oct 2001

I am looking for any information concerning my great grandfather, William Graham SYKES. He died in October 1926 and is buried in Hardeman County, TN. He married Mary STRICKLIN who died in May 1914 and is also buried in Hardeman County, TN. They had one son, John Thomas SYKES born 27 Oct 1882 in Benton Co., MS, died 10 Apr 1962 and buried in Hardeman Co., TN. Any connections or leads would be appreciated.

Rae WOLFENDEN, 139 County Road 149, Riceville, TN 37370

e-15 Oct 2001

I have a Charley Edwin SHAFER, son of John and Susan Eliza (STEARS) SHAFER, who married a Mabel Edna SYKES born 17/5/1882 in Carroll  Co., Missouri, daughter of Joseph? SYKES & Elsa unknown.

Their first male child (my grandfather) was named Alvah born 14/2/1992 in Johnson Co., Missouri..  I believe Charlie Edward born in Johnson Co, Missouri in 4/7/1874 -  son of Charlie Edwin (started out in Pennsylvania [I think] but moved to Johnson County) - then spent a number of years with relatives (Sykes in Nebraska?) 1903-1910 before immigrating to Alberta around 1911.

Three of Charlie and Mable's children (Alfred, Margaret, & Mabel) are born in Nebraska.  All of the childrens names are Alvah Lee, (twin Affie died) Alfred, Margret Isable, Mabel Edna, Clarence, Sarah Frances, Peter Real, Beulah Victoria, and  Ivy Mable.  It seems there was little contact with relatives in the States after immigration to Canada.  Charlie changed the Shafer name from what spelling I am unsure - Shaffer, Schafer, Schaffer, Schafar?

If any of the above names rings any bells for you please contact me.

Betty-Anne JUBA, 2450 Piercy Ave., Courtenay BC Canada V9N 3G6     FAX (250) 338-4471

e-11 August 2001

Walker SYKES and Elizabeth (Bessie) LICKISS were born in England; Walker about 1800 and Bessie about 1805.  their oldest son, Thomas SYKES was born 30 Mar 1835 in Sutton Inn, Holderness, Yorkshire.  This is the only clue I have as to where they were from in England.

After they came to Canada, my grandmother, Ann Elizabeth (or Elizabeth Ann?) SYKES was born 15 Jul 1846 in Toronto, Ontario.  She married Thomas WHITFORD and had a daughter Ruth who married a VAUGHAN.  Ruth's son, William Walker VAUGHAN is my father.  If any of this sounds familiar please contact me.

Carol E. VAUGHAN,  4462 N. Manor Wood Dr., Traverse City, MI  49684

e-06 August 2001

I am seeking relatives of James Hansford SIKES, born ca 1890, and his wife Laura Annie WHITTAKER, born ca 1893-5.  I know that they lived in  Winnfield  Louisiana - Winn Parish.  One of their children was Annie Mae SIKES b. July 18,1914.  She  married Horace Blanton VOWELL b. 1911 of Winston Mississippi.
Laura  remarried after the death of James Hansford Sikes to a Mr. McCARTY.  A sister of Annie is still living, but at 80 years of age is unable to recall much about her family.  Anyone related,  please I would appreciate any information.

Robbie  LANDRY, 14925 Glenn Dr., Pride, LA 70770

 e-02 August 2001

I am looking for information on my great-grandfather and great-great grandfather.   Willis (William?) Harry Sikes born on 4/19/1870 in Crawfordsville, Indiana (or Thorton, Ind) and died on  4/5/1937 in Hines VA (Illinois). His father is  John Nicholas Sikes of South Carolina with unknown birthdate and death date.   Thanks,

Christopher SIKES, PhD, 1975 Standford Dr., Naperville, IL 60565

                        Query removed at the request of the researcher.  01 June 2005

e-27 June 2001

The father of William Lowther SYKES of Elks County, Pa, had worked as contractor for Phildadelphia and Erie Railroad.  His birthplace, birth date and death date would be much appreciated from anyone who knows.   The family lived in St Marys, PA around 1870.  An older brother to WL was Thomas, my grandfather.
Much thanks for any help you can find to give me.

Robert MILES, 1021 Dorchester St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952

e-10 June 2001

James Levander SYKES,  b. 11 Nov 1854, Smith Co., TN;  d. 1929 Logan AR;  married Adaline SWADER abt 1870 and had 2 children. Then after she died in Nov 1886, he married Barbra (CANADA) LIPES and had several children, all in AR.

Needed:  Information on wife Adaline (SWADER) SYKES,  b. abt 1850 AR, d. abt Nov 1886 AR.

This line is from Joshua SYKES  & son to Joshua Sykes Halifax Co. NC  & MORRIS, Anne  28 Jan 1892.   Son to Joshua & Anne -- Robert M. SYKES dob 5 Mar 1829 Smith Co, TN and Elizabeth GOODEN-CROOK TN.

Sandra DeHART, 806 1/2 S. Pottenger, Shawnee, Ok 74801

e- 27 May 2001

We have a female SYKES who married BILLMORE.  Lived in Western NY.  Their daughter, Esther Billmore, born ca. 1820 - 1830 in Groveland, Livingston Co., NY,  married John SAGE and they also lived in Western NY.  Esther is my gg grandmother.  This all I know about my SYKES ancestry and would like to hear from anyone with a connection or additional information.  Thank you.

Jim LEWIS, 6729 Taylorsville Road, Dayton, Ohio 45424

e-19 May 2001

Recently my sister and I visited our SIKES family graves in the Indian Creek Cemetery (Brown County, Texas).  One tombstone shows Thomas H. SIKES, Texas,
Pvt. 305 Cav., Died 9/3/1925.  No one in our family seems to know who this person is and there is no date of birth on the stone.  Does this fit into anyone's research?

Shirley GARRETT, Rt. 1 Box 175E, St. Jo, TX  76265

e-05 Mar 2001

This is an update to my query of 06 Dec 2000. I have since found out the parents of James Andrew Sikes, to be Arnold Orin (or Wesley) Sikes, 1840-1899), and  Elizabeth Ellen Cain.  I also found the parents of Arnold, to be Andrew Sikes, born New York 1816, married Martha ? born 1820 in Kentucky.

Thanks to Marilyn Cain, and Mary Achterhof, for portions of this info.

Does this connect to anyone elses line ?

Dale MORROW,  P.O.Box 603, Udall, KS  67146

  e-05 Mar 2001

My 5G Grandfather was John KENT, born 31 Oct 1749 in Suffield, CT, died 4 Jun 1849 in Dorset, VT.  Family tradition has it that his wife was named Lucy SIKES or SYKES, and that she was born abt 1750 and died 11 Feb 1813.  Do you know of a Sykes that fits the description for Lucy Sykes?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Many thanks,

Mark W. SMITH, 6608 Luckenbach Lane, Austin, TX 78729, (512) 331-5978

  e-05 Mar 2001

I would like to fill in the blanks and to go farther with my ancesters if possible. I have:
Jacob SIKES b. 1760 in Edgecombe Co, NC, d. about 1818 in Laurens Co.?, GA. He married Winnie ______.  She died after1819 in GA.  The only son I have for them is Redden SIKES, b. before 1798, Burke Co.?, GA; d. after 1835.  He married Eula Edith MOTT. The sons I have for Redden and Eula are:
(1) James Franklin SIKES, b. 2-21-1829 in AL, d.10-20-1903 in Sikes, Winn Parish, LA.
(2) Jehu Evin SIKES, b. 3-5-1836 in Clarke Co., MS, d. 5-7-1885 in Sikes, Winn Parish, LA.
(3) Joseph J. SIKES, b. about1832 in Clark Co., AL, d. after 1865.

I have extensive information on James Franklin and Jehu Evan but this is about all I have on the rest. Any help would be very
appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Lisa RAISH, 377 Burkett Flat Rd, Greenbrier, AR, 72058

  e-05 Mar 2001

I am a Sykes from Brisbane Australia.  I was wondering if  anyone has any information about Captain Albert Edward SYKES. He was the first Sykes in my family to come out to Australia.  I know that he was Harbour Master in Rockhampton, Queensland for a time.  Thanks for your help.

Wendy SYKES, Brisbane, Australia

  e-15 Jan 2001

Seeking  information on an Elizabeth SYKES in Pasquotank, NC who married a David Jackson in 1820 North
Carolina?  I need their chidren's names to either include them in my family line or exclude them.  Thank you.

Connette BLALOCK, 35218 Fir Avenue Space 201, Yucaipa, CA  92399-3085

e-01 Jan 2001

I'm trying to find out who Elison A. SIKES and Jason SIKES mother and father were. Last known place the parents lived was Wake County North Carolina.   I do not have any information on Jason SIKES.

I know Elison SIKES moved to Carroll County Georgia then to Chambers County Alabama where he married Julia Ann BLASINGAME. After the birth of their first child, Elison and Julia Ann moved to Leake County Mississppi and went on to have ten more children.   Any one with infomation, please contact me.

Jimmy SIKES, 8464 Colbert Rd., Tallahassee, Fl 32310

e- 07 Dec 2000

Am trying to locate a John SIKES who served in the army with me.  We were stationed together in Germany 1953-1954 timeframe.  Thank you in advance.

William HOUK

e- 06 Dec 2000

Seeking information on the parents of James Andrew SIKES, born November 1858, in Madison County Arkansas.  (See previous query below for additional information)  Thank you.

Dale MORROW,  P.O.Box 603, Udall, KS  67146

e- 06 Dec 2000

I am searching for any info on my ggrandparents Joseph SYKES and Mary GIBLIN SYKES.  They had at least two children, a son, Edward C SYKES who was born Jan. 6, 1920 in Staten Island, NY, and Catherine SYKES SMITH of Barnegat, NJ.

Ananda BODMAN, 83 Covington Street, Asheville NC 28806-2601

e-30 Sep 2000

Seeking info on Edward Thomas Sikes, born 1872/73 in TN and died 1941 in Bolivar, Hardeman Co., TN; buried in
Independence Cemetery, Henderson Co., TN.  Believe him to be the son of John Nicholas and Mitchell/Michelle Brown of
Marshall Co., TN.  Would appreciate any help on him and his family.

Robert SIKES,  2468 CR4301, Greenville, TX 75401-1718

   e-13 Sep 2000

I'm interested in any information about James M. SYKES or family members.  This is the information I have found about my great grandmother, Viola Belle SYKES, and great great grandfather, Thomas SYKES:

1880 Logan County Arkansas Census,  Cauthron Township, Page 123

SYKES, Thomas,         M  50       Fmr.     TN   NC   NC  (?born 1830)
               Louise N.,      F    33 W   KH      MS  NC   TN
              William,          M    25 S   Fmr.     TN   TN   TN
               Lucinda,          F    17 D               AR   TN   TN
               Bell,                F      9 D               AR   TN   MS
              Etta,                F      7 D             AR    TN   MS
              Adella,             F      5 D              AR    TN   MS
              James,             M     1 S             AR     TN   MS

Viola Belle SYKES, age 18 of Long Ridge, married Lee Alexander REED, age 19, of Booneville, on 18 Sep 1889. They were married by B. T. Crews.   Any information will be most appreciated.

Alicia PEPPERS, 2541 So. Harvard Ct., Tulsa,  OK  74114

   3-10 Sep 2000

Looking for information on Crosby SYKES  born in 1816  married a  Lucy (Suzy) __?__ .   Children that we know of are:
Caroline Sykes  b 1844  -  Harvey b 1846  and   Henry b 1849.

Harvey married Sylvia COFFMAN, settled in Oklahoma in the late 1800s and had 9 children.  I have only found information on two of them.   This is all the information that we have.  I am new at this and am looking for medical history and descendants of these people.  I have a son that has a medical problem and need to try to find where the problem started.  Doctors believe the condition is inherited and  want us to travel from Okla. to Conn. to a special nuro hospital there for testing.    Thank you for any help.

Sherri JOHNSON, 322 "I" SW, Ardmore, OK. 73401

 e-04 Sep 2000

Seeking SYKES family relatives in Tennessee.  James Thomas SYKES b. January 1861, d. January 2, 1941,  married Sallie ??.   His son, Dakota Sykes  married Thelma COOK.  These were my grandparents.  Have found several people with the Sykes name in tennessee -- some we think might have been descendents of slaves owned by our ancestors, because they had the same last name.  Any help appreciated.

James William SYKES, Jr., 122 East Due West, Madison TN 37115

 e-04 Sep 2000

Seeking SYKES family relatives in Tennessee.  James Thomas SYKES b. January 1861, d. January 2, 1941,  married Sallie ??.   His son, Dakota Sykes  married Thelma COOK.  These were my grandparents.  Have found several people with the Sykes name in tennessee -- some we think might have been descendents of slaves owned by our ancestors, because they had the same last name.  Any help appreciated.

James William SYKES, Jr., 122 East Due West, Madison TN 37115

 e-25 Aug 2000

George Benjamin SIKES b 11 May 1886 GA;  d 7 Jan 1958 FL married Georgia  Mae BLOUNT 1914 in GA.  George's father was  William T. SIKES and his mother was Mary Viola  JONES.  To date that is all I have.  Who were his brothers and sisters -- aunts and uncles?   Thank for any help you can give.   Will be happy to share descendant information when new  information is found.

Hilda S. GRAY, 834 West Royal Palm Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440

e-20 Aug 2000

My earliest SIKES is a John SIKES, b 1750, Edgecomb Co., NC.  Who was his wife?

They had sons Edward believed to be b ca 1774 in Bladen Co., NC; Jacob b 1770 (where?) and Joseph b ca 1792  (where?).  These brothers settled along Black Creek in an area that was originally Effingham Co, NC and later part of Screven and Bryan Counties.

Edward md. Catherine McGEE about 1795 in Bryan Co.  Was Catherine the dau of Shadrack McGEE?  Did she have a sister Nancy McGEE, who married John DUKES in 1797?

Edward and Catherine had a son Samuel SIKES who md first in 1834 Elizabeth SMITH b ca 18009 d ca 1847.  Samuel and elizabeth had 7 children: Marthy Ann, Samuel Isaac, Nathaniel, William A., Elizabeth, Rebecca C.,  and Sarah J.

Elizabeth (Smith) Sikes died and Samuel married a Lavania KENNEDY b 1825 and had 6 children:  Samuel E., Narcissus, John J., Eliza A., James, Isabel, and Lucy.

John J. Sikes b 1856, d 1944, married Mary Jane GUYNN and lived in Callahan, FL where they ran the Sikes Hotel.  He is buried in the Live Oak Cemetery in Callahan.  John and Mary Jane had 2 sons, Leon Otis and George Melville "Fred".  "Fred" b Feb, 1880, and his wife Sarah Adaline PRIEST are my great grandparents.

If anyone has a connection to this family and can share any additional information on any of this it would be appreciated.

Butch SIKES, 11639 Rodney Road, Lorman, MS  39096,

 e-27 June 2000

Seeking cousins and information on this family.  William (1) SYKES, b 1811 married to Francis _____.  They had four children: William (2) b 1836 (my grandfather) in Gorton, England; Jerimiah b 1831; Joseph b 1831; Ann b 1840.

William (2) married Ellen MARSH from Wirksworth, Derbyshire.  They had four children: Mary Ellen; Anne E; Sarah; and William (3).

Would be so delighted to have a connection. Thank you
 Ellen PICCOLO, 45 Aspen Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ  07920

  e-21 June 2000

My great grandmother, Eva Pearl SIKES, was born during the late 1800s. Her siblings were said to be Ruby Sikes and Claude Sikes.  The family may have resided in IA during the early 1900s. Please contact me if you have any recollection of or connection to this family.

Julie MILLER, 3486 SR 13, Jacksonville, FL  32259

  e-16 June 2000

Looking for references to my ggrandfather and ggrandmother and their children.
Any help would be appreciated, and look forward to meeting new cousins.

J.A. SIKES (No dates), bur Baxley Cem., Paris, Logan Co., AR and his wife Lucy Jane ROWTON b. 10-30-1858  d. 1-8-1916 (buried next to J.A.)
Etta Verge Sikes (my grandmother) b. 2-9-1889  d.3-6-1963 (Baxley Cem.)
Jurdy Dyer Sikes b. 1881  d. 1933 (Baxley Cem.)
Warren Sikes  (unknown)
Don Sikes (Unknown)
Katie Sikes (Raimey ?)
Loula Sikes ( Rush ?)

Dale MORROW, P.O.Box 603, Udall, KS  67146

  e-17 May 2000

Looking for any information on Levi SYKES (born about 1782) and wife, Lydia.  They lived in Genesee County NY.  They are my gggg-grandparents.  They had at least two children: Susan (married Theophilus FAIRBANKS, and moved to Fond du Lac County, WI); and Melinda, my ggg-grandmother.  Melinda (born March 17 or 20, 1800 in Genesee County NY) married in 1818 in NY to Alexander OOTHOUDT, and they moved to Wisconsin, then to Faribault County, MN for remainder of their lives.  Melinda died on November 6, 1891.   Thank you.

Margaret JENSTAD, 2821 W. 70th St., Richfield MN  55423,

  e- 24 Apr 2000

Eva Pearl SIKES (SYKES)  married James Paul WILSON and had 5 children: James Paul, Clalude Leroy, Elmer, Ruby Alice, and Alvin Earl.  During the late 1800's/early 1900's this family was in the midwest, possibly in IA, and also may have relocated to NY.   My grandfather, James, ran away from home abt. 1920 and came to Florida and never contacted his family again.  If anyone can provide any information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Julie MILLER, 3486 SR 13, Jacksonville, FL  32259

e-18 Apr 2000

Edward Rufus Sikes was born in Tattnall County Ga. August 4, 1883.  His parents were John Sikes and Luvincey or Lavincia Kennedy.  John and Luvincey probably resided in Collins or Manassas until relocating to Blackshear in 1910 and they also may have had these children: Otto, Henry, Luther, George, Frank, Robert Randolph, Ben, Alice, Jeannie, Elizabeth.  Luvincey's parents were Henry Kennedy and Polly Deloach.  Any information about these people would be appreciated.

Kari CUNNINGHAM, 418 Sunset Drive, Jacksonville, FL   32208 Gator

 e-27 Mar 2000

Seeking any information on Richard Alexander Sikes and his family.
Richard Alexander Sikes, Sex: Male, Born: 24 Dec 1828, Died: 29 Aug 1898, Buried: in Anson Co., NC, Cemetery: Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Notes:  Raymond or Richard
Married: 1849 to Annice P. Kiker, b. 13 Jul 1834, Children:
   1.Lizzie Ella "Infant" Sikes
   2.James Alexander Sikes, b. 15 Dec 1856
   3.Loucinda Elizabeth Sikes, b. 1 Jun 1859
   4.Margaret Ann Sikes, b. 1 Jan 1862
   5.Richmond Tommie Sikes, b. 19 Jul 1864
   6.Mary Sikes, b. 23 Apr 1867
   7.Cora Sikes, b. 18 May 1871
   8.Adeline Sikes, b. 5 Apr 1875
   9.William M. Sikes, b. 21 Mar 1876
Thank you,
Craig Smith, 2217 Buttercup Lane, Conway, SC 29526-3200,

 e-26 Mar 2000

I'm looking for my paternal Grandfather, his name was Clement Edward Heath Sykes an engineer who must have been in New Zealand in the 1930s as my father John Barry Sykes was born in 1936.  I don't know what his nationality was.
Rob SYKES, 33 Moana Road, Gisborne, New Zealand,

 e-26 Mar 2000

Searching for any information about  Perlina/Pauline Jane SIKES/LIKES, born about 1826 in Missouri; died 1955 possibly in Illinois.  Perlina married 31 January 1850 in Pike Co, Illinois to William Winn ELKINTON, born 14 August 1824 in Ohio; died 27 May 1880 in Miami Co, Kansas.  Perlina and William had one child: John ELKINTON, born late 1850, perhaps Calhoun Co, Illinois.  Perlina/Pauline and William were on the 1850 Calhoun Co, Illinois census with his mother and two younger brothers.

Lorene FORT,  31439 Santa Fe Road,  Paola, Kansas 66071-4818

  e-17 Mar 2000

I am searching for information on a Mr. SYKES who married Mary Ellen LANGDON, daughter of Thomas Langdon (b. Aug.7, 1805, Long Island, NY) and Susan PEARSALL. I believe that Mary Ellen and Mr. Sykes were married in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Any information would be gratefully received.  Thank you.

Elizabeth HEWITT, 1108-30 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON  M4Y1R5

e- 03 Jan 2000

I am searching for any ancestors of  Robert SYKES a preacher form Canada who married Sarah Elizabeth ECKEL, and had a son named John Herbert Sykes or "Jack" Sykes who changed his name to Brewer in deference to his step-father Frederick Reginald BREWER.  Jack is my paternal grandfather and I seem to be stuck at the intersection of his father and Sarah Eckel. Any Sykes in this line still residing in Indiana?  (I was born in South Bend, IN.)

Michael Patrick BREWER,  2717 N. Plumer Ave, Tucson, Az. 85719  1-800-234-6022

e- 29 Nov 1999

I'm looking for a connection  with Walter SYKES/SIKES, Sr., born about 1645 in Norfolk Co, VA; died in Norfolk Co, VA.
Walter's father was John Sykes born in 1615 in England and immigrated to America in 1637.  Walter Sykes, Sr. married Jane BIGGS on 4 Sep 1694 in Norfolk Co,VA.  Jane Biggs was born about 1659 in Norfolk Co,VA and died 15 Dec 1721 in Norfolk Co,VA

The had the following children, all born in VA:
John Sykes born in 1681
Thomas Sykes born in 1682
Walter Sykes Jr born in 1683
Costen Sykes born in 1685
James Sykes born in 1686
Jane Sykes born in 1688
William Sykes born in 1690
Joseph Sykes born in 1692
Elizabeth Sykes born in 1693

Robert Lee SYKES, 7455 S. Hulen St. Suite 110,  Fort Worth, Texas 76133,  FAX  817-361-9191

e- 25 Oct 1999

I would like any information on Jonas SYKES/SIKES 1758-1843. I have information that shows he was born in abt 1758 in Norfolk Co., VA; and died 11 Feb 1843 in Madison Co., TN.   I am particularly interested in his mother and father and what kind of work he performed or how he made his living. He married Dicey MOON 22 Dec 1794 In Halifax Co., VA.

I would like anyone in the line of :  Jonas Sykes, Richard Cyrus Sykes, William John Sykes, Robert Rufus Sykes, Willie T. Sykes, and/or Earl Ragsdale Sykes to reply.  Thanks so very much

Richard E. SYKES, 5308 Marsh Creek Dr., Austin, Tx 78759,


I would like additional info on Rubin SIKES born 25 May 1878 in Louisiana and died 09 Nov 1933 --  killed in an explosion in Montrose, AR.  He married Viola SOUTHERN?, born 20 Mar 1889, died 09 Oct 1977 after her marriage to a Blair.  Rubin and Viola are both buried at Dermott, AR

Lisa RAISH, 377 Burkett Flat Rd, Greenbrier, AR 72058,


Searching for the children of Polly SIKES (Mary Sikes?) And John RICHEY.  They were married on the 13th of March, 1820 by Reverend Jesse L. Hickman in Allen County, KY.

Steve RICHEY, RR 1, Box 43 K, Farmer City, IL 61842-9722,


I would be grateful for any information on Amora SYKES, born 1785 in Connecticut, married to Hannah.  They had at least one son named Sydney, born in NY.

Karla STOWE, PO Box 98,  Elk Rapids, MI 49629,


Seeking info about Luba SIKES born in Orange Co., NY in 1790.  She married Jacob SCHOONOVER, Jr., born in Orange Co., NY 09 Dec 1786.  They had one son, Cyrus S. Schoonover, b 06 Mar 1812 in Monroe Co.,  NY.  The 1810 Census shows a Noah SIKES in Leicester Twp., and Levi SIKES who lived in Riga Twp. in Genesee Co., NY.  Is there a connection?

Ferry SCHOONOVER, 11101 Red Bird Drive, Dade City, FL 33525,


Seeking parents of John J. SIKES, b 15 Mar 1851, d 19 Dec 1944.  John J’s wife was Mary J. GUYNN, b 03 Mar 1858, d 05 Jun 1926.  They had two sons, George Melville “Fred”, b 1880, d 1959, and Otis, b 16 Nov 1878, d 25 Aug 1919.  George Melville married Sarah Adaline “Addie” PRIEST and had a son Otus Cleo, b 13 Nov 1903, d 11 Sep 1980.  Otus Cleo had a son, Otis Melville, b 15 May 1923 in Callahan, FL.   John J. SIKES’ death certificate lists his parents as Samuel and Lavania KENNEDY SIKES from Eden, GA.  His obituary listed an unnamed brother living in Savannah, GA.  Any information will be appreciated.

Butch SIKES, PO Box 221,  Lorman, MS 39096 0221,

e- 12 Oct 1999

Seeking information on the parents of John SYKES born abt 1770-1780 died  December 1841  in Hampstead, Carroll County, Maryland (Administration Account was final in 1851), married to Elizabeth MARSH born abt 1780-1790, daughter of Richard MARSH and Barbary LOUDENSLAGER, of Baltimore County, Maryland.  John was a Bootmaker/Shoemaker.  John and Elizabeth had 11 children:
John Jr. married Mary WANTZ;
Sylvanus married Rchel GIST, (3rd Great Granddaughter of Christopher GIST);
David married Mary Jane FREDERICK and served in the Civil War;
Nathaniel married Catherine MILLIER;
Cecelia (or Cecilia);
Catherine married Greenbury TIPTON;
Susannah married Peter FLATTER;
Sarah married a DERR; and
Charles SYKES married Anna Catherine PLOWMAN  (Charles and Catherine being my 2nd Great Grandparents).

Of the11 children, I do not know what happen to William SYKES born abt 1812 and a Tailor; George SYKES, Cecelia (or Cecilia), and Sarah DERR   By the Census information of 1880 on Charles and Sylvanus, their parents were both born in Maryland.  Have the information on the MARSH/ LOUDENSLAGER lineage.   Happy to share information on the Marylnd SYKES's.

Susan Elizabeth SYKES Bundy,


I’m searching for the husband of Mahala SIKES who was b. 1774 in NC, widowed before the 1820 Williamsburg Co. SC census and died after 1850.   Mahala and one son, William SIKES (1798-1863) are in the 1830 Sumter Co., SC census.  She is in the 1840 Pike Co., AL census with another son, John W. SIKES  (1803 - aft 1870), and also in the 1850 Barbour Co.,
AL.  census where her age is 76.  She has a third son, Richard SIKES (1804-1872.  Any information leading to the identity of Mahala’s husband is truly appreciated.

Suzy McCOY,


 I am looking for information on Nathan SYKES, born 14 Jan 1783 in Groton, NY.  He married Joanna TANNER on 15 Mar 1804 in West Greenwich, RI.  Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Jack R. SYKES, 3924 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY  14132-9224,


I am seeking info on my g grandfather, Wiley Thomas SYKES, born in Wilmington, NC.  He married Sarah HARTMAN in Hawkins Co., TN about 1854 and later married Bitha BROWN.  They had children Charles SYKES, Thomas Tidwell SYKES and several others.  Thomas T. Sykes married Minnie Belle WHITAKER around 1896 in TN.  Nancy Whitaker SYKES(1909-1973) was their daughter who married William McKinley RAINS (1900-1986).   I would appreciate any help on this family.
David S. RAINS 4515 Appley Mead Lane, Charlotte, NC 28269


I am seeking information on Mary SIKES’s family.  She was born around 1757 and married George THRUSH 27 Jan 1778 in Pontefract, Yorkshire England.  She had five children; John, Sarah, Mary, Mancy Ann, and Nicholas.  We think they came to
Baltimore between 1790 and 1800.  They joined the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Baltimore in 1800.

Nancy Thrush HOGUE, 1101 Greenwood, Sanger, CA 93657


Seeking information on two young men, Fred and Otis SIKES, believed to have a connection to Hattie Virginia SIKES b. ca 1876 in Bibb Co., GA; d. 28 Dec 1962 in Macon, Bibb Co., GA.  Virginia was the daughter of Samuel Isaac and Augusta Virginia (BROOKS) SIKES.  Any information on Fred and Otis, who appear to be in their late teens/early 20's around 1900,  would be of great interest to me.

David Whitt DORSEY, 606 N. 8th Street, Opelika, AL 36801-4020,


Seeking info ca early 1900's on Robert Laverne SYKES, son of John SYKES, Morrison, IL.

Gerald W. SYKES, 28 Burbank Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419


Who were the parents of William Calvin SIKES born 1820 in TN? He is in the 1840 Copiah Co., MS census and the 1850 Simpson Co., MS census both with TN listed as his birthplace. He was married first to Jane Garrett and second to Lucinda Lilley.

Joyce Windham SHORTER, 7177 Martinsville Road, Wesson, MS 39191


Seeking the maiden name of Mrs. Nancy SYKES who was the wife of John SYKES ca 1789, prob. in Camden Co., NC. Two of their children were Abner and Dempsey SYKES. Also seeking the wife and children of Abner SYKES, b. ca 1790 in NC, prob. in Camden, Pasquotank or Moore County.

Phil E. MILLER, 2002 Big Bend Way, Henderson, NV 89014


Seeking par. of Martha J. SNOW who married John R. SYKES on 06 Feb 1848 in Rhea Co., TN

Phil E. MILLER, 2002 Big Bend Way, Henderson, NV 89014


Searching for anc. of John SYKES, b. Terre Haute, Vigo, IN (per son's death cert), wife Ella DICKENS Sykes, b. IN. One son Everett SYKES, b. 07 Feb 1887, Terre Haute, d. 30 Jun 1942 Chicago, IL, md. Bertha WILLER Sykes who died in 1928. Another son William SYKES d. after 1942 in Chicago, IL. Ella died in Cook Co., IL and John d. in Vermillion Co., IN or Danville, IL.

Sheryl SYKES WADE, e-mail:


My g-g-grandmother was Winnifred "Winnie" SYKES. I have discovered her father to be John SYKES b. 1784 in NC and his father was John SYKES b 1750/51 who fought in the Revolutionary War. Is there further information on this line?

Winnie married John G. BARTLEY of Grayson Co., VA in Pike Co., KY ca 1845. I need further info on his family, too. I have sketchy info suggesting his father was Isaac BARTLEY (1780) Orange co., NC and mother Tabitha ?? (1793). Can anyone confirm or refute this info?



My father is Louis W. SIKES, b 21 Jan 1923 in Denison, TX. His father was Benjamin F. SIKES, b. 1888 in either Bremond, TX or in Burke Co., GA (accounts disagree) and d. 1975 in Denison, Grayson Co., TX. I am looking for any records referring to James and Harriet M. (BELCHER) SIKES, md 01 Jun 1858 in Burke Co., GA and any of his ancestors or children. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Terry SIKES,, or


In a query in the last issue of The Tributaries I was seeking anc. of Reuben Barnett Sykes/Sikes born in either PA or NY ca 1803. I have since learned his name was actually Reuben Barnard Sykes and his parents were John Mills Sykes and Anne Barnard Sykes. He had a brother, John Malcom b. 16 Feb 1802 and a sister Emeline born 23 Aug 1805 and died unmarried in 1841. I would like to correspond with anyone who may have these people in their ancestry.

Jeanne SYKES BROADWAY, 7131 Lockwood Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33467-7818, e-mail:


Artemesia SYKES was born 10 Jul 1844 in TN. I can't find this woman on a single record before her marriage to Thomas RINEBARGER on 12 Mar 1868 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Parents names were SYKES and LITTLE. Her last name is found on documents as SYKES, SIDES, and TIDBALL. She died 27 Jul 1902 in St. Joseph, MO. Any help is appreciated.

Pat RINEBARGER, e-mail:


I am looking for the ancestors of my gg grandfather, John Floyd (or Franklin) Sikes, born June 6, 1850. He died November 5, 1922 and was married to Marry Lee (Molly) Chosewood (born Sep. 17, 1852, died Apr. 19, 1917). They had a son (my g grandfather), Hosea Preston Sikes who was born Nov. 27, 1879 in Carrollton, GA, who died Jun 14, 1962 in Falkville, AL. If anyone has any information, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Boyd SAVAGE, 2701 Park Ave. #102, Minneapolis, MN 55407, e-mail:


Looking for proof of connection between John Jones and Sarah (SOULE) SYKES and Sarah Sykes (Sikes) who married Andrew POOL on June 5, 1803. Sarah (Sikes) POOL was born 16 Mar 1788, probably in Westfield, MA. She died on 01 Mar, 1857 and is buried at Squires Cemetery, Minford, Scioto County, OH.

John Jones Sykes, a Revolutionary War soldier in MA, married Sarah Soule, a descendant of George Soule of the Mayflower, on 18 Jan 1787 at Westfield, MA.

I believe Sarah Sikes Pool was their oldest daughter and would like to correspond with anyone who can help prove that connection.

Duane L. JONES, 1530 N. Smith Circle #501, Wichita, KS 67212-5508, e-mail:


I am searching for the birth date, place, and ancestors of my gg grandfather, Reuben Barnett Sykes/Sikes, Sr., who was born in either PA or NY ca 1803. He was a prominent auctioneer who died in New Orleans, LA 04 Aug 1863. He married Marie/Maria Stephanie Cecile MORPHY (she all three given names at different times and we aren't sure of their proper order) ca 1839 and had six children: Troisville Eugene, George A, Olivia, Almira, Edward and Reuben B., Jr. If anyone is familiar with this family and can help, I would like to hear from you.

Jeanne SYKES BROADWAY, 7131 Lockwood Rd., Lake Worth, FL 33467-7818, e:mail:


My maternal Grandfather, James M. HARVEY was married to Martha J. SIKES. According to a family story, she was raised by her grandmother. Her parents died when they were being transported from Florida to Oklahoma on the infamous "Trail of Tears".

I have been able to trace my Grandfather's date and place of birth, but I can find no information on my Grandmother. She and my grandfather lived on a farm near Mineola, Texas. They had 10 children, and most of them, including my Grandfather, are buried in cemeteries in that area. I have been unable to locate my grandmother's burial place. She corresponded with my mother after my mother married and moved to Oklahoma. She signed her letters "Mattie J. Harvey".

If anyone has any information on Martha J. SIKES HARVEY, or suggestions to help me locate her burial place, please contact me.

Suzanne Ryan, 2802 Forest Lodge Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953-2642


Seeking any information on Solomon SYKES born in England, date unknown. Possibly the father of Hannah SYKES born probably about 1800, who married John CORDINGLEY in England.

Ruth C. St.GEORGE, PO Box 1, Shelburne, VT 05482


I am looking for the parents of Sarah "Sally" SIKES who was born 04 Aug 1805 in Milford, Otsego Co., NY and died 08 Jun 1866 in New Albion, NY. She married Solomon George WRIGHT 01 Jan 1828 and was the mother of eight children. If anyone should be interested in more on this particular family line, I would be happy to share what I have.

Everett WHITBECK, 2456 Bayview Heights Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402


Seeking parents, sibling, etc of Thomas Aldrich SIKES, b 1760 in VA (prob. Halifax Co.); m 1783 Sarah (Willis?) in Lunenburg Co., VA; served in Rev. War; moved to Rutherford Co., TN before 1810; d in 1835 in Rutherford Co., TN; youngest son was Robert SIKES who settled in Benton Co. AR ca 1853. Benjamin F. SIKES is a son of Robert.

Donna PRESSNALL, PO Box 188, Sperry, OK 74073-0188


Seeking parents and grandparents of George Greene SYKES (1847-1914), probably in Orange Co., NC.

Nellie P. BRAXTON, 8018 Holman Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349-9745


In search of -- parents of Sally (a.k.a. Sarah) SIKES b 04 Aug 1805 in Milford, Otsego Co., NY; m 01 Jan 1828 to Solomon George WRIGHT (b 28 Sep 1807) in Lake Pleasant, NY; d 08 Jun 1866 in New Albion, Cattaraugus Co., NY.

Everett WHITBECK, 2456 Bayview Hts. Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402-3918


Need parents, siblings, and children of Oliver H. SYKES, b 22 Jan 1826, Pawlet, VT; d 01 Aug 1901, Chicago, IL; m Jane PARKHURST (b 1827/8 in NY), in Windham, Cavendish Co., VT 07 May 1848. Any info will be appreciated.

Jack M. SYKES, 8211 Kingfisher Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92646-5534


John Henry SYKES was the second son of James Delavergne and Mahala (THOMAS) SYKES. He was born in Aug 1863 in Lake City, MN. In 1900 he was living in Bayfield, WI and worked for the State Fish Hatchery. His wife's name was Lillie _____. In 1935 he was listed as a beneficiary in his brother's (Floyd) will in Jefferson, WI. Known children were Ester b. 08 Mar 1892; Harry b. 23 Feb 1896; Lawrence b. 02 Oct 1897; Ella b. 06 May 19901; Robert b. 30 Jul 1902; and Eva, birth date unknown. John Henry was said to have "Gone to Texas". I haven't found him after 1935, but would like to correspond with anyone who has information on John Henry or any of his children and or their descendants.

Diane SCANNELL, 11317 West 1st Street N, Wichita, KS 67212-5435 e-mail:


Archie Brown SIKES was from Monroe, NC. He moved to Orangeburg Co., SC around 1890. Would like to correspond with anyone who might have information on this man who is my 2nd great grandfather.

W. J. "Bill" WESTBURY, PO Box 1102, Orangeburg, SC 29116


Looking for par of Stephen Albert SYKES, b 15 Feb 1855, (REFERENCE QUERY # 95-3). Document signed Josiah ANDERSON, Stephen SYKES and J. E. MERRIMAN, registered in St. Louis by the Recorder of Deeds reads in part... "Whereas on the 18th day of January AD 1869, Stephen Sykes and Hannah his wife (my Stephen would have only been 14 years old) did for the purpose of securing the payment of a certain note for $876 drawn by Stephen Sykes in favor of Sykes Anderson, res. of St. Louis, MO, and payable 12 months after the date above mentioned, convey to D. W. SADLER in trust the following described property to wit; an undivided one half interest in the land 135 acres... in Jefferson Co., MO..." Who is this Stephen SYKES and who is the father of my Stephen Albert?

Gladys Sykes VOLZ, 2056 Duclair Pkwy, St. Charles, MO 63303-5959

96-2 and 96-4

John BARLEY/BARLOW, b ca 1688, d Stratford, CT 1755. Will dated 01 Aug 1748 was proved 01 Sep 1755. Mar. Mary SYKES in Stratford 10 Jan 1716/17. Dau. Sarah, b 31 Mar 1723; m Thomas STRATTON, Jr 06 May 1746; d 1770. Seek any info on Mary SYKES.

Patricia MARTORELLA, 62 Third Ave. Ext., West Haven, CT 06516


Seek info on Julia SYKES, b/r in Manchester, VT. She and husb, Henry TOWNE are shown as par of Daisy TOWNE on Daisy's NH mge record to Milton Johnson FISHER dated 24 Aug 1916.

Lucille FLOOD, Box 185, Burnham, ME 04922-99707


Francis E. SIKES b 1842 (where?), d 1898 (where?), m. Vestalina GEE, Mar 1877 (where?). Son Frank Truman SIKES, b 01 Aug 1878, Waupum, WI; d 20 Sep 1929, served in Spanish/American war and was discharged in Cuba where he held land and remained for 8 years, married Pauline Wilhelmina JACOBS, b Stettin, Germany (was poss an indentured servant in a hotel in Dickinson, ND) before 1905; children - John Truman, Evalyn Frances, Ella Vesta, and Ethel Mae. Did Frank Truman Sikes have any siblings? Would like to correspond with anyone with information on this line.

Susan STIERLER, 232 Hawaii Street NE, Willmar, MN 56201-2617  


Desire information about ancestors of Stephen Albert SYKES, b 15 Feb 1855 Philadelphia, PA; son of Stephen and Hannah (___) SYKES; m 10 May 1876 to Mary WILLS, b 11 Aug 1876, Valles Mines, Jefferson Co., MO. Stephen d 29 Apr 1937, Valles Mines, MO.

Donald H. VOLZ, 2056 Duclair Pkwy, St. Charles, MO 63303

94-3 and 95-1

Wanted: Data or photos of any headstones in CT, MA, VT, or OH carved or signed Elijah SIKES or E. S. SIKES.

Marjorie WATERFIELD, 821 Christopher St., Bowling Green, OH 43402


Seek par. And other data on Ransom T. Sikes/Sykes b 21 Mar 1843 in Randolph Twp, Guys Mills, Crawford Co., PA. Civil War veteran of 111th PA Vol. He soon moved and lived the rest of his life in Kingsville, Ashtabula Co, OH and died 12 Jan 1929. M1 Laura L. BABBETT, child Charles; m2 Mary FOX, child Mary.

Scott SIKES, 3676 Briar Grove, Florissant, MO 63031


Seek par., bro. & sis. Of Benjamin SIKES b ca 1782, NC; m2 16 Jan 1816 in Wilkinson Co., Mississippi Territory, Catherine JACKSON, d/o Isham and Elizabeth (___) Jackson; d 28 Jun 1864, Claiborne Parish, LA. Need info on first wife of Benjamin as well as their children - dau Elizabeth m. James Shaw; son Jesse m. Ida ____ and was alive in 1864 when Benjamin died.

Betty S. HUDSON, 5616 NW 61st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73122


Need par. Of and other data on Elijah SIKES and wife Lucretia ANDERSON, m 1794 in Hampton Co., MA. They later lived in Bennington Co., VT, and Trumble Co., OH; children - Elijah, Jr., Lucretia, Sophia, Lawry, Mary Ann and poss. others.

Marjorie WATERFIELD, 821 S. Christopher, Bowling Green, OH 43402


Need parents of Mary Ann SIKES/SYKES, b 1811 in VT; m George A METCALF ca1830; d 1866 Seneca Co., OH. Will exchange much data on Sikes family with other researcher.

Marjorie WATERFIELD, 821 S. Christopher, Bowling Green, OH 43402


Looking for information on Nancy B. SIKES, b 1801 in Brimfield/Monson, MA; dau of Thankful (BARTLETT?) SIKES and/or possibly Jon (John) SIKES; m Henry B. WINSLOW in Northampton, MA, 1825; children: Asabel Bartlett, 1826; Henry S, 1828; Julia W, 1833; Nancy E, 1836; and Harriet M, 1841; d 14 Oct 1868, Springfield, MA

Mrs. Georgette TURNER, RFD #1 Box 308A, Decker Rd, Craryville, NY 12521

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