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e-30 December 2005
I am looking for any information on Bertha Odel SYKES, daughter of Ruth K. KIRK.   She was born in 1900, possibly in Oklahoma and is half Cherokee.  She had two half brothers, Sam
and Richard BUTLER.

 Robert (Bob) CULP, 8300 16th Street, Elverta, CA 95626                   

e-unknown date
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-11 Sep 2005
I am researching the descendants of Edward SYKES who married Sarah DAVIS on 29/01/1801 at Christchurch, Stepney, Spitafields, London.

My Great Grandfather Albert SYKES was Edward and Sarah’s grandson. Albert was baptised on 21/05/1837, at St. Andrews Church, Enfield, Middlesex. As far as I know his siblings were:
Sarah – baptised 21/05/1826 at Stepney, Spitafields; Edward William – baptised 22/02/1829 at Stepney, Spitafields; and Frances Mary – baptised 19/04/1835 at St. Andrews Church, Enfield, Middlesex.

I was under the impression that he had more than one brother but am not sure on this point. My great grandfather, Albert’ parents were Edward SYKES – born 15/07/1804, Stepney, Spitafields, London and Sarah ADAMS. They were married 31/01/1825 at St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street London.

I would love to hear from anyone who has any information on this family line and would love to share anything I have that may be of interest. 

Kathy DAVIDSON, 5 Bird Court, North Rockhampton, Australia 4701      

e-06 Nov 2005

My maternal grandmother was Olive Maude SYKES.  She was the granddaughter of General George SYKES (b. 9 Oct 1822, Dover, Delaware, d. 8 Feb 1880, Ft. Brown, Brownsville, TX, buried in West Point Cemetery.)  General SYKES was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, class of 1842.  Aside from the story that he was supposed to have one brother, McCrea SYKES, and one sister, name unknown but was supposed to have married someone named FEAST, I know nothing about this part of my lineage. 

Olive Maude SYKES married John Earl FEAGINS in December, 1920.  They were from the Watonga, OK area (Blaine and Kingfisher Counties, I think.)  Olive, had one brother, George Sykes, who survived to adulthood.  He married  Viola Crane and I believe they had two children.

I would like to get in touch with anyone who might have information about this part of the Sykes Family.   Any information would be appreciated.    

Olivia M. COMEAUX, 2243 N. Russell Street, Pampa, TX 79065

e-06 Oct 2005

Looking for information on Thomas SIKES married to Mary Unknown, one known daughter; Elizabeth "Betsey" Sikes who was married to Benjamin GARRIS b. 1740, VA d. 1810 KY. Also hoping to find parents of Thomas and Mary. Thanks for any help.

Ed SMITH, 2903 Oakdale, Amarillo, TX 79103 

e-30 Apr 2004
I'm looking for information on George William SYKES, born about 1854 in Canada. In 1880 he was living in Franklin, Franklin County, Vermont. He had a son Merrill George SYKES in Essex Junction, Vermont in 1880.  Can anyone help me find more information about this branch of the SYKES line. 
Greg EASTMAN, 47 Wyllis Ave. Malden, MA 02148             

e-24 Apr 2004

I am interested in any information on a Dr. Newman SYKES and his brother, Melvin SYKES.  Dr. Sykes lived at one time in Illinois and they both resided in Decatur, Alabama.  I think Dr. Sykes died sometime around 1954.  Also, would appreciate any information on a Sykes Cemetery or Mortuary.  Thank you. 

Chris GILL, 1125 W. 82nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90044       

e-14 Apr 2004

Any information on a Robert SIKES that lived in Amarrillo Texas?  He was my Grandfather.  My father, Herman David SIKES, was not close with him and I do not have much information.  I think he was
married at one time to Molly BABB, my grandmother.  Robert passed around 1997.

Rich SIKES, 1395 E Warner Road. Gilbert AZ. 85296               

e-01 March 2004    

My Grandfather was Willie SYKES, son of Kinchen SYKES & Alice EDWARDS married in 1880. who also had Joseph M., Henry B., Maggie and Mollie. Kinchen was a son of William  Richard SYKES & Mary Ann SCARBOROUGH, married in 1838 & who also had James Turner, Louisa, Joseph Henry, William P, Norman R,  Person, John S, Delia & Sallie. I can go back no further. Wm Richard married Elizabeth Johnson BOTTOMS in 1867 and held land in North Carolina all his adult life. I would be grateful to hear from any descendant of William Richard SYKES.   Thanks!!!

Gloria KEMERY, 2362 Loess Hills Trail, Missouri Valley, IA  51555

e-18 Jan 2004

I am looking for information on Lillian SYKES, born approx. 1848-1856 in likely Yorkshire England.  She married a John Thomas LLOYD.   Any help on this family would be appreciated.    Thank you.

John MARTINSON, 7963 South Palladium Drive, West Jordan, UT  84088
e-13 Jan 2004

Good Day!  Have you come across any info regarding a Freda SYKES or SIKES who may have served in or near Oxford during WW2 while serving in the Women's Land Army? I am trying to help a friend make contact with her or her daughter, Annette SYKES. It is believed that as of 1994, neither one had married. Annette was born during WW2. Freda would have been born around 1921, believe. If you have any input to help us in our search, it would be greatly appreciated.  Sincerely,

Michelle DRAKE, 327 West Park Blvd., Medina, OH 44256 
Please type "Sykes info" in subject line.

e-24 November, 2003

We are searching for the parents of Joshua SIKES, Sr believed to have been born in Halifax County, NC in about 1765, married Anne MORRIS and had at least six children: Joshua, Jr, William, Anna, Elizabeth, Terrill, and Rebecca. Joshua, Sr and Joshua, Jr are known to have been in Smith County, TN in 1820 and Joshua, Sr died there in 1822. Joshua, Jr married Leodicia MANGUM GWALTNEY, widow of Elias Gwaltney in about 1830 and Joshua, Jr died in Smith County, TN in the 1850's. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.

Jim SYKES, 101 Lincolnshire Drive, Crossville, TN
e-25 October 2003

William SIKES b. 8 Nov. 1814, Ludlow, MA; died 10 Oct. 1870 in Geneva, Kane Co., IL. I don't know if he was buried in Kane Co., IL with his first wife or in Preston Co., IA with this third wife. His wives were: Lucretia COOLEY, Julie HOUCH, and
Almedia Samantha KELLOGG.

William's parents were Increase SIKES and Lucy WRIGHT. Please contact me if you have further information on the burial place of William SIKES.

Pat JUON, 2209 350th St., Stanhope, IA 50246

e-23October 2003

Looking for James SYKES born abt 1822 (? England). The date of his birth is taken from age given at death (75) in Tasmania, Australia. in 1897. The first accurate evidence of James is his marriage to Jane ROFFEY in Tasmania in 1860. There were 12 children to this union and they are my direct ancestors. James was a butcher and lived and worked in the Hobart area in the 1860's. Also looking for details of William SYKES and Elizabeth ENO. They married in 1820 in Tasmania. There were 5 children and Elizabeth marr William WELLS in 1835 after William SYKES died.

Also looking for any details re Timothy Sykes MIDGELY (mother's maiden name SYKES)

Am currently working on a database of all the SYKES I can find in Tasmania in the 1800's. It appears there were at least 5 families, but some of these do tie in to others. Hopefully someone may have come across our James. Apparently he had a brother ? William or John. His first son was William James SYKES and his eldest dau was Jane after her mother and second dau was Elizabeth (? was this after James' mother) If I can help with anything here, please feel free to ask.

Lynne in Tasmania - Australia

e-20 October 2003

My 3rd great grandparents were William Johnson SIKES, MD (1799-1872) and Meroe (REDFIELD) SIKES (1803-1888) whose children were all born in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. My 2nd great grandfather (William Wirt SIKES, 1836-1883) was the seventh of their eleven children.  I would like to be able to trace the families of his brothers and sisters. Is there someone who can help me?

Linda Meroe WHITSON, 3630 South Leland Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

e-02 September 2003

We have found a gravestone in Northeast Dale County, Alabama, in the Old Magnolia Cemetery. It reads Mary SYKES / born / Sept. 3, 1835 / Died / Feb. 23, 1905. / Gone to rest. This cemetery has about 50 graves and most of those buried there are related in some way with the predominant last names of STRICKLAND, DYKES, TURNER, JAMES, We have, through bible records and census films, determined this Mary SYKES was born in North Carolina as Mary STRICKLAND, daughter of Mathew L. and Elizabeth Lane STRICKLAND. As of the 1900 census, she was living in Dale County, Alabama, with her widowed sister Martha WEATHERS. We hope someone can give us a clue to who the Mr. SYKES was that Mary wed, where they were married and where he might be buried.

Susan Strickland RUSSELL, 3471 Bent Creek Cove, Collierville, TN 38017

e-02 September 2003

In search of information on the descendants of Susan/Susannah BOWMAN and her husband James V. SYKES. They lived in Sangamon Co., IL in 1876 but moved to Jefferson Co., KS in 1883. Four children born to Susan and James were Paris SYKES, b 11 May 1875, d 14 Oct 1876; Nettie SYKES, b 1870, md Aaron MARKER and had a dau. Delia; Abner SYKES, b ca 1880, md Tillie (unknown) and lived in Hays, KS in 1906; and Garfield A. SYKES b ca 1880, md May HUTSELL and had a dau. Verna. Garfield and May were in the McPherson (KS) College class of 1902, lived in NE for a time and may have later moved to CA. James SYKES died while the children were young as Susan's obituary indicated she had a difficult time as a widow with three children. Susan, the daughter of Barbara HOERNER and Abraham BOWMAN of Perry Co., PA and later Sangamon Co., IL., married a second time in 1899 to Charles Thornton of McLouth, KS. Susan was my great aunt. Please contact me if any of these people are familiar to you. Thank you.

Jan TOMPKINS, 325 West Hickam Drive, Columbia, MO 65203
e-01 August, 2003

UNKNOWN SIKES died before 1820 in SC. He married Malaha Unknown in 1796 in NC. She was born 1775 in NC and died after 1850 in Barbour Co, AL. Mahala Sikes was shown as Mahaley Sikes (widow) in 1820 Williamsburg, SC Census book, pg 305. She moved to Sumter County, SC where she and one of her sons, William were shown in the 1830 Sumter County District Census book, pg 70. She moved to Pike County, AL in 1840 where her second son John W Sikes was listed as head of the family and she was listed in the 60-70 age bracket in that book, page 361. Then she, aged 76 moved to Barbour County, AL with John W Sikes, her second son and his family where they were shown in 1850 Barbour County, AL census book, page 290. She was not shown in Dec.16, 1850 Barbour County Census where John W Sikes and his family were listed. This is probably when she died before Dec. 16, 1850 census.

John W Sikes of the town of Monticello to Malaha Sikes, deeded land lying in the town of Monticello, Lots No 16 and 19. Signed Dec. 8, 1838 by John W Sikes in the presence of Wyly White and John D Curtis, Clerk. Recorded by Curtis the same day.

Children of UNKNOWN SIKES and Mahala:
William Sikes, b1797, North Carolina, d 1863 Butler County AL
John W Sikes, b 1802-1803?? North Carolina, d after 1870 Butler, Choctaw County Al
Richard Sikes, b 1805, North Carolina, d July 1873 Jasper County MS
Unknown Sikes, b 1810 -1815 (according to Personal Memoirs- Crenshaw County (Memorial Record of Al, a concise account of the stat's political, military,  professional and industrial progress together with the personal memoirs of many of its people in 2 volume illustrated - volume 1 - published by Brant & Fuller, 1893)  the latter born in South Carolina, about 1815.

I am looking for the UNKNOWN SIKES that Mahala ? married, and any other information for her. Anything is greatly appreciated.

Iris Sykes DOWNEY, 752 County Road 473, Meridian, MS 39301
e-23 June 2003

I'm looking for information about my 2nd g-grandmother Anne E SYKES, born c 1850 in PA.  She married a Martin BRANSTETTER on Oct 1873 in Missouri. I have some information that would indicate her father was a Joseph B. SYKES. I have no other information about her or her parents. Does anyone have information confirming Anne's parents and their ancestry?

Steven FATE, Tulsa, OK,

e- 11 June 2003

Seeking birth and death information for Benjamin SYKES who lived in Lancaster, England between 1750 and 1799.  Benjamin married the daughter of Lancaster sea merchant George WOODHOUSE. 

     Benjamin Sykes married Ann WOODHOUSE on July 4, 1767 at the Priory Church of St. Mary, Lancaster. They had three children, Ellen b. April 30, 1768, George b. June 11, 1769, and Peter Woodhouse SYKES b. July 18, 1772.  All were baptized in the Church of St. Mary, Lancaster, England. 

     Ann Woodhouse Sykes was listed as a widow on March 16, 1810.  What happened to Benjamin?  Where did he die, and where was he born? 

     I'm also seeking information about his children. Ellen married John Taylor WILSON, who became the Mayor of Lancaster in 1807.  Please feel free to email me with facts or theories about my Sykes family.

Jim SYKES, 717 N. 68th Street, Seattle, WA, 98103                     

e-10 Jun 2003

My father was John C. SYKES who lived from December 22, 1941 to October 28, 1997. His known father was Clayton SYKES of Buffalo, NY, but it was always understood that he was adopted. I am looking for info for genealogy purposes only. I would like to find a connection with the SYKES of Conifer, NY.

Johnathan E . SYKES, Sr., 15 Facteau Avenue, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

e- 15 May 2003
SYKES in England. I am seeking birth and death information on Walter George SYKES, eldest son of Henry Sykes. Walter was born about 1832, and married Ann BOWERS in Manchester Cathedral Oct. 16, 1855.
I'd also like information about Walter George's father, Henry Sykes. Henry Married Mary Anne SHERRIFFE about 1829-30. This information came from the 1851 census report. They lived at 28 Hyde St., Hulme-Manchester.
Henry Sykes father was Benjamin Sykes, husband of Ann WOODHOUSE. Benjamin died in the 1790's.  I know the Woodhouse family was very well established in Manchester. Ann's brother was Peter Woodhouse.  Benjamin and Ann Sykes named one of their sons Peter Woodhouse Sykes.  Can anyone help fill in the gaps? Birth and death information would be a huge help. Thank you.

Jim SYKES, 717 N. 68th Street, Seattle, WA, 98103
e-01 May 2003 I am looking for SIKES/SYKES descendants of Oswego County, NY. My line starting with Abiathar Richmond SYKES and his wife, Julia Ann (IVES) SYKES and their son, Fredd Ives SIKES (note spelling change) who moved from Pittsfield, MA to Oswego County. But I know there were other lines who also moved to Oswego County that were related to this line. I would like to develop these colateral lines. (Abiathar was the son of Amos Bacon SYKES of Pittsfield, MA.) Rusty OKONIEWSKI, 9821 Winder Trail, Orlando, FL 32817-2722
e-27 Apr 2003

Seeking information about my father, Frank Beckwith SIKES. I believe he was born around 1920-22, served in the Army, and died approximately 1979, possibly in Columbus GA. My mother, Marjorie (JONES) SIKES (from Macclenny, FL), has passed on and I am an only child with no one to ask for information. My daughter and I would like to know more about Frank and who his parents were. Any and all information will be deeply appreciated.

Kathy Michelle (SIKES) LASCOLA, P.O. Box 357781, Gainesville, FL 32653  OR

e-22 Feb 2003

I am looking for information on Thomas SYKES, born in 1830, who m. Josephine HOLLAND I think in Benton Co., TN. She died and I found him with children Mary Josephine 8, Wm 6, and Thomas 3 in the Scott Co., AR 1860 census. Thank you.

Billye SCARBROUGH, Rt1, Box 2475, Heavener, Ok 74937

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