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e-20 Dec 2015
17 Oct 2014
e 30 Oct 2014
Alexander Richard SYKES (1891-1977) played rugby for Blackheath and once for England. His England cap was in April 1914 in Paris. That game v France was the final England international match before the outbreak of WW1.
e-12 Feb 2014
Horace Fennell SYKES married Margary or Margery CONDRON, about 1934, after both graduated from the University of Maryland. I believe they had three daughters, one of which, I believe also, graduated from the above school, around 1978. Both Horace and Margary died in Illinois, DuPage area. Horace’s father , again, I believe, graduated from West Point, Valedictorian, Class of 1928? Can anyone assist me in locating the family. Margary’s mother was a FOGG, from Oak Park, Illinois and married to George T. CONDRON, a graduate from Cornell University.
e- 12 Feb 2014
I was checking out your website on the SIKES family and I was curious if you knew any information about John R. HENSHAW and his descendants. I too am a descendant of the Henshaws, and Elam Sikes. I am curious what happened with the items that John R. Henshaw claimed he had from his grandfather Elam. I am interested in getting some pictures of these items for my records if you do know what happened with them. Thank you for your time. V/R Michael Rayburn USN firstname.lastname@example.org
e - 12 Feb 2014
I am searching for the parents of Catharine SYKES born 1823 in Tennessee. She married James W. EVANS (1825-1886), and they had a daughter, Virginia Ellen Evans (1858-1910). Please contact me if yu have any knowledge of this family. Any help is deeply appreciated.
e - 14 Oct 2012
e - 30 Aug 2012
Noah SYKES is shown as born Sep. 3 1835 and drowned in the Mississippi River Apr. 16, 1853. He was buried (or at least his name is on a tombstone) in the Preston Cemetery, Jackson Co., IA. http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=108753
e - 27 Aug 2012
Seeking information on Elizabeth SYKES born about 1826 in Pennsylvania, she marries Evan ROWLANDS around 1843. They resided in Mifflin, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania their children are Sarah, William, Evan, Ann, Louisa, Samuel, Elizabeth and Margaret. Evan is a coal miner from Wales. Thank You!
Patricia NOWICKI, 26 S. Central Ave., Fairborn, OH 45324 email@example.com
18 Jul 2011
I am looking for the parents or any information about John SYKES born in England 21 March 1798, died in Green Twp. Ross County, Ohio 21 August 1879. John married Mary CONNER in Ross County, Ohio 16 February 1823. She was born 11 December 1804 in Green Twp. Ross County, Ohio. Mary's parents were Mary Ann VanGUNDY and Isaac CONNER, Sr.
John and Mary (Conner) Sykes are both buried in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Kingston, Ohio.
They had 9 children: Mary Jane SYKES FENSTERMAKER
Martha Ellen SYKES SIBEREL
Joseph Richard SYKES
Rebecca Ann SYKES FETHEROFF
Amanda Catherine SYKES GREENMAN, my 2nd great-grandmother. She married George GREENMAN May, 1856.
John E. SYKES ll
Harriett E. Sykes HALL
Benjamin G. SYKES
David N. SYKES
Any information would be great. Thanks.
Lorraine Esther HAMANN THURSTON CHANDLER, 4649 East 250 South, Franklin, IN firstname.lastname@example.org
e-21 May 2011
I was wondering if you could help me? I was always told that a good friend of mine's father was in Burma in the early 40's and had a fellow officer and friend by the last name of SYKES. They were working on a cure for Malaria during the war.
Upon his death in 1990 I inherited a painting signed by what appears to be L. Sykes, although the L could be a J. Although the frame suggests a much older painting, I believe it reads 1942 beside the signature, but I am not 100% positive.
I have researched the subject and have discovered it to be a street view of the Spanish held Citadel in California before it became a state.
Any information would be helpful. I found it interesting and I thought I would give it a shot that maybe you had an idea as to the origin of the family or the Painter himself. If not, thank you for your time.
Regards, Robert WEST email@example.com
e-19 Dec 2009
I am seeking information on William SYKES married to Frances FLETCHER. Their children were:
Jeremiah SYKES born 1832
Joseph SYKES born 1833
William SYKES born 8 Mar 1836 in Gorton, Lancashire.
Ann SYKES born 27 April 1840
John SYKES born 1844
Harriet SYKES born 1847
I have found this family on census returns 1860-1871 living on Far Lane and Kirk Lane, Gorton, Lancashire.
I would love to hear from anyone who is searching this family line and will be happy to share information.
Ellen PICCOLO, 99 Aspen Drive, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA firstname.lastname@example.org
e-18 Dec 2009
He had a son, James Cheneweth STANFORD and a grandson, Darrol STANFORD (my husband). We believe that there are family members of John Harvey SIKES still residing in Cork, Ireland.
Unfortunately this is the only information we have. We would appreciate any information from the readers.
and Roshan STANFORD, 9 Pretorius Street, Southfield,
South Africa, 7800 email@example.com
e-12 Oct 2009
e-25 Jul 2009
Seeking parents of William Calvin SYKES born ( @1820)supposedly in TN. He was married 4 times with one wife being Jane GARRETT, born (1820) in Copiah County, MS.
e-08 Apr 2009
My name is Jim STARLING,
living in Sydney, NSW Australia. My
great great great grandfather was Henry
SYKES who married Louisa LOVEL in
Amelia Louise SYKES on 6 September 1848 (died 1943 in Mosman NSW);
Henry James SYKES in 1851 (my great great grandfather) (died 25th October 1943 in Burwood, NSW);
Frederick William SYKES on 9 May 1854 (died 1907 at St Leonards, NSW);
Elizabeth Caroline SYKES on 22 June 1856 (died 1933 Woolahra, NSW); and
Charles Lovel SYKES on 31 March 1859 (died 1902 Mosman, NSW).
Two other children were born
SYKES in 1861 - died 1862 - and
T SYKES in 1864 - no death in NSW that I
I have a copy of the
certificate for the marriage of Henry
SYKES to Louisa LOVEL which was witnessed
by James LOVEL and Caroline LOVEL, both of
I can find no record of any
relevant (in time 1810-1835) Lovel
or Sykes births in NSW (which then
I can find no relevant record
(matching Christian names or possible
reasonable dates) for the arrival of any
Sykes or Lovels in
Family scuttlebutt is that
Henry SYKES senior was a ‘military man’ –
although there is no evidence
circumstantial or otherwise that this is
I have one possible death of a
Louisa SYKES at Chatswood in
I can find no death for Henry
SYKES in NSW, which by then was NSW as we
now know it. I
have until now assumed that Henry returned
Henry James SYKES (my great
great grandfather) married Mary Jane DOBLE
on 25 March 1875 at Albury in NSW. Mary Jane and
sister? Bessik DOBLE (aged 12 and 11)
If anybody out there can fill
in details of the death of Henry SYKES
senior, or any information of the SYKES
and LOVEL families before (and after) 1848
it would be very much appreciated. I
have a reasonable handle on the Sykes
family in the late 1800’s and twentieth
century and would be happy to make it
Jim Starling, 1 Duff Street, Turramurra, NSW 2074, Australia firstname.lastname@example.org
e-31 Mar 2009
Claude Pliny SYKES (born 17 October 1871 in Van Buren County, Michigan, died 16 October 1949 in Benton Harbor, Michigan) married (25 August 1898 in Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan) Mary Calista ADAMS (born 21 November 1875 in Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan). Mary Calista ADAMS was my great aunt. I am looking for Claude's parents (probably Pliny P. SYKES born in Massachusetts before 1824) and Alma A. TERRY (born about 1833 in Ohio) and Claude's grandparents (possibly Zenas SYKES born in 1786 in Massachusetts and Nancy JANES born in 1789). If you have knowledge of this line please contact me.
Jim ADAMS, 808 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 email@example.com
e-27 Feb 2009
e-09 Feb 2009
I am seeking the identity of my African-American great grand parents. Two of their sons were Joseph SYKES and Noble SYKES. I am not sure of any other siblings. Both Joseph and Noble served in WW1. The family is from Leon County, Florida.
Joseph SYKES married Jenny DAVIS, The had the following children: Robert SYKES, George SYKES, Edna SYKES, Rosa Lee SYKES, Larry SYKES, and Henrietta SYKES. All children were born in Leon County Florida. Any information you can share with me would be appreciated. Thank you for your assistance.
Henry Gene SYKES (son of George SYKES), 28 West 20Th Street, Bayonne, NJ 07002 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
e-13 Dec 2008
I am looking for a Percy (Shorty) SIKES/SYKES who I knew when I was a small child in Union County, North Carolina. I believe he was originally from Anson County. I would like to talk to some of his grandchildren because I think we are related.
Linda KEZIAH, 3940 Park Blvd. #312, San Diego, CA 92103 firstname.lastname@example.org
e- 24 Jan 2008
I am needing to find any info. on the names of the father and mother of Edward SIKES (b.1774, Bladen Co., N.C. and died in Bryan Co., Ga.) I am comfortable with my research from Edward, to Samuel (1812-Bryan Co.Ga) to William A. (1840-Bryan Co., Ga.) to John A. (1875-Duval Co.,Fl) to John E.(1905-Duval Co., Fl).to me. Any help would be appreciated.
Bob SIKES, 204 Cedar Creek Rd., Palatka., Fl 32177. (386-329-9358) email@example.com
e- 23 Jan 2008
I am looking for any information on Mary Ann SIKES, who was born between 1805-1817 in Sampson, North Carolina. She died in 1864 in Independence, Hennepin, Minnesota. She may be buried in Lewis Cemetery in Lewis Cemetery in Minnesota, but I can't confirm that. She was the first wife of Jacob BRYANT. They married in 1835 (?) in Sampson, North Carolina. Jacob was born 5 March 1805 in Sampson, North Carolina, died 5 March 1903 in Independence, Hennepin, Minnesota. She was the mother of Joshua Sykes BRYANT, who was born in 1842 in Paw Paw, Wabash, Indiana, died 1 March 1922 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA.
I am particularly interested in who Mary Ann's parents were. I have found very little information on Mary Ann, aside from what I've included here. My one and only source lists Joshua SIKES (1779 - ?) as her father, and Margaret WOOD (1783 - ?) as her mother, but I'm not confident that this information is correct.
Thanks so much for any help.
Cheryl McDANIEL, 3913 NE 199th St., Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 firstname.lastname@example.org
e-31 Dec 2007
I am searching for information on Jonathan SIKES, died between 1810-1820, married to Mahala born 1774-after 1850 in North Carolina (I do not have a surname for her). Mahala was widowed in 1820, remarried (do not have her new name), she was shown in 1840 in Pike County Alabama and 1850 in Barbour County Alabama. Their children were (1) John W. SIKES born in North Carolina 1803, died in Choctaw County Alabama after 1870, (2) William SIKES born 1798-1863, and (3) Richard Sikes born 1804-1872.
My great grandfather was John W. SIKES born1803 in North Carolina, married Susan BROOKS born 1822 in South Carolina.
My grandfather was Andrew Jackson SIKES born 01-02-1853, died 02-04-1938 in Choctaw County Alabama.
My father was Jackson Monroe SIKES born 10-25-1882 Choctaw County Alabama, died 08-10-1981 in Choctaw County Alabama.
I would appreciate any help you could give me.
Adron SIKES, 21457 Co. Rd. 34, St. Stephens, AL 36569 email@example.com
e- 19 Dec 2007
I'm looking for information regarding Stephen Thomas SIKES b: 1846 in NC, m: Narcissa Ann BUTLER, d: 14 May 1909 in Houston, TX. I believe his father was John P. SIKES b: 1805 in NC and mother was Eunice EDWARDS b: 1812. I cannot seem to find anything beyond John P. SIKES. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Debra ZARNOW, 1830 Ridge Ave, #202, Evanston, IL 60201 firstname.lastname@example.org
e- 09 Dec 2007
I am interested in locating SYKES family members who share lineage with Joshua SYKES.
Joshua SYKES was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, about 1796; was married at Calverley 28 Sep 1823 to Sarah MASON. Sarah (MASON) SYKES was also born in 1796 in Leeds. Joshua died in Beverley, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada 25 Sep 1874. Sarah died 28 Dec 1878, also in Beverley, Canada. Joshua SYKES' death certificate indicates he was a cloth manufacturer.
They had at least two children, daughters, Alice SYKES, born 29 Oct 1827, Leeds, and Anna, born 20 March (ca 1827). Alice SYKES married Thomas COOK and Anna SYKES married John Hutt BARNES. Thanks in advance to respondents.
Dorothea CLYMER, 1631 Roanoke St., Placentia, CA 92870-2623 email@example.com
e-11 Aug 2007
If anyone has connections to SIKES families that were in Florida before 1850, please contact me via e-mail. I have a few pages of information I have put together on Sikes in Florida before 1850 and I'd love to dialogue with anyone interested in these families.
Sincerely, Jessie CHEEK, 6652 Kingman Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32309. MikeJessieCheek@cs.com
e-22 October 2007 (Originally posted 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
e-02 Apr 2007
I am in search of more info dating both before and after 1865 from the same branch of the SYKES family that my great uncle Harold (see next query) is researching. I do know that 1-2 generations after Simeon, a member of the family headed west to Oregon...although, I don't know which one. My grandfather was Dural Alton SYKES who, I believe, was born in Tilmonok, OR. If you would happen to have info on this, I would be very glad to hear from you! Thanks all!
Dawn EICHTEN-QUINCY, 8040 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66204 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
e-30 Mar 2007
I am searching for information about Simeon SYKES and his ancestors. According to the 1851-1852 census for Windsor Township, Sherbrooke County, Canada East (Quebec) Simeon was born in Canada about 1817, is a shoe maker, of the Millerite Advent religion and is living with his in-laws Barker BAILEY (BAYLY) and Eunice CASWELL BAILEY. Lucy Bailey SYKES, Simeon's wife, and their oldest son Samuel are also on this census.
The Simeon SYKES family, along with the BAILEY family moved to Monticello, Minnesota about 1855. On census records of Monticello, Minnesota it indicates Simeon may have been born as early as 1804 and may come from Canada, England or the New England area of the US. I have not been able to find any evidence of Simeon or his Family before the 1851-52 Canadian census. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
e-05 Feb 2007
Seeking information on who the parents were of Needham SIKES born 3-27-1789 in North Carolina and died 11-15-1859 in New Madrid County, Missouri. He married Mary SHIELDS born in North Carolina and died 6-1-1852 in New Madrid County, Missouri.
Also need any information on Jesse SIKES who died in 1817 in New Madrid County, MIssouri whose estate administrator was Lucretia SIKES.
Also need information on Isaiah SIKES who died in New Madrid County, Missouri about 1836. His children were Mary Ann, Needham, Perlina Jane, Drury, and Nancy. Some of these children moved to Illinois.
Cay SIKES, 3 Bel Air Drive, Sikeston, Missouri 63801 email@example.com
e-12 Jan 2007
I am looking for information on Esther SYKES (SIKES) who was the daughter of Othniel SIKES (b. Mar 16, 1732/33 Springfield, MA) and Zeubah STILES. Can anybody tell me if information is available on who she married, where she lived, did she have children, and when did she die?
I have information that my 5th great-grandfather Nathaniel BOWEN (b abt 1762) married an Ester SYKES. There is unsubstantiated information that I have not seen that indicated that Esther’s parents were Otniel and "Azubah". Thank You .
Michael BENOIT, 12734 SE 163rd St, Renton, WA firstname.lastname@example.org
e- 26 October 2006
I am researching the family of Uri and Hannah (SIKES) BROOKS. The information that I have about Hannah is that she is the daughter of Joseph SIKES (b: 31 Mar 1715) and Hannah WRIGHT. It is my understanding that Uri and Hannah BROOKS moved to New York about the same time as her father, Joseph, and her brothers Nathan and Noah SIKES.
Then, at some point before 1810, I believe that Uri BROOKS moved with his family, not sure about Hannah (SIKES) BROOKS, to East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
I think Uri and Hannah BROOKS had a daughter, Hannah. I believe that this Hannah BROOKS married Berry LIVELY in Louisiana. They had a son, Edwin Meredith LIVELY who is my ggg-grandfather.
Nancy FEDERICO, 20 Cooper Lane, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 email@example.com
e- 07 Aug 2006
Seeking information on Joseph SIKES (probably 1743-1801) who was a gravestone carver in Massachusetts and Maine. I would also like to know where his carvings are located anywhere in Maine. Thanks.
Elizabeth OATLEY,185 Chute Rd., Windham, ME 04062 firstname.lastname@example.org
e- 06 April 2006
I am interested in locating ancestors of Sarah SYKES born about 1798 and who md. Lewis TYRE 24 May1813 in Tattnall Co., GA. She died before 1860. Sarah may have been the daughter of Dyer Clifton SYKES. Dyer and brother, Josiah, were sons of Daniel SIKES, who was killed in 1788.
According to one source, Sarah (SIKES) TYRE was married a second time in Appling County, Georgia to Jacob CARTER. This marriage did not last. On January 1, 1839 Jacob Carter placed an advertisement in the Georgia Journal newspaper stating that his wife Sally, formerly Sarah TYRE, had left him.
In 1850 Appling Co., Ga Census, Sarah is living with youngest son, Isham TYRE. Sarah's brother in law, Jackson TYRE m. Mary SYKES. Mary was born about 1825. Any help is greatly appreciated.
L J TYRE, 2720 W. Violet St., Tampa, FL 33614 email@example.com
e- 28 Mar 2006
I have spent years trying to locate a James SYKES born abt 1821/22, we think. He was stated to be 75 years of age when he died in Tasmania, but as Jane, his wife could not read or write, we are not sure of the accuracy. He died in March 1897.
Family hearsay is that he was English and married in Tas in 1860 to Jane ROFFEY. We do not know where he came from, but if anyone has a SYKES who vanished from their tree between
1822 and 1860 ????
Lynne HOGGETT, 5 McKinly Street, Midway Point, Tasmania 7171 firstname.lastname@example.org
e- 10 Mar 2006
Looking for additional information and family for Noah SYKES/SIKES, born 3 Sep. 1835. He died by drowning in the Mississippi River 16 Apr. 1853. He is buried in the Preston Cemetery, Jackson Co., IA. I have a William SIKES family in Jackson Co., IA but haven't been able to link him with this family. Thank you!
Pat JUON, 2209 350th Street, Stanhope, IA 50246-7518 email@example.com
e-18 Feb 2006
I am trying to find solid information on my 3rd great grandfather Howell SIKES (born 1785, in Northampton, NC). Who are his direct SIKES?
I have tried to follow many leads, but I haven't found anything concrete. Howell is a unique name; Arthur Sikes, brother of Samson, names his son William Howell, but I cannot tie them together. Also in question is exactly when and where Howell SIKES died and is buried. I would appreciate any and all information on this line of SIKES.
If I can narrow it down a little, I probably will pursue the DNA testing as promoted on this Family Site.
Robert SIKES, P.O. Box 1241, Elizabeth, CO 80107 firstname.lastname@example.org
e-07 Jan 2006
Sarah SYKES b. 1790 d. 4 June 1862 at Oak Farm, Lingards, Yorkshire was married on 8 Aug 1808 to John SHAW b. 1782, Lingards and died 17 Nov 1857 at Oak Farm, Lingards, Yorkshire. Sarah could be the Sarah, daughter of Thomas SYKES of Cawseyfoot Lingards who was baptised at Slaithwaite Chapel in 1790. Or she could be the Sarah, daughter of James SYKES of Linthwaite who was baptised at Slaithwiate Chapel in 1790. Sarah named her 2nd son Thomas and her 5th son James.
Anyone have any information that could help me sort this out:?
Carol J. Holton RIGGLE, 12995 Morris Trail, Colorado Springs, CO 80908-3232 email@example.com