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Marquis Lykins (abt. 1740 - 1813)

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Marquis (Marcus) "Mark" Lykins aka Likens, Likins, Lycons, Lycans
Born about in Philadelphia Co (later Berks Co,) PAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Nov 1765 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified 10 Nov 2019 | Created 9 May 2011 | Last significant change: 10 Nov 2019
05:41: Bobby Lykins Jr. edited the Biography for Marquis Lykins (abt.1740-1813). [Thank Bobby for this]
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Marcus Lykins served during the American Revolution
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Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 30 August, 2015), "Record of Marcus Likens ", Ancestor # A070351 .

Some family genealogists indicate that Marcus's line was Peter Lycans-25 and Hans, rather than the one indicated here. However, the following source supports the line through Anders, not Hans. The Magoffin County Historical Society's books on the Lykins family include a statement to the fact Peter of Frederick Co., VA [son of Hans] had a will showing his eldest daughter Eleanor and two surviving sons Hans and Jacob. Along with those is wife Bridget, (or Brita) who refused to the burden of executrix, leaving Jacob the sole executor of the will. The will was dated Sept. 18, 1753, and proved March 5, 1754. This disproves Marcus being a son of that Peter.

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Marcus4 Lykins (Peter3, Anders2, Peter Nilsson1 Lycon) was born 1735? (or 1740 or 1744?) in Lancaster (later Berks) Co., Pennsylvania and died Nov 1813 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. He married Margaret Howe (possibly Howen or Howin) 11 Nov 1765 at Forrest Church, supposedly in New Holland, Lancaster Co, PA. Margaret died in Jun 1822 in Montgomery Co., Virginia.

Marcus is listed as "Mark Licken" in the 1767 taxpayer list for Robeson Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania. He moved to Botetourt County, VA, between 1768 and 1772 and lived near other extended family members on the headwaters of Little River. The area later became Franklin then Floyd Co. He died at his home known as "Ben Saigos Carrdo" in Montgomery Co., Virginia.

He served in Militia Companies of Fincastle Co., Virginia, and Botetourt Co., Virginia, and was credited with patriotic service for donations to the Revolutionary War effort. Marcus was appointed on 10 Mar 1780, by the courts in Botetourt Co., Virginia, to work and maintain the road from the Pine Spur to the County Line. The road was necessary for the movement of soldiers and supplies for the fighting forces during the Revolution.

Some information on the family of Marcus Lykins comes from Pam McDonald's home page: (not available to non-members).

Other documentation:
1765: Mark Likins appears in the 1765 Berks Co, Robeson Twp, PA Tax Lists as a single man and in 1767 and 1769 as married.

Berks Co, Robeson Twp PA Tax Lists -book in PA Historical Society-photostats of original. Amounts listed in £pounds shillings & pence 1765: Mark Liking/s-single-0.15.0 1767: Mark Likings -3.0.9 1769: Mark Likens 3.0.9

ca. 1772: Phillip Gerret, Thomas Griffeth, Mark and Andrew Lickeings are listed on an original, undated, alphabetized list of tithables in Botetourt Co, VA as residents "in the uper settlement of Littler River". Most of the names are the same as those in the above list except for David Garred who is not listed. Local historian Charles Burton conjectures the date as ca 1772 in his Index to Botetourt Tax List #32. (Botetourt Co, VA Tithable Bk1:81.)

Several LIKENS also appear in Franklin Co Marriage Records including -WILLIAM, s/o MARGARET m. Margaret Ritter Jan 13, 1790 Surety MARCUS Likens -JANE, d/o MARCUS m. Peter Evans, July 9, 1791, Surety WM LYKIENS HANNAH LYKINS m. Wm Burton Dec 14 1797.

1787, Oct 2: MARCUS LIKINS is listed as witness/security for marriage of Rosanna Jarrat and John Henry Oct 2, 1787, Botetourt Co, VA Marriage Register Part 1: 1770-1853, Reel 36:36 VSL (This may be the widow of Philip Jarrett.)

1816, March 4: Joshua Wilson of Montgomery Co, VA exec. of Marcus Lykins dec'd to Henry Iddings $52 40 acres on LYKINS Creek a branch of LITTLE RIVER. Wit. John Long, Wm Walter, Solomon Simpson.

Children of Marcus Lykins and Margaret Howe have profiles on WikiTree, with links above. Here is a narrative, which hopefully is consistent with those profiles:

i. William S. Lykins, born Abt. 1766 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania; died 1840 in Morgan Co., Kentucky. He married Margaret Ritter 2 Jan 1790 in Franklin Co., Virginia; born 1767 in Augusta Co., Virginia; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Morgan Co., Kentucky.

ii. Mary Lykins, born Abt. 1768. She married _____ Harper.

iii. Jane Lykins, born Abt. 1772. She married Peter Evans.

iv. Sarah Lykins, born Abt. 1774. She married Joshua Wilson.

v. Hannah Lykins, born Abt. 1776; died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Morgan Co., Kentucky. She married William Burton 14 Dec 1797 in Montgomery Co., Virginia born Abt. 1775 in Shenandoah Co., Virginia; died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Morgan Co., Kentucky.

vi. Peter Lykins, born Abt. 1778. He married Susannah Huff.

vii. Isaac Lykins, born Abt. 1779. He married Nancy Lacy.

viii. Nancy Lykins, born Abt. 1780. She married Boling Childers.

"Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death

Name: Marcus Lykins

Mother: Sarah Lykins

Father: Peter Lykins

Birth: Jan 1740 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA

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The following site give Marcus's father's lifetime dates as 1699-1754:

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Marcus was born in 1735. He was the son of Peter Lykins and Sarah Jones. He passed away in 1813. [1]

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  1. First-hand information as remembered by Sara Patton, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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