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Norman and Queen Elizabeth II are 13th cousins once removed
Elvis and Norman are 9th cousins
Elvis Aaron Presley (1935-1977) and Norman Sykes are both descendants of Anne (Pollard) Perkins (1684-abt.1754).
1. Elvis is the son of Vernon Elvis Presley (1916-1979) [confident] 2. Vernon is the son of Jessie D McDowell Presley (1896-1973) [unknown confidence] 3. Jessie is the son of Rosella Elizebeth Presley (1861-1924) [confident] 4. Rosella is the daughter of Martha Jane (Wesson) Presley (1840-abt.1868) [unknown confidence] 5. Martha is the daughter of Emily (Bowen) Wesson (1821-1891) [unknown confidence] 6. Emily is the daughter of William Grandsir Bowen (1799-1888) [unknown confidence] 7. William is the son of Jenny (Perkins) Bowen (abt.1762-) [unknown confidence] 8. Jenny is the daughter of David Perkins (1744-1785) [unknown confidence] 9. David is the son of Constantine Perkins Jr. (abt.1720-1769) [unknown confidence] 10. Constantine is the son of Anne (Pollard) Perkins (1684-abt.1754) [unknown confidence] This makes Anne the eighth great grandmother of Elvis.
1. Norman is the son of Mary Margaret (Murray) Sykes (1937-abt.2014) DNA confirmed 2. Mary is the daughter of William Murray [unknown confidence] 3. William is the son of Carrie Hardison (Braly) Murray (1886-1915) [unknown confidence] 4. Carrie is the daughter of Mary Isabelle (White) Braly (1851-1931) [unknown confidence] 5. Mary is the daughter of Benjamin Franklin White (1828-1894) [unknown confidence] 6. Benjamin is the son of Mary (Holt) White (abt.1790-1866) [unknown confidence] 7. Mary is the daughter of Isabella (Perkins) Holt (1769-1852) [unknown confidence] 8. Isabella is the daughter of Mary Harding (Perkins) Hardeman (1754-1798) [unknown confidence] 9. Mary is the daughter of Nicholas H Perkins Sr (1718-1762) [unknown confidence] 10. Nicholas is the son of Anne (Pollard) Perkins (1684-abt.1754) [unknown confidence] This makes Anne the eighth great grandmother of Norman.
Jane Rolfe was the granddaughter of Pocahontas and English colonist John Rolfe, (credited with introducing a strain of tobacco for export by the struggling Virginia Colony). Her husband was Colonel Robert Bolling, who lived from 1646 to 1709. Robert and Jane had one son, John Bolling (1676–1729).
Jane and Norman are third cousins 10 times removed (Uncertain)
Jane (Rolfe) Bolling and Norman Sykes are both descendants of John Epes.
1. Jane is the daughter of Jane (Poythress) Rolfe [confident] 2. Jane is the daughter of Mary Frances (Sloman) Wynne [uncertain] 3. Mary is the daughter of Katherine (Epes) Sloman [unknown confidence] 4. Katherine is the daughter of John Epes [unknown confidence] This makes John the second great grandfather of Jane.
1. Norman is the son of Mary Margaret (Murray) Sykes DNA confirmed 2. Mary is the daughter of William Murray [unknown confidence] 3. William is the son of Carrie Hardison (Braly) Murray [unknown confidence] 4. Carrie is the daughter of Mary Isabelle (White) Braly [unknown confidence] 5. Mary is the daughter of Benjamin Franklin White [unknown confidence] 6. Benjamin is the son of Mary (Holt) White [unknown confidence] 7. Mary is the daughter of Isabella (Perkins) Holt [unknown confidence] 8. Isabella is the daughter of Thomas Hardeman [unknown confidence] 9. Thomas is the son of John Hardeman III [unknown confidence] 10. John is the son of John (Hardeman Hardyman) Hardeman [unknown confidence] 11. John is the son of Mary (Eppes) Hardeman [unknown confidence] 12. Mary is the daughter of Francis Eppes II [confident] 13. Francis is the son of Francis Eppes [confident] 14. Francis is the son of John Epes [confident] This makes John the 12th great grandfather of Norman.
Jane Rolfe From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Jane Rolfe Born 10 October 1650 Varina, Colony of Virginia (present-day Varina, Virginia, United States) Died 27 January 1676 (aged 25) Hopewell, Colony of Virginia (present-day Hopewell, Virginia, United States) Resting place Kippax Plantation Spouse(s) Robert Bolling Children John Bolling Parent(s) Thomas Rolfe Jane Poythress Relatives John Rolfe (paternal grandfather) Pocahontas (paternal grandmother)
Biography Jane Rolfe was born in Varina, Henrico County, Virginia on October 10, 1650 to Thomas Rolfe and his wife, Jane Poythress, whose parents were Francis Poythress and Alice Payton of England. Thomas Rolfe was the son of John Rolfe and his wife, Pocahontas.
Jane Rolfe married Robert Bolling of Prince George County, Virginia. Their son, John Bolling, was born on January 27, 1676. Jane is said to have died shortly after giving birth.
John Bolling married Mary Kennon, daughter of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham of Conjurer's Neck. The couple had six surviving children, each of whom married and had surviving children.
Jane Rolfe's interment was near her father in the Kippax Plantation, but her birth year was never engraved on her headstone.
References John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, 4th ed., Vol. 3, pp. 23–36. Snow, Megan (May 2003). "Thomas Rolfe". Historic Jamestowne. National Park Service. Retrieved August 31, 2011. Pecquet du Bellet, Louise (1907). "Bolling Family". Some prominent Virginia families. Lynchburg, VA: J.P. Bell Co. p. 304. Retrieved August 31, 2011. "The Descendants of Pocahontas: An Unclosed Case", by Elizabeth Vann Moore and Richard Slatten, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, XXIII, no.3, pp. 3–16, cited by John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, 4th ed., Vol. 3, p. 26, fn23–24. Moore and Slatten traced the suggestion that his wife was a Poythress back to a comment by W. G. Stanard in "Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents", Virginia Historical Magazine(I, 1894, 446–447): "His wife is said to have been a Miss Poythress (if so, doubtless a daughter of Francis Poythress." According to Moore and Slatten, Stanard cited as evidence handwritten notes on the flyleaf of a copy of A Complete Collection of All the Laws of Virginia Now in Force Carefully Copied from the Assembled Records (London, 168[?], now in the Library of Virginia. Moore and Slatten state: "Interestingly, Thomas Rolfe here is recorded as married to a 'Miss Payers'. We recall that in John Rolfe's will the name of his third wife is spelt Pyers (Peirce) and that it was John who married a "Jane". Here again a Bolling descendant confused the son with his father. Not recognizing the name 'Payers' as another variant of Peirce, someone searched the records for a name beginning with 'P' and having a 'y' in the first syllable. Francis Poythress lived in adjacent Charles City County and his name ended in s! Stanard wrote, 'His wife is said to have been a Miss Poythress (if so, doubtless a daughter of Francis Poythress).' (VMHB I, 446) Wyndham Robertson, a Bolling descendant, wrote in Pocahontas Alias Mataoke and Her Descendants (Richmond, 1887), 'I adopt "Jane Poythress" (not "Poyers") whom he is stated in the Bolling Memoirs to have married in England.' He added in justification of his charming adoption of an ancestress, '...no such name as "Poyers" is anywhere known ... the family of Poythress was already settled in Virginia.' ... The result has been the acceptance of a non-existent personage, 'Jane Poythress', in the Bibles of Virginia genealogy, as the bona fide ancestress of many illustrious Virginians. Who the wife (or wives) of Thomas Rolfe may have been remains an unanswered question." Editors, History com. "John Rolfe". HISTORY. Henrico County Deeds & Wills 1697–1704, p. 96 External links
'Robert I "The Bruce, King of Scotland" is the 23rd great grandfather of Norman
Bruce then supported William Wallace's uprising against the English
1. Norman is the son of Mary Margaret (Murray) Sykes DNA confirmed 2. Mary is the daughter of William Murray [unknown confidence] 3. William is the son of Joseph Henry Murray [unknown confidence] 4. Joseph is the son of John Thomas Murray [unknown confidence] 5. John is the son of Martha Louise (Carothers) Murray [unknown confidence] 6. Martha is the daughter of Hugh Carothers Jr. [unknown confidence] 7. Hugh is the son of Robert B. Carothers [unknown confidence] 8. Robert is the son of Hugh Carothers [unknown confidence] 9. Hugh is the son of Robert Carothers [unknown confidence] 10. Robert is the son of William Carruthers [unknown confidence] 11. William is the son of John Carruthers [unknown confidence] 12. John is the son of James Carruthers [unknown confidence] 13. James is the son of Agnes (Douglas) Carruthers [unknown confidence] 14. Agnes is the daughter of George Douglas [unknown confidence] 15. George is the son of James Douglas [unknown confidence] 16. James is the son of George Douglas [unknown confidence] 17. George is the son of George Douglas [unknown confidence] 18. George is the son of Archibald Douglas [unknown confidence] 19. Archibald is the son of George Douglas [unknown confidence] 20. George is the son of William Douglas [unknown confidence] 21. William is the son of Mary Stewart [confident] 22. Mary is the daughter of John Stewart [confident] 23. Robert III is the son of Robert Stewart II [confident] 24. Robert is the son of Marjorie (Bruce) Stewart [confident] 25. Marjorie is the daughter of Robert Bruce [confident]
(Robert I) "The Bruce, King of Scotland"the 23rd great grandfather of Norman.
. After Wallace was defeated, Bruce's lands were not confiscated and in 1298, Bruce became a guardian of Scotland, with John Comyn, Balliol's nephew and Bruce's greatest rival for the Scottish throne In 1306, Bruce quarrelled with Comyn and stabbed him in a church in Dumfries. He was outlawed by Edward and excommunicated by the pope. Bruce now proclaimed his right to the throne and on 27 March was crowned king at Scone. The following year, Bruce was deposed by Edward's army and forced to flee. His wife and daughters were imprisoned and three of his brothers executed. Robert spent the winter on the island off the coast of Antrim (Northern Ireland).
Returning to Scotland, Robert waged a highly successful guerrilla war against the English. At the Battle of Bannockburn in June 1314, he defeated a much larger English army under Edward II, confirming the re-establishment of an independent Scottish monarchy. Two years later, his brother Edward Bruce was inaugurated as high king of Ireland but was killed in battle in 1318. Even after Bannockburn and the Scottish capture of Berwick in 1318, Edward II refused to give up his claim to the overlordship of Scotland. In 1320, the Scottish earls, barons and the 'community of the realm' sent a letter to Pope John XXII declaring that Robert was their rightful monarch. This was the 'Declaration of Arbroath' and it asserted the antiquity of the Scottish people and their monarchy. Four years later, Robert received papal recognition as king of an independent Scotland. The Franco-Scottish alliance was renewed in the Treaty of Corbeil, by which the Scots were obliged to make war on England should hostilities break out between England and France. In 1327, the English deposed Edward II in favour of his son and peace was made with Scotland. This included a total renunciation of all English claims to superiority over Scotland. Robert died on 7 June 1329. He was buried at Dunfermline. He requested that his heart be taken to the Holy Land, but it only got as far as Spain. It was returned to Scotland and buried in Melrose Abbey.
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y. Robert Stewart II aka King of Scotland
Born 2 Mar 1316 in Dun Donald, Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland map
Robert is the 21th great grandfather of Norman
1. [Norman ] is the son of Mary Margaret (Murray) Sykes DNA confirmed 2. Mary is the daughter of William Murray [unknown confidence] 3. William is the son of Joseph Henry Murray [unknown confidence] 4. Joseph is the son of John Thomas Murray [unknown confidence] 5. John is the son of Martha Louise (Carothers) Murray [unknown confidence] 6. Martha is the daughter of Hugh Carothers Jr. [unknown confidence] 7. Hugh is the son of Robert B. Carothers [unknown confidence] 8. Robert is the son of Hugh Carothers [unknown confidence] 9. Hugh is the son of Robert Carothers [unknown confidence] 10. Robert is the son of William Carruthers [unknown confidence] 11. William is the son of John Carruthers [unknown confidence] 12. John is the son of James Carruthers [unknown confidence] 13. James is the son of Agnes (Douglas) Carruthers [unknown confidence] 14. Agnes is the daughter of George Douglas [unknown confidence] 15. George is the son of James Douglas [unknown confidence] 16. James is the son of George Douglas [unknown confidence] 17. George is the son of George Douglas [unknown confidence] 18. George is the son of Archibald Douglas [unknown confidence] 19. Archibald is the son of George Douglas [unknown confidence] 20. George is the son of William Douglas [unknown confidence] 21. William is the son of Mary Stewart [confident] 22. Mary is the daughter of John Stewart [confident] 23. Robert III is the son of Robert Stewart II [confident] This makes Robert the 21st great grandfather of Norman.
MARY WAYLES JEFFERSON
(THOMAS JEFFERSON"S wife) and Norman Francis Sykes are 4th cousins 7 times removed
MARTHA (JEFFERSON) RANDOLPH
(THOMAS JEFFERSON"S daughter) and Norman Francis Sykes are 3rd cousins 7 times removed To find the relationship we searched for an ancestor shared by both Martha Randolph and Norm Sykes. Francis Eppes is the third great grandfather of Martha Jefferson Randolph Francis Eppes is the tenth great grandfather of Norman Francis Sykes
MARY JEFFERSON EPPES
(THOMAS JEFFERSON"S daughter) and Norman Francis Sykes are 3rd cousins 8 times removed
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mary Jefferson Eppes ...Born August 1, 1778 Monticello, Virginia...Died April 17, 1804 (aged 25) Monticello, Virginia Mary "Maria" Jefferson Eppes, born Mary Jefferson (August 1, 1778 – April 17, 1804), was the younger of Thomas Jefferson's two daughters who survived infancy...formerly Jefferson
JAMES PINKNEY HENDERSON
and Norman Francis Sykes are 3rd cousins 6 times removed!
James Pinkney Henderson, statesman, soldier, and first governor of the state of Texas, the son of Lawson and Elizabeth (Carruth) Henderson, was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, on March 31, 1808. He attended Lincoln Academy and the University of North Carolina, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1829. In December 1836 James succeeded Stephen F. Austin as secretary of state.
THOMAS MANN RANDOLPH JR.
Husband of Martha W. (Jefferson) Randolph ( Thomas Jefferson's daughter)
and Norman Francis Sykes are 5th cousins 6 times removed
Direct descendant of John Rolfe and Pocahontas. Governor of Virginia from 1819-1822.
and Norman Francis Sykes are 1st cousins 12 times removed
Thomas is the son of POCAHONTAS M. Powhatan. Pocahontas is the daughter of Wahunsenacawh Powhatan. Wahunsenacawh is the grandfather of Thomas. Wahunsenacawh is Normans 12th direct great grandfather
Cleopatra is the 11th great grandmother of Norm.
Cleopatra is part Powhatan and Cherokee Indian. She married her half uncle. Her baby sister is Pocahontas whose real name is Matoaka. Pocahontas got that nickname from her father Wahunsenacawh.
Francus I King of Sicambria And West Franks (57 - ) is your 59th great grandfather
King of The West Franks Clodius II (37 - ) son of Francus I King of Sicambria And West Franks King of the Franks Marcomir III ( - 50) son of King of The West Franks Clodius II King of the Franks Clodomir IV IV ( - 63) son of King of the Franks Marcomir III Farabert King of Franks The (122 - 187) son of King of the Franks Clodomir IV IV Sunno (Huano) Franks King (137 - 213) son of Farabert King of Franks The King Hilderic (175 - 253) son of Sunno (Huano) Franks King Bartherus King Of The West Franks (180 - 272) son of King Hilderic Clodius III King of the Franks (190 - 264) son of Bartherus King Of The West Franks King Walter (of the Franks) Franks (220 - 306) son of Clodius III King of the Franks Dagobert I King of The Franks (240 - 317) son of King Walter (of the Franks) Franks Genebald I Des Franks -1st Duke of the East Franks (262 - 358) son of Dagobert I King of The Franks Dagobert II "The Younger" Duke of the Eastern Franks (325 - 398) son of Genebald I Des Franks -1st Duke of the East Franks Genebald Duke of Franks (262 - 358) son of Dagobert II "The Younger" Duke of the Eastern Franks Dagobert Franks (300 - 379) son of Genebald Duke of Franks Clodius Iv The East Franks (327 - 389) son of Dagobert Franks Wedelphus von Thuringii (360 - 382) son of Clodius Iv The East Franks Hunno Velphio King of the Alamanni (386 - 415) son of Wedelphus von Thuringii Adalger Agilofing King of the Bavarians I (415 - 508) son of Hunno Velphio King of the Alamanni Agiluf de Agilofinges (470 - 512) son of Adalger Agilofing King of the Bavarians I Agivald de Agilolfinges "Duke of Bavaria" (490 - 537) son of Agiluf de Agilofinges GARIBALD I DE AGILOFINGES, DUKE OF BAVARIA A1206 (525 - 591) son of Agivald de Agilolfinges "Duke of Bavaria" Count Rutpert I of Wormsgau and The Upper Rhine Robert I de Neustrie (689 - 764) son of GARIBALD I DE AGILOFINGES, DUKE OF BAVARIA A1206 Theuringbert Count Of Wormsgau (725 - 770) son of Count Rutpert I of Wormsgau and The Upper Rhine Robert I de Neustrie Rutpert II Count Of Wormsgau 36th MGGF (770 - 807) son of Theuringbert Count Of Wormsgau Rupert Iii Count Von Wormsgau (789 - 839) son of Rutpert II Count Of Wormsgau 36th MGGF Rutpert The Strong (820 - 866) son of Rupert Iii Count Von Wormsgau Robert De Marvois I (850 - 923) son of Rutpert The Strong Duke Hugh de Marvois "Le Grand" "Magnus" (916 - 956) son of Robert De Marvois I King of France Hugh Capet (939 - 996) son of Duke Hugh de Marvois "Le Grand" "Magnus" King "the Pious" Robert II (972 - 1031) son of King of France Hugh Capet Henri I Capet King of France (1008 - 1060) son of King "the Pious" Robert II Philippe I Capet King of France, the Fair or Amorous (1052 - 1108) son of Henri I Capet King of France King of France Louis VI (1081 - 1137) son of Philippe I Capet King of France, the Fair or Amorous Robert I DeDreux deFrance (1123 - 1184) son of King of France Louis VI Robert de Dreux II (1154 - 1218) son of Robert I DeDreux deFrance Pierre De Dreux, Duc de Bretagne (1190 - 1250) son of Robert de Dreux II Jean de Bretagne I (1217 - 1286) son of Pierre De Dreux, Duc de Bretagne John de Montfort de Dreux Richmond (1238 - 1305) son of Jean de Bretagne I Pierre de Bretagne Viscount deLeon (1272 - 1312) son of John de Montfort de Dreux Richmond Pierre de Morlaix (1305 - 1381) son of Pierre de Bretagne Viscount deLeon Henry Perkins (1340 - 1374) son of Pierre de Morlaix John Perkins Sir (1360 - 1399) son of Henry Perkins William 1st Lord of Ufton Perkins (1380 - 1451) son of John Perkins Sir Thomas Perkins Esquire (1400 - 1479) son of William 1st Lord of Ufton Perkins William Lord of Ufton Perkins (1430 - 1495) son of Thomas Perkins Esquire Richard Parkyns Sr (1470 - 1541) son of William Lord of Ufton Perkins Richard Parkyns Jr (1541 - 1603) son of Richard Parkyns Sr Aden Perkins (1582 - 1633) son of Richard Parkyns Jr Nicholas Perkins Sr (1614 - 1664) son of Aden Perkins NICHOLAS N Perkins (1647 - 1712) son of Nicholas Perkins Sr Constantine Perkins (1682 - 1767) son of NICHOLAS N Perkins Nicholas H. Perkins (1718 - 1762) son of Constantine Perkins Mary Hardin Perkins (1754 - 1798) daughter of Nicholas H. Perkins Isabella Perkins Holt (1770 - 1852) daughter of Mary Hardin Perkins Mary "Polly" Holt (1796 - 1865) daughter of Isabella Perkins Holt Benjamin Franklin White (1828 - 1894) son of Mary "Polly" Holt Mary "Molly" Isabella White (1851 - 1931) daughter of Benjamin Franklin White Carrie Hardison Braly (1886 - 1915) daughter of Mary "Molly" Isabella White William Braly Murray (1907 - 1982) son of Carrie Hardison Braly Mary Margaret Murray (1937 - 2013) daughter of William Braly Murray Norman Francis Sykes You are the son of Mary Margaret Murray
SOWEGE "Gliding Swan"and Norman Francis are 2nd cousins 10 times removed
SOWEGE "Gliding Swan" a Pekowi Shawnee married JACOB CASTLE, known as WHITE TASSEL, 1736 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She changed her name to MARY ELIZABETH. She was a Kispokotha ( Warrior Clan) Shawnee. Waupaathee is swan in Shawnee, therefore Sowega must denote some effeminant action of a swan.,perhaps "Gliding Swan" or "Swimming Swan". The Shawnee had 34 tribes (gens or clans) or name groups, as they are sometimes refered by. The Shawnee child is named by the elder of the tribe or gen of that particular division of the nation. In this case it would be the Kispokotha (Warrior Clan). "They generally bestow a name descriptive of some act of the animal or bird which is the totem of the infant named". (Trowbridge:1939,p.26)." "Women receive names within their totem tha convey an idea of softness or effeminacy". In general Shawnee "names are always more or less descriptive of some event which has occured,or of particular anticipated points in the character of the person, or of the animal which is their totem or name group." ( Towbridge:1939,p.27) Therefore it is fairly safe to assume that Sowegae is a name that identifies some effeminate nature of behavior of a swan.
Sykes Surname Genealogy
Sykes is a Yorkshire name derived from the Middle English syke, meaning "marshy stream" or "damp gully." Some families therefore may have had a forebear who lived near a syke. Or he may have come from one of a number of small settlements in Yorkshire named Syke or Sykes. The name started to appear in villages near Huddersfield in the 13th and 14th centuries. DNA testing suggests a common ancestry.
But the name may also have had a Cumbrian origin as well. William Sykes of Syke Dyke near Carlisle brought his name and his family to the West Ridings of Yorkshire in the 1500's. Select Sykes Resources on The Internet The Sykes of Sledmere. Sykes family history. The Sikes/Sykes Families Association. Sikes/Sykes family history. Sykes in Tennessee. Sykes of Smith County. William Sykes' Australian Family The family of convict William Sykes.
Select Sykes Ancestry
England. Richard Sykes of Sykes Dyke in Cumbria was an "eminent and opulent clothier," whose servants wore a branded bull as their badge. His wife was recorded as dying of scarlet fever in 1504. Their son William then moved across the Pennines and settled near Leeds where he became a successful cloth trader. Some of his children got caught up in the religious divide. One son, a Catholic priest, was hung, drawn and quartered at York Castle in 1588; and a later Sykes, in 1653, died a prisoner in the same castle for being a Quaker.
A branch of this family, based in Hull, expanded their business into shipping and finance, concentrating on the flourishing Baltic trade in pig iron. Their home from the 1730's was the extensive Sledmere estate in the Yorkshire Wolds. They were very much local landed gentry. The diary of Tatton Sykes, for instance, discussed mainly hunting, horses, and social affairs. Mark Sykes, later, became a noted Middle East diplomat.
A family account talks of a Sykes family working their way across the Pennine moors via Huddersfield and settling in the Saddleworth valleys. Betty Sykes, born in Diggle in 1795, was a wool weaver by trade. Her children were brought up to be wool sorters, spinners, or weavers. Another Sykes family came from Slathwaite and settled in Honley in the 1730's. And Sykes in Drighlington parish records (near Leeds) date from the early 1600's.
We find more Sykes in Huddersfield by the 19th century as the town expanded: the splendidly named Shakespear Garrick Sikes helped kickstart the local banking industry. Peace Sykes, the son of a woollen manufacturer, developed a reputation in Huddersfield as an artist. His son George became head of the local art school. while others made their mark in the wool industry. Joseph Sykes set up his Acre Mills in outlying Lindley. His son James Nield commissioned the art nouveau Clock Tower which still stands. Charles Sykes started out as a twelve year old office boy, came to own his own four-storey mill for knitting wool at Princeville in Bradford, and later served as the MP for Huddersfield. America. Sykes came to America more as Sikes than as Sykes (although Sykes now outnumber Sikes by roughly three to one). Richard and Phebe Sikes were early immigrants into New England, around 1638, settling in Springfield, Massachusetts. One branch of this family later moved inland to Ohio.
Sykes in the South More Sykes came via Virginia. John Sikes arrived there in 1637 and settled in Norfolk county. Branches of this family later moved to North Carolina and Smith County in Tennessee.
Subsequent generations of Sykes spread throughout the south. Needham Sikes set off with his family from North Carolina to Missouri in 1813. Another North Carolina Sykes family went to Duckhill in Mississippi. The town of Sikes in Louisiana was named after James Franklin Sikes, its first postmaster.
A well-to-do Sykes family from Virginia came via Alabama to Aberdeen in Mississsippi when the town was just starting to boom. Their Old Homestead, one of Aberdeen's grand antebellum mansions, was built in 1852 during the town's heyday. These Sykes were of course on the Confederate side. They remained, into the 20th century, one of Mississippi's aristocratic families. Perhaps their most well-known son was Judge Eugene Sykes who managed to parlay his political connections to become head of the Federal Communications Commission in the 1930's.
African Americans The Sykes name began to appear as an African American name after emancipation, in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Thomas Sykes was a member of the Tennessee state assembly during Reconstruction; but he disappeared into obscurity when Jim Crowism reared its head.
Roosevelt Sykes' grandfather was growing up on a farm in West Helena, Arkansas at that time. Later, West Helena became a focal point for blacks from rural Arkansas and the Mississippi delta. Roosevelt grew up to be a great blues pianist. As compositions such as West Helena Blues suggest, this place was very much his spiritual home.
Australia. Australia provides two contrasting lives of convicts, both coincidentally named William Sykes: The first William Sykes was transported there in 1806. He married and, after securing his freedom, settled down as a farmer and lived onto the right old age of 86. the second William Sykes might have lived his life in drifting obscurity but for the discovery in the 1930's of a collection of letters written to him by his wife back in Yorkshire in the 1860's. They were later collated into Graham Seal's book, Those Few Lines: The Lost Lives of Myra and William Sykes. Africa. Sykes is an an illustrious name in Dar es Salaam. The forebear of the family was a Zulu who had arrived there as a German mercenary. His son Abdulwahid Sykes grew up a Muslim, founded the political party TANU, and led the post-war struggle against British colonialism. Kleist Sykes was mayor of Dar es Salaam and the name continues today with Dully Sykes, a hip hop artist.
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