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Descendants of DYKES

Generation No. 3


3. WILLIAM3 DYKES, SR. (GEORGE2, DYKES1) was born Bet. 1725 - 1730, and died 1802 in South Carolina. He married (1) SUSANNAH (ELIZABETH?) EVERETTE, daughter of WILLIAM EVERETTE and NANCY ???. He married (2) PENELOPE JOHNSON.

Notes for W
ILLIAM DYKES, SR.:
William gave a deed to Reuben Powell in Pitt County, NC for a tract of land given to him by his father, George Dykes. It stated William Dykes of Winton County, South Carolina, now Barnwell. This is the same piece of land that was owned by William Dykes in Pitt County in 1775. The land was confiscated by the sheriff and sold to the highest bidder to get funds to hire a person to fight in the Revolutionary Army in place of William. In South Carolina, both George and William were Loyalists. After his land was taken, William left Pitt County and went to Barnwell County, South Carolina, where his son, George, then lived on land given him in 1772 by the Crown. To get a clear title for the land Reuben Powers paid 10 pounds to William Dykes in 1790.

More About WILLIAM DYKES:
Burial: Barnwell District, South Carolina1
Census 1: 1790, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, pg. 102
Census 2: 1800, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, pg. 313

William gave a deed to Reuben Powell in Pitt County, NC for a tract of land given to him by his father, George Dykes. It stated William Dykes of Winton County, South Carolina, now Barnwell. This is the same piece of land that was owned by William Dykes in Pitt County in 1775. The land was confiscated by the sheriff and sold to the highest bidder to get funds to hire a person to fight in the Revolutionary Army in place of William. In South Carolina, both George and William were Loyalists. After his land was taken, William left Pitt County and went to Barnwell County, South Carolina, where his son, George, then lived on land given him in 1772 by the Crown. To get a clear title for the land Reuben Powers paid 10 pounds to William Dykes in 1790.

William said to have moved with his in-laws the William Everett family from Pitt Co., N.C. about the time of the Revolution.

More About WILLIAM DYKES:
Burial: Barnwell District, South Carolina
Census: 1790, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, pg. 102

This reformatted information is from papers left by a Robert Dykes, 700 Faust St, Ozark, in the Eufaula, AL library) by Donna Griffin (griffin-m-d@webtv.net) on 3/8/01     

William Dykes, son of George Dykes, Sr.     
                       
William Dykes appeared to be present in Pitt Co., NC in 1778, according to a deed record found in Deed Book F, pgs. 412-413 (NC Archives, Deed Reel 21): March 14, 1778, Sampson Powell to Moses Cranberry of Pitt County, 300 acres in Pitt County near Little Contentony on the Hencoop Swamp, beginning…. down the various windings to Wm. Dykes line, with said Dykes line to Ruben Powells…Wit.: Samuel Powell, George Granberry, Jno. Powell.                             
                             
Other deeds involving William Dykes in Pitt County recoeds were as follows:                             
Deed Book H, pg. 190, 20 Feb 1781.                             
To all to whom this present writing shall come, know ye that I, Richard Moy, Constable, whereas by virtue of Warrant of      distress issued by law, John Salter of the County aforesaid, dated the 17th day of November 1780, being against the lands,tenements, goods, and chattels of William Dikes to raize sufficient sum of money to hire a man in the room of William Dikes to serve in the Militia raized for the defence State aforesaid. Now know ye that I the said constable pursuant to Act of Assembly in that case made and provided for and in consideration of five thousand pounds to me in hand paid by Reuben      Powell, Jr. of the County and State aforesaid have fully absolutely bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth fully bargain sell aline convey and confirm unto the said Reuben Powell, Jr. his heirs and assigns forever one message tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the State and County aforesaid on the North side of Little Contentnea on a Branch called Hencoop Branch, Jacob Blounts line and runs North 60 degrees, West 100 poles to a pine thence North 30 degrees, East 160 poles to a black jack then 100 poles to a black jack then to the beginning. It being a      patent granted to Jeremiah Ream bearing date November 15th 1762 containing by estimation one hundred acres more or less which land as aforesaid by virtue of the warrant aforesaid and sold at public vendue to the highest bidder for the purpose aforesaid. To have and to hold the aforesaid plantation or tract of land with all and singular the privileges and hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining unto him the said Reuben Powell, Jr. his heirs and assigns do warrant grant and agree to and with the said Reuben Powell, Jr. his heirs or assigns in manner and form following, that is to say that I the said Richard Moy for myself and for the said William Dikes his heirs or assigns the above granted land and premises and appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Reuben Powell, Jr. his heirs and assigns against the lawful claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend. Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of Feb. 1781. Signed: Richard Moy. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us: John      Powell, George Granberry, Moses Granbery. Pitt Co. Court, April term 1782, ordered to be registered.                       
Deed Book M, pg. 119, 18 Nov 1788.                             
Moses Granberry sold 300 acres to John Jackson for 100 pounds. Adj. William Dyck, Reuben Powell.     
                             
Deed Book O, pg. 77, 04 Feb 1797.                             
John Coward sold 222 acres to Edward Sturdivant for 130 pounds adj. William Dykes. Former owners: Sampson Powell, William Whitfield.                       
                             
William Dikes moved to Winton Co., SC and fought as a Loyalist in the Rev. War from Orangeburg County. The above deed was to sell his land to hire someone to fight in his place.                             
                             
After the war, in 1790, William Dikes gave Reuben Powell a clear title to that land as shown in the following deed, recorded in Pitt Co., NC Deed Book M, pg. 372-373:                             
This indenture made this 18th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety between      William Dikes of the State of South Carolina and in Winton County of the one part and Reuben Powell, Jr., of Pitt County and state of North Carolina of the other part. Witnesseth that the said William Dykes sold for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds hard money to me in hand paid by the R. Powell, the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge myself fully satisfied contented and paid have given granted bargained and sold and by these presents do freely voluntarily give grant      bargain alien and sell unto the said Reuben Powell his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract of land lying and being in Pitt County and state aforesaid on the North side of Little Contenney Creek and both sides of Hen Coop Branch to wit beginning at willow oak in the Hen Coop Branch Jacob Blounts line and runs North 60 west 100 poles to a pine thence North 30 Et. 160 pole to a black jack then 100 pole to black jack then to the beginning along patent granted to Jeremiah Masema (undoubtedly Rhame) bearing date Nov. the 15th 1762 containing by estimation one hundred acres more or less butted and bounded and before mentioned. To have and to hold the said tract of land unto him the said Reuben Powell his heirs and      assigns forever with the rights privileges and appurtenances thereunto belongiing or in any wise thereunto appertaining warranting the same to be free from the lawful claims of any person or persons whatsoever that shall ____ to lay any claim title or interest to my part on ___ thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. William Dykes (his mark). Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us: Joseph Jackson, Jr., Powell Herrington.      Ordered to be registered, April term 1791.                       
                             
It is believed that the said William Dikes was the one in Orangeburg, SC in 1773 with a probable son, George Dikes, as referenced by the SC Department of Archives & History                              
Alphabetical Index:                             
Dikes, William - Unrecorded plat for land not granted, 200 acres on Edisto River, Orangeburg District, surveyed by Robert Lang, 10 Apr 1773, Entry No. 009-018-0002-00331.                             
Dikes, William - Charles Brown, plat for 500 acres in Berkly County, 07 Feb 1775, Entry No. 0009-003-0013-00361-01.
                             
Dikes, George - Plat for 100 acres in Colleton Co., 08 Aug 1772, Entry No. 0009-0003-0014-00402-01.                             
Dikes, George - Land grant for 100 acres in Colleton Co., 11 Feb 1773, Entry No. 0002-005-0028-00274-00.
                             
Dikes, George - Memorial for 100 acres on Hollow Creek, Colleton Co., 21 Jun 1773, Entry No. 0030-002-0012-00253-03.                             
                             
William Dikes apparently had four members in his household as each person was allowed 50 acres in a grant and he requested a grant for 200 acres.                             
If George was his son, he was probably newly married and asked for just his wife and himself in the separate grant.                             
                             
The Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, found William Dikes and probably two sons fighting as Loyalists in the Orangeburg Militia.                              
Clark (1981) provided information on them:                             
Orangeburgh Militia - Pay abstract Nr 23, Colonel John Fisher's Regiment, Orangeburgh Militia (Fork of Edisto and Orangeburgh, SC) Captain John Sally's Company, Soldiers' Certification, Charlestown, SC, 183-six month pay, 14 June - 14 Dec. 1780, paid 23 Nov. 1781 (Taken from British Records Office, PRO T50, Vol. 1): #13 Dikes, George; #14 Thomas Dikes; #15 William Dikes (pg. 197).                             
                             
Pay Abstract Nr_____, Major Zachariah Gibbs' Regiment, Spartan Militia, Ninety Six Brigade, men who came to Orangeburgh with Lieut Colonel John H. Cruger, now present at Dorchester, who also served with Colonel Ferguson, Lieutenant Samuel Toung's Company, six-months pay, 14 Jun - 13 Dec. 1780 (Taken from British Records Office, PRO, T50, Vol. 2,): #31 Thomas Dycks (pg. 281).                             
                             
Pay Abstract Nr____, Lieut Colonel Zachariah Gibbs' Regiment, Spartan Militia, Ninety Six Brigade, six-months pay, 14 June - 13 Dec. 1780, 08 Sept 1781 (Taken from British Records Office, PRO T50, Vol. 1): #29 Thomas Dicks (pg. 279).                             
                             
J.D. Parry of England, a member of the Association of Genealogists and Record Agents, was hired in 1985 to locate the military records of the above Loyalists; however, all he could find was the following as sent to this writer in a communication dated 19 May 1985:                             
T50//2. An abstract of pay due Capt. John Sally's Co., Orangeburg District of South Carolina Militia, 14 June 1780 to 14 Dec. 1780:                             
Private George Dikes, 6-8.8 pounds s. in arrears:                             
Private William Dikes, 6-8.8 pounds s. in arrears.                             
In arrears means that they were not paid for their Loyalist service. Nothing was found concerning Thomas Dikes. Additional research has not yielded any documents from the three Loyalists to the English government for compensation of their services.                             
                             
If the said Thomas Dicks was a relative and left NC to fight in SC with the other Dikes', he paid dearly for his service as a Loyalist. Thomas Dick's land, 150 acres in Dobbs Co., was confiscated by the state of NC and sold to Richard Caswell, 25 April 1785.                             
                             
Not much else is known about William Dikes. He was on the 1787 Tax List for Winton Co. (derived from portions of Orangeburg Co.)                             
                             
On 06 Nov 1786, William Dyche received a state grant of land, 150 acres, situate in the District of Orangeburg on Roberts Swamp, north side of South Edisto (Vol. 16, pg. 41).                             
1790 Orangeburg Co., SC census: (William Dykes is shown with 6 sons & 4 dau.)
1800 Orangeburg Co., SC census, page 313: (2 sons & 3 dau.)           
Dykes, William      5 white males over 16
Dikes, William      1 male 45 and up     
      2 white males under 16
      1 male 10-16     
      5 white females     
      1 male under 10     
      1 female under 10     
      2 females 10-16     
      1 female 45 and up, Lear Brooker     
      1 slave     
                             
On 30 Jan 1802, William Dicks made a deed to his two daughters, Rebecca and Leurana Dicks, by his common-law wife, Lear Brooker. The deed was recorded in Barnwell Co. Deed Book No. 2, pg. 245-246:                             
William Dicks to Rebecker and Leurana Dicks. Deed. State of South Carolina. Barnwell District. January the thirtieth one thousand eight hundred and two. Know all men by these presents, for and in consideration of the love and affection which I have for my daughters, Rebecker and Leurana Dicks, children of Lear Brooker of the state and district aforesaid, have given and granted and by these presents, do give and grant unto my said children above mentioned, to them their heirs and assigns forever, the tract or parcel of land whereon I now live lying and being in the state and district aforesaid,      containing one hundred and fifty acres together with the Mill thereon, and formerly known by the name of King Williams Mill, the said land lays in Boggy Gut, waters of Savannah River, and bounded by lands of Shadrick Mims and Elijah Gillett. I also      give unto my said children, them their heirs and assigns all and singular my stock of every kind and description whatsoever together with my house furniture and every other species of property I may possess at my death, the land stock and other      property to be equally divided between them my said two children above mentioned, tho should one of them die before she      becomes of age or be married then and in that case I give the whole of the property above mentioned unto the survivor. It is fully understood that the right of the property above mentioned and given is to remain in myself until my death, at which period should Lear Brooker, the mother of my said children above mentioned, be then living, that she the said Lear Brooker shall have the use and benefit of the said property unless she should marry after this, then it is to rest with the above mentioned children of mine whether the said Lear Brooker is to have any of said property ___ ____, but if not marry and      the said children should marry the above mentioned girls should and not their mother live with her children, she is to have one third of the above mentioned property until her death, and then to my said children. Given under my hand this 30th day of January 1802.
William Dicks (his seal). Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Thomas Bassett, Lewis Johnson.      State of South Carolina. Barnwel District. Personally appeared before me Mr. Thomas Bassett, who after being duly sworn as the law directs and sayeth he was present and saw the within mentioned named William Dicks signed this deed of gift for the within mentioned purpose and who saw Mr. Lewis Johnson sign his name as witness. Sworn to before me this 9th day of February 1802. Robert Bradley, J.P. Thomas Bassett, Recorded the 9th of February 1802.                       
                             
                             
There can be no doubt that the above William Dicks was the one and same William Dikes counted by Elijah Gillett on the list of taxable persons in Winton Co. in 1787, and, from the above instrument, one can easily see that they were neighbors. Undoubtedly by the aforementioned deed of gift, William Dicks/Dikes wanted to insure that his illegitimate children would receive from his estate. The William Dyches estate was probated in Barnwell Co. and recorded in Barnwell Co. Estate Papers, Case #3, Package #12. His old friends, Joseph Jackson and Daniel McClain of Pitt Co., NC were the witnesses on the paper giving Lear Brooker the rights of administrator to the estate, 18 Mar 1802.                             
                             
The inventory of his estate was as follows:                             
50 head of meat cattle      $300.00                        
96 head of hogs      $96.00                        
29 head of sheep      $52.00                        
1 mare & 1 horse      $180.00                        
2 stills appraised to      $100.00                        
150 bushels of corn      $75.00                        
3 beds, 2 bedsteads & furniture      $60.00                        
1 barrel of 32 gal. of potato brandy      $32.00                        
2 guns & shot pouches      $20.00                        
1 lot of pewter & crockery wear      $20.00                        
1 lot of plantation tools      $15.00                        
1 set of kitchen furniture      $9.00                        
1 lot of old chairs, table and                             
spinning wheel      $5.00                        
60 barrels, pails, tubs      $16.00                        
4 beehives      $8.00                        
Dozen books by different persons      $78.00                        
1 negro      $40.00                        
Old saddle, saddlebags & ___      $7.00                        
We the undersigned do certify the above to be a true inventory and appraisement of the estate of William Dych deceased. _______Brown, Solomon McClain, Thomas Bassett.                             
                             
1810 Barnwell Co., SC census, page 144:                              
Dyches, Lear      1 male under 10                       
      1 female under 10                       
      1 female 10-16                       
      1 female over 45                       
      1 slave                       
Lear Brooker died around 1819 in Barnwell Co., SC. Will Book 1, page 62                             
It is indeed unfortunate that William Dikes did not list any of his other heirs as there most likely were some. Even in the 1800 census, there were children living in his household who were under age; however, they could have been Lear Brooker's children by another man, so they would not inherit from his estate. As a result, one can only use circumstantial evidence of place and time to construct his family; therefore, it is believed that the following may have been his children:                       
                       


Notes for S
USANNAH (ELIZABETH?) EVERETTE:
Re: Isaac and George Dykes
Posted by: BB
Date: April 29, 2000 at 14:19:40
In Reply to: Re: Isaac and George Dykes by John A. Shiver
Actually, according to her father's will of 1788, William Dykes' wife's name was Elizabeth Everett. Her parents were William and Nancy "Anne" Everett who had lived up in Pitt Co., NC along side the George Dykes, Sr. family before the Rev. War.
     
Children of W
ILLIAM DYKES and SUSANNAH EVERETTE are:
  i.   BARDEN4 DYKES, b. Orangeburg District, South Carolina.
  Notes for BARDEN DYKES:
More About BURDEN/BARDEL DYKES:
Census: 1800, South Carolina, Orangeburg District, pg. 311
Notes for BURDEN/BARDEL DYKES:
He moved with Isaac Dykes, William Dyches, Abel Dykes, John Dicks, and Dennis Dykes to FL 20 Nov 1811.


Posted by: John A. Shiver
Date: April 25, 2000 at 21:08:51

Abel Dykes born abt 1760 in Orangeburg District, SC, died after 1820. Signed a petition Nov 20, 1811 of the inhabitants of West Fla for Fla to become a state. June 1812 settled a claim west of Pearl River. In 1820 census was living in Pike Co, MS. Abel Dykes received a passport through the Indian Lands on 10-10-1809. George P. Dykes got a passport signed 3-3-1808. Believe these were passports issued by Gov of GA. Barden listed as a son of GEorge and Sarah seems to have been wife of GEorge. Also
receiving land east of Pearl River were Burden and Benjamin Dykes, brothers to George and sons of William Dykes and Susannah Everett. All three in 1837 Ms census, Benjamin in Jones Co; in 1850, he and family listed in Jasper Co,


Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812. Dugee - Ferland
Submitted by Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society
The LaGenWeb Archives thanks them for contributing this information.

Dychas, William / Private / De Clouet's Reg't., La. Militia
(Orig. under Dykes, William)
Dyches, Barden / Private / De Clouet's Reg't., La. Militia
(Orig. under Dykes, Barden)
Dyches, William / Private / De Clouet's Reg't., La. Militia
(Orig. under Dykes. William)
Dychex, Isaac / Corporal / 12 and 13 Cons. Reg't., La. Mil.
Dyer, Robert / Private / 10 and 20 Cons. Reg't., La. Mil.
(Orig. under Dyre, Robert)
Dyhes, Barden / Private / DeClouet's Reg't., La. Militia
(Orig. under Dykes, Barden)
Dykes, Barden / Private / De Clouet's Reg't., La. Militia
Dykes, Dennis / Private 1 / 2 and 13 Cons. Reg't., La. Mil.
Dykes, William / Private / De Clouet's Reg't., La. Militia

5. ii.   JACOB DYKES, b. Orangeburg District, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1790, Orangeburg District, South Carolina.
6. iii.   GEORGE DYKES III, b. Abt. 1750, South Carolina; d. October 22, 1818, Pulaski County, Georgia.
7. iv.   ISAAC DYKES, SR., b. 1755, Orangeburg District, South Carolina; d. November 30, 1807, Barnwell District, South Carolina.
  v.   ABEL DYKES, b. Abt. 1760, Orangeburg District, South Carolina.
  Notes for ABEL DYKES:
More About ABEL DYKES:
Census 1: 1800, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, pg. 313
Census 2: 1820, Pike County, Mississippi, page 21

In Reply to: ABEL DYKES, bc 1760 SC-LA -MS posted by Kaye Hancock on September 01, 1998 at 07:41:52:

I have an Abel Dykes b ca 1760 Orangeburg District, SC. I have his ancestors, but not his descendents. My Abel was listed in the 1800 SC census; on 11-20-1811 he signed a petition of the inhabitants of west FL for FL to become a state. By 6-1812 he had settled a claim west of the Pearl River. He was living in Pike Co, MS during the 1820 census, pg. 21. Also noted for receiving public lands east of the Pearl River were Barden Dykes and Benjamin; all 3 brothers. In the 1837 MS state census, Benjamin is listed in Jones Co.; in 1850 he & family are listed in Jasper Co. Could we be speaking of the same Dykes' family? Would like to swap info, if you're willing.
Email me....CntySrSec@aol.com

Signed a petition Nov. 20, 1811 of the inhabitants of West Florida for Florida to become a State. June 1812 settled a claim west of Pearl River. Living in Pike Co., Ms. in 1820 Census. Abel Dykes received a passport through the Indian Lands on 10-10-1809. George P. Dykes got a passport signed 3-3-1808 Barden is listed as a son and Sarah as his wife. Also Noted for receiving land east of the Pearl River were Burden and Benjamin Dykes; all three brothers.1837 Ms. state census Benjamin listed in Jones Co.; in 1850 he and family listed in Jasper Co. Benjamin born abt. 1781, wife named Martha moved from Orangeburg S.C.to Ms. in 1831. William said to have been the son of William Dykes who moved with his in laws, the William Everett family, from Pitt Co., N.C.about the time of the Rev. War.

More About ABEL DYKES:
Census: 1800, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, pg. 313



8. vi.   CECELIA DYKES, b. Abt. 1765, Barnwell District, South Carolina; d. November 05, 1857, South Carolina.
9. vii.   JOSIAS DYKES, b. December 05, 1780, Barnwell District, South Carolina; d. August 03, 1850, Barnwell District, South Carolina.
10. viii.   BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DYKES, b. 1781, Orangeburg District, South Carolina; d. Mansfield, Louisiana.


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