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Descendants of DYKES

4. GEORGE3 DYKES, JR. (GEORGE2, DYKES1) was born Abt. 1730, and died Bef. September 06, 1790 in Richmond County, Georgia. He married UNITY ???. She was born Abt. 1735, and died Abt. 1800 in Effingham County, Georgia.

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In Volume 2, Georgia D.A.R. Historical Collections, Richmond County, Georgia the Last Will and Testament of George Dykes mentions: Wife, Unity; my last three children, Noah Dikes, Rebeca Dikes, and Martha Dikes; children, Jesse, George, Unity, Levi, and Mary Dikes; daughters Susan Granberry, and Ester Tyson; sons George and Jesse, executors.

Deed transactions: 8-15-1786 George Dykes granted 59 acres Pitt Co., N.C.
12-14-1789 George Dykes sold 200 acres to Benjamin May, Pitt Co., N.C.

Fact 1: April 19, 1790, Will Richmond Co., Ga.
Fact 2: July 13, 1747, Witness will Thos. Giddens-Johnston Co. N C

George Dikes, Jr., married Unity ______. Two deeds involving George Dikes, Jr., were recorded in Pitt Co., NC records:                       
Grant Book K, pg. 153. 25 Aug 1786. George Dikes was granted 59 acres, Pitt Co., NC, on the N. side of Little Contentnea Creek, surveyed by Jesse Dykes and George Dykes, Junr.,chain bearers, and Jesse Moye, D.S.                       
Deed Book M, pg. 311. 14 Dec 1789. George Dikes sold 200 acres to Benjamin May on the N. side of Little Contentnea Creek, land that was formerly owned by Moses Tison.                 
Wit.: Nathaniel Moore, Jacob Tison, Isaac Joiner.                       
George Dikes, Jr. (son of 1st George Dikes) evidently moved to Richmond Co., GA after selling the above 200 acres. He died there prior to 19 Apr 1790, when his will was written.                       
The will was probated and recorded in Richmond Co., GA, Book A, Folio 34, on 06 Sep 1790. Heirs listed were:     
1.Unity (his wife)
2.Jesse Dykes
3.George Dykes
4.Unity Dykes
5.Levi Dykes
6.Mary Dykes
7.Noah Dykes
8.Rebecca Dykes
9.Martha Dykes
10.Susannah Granberry
11.Esther Tyson
Lucas (1970) referenced numerous deeds involving this family in Georgia: (pgs. 179-180)                       
Year:      Grant Book and Page No.:      County:      Acres:      Name:
1791      XXXX, pg. 135      Columbia      900      George Dykes
1793      XXX, pg. 301      Effingham      300      George Dykes
1796      YYYY, pg. 133      Effingham      450      Unity Dykes
1800      CCCCC, pg. 516      Warren      95      George Dykes
1805      PPPPP, pg. 163      Effingham      250      Jesse Dykes
1808      G. 5, pg. 322      Effingham      250      Noah Dykes
1813      M. 5, pg. 404      Effingham      100      Jesse Dykes
1819      M. 5, pg. 403      Effingham      200      Noah Dykes
Some information about the children of George and Unity Dykes follows:                       
Jesse Dykes made will in Effingham Co. Will Book 3, page 36f and it was recorded 05 Oct 1835. The heirs mentioned in the will were wife Mary, sons George D. Dykes (Exec.),                   Jesse D. Dykes and daughter Pensey, wife of Furney Willis.                       
Jesse's son George D. fought in FL Indian War in Fitzgerald's FL Mtd. Militia and in Mason's Co. 1 (Warren's) FL Militia, 1837 Indian War. He moved to Alachua Co., FL.                       
George Dykes, Jr. first appeared in GA on the 1794 Warren Co. Tax List with 1100 acres in Warren Co.     
He died in Richmond Co., GA, 1810. In Effingham Co., GA, Deed Book B, page 225, Camel Tison applied for administration on estate of George Dykes, dec'd, May 7, 1810.                       
Whereupon, caveat to his appointment was filed by Noah Dikes. Because the deceased died in Richmond Co., the caveat was sustained, and the application was dismissed.                 
Some of the children of said George Dykes of Warren Co., GA were probably Daniel Dikes, Parker Dikes and Stephen Dikes who bought from the estate of Thomas Harbit, 21 & 23 Dec 1799 in Hancock Co., GA. (Hancock Co. Wills & Estates, Vol. AA, pg 83-84). Hancock Co. was next door to Warren Co. , where the said George Dikes resided.     
Daniel Dykes moved to Shelby Co., AL, 1820, where he was enumerated with two white males under 21, three white males over 21, one white female over 21, and two white females under 21.

Parker Dykes moved to Madison Co., AL, 1812, and Stephen Dikes was Monroe Co., Miss. Territory, 1816. Prior to moving to Miss.,
Stephen Dykes was in the 1805 Land Lottery of Hancock Co., and he drew land lot #282 in the 1st District of Baldwin County, land granted 02 Oct 1805.                       
Susannah Dykes married Moses Granberry who died about 1807 in Warren Co., GA.                       
Esther Dykes married James Tyson and lived in Effingham Co., GA                       
Unity Dykes married Camel Tyson and lived in Effingham Co., GA.                       
Mary Dykes married Tyron Pace and lived in Effingham Co., GA.                       
Levi Dykes was murdered in 1793 in Effingham Co., GA, no record of a wife.                             
Noah Dykes married Sarah Staten on 04 Feb 1791 in Effingham Co., GA.                             
Rebecca Dykes married William Neely/Kelly.                             
Martha Dykes married (1) James Garrason, (2) Frederick Jackson Mills, Sr. and moved from Effingham Co., GA to Atkinson Co.                             

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Fact 1: Sources from"Burch, Harrell, and Allied families, Vol. I, by Marilu B. Smallwood
Fact 2: Source obtained from Clera Ethel Dubose Dykes Bible
Fact 3: Source obtained Mrs. Bernice Toole, Dykes descendent, Greensboro, Florida
Fact 4: Signed Will on April 19, 1790
Fact 5: Will probated on September 6, 1790

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NITY ???:
Notes for UNITY
Unity moved with children after death of George to Effingham County, GA.

Children of G
EORGE DYKES and UNITY ??? are:
  i.   ESTHER4 DYKES, b. Pitt County, North Carolina; d. Effingham County, Georgia?; m. JAMES TYSON; d. Effingham County, Georgia?.
  More About ESTHER DYKES:
Fact 1: Sources from Peggy Mayfield, Albequerque, New Mexico

  More About JAMES TYSON:
Fact 1: Sources from Peggy Mayfield, Albequerque, New Mexico

11. ii.   NOAH DYKES, b. 1772, Pitt County, North Carolina; d. 1799, Effingham County, Georgia?.
  iii.   REBECCA DYKES, b. Pitt County, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM NEALY.
  iv.   UNITY DYKES, b. Pitt County, North Carolina; d. Effingham County, Georgia?; m. CAMEL TYSON, Effingham County, Georgia?; d. Effingham County, Georgia?.
12. v.   JESSE DYKES, b. 1761, Effingham County, Georgia; d. November 27, 1830, Effingham County, Georgia.
  vi.   LEVI HENRY DYKES, b. 1768, Pitt County, North Carolina; d. June 20, 1793, Effingham County, Georgia.
"A young man named Levi Dykes was found dead on the road about five miles from Indian Bluff, in Effingham County, Georgia. He had been shot and killed. An inquest was held and the jury found he was willfully murdered by parties unknown. A man named Denmark has been taken up on suspicion." June 20, 1793 newspaper article. Jesse Dykes (brother) applies for Admn. on estate of Levi Dykes, June 25, 1793, Effingham County.

Fact 1: Never married
Fact 2: Murdered in 1793, age 25 years

  vii.   MARY DYKES, b. Abt. 1778, Pitt County, North Carolina; d. Effingham County, Georgia?; m. TYRON PACE, August 16, 1798, Effingham County, Georgia; d. Effingham County, Georgia?.
13. viii.   MARTHA (PATSY) DYKES, b. 1782, Pitt County, North Carolina; d. October 10, 1870, Ware County, Georgia.
14. ix.   GEORGE DYKES III, d. May 07, 1810, Richmond County, Georgia.
15. x.   SUZANNAH DYKES, b. Abt. 1805, Barnwell District, South Carolina; d. Pulaski County, Georgia.

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