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Descendants of DYKES

Generation No. 4

5. JACOB4 DYKES (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, DYKES1) was born in Orangeburg District, South Carolina, and died Bef. 1790 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina. He married DORCUS ???.
Child of J
  i.   ISAAC5 DYKES, b. Bef. 1790, Orangeburg District, South Carolina.

6. GEORGE4 DYKES III (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, DYKES1) was born Abt. 1750 in South Carolina, and died October 22, 1818 in Pulaski County, Georgia. He married MARY BRYAN Bef. 1773 in South Carolina?. She was born Abt. 1750 in South Carolina, and died in Pulaski County, Georgia?.

Notes for G
George Dykes petitioned the SC Counsil Journal for a grant of land, 04 Aug 1772 (SC Council Journal, Vol. 36, (pt. 2), pg. 148). The petition list read "George Dicks....100 acres"; however, the notation on the side of the list read "Petition of George Dikes". The memorial for the land was found in SC Archives Memorials, Vol. 12, pg. 253, 21 Jun 1773: A memorial exhibited by George Dikes to be registered in the Auditor Generals Office, S.C., of a plantation or tract of 100 acres of land situate in Colleton County on the waters Hollow Creek Waters of N Edistoe bounding NW on Frederick Wolf's all other sides on vacant land survey certified the 8th August 1772 and granted the 11th of February 1773 to the Memorialist _____ to commence two years from the date. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set my hand the 21st of June 1773. David Cunningham, S.D. July 3, 1773, to Samuel Rosemand. The actual aforesaid grant was found in Royal Grants, Vo. 28, pg. 274, George Dikes.                 
It is believed that this George Dikes was the same one who received numerous state grants:                       
Vol. 8, pg. 140, 05 Dec 1785      George Dyche for and in consideration of 2 pounds 6 shillings & 8 p. sterling money for 100 acres situate in the District of Orangeburgh, in the Fork of Edisto, on a branch called Tony's Savannah.                 
Vol. 20, pg. 152, 07 May 1787 George Dikes for and in consideration of 13 pounds for 572 acres situate in the District of Orangeburgh in the forks of Edisto River bounding on Lands of the said Dykes, John Salley and vacant land.                 
Vol. 32, pg. 428, 05 Aug 1793      George Dikes for 168 acres (surveyed for him the 5th of May 1791) situate in the District of Orangeburgh in the fork of Edisto River on branches of Goodland Swamp waters of the S. fork. Bounded by lines running NW & NE by Stroubles land, NW unknown, SE & SW by Dikes the other sides vacant.                 
The following deeds can be viewed on microfilm at the South Carolina Library, Columbia, SC:                       
12 Feb 1795      George Dykes of Orangeburgh District to Jacob Salley, for 30 pounds sterling, land on both sides of Goodland Swamp...(torn fragment)                 
10 Feb 1823      David Rumph, Sheriff of Orangeburg District, writ in Oct. 1812, at the suit of Henry Hufman, to levy $40.20 from the goods, etc. of George Dyches, 307 acres granted: (1) 100 acres granted to George Dyches, Sr.; (2) 207 acres granted to Wm. Bryant on Goodland Swamp adj. Jacob Salley....sold to John Vinyard and Sanders Glover. Wit.: G. Jennings, Don B. Jones.                 
Proved by Donald B. Jones before Samuel P. Jones, J.Q. Recorded in Book No. 10, pg. 147, 08 Jun 1823.                 
In addition to numerous other Dykes, George Dykes was enumerated in the 1790 census of Orangeburgh District, SC:                       
1790 census of Orangeburgh District, SC:                       
Dykes, George       2 white males over 16                 
7 white males under 16                 
4 white females                 
One daughter had married Elias Holley and was not included in his household and son David was living a few doors down from his father in 1790. The 2 males over 16 were probably George Dykes and his son James; the 7 males under 16 may have been: William, Henry, George, Jr., Isaac, Jordan, Daniel and Elias Dykes. It was likely that the 4 females were a daughter who married William Bolen, a daughter who married Benjamin Harrison and his wife Mary.                       
1800 census of Orangeburgh District, SC, pg. 303:                       
Dykes, George       1 male over 45, born abt. 1755                 
      1 male 16-26, born 1774-1784                 
      2 males 10-16, born 1784-1790                 
      2 males under 10, born 1790-1800                 
      1 female under 10, born 1790-1800                 
      1 female 10-16, born 1784-1790                 
      1 female over 45, b. abt. 1755, wife Mary                 
      1 slave                 
The sons, James, George, Jr., Isaac, and Daniel had married since the 1790 census and were enumerated as heads of their own households and 2 more sons had been born to George and Mary Dykes.                       
George Dykes evidently moved to Pulaski Co., GA around 1809 according to information found in the Marks & Resigtrations Book, Pulaksi Co., 1809-1881:                       
George Dykes, 17 Oct 1809                       
James Dykes, 17 Oct 1809                       
Daniel Dykes, 07 May 1813                       
At that time it was very important to record cattle marks and brands as the cattle generally roamed free within a given space; consequently, George and his son, James, registered their cattle marks on the same date, indicating that they were both in Pulaski County at that time.                       
George Dykes died around 1818, leaving a large estate and 13 slaves in Capt. Pace's District as evidenced by Blair (1926):
Jas. Dykes & Henry for the estate of George Dykes, 13 slaves, 337 acres, District 22, No. 56, Tax $4.48, 1818 (pg. 121)           
1. 06 July 1818, James Dykes and Henry Dykes, Admrs.                 
William Bryan, Benj. Harrison, William Bowling, Elias Dykes, securities in the amount of $25,000.                 
2. Minutes 1818-1841, pg. 31. On application of the sons of George Dykes, deceased, ordered that they have leave to sell the Negros belonging to said estate.
3. Book of Returns, 1827-1841, pg. 189. A true appraisement of all the estate, both real and personal of George Dykes.
The probate of George Dykes' estate was not completed until 1829.                  
The heirs who receipted for their share, 03 March 1823 were:
Joshua Dykes
Mary Dykes
Jordan Dykes
Wm. Bryan
Wm. Dykes
George Dykes
The heirs receving from the estate on 03 Jan 1825 were:
Jacob Hughes
Elias Holley
Elias Dykes
John Bryan
George Dykes
John Dykes (son of David)
The heirs receving from the estate on 19 Jan 1829 were:
Elias Dykes
Nathan Dykes for Hyram Dykes
Hiram dikes
John Dykes
Benjamin Harrison
Shadrick Dykes
John Bryan
Abegail Dykes (prob. wife of David) - (NOT wife of David)
There were probably more papers in the estate package that have not been viewed by this writer at this time. Some of the children of George Dykes were deceased at the time of the probate of his estate and some had moved to another state. From an examination of the 1790 and 1800 census records, George and Mary Dykes had a total of 10 sons (maybe 11) and 5 daughters.                 

George died without a will-See estate records of Pulaski Co. Ga.-Sons James and Levi Henry were appointed administrators with a bond of $25,00.00 and Benjamin Harrison as Security. Childrens shares shown in papers. George was an Inferior Court Judge in Wilkinson Co., Ga. elected to a four year term in 1817 but his health forced him to resign in 1818 (See Wilkinson Co., History).

Legal Records of Warren County, Georgia show:

George Dykes in 1794, one poll, 395 acres, joins Curry in Captain Devereaux District, Warren County, Georgia.

Legal Records of Laurens County, Georgia show:

George and family evidently moved to Pulaski County, GA around 1809, as per information found in the Marks & Registrations Book, Pulaksi County,1809-1881
George Dykes, 17 Oct 1809
James Dykes, 17 Oct 1809
At that time, it was very important to record cattle marks and brands as the cattle generally roamed free within a given space. George and his son, James, registered their cattle marks on the same date, indicating that they were both in Pulaski County by that time.

George Dykes, Key 25, pages 217-218, September 29, 1808---Shadrack Flewellen of Warren County, sold to George Dykes of Warren County, 22nd L.D., L.L. # 302. $800.00. Witnesses T. Persons and Isaac Ball

George Dykes, Key 3, page 26, August 1810--- Dykes appointed Justice of Peace in District #1, replacing Alexander Blackshear, resigned.

George Dykes, Key 26, page 152, March 11, 1811---Ambrose Smith affidavit, before Justice of Peace George Dykes, attesting to the Johnson to Butler land sale of January 1811.

George Dykes, Key 27, pages 124-125, June 20, 1811--- Daniel Simon of Wilkinson County, sold to George Dykes of Laurens County, 18th L.D., L.L. # 230, $150.00. Witnesses: William Jackson and Justice of Peace Abel Polk.

George Dykes, Key 27, pages 242-243, June 25, 1811---George Dykes of Laurens County, sold to John Fullwood of Laurens County, 18th L.D., L.L. #230, $125.00. Land originally drawn by Moses Williams, who sold to Daniel Simon, who sold to Dykes. Witnesses: Lock Boyette and Justice of Peace Adam Jones.

George Dykes, Key 26, page 153, July 6, 1811---Benjamin Evans affidavit, before Justice of Peace George Dykes, attesting to the Johnson to Butler land sale of February 1811.

George Dykes, Key 27, pages 41-42, November 28, 1811---Alexander Stringer of Laurens County, sold to Jesper Hester of Laurens County. 22nd L.D., L.L. # 356, $700.00. Land originally drawn by William Murphy. Witnesses: James Johnson and George Dykes.


George Dykes, Key 3, page 46, August 1812--- George Dykes named as Commisioner in District # 5.

George Dykes, Key 49, pages 7-8, October 1812--- Plaintiff was John Mooney. Defendent was Henry Shepard. Witnesses for plaintiff were George Dykes and Robert Rosier.

George Dykes, Key 29, pages 204-205, December 12, 1812--- George Thomas of Laurens County, sold to John McMillan of Laurens County, 2nd L.D., L.L. # 268, 50 acres of land originally granted to Benjamin Taliaferro. $100.00. Witnesses: Eliot Thomas, James Thomas and Justice of Peace George Dykes.

George Dykes, Key 1, pages 40-41, January 1814,---On application of Green Wood, Administrator for the division of the Estate of Willis Brazeal, the court ordered George Dykes, John Thomas, Jethro B. Spivey, Henry Shepard and Elijah Blackshear to divide the estate.

George Dykes, Key 3, page 66, August 1816---Eason Allen named Commissioner of District # 5, in place of George Dykes.

****George Dykes died in 1818.****
Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal show:

Notice is hereby given...that we shall apply on the first Monday of January next, to the Court of Ordinary of Pulaski County, for leave to sell the negros belonging to the estate of GEORGE DYKES, deceased. Signed...James Dykes, Henry Dykes...Adms.

Laurens County Sheriff's Sale
1820, on the first Tuesday next, Lot 110/18th Dist., levied on as the property of Isaac Bayett, to satisfy executions or fi-fas in favor of Administrators of GEORGE DYKES

These Dykes were also in Laurens County Legal Records:
1) Warren Dykes--- witnessed a land sale October 4, 1813
2) Feby Dykes--- married Harvey Hardeson on December 31, 1815
3) John Dykes-- sold land on August 22, 1823--His wife's given name listed as Rebecca

In 1818 James and (Levi) Henry Dykes filed tax returns in Pulaski County, Georgia for the estate of George Dykes, 13 slaves, 337 acres in District # 22, Lot # 56, Tax $.484 1/4
Burial: Pulaski County, Georgia7
Census 1: 1790, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, pg. 100
Census 2: 1800, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, pg. 303
Property 1: Feb 11, 1773, Received Royal Land Grant of 100 acres in Orangeburg District, South Carolina
Property 2: Aug 1772, Applied for Royal Land Grant in South Carolina
Will: Jul 06, 1818, Probated


DYKES DANIEL G Jackson 9W 4N 20
DYKES DIXSON Jackson 7W 3N 31
DYKES ELIZABETH Washington 14W 1N 8
DYKES HENRY Gadsden 2W 3N 23
DYKES ISAAC W Holmes 15W 5N 12
DYKES JACOB H Gadsden 2W 2N 2
DYKES JACOB H Gadsden 2W 3N 17
DYKES JACOB H Gadsden 2W 3N 22
DYKES JACOB H Gadsden 2W 3N 23
DYKES JACOB H Jackson 8W 3N 13
DYKES JAMES G Washington 14W 1N 6
DYKES JEFF Washington 16W 3N 32
DYKES JOHN D Washington 14W 1N 8
DYKES JOSEPH E Gadsden* 1W 2N 7
DYKES JOSEPH E Gadsden 2W 2N 12
DYKES JOSEPH E Gadsden 2W 3N 34
DYKES JOSEPH Jackson 10W 4N 22
DYKES MOSES Jackson 8W 4N 26
DYKES SHADE A Washington 14W 1N 6
DYKES THOMAS J Jackson 8W 4N 34
DYKES WILLIAM H Jackson 8W 3N 13

More About G
Fact 1: Sources from "Harrison Heritage", by Laura Barker Mortensen
Fact 2: Source- Clera Ethel Dubose Dykes Bible
Fact 3: Source obtained Mrs. Bernice Toole, Dykes descendent, Greensboro, Florida

More About M
Fact 1: 1820 Pulaski County, Georgia Census
Children of G
  i.   FELIX5 DYKES, b. Barnwell District, South Carolina.
  Notes for FELIX DYKES:
Census 1: 1810, Pulaski County, Georgia
Census 2: 1820, St. Felecia Parish, Louisiana, pg. 79
Census 3: 1830, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, pg. 61
Census 4: 1840, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, pg. 287
Military service: War of 1812 from Pulaski County, Georgia

Felix Dykes may have been a son of George Dykes. He was in the 1810 GA census of Pulaski Co., pg. 9, as Phelix Dykes. Being in the same location indicates that he was probably      a son, also, as he was not old enough to be a brother to George Dykes. Felix Dykes also fought in the War of 1812 from Pulaski Co., GA (Box 47, Pulaski Co. Militia, War of 1812, Telemon Cuyler Collection, Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Lib., University of GA). Felix Dykes was living in St. Felecia, LA in the 1820 census, pg. 79. By 1830 he had moved to St. Helena's Parish, LA and was enumerated there (pg. 61) as being 40-50 years of age, with one son 15-20, 1 male 5-10, 1 male under 5, 1 female under 5, 1 female 10-15,
1 female 15-20 and 1 female 30-40. A probable son, Jacob Dykes, age 20-30, was living close to Felix. In 1840 (pg. 287), Felix was 50-60 years of age (b. 1770-1780) and had eight children and a wife, age 30-40.

  More About FELIX DYKES:
Fact 1: Veteran--War of 1812

16. ii.   MARY DYKES, b. Barnwell District, South Carolina.
17. iii.   DAVID DANIEL DYKES, b. 1771, Barnwell District, South Carolina; d. November 02, 1818, Pulaski County, Georgia.
18. iv.   JAMES RILEY DYKES, SR., b. Bet. 1770 - 1775, Barnwell District, South Carolina; d. April 06, 1842, Pulaski County, Georgia.
19. v.   GEORGE DYKES IV, b. Bet. 1775 - 1785, Barnwell District, South Carolina.
20. vi.   ISAAC DYKES, b. Abt. 1779, Barnwell District, South Carolina; d. January 08, 1815, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
  vii.   SABRA (SABRY) DYKES, b. Abt. 1779; m. WILLIAM BRYAN, 1799.
  Notes for SABRA (SABRY) DYKES:
Macon County History. 135:
"TRAVELERS' REST" The Baptist Church - The Poplar Springs (afterwards Travelers' Rest) Baptist Church, was constituted on the first day of September, 1832, with nine members: William and Elias Bryan, Daniel Saunders, Sabry Bryan, Margaret Rouse, Elizabeth Young, Esther Easterlin,
Nancy Lewis and Harriet Saunders." "At the December conference of the same year [1832] Rev. Henry Dykes was chosen pastor, and continued so for four years."
About 1842, the Poplar Springs Baptist Church withdrew from the Houston Association and joined the Rehoboth, and changed the name from Poplar Springs to Travelers' Rest baptist Church.
On Page 137 - BEULAH CHURCH - The Church of Christ at Beulah, Macon County, Georgia, was constituted on the second Saturday in December, 1828, by a Presbytery composed of Henry Dykes and Isaac Norris and belonged to the Echeconnee Association. Constituting members were: [Male Members] John McKenzie, Elijah Burnam, WILLIAM BRYANT, Jesse Pittman, [Female Members]
Mittie McKenzie, Chloe Burnam, SUBRY BRYANT, Nancy Pittman Margaret Rouse.
This church, a small log house, was built on Horsehead Creek at Snell Crossing, and given the name of Beulah. WILLIAM BRYANT and Jesse Pittman were elected the first deacons

Obituaries from the Christian Index Baptist Newspaper
William Bryan
>From the issue of December 1, 1853
Page 191
"It is appointed unto all men once to die." Hebrew: 9:27. Accordingly our venerable and much beloved brother William Bryan died on the 9th of November, 1853, at the residence of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ady Bryan, in Sumter county, Ga., in the 66th year of his age. Bro. Bryan was a native of North Carolina, moved to Georgia at an early age and settled in Washington county. He joined the Baptist Church of Christ in 1812, and was soon after ordained a deacon, which office he used well and purchased to himself a good degree, and great boldness in the faith. He moved to Houston county in 1828, and was constituted in the present Travelers Rest church, in his own private house, in 1832, of which church he
remained an orderly member and much esteemed by his brethern until his death. It can almost be said of brother Bryan as of Enoch of old, "he was not for God took him". On the morning of his death he got up as well as usual, and walked out a short distance from the house and was seen to fall by his friends and when they got to him his spirit had winged its way to dwell with angels and the spirits of just men made perfect at the right hand of God, where we are told are pleasures for ever more, and in his presence, where is fullness of joy.
"Clasped in his heavenly Father's arms,
He did forget his breath;
And lost his life among the charms
Of so divine a death."
Our brother is gone to the grave, but his name and his example as a meek and humble follower of the Savior will long live among us. In conclusion, we think it enough to say, there was none that knew him but love him.

Mr. Stephens,
I was directed to your website by a kind lady. I am very much interested in your Dykes info. Wow! You have done such a lot of good work. Very impressive website. Thank you.
I am descended from Sabra or Sabry Dyke who married William Bryan. William Bryan/t came from NC was in Washington GA, possibly Pulaski GA, then Houston (by 1828) which became Macon GA. He was a bapt minister. An exerpt from the History of Macon GA and his obit (he died in 1853 at age 65) tell us that he was a constituting member of the Travelers Rest Bapt Church in Macon GA and that Henry Dykes, brother of Sabry/Sabra Dykes Bryan was the preacher.
I notice that Levi Henry Dykes (George, William, George) who died in Sumter GA about 1840 is listed on your website. Could this be the same Henry Dykes who is listed as a brother to my Sabry? I find his widow Sarah listed in 1850 Sumter GA right next to my ancestor Ada Bryan/t.
I have the exerpt from the History of MAcon GA and also a copy of his obit. I know nothing else about Sabry Dykes Bryan/t. She had obviously died before William because she was not mentioned in his obit. He died at the home of his daughter in law Ada Bryan/t who was my ancestor.
Any help you can give me will be very much appreciated. Or if you can connect me to someone who might know more about Levi Henry Dykes that would help too.
Thanks in advance for your time.
Sheila from Alaska
"A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots."

21. viii.   LEVI HENRY DYKES, b. 1783, Barnwell District, South Carolina; d. May 31, 1843, Sumter County, Georgia.
22. ix.   JORDAN DYKES, b. Abt. 1789, Barnwell District, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1857, Florida.
  x.   WILLIAM DYKES, b. Abt. 1790, Barnwell District, South Carolina.
  Notes for WILLIAM DYKES:
In 1830 Al Census, Washington County.

Census: 1830, Washington County, Alabama, pg. 80
Military service: War of 1812

??? Who is this???
Dykes, William N. - administrator of John E. Dykes
Dykes, William - guardian of A(???), Angelina and James R. Dykes

William Dykes (son of George) witnessed and proved a deed made by his brother Isaac (son of George) in Orangeburg District, SC, 11 Dec 1806. He moved with Isaac to lands west of the Pearl River and settled in St. Tammany Parish, LA by 1812 (American State Papers, Folio J84:031, pg. 444). He also fought in the War of 1812. Little else is known about him. He was living in Washington Co., AL by the 1830 census, along with several other Dykes':           
Pg. 80       William Dykes, age 40-50 (b. bet. 1780-1790), 2 males 15-20, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 5-10, 1 male under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 40-50.     

Pg. 81       Samuel Dykes, age 30-40 (b. bet. 1790-1800), 1 male under 5, 1 female 20-30, and 1 female 50-60 (prob. Mother-in-law)     

Pg. 82       Joseph Dykes, age 20-30, another male 20-30, 1 male 15-20, 1 female 15-20, 2 females 20-30, and 1 female 50-60.     

Pg. 82       William Dykes, age 30-40, 1 male under 5, 1 female 20-30.     

The 1850 LA census of Washington Co. verified that those Dykes' present in the county were from SC:           
House #374
Dyches, I. or T. (female)      age 60, b. SC
      Henry      age 25, b. LA
      George      age 29, b. LA
      Nancy      age 30, b. MS
      Annie G.      age 9, b. LA
      Nancy      age 8, b. LA

House #406
Dykes, Elias      age 42, b. SC
      Caroline      age 36, b. LA
      Anease (female)      age 16, b. LA
      Louisa      age 14, b. LA
      Laranda (female)      age 12, b. LA
      Thomas      age 10, b. LA
      William      age 8, b. LA
      Mary      age 5, b. LA
      Josephine      age 3, b. LA
      Elizabeth      age 6 mos., b. LA
      There is no doubt that Elias Dykes was the son of William Dykes.     

Fact 1: Veteran--War of 1812

23. xi.   ELIAS DYKES, b. Abt. 1794, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1870, Jackson County, Florida.
24. xii.   ELIZABETH DYKES, b. Abt. 1795, Pulaski County, Georgia; d. May 20, 1827, Decatur County, Georgia.
25. xiii.   JACOB HORN DYKES, b. Abt. 1798, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1880, Marianna, Jackson County, Florida.
26. xiv.   JOSEPH EUGENE DYKES, b. Abt. 1800, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1870, Gadsden County, Florida.

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