1. JOHN SIKES moved to Jefferson County in 1801. In 1812 Sikes was chosen first trustee of the Presbyterian Society of Watertown. He married SALLY EATON Known child, SIKES: 2 i WILLIAM J. SIKES 2. WILLIAM J. SIKES (son of JOHN & SALLY (EATON) SIKES) became a doctor, married, and built a house on Franklin St. (then called Woodruff St.) In 1828 Dr. Sikes became a member of the Medical Society of Watertown; was "Censor" in 1836; Secretary in 1834,'35,'37,'39 and '40. He was also a member of the first Watertown band and the first "musical association." He played an instrument called a serpent and was leader of the band. One of his sons, my g,g,grandfather, went on to become U.S. Counsel at Wales in the late 1800's. I know the family remained in Watertown well into the 1900's.
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