JEFFERSON COUNTY NEW YORK

PIONEER SIKES/SYKES FAMILY


 
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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