Tuesday, February 11, 2014

John R Sykes, Tabitha Murphy

John R. Sykes was the son of Richard Sikes and Saleta Parmer. He was born on 28 March 1841 in Barbour County, Alabama and died in 1880 in Quitman, Mississippi. He is buried in East Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarke County, Mississippi. He married Tabitha Murphy. He had changed the spelling of his surname from Sikes to Sykes.
John R. Sykes' Grave Marker
Tabitha Murphy was the daughter of Osmus Blakney Murphy and Elizabeth Newby. She was born in 1844 in Alabama.

They had four children:

John Sykes was born in 1865 in Alabama.

Thomas Richard Sykes was born on 8 March 1867 in Tennessee and died on 9 June 1934 in Quitman, Mississippi from an auto accident. He is buried in East Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarke County, Mississippi. He married Verda Mae Edwards. He fathered ten children: Etta Lizzie, James Slater, Lloyd Clayton, Willie Mae, Freddie, Thomas Hayward, Coyt Shaeffer, John Burl, Alton, and Mary Lou.
Thomas Richard Sykes' Grave Marker
Beulah Sykes was born in 1875 in Mississippi.

William B. Sykes was born in 1878 in Alabama.

1 comment:

  1. Thomas Richard Sykes, was my Great Grandfather.. I am his son Alton's granddaughter.

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