Biography of Philo S. Skyes
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Sykes, Philo S., was born in the town of Lewis, Essex county, March 24th, 1816. He remained at home engaged in farming pursuits until 1838, when he went west and stayed until 1843. In 1854 he was married to Miss Harriet E. Stafford. Children, one living, Herbert W. Mr. Sykes's parents were David and Persa (Nicholson) Sykes. David was a native of Vermont, came to Lewis about 1800 and settled on the place now owned by Mrs. Julia Cross, cleared it up and continued to live there until his death.

From:
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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