Biography of John H. Sikes
Madison County, NY Biographies





Sikes, John H., p. o. Canastota, was born in Waterville, Oneida county, N. Y., October 26, 1801, a son of Daniel and grandson of Judge Reuben Sikes of Somers, Conn.; his brother, J. Warren Sikes, started the first stage in the United States. Daniel Sikes was born in Somers, Conn., removed to Waterville. Oneida county, and in 1811 to Lenox. where he lived and died. John H. Sikes came to Lenox when ten years old and died there March 25, 1889; his wife was Ruth Darby of Tolland, Conn. Mr. Sikes was a farmer and brick maker; he and his wife had three children: Reuben C. of Stockbridge; Ellen L., wife of Merton Smith of Syracuse, and Nancy L., wife of McCleary Lockhart who was born in Albany county, May 31, 1840, a son of William and Sarah (McCleary) Lockhart, and came to Madison county in 1843, and later to Lenox, where he died in 1886, and his wife May 16, 1877. To Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Lockhart were born three children: Ella R., Ernest W., and Louis M.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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